• Jo-Jo O'Donoghue

Samhain has arrived here in Ireland in all of its copper and golden, glory!

November 12, 2015

This is my favourite time of year, and its not due to the arrival of all things pumpkin spice… though, I will not lie… similar to most basic white girls, I love me a pumpkin spiced latte! ;) I feel very alive in autumn, inspired, renewed. This is a time for change, for reinvention, time to cut yourself free from what no longer serve you. We are midpoint between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice, also known as the 'Reign of Scorpio'… so as an overly aggressive and proud November baby on a mission…(who is fast approaching the end of her twenties…) get out of my way BITCHES, I've got shit to do!

These last couple of weeks we have dove into writing some new material, and what a hardship being creative can be. Some days you think "man I'm good at this shit!" and the next your own creation turns on you!! And you think maybe you should just do yourself and the rest of the world a favour and just NOT. Thats the beauty of creativity though isn't it? It forces us to grow or to give up. Music is a real bitch too because it doesn't really exist… you can't touch it, you can't see it, you can't possess it, you only hear it and feel it. (...Its like the "CLOUD" WTF is the CLOUD?? …I'll spare you my cloud rant…)

Our adventure across the Atlantic to this beautiful rainy rock has been both trying and incredible rewarding. Since our last post we have driven from one side of this country to the other, and then back again - And then, we did it all again! We have yet to see the north, but we have some 'plans' in motion… Northern Ireland, we're coming for you. ;) I am so moved by this country, this culture, these people, this history. I have come to be a part of it, and to soak in every little piece of Ireland that I can…its beauty, its music, it's language. I struggle to find the words to describe the infinite, and savage beauty that is Ireland. But I am in awe of its greatness, and I am proud to be the daughter of one of Her exports.

We have many great opportunities coming up in and outside of Ireland, And we are VERY excited about this coming year...most of them are in their infancy and cannot be discussed at this point… BUT, I will tell you this, I am exhausted just thinking about it all!!

What we can say for sure is that Jo-Jo O' & The WOODS is going to be featured in the November/December issue of EQUAL Fashion Magazine!! We are beyond thrilled to be a part of this, EQUAL is a hybrid read of Fashion, Art, Photography, Music, Culture and The Alternative lifestyle. EQUAL has many hardworking and beautiful people behind it, so do yourselves a favour, check it out, and get inspired.

We are also pretty pumped to announce that at the end of the month we are filming a new music video with a wonderful film maker we have found, Mr. Paul Heary… looking forward to sharing it with yous, hopefully before Christmas. Keep an eye out for this one… pictures to follow, I'm sure.

I will sign off for now, we have much work to do and I'm dying to beat this song out of my head… its been haunting me… we will get it right this time, I swear.

Love, from Jo-Jo

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