The video clip for “Give It Your Love” has just been completed and I’d like to invite you to be amongst the first to view it!
Subscribe to my YouTube channel and post me a message to let me know what you think.
The atmosphere at the Central Market in Adelaide became absolutely electric as we began to shoot the clip, it really felt like everyone there was meant to be there for the shoot, adding to the magic and the vibrancy of the perfect backdrop for the song. There’s even a serendipitous appearance of a little boy with a red balloon going up the escalator … couldn’t have worked out better if we had tried. And it all came together in less than two hours with 3 takes! Truly magic captured in the moment.
I’d like to thank Tim Pine, the director and editor and his dad Colin, the cinematographer for their delicate and sensitive appreciation for what we were looking to capture with this video … they tuned right into the heart of the song and its message and captured it beautifully. And all the wonderful people who turned up on the day as extras to help out, thank you! I especially would like to thank my lovely wife Enza, my son Jonathan, and Dino Jag my producer and music/collaborator for all you do. And thank you to mum and dad who patiently waited till we were ready for the shoot, they make their appearance on the bench under the escalator. And thank you to the Central Market and Lucia’s for your openness and assistance on the day.
Please subscribe to my new Youtube channel and post your message there … I’m keen to see what you have to say about it.
This journey continues to be an incredible ride of joy and surrender, every step filled with serendipity and the clear guidance of the Spirit within. Please continue to join me on this journey … simply spread the love with me by sharing the video with your family and friends.
Let me know if you recognise anyone in the video clip … so many of the extras were simply shoppers going about their shopping day at the Central Market.
And remember, “It’s not what you’re seeing but how you’re looking at it that raises you to view reality.”
Give It Your Love … always,
On Friday 31st August we will be shooting our next music video clip for “Give It Your Love” and we will be needing some people to help us out as extra’s for a few of the scenes.. The video shoot will take place at one of our very favourite locations in Adelaide, the Central Market!
If you live in Adelaide and are interested in being part of the music video and can make yourself available between the hours of 9.30am – 4.30pm on the day we’d love to hear from you ASAP!
Just shoot us a message using the contact form on the website letting us know that you’re interested and we will contact you with further details and specifics. We envisage it to be a fun day for all who join us for the project.
Enza and I often sit at Lucia’s Café sipping our coffees … taking in the ever-changing scene before us, almost as a meditation … loving the people, the vibrancy and the down to earth authenticity of this fabulous Adelaide icon.
The Central Market has always been close to our hearts, it has a rustic charm about it, and for me represents the vibrancy of daily life itself … the cosmopolitan and multicultural feel, the stalls and stallholders, the cafés and the people strolling around shopping and enjoying themselves … this will all come together as the perfect backdrop for the song.
Tim and Colin Pine, a talented Adelaide filmmaking duo will be directing the video and are at this very moment finalising plans for the shoot on the day..
If you are interested and available on Friday 31st August between 9.30am – 4.30pm we would love to hear from you..
Give It Your Love,
More than ten thousand people got to hear “Give It Your Love” for the first time over the three days of the Brisbane MindBodySpirit Festival earlier this month … another fantastic celebration of positivity and harmony … and I had many coming up to the InnerSelf stand telling me how much they loved the song.
Chatted to thousands of people over the three days … many very awake to the thrill of what 2012 holds. It’s obvious that things aren’t necessarily easy right now, and things may get more challenging ahead, yet so many truly know the value of living from the heart … turning all their challenges into gold!
If you were there or have recently downloaded “Give It Your Love”, thank you for joining me on this exciting journey. I hope you enjoy the song … please me know.
Peter Dixon, MC for the MindBodySpirit and Felix who looks after the sound were playing “Give It Your Love” during many of the performance breaks on the main stage, sometimes twice in a row! … Thanks guys for all your support. It looks like Peter Dixon, Felix and I may be getting a band together for next year’s MindBodySpirit events, after the album is released … Peter’s a great singer/songwriter and has his own CD’s out, both as the Peter Dixon Band and also under his spiritual name Premanada, playing beautiful kirtan chants … it will be great fun getting to play the songs live together.
So many people are really enjoying “Give It Your Love” for the upliftment it brings and the “pointing out instruction” it offers. Here’s what teenager Charlie Hogg from Brisbane has to say:
It’s Charlie. I’m the kid who was at the Brisbane Expo … Your song is AMAZING!!!!! It”s stuck in my head, I LOVE it. You’re a great musician and this is a great song … Thank you for posting the song it will help me get through life and I will tell all my friends about it.”
We are soon to start filming our second video with Adelaide film makers, Tim and Colin Pine. We are currently sourcing a location for the video shoot … more to follow on this shortly.
I’d like to once again thank you all for your feedback and your support … and please remember:
“It’s not what you’re doing but how you go about it, that holds you down, or sets you free.
It’s not what you’re seeing but how you’re looking at it, that raises you to view reality”.
This is the key to our continued deepening and awakening.
Give It Your Love,
I’d like to welcome all who have newly joined me on this fabulous journey … trusting you have enjoyed “Give It Your Love” … if so please pass it on!
For me, sharing my music is the same as sharing any other aspect of my work … it’s always about offering people another doorway or window back in … back into the Eternal Vastness that we always, already are.
I don’t know what it is exactly but there seems to be something about the lyric of “Give It Your Love” that really moves people … sometimes even to the point of tears. It’s happened to me on more than one occasion where I’m sharing the song’s message with someone visiting my stand at one of the MindBodySpirit Festivals, and just at the moment where I’m reciting the words of the second verse, “When you find yourself at Heaven’s Door and meet the One you’re waiting for, Give It your Love” … I feel it, and they feel it with me. The Presence is experienced together as an intense rush of the truth of this present moment … God’s Omnipresence.
You know, every day is another opportunity to meet each other … whoever this “other” may be, and to make the time to acknowledge the God-self within them by simply being present for them. This is the greatest gift we can ever pass on to anyone else…
Give It Your Love,
At the Sydney MindBodySpirit Festival a few weeks back I had lunch with advertising guru Rob Belgiovane who helped put together a couple of fantastic charity concerts with Billy Thorpe and Jimmy Barnes, last year. Rob is a splendid guitarist himself and performed on stage with both of these great Australian icons, and I invited him to play on one of the tracks off my upcoming album. He’s excited to be a part of the project and will be flying down to Adelaide for the recording session soon.
We are currently working on our new web page, which will include some photos taken by Haley Kohn, look out for it.
There’s been some great changes with the release of first video for “Give It Your Love”, more about this soon.
And, I’ll be at the Body Mind Psychic Expo in Adelaide on 2-3 June, and the following week at the Mind Body Spirit Festival in Melbourne on 8-11 June. If you’re coming along to either of these events, please pop in and say hello.
I’ll leave you with the following poem gifted me by Dave Marcmann from New Jersey, which he was inspired to write after listening to “Give It Your Love”.
This song is a heart-thread,
An expression of Soul,
Singing its way in an always-new-moment,
Standing on tippy-toes, looking out to all,
Saying, “Take this gift! It’s for you!
Let it dance in your Heart,
As it does in mine, and
Take from this whatever you will.”
If you are also inspired by the song and its message, the greatest compliment you can give me is to circulate the love by passing it on to friends …
Remember, you are a precious part of the bigger picture, every thing we think, do or say reaches out into the world and the people around us. The greatest offering we each can make is to …
Give It Your Love … always,
I’m happy that you continue to share this journey with me … here’s where we are right now:
Last Sunday Dino Jag and I completed a photo shoot at a special location in Adelaide … surrounded by vast fields of rolling hills, expanse of ocean in the background and a beautiful cloud-laden sky above, my heart sang as photographer Haley Renee captured the magic of the moment. We will soon be able to share these fantastic photos with you.
The video clip for “Give It Your Love” filmed in the U.S. and now in post-production in Zagreb, Croatia will soon be ready for release. This has been an amazing shared global effort. We’ll let you know as soon as it’s completed.
And, I’m really excited about the up-coming launch of “Give It Your Love” at the Sydney MindBodySpirit Festival later this week, 3-6 May at Darling Harbour. If you’re in Sydney and can make it, come along and say hello, visit us at our Innerself stand, D69.
I’m so thrilled by the response we’re getting for “Give It Your Love”. The song’s message has been embraced by not only the spiritual communities I interact with, but the mainstream listener in general, all realizing that within us lies the power to transform and transmute any situation we are faced with, through the “View” that arrives via the power of love. Written as a piece of inner guidance and crafted into a conscious-pop record, the feedback I’m receiving indicates that the song is speaking directly to the predicament of our times:
In facing reality from the open perspective of love, we can change the world!
Thanks again for your continued support and feedback, I really do appreciate your heart-felt response to the song’s message:
It’s not what you’re doing but how you go about it,
that holds you down or sets you free.
It’s not what you’re seeing but how you’re looking at it,
that raises you to view reality …
This is the View that is available to all who seek It with open eyes and open heart.
Give It Your Love,