Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (A really interesting interview with Oprah and David Chappelle)

David Chappelle is a very accomplished entertainer. He had a show on the Comedy Network that many people loved and had high ratings. It was rumored that he turned down 50 million dollars and just walked away from it all. However, it is always the story behind the story that shows the real truth. Whenever you are doing well, the people in charge always want to change you. Once you accept their terms and the show doesn’t go well, then they blame you (before they terminate you). It has happened in many circumstances but these stories rarely ever get out. This interview with Dave Chappelle has a story to it, but some things you may have to read under the surface to determine. People own the networks. They want control over you if you expect to be involved in their system. I applaud Dave Chappelle for the resiliency to walk away. There are times when the money just isn’t worth it. Please check out his interview with Oprah, and then you can formulate your own opinion. Thank you for checking out my Daily Though, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (feeling sick today)

Since yesterday I have been under the weather. I have had headaches, my eyes hurt, chills and certain parts of my body hurt. It is rare for me to ever get sick, but I think this thing has got me. The good news is that I don’t have to play anyplace today, so I intend to stay home and recover. I have Nyquil, oranges, and a lot of stuff to get me through this. At least I know that i shouldn’t go out today. I have been sleeping a lot and so far I have been feeling a little bit better every day. Illnesses are nothing to play with. I expect to recover fully from this, but until then the best I can do is take all the remedies. At some point in our lives we all get sick. I will be cool. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

Dee Dee Sharp-Gamble in concert with Brett Jolly on bass

Dee Dee Sharp

Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought ( A vintage holiday greeting from me to you)

I went back into my archives and found this, so I figured I would share it with you. The quality is not that great (and I really don’t care). The most important aspect of this is just the message. I love writing music and producing videos. This was something I put together years ago. I hope you like it. Happy holidays, everyone. 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 small holiday tribute from me to you)

This is my very first Christmas holiday ever without my father. So far I think I have held up, but I have my moments. I realize that a lot of people lose close friends and family members during this time of year. While I know that I will  eventually recover I just can’t feel the spirit for this time of year right now. However, I still have love and respect for everyone else.  I don’t want to bring anyone down with my issues. I needed to keep busy, so I decided to write this song for all those who are feeling the same as me this time of year. I know it is tough, but we all have to be able to move on. My father would want me to continue without him. I hope you enjoy my song and video. I didn’t sing this song, but I wrote it. In it I feature pictures of my photography models, myself and of course, my father. I want to take this moment to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. 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 (Poem: T’was the night before Christmas)

Twas the night before Christmas and as it all stands

The congress in the US is dealing with impeachment demands

For dealing with bribery regarding that White house resident

And yes, we are talking about the United States President

To find out whether or not a bad deed was done

To Ukraine, involving Biden and his son

To date a lot of time and money has surely been spent

Just to determine if Trump is guilty or innocent

So much attention is being devoted to this one man

While the procedure itself feels so partisan

There is so much detail that people want to say

but Trump will not be removed from office anyway

The legalities of this trial seem to be a formidable task

And are they fair? That depends on who you ask

The Republicans claim “foul” and for fairness they plead

But isn’t this the same thing they did when Obama had the lead?

If Obama introduced a bill proclaiming water to be wet

The Republicans would have unanimously rejected it, on that you can bet

And now Trump has engaged in activity and impeachment he has earned.

Isn’t it amazing at how the tables have been turned?

T’was the night before Christmas, and here is the call

You all have been so bad, so nothing comes to y’all

For acting like children, and for playing this role

Santa has decided that you all get nothing but coal

This situation feels terrible, and it fills me with fright

So Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night…

Brett Jolly performing with KC and the Sunshine Band

KC and Brett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (This is proof of how compassionate my city is)

This is a true story. This man had his car parked at a metered spot legally. He had put money into the meter and went inside to handle his business. While he was inside someone else driving at “obviously a high rate of speed” rammed his car and demolished it. When the driver of this car came back, he couldn’t even drive it anywhere. It was totaled. The compassion in this story is provided via the Philadelphia Parking Authority (I had written about them a few days ago and won my case against them recently). Instead of the meter person understanding that this man  had a terrible accident with his car, the person opted to “give him a ticket instead.” If this had been me I would have been fit to hit someone. I don’t think this man deserved to have his car wrecked “AND” be given a ticket on top of it. I love my city. I just wish my city had love in its heart for everyone else. This is Philadelphia… 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 (song from last Wednesday)

I forget this guy’s name. I just know that he sings well and he wears shades to an indoor event. He is a prime example of the fun we have on Wednesday nights. I don’t think I have ever heard this song before, but that wasn’t going to stop me from playing it. The Crab Tavern (201 North Macdade Blvd in Darby, PA, from 8:00 to 12 midnight) is a fun place to be. We are all about “live” music. People come and check us out because there is still a desire to hear it. Local people come out to sing. Some sound good, some sound bad, but none if that makes a difference with us. We just love to play. I hope you like this clip. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.