The end of January Blues

“The world of manic depression is a world of bad judgement calls”

Carrie Fisher

Im busy.... Ive got a shitload to do, but Ive really been struggling for motivation...

My personal theory is its January's fault as I always seem to feel like this in January....

Why is January such a motivational mood hoover...?

Is it the comedown of a disappointing christmas? Who knows... ?

But be brutally honest I fucking hate January, its a cold, damp, unproductive, soulless, motivation sucking whore of a month and Im glad its over! Maybe I should just go crazy for the month and then come back!

Right... now the whinge is over lets get back to positivity and good vibes!

Well we have some truly EPIC stuff coming to the blog over the next few months... and I do mean EPIC!!

Yesterday was a awesome day, .#ThePHilBilly presents was a great night with PHilBilly himself playing with a superb harp player Chris X, Chickenbone Johns set was great and as always the legendary Hollowbelly brought the house down!

As well as getting to see #chickenbonejohns .make and play in a day' workshop, plus interviewing both of the greats in the afternoon and evening the gig was simply superb!

I arrived around midday to find the 'make and play in a day' workshop in full swing, ChickenBone John holding court to rapt ears all looking pretty eager and not a single person looking bored! Now I wasn't there to do the workshop, i was only there to interview John but Im easily led and before I knew it I was walking round giving tips and tuning guitars, while doing some B- roll footage and chatting to both John, PHilBilly who was also lending a hand, and the new builders.

Now I figured that it would be people from the local area however I couldn't have been more wrong, there were people who had come from literally all points of the country! Testament to the popularity of Johns workshops, so if your a new builder, a complete novice or you've just fancied building one, this workshop I would definitely recommend, as well as John being a completely genuine and utterly approachable guy he keeps the attention and everyone was having fun.

Well now Ive finished blowing smoke up Johns ass :-) I will just add that you can reach John via his website as well as check out what else he has going on.

We will have the interviews in full with both ChickenBone John and Hollowbelly coming over the next couple of months as well as exclusive footage of the gig. If you missed the interview with The PHilBilly then check it out in the interview section of this blog!

I cant leave you empty handed so here is a snippet for your enjoyment... with more coming soon!

Look forward to sharing this with you all!

'Blind' John Feb 9th 2020

“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

Rob Siltanen

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