Incarceration, addiction and redemption!

Hello there,

Many lives and different tales to tell. Some of us have had tough times in our lives, and others of us have had lives full of joy. No matter what we have endured on our separate journeys through life on this planet, it is what we do with our experiences and how we let them shape us into who we become that matters. Can we affect others in a positive way?

Christian had things pretty much stacked against him, but he pulled through, and although he has made many mistakes along the way, he has become the best he can be and still struggles through life keeping clean and moving into a much brighter future than could have awaited him.

I share some of his story here, and hope it inspires all of you to be the best you can be, and don’t let life get you down, even when it feels like everything is stacked against you.

Christian tells his tale to me.

As always, be well and stay truly informed.

Peace, Joe

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Life’s magical journey!

Life is a magical journey, I do hope each and everyone of us can tap into that at some point in our life and take it with us for the rest of our earthly voyage.

Enjoy the magic moments. Be well.

Peace, Joe

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Get Inspeered!

Hello all, I hope this finds you well.

What exactly is inspeered? You gotta watch the video to find out, but it’s worth the short journey to meet up once again with Diane and Theo to see what part three of their series has to offer us all.

Inspeeration!

If you thought life was getting boring, or what can I do next? Maybe these young cycle travelers will help open a new world, and who knows? You might get inspeered (inspired) to do something radically different.

As always, enjoy the journey, be well and stay informed.

Peace, Joe

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One Giant Leap, and many other big jumps!

Hi there everyone,

For those of you who have heard of One Giant Leap, here I talk with Duncan, one of the two men behind the concept. For those of you who don’t know of it, well, meet the man who helped bring that idea to fruition, and in his life has brought much more music and entertainment to so many others.

Enjoy!

Meet Duncan Bridgeman.

As always, be well, stay informed.

Peace, Joe

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The Future’s Wide Open!

Hello all, I hope all is well.

Time for a quick ‘Velosophical’ ride!

What does our future hold? Everything and anything!

As always, enjoy the journey.

Peace, Joe

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World Music, live from Switzerland!

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all feeling well. 

I just got back from a real buzzy week in Switzerland. My wife had been on tour with her band, Nothing Concrete, so I surprised her and caught the last week of their tour in Neuchatel, Switzerland. 

The surprise was on me! It was my first time at a ‘Buskers Festival’, what a great positive vibe. Don’t let the news get you down. My TTRP TV channel is still trying to focus on the positive. The reality that we humans are creative, optimistic, giving, and the world we live in is a place of remarkable beauty, is still my focus with my interviews.

So If you have the inclination to miss the nightly news, and watch what some people from Africa, South America, England, Italy, America and the list goes on, are all doing to spread the love through music, click on any of the interviews below, or take 45 minutes and watch all four. What the heck, I promise you’ll feel a lot better than you do after 45 minutes of the ‘so-called’ news.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t interview all 22 of the acts from the world over!!!!

As always, enjoy the journey. Till next time, be well.

Peace, Joe

Old Salt – https://youtu.be/jX1B-CF8Mjc

Joei Fulco – https://youtu.be/q0Hb0Yx6reM

Nothing Concrete – https://youtu.be/Plc4NrYj76A

Claudia Masika – https://youtu.be/h14y7fsu-vk

A clip of Old Salt doing an old Traditional – https://youtu.be/4n9YeEZ3xRo

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Neuchatel – Alpine views, beautiful lake, and great music!

What a great way to escape a heatwave. I hitched a ride up to Switzerland with the drummer of my wife’s band, Nothing Concrete. On arrival, the beautiful views, catching up with Angie, who had been on tour for two weeks already, were all perfect reasons to make the long journey.

An added bonus was catching up with an old friend who was also in Neuchatel playing the festival.

Check out our interview here on the lakeside.

What a perfect backdrop for some good music!

As always, be well and enjoy the journey.

Peace, Joe

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Two videos to make you smile!

Last night Martha Tilston gifted us with a night of her music. Before she got on stage we got the chance to know each other and have a good laugh. It’s a nice insight to the woman behind the wonderful lyrics singing and songwriting for so many years where love is a constant theme, and well-needed in these intersting times.

Meet Martha Tilkston!

On the same day, I randomly met a young cyclist and we had many connections, not only of the cycling kind. He stayed at my place, and got to share in an intimate night of Martha’s music, which was quite timely for his voyage, and worth ‘Velosophising’ about for sure!

Jona’s inward journey!

As always, be well and enjoy the journey.

Peace, Joe

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Jazz, gin and bowlers.

Hello there all,

Last week I had the pleasure of seeing what all those words have in common at my local venue here in the south of France.

Check out the interview and find out for yourselves!

A night of great music, check out with who!

As always, be well and enjoy the journey.

Peace, Joe

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Electric bikes, the only way forward?

Technology takes us on many journeys, in the case of the electric bike, those journeys can be fast and fun, but like anything in our modern life, we need to look at the whole picture before we make decisions that may seem an obvious choice, but may have many hidden factors that can have longer range repercussions.

The mechanical bicycle has made some amazing jumps in its performance over the years, and by being creative with modern gearing and older frames, we can create eclectic bikes that are a joy to ride, and environmentally sustainable.

The debate goes on though, the electric or the eclectic bike? Which one will get you out there more often, and have you enjoying those hours spent in the saddle? In my latest Velosophising endeavour, I put out some ideas on both forms of two wheeled transportation.

As always, enjoy the journey!

Peace, Joe

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