Tag: Writing

A CAT IN SYRIA

9am – Saturday’s early morning clouds dish out a warning that a better than average, but not all that when it comes to serious storms, Storm Jorge is on his way (you can just see the coast of France on the horizon – in sunshine! – if you look hard enough) 10am – Yesterdays death

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MAKING DRACULA REDUNDANT

‘Bono’s Worse Nightmare’ I’ve been watching the new take on Dracula on the TV. I’m two episodes in. It’s not brilliant but I score it OK. The thing is the writers have missed a trick. To be certain to save yourself from Dracula you have to remember to carry a crucifix around with you at

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TWO FACES

‘China Album Cover’ On the one hand it’s been a good week as I’ve just got my music into China. Hopefully the bespoke for ‘China only’ album ‘All Winter Long’ will be heard there via all the major streaming platforms. That’s the plan anyway. On the other hand, I’ve got the flu and and can’t

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NOTHING COMES FOR FREE

‘Etaples Military Cemetery, Northern France’ – 5 years ago Nothing comes for free in times of war You even have to pay for an unmarked grave Don’t know your name but I can’t ignore The price you paid for the life you gave CASTAWAY Respect Copyright © 2017 Zoolon Audio.  All rights reserved.  Unauthorised copying,

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LETTER IN A BOTTLE

‘Claudette Colbert still from Cecil B. DeMille’s ‘Cleopatra’ movie 85 years ago’ He was thinking to himself that he’d never written a letter. A proper letter, using a pen and paper. A letter he would write, sign and post. He decided he’d have a go although the absence of pre-emptive text was worrying him. His

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THE SECRETS OF THE BLIND

Sky and sea and you and me and tall ships left behind Echoes of the days before Planet Earth was undermined Those with blinkered eyes that see never change their mind They never think to take time out and ask the secrets of the blind I think this number, the title track from my album

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‘HEEBIE JEEBIE & MISS MONEY SPIDER’

‘Scarecrow’ – Artist Unknown ‘Children’s Story?’ Even though writing, to me, is nearly always about composing lyrics, someone bet me that I couldn’t write a children’s story. Odd. All credit to writers. It’s not easy without a melody to hide behind. Whether this counts as one, I’m not sure. Anyway, I gave it a go.

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OVER THE TOP

^My pal Adam celebrating his victory^ I put a pic of me just about to lose a game of pool on the blog a couple of posts back (see below for a repeat performance). What I’d forgotten at the time was that I had with me at the point of my defeat, my Go-Pro. That’s

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HYPNOTISING THE SNAKE

‘View From Above’ Strange things happen. Take yesterday. I’m invited to join the parents for breakfast at a café overlooking the sea. I get these invites once, sometimes twice a week. Sat outside, the sun shining for once, you can see France clearly on days like this. I’m eating my poached eggs on toast. We’re

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THE FORGOTTEN DAUGHTER OF ZEUS

I would have liked to take a photograph of the sign in the shop window that read, ‘OUR BIKINIS ARE EXCITING. THEY ARE SIMPLY THE TOPS’ but couldn’t as I was told about it rather than saw it for myself. Anyhow, my new album, ‘THE FORGOTTEN DAUGHTER OF ZEUS’ is, as of today, out there

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