Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (Photo shoot with Barbara)

I had stopped doing these photo shoot features because my page had run out of memory data. However, I think I have found a way to continue. This lady’s name is Barbara, and she is a singer.  She sounds great and she was interested in modeling, so we figured we would try this out. I think she did a wonderful job and I hope you like her pictures. Hopefully I will be able to keep this feature up. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

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Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (Classic version of a Sly and the Family Stone song taken last night)

We like to take requests all the time. We love to do different tunes as well. We really don’t have a fear of trying any song when we perform on Wednesday nights. When people ask us to play a particular number (that we have never rehearsed before) we simply attempt it. The worse that could happen is that it won’t sound right, but people appreciate the fact the we even try it.  If you are ever in the Philadelphia Pennsylvania area you are invited to join us at the Crab Tavern, 201 North Macdade Blvd in Darby, PA from 8:00 to 12 midnight. We have fun and we simply enjoy music. This is a song that was requested last night. We hope you enjoy it. 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 (You are… what you “think” you are…)

This statement probably sounds silly on the surface, but there is actually a lot more to this when you break it down. Some of us are content to be “exactly where we are.” We don’t feel the urge to learn more, experience more or take on more in our lives. However, that thought only limits us from our true capabilities and stops us from achieving our own potentials. You have talents that you could put to use, but you may not want to engage in the effort to maximize your abilities.  That means that you are “what you think” you are. Great people are only normal people who had the resolve to try and accomplish great things. Some people are so afraid of failure that they resist the effort to gain more. You might have great singing ability. You might be a great speaker. You might have an incredible sense or politics. Do you feel as though you are “maximizing” your life right now? The mind is very powerful. Often we don’t know what we are truly capable of. As long as you breathe and live you still have the opportunity to grow and learn. It doesn’t have to stop once you reach a certain age. If you feel your have more gifts to bestow upon the world, then what is stopping you from exhibiting those gifts? The answer: “You.” In order to better yourself you first need to build your “confidence.” Your confidence is your believe in yourself. Lack of true confidence has resulted in many failures. If you don’t first believe in yourself then how can you expect others to believe in you? I am not referring to being cocky or arrogant.  Believing in yourself starts from within. Do you know who and what you are today? Today is the very first day of the rest of your life. Just imagine that you got old, died, went to Heaven and then looked at a video of your life. Do you think you will see things that you “wished” you had done? Of course, you will. Why wait until you die and go to Heaven? Do it now, and alleviate the doubt. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

Kenny Latimore and Wayne Brady in the studio with Brett Jolly

 

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Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought ( Just found this piece…and this is crazy funky)

Sometimes the best music isn’t necessarily the most popular known tunes. Sometimes you can find a treasure that you never heard of before and truly love it. I have always been a big fan of this man. He was a musical genius and left us way to soon. However, he left us with a lot of his own music and if you like a funky sound then I think you will adore this. I don’t know where this was done, but if you like funk then I strongly suggest you check this out. I just recently discovered this song and wanted to share it with you. I hope you like it. Thank you so much 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 (Happy Memorial Day)

For the record, I am “not” an advocate for war, but I also realize that war is often necessary in order to achieve peace. People have died so that you can live a normal existence, and those people need to be honored. Today is Memorial Day here in the United States, and I just wanted to take this moment to simply say “Thank you” to the veterans who made sacrifices for me and others. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought and I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

Radio Personality Tom Joyner, members of Full force and Brett Jolly onstage

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Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (Sex)

This topic is truly confusing when you mention it on the surface. A lot of people think this subject is fairly disturbing… until they get the chance to engage in it themselves. We try to keep our young kids from knowing about it, only to discover they learn it before we can teach them anything. For some people it can be the most disgusting thing on the planet, but yet many of the great artworks in history exhibit it. It is “sex.” Prostitutes are often vilified for selling it, but if you go out on a date (and pay for everything) and then have sex afterwards it is perfectly legal. Some people will withhold sex until they are married. I have heard from some of those who did and many of them actually regretted that decision. It is one of our basic needs. How can one thing that is often declared to be so nasty be something that we all essentially need? When you think about it, the entire human race would become “extinct” without it. Have you looked around at how many people you see in the world? That means that there must have been a “whole lot of sex” going on.  How do you feel about it? Do you consider it to be taboo? Do you have a great desire and need for it? Many people don’t want to see it, but yet many of those same people love to “engage in it.” Men crave it, but then again I believe that women do too. A lot of what we do often becomes centered around the concept of sex. Of course, most sex drives are strongest during your earlier years, but does that mean you no longer need it after a certain age? Maybe we all need a different perspective on it. For example, most men love to see a naked woman. Yet, when I sent to the southern beaches of France (and South Beach in Miami, Florida) and saw women topless it seemed to be “perfectly normal.” Why was that? I think a lot of our values and beliefs come from what we are “taught” and many people look at sex from what they have “learned.” If sex were so evil then why is so much of it happening around the world? Is it impossible to believe that if we lessened our restrictions on sex there would be less rapes and physical abuses? I don’t think anyone knows the real answers to this question, but if people have a general addiction for sex then it seems obvious that they would go to exorbitant means to get it. As much as we preach against it, we all need it. Maybe we all need to change our perspectives on it or  maybe we should just keep things the same. Only you can determine what works best for you. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought and always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

James Ingram and Brett Jolly (With Sheldon Reynolds, formerly from Earth Wind and Fire and Johnny Croom, formerly of Boyz II Men, Genuine, and Alliyah

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Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (My brother Bill sat in with us last night)

We had our weekly “Grand Slam Jam” again last night and the audience was packed. My brother Bill Jolly sat in with us, so we featured him on this Tower of Power tune. We also had horns last night and the evening went great. The crowd loved it. If you are ever in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area on a Wednesday night I hope you come see us at the Crab Tavern, 201 north Macdade Blvd in Darby, PA, from 800 pm to 12 midnight.  It almost feels shameful to have so much fun.  Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.