Tag: Art

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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GOOGLE EARTH, A BUS RIDE & A BALLERINA

Ballerina Art by Shelby McQuilkin-abstract figurative artist  A couple of posts back I mentioned a mate of mine asking the most stupid question anyone has ever asked. It went like this, “How many times am I allowed to drive round a roundabout?” Although not a question this time, he’s been at it again on the stupid

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AN AFTERMATH & A PHOBIA

When I discovered it in the fridge I thought, ‘Brilliant, it may look like it’s been in the hands of a sculptor whose polished it a bit, but it’s a proper French croissant and it’s mine all mine’. The first clue that it wasn’t a croissant came when I picked it up and it weighed

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NOT AS PROMISED

Marcel Duchamp (1898 – 1968) I saw heavily armed police conduct an operation the other night.  I’d never seen anything like this before. From a safe distance, I wondered what it was all about. Drugs? Maybe terrorists? The police were there in numbers and impressively tooled up. Later, I got told that the operation was

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ZOOLON’S CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR ONE & ALL

(the artist looks to be Olbingski – I think) Since ‘Zoolon’ being on social media I’ve had quite a few requests from people asking if ‘ERASING THE 38TH’ is available to download. I’ve never included it in any of my albums previously. I’ve posted the song on this blog before so some of you will

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