Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (Song scene taken from last night at my Wednesday Night event)

Vivienne Lewis is a great entertainer. She not only sings but does comedy as well. Whenever she comes to my event she always claims me to be her baby’s daddy. Some people actually believe her. I sincerely hope not (smile). She wanted child support money so I gave her 3 cents. By the way, she also sings quite well, and she did a Stevie Wonder song last night. As usual we had a “lot” of fun last night, and I hope you don’t mind me sharing this clip with you. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

 

Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (Interesting excerpts from Michael Cohen’s testimony about his involvement with President Donald Trump)

I usually don’t like to accent political stuff. I realize that those who support certain people will most likely “continue” to support those people through the good and the bad times. I am not trying to change any of that. Michael Cohen used to be President Trump’s “fixer.” He knows a lot of the things that went on in the Trump campaign during the early days and even after he was elected President. He also is a convicted liar. I don’t want to alter anyone’s perceptions here, but I think these little tidbits need to “at least” be known. You can make your own determination as to whether or not you  believe this is true. Cohen testified yesterday and these are some of the things he said:

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2019/02/27/the-10-most-jaw-dropping-lines-from-michael-cohens-leaked-testimony/23679116/

If there is “any truth” to what Cohen has said then there may some heavy complications coming soon. Maybe it will be significant or maybe not. Time will tell on this one. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

Brett Jolly and Good Morning America TV host Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts and Brett Jolly

 

Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (A song from our gig at “South” here in Philadelphia)

I had some serious problems with the internet last night and this morning, but finally it appears as though everything is cool. This is a special rendition of Michael Jackson’s song “Billy Jean” in which my brother, Bill Jolly is singing the lead. I hope you enjoy it. Of course, I am playing the bass guitar (wearing black). I hope you like the tune. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (The prejudices within us)

Yesterday I went to a fast food place and noticed a couple in line ahead of me. The man was a White Caucasian male and the female was a Black African American female. They seemed like a nice romantic couple. For me, I didn’t focus so much on them, but I “did” manage to focus on the other people in the store. No one said anything, but the stares I saw said a lot. People looked at them as though they were doing something wrong. Please keep in mind that not everyone looked at them that way, but there were quite a few. I firmly believe that we “all” have some type of bigotry within us. We tend to view others who are of varying ethnicities differently than we view people of our own kind. In my eyes, that is not a bad thing. It is when we “act” upon our stereotypes that we are wrong. Think about this. If you are in church and a lady in front of you has on a huge hat that blocks your vision (and you don’t like her for it) then you could be harboring a stereotype. If you call a business and talk to someone with a foreign accent (and you have problems understanding them) then you could be harboring a stereotype. If you are an employer and you seemingly reject an applicant based on sight alone then you could be harboring a stereotype.  How would you feel if you saw the same couple that I saw yesterday? I am not asking if you would act upon it (because I don’t believe most of us would). However, would you stare at them based on their color differences? For the record, I think that if people of 2 different races got involved romantically then that is a good thing. To me that means that their love is genuine and is not based on the standards of others. There is a love match out there for just about everyone. I don’t think it should all be based on what you see, but rather what you feel. True love goes beyond the surface. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

Brett Jolly with Lynda Carter (The original Wonder Woman)

Linda Carter and Brett Jolly

Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought ( Song segment taken from last night at my Wednesday Night Event)

Last night felt a little peculiar. We had our Wednesday Night Event even though a lot of snow fell in the Philadelphia area forcing people to stay home. There was a special birthday celebration going on and the own of the Crab Tavern still wanted us to come out and perform. The normal crowd we would usually experience was not as massive as it usually is. However, we still came out. Last night was mostly a laid back night and we didn’t do a lot (except we still took some requests). I also had the opportunity to try out my new bass guitar amplifier so one of the first things we did was to try out an instrumental  jazz classic by the great bassist Stanley Clarke entitled “School Days.”  I had not had much of a chance to EQ the amp but it sounded really good. I have two more gigs today with it.  I hope you enjoy this tune. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

 

Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought ( Trying to help a severely wounded raccoon)

Two days ago a raccoon on my street seemingly got struck by a traveling car. The poor creature was still alive but curled up on the street and not moving. My son used a shovel to pick up the animal and place him inside a huge box on our porch. The animal is not in very good condition but is still breathing. We tried to feed it and help it. The big problem is that if we called animal services the raccoon would probably be put to sleep.  We tried to let it go by turning the bod over but the animal is still too wounded to move. We think the animal is getting somewhat stronger because he did try to nibble and claw his way out of the box. We would like for the animal to survive and go back to his natural habitat.   My kids are concerned. We don’t know if what we are doing is the right thing, but we are hoping that it will recover. Most people would probably think this issue is insignificant because we are dealing with an animal, but I think they have just as much right to live as we do. We are hoping for a good outcome to this story, but it may take a while. We know fully the danger of rabies and any other form of disease the animal may have, but we will handle this situation with caution. If this animal can survive and go back to his family that would be “so awesome.” Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

Music producer Kenny Gamble (Center), former Atlantic City mayor Langston and Brett Jolly

Kenny Gamble and Brett Jolly