THE DAUGHTER ZEUS FORGOT

FORGOTTEN

‘Zeus’s Forgotten Daughter’
Public Domain photo – no artist name given


I got this message the other day.


It read, ‘Nice work! Your song THE FORGOTTEN DAUGHTER OF ZEUS caught our attention and has made its way to the headphones of our Senior Curators. Curation is the first step towards career-changing artist development programs such as label deals, festival slots, and more. Not every song gets heard by Senior Curators, so give yourself a pat on the back!’


I’ve had a few of these before but this is the first instrumental number that’s got curated. Whether it’s ‘career-changing’ I haven’t got a clue. Even so, because of this, I thought I owed it to Zeus’s forgotten daughter to write her some words. Thinking about it, this ended up the closest to Country and Western I’ll ever get – it’s hard work telling a story in song.


To Zeus’s lonely, forgotten daughter
Hurling bolts of lightning never was her way
So the King of Gods thought she ought ‘a
Just pack her bag and go away


In the valley down from Mount Olympus
She found some place to stay
Sacrificed her supernatural status
Saved her tears for another day


She gave up on immortality
In the forest by the water spring
She hung out with the nymph squad
Discovered she could sing


You’ll find her singing in a nightclub
On the Greek island they call Crete
She signed-up for a record label
Ain’t that some feat, so sweet, so neat


Here’s the original piece. I hope you enjoy;


As ever, if any poets out there are interested in having your poems turned into songs then click here to check it out: POETRY TO SONG


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RELICS OF THE PAST

black horse‘Black Knight, Dark Day’

GET LOST

A strange voice talking at me

Says they know all there is to know

Forgetting I’m not an android

Me? I’m just a one man show

 

You can walk me to the cliff edge

I might surprise you and take the leap

One thing is for certain

I’ll never go begging at your feet

 

You say Suzie was once a vampire

Jane she played away

Emma got lost in triumph

Jessie, she had her say

 

I’m looking out for dinosaurs

And other relics of the past

I could have told you black was white

But you never asked

A piano piece I composed a while back. It’s called ‘Prohibition’. Hope you enjoy;

To brighten the day a pic from the farm cafe where I had breakfast earlier;

donkey‘Sydney the Shetland from the farm up the road’

Best ever Rolling Stones number? I’m not a great fan but I like this one;

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MUSHROOMS ON MARS

nivelles

‘Hot Chocolate Central’ – Café Culture, Nivelles, Belgium

For reasons I can’t explain I was wondering if mushrooms would grow on Mars. I never did work it out. Probably they don’t, but thinking about Mars I remembered this song I wrote. It’s one of my earlier ones. I last put it on the blog when I started with WP back in late 2016. Since then it’s been curated. It’s never appeared on any of my albums as yet but still gets streamed a lot. Here’s the song and the lyrics so you can sing along if you want. I hope you enjoy;

RED PLANET

Red planet take good care of me

Make it better than before

I’m tired of what we’re doing here

Just show me the door

 

I think I’ll take that flight – I’ll take that flight to Mars

I’ll leave this Earth behind, won’t even wave goodbye

 

I know there’s no coming back

Why would I anyway?

There’s nothing left here I want

I know there’s no coming back

Why would I anyway?

There’s nothing left to say

 

Red planet take good care of me

Make it better than before

I’m tired of what we’re doing here

Just show me the door

 

I know there’s no coming back

Why would I anyway?

The end game now is playing out

I know there’s no coming back

Why would I anyway?

Here time is running out

 

On Mars the wind blows hot and cold

On Mars there is no war

On Mars I’ll never have to ask

“What are we fighting for?”

 

Red planet take good care of me

Make it better than before

I’m tired of what we’re doing here

Just show me the door

 

Sometime in the future

I might look up to the sky

Back at where I came from

At a planet cold and dry

I think I’ll take that flight; I’ll take that flight to Mars

If you want the download enter ReverbNation via the song link above. It’s priced at £0.99 UK; $1.29 US or equivalent wherever you are.

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NO PLACE FOR SHADOWS TO DANCE

DOVER CASTLE (2)‘View from a cliff edge’ by Zoolon 

The road leading up the castle is winding and steep. High granite stone walls either side. Some ancient overhanging trees blocking the daylight. No place for shadows to dance.

Most people drive up to the castle. The tourists off the cruise liners from places I’ve never been can afford the entrance fee. A lot of locals can’t. The American’s are enthusiastic tourists. They soak up history and eat cream teas. Most other visitors mainly take selfies and never wonder why.

On my way up I saw last night’s dead badger on the tarmac. Blood and guts. Road kill for the two magpies in love to feed off and live for another day.

In the castle grounds there is a flock of sheep that aren’t like any other sheep I’ve ever seen. Weight issues or maybe just an overload of wool? Unique? Probably not. They look bored most times. Camera shy as well. They don’t hang around in flocks. I like that idea.

On a good day, Calais is clearly visible from up here. On days when the clouds hang low or the sea mist  grows high, you can’t even see the tip of your nose. The tip of my nose doesn’t interest me that much.

Most people forget to look up. iPhones have that effect. If they did look up they’d have seen that the sky was like a half drawn curtain. A hungry sun verses angry grey clouds. A stand-off. A nil-nil draw. No time added-on.

If people did make a habit of looking up they’d see at the very top of the castle, an old keep. A woman in a flowing red dress hangs out there. She doesn’t say a lot. She doesn’t do a lot. Just walks about, fretting and a bit frantic. A damsel in distress? I reckon so. An angry looking bloke dressed as a cavalier just stands there watching her like he’s issued her an ultimatum she’s not good with. They’re both ghosts. No one knows their names. I don’t think they got along then or now. I’ll maybe ask the magpies for their take on what’s going on up there. They’ll know.

Here’s an electronic instrumental I composed a while back. Today it’s for the ghost woman. It’s called ‘A Life’ and it’s from my Dream Rescuer album. I’m guessing the lady in red didn’t get much of a life;

For the last couple of weeks I’ve been reporting on my progress up the ReverbNation charts. I can now add to that. This morning I found out that Zoolon is No. 1 in the UK chart and, amazingly No. 18 in the Global chart – there are 4 million musicians on ReverbNation globally. I’m guessing staying No. 1 will be harder than getting there. As ever, my thanks to all the support I’ve had from you lovely people on WordPress. Thanks again. You’re great ~ Zoolon aka George

  • Checking it out it looks like this is one of the recent numbers that’s helped me along. It’s called ‘Tick Tock’;

The song is from ‘The Pigeons Are Switzerland’ EP which is available to purchase via the link below;

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‘THE PIGEONS ARE SWITZERLAND’

pigeons coverCover 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 title I’ll share one day.

The opening track ‘Tick Tock’ is a song primarily about violence. It’s followed by my reflective tribute song ‘Francesca’ named after the sublime photographic artist Francesca Woodman who committed suicide in the winter of 1981, aged just 22 years. Her tribute continues with the instrumental ‘Eastside 1981’, a eulogy. ‘What Remains’ is a number about life in general. Lastly, ‘The Pigeons Are Switzerland’, echoes in ‘sound art’ the concept of neutrality.

You can listen to, or buy the easy to download EP at Bandcamp. Included in the download is a PNG file of the lyrics. Enjoy ~ Zoolon

Also, for a heavily discounted price you can buy – if the idea appeals to you – my whole discography from Bandcamp at ZOOLON’S DISCOGRAPHY

Pigeons Are Switzerland coverReverse Cover Art by Zoolon

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