Mystery Fruits – (The Pollyanna Rose Video)

by billy burke on October 3, 2011

Let’s all just face it. We spend our whole lives seeking out the things we want and TRYING to obtain them, but aren’t the best things we end up getting almost ALWAYS accidents and surprises? Such was the case with this latest video. There was no planning or even any intention involved, at least on my part. Most of the footage was produced without my knowledge while I was away on location filming something else. The footage of ME was shot in about two hours (I just hammed it up for a couple of takes with my 3 year old daughter’s miniature guitar and drum set). Photographed and directed by Adam Mason, conceived and designed by Pollyanna Rose herself, this video came as a gift. All the credit goes to them with my shocked and humble gratitude.

Now I’m not sayin’ it’s not important that we work hard in order to enjoy the fruits of our labor and all that. Everyone knows the more you do, the more that comes back. But sometimes the results of those things we pour our guts into, turn out to be only half as rewarding as the “mystery fruits”. The ones that somehow look shinier and taste sweeter. The ones that get fertilized by the residual energy we put out there. The ones that come from the seeds we didn’t know we planted.

Much Love -bb

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brenda gilbert June 18, 2014 at 1:01 am

I just learned that you were a musician on your website but have to tell you that you are fantastic on Revolution and also in the many roles I have seen you. I do hope we have a lot more of Revolution coming our way I love this series. Thank you oh by the way I love your singing voice also.


Shelly March 23, 2014 at 7:37 pm

LOVE your music Billy and I never miss an episode of “Revolution”. Your a true inspiration to me as well as others. Your “Part of the charm” in all that you do.
Fan for life.



Fan from Bellingham February 8, 2014 at 11:11 pm

Love your work – Shea


Jennifer Kathleen October 27, 2013 at 9:42 am

I’ve been watching you on Revolution and I really like your acting. You’ve got great timing and are definitely perfect for the role of Miles Matheson. Keep up the awesome entertaining work ;-P.

And off the charts; you’re wife Pollyanna (very pretty btw) is the spitting image of a girl I was in the Army Soldier Show with in 2001. It’s kinda eerie, lol!


Jenn October 10, 2013 at 3:58 am

What a beautiful couple!!!!!! I Love this video!!!! And I am enjoying Revolution !!!!!! Thank you for all you have done :) You are a very talented man !!!!!!


Leah October 7, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Just discovered you through Revolution on Netflix. Was thrilled to find out it’s a current show! Great musical talent, too! This blog post was so true, I had to comment. I’m not usually much of a commenter. Thank you for brightening my day!


Amy October 6, 2013 at 12:44 am

Beautiful! Your wife is amazing and I love her tumblr page. Cracks me up. So glad you guys have an amazing marriage! Loving Revolution. So glad there is something worthwhile to watch on t.v. I haven’t watched a decent show in about a decade! Blessings to you and your family! I gotta ask you…what is some of the most important things in your marriage? I mean, that make it really work?


Purple212 September 26, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Just wanted to stop by and say goodjob on Revolution, its a great show with a good cast and I hope it lasts a few more seasons. Judging by the premiere episodes ratings from Season 2 there’s potential there and the show has a bit of wiggle room to potentially get a third season.

Certainly Season 1 had a huge DVR following, if more of those viewers come back I don’t see why the show won’t get a third season, not to mention due to syndication if you get a third season, you’ll get a forth automatically, its the 88 episode thing that’s common on American TV.

Hoping for the best for the show.


Tiffani Wyley October 28, 2013 at 9:40 pm

I love your music, there are so many descriptive words I could use to describe the way you sound, sing, play ect,. But it would seriously take me all day. I LOVE your acting, been a fan from the get go. Now your music? Who knew you were do versatile, lol, not that I know you, just sayin. You are incredible and now I am in love with your music and I LOVE how I feel when listening to it. I HOPE there is more to come in your career on both ends of the spectrum.


amber lynn love August 31, 2013 at 4:39 am

I just started watching revoluton and fell in love with the character of miles. I wanted to know more about you so i searched google an found ths ste. I ddnt even knew you could sing..Very cool. Gonna buy album.Need more videos too to see ya onscreen!!!


Foruzan August 21, 2013 at 10:10 pm

Hi Bb,
I come from Iran.

I miss you………………. for your role Miles Matheson in Revolution
I cant speak English very well , I am so sorry

Much Love F


wendy castillo July 22, 2013 at 9:36 am

Awesome!! Keep doing what you love. Big fan :). <3


jim lewis June 23, 2013 at 10:36 pm

this one is for you bb, i’m so good I scare myself, when doe’s revolution come back out this fall?


jim lewis June 22, 2013 at 6:28 pm

I’m 2 months older than u I think some what the way u do love your character on revolution and you can sing, keep up the good work.


Christina Filkins June 12, 2013 at 3:52 am

When I first saw Billy Burke in the Twighlight series I knew he looked familiar. He use to be a recording artist who dropped from music and now is in acting. I am glad to see that he is back in his music. The song was awesome. Thanks Billy for going back to recording besides your acting.


Sue Bowker June 2, 2013 at 10:55 am

Great song really love it.


Hellen May 1, 2013 at 10:59 pm

Nice work … I am delighted … congratulations.


Belinda Allen April 25, 2013 at 12:15 pm

So what do I think of Pollyanna Rose? Hmm, named after the Mrs ……..

Thought the guitar solo on the kids guitar was inspired as was the tiny drum kit. Is it time to move up to full size ones yet?

I like the faster tempo of the track. If found myself listening to it over and over. A good sign! The cd is en route from the US. I like what I’ve heard so far.


Belinda Allen April 25, 2013 at 10:50 am

Just now ‘waking up’ to Billy Burke!

You have been in so many of my favourite movies and only seem to now being given the credit you deserve.

Love the music. Love the acting. You are also really inspirational to those talented musicians out there who want to make the music they love and if anyone else likes it, well then that’s ok too.



Mike Smith April 9, 2013 at 5:01 am

I’m a SCI FI junky and recently became a fan of “Revolution”. Every episode I watched, I kept wondering why the heck you looked so damn familiar. Now I know. My niece (I’m 45) was big into “Twilight” when it first came out and I remember seeing part of the first movie. I’ve since watched them all, and while I’m not into the whole teen angst/young adult theme (anymore) I liked your portrayal of Charlie. Now I find out your a musician too (I play keyboards). Great song. The first I’ve heard, so I’m looking forward to hearing the rest. Regards


madelyn May 29, 2013 at 1:45 pm

you love revolution too wow i guess i am not the only one


Lorine March 14, 2013 at 2:14 am

Billy your music is awsome and your such a great actor, I loved you in twilight but love you even more in revolution, not to mention that your one hot fine looking dude. Do you know that the filming of revolution isn’t to far from where I live, but I can’t wait for the new episodes of the movie to start back up. Keep the great music and movies coming.


Lynne Ellis March 7, 2013 at 10:20 pm

Thank you for Removed. I love your style of singing. And lets keep the “Hard copies” of songs alive. Personally? I’d like to have kept vinyl alive. All the best with whatever you do in life.


kim February 23, 2013 at 5:03 pm



Christine Cullison January 9, 2013 at 6:13 am

Well I started reading your other comments and see you have a show. I will be watching now. Can’t wait to see it.


Christine Cullison January 9, 2013 at 6:09 am

I want to thank you for your free download of Removed. I love it. I think you are a wonderful actor and now I am finding I love your singing as well. I hope to see you in a show of your own soon. I would be one of your most dedicated fans.
Thank you for everything.


Melissa January 4, 2013 at 3:26 am

Love good old fashio story telling kind of music. Creative lyrics and really raw. Good job!!!


slenkar November 28, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Try to make music that has more attitude, more bluesy.


Passing Thru November 28, 2012 at 3:07 am

So I figure I’m likin’ this guy, Billy Burke. Soooooo I decided to “read more about it” and found this website, and the fact that you are quite the fine musician. Well done, Mr Burke … well done.


Ashley November 26, 2012 at 1:40 am

I just wanted to say firstly– I’ve been enjoying watching the new hit show “Revolution” and watching you portray the character Miles, which you’ve been doing such an amazing job! (of course). I am now a big fan of that show, I’m always recording it and watching it with my family! Secondly, Now that I found your website and checked out your link of your song–well I was so taken back that not only can you act, but you can sing wicked good! I’m planing on adding your album to my Christmas list :D Looking forward to watching tomorrows “Revolution”! and congrats on filming the last Twilight film, “Breaking Dawn P2″


Chris Lockwood November 20, 2012 at 7:07 am

After credits ran for some show called “Evolution,” I put two and two together. Enjoyed seeing “Billy Black’s Outcast Theater” when an old friend played bass with you (Jeff Waibel). I put together a band in the 90s with some friends that enjoyed moderate success with the Warner Bros. folks (called Super Deluxe)…fun stuff, but our records went triple plywood. Does Alexander’s Attraction have a home on one of your external hard drives? I’m just a happy family guy these days, and would love to download those songs. Now that I’m aware of it, I’ll check out your recent stuff, as well. All the best to you and your fam, Chris Lockwood


Isa November 17, 2012 at 12:38 am

Bought your album and I just love it !
Favorite song; Seeing angels. It’s beautiful.
Your music calms me down and helps me through rough times, Thank you.

Lots of love from Norway !


Robin October 31, 2012 at 4:09 pm

I love your Removed CD and I love your style! Video of Polyanna Rose was fantastic! What a great surprise!

Keep doin whatcha doin!


Vicki October 14, 2012 at 9:22 pm

WOW!!! I loved the song!!


Denise Pelletier October 11, 2012 at 4:48 am

Your music reminds me of Stevie Nicks…the song After the Glitter Fades came to mind. You are really good. I still prefer you as an actor but the sexy voice is really cool also. Nice ink as well. You grew up in my time. I can relate. Keep up the good work.

Thank you,


Mable Williams Cesar October 3, 2012 at 1:17 am

Billy, what a nice surprise. :) You have a great voice. You can bet I will be watching out for and purchasing your music. Love it.


Erin Cash October 2, 2012 at 12:12 am

Great song. Awesome voice Billy.


Ann Powell June 16, 2012 at 3:17 pm

don’t know how current this site it. But you can purchase your CD on Amazon. Which I have done. I enjoyed your music….I am always looking for the difference in vocal talent. thanks for sharing. You need to advertise this more. Ran across this by accident. Have a great day.



Petra March 19, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Hello Mr. Burke!
I just had to cry because I was so happy about your music that I could just download! Very, very beautiful music! I’ve learned way too late that you are also a singer! I hope we can see also here in Germany, still quite a lot of movies!
Beautiful greetings from Berlin


Pam January 20, 2012 at 5:01 pm

I think your a great actor and singer….watching your “Removal” this weekend and I simply can’t wait. Thanks for giving so much of yourself back to us, keep up the good works. we love you!


Gary Cleckler December 7, 2011 at 5:45 am

I met you in Florida in November. I am the big guy with a gray beard. Just wanted to let you know that I have watch several of your films. I think my favorite is Ladder 49. Anyway I have now listened to your music and I think it is great. That is coming frrom a Alabama boy that listens to country music. Just wanted to share that with you and I hope all the success in the future.


Lisa Raats November 30, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Very Nice Billy You have a great voice well done to the family they did a great job of showing you off…Terrific Songs new fan to your music…big fan of your acting…very much looking forward to reading and listening To more…thanks for you shaing your talent..
Lisa ..from Oz


aprillynn munsch October 16, 2011 at 7:06 am

I tried to subscribe to your websites RSS feed…but I received an error that your XML didn’t follow…blah blah…I just wanted to let you know. I use the Mozilla Firefox browser. I went on the Windows Internet Explorer & I was allowed to subscribe to your feeds. However it looks nothing like your active page. Maybe it’s just my lack of RSS feeds. But Mozilla Firefox will not let you access your feeds or subscribe. I loved you in Red Riding Hood….great character plot twist! I didn’t know you were in Twilight until I looked you up after the movie,lol. But even though I’m not a “Twihard” or whatever the crazy Twilight saga movies fans, I do enjoy them & your character. I want to look into more movie roles you have been in as well as check out more of your music.


Carrieanne October 14, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Wow, I really love your voice…Music is amazing! My 8 year old son, Liam gets Guitar and Cello lessons every Saturday, Maybe he’ll be a star one day :) keep up the good work, I will check back frequently!!

Happy Halloween!



Ali/ @Sweetishbubble October 6, 2011 at 12:28 am

Very well said, Mr. Burke. :)

I have to agree with Petra – we want more video’s!! I, too, would love “vodka knows” but I swear if you do “Bluesy LaRue” you’ll make me snot sob – again. I do it every time I hear the song. I’m not kidding. I was sobbing at work listening to it the day the album came out. (I’ll be sure to send you the bill for the extra boxes of Kleenex I’ll need.) It’s such a beautiful thing for her to listen to when she’s older.

Speaking of Vodka, (i personally think every sentence should start this way) what brand do you drink?

Please tell Polly and Adam they did a great job with the video :)



Petra October 5, 2011 at 9:26 am

The journey is the real destination and the trick to it all is to know when to stop and smell the roses!

Your new video is beautiful, B. Kudos to Polly and Adam (and of course to you)! I love all the images, those “little glimpses” as Rachelle calls them in the facebook comments. Especially the footage of Polly in London… my goodness, what a smile!
You’re looking mighty handsome there, too (screw sleeves, show more biceps!). Even though you’re trying to hide again. In the Removed video you were hiding behind sunglasses… here you’re mostly hiding in the light. Don’t do that!

As for the next video (yes, we want MORE!!!)… either make it one for a new song off your next album, or (and that’s what I’m really hoping for) Vodka Knows! Please?!
I’d love to see the ideas and images in your head that belong to my favorite song!

Keep up the great work, B, and please don’t make us wait too long for new songs and/or your next album!

Petra -Indy-

PS: What is it with musicians and buying miniature instruments for your kids? ;)


Audra October 5, 2011 at 3:34 am

Truer words have never been spoken. Sure, hard work can pay off, but it’s not always as rewarding.

Your video is beautiful. I love the way it is edited together.

I can’t wait to hear more music from you, and hopefully see you play live once again.


Cathy Haynes October 4, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Once again, thank you for your gift of music. I love the video and I shared it on my facebook page as well as the Removed video. Keep them coming! I wish you could come to the east coast, like south central Virginia, or North Carolina. I would love to see you in person. Thanks again Billy!

A Big Fan-Cathy


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