A CONCRETE FOREST ACROSS AN OCEAN

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‘The Forest of Dreams’


Walking in the middle of the forest, taking a few pics along the way, I looked up, saw a buzzard preparing to swoop down on his prey. Nature at work. Then later, thinking about racist humans at work, I couldn’t help but compare the two.


Up above the buzzards’ waiting
Singing ‘kee-yaa’ for his new love
Down below the farm and woodland
Down below the fledgling dove


He had no choice, no time to play mind games
He’ll take what he can get
Survival of the fittest means
He kills with no regret


Paradise is where the birds sing
In the trees and in the sky
Life’s a race to beat the seasons
Or else his nestlings, they will die


In a concrete forest across an ocean
A white cop kills – a black man’s dead
The police ignore his plea for mercy
“I can’t breathe” was all he said


Equality should be in our DNA
No more poor excuses nor stupid chatter
Law makers and law enforcers
Go prove that ‘Black Lives Matter’


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‘The Long Way Home’


Here’s a piece of music. It’s called ‘Barbed Wire’. 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


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DEAD DAYS, NEW IDEAS

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What does a musician do when the virus has caused the market to be as good as dead? In my case it’s about thinking of other ways of using my music in a way that has a purpose. In this case a marketing purpose – a promo video with backing music for authors. 


Better put, a creative marketing video for authors about to launch their new book, or wish to give a bit of extra oomph to a book they already have out there. For example, the one below I made for MIKE STEEDEN’S  latest book.


The Blue-Eyed Cat Promo Video from Mike Steeden on Vimeo.


Basically, all I need from an author is the book front cover and a script, say, of the book’s blurb along with audio, chosen by the author, in the form of a song or instrumental from my easy to access portfolio on BANDCAMP – all I’ll need is the song title. This way you don’t have to go paying a fortune for use of a musician’s copyright as you would if, say, you wanted background music from someone you’ve heard on Spotify or such like.


Anyhow, from that collection of book cover, author’s words and my music I can put the lot together into a video for just £35. Should an author want an original instrumental to match the mood of the book and own that piece of music for themselves then the fee is £100 simply because I’d have to compose, produce and mix and the masterpiece.


If you’re interested you can email me on this link PROMO VIDEOS FOR AUTHORS  or via the link at the top of the blog.


Here’s another one I also made earlier, again trying them out on MIKE STEEDEN


Notoriously Naked Flames from Mike Steeden on Vimeo.


Lastly, if you ever require sound for a marketing video you are making yourself or commissioning elsewhere should you find anything from my music portfolio that fits the bill or if you want me to create a bespoke composition just for you then let me know. For a inexpensive fee, to be agreed, I’d be happy to help out.


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


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THE ‘ONCE UPON A TIME’ CHAIR

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‘The Sorcerer’s Hiding Place’


Now it’s legal to escape the front door I thought I’d give it a try. I wasn’t sure if it would end up a brain dead experience or a walk in the path of pollen and disease. As it happened I came across the ‘Once Upon a Time’ Chair – see photo further down. I found myself thinking it should maybe be better named the ‘One At a Time’ Chair.


The place I visited is called The Leas, it’s got pine avenues, formal gardens and flowers blooming all year – plus it’s right next to the sea. It was OK.


Below, here’s 5 pics and 5 compositions selected from some of my albums that match each other’s mood, including 2 backing tracks. Parks need backing tracks, I think. I hope you enjoy.


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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


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I’LL SETTLE FOR ADIEU

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‘Un jour, je reviendrai’


Living proof a lyricist can get away with murder. Here’s some new words I’ve been playing around with.


Give me an illusion, a multi-coloured fusion
Give me back that sense of deja vu
Give me toast and honey, car keys and loads of money
And a guarantee that when I find you there’s no queue


I don’t need suntan lotion when I’m drowning in an ocean
And you’re dancing on the shoreline, what a view
I’ll take you to Morocco, we’ll dine on coke and taco
If you change your mind will Santiago do?


Although it might sound crazy, the truth is I get lazy
But if I can write you a brand new song I might pull through
If I can’t then I will borrow, an epitaph from tomorrow
And hope you never say au revoir ‘cause I’ll settle for adieu


Keeping up the French theme, a short piece that sounds more French on every replay. I must have been missing the place when I composed this one. I hope you enjoy.


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


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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


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JUST HEART TO HEART

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Artwork via Kimberly Gillian


‘Just Heart to Heart’, a second commission per my  POETRY TO SONG  product, from the talented lady of many skills, working across any number of genres, who goes by the name Geetha Prod’hom.


Sometimes, when working on a new song, the words get to speak aloud, telling me they want to be dressed in the music rather than share the stage. This was one of those. After a chat, the words and me settled on a cloak with an orchestral pattern. They’re rare things and I think that’s why I enjoyed the project like I did. Geetha certainly has a strong relationship with her words. Here’s the new song that now belongs to Geetha. I hope you enjoy.



That’s not all. When Geetha posts on her blog, you don’t just get the words, you also find she adds audio readings. I’ve chosen two examples here – in fairness I was spoiled for choice.  First, with the wonderful French accent that works for even those of us who aren’t fluent in French. Les Cadavres Exquis Exquisite Corpses


Next, Plains of the Free Lie


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


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FAKE IMMORTALS

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‘The Day After’ by Zoolon


A LIFE – I hope you enjoy;


Misty morning, starless night
E minor clad in grey not white


There are heroes saying nothing
There are angels staying schtum
While out there on the streets you’ll find
The fake immortals and thoughtless dumb


Each statistic, their fault
They take another life
She just lost a husband, He just lost a wife


Each statistic
Another life
Another life…


E Minor Guitar Jam – Backing Track. I hope you enjoy this one as well;


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


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MELISSA CRIES FOR CANDY

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‘I risked a pollen attack and a bout of hay-fever in the back bee friendly garden for this. Why?’ 


Like last week another older song, not yet to appear on an album. Recorded back in 2014 in a lonely bedroom one dark night, a song about day to day life. Lyrics first, the song itself follows on behind along with a pic of my unusual meal (Why+1?)


Storm clouds on the horizon
No red sky tonight
The wind blows away the magic
Of a starry, starry night


Melissa cries for Candy
Candy dreams of John
John is suicidal
On how it all went wrong


Larry plays the old guitar
Kate the mandolin
And Finn plays the accordion
They’re busking in Berlin


It’s a game of names and fortunes
A game played out in time
A game of life that ends in death
A mountain we must climb


And John’s looking out for Sally
Candy’s dreaming on
Melissa took an overdose
She does not belong here


Larry plays the old guitar
Kate the mandolin
And Finn plays the accordion
They’re busking in Berlin


Candy is the blinkered one
John has the broken heart
Larry’s getting on with life
Melissa fell apart – she fell apart, she fell apart


Finn, she won a battle
Kate, she lost a war
Candy is still dreaming of
What are we fighting for?


Storm clouds on the horizon
No red sky tonight
The wind blows away the magic
Of a starry, starry night


Larry plays the old guitar
Kate the mandolin
And Finn plays the accordion
They’re busking in Berlin, they’re busking in Berlin



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‘A Charcoal Cheddar Cheese Jacket Potato – like I said, Why+1?’


Lastly SOUND-WAVE leggings from ZOOLON’S MERCHANDISE  – not that I wear them myself, of course. Just another design I thought up. There’s a load more things on Zoolon’s merchandise – link above and at the side.

SOUNDWAVE LEGGINGS


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


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EMPTY STREETS & EMPTY ARMCHAIRS

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‘Rush Hour – Tuesday Morning 9AM’


The line, ‘Rainbow’s End stay a secret, for forever and a day’ was the line that my song Rainbow’s End was built around. Folklore has it that at the end of the rainbow there’s a pot of gold and an enchanted magical land where all your dreams come true. No one’s ever found the end of a rainbow. If dreams came true there now would be a good time to discover it – or would it just become victim to human greed?


Even though I’ve posted this song, ‘Rainbow’s End’ on the blog before, there’s no harm in running with it again. A download of the album by the same name is available on BANDCAMP


EMPTY
Every day a locked down deadpan Sunday
Every day a mountain never climbed
Every day a postcard never posted
Every day heartbeats that never rhymed


Maybe June, July or maybe never
My guitar the only living thing that doesn’t care
A window’s view, an empty still frame
No face to face, just an online love affair


Empty streets and empty armchairs
Empty funerals for those already dead
Empty songs sung with no one listening
Empty graves, empty love and empty heads


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


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DECISION NHS

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‘The Decision by Dzaet’


The doctor had to make a decision. Would it be the bloke who needed treatment for his cancer or the woman at the wrong end of COVID-19? The hospital was in overflow. Only one of the pair would get any treatment. Only the doctor could choose who.


She needed to think. She went outside the hospital. In the car park she took her last coin out of her pocket. Heads the bloke gets his treatment. Tails the women does. Both patients are 50/50 in terms of surviving. She flips her coin in the air. It lands on the grill of a drain and disappears. Splosh. She doesn’t have another coin.


Who makes the decision?
Who spells out the case
For who dies or who gets cured?
Which one will she erase?


Someone had to be castaway. The doctor’s dilemma. Here’s my song, ‘Castaway’. I hope you enjoy.


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


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