January 15, 2019

Carpe Diem
Le Grand Philo Kola – Bonne Année
Appolo Music AMLP 003


It was december 23rd when, walking in Amsterdam, the grim
reaper tried to snatch me away. I got lucky and was saved by an
English lady. He did not succeed. It wasn’t my time yet and after
spending three weeks in the hospital I finally got home this past
weekend. So a belated Happy New Year from my part. Very happy
indeed, it changed my view at life completely. Le Grand Philo Kola
returns here with me today with this fine record. So, Bonne Année
from the both of us. My message to you..Seize the day..

Op 23 december j.l. heeft Magere Hein geprobeerd me uit jullie
midden weg te rukken. Ik had echter veel mazzel en m’n leven werd
gered door een Engelse dame in een drukke straat in Amsterdam. Het
was mijn tijd nog niet en na drie weken in het ziekenhuis te hebben
doorgebracht kwam ik afgelopen weekend weer thuis. Een enigszins
verlaat Gelukkig Nieuw Jaar dus van mijn kant, zeer gelukkig mag ik
wel zeggen, het heeft m’n kijk op het leven volledig veranderd. Le
Grand Philo Kola keert vandaag samen met mij terug hier, dus
Bonne Année van ons beiden. Mijn boodschap; Pluk de dag..

tracks ;

01 – Bonne année
02 – Ngoy madiba
03 – Yoro reflechit
04 – Koumbe


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  1. Laurent 15 January 2019 at 06:56 - Reply

    Have a very good year, Moos an thank you for all this amazing music !

  2. anon 15 January 2019 at 07:03 - Reply

    Hope you are well. Sounds terrible. Bonne année!

  3. j 15 January 2019 at 07:28 - Reply

    thank God. Bonnee Annee al the way. Everyday is a holiday.
    Was missing your posting and worried aswell.You deserve a life-time award for your preserving and presenting all those globalgroovers to the world.
    Moos keep doing your great work. Thanks over and over again.

  4. Juanito 15 January 2019 at 07:49 - Reply

    Moos!!!! ben je oke? Pluk de dag man, je hebt gelijk… –> ik wens je een hele mooie dag toe (en morgen ook en overmorgen ook).. take care joh, blij dat je er nog bent.. ut zit in een klein hoekje, niet waar?!

  5. Muzz 15 January 2019 at 08:55 - Reply

    Welcome back Moos. Happy New Year to you too. I’m very happy to hear that you dodged the reaper.

  6. Robert Matalanga 15 January 2019 at 09:47 - Reply

    Sorry for that Moose. Was wondering what the heck was happening. Glad to see you back and Bonne Annee

  7. zaikonik 15 January 2019 at 10:02 - Reply

    hi Moos, very glad you’re safe and on the mend. Take it easy, all the best!! Nick

  8. another groover.... 15 January 2019 at 10:33 - Reply


    A very worrying story ! hope you have full and quick recovery…. Happy new year to you .

  9. richard 15 January 2019 at 11:37 - Reply

    Welkom terug in ons midden. Iedereen gaat ooit, maar ik stel het liever ook nog een tijdje uit. Groeten uit Brabant

  10. hubert 15 January 2019 at 12:27 - Reply

    Ouch, that’s a scary story! I am very glad you are well again. Yeah, Carpe Diem is something that we all need to remember much more often. “Stop and smell the flowers” is also a true trope… or, with your help, stop and listen to the music ;-)
    Thank you for all your work and the gems that you continue to make available to a new audience! Stay well!

  11. Anonymous 15 January 2019 at 12:52 - Reply

    Good to have you back. May you go on and on forever…

  12. Anonymous 15 January 2019 at 13:20 - Reply

    happy You’re back and well (again) :) all the best from switzerland!!

  13. Bill 15 January 2019 at 13:30 - Reply

    Glad to hear your back on your feet and I hope 2019 brings lots of happiness. We missed your posts and the wonderful music you share.

  14. Niyi 15 January 2019 at 13:35 - Reply

    Welcome back moos. Congrats on defeating the grim reaper. Keep fighting and sharing happiness through music.

  15. Mikael Colombo 15 January 2019 at 14:12 - Reply

    Glad you’re ok! Happy new year and stay well

  16. Max 15 January 2019 at 14:21 - Reply

    ops…worried and relieved at the same time…
    welcome back stay well thanks so much for everything you’re sharing

  17. Andrew 15 January 2019 at 15:29 - Reply

    Bonne santé et bonne année.

  18. Biu Awen 15 January 2019 at 16:14 - Reply

    Thank goodness you’re well, man! Get better!!

  19. Kitanda 15 January 2019 at 16:48 - Reply

    Wishing you a full recovery Moos, you take care. Happy New Year and thanks as always for all you efforts, very much appreciated

  20. Stefan 15 January 2019 at 16:56 - Reply

    All the best for you! And may that one work as some kind of medicine…

  21. LeFranck 15 January 2019 at 17:12 - Reply

    I was also wondering what was going on with you. You are not known to be silent. Indeed a miracle. So your angel was a British lady, jolly lad :-).
    Yes I know how a serious accident can change the view of life. Life is good and enjoy the music. Bonne Annee.

  22. Mouhamadou 15 January 2019 at 19:53 - Reply

    Glad to hear you’re doing ok. I was really worried about your absence. Hope you will live longer and healthier. Keep up the good work.

  23. Moos 15 January 2019 at 20:53 - Reply

    Thanks so much everybody !

  24. mamboPete 15 January 2019 at 21:18 - Reply

    Hey Moos, missed you. So glad to hear you showed the reaper where to go. He’s a bastard when he gets impatient. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the rest of 2019. mamboPete

  25. Tim 15 January 2019 at 22:57 - Reply

    Moos, I’m very sorry to hear that you’ve had a medical scare. I was wondering about the lack of posts and was hoping that you were ok. Here’s to a speedy (continued) recovery. And though I’ve said it before, thank you for all of your efforts to share music and educate us about the wonderful amount of music out there. Feel better!

  26. Sun Ira 16 January 2019 at 02:18 - Reply

    Adding my gratitude about your recovery along with your many other friends. Stay well and spreading musical joy in a world that needs it so much.

  27. kwabena boakye 16 January 2019 at 03:07 - Reply

    happy new year Moos and I’m glad you are doing well. Be alive and strong for the global groove.

  28. DiJiT 16 January 2019 at 03:16 - Reply

    Doing a little happy dance for you! Must be all that fine Juju you have spread around the world!
    Happy new year! and happy new life! Let’s make it a great one!

  29. Bear 16 January 2019 at 06:14 - Reply

    Moos, I’m so glad you beat the Reaper! Like many other visitors to GG I’ve been concerned. I hope you are fully recovered and feeling well. We missed you!
    Take care, friend! Best wishes for the new year from Colorado!

  30. christophe 16 January 2019 at 10:32 - Reply

    Sorry to hear that Moos. Hope you feel better now. Une bonne année quand même !

  31. Anonymous 16 January 2019 at 18:04 - Reply

    Hi Moos, happy you are Ok. ITake care mate. I wish you many more years. Rik

  32. matata 16 January 2019 at 19:54 - Reply

    moos, this is heavy duty congolese album. they could have given tpok jazz a run for their money. thanks

  33. Antonio 16 January 2019 at 22:32 - Reply

    Saludos Moss Dios Te Bendiga Cuidate Mucho y Feliz Año Nuevo Amigo Saludos Desde Mexico

  34. Khepa 16 January 2019 at 23:38 - Reply

    Oh dear! I thank the stars you are ok. And, of course, that you haven’t lost your desire to share such obscure and interesting music with us all.. May you groove on for many moons to come.

  35. Wijnand 17 January 2019 at 08:41 - Reply

    Fijn dat je er nog bent :)

  36. Hans ( Mokum) 17 January 2019 at 09:23 - Reply

    Hee Moos,

    Knap snel op en denk na deze gebeurtenis nog eens na over wat echt belangrijk is. Ik hoop dat deze blog in dat rijtje thuis hoort.

    Dank voor al het moois dat je ons biedt.
    Ik wens je gezondheid in het nieuwe jaar.

  37. Carl Howard 17 January 2019 at 09:51 - Reply

    Holy cow, Moos !!! What a scare!

  38. Anonymous 17 January 2019 at 12:04 - Reply


    Glad that you’re ok, I thought that you were taking a much needed break. All the best and thanks.


  39. Luke 19 January 2019 at 04:58 - Reply

    Glad you’re okay, Moos! Thanks for the reminder & have a good year!

  40. Peacenik 21 January 2019 at 06:33 - Reply

    Glad to hear you’re still alive! Feliz año, wishing you good health and beautiful music.

  41. Anonymous 23 January 2019 at 17:26 - Reply

    He Moos, niet doen joh, blijf alsjeblieft nog een poosje onder ons. Hoop dat je snel herstelt en dubbel van het leven geniet

  42. ngoni 24 January 2019 at 17:00 - Reply

    Ops it seems I’m late, it does not matter!
    Hopefully, you will enjoy a wonderful year and the following ones…

    Sometimes life makes a joke to teach us things.

  43. good to go 27 January 2019 at 17:45 - Reply

    Wishing you a speedy recovery and the best health in 2019!

    I love what you do here and am a better person for it, thanks again!!!

  44. glinka21 10 February 2019 at 18:47 - Reply

    I’m just reading this now, having been through some serious upheavals in my own life. Glad you’re better, Moos…! And I hope that everything is working in your favor to continue recovery.

  45. Meem 15 March 2019 at 22:25 - Reply

    The world would be an empty place without you Mr Moo! Glad to hear you have returned to good health, and many many thanks for all your consistently mind-blowing musical shares all across the internet :)

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