Side Effects

Joe Gallagher Jr.

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An array of style and emotion.

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  1. 1 Thunder 04:28
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  2. 2 Allyson 05:02
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  3. 3 Broker's Blues 02:38
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  4. 4 Cannons 03:32
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  5. 5 Fugitive 04:52
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  6. 6 Paralyzed ft. O.B. 03:37
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  7. 7 Indian Giver 02:45
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  8. 8 Happy Medium 03:12
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  9. 9 Stone House 03:35
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  10. 10 Holy Water 02:34
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Stay Optimized  

Things are going great. They really are!  A lot of cool things are happening in my life right now but it’s easy to fall into the trap of it not being enough.  I continuously find holes in my performance where I can be doing better and it can get discounting looking at the flaws all the time.  I try really hard to ignore such defects but I’m always afraid that if I don’t fix what can be better, I’ll stay in mediocre land.  I don’t want to settle for anything less than the best which sounds like a great philosophy but does it make me less grateful being that way?   Absolutely!  I have to remind myself that I am human.  I will make mistakes and there’s always going to be something I can be doing better at.  This realization shouldn’t bring me down but instead keep me optimized.

Real Friends 

There’s so much I can say on this topic.  First thing that comes to mind is how once an eternal bond is set in place when friends know they’re friends for life, nothing can break that bond.  It’s unfortunate that life will tend to get in the way and touch may be lost but it’s never permanent.  Friendships can literally last for a lifetime.  Certain people I think are just cosmically connected to your soul and others are just temporarily passing through a specific season of life for an important reason.  That reason may only be circumstantial and the two souls disconnect.  For a real true friend to forever lose touch something absolutely catastrophic has to happen but even then there is the power of forgiveness.  Sure some things are unforgivable but not when real true friends are concerned.  If the souls are connected for a lifetime, there is a certainty and even a preemptive forgiveness because true friends accept the good and bad.  Flaws are overlooked.  When it comes down to it, a true friend knows the other will be there even if one has been carrying a one sided effort for awhile.  I’m grateful for the many real friends I have.  Most times those friendships are more imperative than even blood relatives.

Humility as a Way of Life 

I’d like to say as an entertainer, it’s hard to not get caught up in trying to obtain materialistic success. Of course I want to be successful and sell albums, sell out shows etc.  But how bout building character first and being honest and humble.  Isn’t that what the creator of the universe would rather us value and seek first.  It takes practice but i strive to seek spiritual things first then it seems like the material gains will happen inevitably.

Photos 

Getting a kick out of taking better pics of nature.  There’s so much beauty in Charleston, I think sometimes I take it for granted.  I don’t know how much longer I’ll be living here so I really want to capture all that this great city has to offer.

Vandalism  

I’m ashamed to admit but as a young teenager, I used to get pleasure out of destroying peoples’ property and trashing our beautiful earth.  Call it a miracle or maturity, thankfully I grew out of that phase.  These days, I’m ever so astounded by the beauty nature provides.  I’ve now become very passionate about preserving our planet.  I know I can only do a little but I do my part and if more people did theirs, there might not be an island of trash the size of Texas floating in The Pacific Ocean.

Morning Sunrise Walks 

In Charleston, there are many breathtaking locations to watch the sunrise and it has become a weekly tradition that myself and Ryan Gallo bring a dog or two out to one of these destinations.   This week we’re headed to Sullivan Island’s lighthouse.  Can’t wait to see what kind of pics we get!

Been writing 

I’ve recently been really inspired to write new music.  It’s such a great feeling to weather a storm and get back to what you’re called to do.  I’m so grateful that I get to express my heartfelt experiences through songs.  Thank you God 🙏

Staying Focused 

It’s easy for to get way off track especially while I’m waiting for things to happen.  I found out this week that I’m going to be interviewed by two radio stations and I can’t help but to want more.  When will I be satisfied?  My focus right now is selling albums and getting as much media exposure as possible.  Getting heard takes time and I have to remember to stay focused and things will fall into place when the time is right.

Morning Meditation That Works 

I’ve been in the good habit of hour long walking meditations.  My day goes way better when I do this in the morning.  It takes commitment but the reward of total peace of mind is so worth it.  What I like to do is grab my headphones, look up spiritual teachings on YouTube and walk in nature for at least an hour while listening to powerful practices.  What happens to me is I instantly feel connected to the universe.  All the questions I have about my purpose or problems I may be having with life, get answered by the end of my walk.  

Another Great Review 

themusicbutcher.com wrote up an excellent article on their blog.  Check it out here https://themusicbutcher.com/2017/11/09/joe-gallagher-jr-thunder/

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