HUNTING ALONE

Surreal Art by HolgaJen

HUNTING ALONE


It’s only the end
It’s where you descend
When you can’t be bothered to speak
It’s a lazy old street
And the people you meet
Are either just boring or freak


‘What made you this way?’
That’s all they can say
But you don’t want to hear anymore
You’re out on your own
Timed out and alone
And you’re eyes; they just stare at the floor


‘I’m reaching the end’
That’s the message you send
When you’ve got nothing to say
In this life game of chess
The key to success
Is actually wanting to play


A long time ago
You put on a show
And made it look like you care
Now you hunt alone
All the chances you’ve blown
But you just don’t want to go there


You keep counting down time
You don’t say a word, you just mime
Love hangs by the tiniest thread
Your ship is running aground
And the port you were bound
Remains some lost place in your head


Time for music to fit in – I hope – with the words. This one from my Rainbow’s End album.

Any musicians out there looking for BACKING TRACKS I’ve both high quality 20 track, 3 hour+ albums ‘Volume One’ and ‘Volume Two’ available to download on BANDCAMP at just £6.50 each or foreign currency equivalent.


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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 purchase prices have been cut right back, hence they’re not expensive. On Kindle Unlimited it’s even free!


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MEMORIES & NEW WORDS

Memories & new words are pretty much what my new book ‘Looking for Reasons’ is all about. Without ‘memories’ that inspire, whether they’re from yesterday or last year or ages ago, there would be no ‘new words’; no new songs. I like it that sometimes a few photographs from before trigger lyrical verse. Anyhow, here’s my short video for the book, followed by a few pics of places across The Channel I miss, but still and always will, find motivating.







If you’re 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!


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‘LOOKING FOR REASONS’ – THE BOOK

Originally from my song, ‘Liquid Truth’ – written in 2012, me a first year music student back then – these words below open Zoolon’s new book called, ‘LOOKING FOR REASONS’. They just about sum me up.

‘When will all the pieces come together,
And if I don’t like the picture am I stuck with it forever?’


Someone wrote me some kind words for the blurb for the book. Thanks for that. It reads like this;

‘Zoolon is better known as an accomplished songwriter, sound artist and musician with 5 albums to his name. He also writes in his own distinctive style. Following on from his first book entitled ‘The Words & Thoughts of a Dyslexic Musician’, the ‘LOOKING FOR REASONS’ new collection is an assortment of lyrical verses and short stories themed around today’s hapless society, it’s pluses and minuses, along with his own off-centre take on a dying planet. He’ll make you laugh, think and sometimes cry, but it will be worth it’.  


If you’re 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. Today, ‘The Pigeons are Switzerland’. 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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DANCING WITH THE SHADOWS


DANCING IN THE SHADOWS


We’re dancing with the shadows
To the heartbeat of the moon
While you’re out there doing battle
To a bygone marching tune


We’re a reality waiting to happen
No longer hiding behind closed doors
Your charisma counts for sweet nothing, my friend
When there is no mesmerized applause


We’re dancing with the shadows
To the shimmer of the sun
You’re never going to tame us now
Not me, not anyone  


Dancing with the shadows
And dreaming of the day
When truth and freedom are a given
And the silent have their say


We’re dancing with the shadows
To the whisper of the waves
Dancing with the shadows
No more graves, no barricades


Of this week’s pics only the fourth one is mine. The others are curtesy of the old man. He’s not been 100% for a while now, hence he’s not been writing nor blogging. Some of you might know him. His name is Mike Steeden and he asked me to send his regards. Anyway, we dragged him out on the only decent day we’ve had over the last few weeks. My sea pics were taken on the coastline, he’d found a place below I’d never noticed before. I liked his work more than my own on the day.





Time for some music. This week, ‘Ticking Clock’ from my ‘Dream Rescuer’ album. The album is available for download at BANDCAMP I hope you enjoy;


Lastly, one of many accidental photos from the old man – one of about thirty when he left his finger on the phone without thinking. I don’t mind being a multitude of accidental silhouettes sometimes.


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OLD LADY & HER LIGHT-BULBS

‘Pics of an angry sea & friendly clouds’

Hiding away where no one can find you is so much better than living out a pandemic locked away in a no man’s land where everyone thinks they ‘absolutely‘ must scores moral points.


The old blind lady knew that. She’d lived through wars and famine and years of the hatred of people like her, who knew stuff but couldn’t see a thing.


In the supermarket the woman on the checkout who sighed a lot told the old lady that light-bulbs weren’t essential items for blind people in lockdown. She said, “You must know you’re only allowed to buy essentials these days.”


The old lady put it to the woman who sighed a lot, that her Guide Dog could see and that was why she wanted a light-bulb. Request denied, the old lady wandered off home.


On Guy Fawkes night the explosions of fireworks scared the life out of all the dogs, cats and confused bats in the neighborhood. The woman on the checkout who sighed a lot had agreed with all her customers that fireworks were essentials.




Time for some gentle music for sad, sometimes silent, times. ‘A Life’ it’s called. It’s from my ‘Dream Rescuer’ album available for download from BANDCAMP 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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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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REFLECTOR’S REFLECTIONS

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The other day, even though it was silly hot I got up high to the part of the Western Heights where very few people go. This section of the Heights doesn’t overlook the sea, it’s the backside of The White Cliffs and a safe home for the wild things. There’s no call for masks up there. While there I got a few words together. I hadn’t expected that.


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You climbed into the mirror not the big picture
Trapped behind the looking glass you never got free
Dreams of tomorrow and yesterday’s sorrow
You could look but never could see


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In the storybook you lent me
Your autobiography with self-hate hate in mind
You told white lies to hide from the real stuff
You got best reviews from the deaf and the blind


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Hidden behind the reflector’s reflections
I guess as safe as anywhere this side of Mars
It’s a pity you’re not here with eyes wide open
Sat on the cliff edge looking up at the stars


Time for a song. It’s called ‘Silent Films’ from my Rainbow’s End album. Ihope you enjoy;


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I SHUT MY EYES & COUNT TO THREE

DOVER HARBOUR

‘A long way from home – the first living thing you’ll see’


Written in the first person and based on an interview with a refugee on TV a while back. It stayed with me.


I walked from somewhere into nowhere
As a lonesome refugee
No possessions, but in my pocket
Safe and sound, a memory


Painted pictures in the hallway
The carved initials on the tree
The storm clouds playing card games
Above the wild and windy sea


“There’s nothing sacred that isn’t secret”
That’s all she said to me
I knew the answer, but not her question
All I wanted was sanctuary
I knew the answer, but not her question
I shut my eyes and count to three


A piece of music from my ‘Dream Rescuer’ album called ‘Time Out’. I think it fits the mood and hope you like it;


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