Musical interlude


The first song is about Kenya.

And the second, you will just have to hear it.

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About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

35 thoughts on “Musical interlude

  1. atheistsmeow says:

    Like R. Whittaker very much. I have some of his music, & Last Farewell is a favourite.

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  2. forgot how much I like those songs!

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  3. Carmen says:

    I haven’t heard Roger Whittaker for a long time – we had an album of his (which had song #2 on it; I hadn’t heard the first one) but albums have sort of gone by the wayside. . . Thanks for the reminder! He has such a lovely voice.

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  4. Ubi Dubium says:

    It’s nice to hear a song about Kenya. Before this, the only one I knew was this one:

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  5. koppieop says:

    I have earmarked both your choices, so I can easily listen to them at any other time of the day.Thank you for introducing this singer to me!

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    • makagutu says:

      Glad you like them
      How are you, friend?

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      • koppieop says:

        I am allright, thank you. Although, strictly speaking I cannot say that I’m healthy because I’m taking five medicines daily. But let me quickly reassure you that I’m not a sick person. I feel well, my only restriction being that I must avoid physical efforts.
        Since five years, a disorder is the cause of a permanent lack of bloodplates. Thus, I must steer away from anticoagulant medication. But ironically, that is precisely the kind of remedy necessary to cure my somewhat enlarged heart and a slightly defective valve, accidentally discovered two months ago.
        Now I am proud to have two specialists, a cardiologist and a hematologist, trying to balance their respective prescriptions. Successfully, up to now!
        Sorry for this unintentionally long reply to a simple question. I was however encouraged to write it because I hope you will also find my situation interesting.
        Finally, a really amusing detail: when the doctor detected the heart complications. he did not let me go home without having monitored all functions – just in case. So, unavoidably detained, I had to ask my son-in-law to pick up the sandwiches and ice cream I had ordered (and duly paid for 🙂 ), to celebrate my birthday a few hours later. In my absence, of course, as I remained.hospitalized ten more days. But both diseases are absolutely painless, not even disturbing, so I can tell you that, to me, the stay there looked more like a (* *) hotel than a hospital.
        Cheers!
        Federico

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        • Nan says:

          Federico — Wow! What a story! Glad you’re feeling OK and hope that the doctors are able to keep you “in balance.” And sorry you missed your B’day celebration. What a bummer.

          BTW, rec’d you email and enjoyed it very much. Sorry I didn’t get back to you before now. 😦

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        • makagutu says:

          Federico, I like this response more than a stork reply of I am well which actually tells me very little if not nothing.
          I think, they should have been allowed to join you for the birthday in the hospital as long as they promised not to disturb any patients 🙂
          And I am happy you have specialists attending well to you.
          Here to wish you many more painless days.

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          • koppieop says:

            Thanks for all good wishes! I am very amused by this lovely conversation, following an off-topic answer for I which I apologize – better late than never.
            Any celebration, whatever discrete, was out of the question because I was heading for the IC floor, the only place where several monitors are available simultaneously. Currently, in IC spaces are both seriously ill, and “just-in-case” patients, and a maximum of 2 visitors are allowed during 30 minutes,twice a day.
            But luckily I managed to enjoy two tasty sandwiches, smuggled into the waiting area by my two daughters. Something is something, so I abstained from a reproach not having brought me some ice-cream! :-).

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          • makagutu says:

            I like this conversation too. Your positivity is charming.

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    • koppieop says:

      I told an occasional company on morning walks, my granddaughter Belén (28), about this post. An hour later, she sent a whatsapp asking me to repeat the name of the singer. So I linked the two songs to her at once. As she will be working until rather late, I’ll have to wait for her comments – no hurry.
      .-

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      • makagutu says:

        No hurry, Federico
        We will wait

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        • koppieop says:

          Belén thanked me this morning (no walks because of an annoying drizzle) by email. I would have liked her to react in English, so I could relay it to you directly. Here is my translation:

          — Waiting for your enclosures, I had found something more of Whittaker on the internet, but the recommended songs were the best ones.. I must confess that I imagined the music of Kenya to be of a more hectic rhytme, with many drums. This was a nice surprise. Please tell your friend that a granddaughter of yours is listening to his music.—

          “I’m enjoying!”, she added and, incidentally, this quote goes untranslated!

          Have a nice day, makagutu!

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  6. renudepride says:

    I couldn’t activate the captioning but the scenery in the Kenyan video was amazing! Naked hugs!

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  7. Roger Whittaker has a beautiful voice. Haven’t thought of him in some time. Thanks.

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  8. Carmen says:

    Yes, Peter -now that you mention that, I remember it from that album. . . 🙂

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