SNOWFLAKES AND FIRE

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‘The Sea Puts on a Show For Free’


I was fighting with insomnia when I wrote this. Couldn’t sleep. It didn’t help that The Arsenal had lost to the Chavs in a game we deserved to win. It’s at times like these words choose themselves and I keep out of their way.


The death toll is rising
Snowflakes and fire
In the tent of the future
We planned to conspire


You gave me a smile
I got lost in a dream
I haven’t got answers
You haven’t a scheme


One day on the top of death’s channel
We looked down at the ocean’s floor
And like the dying native American
You shouted out, ‘You know, there is so much more’


Holding hands as we jumped from the cliff edge
Down to the still water below
We made sure to remember what the dying man said
‘After fire there is always snow’


Here’s a number from Volume One of my Backing Track collection. It’s called a ‘DIRTY ROCK GROOVE’ – IN A MAJOR’. You’ll find them all at MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL   I hope you enjoy;


 


If you are looking for the above or any of my songs and instrumentals then you’ll find it to download on BANDCAMP  or you can stream and/or make a playlist of it on SPOTIFY


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CHARCOAL CARTOONS

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”Outside the Unknown’



DARK SIDE OF NOWHERE
Stay away from the entrance
Shut your eyes, you’re immune
On the dark side of nowhere
You’re a charcoal cartoon


Like nightmares and dreams
Lookalikes never look back
They say there’s no in-between
When you’re just one of the pack


I’ll write new a song
Dedicate it to you
With words you can’t count on
If only you knew


A heart full of hurt
Don’t mend on its own
You only find yourself
Inside the unknown


With Christmas on the way maybe Zoolon designed music merchandise might be something you’re interested in. There’s a link on the side bar of this blog (where some pics are) or alternatively, right here ZOOLON MERCHANDISE


Here’s a couple of other pics from the collection;

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‘NO-BELL PRIZE’ FOR DOOR KNOCKERS

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‘No-Bell Prize Winner 2014’
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A confession. This is true. When I was a kid about 5 or 6 years old I remember my parents talking about the Nobel Prize. At the time I didn’t really take in what they were talking about. To me it sounded like it was a prize awarded to people who had an extra special type of door knocker instead of a door bell (as in ‘No-Bell’ Prize – although to me it should always have been called the ‘Door Knocker’ Prize). For the next few years I checked out door knockers in order to see if there were any candidates for the award where we lived. I lived in hope my parents might just buy a door knocker like no other. Of course, it never happened. What a waste of my time. Sure, I felt a bit stupid when years later I found out that Nobel Prizes are selected across 6 categories, Literature, Economy, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Peace. No door knockers at all.


This story came back to haunt me this summer in France. A mate of mine was telling everyone that his sister was about to marry this professor bloke. Apparently he’s a great bloke and my mate added, “Man, has he got one big brain.” That had me thinking so I asked if the professor had a really big head to cope with his great big brain. I was being serious. I genuinely thought the professor would be a sniper’s dream. That’s when everyone fell about laughing. They had to explain to me why they were laughing. A sad moment.


Anyhow, I’ve always been a bit like on the logical front hence when I was 16 I wrote one of my first ever ‘proper’ songs. A song about myself. It’s never been anything more than just a demo recording, yet just for the fun of it here it is. First the lyrics, then below the song itself. It’s called ‘Ants in Awkward Places’. I hope you enjoy


ANTS IN AWKWARD PLACES

I’m blind to all that’s going on around me
Blind to all the secrets others share
Blind to all the politics of people
To me most things get lost into thin air


I got a monkey on my back
I got a monster under my bed
I got ants in awkward places
I got confusion in my head


So how come I get this strangest feeling
Every time the end game closes in
If I deliver up my deepest feelings
You’d see my heart is only made of tin


There’s more to life than endless celebration
More to life than gambling and champagne
More to life than the rituals of living
More to life than this most curious game


I got a monkey on my back
I got a monster under my bed
I got ants in awkward places
I got confusion in my head 


I got a monkey on my back
I got a monster under my bed
I got ants in awkward places
I got confusion in my head



All my songs are available as albums and/or single tracks via the below;


If you are interested in anything from the Zoolon music related merchandise or clothing range then click this link MERCHANDISE & CLOTHING


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IT’S LIKE YOU DON’T EXIST

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‘Cleo the Wise Owl’
She doesn’t talk that much but she did mention that
without bees, seeds & trees we are nothing. 


Songs that that tell stories are fascinating me lately. I’m not sure why, although the plus with a song is – providing the melody is a good one – that a lyricist can get away with just a few words and a decent chorus to tell his tale.  Here’s the beginnings of such a song – the basic lyric/verse to be chopped about with come the time to record.


THE BLUES DON’T GET REVIEWS


I saw you on the silver screen
Living out the dream
Praise and fame and fortune
And a low calorie regime


I wrote the song you never heard
Maybe you didn’t like the blues?
At least not the way I sung them
The blues don’t get reviews


You’re all over the social media
The newspapers want you too
On the front of every glossy magazine
Outside the paparazzi form a queue


Yet sometimes on a rainy day
Sometimes in the mist
Sometimes in a crowded room
It’s like you don’t exist


What about some music? Here’s an ‘Uplifting Grove – C Mixolydian’ from the new ‘Guitar Jam, Volume 1 – Zoolon Audio Backing Tracks’ Album available on BANDCAMP

It’s designed for musicians but works as a piece of uplifting music.



For the record it’s not just all my albums that are available for download on  BANDCAMP  these days. Now you can select and download individual tracks for just £1 or other currency equivalents. I think they call it ‘Pick ‘n Mix’.


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COUNT TO THREE

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‘Calorific Tardis’


BAD ADVICE
‘to be adapted into a lyric’


You’ve got the motor; you’ve got the SatNav and a tank full
But you’re still stuck on the inside looking out
Blind faith, too blind and blinkered to realize
The kick you get living with all that doubt


There’s a doorway to Hell or is it some kind of heaven
All you’ve got to do is turn the key
Either way it really doesn’t matter
Just close your eyes, take a deep breath and count to three


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‘Destiny’


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‘What Next?’
Note my Arsenal thinking hat


What next? What about a ‘Laid Back Grove in G Minor’?


If you want more music like this check out the album it’s from, namely ‘Volume I Guitar Jam Backing Tracks’ – it works for musicians & regular listeners alike. Below, the album itself. Just £6.50 for 3 hours and 20 tracks.



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THE MOST POPULAR DOG IN TOWN

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‘Alfie’s Back in Town’


Here’s Alfie the most popular dog – maybe the most popular living thing – in town. He’s just back on the scene after a short break recovering from an op to sort his leg out. Now he’s good to go all the old ladies are feeding him the treats they keep in their handbags just for Alfie. He’s the friendliest little bloke you could ever come across. I was so glad to see him again. A shame the owner Mel won’t let me have him as a replacement for my old dog Skipper who snuffed it a couple of years ago. Welcome back, Alfie.


No more words, just another song today. It’s called ‘Punchdrunk’ off my ‘Rainbows End’ album. I hope you enjoy;

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IN PRAISE OF SHADOWS

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‘The Magic of Shadows Set Free’


Just a song, plus its lyrics, today. It’s called ‘In Praise of Shadows’ and it’s from my first album ‘Dream Rescuer’. I hope you enjoy.


IN PRAISE OF SHADOWS

This is a song for all the shadows
Where the good and the bad both hide
A safe haven for the lost souls
Where no one takes up sides

No colours in my shadow
It just follows me around

No danger in a shadow
It’s as constant as a heart
An island in a sea of light
A restless piece of art

No colours in my shadow
It just follows me around
It never gets to fly away
It’s stuck to me on the ground

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DOORWAY TO THE ROOM OF CLOUDS

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‘Doorway to The Room of Clouds’


‘One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me
I discovered that my castle stands
Upon pillars of salt, and pillars of sand’
Coldplay


I thought I’d try something random again, just writing the first thing/things that came into my head. I’ve not done it for awhile. Here we go – fingers crossed. A letter; 


Dear Marie Antoinette aka Miss Misfit,

I painted a portrait of you. In water colours. I got them for next to nothing in a charity shop. I couldn’t afford canvas and oils. It was rubbish. I can’t paint.

It’s cold and rainy today, just like yesterday. Storms from the North Atlantic. I got soaked chasing the rainbows end. I only chased it for the pot of gold. It wasn’t there.

I never did get a replacement dog. Soon maybe. Maybe not. I wonder what happened to your toy spaniel? I never did catch its name.

Will you remember to remember me? Sometimes? Ever? Never?

I’m making a new song. Just for you. It should be finished come December. A ballad. Not quite a ballad. Acoustic, obviously. Minor chords wouldn’t have it any other way. A festive time present you’re too far away to hear. Sound travels only so far. Then it dies. The song hasn’t got a name yet.

I’ll turn this letter into a neat paper dart. I’ll aim it your way. I’m sick of posting things.

This’ll make you laugh. Some types of parking meters fascinate me. The ones that look as though they have a face with eyes, nose and mouth, but no ears. I’ve photographed some. In France, in summer, I took pics of unusual doors. One of them was a door to nowhere. If you’re looking for a metaphor there isn’t one. Not this time.

It’s a shame you talked about cakes when no one knew what cakes were. You caused a revolution. Impressive.

Best Wishes,

Zoolon aka I Hunt-Alone (mostly)


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‘Doorway to an Apple Tree – just the one’


Here’s another track from the new album. It’s called ‘Laid Back Groove – G Minor’. Even though it’s a backing track aimed mainly at other musicians it – and the rest of the numbers – stands alone and is part of that 3 hour/20 track new album, ‘Guitar Jam, Volume 1 – Zoolon Audio Backing Tracks’. I hope you enjoy;


If you’re interested the new album can be downloaded at BANDCAMP   It costs just £6.50 or currency equivalent wherever you live.


Coldplay aside, Copyright © 2019 Zoolon Audio.  All rights reserved.  Unauthorised copying, reproduction, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting prohibited.

NERO ON A GOOD DAY

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‘Fiddling While Rome Burns’
by Shena Tschofen


NERO ON A GOOD DAY
North, East, South & West
The Earth, a burning star
What’s not on fire is melting
While I sit back and play guitar


Like Nero on a good day
I talk a better game than the one I play
Our oxygen is running low

End times are underway


The big guns in their parliaments
They could sort out this mess
They won’t of course; they won’t of course
Giant ego’s never acquiesce 


Here’s another guitar jam backing track you might like. It’s called ‘Surf Pop Groove – B Major’



And here, the full 3 hour/20 track album ‘Guitar Jam, Vol. 1 – Zoolon Audio Backing Tracks’ – being instrumentals they’re also useful as background music – on sale at Bandcamp for just £6.50 or whatever equivalent price in other currencies in the land where you live;



All my other albums live there too, namely Dream Rescuer, Rainbow’s End, The Pigeons Are Switzerland, The Forgotten Daughter of Zeus &, most recently ‘Devil’s Kiss’.


Apart from Shena Tschofen artwork, Copyright © 2019 Zoolon Audio.  All rights reserved.  Unauthorised copying, reproduction, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting prohibited.

 

 

MUSIC RELATED MERCHANDISE

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This is going to sound like the unashamed marketing it is. So I’ll apologize right at the start. If you can hang in there, that would be good, and if nothing else you might want to check out my artwork on a whole host of  items via this LINK.


I’ve often wondered what else I can do with this website and what is, to some extent, the ‘Zoolon’ brand. Then I got the idea to design my own custom clothing and merchandise.


I’ve designed a mass of unique music and guitar based slogans and graphics for not just women’s, men’s and unisex tee-shirts of all shapes and sizes, but also I’ve had them printed on hoodies, leggings, socks, mugs, phone cases, pillows and tote bags.


The unusual range I have here you might like for yourself or alternatively you may think they make great gifts. If you fancy checking the clothing and merchandise out here (again) is the LINK to access the store.


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These items can be shipped to the UK, USA, all European Countries, Canada, Australia & New Zealand.


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No worries if these things bore you rigid.


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Also, I’ve now listed all of Zoolon’s published music on the widget column on the right. So if you wish to listen for free while you search you know where to look.


If you’ve hung in this far I think it only right that I say, ‘thank you’ ~ Zoolon aka George