Tag: Songs

THE LOWEST POINT OF MY LIFE

‘The Exmoor Ponies of The White Cliffs’ by Zoolon The other day I saw this Japanese tourist girl taking a selfie stood next to a petrol pump at the garage down the road. I thought, ‘why?’ She seemed happy enough though. There was no madness in her eyes. Maybe she thought it was a vintage

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TRACEY SEAGULL & A MEMORY STICK

‘Tracey the Seagull’ by Zoolon I met Tracey last week when I was crossing the Channel from Dover to Calais on the way to Dunkirk. When she posed for this photo I had no idea just what a freeloader seagull she was. After the photoshoot, outward bound, just outside of Dover Harbour, Tracey had a

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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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A BALD HEAD & AN iPHONE DEAD

(a pic I once took with my now dead iPhone) Until I dropped it and watched it die, I never realized that my iPhone was my external brain drive. It stored all the things my brain never got to handle or know about.  I tried to resuscitate it. No luck. Dead iPhone. Then the strangest

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SHE’S JUST A SHADOW ON A WALL  

(artist unknown) ‘I walked out this morning and I wrote down this song, I just can’t remember who to send it to’ From the song ‘Fire & Rain’ by James Taylor, 1970 When writing lyrics for acoustic songs it’s sometimes easy to get stuck for words that fit the melody or vice versa. A bit

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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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OLDER AND WISER

TURNING A POEM INTO A SONG I recently had the privilege to be commissioned by the gifted poet, lovely lady and WordPress blogger, Vivian Zems, to turn one of her poems she’d written called ‘Older and Wiser’ into a song. Vivian decided on the genre for the composition and that was all I required. I

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ALL WINTER LONG

There’s always something random, surreal even, to be seen if you keep your eyes open. I got up at silly o’clock yesterday to go the cinema to catch the new Star Wars movie. The older, large bloke behind me in the queue to buy tickets got himself a triple scoop strawberry ice cream cone…really! It

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OBSESSION’S NOT A PERFUME

 It’s a logical conclusion No time for turning back Obsession’s shut the door on you That’s a thing they call payback   Obsession’s not a perfume It’s just a self-centred private curse An ever-growing cancer You’re not the cure; you’re not the nurse   You’re in denial about the gathering up Of all the hearts

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WHEN A POEM BECOMES A SONG

I trade both online and offline as Zoolon Hub. I’ve recently added another new product to my business aimed mainly at others in the music industry. However, I thought some of you poets or lyricists out there might (or might not) also be interested in the product – especially so if you are not a

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