Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (Another neat find from Prince)

Prince was such a great artist, and he had musical gems that a lot of people never discovered. Every once in a while I like to venture through his archives and find something that I never heard before. This is one of those tunes. Prince may be gone but I don’t think he will ever be forgotten.  This shows his genius. I hope you enjoy. 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 (A take on Sisqo from Dru Hill)

I once played for Sisqo and Dru Hill. They were a great vocal group. I also caught a little bit of Sisqo’s (the lead singer) demeanor during that time.  At one point Sisqo seemed to be on everyone’s recording. He was extremely popular and then all of a sudden he disappeared from the music scene. Obviously something happened. While this video touches on his career I don’t think it tells the entire story. You can check it out and make your own determination. Whatever happened to him? Here is the story. 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 (Hacks that can help get you through the coldest of times)

When I first heard the title of this I was interested immediately. I don’t know how cold it can get in your area but I live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We have been known to have some brutal temperatures at times. I have had to deal with a car that can get stuck in the snow, ice on my car, cold spots in the house, etc. Checking this out actually helps me to better plan for this winter. The real test for us usually comes from January through March, when our coldest times happen. Last winter wasn’t so bad and so far the weather has been bearable here. I don’t expect that to last at all, so these tips for staying warmer will hopefully help. I will check to see if there is anything more that I can do. If you are interested, I hope you check out these tips as well. They might make a difference in your day. Here is the article:

http://definition.org/winter-hacks/

I hope this helps. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

The Stylistics in concert with Brett Jolly on bass guitar

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Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (Smear campaigns)

I just recently heard about this woman, Katie Hill. I really don’t know of her and never even saw a picture of her, but her story just happened to be put out there and I thought it was worth mentioning. Ms Hill is a congresswoman who recently resigned over an affair she had and nude pictures that happened to emerge publicly. I admit that I don’t know the entire story of what happened here, so the best I can do is put bits and pieces together. It is not easy for women in politics. Men can get away with things that women will often get chastised for. From my understanding Ms Hill was in an alleged abusive relationship with her husband. I don’t know just how true that is, but if he is the one who posted the nude pictures of her and put out the story then it feels as though he engaged in some sort of smear campaign. Here is the story:

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2019/10/28/rep-katie-hill-is-resigning-after-admitting-to-having-an-affair-with-her-campaign-staffer-and-being-targeted-by-revenge-porn/23848008/

President Donald’s Trump’s wife was at one point a porn star model. In my opinion, she has been classy as the First Lady (whether you agree with her or not). From my own standpoint I don’t care if you had a sexual history. In my world no one is perfect. Unless there are other unknown facts about her out there I don’t think she should have had to resign. I realize that she only wanted to do what she felt was right, and I respect her decision. The biggest problem with this is that if her husband was the one responsible then that was a low blow. Keep your personal business “personal.” Don’t put yourself in a position that you can’t get out of. If you are successful at anything people will start to dig up “dirt” on you. They can only find it if you allow it to get out there. This is for everyone, and not just Katie Hill. Can anyone successfully put out a smear campaign on you? Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

The late singer Gerald LeVert in concert with Brett Jolly on bass guitar

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Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (Kanye West now a Christian?)

When I first saw this a lot of thoughts went through my mind. Whether you love or hate Kanye West you have to admit he at least appears to be headed in the right direction now. During his often radical career Kanye has said a “lot” of things that have been questionable in some people’s minds. He had not appeared to be very stable in my eyes. He has been diagnosed as being bipolar and he admitted to having a sex addiction while on medication. So who and what is Kanye West now? Here is the latest news on him:

https://www.aol.com/article/entertainment/2019/10/25/kanye-west-asked-people-to-not-have-premarital-sex-while-they-were-working-on-the-album/23846512/

I do believe that when you are coming into favor with God then your life is headed in the right direction. For Kanye’s situation I want to see just “how long it will last.” Do I believe that as a Christian Gospel rap artist he will endure the same success that he had as a secular artist? No, I don’t.  I just can’t picture Gospel rap as being that popular… “yet.” Maybe Kanye can change all that, but for right now I am a non-believer.  If his career sags, will he stay where he is? I sincerely hope so, but part of the legacy of Jesus is his suffering. Naturally if Kanye’s career suffers then he would fall in line with what Christ went through. While it is great to hear him talking about the love of the Lord there are still signs that he may be on heavy medication. I can’t say it for sure, but I do wish him the utmost of success and respect. Mace was a successful rapper who found the love of God and switched gears in his career. Mace is nowhere close to where he was career-wise, and I had heard that he is now trying to get back to his secular ties. Good luck to him. Time will tell if Kanye made the right decision for himself. It feels weird to hear him talk this way, but I like his direction now compared to what it was. Maybe if he can find happiness it will inspire others to follow suit. Let’s see… Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

Rapper Chuck D (from Public Enemy) in concert with Brett Jolly on bass

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Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought ( Requested song from last night.. Funky Nassau)

We had “fun” last night. We played every song requested of us, we didn’t take a break the entire night, and we played for all the singers. One song that someone requested last night was something classic and vintage. We weren’t sure of it, so we just took a few minutes to listen to it on Youtube (on our phones) and then we played it. The song is entitled “Funky Nassau” and this is the tune. I hope you enjoy it. Yes, I sang it and I really didn’t know the words, but I think I managed to fake it well enough to get through the song. 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 ( This man’s comments are so inappropriate)

I usually don’t like to judge people I don’t know or heard very little about, but I considered this man’s comments to be so toxic. Warren Hurst, a commissioner in Sevier County, Tennessee, talked about a “queer” running for President of the United States and he also stated that White men have fewer rights. Here is the article on him:

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2019/10/22/warren-hurst-tennesee-politician-queer-president-pete-buttigieg-white-men/23845226/

While this man has an absolute right to his opinion, what he said was very inappropriate in my assessment. The problem isn’t in his right to say it, but rather in the people who decide to follow his twisted logic. There are people who have been taught ways that are detrimental to the unity of the world. These people can lead others who believe in them, and usually some form of chaos results. I honestly believe that if this man was not on any medication then he is an idiot. The world is changing and as long as we continue to live in it we need to accept the evolvement of it. Many years ago I remember talking to Teddy Pendergrass about something like this. He was afraid of how people were going to view him because he was parylized in a wheelchair. I told him that people were uncomfortable with Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles at first because they were blind. The best way for them to get over that discomfort was to go perform and let people see for themselves. The more people saw him, the more they loved  him. The easiest thing in the world is to misjudge something that we don’t understand. Warren Hurst is only one man with one warped perception. He has a right to freedom of speech, and I have the right to refer to him as an idiot. Hopefully one day we all can get to see the uniqueness in others, and not judge them unfairly because of what we have been taught. Be fair to others. It is the right way. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

Teddy Pendergrass in concert with Brett Jolly on bass guitar

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