January 31st Blog update

So the end of January is here. It has been a crazy week for me. The Temple Bar TradFest is in full swing, which means for the past nine days I have been playing flat-out. As exiting as it sounds, actually for vlogging it is little bit limiting. You see, the little I have learned about vlogging so far, is that for a good vlog, we need movement 🙂 But don’t worry, we will have a lot of it coming up next week 🙂

Speaking of which, we booked flights for an amazing adventure for September, but more on that later. I also will be touring with Sliotar this summer, and have few shorter trips planned as well. So this year is going to be a year of adventure and I will share it with you guys through these vlogs.

Now what lessons did this week hold?

  1. Time is a valuable commodity, and you should make the most of it.
  2. Even when you are running short on time, trying to skip on sleep is not the solution. Our body needs sleep to rejuvenate.
  3. Most of us feel a void inside of us, that we look to fill. Some try to fill it with alcohol, some with drugs, other with food. It is one of the trickier things to understand, but I believe that to find the path to your happiness, you need to figure out what it is that you need to fill that void with. More on this in the near future.

And on to this weeks posts. This weeks song Give it all you got looks in to the world and times we are living right now:

Give it all you got

Monday I talked about my acoustic guitar live setup, and particularly my acoustic guitar amp:

Vlog 71 My acoustic amp

It was time to talk about songwriting once again. In this vlog I share some of my tricks:

Vlog 72 On songwriting

This week due to my next weeks trip, I recorded two songs. I take you along to the studio once again. I also talk about running motivation a bit:

Vlog 73 Windy studio day

It is easy to focus on the wrong things when we work hard. I realised I have been guilty of this lately:

Vlog 74 Here’s what I am guilty of

Some of you asked for this, so here we go. This is my review of the Canon G7X, the camera I use to film most of these vlogs. I also talk a little bit about my plans to improve on my vlogs:

Vlog 75 Canon G7X

And last but not least, Saturdays vlog was all about the music I have been playing during the Temple Bar TradFest. We pride our selves in running a real session, acoustic, just us playing music in the corner of a pub 🙂 Hope you enjoy it:

Vlog 76 Temple Bar TradFest

And that wraps up yet another week. As I mentioned several times before, I have some pretty cool stuff coming up next week, so stay tuned 🙂

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As this weeks song Give it all you got reminds us, take those little moments to be present and enjoy your life. Thank you so much for watching, listening and reading. It means a world to me. Talk to you soon.


The author J.P. Kallio is a singer songwriter
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