A HAT FULL OF SONGS

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‘Charleville-Mézières Poster Display’


I guess like any art form sometimes you have to look back to places where creativity came easy – back to when words and melody were best mates – to when a hat full of songs pretty much created themselves. Looking back at photos of personal memories and things that made you think generally works.


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‘Musée La Coupole – Holocaust Exhibit’


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‘Boulogne-sur-Mer – view from the ramparts of The Old Town’


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‘The Ardennes – Gowns designed by Madame La Guillotine?’


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‘Inside The French Tree of Creativity’


Here’s a piano piece from my RAINBOWS END  album. The album is mainly songs with just a couple of instrumentals, of which, the number ‘Castaway’ is one.


If you’re interested in my inexpensive PROMO VIDEOS FOR AUTHORS  hit the link here or aim at the one at the top of this blog.


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


If you are looking for all my other music then you’ll find it to download on BANDCAMP or you can stream and/or make a playlist of it on SPOTIFY


If you’re thinking about new t-shirts and similar for the summer, you might be interested in ZOOLON’S MERCHANDISE


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PLACES I MISS

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‘I swear it is true, the past isn’t dead, it’s alive, it is happening, in the back of my head’
Agnes Obel


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‘And if I’m blinded, will my eyes become the planets?’
Aurora Aksnes


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‘Each town looks the same to me, the movies and the factories’
Paul Simon


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‘Darkness creeps in like a thief and offers no relief’
Peter Gabriel


An old song in demo mode called ‘Rebirth’. I hope you enjoy;


If you’re interested in my inexpensive PROMO VIDEOS FOR AUTHORS  hit the link here or aim at the one at the top of this blog.


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


If you are looking for all my other music then you’ll find it to download on BANDCAMP or you can stream and/or make a playlist of it on SPOTIFY


If you’re thinking about new t-shirts and similar for the summer, you might be interested in ZOOLON’S MERCHANDISE


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GEETHA’S NEW SONG

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‘Remember how we used to fly away sometimes’ – a line from Geetha’s new song
Artwork by Duy Huynh


Once more I’ve had the privilege of working with Geetha Prod’hom, the talented lady of more artistic skills and genres than I could ever count, per my product, POETRY TO SONG


This time her brand new song, ‘I Wanna Be With You’. To say I had magic words to work with, an understatement.


I don’t think I need say anymore. Her words (words that have that rare special feeling); her song, speaks for itself. Thanks for the opportunity to have worked with you, Geetha.


Time for the headphones, here’s Geetha’s song.

If you don’t follow Greetha’s blog already, you can find her at GEETHA’S BLOG I strongly recommend you pay her a visit.


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


If you are looking for all my other music then you’ll find it to download on BANDCAMP or you can stream and/or make a playlist of it on SPOTIFY


If you’re thinking about new t-shirts and similar for the summer, you might be interested in ZOOLON’S MERCHANDISE


On behalf of Geetha, Copyright © 2020 – Geetha Prod’hom. All rights reserved. Unauthorised copying, reproduction, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting prohibited.

MR ANGRY’S PLAYING FIELD

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I’ve written a few protest songs before.  Generally mine are not angry songs. It’s not how I’m made. However, this one I’m playing around with is singing well enough, but singing angry. Maybe that’s the way it should be sometimes?

ONE LESS INNOCENT

Guns and souvenirs

No wasted bullets, just wasted tears

As shots ring out the big man sneers

He takes no notice of honest fears

 

To the refrain of abusive jeers

And poor excuses no one hears

They pull the strings, the puppeteers

The firearm freaks, the profiteers

 

Cries for help fall on stone deaf ears

Who cares if death finds new frontiers?

Who cares that under a gravestone she premieres

On the ‘One Less Innocent’ stage of slaughtered peers?

Here’s an example of one of my regular style protest songs. This one is from the ‘Dream Rescuer’ album that hopefully makes its point without any anger. It’s called ‘Ticking Clock’. I hope you enjoy;

Stupid things make me laugh. This is a true story. So I’m in the smelly post office. As ever a long queue. The only good thing about being in a queue is you get to listen to people chatting. In front of me two blokes. One says that he’s sick and tired of rowing with his wife all the time. He says to his mate, “I’ve told her time and time again we need to find a level playing field.” His mate agrees and says, “Perhaps you both will find that level playing field when you go on holiday. A break always helps – you know, a change of scenery and all that. Where is it you’re going by the way?” Mr Angry with his wife replies, “We’re hiking up in Welsh mountains’.” His mate says, “Well you ain’t going to find a level playing field up there it’s all hills.” Like I said, stupid things make me laugh.

Finally and probably the best lyric of all time, although you might not agree unless you’re a Gooner like me. An Arsenal classic originally from the Invincible years – before my time sadly – and just perfect after beating Newcastle ‘1 – 0’ in the first match of the new football season last Sunday. Class act.

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‘SUMMERTIME MADNESS’

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SUMMER DIED ON A SATURDAY

You gave safe passage to your demons

When the darkness came to call

Waved ‘goodbye cruel world’ and whispered

“Why stumble when I can fall?

I’ll be the ghost who comes to haunt you

The one who’ll own your every waking hour

And when you’re trying to ‘rescue dreams’

Your sanity I’ll devour

That’s the price you pay for breaking

This heart you once held dear

From here and till the end of time

Memory of me will never disappear”

 

You gave safe passage to your demons

But I couldn’t move on and never say

The words I wrote for your epitaph read

‘Summer died on a Saturday’

Here’s my original ambient electronic song by the same name, ‘Summer Died on a Saturday’.  I hope you enjoy;

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‘Zoolon, his guitars 100 miles away, is having a think

somewhere in Birmingham just minutes before trying

to write a traditional type poem instead of a lyric

 – this weird poem’

birm8 (2)‘Saturday just gone – the day Summer died’

 Zoolon in Stratford Upon Avon being extra nice to his ancient old mum

trying to convince her he is the reincarnation of Shakespeare

and that if she had any heart at all she’d give him his inheritance right now

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THE PERFECT MAZE

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It’s funny what happens when you start playing around with an acoustic guitar with just a phrase in your head. This time it was, ‘Darkness at Dawn’. Sometimes it works, most times not. This time, I think I might have a skeleton lyric. Right now I need new lyrics as the instrumental album is ready for release once the Christmas/New Year bit is properly over.

Darkness at dawn

As the night overstays

Darkness at midnight

In a cradle of graves

Darkness the key that fits any lock

Darkness the wonder that lover’s forgot

 

Darkness the mother of shadows and rain

Darkness the deliverer of pain without gain

Darkness the witness to all that is wrong

Darkness the destroyer of love and its song

 

Darkness descends, murders all in its path

Darkness a bloodbath with no aftermath

Darkness you’ve jailed all my yesterdays

All my tomorrows in your perfect maze

 

Darkness, darkness why do this to me?

Darkness, cold darkness just let it be

Darkness I know that you cannot see

That undoing the lock will free the devil in me

 

Darkness at dawn

As the night overstays

Darkness at midnight

In a cradle of graves

Some music. Staying with the winter theme, this one is called ‘All Winter Long’. I hope you enjoy;

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