Despite accidentally killing my special pocket compass (as mentioned in my last post), I still might get to The North Pole as I’ve now got the compass app on my iPhone.  Having said that the phone will probably need a charge every 100 meters or so if it runs true to current form and I’m not sure if they have a mass of random electric power points spread over The Artic Circle yet.

Anyway, I felt I needed a replacement inanimate friend, so I went and got one of those flash fitness watches. Not only is a flash fitness watch great when I’m in the gym, it also goes out of it’s way to get to know everything about me. I’m cool with that, although the worrying bit is that it keeps a 24/7 register of all the steps I take. When I woke up two days ago it told me I’d taken 5 steps while I was asleep. So, so odd. If that was a 5 step sleepwalk then it’s a pretty pathetic sleepwalk. It couldn’t have been an unconscious nocturnal visit to the loo as I worked out that it’s 9 steps to my bathroom – weirdly and worryingly it’s only 8 steps back to my bed (a mini time warp?).  I’m thinking about my 5 comatose steps probably more than I should.



One day, back where it begun

When I’ve undone all the things I’ve done

When I’ve paused season one’s only ever re-run

When I’ve lost at the game I’ve always won

One day, that day, I’ll smile with the sun


I read this great line ‘Smile with the sun’ on a post from Jean Lee – – she said it was OK for me to work with it as a possible beginning of a new lyric.

Time for some music. I’m still working hard on the new album, so this is one from my old uni song writing module ‘demo’ album ‘Liquid Truth’. This track is called ‘Red Mist’. I hope you enjoy;

Next, a seriously brilliant track makes me think of sunny days and skateboarding. A song with real clout, from The Cheesebergens. It’s called ‘Cool’. This is a track from their album to be released very soon. They are a family band from California. Marissa is the Rock & Roll Super Mum (a WP blogger at ) who wrote the lyric (great words worth listening to) and plays bass, husband Ides is on drums, son Jesse plays lead and on vocals the amazing, unique Angelica.   A great video as well.

The Cheesebergens aside – Copyright © 2013 Zoolon Audio.  All rights reserved.  Unauthorized copying, reproduction, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting prohibited.



28 comments on “SMILE WITH THE SUN”
  1. great post, made me smile, and you should get your fitness watch to record your location in the night…or maybe you don’t want to know?

    1. Zoolon says:

      Thanks. I should be safe. I can’t afford to have a live-in French maid or anything like that.

  2. Lord Zoo, if you do get to the North Pole say hi to Santa for me xxxxxx

    1. Zoolon says:

      I saw this documentary about polar bears being really violent. It’s got me worried.

      1. I don’t know that they are what up here we might call …couthie. x

  3. tmezpoetry says:

    If a gadget told me I walked five step steps in sleep I would ditch it to sleep peacefully in denial lol. That would seriously freak me out.

    1. Zoolon says:

      I agree, but what if I did walk those 5 steps? Freaky stuff yes – but I’ve got to know now.

      1. tmezpoetry says:

        I get it and of course I was not advocating the complete pitch of your electronics 😛 Was just sayin…

      2. Zoolon says:

        Someone suggested I get a wrist version of a sun dial and a ruler but isn’t really doing it for me.

  4. Thank you so much for your support and …try to do something about the sleepwalking!!

    1. Zoolon says:

      We musicians are loyal toward each other. It has to be that way with 1% getting 99% of the music money out there. Seriously, all the best and if you do nothing else, please make sure this song gets used in a skateboarding video from a top skateboarder.

  5. smiles galore! 5 steps while snoozing? weird. maybe you should video yourself while sleeping to investigate this? hehe! thanks for the cheery songs!

    1. Zoolon says:

      The video would be a great idea although probably x-rated and embarrassing as I don’t wear PJ’s when zonked.

      1. Ha! Fair enough! 🙂

  6. Maybe in dreams we have seven-league boots, which would stretch your 5 steps to over 17 miles.

    1. Zoolon says:

      Now that sounds good. The plus would be that I’d be able to get a job in a fairground, ‘Zoolon the Wonder Stepper’!

    2. Howl’s Moving Castle!

  7. prinxy says:

    Smiles “When I woke up two days ago it told me I’d taken 5 steps while I was asleep”
    i used to have a Nintendo 3ds that does that.

    1. Zoolon says:

      I guess I should be grateful it didn’t say I’d run a marathon.

      1. prinxy says:


  8. Christy B says:

    The repeated “s” sound and imagery of “smile with the sun” makes it a keeper of a line for sure

  9. Keep on this lyric, Friend. It’s got a touch of bitter, a touch of sweet–I can’t wait to see which will fill it more.

  10. da-AL says:

    much enjoyed – really lovely 🙂

    1. Zoolon says:

      Thank you.

  11. vivachange77 says:

    Love the rhythm of Red Mist. Interesting question about reality.

    1. Zoolon says:

      Thank you. I wrote this one ages ago just after my team, The Arsenal lost!

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