Tag: Songs

‘SHADOWS & MAGPIES’

A Magpie’s Loss I never got to see the event, I just got told about it. There’s a single storey extension at the back of the house. It has a flat roof. On the flat roof there’s a bird bath kept full of water so that any number of bird species can drop by, have

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EASTSIDE 1981

‘Discernible Connection’ by Zoolon A couple of weeks back I mentioned that I’d post my tribute to Francesca Woodman, the amazingly talented photographic artist whose work didn’t make it big until after she had committed suicide, in New York, in January 1981, aged just 22. The tribute is in two parts. The first a song

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‘THE PIGEONS ARE SWITZERLAND’

Cover Art by Zoolon Zoolon’s brand new five track EP was released earlier today. For this collection of mixed genre songs, I have brought together three lyrical pieces, an instrumental as well as a piece of pure sound art, the latter being the title track, ‘The Pigeons Are Switzerland’. There’s a long story behind that

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‘AVIDITY’ – YOUR POEM PUT TO SONG

‘Too Good to be True?’ – unknown sculptor I’ve just returned from the Walloon region of Belgium where – at least I think I’m right – every word in the local dialect begins with a ‘Z’ and most words have at least 72 syllables and the letter ‘B’ is a rare inclusion. Odd and hardly

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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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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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