Tag: Creativity

THE ART OF FROST – ON CARS

Most days this winter are either freezing cold and rainy, or just plain horribly cold with frost everywhere. Generally the frost is just a white cloak, nothing special. However, yesterday when I thought I’d give the cars – not being used hardly at all because of the lockdown – a run before the batteries die

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CHASING ONE MORE DREAM

‘The squirrel knows everything’ I was just guessing at numbers and figuresPulling the puzzles apartQuestions of science, science and progressDo not speak as loud as my heart’ From ‘The Scientist’ by Coldplay In trying to write a basic verse as the basis for an American country style lyric, it didn’t go to plan, hence I

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A HAT FULL OF SONGS

‘Charleville-Mézières Poster Display’ I guess like any art form sometimes you have to look back to places where creativity came easy – back to when words and melody were best mates – to when a hat full of songs pretty much created themselves. Looking back at photos of personal memories and things that made you

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‘LAUGHING AT THE MOON’

WHEN A POEM BECOMES A SONG This song, ‘Laughing At The Moon’ belongs to the acclaimed poet & writer, Kathryn Duff. A truly lovely lady. Above is Kate’s song, ‘Laughing At The Moon’. I hope you enjoy. I had the privilege of working with her providing the melody, vocals and production for this number that is

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MARILYN, THE PAPARAZZI & PLANET MARS

‘Not my lucky day’ – read on! I tried my best but couldn’t find the photographer’s name for this, so I can’t credit it Weeks and weeks of rain. Every now and then some hailstones; every other day early morning frost. So, totally unexpected, on Christmas morning here in South-East England, sun – zero wind,

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LOOKING FOR REASONS

It was pretty cold Sunday morning. I drove over to the town of Deal to take a long walk around the place and reflect on the last few days. If I’d left it another half hour I’d of got soaked. The main thing was that the sea could see I was struggling for reasons –

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PEOPLE

‘It Wasn’t Me’  Politicians get on my nerves. Their promises rain down like confetti at a wedding but mostly never happen. Some are great liars, others just feed on the lies. PEOPLE Harry lives in a cardboard box behind the Eiffel Tower Alice sits in doorways hoping for hard currency in exchange for a wilting

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GUITAR JAM; VOLUME 2

‘GUITAR JAM; Vol. 2 – Zoolon Audio Backing Tracks’ My new album, ‘Guitar Jam; Volume 2’ has been released on Bandcamp. This album is not just for songwriting guitarists but also can be used for writers as background music to their projects and videos, as well as being ‘listening’ music for anyone who likes having

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‘CREATIVITY ON TAP’

‘Refugee Flower Living on the Streets’ ‘A Bloom of Jellyfish’ ‘No Chord is Safe’ ‘The Oldest Multi-Organ Animals on Earth’ Below, the full 3 hour album ‘Guitar Jam, Vol. 1 – Zoolon Audio Backing Tracks’ on sale at Bandcamp for £6.50 or whatever equivalent price in other currencies in the land where you live. These

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‘A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS’

I’ve taken a sidestep from composing just songs and instrumentals recently, and added ‘backing tracks’ as a new ‘Zoolon’ product. The objective with the backing track videos I’ve made is to assist guitar players and/or songwriters in creating their own songs via my posts on my YouTube Channel It would be a major help to my

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