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Dangerous Game

Sometimes in a relationship our cry for help can manifest in strange ways. We might bury our heads in work, look for thing our relationship does not full fill us with from family and friends. Most of the times all of this happens unconsciously, we are not even aware of the mistakes we make sometimes until it is too late. We test our partners in a destructive way. And as a result instead of them reassuring us, they might just shut down or even run away.

We need to accept the fact that there is a difference how men and a women’s brains are wired. We think different way. What is logical to me might not make any sense to you. So by pushing, or punishing one another, we are only doing damage. I know you want him to “understand” your needs, but he is not a mind reader. If you want your needs met, you need to start by communicating what those needs are. But also you need to find out what their needs are. If you are not willing to make every effort to full fill their needs, how do you expect them to do it for you?

Communication, love and connection, certainty, excitement, feeling significant and feeling that the relationship can grow are all basic things to fix most relationships. But to do it, we need to look at ourselves and be willing to do it.

This weeks new song “Dangerous Game” is all about how that “testing” your partner can go dreadfully wrong. Stop playing those games before it is too late.

You can download “Dangerous Game” from my Bandcamp page HERE right now, and if you feel someone you know, or even love should hear this song, feel free to share it. Maybe this song and blog post could be the trigger to get them off that self-destructive path. Or just a subtle reminder even for a healthy relationship to keep communicating. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

J.P.

The author J.P. Kallio is a Singer-songwriter and a daily vlogger
To get EIGHT of his songs for free go HERE

Thousand Sleepless Nights

Thousand Sleepless Nights

This weeks new song “Thousand Sleepless Nights” touches on a subject matter that I have written about in the past, Intimacy in a relationship. It can be a heavy subject, so this time I let the song do the talking. Instead in this post I will talk about something little bit more cheerful, which is the guitar.

Some of you know I purchased a Martin 000RS1 few weeks ago. Due to my nothing short of a hectic schedule I only got to do recording with it this week. This weeks song is the first song I recorded with it. It might not be the over all best representation of this guitars capabilities, as I had a capo on it on the fifth fret, and I finger picked the song. But still I am absolutely blown away how well this guitar records!

Go check out the song on my Bandcamp page HERE. Download the song, stick on a great pair of headphones and let me know what you think of the song and the guitar tone 🙂

J.P.

The author J.P. Kallio is a Singer-songwriter and a daily vlogger
To get EIGHT of his songs for free go HERE

Peace, an original song by J.P. Kallio

Peace

Addiction can come in many forms and most of us have come across it in some way. This weeks song “Peace” looks at the addiction from the perspective of the loved one.

Addiction by its nature makes people selfish. The addict only has one priority, and that is their next fix. They have built a defence mechanism around them that will fight against anyone who will try to intervene, or who is not enabling them.

Denial is strong, and you can be guaranteed you are to blame before they are. They have become an expert at laying the guilt. For them it is an easy way to distract from the issue at hand.

In this weeks song the loved one is finally breaking ties with the addict. As much as we might love them, there comes a point where they can have destructive effect on not only themselves but the love ones around them. In my experience, this is the point you just need to walk away. You cannot help someone, if they don’t want to help them selves. This is something I have learned the hard way over the years.

It is hard love, but it is the only thing you can do at the end of the road, otherwise you will be dragged down as well. We can only hope they will find peace some day.

As always you can grab a copy of the song from my Bandcamp page HERE. You can name your own price. If the cash is tight, just put $0.00 on the price and you are good to go. Once again absolutely massive thank you for taking the time to read my ramblings and listen to my music.

J.P.

The author J.P. Kallio is a Singer-songwriter and a daily vlogger
To get EIGHT of his songs for free go HERE

2017

This weeks song will bring to and end the third year of songs. That is 156 songs in 156 weeks! I still remember the fear of taking on the 52 song challenge on in the first place. I kept asking my self what if I can’t do it? What if I fail? Looking back now, it seems like a silly fear, but at the time it felt real… But my desire to give it a go was stronger than the power of the fear and now we are three years later 🙂

A lot has happened in those three years. And I am sure most of us will particularly remember 2016 as a strange year… This weeks song “2017” is asking us not to lose hope, even when so many things around us might look grim at the moment. Tomorrow is another day, and 2017 is another year. As long as we as individuals don’t lose hope, we have chance.

The solution to what we see as the big problems in the world around us, rarely looks as black and white as we’d like to think. And often the big change starts from very humble beginnings, even just as a one persons thought. So don’t be scared to dream big in 2017. Don’t let the fear of failure hold you back. To fail at something can be scary, but to know that you at least gave it your best shot is something to be very proud of.

In the end, it is one of those brave attempts of “giving your best shot” at something that might just make a difference in someone’s life. It might even change the world in a small way. So if your dream is to start your own business, create something, travel the world, help others, care more, run 10km… In 2017, just go for it! I believe in you 🙂

And while you’re at it making your dreams reality, let this song be your soundtrack. Grab your self a copy from my Bandcamp page HERE. Also don’t be alone on this journey, share the song with like-minded people who might just be on a similar journey to realise their dreams. Lets make 2017 a great year!

J.P.

The author J.P. Kallio is a Singer-songwriter and a daily vlogger
To get EIGHT of his songs for free go HERE

Lucky

Have you ever been told how lucky you are? Lucky because where you were born? Or maybe it is your health? Lets face it, we are all extremely lucky that we are alive, that we have been given this gift of life. But after that many things we perceive as luck, mostly comes down to hard work.

I would consider my self “lucky.” The funny thing is, the harder I work, more luck seems to be coming my way. I used to believe that luck was what it took to make it in the music business. That luck was a great excuse to sit around and wait for it to come along. Now I create my own luck. I work hard, and without trying to sound like I am bragging, I work very hard. Oh how lucky am I to get to travel to a different country to play music? Yes, but before I got here, I worked years on my craft. I had been practicing and playing 10 years before I got my first paid gig. My first paid trip to play abroad? It took me years of networking and building contacts. So you see, yes I am lucky, but only because I worked hard for it.

And aren’t we lucky to be living in these times? Some of us are. Not everyone gets to benefit from the modern technology or science. There still are bills and rent to pay. People are still becoming homeless every day all around the world. Are they lucky? The lucky people who managed to buy a home ten years ago are now in negative equity and the payments on their mortgage is higher than they can afford.

Lucky seems to be a word that gets thrown into a sentence to justify someones privileges and other people’s hardship. It’s a word we use as an excuse for our own failure. It is an idealistic idea of something given to us, without it requiring any work from our part. The fact is luck is a product of a lot of hard work.

So to say that we are lucky because the times we are living in, is a generalisation that will not work for many people around the world. Like the story in this weeks song, hardship is all around us. There are things in this world that are out of our hands, out of our control. To blame them on luck will not change anything. What we have been given is what we got to work with.

As always, this weeks song is up on my Bandcamp page and you can download it for free HERE. Let me know what you think of this weeks song and the subject.

J.P.

The author J.P. Kallio is a Singer-songwriter and a daily vlogger
To get EIGHT of his songs for free go HERE

A Good Peek

With this weeks new song “A Good Peek” I continue on my theme of observing and trying to make sense of what is going on in the world right now. We have always had those who have and those who have not. As unfair as this might seem to some, that’s just the way life is. In the past when that divide between the rich and the poor gets too wide, it leads to a conflict . In other words, the pitchforks come out.

This is happening right now. Maybe the pitchforks are not physical yet, but country after country in the western world see the general public vote against the old system. They want change. If the political system fails to provide the change, sooner or later those pitchforks are going to become physical ones.

The song is a message to those with the wealth and the power, that the rest of the world is watching. We have had a good peek at whats going on behind the curtains, the cracks are starting to show. In the world we live in today, it gets harder and harder to hide information from those who want it hard enough. And when those in the position of power start to believe they can do what ever they want, that is usually when their days are numbered.

I believe an all out conflict is not going to be good for anyone. And I believe there is still hope to stop this. But the nasty old greed does not play any part in the solution.

And that’s a wrap for this weeks rant. You can get the song from my Bandcamp page HERE, just put $0.00 on the price and you are good to go 🙂 If the subject is something you believe in, please feel free to share it with the world. Stay safe and I will talk to you more soon.

J.P.

The author J.P. Kallio is a Singer-songwriter and a daily vlogger
To get EIGHT of his songs for free go HERE

 

Light up the way

The best way to explain this weeks song “Light up the way” is to tell you about the writing process. It was a late enough when I got back from my regular Saturday night show in The Porterhouse and as it usually is the case, I find it hard to sleep for several hours after playing a show. It had been a crazy week to say the least. To pass the time I picked up my guitar in hopes to write a song, but I felt somehow like I was lost for words. I felt like I wanted to say something that would make everybody feel somehow better. I wanted to sing a message of hope, but I was not sure if it was in me.

You might think that these are just the daily struggles of a songwriter, but this was more than that. I had an urgent need to do something, but I just could not put it into words…

Brick walls like these are not unfamiliar to me as a songwriter, so I resorted to the last trick I had up my sleeve. I wrote a song about that situation, the confusion, the divide between people and most of all how I think life will go on. It is the love that will light up the way in times like these.

Go and grab a copy of this weeks song “Light up the way” from my Bandcamp page HERE. And if you feel the message of the song, please share it with the world.

J.P.

The author J.P. Kallio is a Singer-songwriter and a daily vlogger
To get EIGHT of his songs for free go HERE

Too late to cry

When I wrote this weeks song “Too late to cry,” some of the worries I had were just a probability. Now it has become a reality… I am genuinely worried about how we treat, or neglect to treat the environment. The evidence of climate change is by now widely documented. We are losing more species of animals than ever before. We are losing forests, which are the lungs of our planet at an alarming rate. In the vlog where I talk about this weeks song, I share with you a real life experience of water pollution, you can watch it HERE.

Also I would recommend you to watch National Geographic documentary “Before the flood” with Leonardo DiCaprio for the added celebrity value 😉 I think it is a great documentary on the issue and also offers some simple actionable tips on how we can make change as individuals.

Now one of the worlds most powerful countries have a new president stepping in, who believes against the scientific facts that climate change is a myth… His advisors certainly have their work cut out.

If you have the same concerns as I do, please share this blog post and the song with the world. You can download the song from my Bandcamp page HERE for free. Thank you once again taking the time to read my blog post and listen to the song. You guys are the best 🙂

J.P.

The author J.P. Kallio is a Singer-songwriter and a daily vlogger
To get EIGHT of his songs for free go HERE

Waiting for the sunrise

This weeks new song “Waiting for the sunrise” tells a story of a someone on a journey to discover their true calling in life. I am sure many of us have have been there. Most of us have been there. Finding your true calling can be hard, but mustering up the courage to go after it often feels nearly impossible.

Of course there were those kids back in school who always had a plan. They knew from the day one that they wanted to be doctors and heal the world. But in my experience, these are the people who end up being most disappointed with the reality of their day to day life later in the life.

For most of us it is a struggle to find our true calling. In fact, many of us fail. We decide to settle for what we see most people around us in the society settle for. The job is just a means to an end. It pays the bills, feeds the family and keeps a roof over your head. And don’t get me wrong, these are important things. If this is all you want from your life, then you have find your path.

But because so many of us settle for this, we convince our selves that the alternative is too hard, or even impossible. So we try to convince anybody who are going after their dreams and their true calling, that they are wasting time. You see, if they succeed, what does this make us? A failure?

In this weeks song “Waiting for the sunrise” our hero has take the hard road. They have decided to go after their true calling. But to do this, they had to silence the doubters by leaving it all behind. Even though I’m here to tell a story and sing you guys a song, there is a lesson here as well. If some one you love is determined to go after their dream, think twice before you decide to tell them how they should not. You might run a risk of pushing them away.

The song is up on my Bandcamp page and you can download it right now HERE. I do want you guys to have the song, but even more I want the song to make you think. And if it does, hit those shares and spread the message. Thanks for taking the time to stop by, you guys rock!

J.P.

The author J.P. Kallio is a Singer-songwriter and a daily vlogger
To get EIGHT of his songs for free go HERE

I ain’t turning back

You guys should know by now that I am all about living your life to the fullest and going after what ever it is you are passionate about. But at the same time, I see people getting lost on the way. What so many of us forget that going after your passion always involves a lot of hard work. It is so easy to just think of the glamorous lifestyle we see in the media. Many of us try to live that, before we actually have done the hard work. The thing is, it is hard to create great art if you are dying with a massive hangover.

What people rarely tell you is that even if you are “The artistic type,” your work ethic and how you present yourself has a massive effect on your success. If people associate you as being the drunk at the bar, or someone who is always late, you can be sure they will not want to work with you for long. It’s all fun and cool for a bit. But when it comes to that big important commission job you can be sure they will go with someone they know will deliver in time.

It is hard to pretend that everything is alright when the drunken argument from the night before is still in your mind. You and only you are responsible of your own actions. And if you don’t start to take responsibility for your actions, sooner or later it might be too late.

This weeks new song “I ain’t turning back” is a song from the perspective of someone who is not scared of the hard work. Someone who know where they are heading and are not willing to let any excuses on the way.

I truly hope that some of you can find inspiration and encouragement in the song. Maybe some of you will get something completely different out of it, or even if you just enjoy the song as nothing more than just a song. Never the less, you can download the song from my Bandcamp page HERE. I said this many times before, you can name your own price. But if the cash is short, just put $0.00 as the price and you are good to go. I want you to have the song and even better, hopefully get something out of the song.

It really means a world to me that you guys check out these weekly songs 🙂 At the end of the year it is going to be three years since I started releasing song every Friday, and having you guys along the journey it really means a lot. Back for more next week 😉

J.P.

The author J.P. Kallio is a Singer-songwriter and a daily vlogger
To get EIGHT of his songs for free go HERE