musicology #0731

word/sound/power #1

Prince Malachi – Trodition

rolling out a selection of personal favourites on themusicologist over the next few days/weeks/months in an effort to keep the wolves from ‘the door’. after all, what better way to soothe the ‘savage beast’ than with sweet music…

first up is this top drawer piece of roots courtesy of Prince Malachi. Released on the Roots Hitek label in 2006.


musicology #0730


10:40am September 24/2014.

With a heavy, broken heart and intense struggle I managed these final words as I watched my beautiful 19 year old daughter slip away…with this song playing in my soul.

John Coltrane – Part 4 – PSALM

“In YOUR light I learn how to love,

In your beauty how to make poems,

You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you

but sometimes I do and THAT sight becomes this art”

Today is the final day of my ’30 Day’ musicologyMass and tribute to Constance.

ALWAYS in my heart, soul and thoughts kohzu..with eternal love Dadzu x

Until we meet again x x




Anouar Brahem – L’Infini Jour

“When a relationship of love is disrupted, the relationship does not cease. The love continues; therefore, the relationship continues.” Eternally x



ahymnforcon #34

Jackie Mittoo and Winston Wright – Guiding Light

“Be like a branch of a tree; flex your body to face ‘wind of sorrow’; flex little harder to dance in the ‘wind of happiness’.”  – Santosh Kalwar


musicology #0727

ahymnforcon #33

Alhaji Kwabena Frimpong & his Cubano Fiestas – Kyenkyen Bi Adi M’Awu

(Come Back My Love)

“Un-winged and naked, sorrow surrenders its crown to a throne called grace.” x


musicology #0726

ahymnforcon #32

Doreen Schaeffer – This Love

“It means much to have loved, to have been happy, to have laid my hand on the living Garden, even for a day.”

it means SO much .. thank you kohzu x


musicology #0725

aHymnForCon #31

the Gaylads – Joy In The Morning

“Some of you say, “Joy is greater than sorrow,” and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater.”
But I say unto you, they are inseparable.
Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.” ― Kahlil Gibran,



musicology #0724

aHymnForCon #30

Eleni Karaindrou – Prayer

“And then it was, that grief and pain made themselves known to me as never before. Note this, because I knew the full absurdity of Fate and Fortune and Nature more truly than a human can bear to know it. And perhaps the description of this, brief as it is, may give consolation to another. The truth is, you cannot prepare anyone for this, nor convey an understanding of it through language. It must be known. And this I would wish on no one in the world.” – Ann Rice


musicology #0723

aHymnForCon #29

Maceo and all the Kings Men – I Remember

“The depth of the feeling continued to surprise and threaten me, but each time it hit again and I bore it…I would discover that it hadn’t, (yet), washed me away.”


musicology #0722

aHymnForCon #28

Ensemble Nipponia – Esashi Oiwake

(Song of Tribute)

“As every flower fades and as all youth

Departs, so life at every stage,
So every virtue, so our grasp of truth,
Blooms in its day and may not last forever.
Since life may summon us at every age
Be ready, heart, for parting, new endeavor,
Be ready bravely and without remorse
To find new light that old ties cannot give.
In all beginnings dwells a magic force
For guarding us and helping us to live.
Serenely let us move to distant places
And let no sentiments of home detain us.
The Cosmic Spirit seeks not to restrain us
But lifts us stage by stage to wider spaces.
If we accept a home of our own making,
Familiar habit makes for indolence.
We must prepare for parting and leave-taking
Or else remain the slaves of permanence.
Even the hour of our death may send
Us speeding on to fresh and newer spaces,
And life may summon us to newer races.
So be it, heart: bid farewell without end.”


musicology #0721

aHymnForCon #27

Anouar Brahem – Cordoba

“Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time.”
–  Jorge Luis Borges


musicology #0720

aHymnForCon #26

Gene Allison and the Israelite Travellers

– Send My Child Home To Me

365 days ago a light went out. One of the FEW that brightened up my life and turned all my grey skies blue..I was there when that light took her first breath of life and there when that light took her last breath of life. The, (greatest) Joy and the (greatest) Pain.

“Fire tests gold, suffering tests brave men” – Seneca

Hold this one Kohzu and, please, if you can … wait for me … x


musicology #0719

aHymnForCon #25

Tlahoun Gessesse – Selamtaye Yedres

Music, when soft voices die,
Vibrates in the memory;
Odours, when sweet violets sicken,
Live within the sense they quicken.

Rose leaves, when the rose is dead,
Are heap’d for the belovèd’s bed;
And so thy thoughts, when thou art gone,
Love itself shall slumber on….

how I miss you kohzu x

musicology #0718

aHymnForCon #24

Johnny and the Attractions – Young Wings Can Fly

“There is an hour of the afternoon when the plain is on the verge of saying something. It never says, or perhaps it says it infinitely, or perhaps we do not understand it, or we understand it and it is untranslatable as music.”
― Jorge Luis Borges


musicology #0717

aHymnForCon #23

Stevie Wonder – Blame It On The Sun

…… “But my heart blames it …. on me”


musicology #0716

aHymnForCon #22

Donnie Elbert –  Can’t Get Over Losing You

“Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.”


musicology #0715

aHymnForCon #21

Nolan Strong and the Diablos – Since You’re Gone

“He waited, listening with deep enjoyment, for the end of the sonata. In the still, twilit corridor it sounded so lonely and unworldly, and so brave and innocent also, both childlike and superior, as all good music must in the midst of the unredeemed muteness of the world.”


musicology #0714

aHymnForCon #20

Mulatu Astatke – Tezeta

Cats who know what ‘Tezeta’ represents understand.

“Again and again, however we know the landscape of love,
and the little churchyard there, with its sorrowing names,
and the frighteningly silent abyss into which the others,
fall: again and again the two of us walk out together,
under the ancient trees, lie down again and again,
among the flowers, face to face with the sky.”


musicology #0713

aHymnForCon #19

Denise La Salle – One Little Thing

“Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything.”

CONis 2012

musicology #0712

aHymnForCon #18

Paul Weller -Moon On Your Pyjamas –

Sweet child you’re a dream in disguise … x

our tune kohzu x

NOV 2009