The sun is always shining somewhere. Yeah, the sun is always shining somewhere. And I know you can't see it but right now, the sun is shining through your hair.
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 05, 2011
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Motivational speaker, musician, filmmaker, book author, and Iraq war vet Monroe Mann shot this new music video for his song, "The Sun Is Always Shining Somewhere" on both the sunny beaches of Naples, Florida and in the grittiness of New York in March 2011. If you want a reason to smile, this video just might encourage you to do just that.
"I know that one of my life purposes is to inspire people to go after their dreams despite setbacks," says Mann, who saw a few of his dreams temporarily 'go under' upon his deployment to Iraq in 2005.
"But my US Army drill sergeants taught me that nothing is impossible and that I should never come up with excuses."
The video for the song is story driven, and starts in the rainy grittiness of New York City, following the unfortunate happenings of a young woman trying to make her way in the world. Just as things can't seem to get any worse, the song starts... on sunny Clam Pass Beach in Naples, Florida.
Mann edited the video using a unique double and triple split screen format to show two stories unfolding simultaneously, complete with a twist ending that brings both stories together. Is it a happy ending? You'll have to watch to find out, says Mann, but he doesn't think you will be disappointed.
"If you finish watching this whole video and are not smiling," says Mann, "then I didn't do my job right at all. Fortunately, the feedback so far on YouTube has been positive, with lots of smiles as a result, and I hope the smiles keep on happening! Cause that means I brightened someone's day."
Mann--who appeared on CNBC's The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch promoting his book, "Guerrilla Networking" (co-written with Jay Conrad Levinson)--is a motivational speaker who gives his inspirational and peppy presentations at colleges, and various organizations like AFTRA (the tv actors union), WGA (writer's guild), etc. Recently, has has begun combining his motivational speaking with his music, thus creating a new form of performance art called rah rahk.
Mann is hoping that this song, this music video, and the new album, "Get Off Your Ass" will continue to carry a message of hope to others, no matter what they may be going through, and no matter where they may be.
"I wrote this song," says Mann, "to help us all realize that setbacks are temporary, and in the end, everything is going be okay if we just hold on a little longer--because the sun really is always shining somewhere."
Mann, who is also an entertainment attorney and film school grad, also wrote, produced, and edited the music video. This is the first music video from his new album, "Get Off Your Ass", which Mann describes as a cross between a Tony Robbins seminar and a Weezer concert. Between each song, Mann throws in his motivational banter to introduce the next original tune.
In related news, Mann is just as busy: he recently co-directed and co-starred in a comedy-horror feature film called, "You Can't Kill Stephen King", that he and his team shot in Maine this past summer. This past February, he took the California bar exam, and is expecting those results in mid-May.
A few days ago, he started a PhD in Psychology through Capella University. And he is hard at work on his latest books (Mann is a 6-time published author): Mann hopes to inspire those in showbusiness to keep up the pursuit via "Battle Cries for the Hollywood Underdog" and to help those fumbling in the dating world to avoid the same mistakes he has made via "Romantic Suicide -- The 12 Unbreakable Rules of Dating".
In 2005, Mann spent a year in Iraq as an intelligence advisor and trainer to the 4th Iraqi Army. He was nominated for a bronze star for his efforts, and now works as an entertainment attorney and public speaker while also spreading smiles via his music.
Get a FREE MP3 of the song, "The Sun Is Always Shining Somewhere" by visiting http://www.RahRahk.com and joining Monroe's fan list.
A full CD can be purchased at http://www.CDBaby.com
The individual tracks can be found on http://www.Amazon.com, iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody, etc.
Monroe's books can be purchased at http://www.Amazon.com
More information about Monroe Mann at: http://www.MonroeMann.com
More information about The Law Firm of Monroe Mann at http://www.MonroeMannLaw.com
More information about RahRahk at: http://www.RahRahk.com
NOTE: The actress in the video is Anatoli Grek. Co-Producers: George Oberdorster and Debbie Bordelon. Musicians on the song are: Monroe Mann, Jonan Keeny, Brad Gardner, Carl Limbacher, and Ela Polak.
Get a FREE MP3 of the song, "The Sun Is Always Shining Somewhere" just by visiting http://www.RahRahk.com and joining Monroe's fan list.