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.


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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


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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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PLACES THEY HAD BEEN STRANGERS IN

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In a sentence on a comment on my blog the romantic, smexy style author Shehanne Moore had written the words ‘Places they had been strangers in’. I really like that line. It tells a hundred stories. Kindly, she told me I could use it. That’s just what I did. If you don’t know her blog I recommend you check it out – it even has talking hamsters.  Anyhow, here’s the beginnings of a lyric;


Places they had been strangers in
Places where they could start again
Thinking of the now and then
They close their eyes and count to ten


Yesterday, long after midnight
In a bedroom full of bright moonlight
He found he had no words to write
Found he’d lost his appetite


She’d left behind her coat and cat
Her front door key and old straw hat
How the hell she forgot that
No good ever comes of tit-for-tat


Tomorrow’s smiles a sure win-win
He plays his guitar to her mandolin
Yesterday’s slanging match no mortal sin
Just places they had been strangers in


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Here’s my song ‘Solely About You’. I hope you enjoy;


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THE INVISIBLE UNDEAD

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I was up on the cliffs again, this time checking out a place called The Redoubt. I like the emptiness up there. I even got a few words together after the visit, but first I better tell you about the place and its hauntings.

The Redoubt is a fortress that was later reinforced with caponiers in the 1860s to counter the perceived threat of invasion by Napoleon III. It was home and workplace to the regiments of the British Army for over 150 years. A great many soldiers died here. This place was the scene of tragedy. It is these circumstances which are believed to be the root cause of hauntings.

We could not have found a more clinically pure venue to investigate with no other access available, no passing persons, no wildlife, no insecure doors or windows and no interference from power or light sources yet we encountered a host of unexplained noises from the loud and forcible to the quiet and serene. Light sources were not always explainable. Drafts and feelings were explainable.

What are we left with? A number of totally unexplained noises in a building that had no facility to make them on its own.”

Source: Ghost Connections


Next, my words – perhaps the beginnings of a lyric for a song sometime.


In the darkness you can hear them
The ones who never got away
Blood on chalk, pain then death
But the soul, it don’t decay


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They sing the ballad of the unnamed soldier
When the Sun has gone to bed
They won’t be going home again
The invisible undead


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Lost love, lost limbs and broken hearts
From fighting in a war
The blackness is their prison now
Locked up behind an unlocked door


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You’ll hear them, never see them
If you ever pass by their clifftop cell
The invisible undead, the invisible undead
Outside the gates of Hell


Music wise, the closest I can get to the Invisible Undead is a piece of sound art I made a few years back called ‘March of The Dead’. I hope you enjoy;


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THAT DAY CAN’T COME TOO SOON

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‘Morning Sun on hottest English day’


Nothing matters this side of midnight
When fading shadows go chase the moon
I hope one day you’ll understand that
That day can’t come too soon


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‘Empty Bar, Red-hot Day’


I captured visions of the blackness
Two dimensions are fine by me
Up above hidden stars are restless
Until the dawn put pay to their destiny


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‘Cruiser with no place to cruise’


The clouds are resting some place
Sad shadows never reached the moon
The Sea God sacked all of his white horses
The sun a terminal hot air balloon


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‘Pigeon Hotel’ 


Nothing matters this side of midnight
When fading shadows go chase the moon
I hope one day you’ll understand that
That day can’t come too soon


Here’s an odd thing – especially so for an instrumental. I got advised that this piece, ‘The Forgotten Daughter of Zeus’, the title track on an album of mine, got thirty-one plays in The States in just a couple of hours last Thursday. Ultra odd. With that in mind here it is. I hope you enjoy;


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ONLY THE WINNERS RUN WILD

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A Zoolon aside: In 55 BC Julius Caesar and his Roman army turned up in Dover ready to invade Britain. However, Caesar overlooked the cliffs from which the locals were lobbing giant boulders down at him.  Thinking to himself, ‘I don’t need this’ and without a Plan B he gave the invasion a miss.  Yet a year later in 54 BC he solved the problem by landing at a sandy beach up the coast – the rest is straight roads and history.


A day in the death of the soldier
A dream in the life of the child
Maybe, before the war he should have told her
Only the winners run wild


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The water mirror meets reality


Listen to the west wind serenade you
From the east you’ll hear a symphony
Big man’s deaf ears are out to betray you
To the percussion of the battlefield timpani


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Tomorrow is another day


A day in the lost life of the unnamed soldier
A nightmare for the fatherless child
Sad days as you never got to hold her
Hold your breath, only the winners run wild


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Only the Winners Run Wild


‘Tick Tock’ a song from my ‘Pigeons Are Switzerland’ album. I hope you enjoy;


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STARLESS MYSTERY

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‘Drama’


Most everything we see becomes theatre
A wild sea the ocean’s one-night-only stage
Up above, storm clouds dancing to the gale’s orchestration
And on the shoreline it don’t need any seating to engage


An audience of strangers who never bought a ticket
This show, the dark clouds have put it on for free
Eyes wide open until the standing ovation
A curtain call for a starless mystery


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‘Melodrama’


And I’m feeling alright come tonight, come the morning
And I’m feeling alright staring at a restless sky
And there’s never going to be a replay or brand new season
I’ll never know if the story was the truth or just a lie


Time for some music. A fierce number to match the dark sky. It’s called ‘One Man Band’. I hope you enjoy.


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A SILVER RAY OF LIGHT

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In the corner of the sky
Through the window of my mind
Looks to be a silver ray of light


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To the shiver of a nightmare
Not asleep and not awake
If you hang around you’ll get the last invite


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To the library of dreams
The home of honest schemes
And wild things that only come out when it’s night


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You try to get away
From the demonic creatures at play
Whose only purpose is to cause you fright


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Someone won and someone lost
But you can never count the cost
All that you can do is hope the morning sun shines bright


Some music. You might have heard this one before. It’s just been commissioned for a second year of global plays in well known shopping outlets, international banks and business places plus it is regularly featured on a number of radio stations worldwide. A nuisance hardly anyone pays royalties. The song, ‘Devil’s Kiss’. I hope you enjoy;


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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.


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


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THE VIEW FROM ABOVE

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‘The Way Back Home’


Just across from me is a place called the Western Heights. It’s now just a local nature reserve, but once during the Napoleonic Wars in the 1860’s, its vast defences were designed to protect Dover from French invasion.


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It’s been said that the Western Heights of Dover were one of the most impressive fortifications in Britain.


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They comprised of a series of forts, strong points and ditches, designed to protect the country and was reputed to be the ‘strongest and most elaborate’ fortification in the whole nation.


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These days it’s a place to walk, to think and to check out the panorama…maybe dream.


Some music. K2 is high up like Western Heights only massively higher. Here’s my number ‘K2 Night’. I hope you enjoy.


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