" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

February 11, 2016

Kev Carmody the Musical Shaman

Kev Carmody on stage at the Brisbane Powerhouse January 29th, 2016.
I had the privilege of catching one of the icons of Australian music on January 29th at the Brisbane Powerhouse, Kev Carmody.
Kev Carmody on stage at the Brisbane Powerhouse January 29th, 2016.
While I had always been a fan of Kev's music I've never managed to catch a live performance of his until January this year.
Before the show started I went over to the merchandise stand and saw Kev's new CD box set selling for $60 (4 CDs), but looking into my sorry wallet I thought I would give it a miss and buy it another time.
But  Kev had divided his show into two parts, the first part was the showing of a video of how he put the new CDs together using stuff like butter knives, gas cans, bits of wood and even chooks and a dog.
Kev's dog that was featured singing on his new album, sadly now deceased.
I was sold and decided I couldn't leave the Powerhouse without buying his new box set, and I'm glad that I did buy it, as this is some of his best work yet...and that is a big call on my part.

Oddly enough, when I saw the Siberian Husky of Kev's pictured in the book that comes with the CDs I couldn't help thinking how these dogs look like a friendly wolf.
Then I pick up the latest Big W catalogue that was in my junk mail and what should be going on sale today (February 11th) but these cushions pictured below?!
Weird, or what? 
Considering I already had included the photo of Kev's dog when I was putting this post together this week.
 Moonstruck is one of my old Kev Carmody favorites and I would often play it driving home from my day job glad to be heading home and out of that place for one more day.
Darkside is also one of my favourites, as I grew up living from my late teens in this area of the city (I still live on the fringe of that area now) and would occasionally buy chicken and chips from that shop featured in the above song.
That night at the Powerhouse listening to one of my musical heroes will always remain a special memory to me, as I think anyone who was there on the night would agree that Kev is more than a musician, he is a musical shaman taking you on a journey to examine your own soul in music and storytelling that anyone can relate to in their own hearts.
It's not only music about the injustices of the society we all live in, but viewed from different individual angles, it's music sent to heal the soul and bring hope to a world that can be very dark and self-centered at times.
If you are someone who appreciates music with a spiritual soul and conscience then I would highly recommend Kev's new CD set.
Check it out for yourself at his website where you can see a clip about the making of this new album. Just click on this link to go to his website.
Just as I was about to wind up this post a news article came through on a Facebook feed about Peter Gabriel and the healing power of music, which was what I was kind of trying to purvey here, so I'll include a link to that story here for those who are interested in reading it for yourselves - 
What's the point of music? Ask Peter Gabriel
Of course, anyone who's been following this blog would know it was a Peter Gabriel song that really got me to prick up my ears and take notice of those weird synchronicities that occur in life.  
Gabriel (Peter)
 Life is one weird mysterious road trip, that's for sure.

UPDATE: 12th February, 2016.
In regard to Steve Finnell's comment below about Jesus, here's a quote from Gandhi that sums a what I feel, as well.
And here is another song of Kev's that kind of goes with Gandhi's quote above.


Steve Finnell said...


The "Jesus Only Doctrine" states that there is only one person in the Godhead, that being Jesus Christ. One of the tenets derived from this doctrine is that when baptizing you must use the formula, (citing Acts 2:38), in the name of Jesus Christ. In Jesus name, used here, simply means by the authority of Jesus; just as stop in the name of the law, means by the authority of the police.

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.

Jesus had the authority, and it was given to Him by the Father. Jesus did not give the authority to Himself.

Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

I do not believe the apostle Peter ignored the directive of Jesus and baptized in the name of Jesus only.


There is God the Father: 1 Corinthians 8:6 yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.

There is God the Son: Hebrews 1:8 But of the Son He says "Your throne , O God, is forever and ever, and ever, and the righteous scepter is the scepter of His kingdom.

There is God the Holy Spirit: Acts 5:3-4 But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back some of the price of the land? 4 ......You have not lied to men but to God."

The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are all called God. This God is manifest in three persons.

Genesis 1:26 Then God said, ""Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness...

Us and Our are not synonyms for "Jesus Only."

Matthew 3:17 and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased."

Is Jesus in heaven talking about Himself. Is Jesus His own Father? No, He is not!

Matthew 24:36-37 "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven nor the Son, but the Father alone. 37 For the coming of the Son of man will be just like the days of Noah.

If Jesus is God the Father, and Jesus Only is God, how would it be possible that He would not tell Himself when He was coming again? Only the Father knows when Jesus will return!

1 Corinthians 24-28 then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power. 25 For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy that will be abolished is death. 27 For He has put all things in subjection under His feet. Bur when He says, "All things are put in subjection," it is evident that He is excepted who put all things in subjection to Him. 28 When all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also will be subjected to the One who subjected all things to Him, so that God may be all in all.

If God is JESUS ONLY, will He be putting Himself into subjection to Himself?


There are three persons in the Godhead. They are the ONE GOD.




Brizdaz (Darren) said...

Oh! A Bible quote.
Looks like you win then, whatever it is you think you are winning.
I think after reading your comment though I'll decline your invitation to follow your blog, but I'll leave your comment up for people who might want to check it out.