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The making of a GINO VANNELLI videoclip... The Measure of a Man the first radio single of GINO VANNELLI's new album A GOOD THING released on the 4th of February 2008. There are 42 pictures in the slide-show. Please reload whan it does not work.




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Copyright © 21 January - 2009 - 2013 Barend and Trees in Holland

All pictures made by Barend Verwaal in a very dark and sometimes overlighted club.



The 5 members of the band, all young musicians:
(1): Job Wolfs - Drums
(2): Roland Baak - percussion
(3): I am Sander Bos and I am a keyboardist. I played in the videoclip of Mister Vannelli! I sat (actually I was standing up) playing the piano.

Guys if you want your name here e-mail us and we will post it here!



OPINIONS & COMMENTS about Gino Vannelli's videoclip The Measure of a Man:

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An e-mail dated Monday 9 March 2009 from Fabio F. in Italy with the subject: info Gino Vannelli

Dear Barend and Trees,
The official video of "The measure of a man" is on You tube since 7 hours.
Wonderful video!
Best Regards, Fabio (from S.Maria C. V., Italy)


Another e-mail dated Tuesday 10 March 2009 from Fabio F. in Italy with the subject: Re: info Gino Vannelli

Dear Barend and Trees;
It's a mistery! This morning I haven't found it. It's strange because it was posted by CMM(The Gino's label). There were 2 : the first was by CMM and needed a you tube login, the second was by an userand didn't need of login. I hope it will be back soon; The Gino performance is wonderful! Best Regards, Fabio (S.M.C.V.,Italy)


Nederlands/Dutch: Een e-mail d.d. Dinsdag 10 Maart 2009 van Sander Bos met het onderwerp: Website Gino

Hallo, ik ben Sander Bos en ben toetsenist. Ik heb mee gespeeld op de opnames van de clip van meneer Vannelli! Ik zat(stond eigenlijk) piano te spelen. Zou u mij ook op de Site willen vermelden?

Gisteren heb ik heel even de clip op youtube voorbij zien komen maar nu is hij er inmiddels weer af weet u hier meer van? Alvast bedankt groetjes Sander

English/Engels: An e-mail dated Tuesday 10 March 2009 from Sander Bos with the subject: Website Gino

Hello, I am Sander Bos and I am a keyboard player. I played in the new videoclip of Mister Vannelli! I sat (actually I was standing up) playing the piano. Can you please mention my name on your Site?
Yesterday I saw the new videoclip on YouTube in a flash but now it's gone again. Do you know something about that? Thanks in advance, greetings Sander


An e-mail dated Tuesday 10 March 2009 from Terry in Pittsburg, PA, USA with the subject: WooooooooooooooHooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh Myyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's Grrrrrrrrrrrrrreaaaaaaaaatttt!!!!
I love it! Direction, editing, choreography, everything! Just great!!

I'm getting yelled at to "TURN IT OFF!!!!"
I keep playing it over and over............ I'm at the office and of course doing nothing else buy watching Measure of A Man video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hahahahahah!!!!
TS


An e-mail dated Tuesday 10 March 2009 from Kara in Dallas, Texas, USA with the subject: From the updates web page about message YouTube dated 10 March 2009...

I really love the video!

I think Gino did an excellent job--although, it seems like your slide show of this is more clearer and had different angles that I liked. The YouTube isn't as sharp as what you guys have, but it's still a very good video, and I thought the band behind Gino was great. I watched the "Measure of a Man" live video on YouTube (Gino was on Raymond's show, I think) and that wasn't very clear either. THANKS for putting it on your site so we can view it.
Kara M


An e-mail dated Tuesday 10 March 2009 from Caliope in the United States of America, with the subject: From the updates web page about message YouTube dated 10 March 2009...

Hello Barend & Trees
Just saw the videoclip of "The Measure of a Man".....
this man is truly unbelievable..
He is unstoppable and I hope he always will be.
BRAVO! Caliope


Another e-mail dated Tuesday 10 March 2009 from Terry in Pittsburg, PA, USA with the subject: If I Were the Director.......

Part 2
I would maybe have done a couple things different........... Maybe had a shot or two of Gino playing the keyboard mixed in with the other flashes of the band. Then some of him busting some moves on the dance floor with the girls instead of sitting on the edge of the stage for so long. It doesn't show what great shape he is in. I don't mean physically, as much as athletic. If that makes sense? Also the jury is still out on the coat, love the jacket though!!

Part 3
Hope I didn't come off sounding too critical!!! Just wanted to see more of Gino in action!! But I understand how he was sort of a narrator for the scene. I love the way the color of the girls dresses (red and purple) contrast against the dark and shadowy images too. The "she" subject is also very exotic looking, very pretty, good choice!! TS


An e-mail dated Wednesday 11 March 2009 from David in Italy with the subject: GINO VANNELLI

Hi B. & T. ,
I'm David ( auction n.84 ) .. a very big surprise on youtube !!:
There are the official video of "The measure of man" and also a live version from Raymann is laat ( a Dutch tv show that you probably know it).

These are ...the days ( ops ! ).. the links:

A bad quality link: (NOT the official video!) made by Ronald Baak the percussion player. Bad sound!

Here are the official CMM videoclips:
A GOOD THING web page number 4. The top of this web page

The Gino Vannelli updates web page.

A big salute to you and all the fans ! Ciao David


An e-mail dated Wednesday 11 March 2009 from Jane in Connecticut, USA with the subject: From the updates web page about message YouTube dated 10 March 2009...

Dear Barend & Trees,
I agree with you – the U-Tube is very fuzzy (disappointing quality) but it was nice to see it on your site, thank you!

I just love the new pictures you posted of Gino and Bert - they are fantastic, did you take those? They look so happy and content. You are so fortunate to be able to see Him so often, and so generous to share Him with the rest of us. Kindest regards, Jane (from Connecticut)


An e-mail dated Wednesday 11 March 2009 from Jim in Seattle, Washington, USA with the subject: Video

Hello, Jim here...
the you tube video on your site, if you click play then you will see the HQ button to click for better quality...you prob. know this by now..anyway thanks for all you do!!!...Jim in Seattle actually Everett Washington...is where I live// take care!!


Nederlands/Dutch: Een e-mail d.d. Woensdag 11 Maart 2009 van Sander Bos met het onderwerp: Website Gino

Hoi jah ik vind het echt een heel lekker nummer! En vind de clip heeeeel erg tof! Heb de link al naar al mn buddies gestuurd en die zijn ook allen heel te spreken en vinden ook het nummer heel erg gaaf!!!

Vond het een eer om te mogen doen, dus bedankt:)
Groetjes Sander

P.s ken de andere jongens ook niet...Volgens mij moet je dan bij Basja of Leander zijn die weten wel wie der mee heeft gespeeld!

English/Engels: An e-mail dated Wednesday 11 March 2009 from Sander Bos with the subject: Website Gino

Hi, yesss I think it's a very delightful song! And I feel that the videoclip is soooo COOL! I already
e-mailed the link to my friends and my friends talk very good about the videoclip and they also think that this song is very COOL!!!

I felt it as a BIG honour that I could play in that video, so thank you very much:)
Greetings Sander

P.s. I do not know the names of the other bandmembers either...I think you have to ask Basja or Leander, they know who played in this band!


Another e-mail dated Wednesday 11 March 2009 from David in Italy with the subject: GINO VANNELLI .. EXCUSE ME ..THERE'S A REASON...

EXCUSE ME for the quality!! but there's a reason because I've done it ..
when I've seen it on youtube I said to myself: It could be a good thing to know for many fans, especially for the Italian fans, because it almost impossible to find and see the video in Italy !!! ( for example: if you click on the "Mtv Italia " website and if you write the words GINO VANNELLI - on " cerca" ("search" in English ) the result is... nothing !!.. nothin about him ...no cd... no biography ect.. I was and I'm really stunned but it's so !!)
...and excuse me one more time because I haven't noticed it in your website !!

But I have to tell you one more thing: I know there are many and many fans of Gino in Italy but I don't know why, currently, if you go ( or write ) in many record stores ( also big stores ! ) you really can't find almost nothing about him !! In fact I've ordered his new cd from a record shop in Rome that you have also posted the link in your site ( CDBOX ) ...believe me, until about 10 days ago even in Milan ( in the great music stores ) it was impossible to find it .. not only the new cd but everything about him!!! ( a friend of mine was there ! ). ( but I know until some week ago the Italian manger of Gino was negotianting with some Italian distributors... ) I don't konw why Gino's music is so ill-treated !!

HE IS ONE OF GREATEST MUSIC ARTIST IN THE WORLD !! Thank you again.. and excuse me one more time it was only a good intention. Ciao, David


An e-mail with more words from Terry in Pittsburgh, PA, USA dated Wednesday 11 March 2009 with the subject: ..........

Just one more thing........ Love Gino's eye rolling while he's hearing "her" voice echoing in his head! And the hand motion for her flapping lips! Hahaha!!!

I'm anxious to see how many hits this receives on youtube. I think choosing such a known, hip club and younger actors was a good move. Word should get around pretty quick. The dancers and musicians from the shoot emailing/posting the link to their friends, etc. T


An e-mail from Cyndi Haskins in Pittsburgh, PA, USA dated Wednesday 11 March 2009 with the subject: From the updates web page about message YouTube dated 10 March 2009...

wow!! well, i LOVE the song!!!!
gino certainly looks hot and the video is fabulous of him. i didn't quite get the video even though i do understand the song. there were lots of "sexy young thangs" dancing in the background (probably to appeal to a younger audience) zesty for men esp. his son's age group. so i hear you on the age thing and can relate to the feelings. i do think it was tastefully done though and being a male, gino surely enjoyed making the video. haha!!

i didn't like the couple of shots of women with vampire teeth. what was with that??? moon over madness??? i could envision a beautiful video of him singing gypsy days with flashback footage of his younger years up to present day esp. since the look of fashion, hair, etc. is back from the 70's. it's one of my favorite songs along with night drive. so, what does gino think of the video???
cyndi from pittsburgh


An e-mail from Kara in Dallas Texas, USA dated Wednesday 11 March 2009 with the subject: From the updates web page about message YouTube dated 10 March 2009...

OK, you guys are BAD BAD BAD!
I cannot stop watching Gino's YouTube video of "Measure of a Man" and now I am waking up to that song!
It is a VERY addicting song, for sure.

I used to wake up to Live in Montreal's "Where Am I Going?" (how appropriate for the morning) but now I wake up to "Evermore" and then listen to "Measure of a Man" before I slowly crawl out of bed. It gets me in the mood to dance into the day. Have a great day! Kara M.


An e-mail from Dawn in La Habra, Ca. USA dated Thursday 12 March 2009 with the subject: Gino Vannelli You Tube

Hello Barend and Trees,
Thank you again for your wonderful web site dedicated to Gino.
I check if often and enjoy all the updates you provide.
That is how I knew to order Gino's new CD and poetry book.
I am still waiting for it anxiously. I ordered it on February 21st and I am still waiting. Hopefully I am one of those that got stuck on the back order list when they ran out and had to re-order.

As far as the you tube video, I agree it is not the best quality but how wonderful to have it to watch anyways. Any opportunity to watch him sing is great. I just wish there were more DVD;s out there that we could purchase. I bought the two they have on the ginov.com web site but would love more.

You both to wonderful work and please know how grateful all Gino fans are for your efforts.
Dawn in La Habra, Ca.


An e-mail from Mary H. in Ohio, USA dated Thursday 12 March 2009 with the subject: The Measure Of A Man Video......

Oh B&T !!!!!! My opinion on this is....... AWESOME !!!!!
I just love it !!!! Gino looks and sounds FANTASTIC !!!!
I first saw it on youtube before checking here (Ha...I usually NEVER do that !!!! You are always first...LOL)....On my computer it was VERY clear, although there is another one posted on the percussion players youtube page, which isn't as clear.....The video was well worth the wait, and I have been spreading the word about it and the cd and directing people to go to your site to purchase it. Many of my friends have, and had no problems at all.

Some people have told me that they are going to wait because they think it will be released in the USA, but I just tell them that it is best just to go to your page, why wait !?? It may never be released here and we need to get the sales up and support Gino. I paid $28.00 US dollars total and I have seen that people on ebay are selling it for $34.00 US dollars. Why anyone would want to make money off of Gino, I have no idea, it was somebody from the Netherlands who is selling them. I can't believe people do that....Anyway, that Italian maestro, whew, he just gets better and better...Great Job Gino, all my "Gino friends "LOVE IT!!!!
Thank you B&T for all that you do for us fans... Love from Rossford, Ohio, Mary H.


Nederlands/Dutch: Een e-mail d.d. Donderdag 12 Maart 2009 van Paul van S. uit Bergschenhoek, Holland met het onderwerp: From the A GOOD THING page number 4 The Measure of a Man videoclip...

Ha die Trees,
Ik heb net de videoclip bekeken en kan je niet regelen dat de volgende keer wat meer van dat jonge spul in beeld is inplaats van die zangeressen....
Met vriendelijke groet, Kind regards, Mit freundlichem Gruß,
Paul van S

English/Engels: An e-mail dated Thursday 12 March 2009 from Paul van S. in Bergschenhoek, Holland with the subject: From the A GOOD THING page number 4 The Measure of a Man videoclip...

Hey that Trees,
I just watched the videoclip and please arrange next time more young people in close up instead of those female singers....
Met vriendelijke groet, Kind regards, Mit freundlichem Gruß,
Paul van S


An e-mail from Barbara in WI, USA dated Thursday 12 March 2009 with the subject: The Measure Of A Man Videoclip...

It is fabulous.....thanks so much for sending it to me! The man has been my #1 since I first saw Gino appear on the TV show "Soul Train" back in the early 70's singing his hit song "Gotta Move" He never ages, only gets better, like a good bottle of vino....Yes, I have my vino with alot of Gino!!! Barbara in WI, USA


An e-mail from Robert B. in Texas, USA dated Thursday 12 March 2009 with the subject: From the updates web page about message YouTube dated 10 March 2009...

Dear Barrend & Trees,
So great to see the new video. What an awesome song! I haven't ordered my cd yet, I was hoping to buy it here in the states. Kathy told me the other day somenthing about it not being released in the US. Do you know if there is any truth to that?

I've been going through kind of a tough time here with business the way it is. I'm moving in with a friend of mine up in Oklahoma next week. Oh, and btw I'm moving in with my friend who went with us the first time Gino played in New Orleans. So at least I'll be around another Gino fan for once.
Keep up the great work, love from Oklahoma soon, Robert.


Another e-mail from Terry in Pittsburgh, PA, USA dated Friday 13 March 2009 with the subject: NINE HUNDRED THIRTY TWO HITS!!!!!!!!!

Almost 1000 hits on youtube for the video since yesterday!!!! And my 500 don't count because I just keep hitting replay!!! Just think, if everyone who hits YOUR site would email everyone in their address book with the link......... Then they would order the cd........ Gino might release in the USA at #1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wouldn't that be great?? Because right now he only has that "U2" gang as real competition on Plato, and Gino definitely looks better in shades than that Bono guy!!! TS


Another e-mail from Cyndi Haskins in Pittsburgh, PA, USA dated Friday 13 March 2009 with the subject: QUALITY!!

Ok, I am laughing at myself. You were talking about QUALITY!!
Well, I did give my honest opinion. I watched the second video at least 5 times now and the quality is better.

I have been bothered by some of the amateur videos of Gino and the band that has been put on U-tube the past few years. Maybe from illegal tapings and cell phones. The sound isn't very good and anyone who has been to the shows know what top quality Gino's voice is and how great his bands are.

For those who wonder when the new cd will be in the states for purchase??. Why wait...you may wait longer than you want. The new cd and poems are worth every dollar!!!! We are fortunate to be able to order from Europe and have it shipped to the states. The exchange rate on the Euro is better now than it has been in months.
Cyndi from Pittsburgh


An e-mail from Keith Murray Manager Able Travel American Express Travel Services, Mississauga, Ontario L5S 1R6, Canada dated Saterday 14 March 2009 with the subject: FW: Gino Vannelli

Folks:
Can’t wait to get the new CD in Canada the video is amazing! The lyrics just too deep, the bar has been raised.

I have passed it on to many friends and fans: I wanted to share this with you Kindly have Gino’s group reach out to the Rose Theater in Brampton, Ont Canada it’s a 850 seater; brand new state of the art facility great sound & sight lines etc. I had the good fortune to catch an up and coming Canadian Jazz singer Sophie Milman a few weeks ago at the same Theater. The link is below. Perhaps they can add him during his April stint in Canada?
Regards, Keith

Writings between me and Michael Fagien of Jazziz dot com:

From: Keith Murray
Sent: January 15, 2009 6:56 PM
To: 'Michael Fagien'
Subject: RE: Gino Vannelli

Hi Michael, What an honor and surprise to hear back from you; I thought my email would be passed on and hopefully actioned! You are too kind. I have been a fan of this man’s music since 1975 after hearing Storm @ Sunup on a Toronto station on night I just knew we would hear some great music in time to come and we have. I was really glad when he re-surfaced some years ago it was really our loss not hearing from him. Whenever he plays Toronto and the surrounding areas my wife and I try and catch him live.

A few years ago I took 20 friends who were familiar with his music to a Dinner and show at The Heritage Theatre in Brampton, Ontario .They still talk about it; it’s such an easy sell as his shows are just perfection. Please let Gino know there is an amazing brand new facility called The Rose Theater in Brampton, Link: The Rose Theater in Brampton. I have mentioned to them Gino is on tour in April 09 and to try and book him in without a doubt they will sell out. How about getting him into the Jazziz Bistro in Orlando I would fly in to see that show!!!! Your Jazziz magazine and sample CD are just a brilliant idea I have discovered a ton of new Artists through the subscription. Once again Michael thanks for taking the time in your busy schedule to respond.
Regards, Keith

From: Michael Fagien,
Sent: January 15, 2009 2:55 PM
To: Keith Murray
Subject: FW: Gino Vannelli

Keith, Thanks for the update. Talked to Gino about a month or so ago… Please send ASAP. Best, Michael

Please send advance or review copy to: Michael Fagien, M.D.
Editor and Publisher JAZZIZ, 7223 Panache Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33433 - USA

From: JAZZIZ CUSTOMER SERVICE
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 2:34 PM
To: 'Michael Fagien'
Subject: FW: Gino Vannelli

Sincerely, JAZZIZ Magazine Customer Service 2650 N. Military Trail, Ste 140 Boca Raton, FL 33431 Toll Free: 888-834-3023 Ext. 7730 Phone: 561-893-6868 Ext. 7730 Fax: 561-910-5535 service@jazziz.com From: Keith Murray Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 12:48 PM
To: comments@jazziz.com
Subject: Gino Vannelli
Kindly forward this to Michael Fagien:

Hi Michael, Just a quick not to let you know Gino has new CD out early Feb 09, As you know this talented guy is had to pin down in any genre of music whatever he does is done so well. not too many Artists have been able to take their old Rock / POP / R&B catalogues and re-invented them with such a heavy Jazz influence as well as Gino has. The site is unofficial however, these guys seem to know more about him than any one else.
Happy New Year! Regards, Keith. link.


Another e-mail from Bruno le Flanchec in singapore, Asia dated Saterday 14 March 2009 with the subject: clips

Hi Barend and Trees,
I think the video is really really cool but some of my friends (remember Arnaud?) think it's great. The youtube quality is really not that bad actually.... the only thing you should totally avoid in youtube is reading the comments hahaha.... But the main thing is the song from Gino and this is a great one ..... love it! Gino is on top of it (as usual) .... The background vocalists sounds so good and there is a great energy, very simple and straightforward production but so efficient overall.... sound so much like Gino melodically.... hope the rest of the album is of this very high standard ......should know it soon. Thank you so much for posting that great moment of music ....
Cheers from everybody here,
Bruno

PS: My video on youtube with my band Bali Lounge doesn't sound that great hahaha.... check it out sometimes .... YouTube - Bali Lounge "Something's Wrong"


Nederlands/Dutch: Een e-mail d.d. Dinsdag 16 Maart 2009 van Wil Spelbos uit Utrecht, Nederland met het onderwerp: The Measure of a Man videoclip...

Hoi Barend & Trees.
Super gelukt hoor!!!! de videoclip ziet er swingend en strak uit.
Net zoals het nummer The Measure of the Man zelf is !!!!!
Gino komt heel goed over in de clip, vooral in die lange jas (zou Barend ook zo goed staan, haha)

Ik vraag me alleen af waarom er in de clip anderen muzikanten spelen, niet dat het slecht overkomt hoor, maar het had mij wel leuk geleken als de jongens van de Dutch band, waar Gino mee optreed er ook in mee hadden gedaan.
Ben benieuwd wanneer het op de tv wordt uitgezonden......
Gelukkig hebben we nu via jullie site er al van kunnen genieten !!!!
Groetjes van Wil.

English/Engels: An e-mail dated Tuesday 16 March 2009 from Wil Spelbos in Utrecht, the Netherlands with the subject: The Measure of a Man videoclip...

Hi Barend & Trees.
Super good and well done!!!! the videoclip looks very swinging and tight.
Just like the song itself of The Measure of a Man !!!!!
Gino looks great and comes through very good in this videoclip, especially in the long leather coat (could look great on Barend too, hahaha)

I only asked myself why are there other musicians in this videoclip and not the Dutch band, not that the young ones are bad, but it seems more fun to me that the guys of the Dutch band with whom Gino performs live on stage, played in this clip too.
I am very curious when the videoclip will be broadcsted on tv......
Luckely we can already enjoy it through your site !!!!
Kind regards from Wil.


An e-mail from Joanne in the Western USA dated Tuesday 16 March 2009 with the subject: From the A GOOD THING page number 4 The Measure of a Man videoclip...

Well, I love it and I hate it. I absolutely love the song.
I can't get it out of my mind. I've watched the video at least a dozen times since Thursday.
Gino is as gorgeous as ever. I love his expressions when he's singing the song as if he was revisiting the experience over and over. I also love the different shots of him while he continues to sing the song.

I don't like the shots of the dancers. They are weird. The young people are great they make us feel younger. BRAVO Gino! Once again an exuberating experience. Hope to see you soon in the Western USA.
Best, JMS


An e-mail from Norine R. in Winnipeg, Canada dated Wednesday 18 March 2009 with the subject: From the A GOOD THING page number 4 The Measure of a Man videoclip...

Hi B&T:
How is everyone there?
I just saw the new video on Gino’s website and it is simply delicious.
I love this tune!
I have got my ticket to see him when he comes to Winnipeg next month. WEEEEEEEE!
I will let you know how the concert goes.
XXXOOO Norine


An e-mail from Karen Soester in Florida, USA dated Tuesday 31 March 2009 with the subject: From the A GOOD THING page number 4 The Measure of a Man videoclip... COMMENTS:

Dear Barend and Trees:
Thanks again for your marvelous website for the true Master of Music---I JUST LOVE THE NEW VIDEO!!!!!!!!!! That’s not quite right. DOES GINO ROCK OR WHAT!!!! He’s 56 years old and still cranks out the greatest music—I JUST LOVE THAT. The Rolling Stones (not even in Gino’s league) are still repeating their old stuff, but the MASTER OF MUSIC just keeps on with fresh, new GREAT stuff. I just love his music more and more. AND he’s even GREAT in the video of his new stuff!!!!!!!!! I just love the man and his genius, I can’t help it. Sincerely, Karen Soester in Florida


An e-mail from Jorgi from Mississippi in the USA dated Saterday 28 March 2009 with the subject: From the A GOOD THING page number 4 The Measure of a Man videoclip...

Gino is outstanding !

I've been a fan of his music from the 70's ,and never has his work been less than excellent.
He gets better as time progresses.
This is a PRIMO video. WOW .
I travel to Vegas and New Orleans every year to see him in concert .I'll do it untill the day I can no longer do it.
Thanks Gino for your passion for GREAT music.
Jorgi from Mississippi


Nederlands/Dutch: Een e-mail d.d. 28 Maart 2009 van een Rotterdamse Fan uit Nederland met het onderwerp: The Measure of a Man videoclip van Gino Vannelli

Hallo Hallo, Ik zag al die foto's en reacties staan op jullie website. Dus ik wilde ook even wat zeggen, willen jullie dat erbij zetten? In die diashow zie je veel meer, maar vind de clip toch heel GAAF. KIKKEN!!!! Geweldig Gino, het swingt! People Gotta Move vindt ik ook zo goed. Greetings from Rotterdam.

English/Engels: An e-mail dated 28 March 2009 from a fan who lives in Rotterdam, the Netherlands with the subject: The Measure of a Man videoclip of Gino Vannelli

Hello Hello, I saw all those pictures and reactions on your website. So I wanted to say something too, can you please post it? In that slideshow we see much more, but I still think that this videoclip is COOL. KICKING!!!! Great Gino, it swings! I also love People Gotta Move. Greetings from Rotterdam.


Nederlands/Dutch: Een e-mail d.d. 28 Maart 2009 van Patrick Broeren uit Schiedam, Holland met het onderwerp: Gino Vannelli's nieuwe videoclip

Hallo Barend en Trees,
Hoe is het met jullie? Met mij gaat in ieder geval alles goed.
Ik heb het de laatste dagen erg druk, dus daarom deze misschien wat late reactie.
Ik moet zeggen dat ik de nieuwe (video)clip wel erg goed vindt. Goed nummer, ik hou wel van zulke muziek.
Tot gauw. Groeten van Patrick en de rest hier

English/Engels: An e-mail dated 28 March 2009 from Patrick Broeren in Schiedam, Holland with the subject: Gino Vannelli's new videoclip

Hello Barend and Trees,
How are you? Everything is OK with me at the moment.
Great song, very good, I love that kind of music.
See you soon. Greetings from Patrick and the rest of the gang overhere.


An e-mail from René in Amsterdam, Holland dated Saterday 28 March 2009 with the subject: The Measure of a Man videoclip...

Here we go in English... Watched the clip and I like it... A bit of jazzy latin with the cha-cha-cha- kind of atmosphere... Gino Vannelli looks good and I like the song... Listened to the cd many times now... GREAT PERFORMANCE Gino but I do not like those ladies with those funny teeth! Thanks for the new CD! René a fan from Amsterdam.


An e-mail from Patti B. in New York, USA dated 2 April 2009 with the subject: Gino Vannelli's new videoclip......................

Hi Barend and Trees!
Thanks for posting the Gino Vannelli video clip on your site!!!!
Any video is great but especially a professionally made video of Gino is well worth the wait! The song is great, the dancers and back up vocals are perfect and Gino's mannerisms during the video are spot on.

I wish he'd do one for every song on the CD! When you can't see him in concert often, the videos are a great way to get a reminder of how important going to the shows are. He just gets better and I'd love to hear him recite the poems too. Maybe a concert that featured both will be in the works.

I am hoping for more dates in the States and watching the sites for information. We miss him on this side of the pond. I am in need of a Gino fix and hope he does some concerts closer to home.
Hope all is well and maybe we'll see you both soon too!?!
Thanks for all you do. Patti


An e-mail from Reed B. in Oklahoma, USA dated 12 April 2009 with the subject: Multimedia message...

Dear B & T.
hope everything is good with you all!!!
Finally found my ticket from Chicago and wanted to send you this pic of my non-signed ticket stubs. Although, my ticket from Brother to Brother in 79 is still MIA. Hopefully it'll turn up!!!

Love the new song and video!!!!
Thanks for having it on your site!!!
Makes it so easy to watch it!!!

Just wanted you to see the pic of the tickets.
Once again, hope everything is good!
Talk to ya later, Reed


Frans/French: An e-mail from shimamoto hijiri in Paris, France, Europe dated 25 May 2009 with the subject: From the A GOOD THING page number 4 The Measure of a Man videoclip...

bonjour from paris,
merci pour votre site, d'abord.
alors son video clip, me fait plaisir de y voir et écouter gino, même aussi dans le contexte "commercial", rien à lui dire, il est toujours parfait.

mais justement, on connais déjà pas mal de ce genre de style de clip( camera, chorégraphie et stylisme...). comme gino est une personnage tellement transcendante, je crois qu'il pourra se plonger dans un espace plus neuf et original. pardon, je suis trop amoureuse de lui...? j'éspère qu'il passe un jours à paris.
hjr

ps sorry for french text. i cannot wright well in english.

Engels/English: An e-mail from shimamoto hijiri in Paris, France, Europe dated 25 May 2009 translated into the English language by Jacques in Paris, France on 29 May 2009.

No problem for the translation but i ve to say you that this mail isn t written in a very good french language. I suppose that the person who wrote it had used a web tool translater or may be it s a (total) stranger. Here we go :

Hello from Paris
First of all thanks for your website
I m very happy to see and listen Gino in this video clip even if its in a commercial situation.
Nothing to say he is always perfect but we are accustomed a lot by this kind of videos (cameras, choreography and styling....).

Gino is a so Transcendante person, i think he could goes in a more fresh and original direction. Sorry but i m too in love with him...I hope to see him one day in Paris.
HJR

What a lucky guy this Gino...all the girls are crazy with him lol lol lol
You have to mention in red letters in your website that:
Gino is married and add "no way babies"...lol lol

Have a great week end in Middelburg and by the way send to Gino my best wishes first for the great album he had produced and second for his coming soon anniversary. A bientôt les amis, Jacques.


An e-mail from April in the United States of America dated 10 June 2009 with the subject: The videoshoot... Names of the band...

The song is awesome. As usual, the video was long over due, but absolutely entertaining.

I think the best Gino has ever done. Oh, did I mention the song is awesome. Unbelievably cool and beautiful at the same time.
April B.


An e-mail from Jackie in Virginia, in the United States of America dated 18 June 2009 with the subject: From the A GOOD THING page number 4 The Measure of a Man videoclip...

The Measure of a Man song and video clip measures to the top.....i only ask that Gino NOT hide his eyes....please, don't hide your eyes/face....you said to be honest.....love, jackie


An e-mail from Geert in the Netherlands dated 25 June 2009 with the subject: The Measure of a Man videoclip...

Cool video, cool ladies and B&T you are right on TMF is the video more sharp. LOVE it!!! His voice is great and he still has it!!!
Geert.

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An e-mail from Tam in the United States dated 25 March 2010 with the subject: From the A GOOD THING page number 4 The Measure of a Man videoclip...

I LOVE IT!


An e-mail from Frank in The HagueTam, Holland, the Netherlands dated Wednesday 21 April 2010 with the subject: From the A GOOD THING page number 4 The Measure of a Man videoclip...

Yes, he is still the Master! I'm enjoying the cd POWERFUL PEOPLE these days. Saw the videoclip and ordered A GOOD THING... thanks for the news, Frank.


An e-mail from Peter Sjögren in Stockholm, Sweden Wednesday 23 June 2010 with the subject: From the A GOOD THING page number 4 The Measure of a Man videoclip...

Yes, He still has it ! I got all heated up by this new GREAT song – must get the album right away -
and let this video play over-and-over again until all my family members screams ! Love it !!!

= When will Gino COME TO SWEDEN ????
BTW: – I would be very interested in knowing what exact drum kit model was used in the video?
All the best to you !
from, Peter Sjögren in Stockholm

- It´s too late to be a pessimist !

Jazz - The Velocity of Celebration......


An e-mail from a GINO VANNELLI fan without a name but this e-mails comes from the USA dated Sunday 15 August 2010 with the subject: Feedback on Gino Video

Hi - I see you recently updated the web page for Gino Vannelli so I'm responding to your request for feedback on the video. I'm a time traveler who hasn't listened to his music for quite some time, since the early 1980's. I didn't really know what happened to cause him to fade out so quickly so I was reading up on him recently after I noted one of his videos on YouTube for Night Walker.

So anyway, I know how hard it must be for Gino to realize he lost an opportunity to be as big as Michael Jackson and Elvis by walking out on his career. He was truly that talented and just needed to work on becoming a dancer to top the cake. He had to learn to dance in order to up it up to the next level. I understand he chose to leave music to go on a spiritual journey. I can't comprehend what he did but can say had he stayed and worked on developing himself, he could have certainly reached new heights, he was that talented.

It is painful for a former Gino fan from the 1980's to face the fact Gino is never going to make a come back of any significant capacity in the United States. Knowing his phenomenal voice and talents truly dwarfed so many, I can only presume he had personal issues that precluded him from the next step of his career. It's okay, he's only human, but it's hard to see him today and in the video you've posted. Believe me, I so want to love that video, but It's hard for me to watch, I'm sorry. I know he's looking for a new style and sound but it doesn't suit my tastes as a former fan.

If you want to know who the hell I think I am to write this stuff, well I was a bit of a musician (violist) and singer at one point who had a lot of potential that went wasted. My father played 20 years as a guitarist on television in the U.S. So I'm writing from knowledge of missed opportunities, etc...
Best regards.


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