20th of December Blog update

Many of you who follow me here on my blog, on Twitter or YouTube already know I had a “testing” week. On Tuesday I spent the day recording the last two songs of the 2015. As usual I like to sleep on the tracks and make final decision the next morning. But on Tuesday night my computers hard drive failed. The next two days I spent on getting it and waiting for it to be fixed. It was a testing time to say the least.

But in the end it all got fixed by the good people from a wonderful shop here in Dublin called Right-Click. So now I am on my last weekend with Sliotar, then few more days of sessions before I fly over to Poland for a Christmas break.

The picture on this page was taken in the St. Stephens green here in Dublin, while I was waiting for the diagnostics on my computer.

As you can imagine this was a week full of lessons 🙂

1. I learned the hard way the importance of backing up all of your files.

2. Not having my computer for few days, I was not able to record, edit videos, write blog posts… This made me realise how much I love creating content, and really enjoy sharing it with you guys.

3. When needs must, we find away.

And even though my computer was out of action for nearly two days, I still managed to keep the blogs and vlogs coming. This weeks new song “Yesterday Is Gone” touches on a topic that has become important to me. Check it out here:

Yesterday Is Gone

On Mondays vlog I give you a sneak peek into our session in the Porterhouse:

Vlog 35 Greener Grass in The Porterhouse

Here is how I changed my view of Monday’s, you know that day most of us dread? Read all about it here:

Quick tip 241 Positive start

In Tuesdays Vlog I decided to talk about what brought me over to Ireland and how I ended up being a musician:

Vlog 36 Why did I move to Ireland

Even though I believe breaking big tasks into small steps is a great idea, you should not lose the sight of the bigger picture:

Quick tip 242 Bigger picture

This was the day I finished recording the last song of the year. And let me remind you, this was before I knew my hard drive was about to call it a day…

Vlog 37 104 songs in 104 weeks

Tools of the trade are just that, tools. The best ones help you create and do not get one the way:

Quick tip 243 Best DAW for you

So here is the full story in a vlog about my computer problems this week. Check it out and after it all the rest will make more sense  🙂

Vlog 38 Hard drive failure

And as always, I tried to see the lesson in the disaster:

Quick tip 244 Backup plan

From time to time you need to evaluate what is important, when it comes to investing in our career:

Quick tip 245 Evaluate what is important

In the Saturday vlog I perform live version of this weeks song, and say goodbye to an old friend:

Vlog 39 Saying good bye to an old friend

That is all for this week. I thought about this long and hard, and I have decided not to let the Christmas slow my schedule. Sure I will keep the stuff seasonal. But I did think that if there are even one of my readers who are alone and who my blog might bring a bit of familiarity in a quiet time, then it is my duty to keep this going even thought the holidays. There will be song coming out on the 25th of December, and it will be the last song of the year and 104th song in 104 weeks!

Now the usual house keeping. If you enjoy what I do and would like to support me, please consider pledging on my Patreon page. By pledging even $1 a month you get access to my Patreon feed, where you get to ask me questions, communicate in a more direct way and you get to see most new vlogs day before the rest of the world does. So do me a favour and visit the Patreon page HERE.

If for some reason you won’t make it back to my website before next weeks blog update, I hope you have a great holidays and I will talk to you all on the 27th again.


The author J.P. Kallio is a singer songwriter
To get EIGHT of his songs for free go HERE


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