REMOVED Music Video Is Now Live

by billy burke on May 22, 2010

I’ll start this post by saying this… we here at the bb site have been nothing short of BLOWN AWAY by the overwhelming and sincerely adulatory response we’ve received since launching this project. I personally, want to thank each and every one of you who have put forth SO MANY kind thoughts, compliments and good wishes. From conception to fruition and everywhere after, this is now, and will continue to be a collaborative and interactive effort. I’m gonna do my absolute best to keep you current with everything we’re doing and everything that transpires along this dusty ass little road you’re walking with me.

In that spirit, we managed to throw together a little something while on location in Shreveport, Louisiana. Some of you might know that for the past couple months I was there filming a pretty groovy and I think, pretty bad ass (somewhat adult) 3D action road picture (directed by Patrick Lussier) with Nicolas Cage called “DRIVE ANGRY”. On one of the few days that I had free, I had the good fortune of being visited by my close friend and up and coming filmmaker Devon Gummersall. He and I both thought it might be a sweet opportunity to shoot some unplanned, guerilla style footage for an impromptu video for “REMOVED”. My super-cool wife and best pal Pollyanna Rose agreed to play with us and thus, we set forth on a one day into night excursion to see what we could come up with. As you’ll see we started out on the deserted streets of Shreveport and ended up literally, in the closet of the house we were renting.

So alright, listen… admittedly we’re not shattering any earth or reinventing any wheels with this thing. We just wanted to give you all something visual and perhaps visceral to experience while we prepare the “drop” of the record and I really wanna thank my friend Devon for rocking us with his talents. Anyway, if you get any mild entertainment, amusement or even a bad taste in your mouth from it, hit us with a comment below this post, over at youtube, twitter, facebook or wherever you’re so inclined. We installed a comment reply notification here on the site so if myself or anyone else responds to your comment you’ll be notified by email.

I can’t tell you all how invaluable your involvement has been in helping spread the word about this album. Again, thanks so much for all the kind words. As I write this, the rest of the record is being completed and mastered. We’re still on schedule for a June 22nd release. It’s really been quite cool for me to have this place to communicate with you all in a more personal setting. That said, I’ve been a bit lame lately due to a non-stop schedule in terms of responding to your comments and emails. I WILL get better.

With sincere gratitude and as always much love, I hope you all enjoy seeing me in my underpants…

-bb

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Sami December 27, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Good job BB ! I really Loved it!!

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George August 20, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Found the “Removed” video while checking into you being in Texas filming Revolution. First thing I noticed was the shot from Bossier City into Shreveport (the area I grew up in many years ago now).

Was wondering and hoping if while in Austin you might bring your guitar and voice somewhere in the Austin area. I would love to see maybe a walk-on at one of the many local music venues (with hopes of at least a couple of days notice so I can get there from Temple).

So, BB, love your acting and your music!

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Debbie Borger April 2, 2013 at 3:35 am

Mr. Burke. Song/Video amazing. Put it all out there and let everyone else hear and see what us chosen few have had the privelige.

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Lorine March 18, 2013 at 1:36 pm

I just love this mans voice, he has such a calming soothing way to his voice that is just a joy to listen to. His character miles on “Revolution” is such a bad ass peson it’s hard to belive he has such a beautiful voice. He is filming “Revolution” not to far from where I live I would give anything if I could go on set and meet this man in person. I look forward to more of his music as well as his movie’s.

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Sebnem January 21, 2013 at 1:46 pm

I regret that I discovered Billy and this song lately, but better than never right?
I also admire the Miles character in Revolution!
Lots of love from Ankara:)

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Genevieve December 9, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Diggin’ the new music bb, love your style…..I’ll be in LA around NYE, any suggestions on musically inclined hang-outs in the area with a similar vibe? Would love your input, thanks hun.

XO
~Gen

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yeshim sheyda inal November 5, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Hi I’m Yeshim from TURKEY. Billy is the perfect guy. How concerned can be heard his voice and songs about ? I think one of us was born in the wrong place but I don’t know which of us.

Endless love,

Yeshim Sheyda

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Ashley Crawford December 6, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Cool video,very organic just like the music.I’ve lived in Louisiana and been through Shreveport many times,so I loved the locations as well.

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Robin October 14, 2012 at 1:03 am

Excellent!

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Devin October 1, 2012 at 10:25 am

Okay, I have to say, your album, including the music videos, are the best I’ve seen in a long time. In a world filled with people who think they can sing and really can’t, you are a refreshing change. I love the emotion and power that your voice carry, and I just want to thank you for sharing your talents with the world. Just know that it is my pleasure to be able to listen to your amazing voice and music. You are quickly rising to the top of my favorite artists (like The Beatles and The Eagles, for instance, if you were wondering).

Best wishes from the Bay State, Massachusetts,

Devin

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Cristabolina Velazquez August 18, 2012 at 10:34 pm

I liked the video and the song, getting myself the cd as a gift.

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valerie boinet November 28, 2011 at 8:37 am

I sincerely appreciate to see you other than in the role of Charlie. I love your voice and I think the video pretty cool, especially the end where your humor becomes clear. A french fan.

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RUTH SWENSEN August 17, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Love your sad, melancoloy voice.Am not on FB & I think message I sent got lost.

thanx..will pass this on.

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Jana Ras July 12, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Hey I just wanted to say that i love this song its really awesome
i found it on youtube around june last year and i favorited it its really awesome

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Evgeniay April 10, 2011 at 6:39 pm

I really liked the song “remove” in looking forward to the new hits!

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Nikki February 3, 2011 at 11:57 am

I Love the song!!! I I am going to get the whole album. You have a great voice and I hope more people take the time to listen.

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annie December 12, 2010 at 8:13 am

Billy.. i had no idea what a surprise. i love ur music!!!!

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Brooke September 23, 2010 at 9:04 pm

The more I hear this song the more I love it!!

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Meredith Ford September 15, 2010 at 10:54 pm

So awesome! You have one of those voices one doesn’t easily forget (and that is a good thing) like Tom Petty or Pat Green or Don Henley…sexy and masculine :) Keep up the singing (and the movies too :D )

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Sonia Leyva September 14, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Just wanted to say thanks for making our world a little sweeter with some great music. We can always count on fellow washington’ions =) to create some great stuff! I enjoy your music and all of your work. Thanks for sharing your talent! On AND off screen as well. That just rocks.

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Mary August 31, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Hi Billy,

Jusrt had to tell you….I saw your recurring role on Rizzoli & Isles last night…was really glad to see you back (loved the pilot). Hope to see more of you in the future!

Mary

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Lynn Piercy August 24, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Billy Hope to see the footage of your next project mostly with your family in it how cool! Can’t wait to check it out! Thanks for the up beat of what’s to come! Will be waiting here! Take care and have a nice night!

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Petra August 23, 2010 at 11:02 am

Hey Billy! Love this video and I love your album.
Though it is your music, I couldn’t really believe this raspy, awesome voice was yours until I saw you singing. The video’s style is just as independent as your songs, I like that. And your wife is beautiful!
I know you’ve just finished this album, but… can we get another one soon, please?

Stay as down-to-earth as you are! All the best from Germany

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Miriam August 4, 2010 at 1:23 am

I love it; it moves me, your voice is unique and you sound very sincere; your video moved me with the faces you made while singing, very believable your heart def. felt similar emotions at a place once upon a time; blessings & luck to you and your future endeavors; from a fan xox

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Benita from Calif August 3, 2010 at 6:36 am

My friends crack up that I repost your site alot and your hit Removed. They never believe me when I say Your the one singing it, some of them didnt know you sang ! lol then they heard my mp3 after I downloaded your Album… Now they want it! LOL Im glad I can say I got something before them, Im usually the last to get something after them. Proud to have! Keep going strong Billy, as long as you have Faith and Believe in yourself, the rest of us Will Follow!… someday try to come to Calif {in my neck of the woods LOL } so I can come hear you personally :) Take Care and God Bless you and your Family!

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Judi Hymen August 3, 2010 at 3:15 am

Loved the video, Billy. I’ve passed it along on my facebook page. Looking forward to more in the future.

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Barbara June 25, 2010 at 9:29 pm

Hi Billy … just a note to say I have listened to your “removed” CD a few times through now, and your music is very moving, each song a very telling story. Congrats, and much success, and please get to work on another one!
Barbara

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Jane June 23, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Olá , Billy!
Como perceberam sou Brasileira e vivo no Brazil, por isso escrevi em português para todos no mundo saberem que aqui estamos apoiando você.
Amo você como ator e agora como cantor.. Você é lindo!
Um artista espetacular!
SUCESSSO! PARABÉNS!
Beijos!

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Beatriz June 23, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Billy! sou uma Grande fã sua eu confesso. E amei essa música! Parabéns e felicidades!

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shenique Mckinney June 22, 2010 at 3:12 pm

You sound great I didnt really know you had a voice but I do now !

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Erma Jo June 22, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Not fair, I will be at an appointment so I cannot order immediately as it comes out. I want the physical copy of the DVD. : )

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Shana Baker June 22, 2010 at 3:24 am

Hi Billly!! I love your song and video!! Thanks for the update about your new cd!! I can’t wait to get one! Keep on ROCKIN’!!! :) PS. I think you are a great actor too! Can’t wait to see Eclipse!! :) God bless you always!!

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Stefania June 21, 2010 at 2:32 pm

I just watched the video …… it’s so good! I love the place you chose, IMO is the perfect atmosphere for the song!!! I loved the part on the railroad, it’s fascinating to me! Can’t wait to hear the rest of the album :) ….. and BTW, you look amazing in your underpants ;)

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Kingslady June 21, 2010 at 1:48 pm

I have tried to find the info on the website, maybe I am just overlooking it, but where can we buy a physical copy of the album?

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Kim Bean June 21, 2010 at 2:03 am

I love the single! I am really excited about getting the album ( or 2, maybe 3 if possible ) when released. I appreciated what you wrote to introduce the albums name, your feelings and thoughts ggoing into your music, lyrics, creative process etc. I may be off base entirely but I feel as though I’ve seen the personal aspects of yourself that have now become part of your music. When released I’d like to buy the CD and THX! Kim B

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Natalie Roberts June 19, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Love both the song and the video. I’m looking forward to your album being released. As the 2nd generation of my family to work for Shure, I loved the prominent display and usage of the 55SH mic in the video too. I also wanted to tell you that for me, the funniest moment in the original “Twilight” film was when you first appeared on camera and I realised Bella’s parents were two of my favorite villains from “24.” I burst out laughing at the sheer irony of them casting you and Sarah to play Charlie & Renee. Everyone around me looked at me like I was crazy too. :) Best of luck with the launch of your album!

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Dorym June 19, 2010 at 11:58 am

Thank you for the great song!
As a painter I am so in agreement with your statements regaring art from the soul!
Best of luck in your musical career, love your characterization in all things Twilight.
You are so very multi-talented.

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Sylvie June 19, 2010 at 6:57 am

Hi
je ne te connaissait pas beaucoup avant
twilight .
J aime beaucoup se que tu fais
j ai hâte que ton album sorte en France
je te souhaite plein de bonheur
Sylvie

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Michelle June 19, 2010 at 5:20 am

Removed is a great song! Mellow, rich, soothing vocals. You can sing, Billy! :) I thought this song conveyed depth and yet is easy to listen to. I’ll be interested in hearing the whole album! Btw, loved the descriptions of your album (contained in your bio).

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Celia Morgan June 17, 2010 at 1:23 am

I finally subscribed and received my new download of the Removed song. Awesome sound, have already put it on my link and every other site I’ve visited.

Keep up the Great work Billy, you’re a talented musician and actor :)

Celia – NSW Australia

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Fionna Nic Fheorais June 15, 2010 at 8:45 pm

Hey Billy,

Just having another listen to the single, and absolutely love it! Well done on the tune and the video..much love to you and the wife, ye both look great :-)

Oh I wish we could have been two of the lucky thirty with the opportunity to rock out at your record release gig, but a round trip from Ireland would probably be a bit of a stretch! Enjoy :-)

Looking forward to hearing more…

Fionna (Dublin, Ireland)

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Isabel from Mexico June 15, 2010 at 6:12 pm

Hi, Billy!!
Congratulations!! I really like the video and the song is great :) cant get it out of my head!! You’re such a nice and funny person :) I cant wait for the whole album, Im sure it is amazing!! Wish you all the best always!!! Take care!! Greets from Mexico =)

XOXO,
Isabel

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Erma Jo June 15, 2010 at 3:56 pm

BB, I am so disappointed I cannot attend your opening. Just returned from Twilight convention in LA. Woud have stayed over if your opening was close to the time there.
I will purchase your album. I watch your video over and over. Love you, Erma Jo

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Angie B June 15, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Can’t wait to buy the album on the 22nd!!!!!! :)

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Sara June 15, 2010 at 9:08 am

Congratulations Billy!!!!!!!! Your voice is fantastic, the song is fantastic and the video is fantastic!!!!! I’m sure you will have great success in music!!!! Good luck!!!!!!!!

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Sladja June 15, 2010 at 7:25 am

Greetings from Novi Sad (Serbia)!
The song is beautiful and I can’t wait to hear the rest!

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Marsha June 15, 2010 at 12:31 am

I never looked at you as musically inclined, and I am glad I listened to your link. You have a wonderfully rich mellow voice I find very attractive. Your album is one I would like to include in my collection that I listen to when I am feeling creative. Being removed sounds inticing. Stay with your passion, and it will reward you.

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Yvonne June 14, 2010 at 10:28 am

Great song… great video… I guess your album is great as well! I am looking forward to hear and see from you more!! Good Luck!! Greetings from Down Under! :)

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Mary.... June 13, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Hey….well done… sorry to say i was a little dubious before hearing Removed but u totally suprised me…Oh n by the way, i think u sound a little like Bob Dylan (hope that doesn’t annoy u, sorry) Anyway keep doing what your doing cause its working…take care xo

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juju June 12, 2010 at 7:08 pm

i have to say i really luv this song! And it really blows me away that you sing, i had no idea :) can’t wait for whats to come

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Patience65 June 10, 2010 at 1:34 am

Check out Billy in the movie “Untraceable”. No facial hair. Looking good, bb.

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rubybird June 9, 2010 at 11:18 pm

Had no idea you were a musician, but glad i do now. Love the song, great vibe. Can’t wait to hear the rest.

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Renee June 9, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Love the video………….love the song……..hope the rest of the album/cd is as great………good luck billy =)

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RockinRobbin June 9, 2010 at 2:33 am

Just saw a glimpse of you in a promo for the new cop show that TNT is going to debut in July,(the one with the two women detectives). Just wondering, are you going to be a constant character in it or was it a guest spot? Sure hoping it is a recurring role, need to see your face on the screen more often, even if it is the ‘small’ screen. Still waiting, sort of patiently, for the album to come out, just can’t wait to hear it all since removed was such a great teaser.

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Gabs G June 8, 2010 at 10:04 am

Yes me again! lol
I forgot to mention… In the video, your clothes were amazing (to some may seem a little unkempt or whatever, I just think you look HOT! Even of the last scene, which let me tell you makes me giggle every time), absolutely in love with your glasses (I want them! Can you send me a pair? LOL! Wouldn’t that be awesome? Hey, one can dream, right?). Again, amazing in it’s simplicity!
Repeating the video over and over *sighs dreamily*
Again best of wishes!

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Gabs G June 8, 2010 at 9:51 am

Well what can I say?
I have your song in my iPod and I hear it at least 3 times every 5 days.. not bad huh? I loved the vid!!! It’s casual and yet it seems to fit the song and everything that makes you, well YOU, so perfect. Not every songs needs a 3-million-dollar budget to be amazing and show the fans what you want them to know, make us feel where you’re coming from and what you want to be. I can’t wait to hear your album, definitely buying it in hopes of hearing more of your (let’s face it) KICK ASS music!
Wish you nothing but the best!
Hope to see more of all your projects (Eclipse is one of them OF COURSE, lol)
Lots of love!

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Anahit (Anna) June 8, 2010 at 7:23 am

Hey Billy, I am so excited to see all that you are doing. It is such a pleasure to see you succeed and though I do not know you personally, I just want you to know that I am proud of you and that I pray for you. You seem like a great guy and I absolutely enjoyed your song. I can’t wait to hear more from you. May you be blessed abundantly and fulfill your life’s purpose. And may your relationship with your wife be blessed as well, and grow more and more in love each day. I am so glad to see a real and down-to-earth person in the industry that you are in. Just know that someone out there named Anahit (a young Armenian 22-year-old) cares about you and is praying for you. Much Love <3

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Mz.Cullen June 5, 2010 at 2:49 am

WOW!!! GREAT song!!! Look forward to the rest of the songs….I like how it starts off slow almost to an “island beat” then picks up,LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!!

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Char June 5, 2010 at 2:15 am

Great song and video!!!! If this is the first song all I can say is WOW!!!! Can’t wait to hear the rest :)

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Cat June 4, 2010 at 8:16 pm

This comment is purely meant as a compliment: Billy, the style of “Removed” reminds me of the Foo Fighters, especially “Walking After You,” for the quiet parts of “Removed,” anyway. I’m not saying the song styles are identical; you have your own unique style. But to be compared with Dave Grohl is not a bad thing…hope sometime you two can jam together! And quit hiding behind the sunglasses; you’ve got gorgeous eyes.

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Dede June 4, 2010 at 6:37 pm

The song is beautiful and the video is stunning…both of which by the way can be said of you!

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Shelly Adams June 3, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Yeah, can’t get ya song outta my head…I’m annoying the hell outta my family ☺

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Sonya June 2, 2010 at 6:23 am

Billy, I think you have a great voice for singing. The video for Removed is awesome. I look forward to the day when I can pickup you album. Keep up the good work and I will be seeing you in the Twillight movies.

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mmp1994 June 1, 2010 at 1:56 pm

I enjoyed the song and video alot. Didn’t realize you had such a great voice and the song is just has such an easy soothing feel. Loved it.

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Jessica Smith May 28, 2010 at 3:09 am

I am completely blown away by your musical talent. I’ve appreciated your acting for several years and am now thrilled that you chose to share your musical talent with us. In light of your suggestion, I kicked back with my favorite alcoholic beverage and lost myself in the music…honestly, I had to play the video twice because I lost myself in the music the first time, Absolutely amazing!!!! Thank you for sharing.

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eanngrimes May 27, 2010 at 10:51 pm

Oh yes, the song is wonderful and the underpants are also a nice feature

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Dianna May 27, 2010 at 11:25 am

hi Billy!
I just wanted to congratulate you for this song…I think it`s going to stay on repeat for a lot of time, because I absolutely love it! You have such an unique voice, I love it! And the video..really nice, I like your smille at 4:46:)) LOL
I can`t wait to see you in the Eclipse movie, you`re a great actor and I love the way you play your character. You really are the “Charlie” I Imagined while I was reading the books.
Unfortunately I have to wait a little longer than others,because in Romania the movie will be released two or three weeks later than the US… Oh well…It`s worth waiting, right?
A lot of hugs and kisses from Romania, Billy! Take care!
ps: I don`t know how good my English is, but I hope you understand it:)

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honeyxt May 27, 2010 at 5:12 am

Hi bb
It’s the first time I came to your page.I’ve never found it bofore.
I’m a Chinese.You may fell strange while reading my words,just ignore it.
Firstly,congratulation on your daughter(I hope it’s not too late~~).
Now,my purpose today,I want to make sure you are healthy.
I saw some photos taken when you are at【Grauman Chinese Theatre】【Inglorious Bastards】.I find you have “Eye crack expansion” and “Nasolabial fold flat” on your right side,but no “Forehead wrinkles disappear”.It maybe the so-called “Central facial paralysis”.
Central facial paralysis is much better than Peripheral facial paralysis,but it always indicates there’s something wrong within your brain or brainstem,or simply means you’re too tired.
Whatever it was,please go to see your doctor,and ask him to do you a MRI.
Let me know.
Best wishes to your family~~From the other part of the earth.

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(Melody) Note from Thailand May 26, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Hi,bb =)
Thanks for this cool REMOVED music video! Great job!! I’m surprised because before watching it,I had the image of meadow,nice breeze, .. and WOW! You really did it for me!! =D And your amazing wife is so beautiful. (Congratulations on your baby!) I do enjoy your video. Can’t help myself smiling from the beginning of the video! Love to see you with those “cool hat,Ray Ban,classic microphone,white shirts” .. WOW! And I burst out laughing because of your underpants&grin at the end!! LOL I’ve shared the link of your video and my friends said that you’re so smart&cool! (*scream*) One of them likes you so much and she asked me to pass her kisses to you. Here you are – *KISS! KISS!* lol

Love you&your music. Someone here is waiting for bb’s album,Eclipse&REMOVAL. [[bb power up!!]] Take care – Note =)

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