“If all we have is right now, what happens when you don’t know what to do with it?” And so began the most confusing time of my life. You see, for many years, I had pursued one goal. Fueled by an artistic bent and great ambition, I wanted to become an awesome rock star. I went some way to achieving that – a big fish in a very, very small pond – but, the closer I got to the Ultimate Goal, the more I realised I didn’t want it. Like most of us I plodded along, thinking it would be OK in the end, this was just a blip and I would rediscover my passion. Except I didn’t. 2014 was set to be the year everything came to a head. The Universe intervened and life as I knew it was set to change. Dramatically. It was the beginning of the kick-up-the-bum I needed, toward a goal I didn’t yet know, on a playing field I did not understand. I was confused. I didn’t know what to do. My head hurt. So I decided to write things down. To better understand my predicament, I documented the last four years of the band (from the moment I thought I was at the bottom of the ladder looking up, when, in actual fact, I was at the top of the ladder looking down), whilst exploring the events that have shaped me, my circumstances, my predicament. Oh, and there was also the matter of the the not too disagreeable £80,000. It wasn’t meant to be a book. But it became one. This one. I hope you enjoy it
LORD ZION is best known as his role in the UK rock band SPiT LiKE THiS where he was the band leader, main songwriter and vocalist. Several singles, EPs and albums were released during the band’s career – hitting the number one spot on Amazon and Top 10 in the UK rock charts. Many prestigious support slots on tours and festivals in the UK and Europe followed. Around the same time he started the band (alongside long-term partner-in-crime Vikki Spit) a alternative clothing company, SMELLYOURMUM.COM, was created. Millions of hits and hundreds of thousands of unique slogan T-shirts later, the brand is still going strong and enjoys a unique position in the hearts of the rock, punk and alt community. More recently, movies have taken a hold after the band appeared in some lo-fi horrors. Thinking “I could do that”, Zion wrote, produced and directed a comedy horror MEET THE CADAVERS. He also appears in BLAZE OF GORY: SNOW and directed some addition scenes for the BLAZE OF GORY anthology.