ven (2)Source: Chicago Tribune

‘Barbed wire used properly can be a beautiful sight’, so said the man who ought to know better. Really?  It might be when used as an art-form but not in the context you used it, mate.

Whatever, those cruel words got me thinking; got me composing a new piece for the new album. It’s an ambient instrumental reflecting the slow, hopeful journey toward what desperate migrants see as a kind of paradise, as well as what will probably be a tragic end to their exodus in the not too distant future. All they’ll find at the end of their rainbow is the disappointment of ‘Hotel Barbed Wire’ (…Such a lovely place, Such a lovely face* – not) and armed soldiers guarding the borderline blocking their way.

In writing this number I’ve purposely not let it reveal any emotion of anger. I’m not making any judgments in composing this piece. I simply want it to map out their progress across foreign lands ending in a refugee ‘crisis moment’ that needn’t happen but likely will. I hope I’m proved wrong. Anyhow, its entitled, ‘Barbed Wire’.  Music to lie back and get the vibe? I hope so;

I mentioned in my previous blog post that I’d made it into the Top 20 on ReverbNation’s UK chart. As of now I can report that Zoolon sits at No. 5 in that UK chart, plus making a significant dent in the top 100 Global chart. WP support has played a big part in this. Thank you. I even treated myself to a new guitar, a Fender Vintage Blonde American Special Telecaster to celebrate this and a few other things that have gone my way lately. My Vintage Blonde shared my bed last night. She struck a chord. True‘ ish. I’m thinking it might be time to shift some of my other guitars. Maybe, maybe not.


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*Apart from the lyric sample from The Eagles, Copyright © 2018 Zoolon Audio.  All rights reserved.  Unauthorised copying, reproduction, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting prohibited.



  1. You are one with a true heart Lord Zoolon.
    And that is so exciting , you making the charts. well, you can’t keep a good guy down for long , coupled with great lyrics, your music truly rocks.
    More fame to you.

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      1. You are welcome, Lord Zoolon.
        With focus and dedication and that good heart of yours, you are going to make it.
        Am happy to be cheering you on the way. And so is the whole WordPress community.

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    1. Thank you. I find it odd that people want to protect their ‘own’ – whatever that is – yet would protect their ‘own’ better if they showed compassion for those who come from a different land in a state of meltdown. Mostly I think the human race is selfish. Maybe I’m wrong. Thanks again ~ George

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  2. Many different feels passing through while listening to this, whales talking, church, isolation, determination, strength. Powerful all. Congratulations on Reverb Nation and on the new Fender!

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  3. Hey hey, you ever find yourself in the good ol’ Midwestern state of Wisconsin, I shall take you to Milwaukee and the big Les Paul guitar exhibit in the Discovery World.

    Your must made me think of a desert, of a small group standing on its edge, the heat turning their legs into an indefinite wavy haze. What trials lay ahead are still uncertain.

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    1. I’ve just finished my first composition using the Fender. Furnished it a moment ago. I’ve listened to it that many times I’m not sure about it, but that happens on every song I’ve written. Quality guitars are fantastic things, they have their own character. As far as the migrants are concerned I hope Trump shows them a bit of compassion. Desperate people need friends not enemies ~ George

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    1. Thank you, Marleen. The man in question worries me. He should be setting the standard as the bloke who is basically the leader of the free world. Anyway, thanks again ~ Zoolon aka George


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