AN EMPTY HALL

This spoof mag cover from about ten years ago was found in a pile of old stuff. I’d almost forgotten it, and my long hair and glasses back then when making music was just that – making music.


AN EMPTY HALL


I never saw the crossroads on last year’s map
Should I take the left turn or the right?
Straight ahead all I can see is a never-ending trap
As the sun shuts its eyes and says ‘goodnight’


That’s the time the dreams open a doorway
Grey shadows all dressed up in colours black
I’d swap my dreams for those shadows any day
Dreams seem so much better looking back


‘Time Out’ for now stares me in the face
I need space like you need drink and food
I don’t want to leave you without a trace
And join the broken, workless multitude


Indifference on the menu for tomorrow
I locked a daydream away just yesterday
Circumstance is an empty hall show
A place where shadows smile and look away


Larry’s given up the old guitar
Kate the mandolin
And Finn sold his accordion
No more ‘Busking in Berlin


Regarding the mentions in the above, first, my piece, ‘Time Out’ then next an old song of mine, ‘Busking in Berlin’. I hope you enjoy;


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GINNY

Photography by Bjorn Looss –  Model is Guinevere van Seenus

GINNY


It wasn’t the dragon
It wasn’t Merlin
It wasn’t the jester
Nor his old tambourine


It wasn’t the French knight
They called Lancelot
Nor evil Morgan le Fay
And the fall of Camelot


Dark Age’s disasters
Round table no more
Le Morte d’Arthur
Lady of the Lake came ashore
She took care of Excalibur
Kept it safe under water
Away from the wars
Away from the slaughter


It wasn’t because of a battle
Nor a lost wedding ring
It was his lady Ginny
Who broke the heart of Arthur, her King


She shouldn’t get blamed though
She just loved two great men
Love has its drawbacks
In the now and back then


Some say it’s all fiction
Or was just a dumb game
But one things for certain
Nothing would be ever the same


I have to admit I’m into Arthurian legend lately. Reading is about the only plus coming out of corona virus. I don’t think this lyrical style verse will ever make a song, but who knows what direction I’ll take when the world’s back to normal.


Next, probably my favourite song for all sorts of reasons. It’s from the Irish band Villagers and it is what I’d call a complete number. It’s just a shame it wasn’t mine.


Here’s one of mine. A weird instrumental called Barbed Wire from my The Forgotten Daughter Of Zeus album. I hope you enjoy;


If you’re interested in my book of lyrical verse, ‘LOOKING FOR REASONS’ (above) is available on Amazon, either as a paperback or on Kindle. The UK link is below. Outside of the UK, just type in ‘Zoolon Audio’. The purchase prices have been cut right back, hence they’re not expensive. On Kindle Unlimited it’s even free!


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TOY TOWN HAS LOST ITS SOUL


It may seem like Toy Town
When you’re looking down from up above
But in reality what you’ll find there
Are the lovers and the unloved


Like anywhere else around the world
Opposites attract
North and south and east and west
There’s no argument, it’s a fact


Umbrellas for a rainy day
Sledges for the snow
Barbeques come summertime
Autumn Bonfire Night’s multi-coloured show


But now the streets are empty
Corona virus has control
For lovers and the unloved
Toy Town has lost its soul




My last blog post was all about my new book, a book full of lyrical verse and short stories. It’s called, ‘LOOKING FOR REASONS’. I guess there’s no harm in mentioning it again. If you are interested, ‘LOOKING FOR REASONS’ is available on Amazon, either as a paperback or on Kindle. The UK link is below. Outside of the UK, just type in ‘Zoolon Audio’. The purchase prices have been cut right back, hence they’re not expensive. On Kindle Unlimited it’s even free!


Time for some music. This one is called ‘Summer Died on a Saturday’. Looking back, it seems I guessed right with the title. It’s a number from my album named ‘The Forgotten Daughter of Zeus’. I hope you enjoy.

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A FREE-VIEW SKY


A FREE-VIEW SKY


‘I think I’ve played this game before’
Said the dreamer to the realist
‘I get to close my eyes and count to 10
Before you shoot this guitarist?’


‘There is no time for your pointless make believe
All I want from you are facts
My world knows only black and white
And fantasy distracts
Imagination counts for nothing
The same goes for creativity that you call art
You’re a waste of space’ he said to me
Adding, ‘I’ve no heart but I am smart’


I got to open my eyes just in time
To look up at a free-view sky
Saw a rainbow and a flock of birds
Smiled and told him, ‘Art will never die
Art will live for ever
Not like you or I
Art is in everything there is
Natural or created it’ll never say goodbye’



Here’s my number from my ‘The Forgotten Daughter Of Zeus’ album. It’s called ‘Decider’. The album can be downloaded via BANDCAMP or, as I’ve just discovered (!) at AMAZON when searching ‘Zoolon Audio Albums’. I hope you enjoy;



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CHASING ONE MORE DREAM

‘The squirrel knows everything’


I was just guessing at numbers and figures
Pulling the puzzles apart
Questions of science, science and progress
Do 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 nearly gave up. It’s a storytelling genre I don’t think I’ll ever master. But what the hell, it’s winter; it’s lockdown; I’m English; it’s Christmas.



CHASING ONE MORE DREAM


“Your songs are full of sadness
You know we’ll never get along
The time has come to end this
There’s no place together where we belong”


She sent me a ‘Happy Christmas’ card
Got it in the post yesterday
Inside she’d written ‘see you whenever’
A poor excuse, a poor cliché


Looking out of my bedroom window
The sky, all shades of festive grey
That was when the card she sent
I ripped in two, then threw away


Are there really songs of happiness
That don’t sound like over-sugared cream?
I’d rather bandage sorrow
Than go chasing one more dream


Here’s a number from my ‘The Forgotten Daughter Of Zeus’ album. It’s called ‘Hidden Beneath’. I hope you enjoy.


‘The tunnel’s seen it all’


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CITY OF HEARTBEATS

‘Door to Avalon’

CITY OF HEARTBEATS


What’ll we do when it’s over and done with?
What’ll we do when we unlock the door?
What’ll we do when we crawl out of the subway?
What’ll we do if it’s not like before?


What’ll we see in the City of Heartbeats?
What’ll we see in the waves and the tide?
What’ll we see in the fields of the living?
What’ll we see with our eyes open wide?


What’ll we make of shadows as dancers?
What’ll we make of blue skies and the stars?
What’ll we make of faces uncovered?
And what’ll we make of reborn guitars?


The answer lives in that City of Heartbeats
The place where we will hold hands once more
The answer is found when she rests her head on your shoulder
No need to worry about what went before


Here’s my song, ‘Rebirth’, a song that fits these words. I hope you enjoy;



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GREY WOLF HOWLING AT THE MOON

Artwork by Dan Barrett

HOWLING AT THE MOON


It’s a pointless conversation
In a dark and empty room
You might as well go speak to
The grey wolf howling at The Moon


Searching for castles in the air
Lost in that same dark and empty room
Thinking of tomorrow’s daydreams
Praying they’ll come true sometime soon


This day, it counts for nothing
Worldwide, faces in disguise
In the clear sight of the invisible
Makes for sad eyes and sad goodbyes


Was it written in the stars
Or dressed up in some new tune
Those pointless conversations
Howling at The Moon?


Music wise the song below – one I wrote back when I was a student – fits my current mood, lost in a lock-down’s creativity free zone. The song seems it has real purpose now. I’d like to give it a new title. I hope you enjoy;



The inside of my head


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Save for the featured image by Dan BarrettCopyright © Song 2014, Words 2020 Zoolon Audio. All rights reserved. Unauthorised copying, reproduction, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting prohibited.


A MERMAID IN A FISH TANK


I’m a question not an answer
You’re a bullet not a gun
Disaster after disaster
Like a shadow on the run

You’re a mermaid in a fish tank
On a shelf against a wall
I’m the wizard without a magic wand
But I don’t care at all
Because in the dead of the night
I think about tomorrow
In the dead of the night
I trash my dreams of yesterday
In the dead of the night
Outside the locked doors of sorrow
I save my songs for another rainy day




All the pics here were taken in a place called Samphire Hoe, Kent. It’s a 30-hectare site at the foot of Shakespeare Cliff and was created from 4.9 million cubic metres of chalk marl dug to create the Channel Tunnel. A great place for scenery, peace and quiet, walks, wildflowers, birds and sea-angling.


I really don’t like it when someone takes sneaky pics of me – like this one from a few days ago before the storms. I’m posting this to win a dare. I look as miserable as sin, when all I was doing was having a think about how on earth did the line ‘you’re a mermaid in a fish tank’ arrive and ended up stuck inside my head.


I thought I’d give the new instrumental another outing while I’m still working on my new songs. It’s called ‘Herodotus’. I hope you enjoy;


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HERODOTUS & MY NEW ‘OLD’ GUITAR


I think I’ve fallen in love with my new ‘old’ guitar. I’ve even composed an instrumental with it for the new album – see below. I got it as a gift from a family friend who never used it that much. Better still it’s a rare early 1960’s Burns TR2 Guitar. The family friend had the guitar for 48 years but never really got into it as he’s a classical guitarist. Prior to that its original owner had had it for a decade from new. I’ve had it cleaned up and serviced so it can re-enter the world of music once more. It ways a ton but plays so well. From what I’ve worked out artists like Brian May and Hank Marvin played Burns guitars back in the day. It now lives in my attic studio – I just hope my other guitars don’t get the hump.


As a precursor for the new album I used the Burns TR2 to make that instrumental. It’s called ‘Herodotus’ He was an ancient Greek writer who travelled all over the place – a bit like my New ‘Old’ Guitar. I’m pleased about the way this number builds. To me every new album needs at least one instrumental. I hope you enjoy;


‘Herodotus’ is available to download for just £1 or equivalent from BANDCAMP



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A NEW MOON NEVER LIES

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A Zoolon aside: I took a few pics of the Royal Military Canal running through the town of Hythe just up the coast from me the other day. I’d often wondered what the purpose of the canal was/is. I checked out its history. It runs 28 miles more or less parallel to the sea and was built as a defence against invasion during the Napoleonic Wars with France (1793 – 1815). Work started on 30 October 1804. Digging took just 22 months but the canal was not finished and ready for service until 1812. By then the French Navy had been defeated at the Battle of Trafalgar (1805) and there was no longer any threat of invasion – which makes it a bit pointless, yet not totally pointless as the canal is now a great habitat for wildlife especially in summer when it comes alive with patrolling dragonflies, noisy Marsh Frogs and Kingfishers – not that I saw any that day.


hythe1


There’s a new star in the heavens
I saw her with my two eyes
She’s going to outdo Mars and Jupiter
That comes as no surprise


hythe3


When you look up at the night sky
You’ll see she’s wearing a flower disguise
That’s what the new moon told me
And a new moon never lies


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‘A New Star in the Sky’


If she’ll have me, one day I’ll travel with her
Give Earth my last goodbyes
Seeking sanctuary like a refugee
In a new land, a new sunrise


Here’s my song ‘Calibre’. I hope you enjoy;


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