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Nubag #32 (a year in the life)

Since Our Last Goodbye – the Menahan Street Band

ConZu..Until we meet again hold this piece…Every time I hear it I feel your presence.Dad xx

“Between the dark, heavily laden treetops of the spreading chestnut trees could be seen the dark blue of the sky, full of stars, all solemn and golden, which extended their radiance unconcernedly into the distance. That was the nature of the stars. and the trees bore their buds and blossoms and scars for everyone to see, and whether it signified pleasure or pain, they accepted the strong will to live. flies that lived only for a day swarmed toward their death. every life had its radiance and beauty. i had insight into it all for a moment, understood it and found it good, and also found my life and sorrows good.” -Hermann Hesse

 

 

musicology #0763

Nubag #31 (a year in the life)

Embers – Max Richter

“To die, – To sleep, – To sleep!

Perchance to dream: – ay, there’s the rub;
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause: there’s the respect
That makes calamity of so long life;”
-William Shakespere

 

musicology #0762

Nubag #30 (a year in the life)

(Somebody) Ease My Troublin’ Mind – Sam Cooke
Second time out on themusicologist. One of my PRIMARY tunes.
One more time Cincinnati…
“I wish my baby would come and tell me…..”
“Sometimes, ‘the Lord’ just takes blessed people because they’ve filled their purpose early. Everyone plays their own song. They sing their story to the world and leave behind a melody of memories. Sometimes… their song is cut short and ends too early. But that doesn’t mean their music was any less sweet or that they left any less of an impression.”
– Linda Kage

Nubag #29 (a year in the life)

Hold My Baby’s Hand – James Brown & the Famous Flames

“The eruption of feelings and emotions that follows a near-death experience, or any event that causes us to stop and look deeply at the reality of our lives, is ripe with the potential for insight & clarity.” – Allan Lokus

Until we meet again ConZu…x

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Nubag #28 (a year in the life)

Losin’ Boy – Eddie Giles

“I began to understand that suffering and disappointments and melancholy are there not to vex us or cheapen us or deprive us of our dignity but to mature and transfigure us.”
-Hermann Hesse

 

 

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Nubag #27 (a year in the life)

Embers – Max Richter

“There’s little of the melancholy element in her: she is never sad but when she sleeps; and not ever sad then; for I have heard my daughter say, she hath often dreamt of unhappiness, and waked herself with laughing.”

Memories of you ConZu. Rest in Peace until we meet again x

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Nubag #26 (a year in the life)

Blue Night – Jimmy Beck & His Orchestra

Clear thought lodges in the Yi,
But in some lines no-one can find it.
If you don’t understand a line,
You interpret it in vain;
May as well paint a picture of the wind.

– Qiu Cheng (12th Century)

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Nubag #25 (a year in the life)

the Struggle of the Magicians – Thomas De Hartmann

“If there is any peace, it will come through being, not having” Henry Miller

Being with you brought and brings me peace Conzu x

musicology #0756

Nubag #24 (a year in the life)

Black Up – Karl Bryan & Count Ossie

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars”. Khalil Gibran

Watch over me….x

musicology #0755

Nubag #23 (a year in the life)

Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City – Bobby Bland

“Dimensions are limitless; time is endless. Conditions are not invariable; terms are not final. Thus, the wise man looks into space, and does not regard the small as too little, nor the great as too much; for he knows that there is no limit to dimension. He looks back into the past, and does not grieve over what is far off, nor rejoice over what is near; for he knows that time is without end. He investigates fullness and decay, and does not rejoice if he succeeds, nor lament if he fails; for he knows that conditions are not invariable. He who clearly apprehends the scheme of existence does not rejoice over life, nor repine at death; for he knows that terms are not final“. – Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu)

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Nubag #22 (a year in the life)

 Watch Over Me – McKinley Mitchell
“Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides”.
Lao Tzu
Until we meet again,  ConZu … eternal love, dad x

musicology #0753

Nubag #21 (a year in the life)

I’ll try something new – the miracles

3 x 7 = 21 … For those who know

Always in my Heart, Soul and Thoughts Conzu..Sometimes the reality almost crushes me but your strength sees me through.

Until we meet again x

“The Cosmic Spirit seeks not to restrain us
But lifts us stage by stage to wider spaces….”

musicology #0684

aSongforCon #23

Anouar Brahem – Sadir

requiem for Constance. always in my heart x

one from the majestic Anouar Brahem who continues to deliver pure, authentic music of the HIGHEST order. If you don’t know master Brahem I, (themusicologist), IMPLORE you to invest some time in making his acquaintance.  a body of art that, for me, is second to NONE. Only the greats are fit to help my daughter ‘cross the bridge’

musicology #0683

aSongforCon #22

Ravi Shankar, Ali Akbar Khan – Raga Bilashkani Todi

“After Silence … ”

Rest in Peace Kohzu. I Love you with every fibre of my being. x

musicology #0682

aSongforCon #21

Ann Peebles – Until You Came Into My Life

“Oh the joy came over me when you came into my life,

Sweet love that you bring me cut through my darkness like a knife …..”

musicology #0681

aSongforCon #20

King Cole Trio – Embraceable You

“I love all the many charms about you,

above all i want my arms around you…”

musicology #0680

aSongforCon #19

Ensemble Nipponia – Edo Lullaby

wherever you are i am with you x

musicology #0679

aSongforCon #18

Gregory Issacs – It’s True

“Can’t begin to understand,

I look the same but I’m a different man,

And inside I’m hurting So,

Loneliness it just won’t go,

Since you been gone,

Haven’t been myself,

This must be a dream,

Strange as it seems,

I never thought that this could ever be,

My friends don’t come around in sympathy,

But NOTHING they say or do could ease the pain,

Though I’m trying to work it out,  it’s all in vain”

musicology #0678

aSongforCon #17

Paul Weller – Above the Clouds (Live)

BIG tune along the way for me and Conis Chan x .. my best wasn’t good enough … who knows this better than I.

musicology #0677

aSongforCon #16

Dinah Washington – i’ll Never Stop Loving You