January’s edition features a “heart to heart” interview with Malek Houlihan. I met Malek recently at Awesomeness Fest in Costa Rica. When I heard him singing the crowd favorite, “Gamble Everything for Love,” I wanted the story behind the lyrics. (Listen to the song below!)
Malek is a professional musician and actor. His band, Jupiter Sunrise, had over one million internet downloads when Tom Anderson, the founder of MySpace, discovered the band and invited them to become the first band sponsored by the massive web portal. Jupiter Sunrise headlined on the MySpace stage for Warped Tour ’05 and showcased at Sundance Film Festival ’09. Their songs can be heard on episodes of MTV’s Real World, One Tree Hill, and in several independent films.
Not only do we get to hear what inspired “Gamble Everything for Love,” but I chat with him about his first marriage and subsequent divorce — something he has never shared publicly!
He also tells of the synchronicities and miracles on his path: how he lost it all, but ended up with the SoulMatch of his dreams; how he survived a fractured skull and two brain hemorrhages after stepping out of a vehicle moving at 40 mph; and how the accident erased all pre-existing symptoms of a neurological condition he’d suffered since he was nine years old.
As a gift to my readers, Malek offered his song, “Gamble Everything for Love,” which you can stream below.
“Gamble Everything for Love”
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You can contact Malek directly on his Facebook page.
This interview is now available in the Archives.