ZOOLON & THE MOON

DSC00323A castle waiting for moonlight

According to my father this is a more or less accurate account of a conversation we had when I was 4 years old.

“Look George, there’s a new moon tonight”

“What happened to the old one, Dad?”

Nothing much has changed.

 

THE MOON HAS HAD ITS FILL (maybe, when played around with a song for future times)

Behind a cloak of man-made clouds,

A worn-out Moon takes time out for a break,

It’s lost its faith in Planet Earth,

A place of tears and of heartache,

Down there politicians swear by national anthems,

Philosophers on a line of coke,

Priests get off on looking skyward,

The poor, the poor just hope.

Let the birth-rates tumble,

Let time and tide stand still,

Don’t look back in sorrow,

It’s just the Moon, it’s had its fill.

 

Time for some music. This time, not one of mine. Beth Orton, ‘Moon’.

Here’s link to ‘DREAM RESCUER’. It costs not much, and is available worldwide.  If you fancy buying it and feel able to post a review on Bandcamp, I’d appreciate it.

Also, today I launch a new website www.zoolon.co.uk As of now it has just the first of what will be many product ranges over the next few weeks.

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About Zoolon

‘Zoolon Hub’ is the name of my business. I am a songwriter and sound artist from the UK going by the name of George Blamey-Steeden. For what it’s worth, I have a First-Class BA (Hons) in Creative Music Technology and decided to put the skills I picked up studying, plus those I taught myself to good use by running my own company. That way, I keep hold of the reins of my own creativity.

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    1. Thanks, Shey. Any time now the new site will be a new home for the sample packs, plus my music (it cuts out the commission man), video game music and more.

  1. That is a great picture , Jurg.
    Your verses always leave me teary eyed not all, but some of them. You touch the core of human issues.
    This verse is beautifully beautifully done.

      1. But would the moon be made of strong Cheddar cheese, Lady Yasmin? Knowing my luck it would be goats cheese – I don’t much like goats cheese.

      2. Why, cheddar is yum, I think. Ha ha who likes goats cheese anyways.
        We will cart some cheddar off to the moon for you.

      3. You’ll need a space ship to get there, then there’s the import duties to pay when you return to Earth with the slice of moon cheese.

      4. That would make a great photograph. It would have to be a selfie but it would go viral and with all the advertisers that would attract my piece of moon cheese would make you a millionairess.

      5. The caption on the photograph world read ‘ Zoolon’ s Cheese’ straight from the moon. Lol I am not very good with selfies but ah! I would give my right arm for the millions.

      6. Sorry, I got that a bit wrong. What I was thinking of was you when you said you’d give your ‘right arm’ away. By the way, I an 100% left-handed except for playing the guitar. As a kid my parents bought my first guitar forgetting I am left handed. The one they got was a regular right handed one which meant I had to learn to play right handed. I struggled but got there in the end.

  2. As my mom so aptly refers to me as her “Moon Child”, I love this post! I hope you decide to put music to your words. They’re wonderful. Love your response to your dad. Classic!!

      1. If you think about it there’s a great multi-meaning metaphor using the eclipse of the moon. As you thought of it I obviously won’t nick it. You should have a go with that one.

      2. I think most things have been done before. When writing this I almost wrote ‘don’t look back in anger’ – had to get rid of the ‘anger’ bit straight away.

  3. Dear zoolon!!d moon is forever for us because it is symbol of our love’s feelings,hopes n dreams.it is not for poltician or priests because they have not heart.our earth n d moon will dance n romance forever because they are made for each other.

    1. You are right Aruna, but sadly there are humans out there with no idea the damage they are doing to the planet, and the poor moon has to look down and see what they’ve done.

  4. Wonderful written zoolon!! Dt old building at france r seeing d changing shapes of moon since many centuries.d moon is symbol for dt as love,tears ,hopes n dreams.beautiful poem.

      1. It was only a prison for the years the English were in control of the area. The views from the top of the castle were amazing.

  5. The moon is calling you… It says you have words that extend beyond our world.. they are otherworldly.. Over here the sky is hazy lately because of forest fires in another part of the province and some nights the moon shines orange…

    1. I had a relative in Adelaide (sadly dead now) who talked about the summer fires and once he sent a photo from 2 weeks after the fires and all the new roots were coming through again. I wasn’t very old at the time but remember that photograph well.

  6. George, congratulations on the launch of the new website! Terrific photo, wonderful perspective looking up from down below, perfectly played. The moon tends to be associated with romance, yet here it illuminates truths that seem too unsightly to be seen by the sunlight. A profound piece, I hope the future holds a spot for your words as a song. ~ MRE & C

    1. I never thought of that, Mia. That the romantic moon would take time out to protect its polar opposite, the sun. You say, ‘it illuminates truths that seem too unsightly to be seen by the sunlight’ – that is a masterclass in observation and of discovery of a metaphor lost to the writer. I nominate you to take over the world and make it a better place.

      1. Hi George, the Sun and Moon are a bit like Salt and Pepper, they’re married to each other in a magical yet ironic way. Thank you, can I give the nomination back? Otherwise, I fear we would be… “living by the light of the full moon”… indefinitely.

      2. I think your version of ‘living by the light of the full moon’ would be a million times better than Trump’s alternative take on the same subject, Mia.

  7. Congrats on your new site. Super lyrics here – I’m eager to hear the music you compose for them.

    Since I recently had an online chat with your dad, I especially liked the way you started the piece. Thanks for sharing that little story.
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

    1. Thank you. He’s a surviving relic who can at least plug in a PC to a power socket. Beyond that he’s on my case all the time asking how to ‘this and that’. Never let him an iPhone!

      1. hahaha. 🙂 That’s what he told me.

        Careful kiddo – you’ll be a relic some day too, if you’re lucky (and if you take even 6 months to travel “device-free,” you won’t be able to work whatever they come up with by then either – lol). Keep your Karma clean.

        I was a sys-admin – back in the olden days – and my iPhone makes ME crazy too! “Intuitive” means “what you’re used to.”

        I’m jealous that your Dad has YOU! 🙂
        xx,
        mgh

      2. Thank you, nice thoughts; kind wishes. My only objective in life is simply to be creative musically, and to achieve that all I need is to keep making a few quid to survive. So far, so good. I’ll let the old boy be the former PI and take all the accolades.

  8. As one currently raising two four-year-olds, such a conversation sounds quite accurate…and the premise for a good story, actually…hmmm….now you’ve got me thinking of something, perhaps a short, or a bit of flashfic…

      1. Oh heavens, yes. Blondie will talk about how each hill is where the world used to end until the world grew more. Bash stuck one of Blondie’s winter hats on his head, held a flashlight up to his forehead, and shuffled around the house declaring “I’m a train!”
        And Biff…hmm. He doesn’t really say strange things. He just gets angry when anyone else flushes the toilet–apparently that’s HIS job.

      2. As a kid I liked the film Carry on Screaming. It was a cult hit because of the lavatory attendant. Biff maybe has a career sorted out already?

  9. Very nicely done. Politicians snorting coke….
    The whole thing reminds me a bit of the space trilogy by C.S. Lewis, especially “that hideous strength”. In it, the bright side of the moon that faces us is inundated with cracks and craters because in facing our planet it has become cursed by its evil (just a metaphor but cool). I love your idea of the moon being ashamed of Earth. Awesome

  10. It’s just the moonshine having its sate
    Love that crease
    As Sheldon Always
    deliberate kiddo – you’ll be a relic some solar day too, if you’re prosperous (and if you subscribe to even 6 months to traveling “device-free,” you North Korean won’t be able-bodied to oeuvre whatever they number up with by then either – lol).

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