23rd of November blog update

fogIt has been a wild week once again. Ireland is going through some rough times with the governments attempt to privatise the water supply, and we are witnessing the collapse of the political system. The cracks are starting to show, the injustice of the world around us is becoming evident and the government is showing its true colours. Our children will be reading about these months we live through in the history books in the future.

But as always in midst of even the worst crises, life goes on, sun rises and sun sets. Good friends of mine Barra and Sarah (both musicians I often play with) had a baby daughter week ago. As a result Barra had to take some time off from our sessions in The Porterhouse. So I got to play with loads of good friends who I haven’t seen in a while 🙂

Also I’ve been doing some recording of new songs as well between blog posts, promotion, songwriting and playing live. Oh yeah I played a slot on the Straidbhaile night in the Mezz on Tuesday as well and now I’m hungry for more 😉

But let’s get on to this week’s blog posts, there are quite a few of them.

This week’s song was the last one from the new album “The Call” that will be out on the 2nd of December. The album is available for pre-order in iTunes and Amazon, but as always it will be available to purchase for the people on my mailing list before the release, so if you are in the VIP club keep an eye on your mailbox in the next few days 🙂 And if you are not a member yet, you can still sign up HERE
And check out the song here:

What Are We To Do

Another big one this week was the new video. You can see it here:

No safe bets video

On Monday I was talking about the importance of sometimes just stop and reevaluate what you are doing. Check it out here:

The power of reflection

On Tuesday I got a bit of a Wake up call, read all about it here:

Wake up call

Thursday was the Universal Children’s day and it got me thinking about children and homelessness in Dublin which is getting out of hand at an alarming rate. Check out my thoughts on it here:

Universal Children’s day

And last, but not least I decided to possibly waste some of my money by checking out some paid music services that we musicians get bombarded about often. What I am hoping to do is find the ones that actually work and expose some of the ones who do not deliver value for your money. I will need the help of all my musician friends, so I ask you to read and share this one:

To pay or not to pay?

So there you go, busy week all around. I know there has been some heavy rain here in Ireland and the snow has hit many parts of the world hard. Stay safe and warm people and I’ll be chatting to you more soon 🙂


The author J.P. Kallio is a singer songwriter
To get three of his free songs go HERE and click Download