Tag: Art

‘THE WORDS & THOUGHTS OF A DYSLEXIC MUSICIAN’

(Cover art by Rachel Carrera) I was going to give this book the title, ‘Things That Happen to Me When I Glaze Over’ or ‘Pieces of Me’. Both of those were more or less accurate but, in the end, I decided upon ‘The Words & Thoughts of a Dyslexic Musician’ because that is what it

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UNDER A YELLOW SKY

‘Magic Glue’ by Zoolon I made quick pen and paper notes while I was in Belgium, hoping I could read back what I wrote. My handwriting is useless. The photo above I took from ground level in a wild garden in a town called Braine Le Chateau. Here’s a few of the random words I

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‘TIME ITSELF’ & MUSHROOMS

  ‘One Day Soon’ by Zoolon For once, body pong levels and smelly breath weren’t too bad in the queue at the post office yesterday even though it was a hot day. Maybe my own breath wasn’t too good as I’ve been adding a lot of garlic to my mushroom cooking. Worrying, as I’m addicted

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RED MIST & EMPTY BOXES

‘Empty Boxes’ by Zoolon All along the coast I keep seeing empty boxes no one lives in or ever seems to use. All around the towns I keep seeing homeless people sleeping in shop doorways. A bit like the Jewish proverb, ‘A penny is a lot of money, if you haven’t got a penny’.  In

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SHOPLIFTERS & SIGNWRITERS

‘The Face of Summer’s Shadow’ photo by Zoolon No idea who painted the graffiti A while back, I’d gone into a Poundland store for a carton of milk. Not thinking, I asked the girl at the till how much she wanted for it. She sighed, looked at me like I was an idiot, raised her

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1860 – ‘FRANCE HAS GOT TALENT’

‘Summer Storm in Pas-de-Calais’ by Zoolon The first song ever recorded. That’s a big thing. These days, we take our music for granted forgetting that before we were able to capture sound all there was, was live music and birdsong. No piece of music could be duplicated exactly the same as each performance of even

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ONE PIECE OF FRUIT & AN ICEBERG

(Me at home with the Lilliputians) This is true. Not so long ago after uni I worked for a while in a café. I’m not made for the catering trade. I glaze over too easily. One morning the owner asked me to go into town and buy an iceberg. At the time I remember thinking

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A SMALL DOG & RUDYARD KIPLING

‘How much? Seriously?’ – Cute dog. No price tag. The other day, a day when shadows were having a rest, I was trying to get a clear head before going back to recording my new stuff, so I took a walk around the next town along the coast from where I live. I can’t claim

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THE TIN MAN, SNOWFLAKES & A POEM

‘Chasing the Sun’ by Zoolon I oiled the creaky hinges to the door into the eaves of my attic studio today and for the first time understood why the Tin Man out of The Wizard of Oz had such an addiction to oil. Saturday morning, I woke up to a curtain of snowflakes charging horizontally

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BITTERSWEET & THE TICKING CLOCK

Photograph by Richard Mosse using a thermal imaging camera This type of camera is mainly used by the military Mosse used one to capture images of refugees   I’d been putting it off for a few weeks, then a couple of days ago I decided to man up and get a haircut. The barber I

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