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Another e-mail dated Tuesday 10 March 2009 from Fabio F. in Italy with the subject: Re: info Gino Vannelli
Dear Barend and Trees;
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?
An e-mail dated Tuesday 10 March 2009 from Terry in Pittsburg, PA, USA with the subject: WooooooooooooooHooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm getting yelled at to "TURN IT OFF!!!!"
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.
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
Another e-mail dated Tuesday 10 March 2009 from Terry in Pittsburg, PA, USA with the subject: If I Were the Director.......
An e-mail dated Wednesday 11 March 2009 from David in Italy with the subject: GINO VANNELLI
Hi B. & T. ,
These are ...the days ( ops ! ).. the links:
A bad quality link: (NOT the official video!) made by Ronald Baakthe percussion player. Bad sound!
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 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...
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,
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
I felt it as a BIG honour that I could play in that video, so thank you very much:)
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 ..
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!!!!
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???
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 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,
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.
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 !!!!!
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!!!!
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,
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,
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,
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.
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!!
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.
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
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?
Writings between me and Michael Fagien of Jazziz dot com:
From: Keith Murray
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.
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.
From: Michael Fagien,
Keith, Thanks for the update. Talked to Gino about a month or so ago… Please send ASAP. Best, Michael
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From: Keith Murray Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 12:48 PM
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.
Another e-mail from Bruno le Flanchec in singapore, Asia dated Saterday 14 March 2009 with the subject: clips
Hi Barend and Trees,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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:
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.
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,
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,
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!
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.
An e-mail from Reed B. in Oklahoma, USA dated 12 April 2009 with the subject: Multimedia message...
Dear B & T.
Love the new song and video!!!!
Just wanted you to see the pic of the tickets.
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,
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.
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
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.
What a lucky guy this Gino...all the girls are crazy with him lol 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.
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!!!
Link to GINO VANNELLI on:
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 -
= When will Gino COME TO SWEDEN ????
- 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...
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