Twitter and Instagram get Zapped

I don’t know why I stayed on Twitter and Instagram as long as I did.  I suppose, like many of us, I kept hoping that they’d suddenly matter…..but they never did.  Oddly enuff, I get far better responses from Google+ , a site where I don’t speak the same language that my best friends do, than I did from Twitter or Instagram ….. and I’ve long known that anyone who still has a Facebook account after all the information that’s been made public about Facebook SERIOUSLY needs to get their head examined.

History won’t be kind to “Social Media”…..or to Smartphone addiction.  I’ll continue to Like what I Like…..and to Write what I Write……and now, after my recent Cataract Surgery, I can finally See again… I’m able to appreciate my Photography as much as my Music.  I’m fortunate…..a Lucky Man indeed.  Life gets better by the Day.  🍎

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A Kiss in the Wind


I HATE when You try to Sell me Something. Drives me NUTS! 🎩


So…… You’re a  Music Industry Professional or a MEGA-Fan of Pink Floyd? If so, you’re quite likely aware of “Sax Wrestler”, “Fred Astaire Look-alike” , “Song and Dance Man”… and “Stage-Ripping-Reptile”, +Scott Page … of the Nicest Guys you’ll ever meet. He and several of the Biggest Names in the Business have come up with a NEW Network and if you happen to be one of the “Chosen”……aka, Kind, Classy, Too Good Lookin’ for Words…(maybe NOT that one)….. and too Old to use the Word “DOPE” when describing something you think is “Cool”…… you might want to get in on this while you can.

Am I trying to SELL this?  Nope. I have no Financial Interest in this at all…..Only interest in Seeing it Succeed. In Fact, I BLOCK Salespeople in Less than a Heartbeat….as several here have already Discovered.

Why am I a Member? Cuz Facebook Sucks and it’s time for something this Cool to Develop… SLOWLY. Scott and I go back to the Floyd Days and that’s my ONLY Connection here…..Music. 💃🏼 🕺🏼

If you and I know one another personally, and we actually get along anyway, tell Scott I sent you. Here’s your POSSIBLE Ticket in….Keyword?…”POSSIBLE”. Are we absolutely CLEAR on that? No Guarantees and AT BEST this will take awhile. If you can’t be found on Google,  ………Good Luck. 🎧

I look forward to seeing my “Pink Pals” and other Music Industry Folks.

BTW……”Which One’s…Pink?”

See Ya there. 🎩


What a Difference a Week Makes.


……. of Fortune

The Good News is that two weeks ago I had Surgery on my Left Eye.  It appears to have been Successful. We take our Sight for Granted…..and we Shouldn’t.

The Bad News is that I contracted some type of infection two days later…sinus related it appears…which left me absolutely wasted and completely Breathless.  At one point my coughing became so intense that I was fairly certain that I was going to suddenly feel my Heart cease to Beat….and I’d Expire. My Lungs Hated me. My Eye hated me. I Hated me.  Sincere thanks to Dr Sean Dacus and his Staff for going above and beyond the Call of Duty …. and keeping me on this Earth.

As I’d mentioned previously I was quite moved with the Wedding of “Harry and the Duchess”.  I shouldn’t have been as those things aren’t exactly my Cup of Chai….but I was….I felt like a Baby as I watched from beginning to end and went through half a box of Kleenex in the Process.

It took me Several days to put ALL the pieces together but I believe I finally have…..and the pic you see at the Top of this page, shamelessly ripped off from @lowveecole , should give you a hint.  Diana has always been a major influence in my life for one simple Reason; I can relate to much of what she went through in Life…..especially the feeling of being Used. No matter which rung you end up on as far as the “Ladder of Life” goes, that feeling or emotion applies to many of us.  🎩  ❤️  🎧

As if On Que, out came +Candice Night , wife of Richie Blackmore, the Woman you see singing in the Video Above and the Perfect Image of my “Imaginary Lover”.  Although in Real Life I’m completely Done with Relationships as they haven’t exactly worked out well for me, my Dream Machine continues to Conjure up the Perfect Relationship for me, place it in my Mind and Dangle it there….. and she’s pretty darn close.  However, I’m always aware that THIS Image also applies.


Life is an Odd Game….is it Not??  🎩  🍎 ❤️ 🎧

The Questions to the Answers……. 🎩

Yup… You read it Correctly …… The Questions to the Answers.

This will be my Shortest Post Ever.

Where will you be this evening….at 7 P.M. EST ?

You Should be sitting in front of your Television.  I know, I advise against TV all the time….. but there’s ONE Show I try very hard never to miss. “60 Minutes”.  My Friends, Albert and Gretta, shown here, are already making Popcorn and Searching for the Remote.  There’s still room on the Couch. ❤️


Why watch Tonight?

Because the show will contain an Episode about “Google” …… and what Google can tell us about You and Me. …. and what we do …. every Second of Every Day.

A Previous Episode about Facebook (No, I don’t have a FB Account) had Enormous and Immediate Results ……. Folks began shutting down their FB accounts in Record Numbers …. causing so much Fear inside of Facebook that they began to advertise on Television….. Looking for New Subscribers!!!  Holy Shit!!! When’s the last time you saw ads from them?

So kindly Drop whatever you’re doing ….  Grab your Loved ones …..  and Tune in.

Why?  Cuz YOU Should know what Google already knows ….  about us.

Do we have a Date?  I hope we do.

BTW.  I received a note last night informing me that some of my posts appear a bit weird on a phone.  I’m not at all sure why they look different on the iMac on which they’re written …. and on your Phone as you read them ….. but if anyone has an answer, a Cure of Sorts,  I’m all Ears.  🎩 🤔

Well Now…..That was quite a Wedding. 🎩

Let me be quite Clear…….I did NOT get up at 4 a.m to watch the Royal Wedding.  I watched it at 9 P.M this evening. I had absolutely No Idea what to expect as I’ve not seen anything like this since Diana’s Death. Until tonight I had no idea who Meghan was nor did I particularly care. I didn’t really know much about Harry either…..but I learned quite a lot about him AND about the entire Family AFTER the Wedding… watching the CNN Special about the “Royals”.  Why then did I go through half a box of Kleenex as I watched an Event that I shouldn’t have even Cared about, never mind watched….. but one which I’m now quite sure will have a Profound Effect on all of us for a VERY long time to come?? 🎩  While Nobody is going to say it, we’re all thinking the same thing……the World’s Biggest Asshole wasn’t there to ruin it for us. #refreshing

For the past couple of Years we’ve been Burdened and Stressed by non-stop coverage of a Country in Flames…OUR Country….and here we were…..watching Women in Wild Hats and each of us quietly Wishing that England would take us back…even if it was just for a bit. While a “Royal Family” is certainly a bit weird, it is VERY Charming. I suspect that now we’ll all, depending on our ages, reflect differently for quite some time.

For me, I clearly recall being at home, a sick day from school, laying on the Couch, when JFK was Shot and killed in Dallas.  I watched as the News cut in, announced that JFK had been shot and then sat in disbelief as I saw the news slowly unfold before my eyes. Walter Cronkite cried… Mom entered the room as I called to her and She cried. The entire World shut down…..long before the invention of the World Wide Web…..and when there were only three channels from which to choose on TV.  Details took HOURS to arrive, not seconds…..and it went on and on for days….and then Weeks. It was Tough.

After JFK’s Death the Country went through a VERY Strange Time….trying hard to find itself again…not doing well at Healing……and as Strange as it was, Great Britain bailed us out with another Invasion…..the Arrival of “The Beatles”. If you’re too Young to have actually witnessed what that was all about there’s no way that Words can explain it….cuz we were TOTALLY out of Control. Wave after Wave of Music came at us, almost all of it from England, Everyone was involved in one way or another…and it had quite an amazing Healing Power on everyone. God Save the Queen!

I felt that same sort of “Healing” as I watched the British whack me again tonight….and Whack they did. Everything timed perfectly, down to the Minute…..Classy Coaches and Cars….,Music that was Stunning…..and the Entire Event was fueled by Love. There was no Token “Black Person” in a Sea of Corrupt Whiteness, no Drama, no Hate… was all Genuine Love…..and if that’s what it takes to get Trump off the Air, I vote that we Fire the Bastard, Crawl back to England, beg Forgiveness, and ask nicely to be adopted. Today, May 19th, we were all Brits….Millions of us..on both sides of the Pond…and it felt Wonderful. ❤️


Unknown-1.jpegThere were Several real “High Points during this Wedding for me…the Speakers, the Songs, the Equality and especially the Celebration itself……but one in particular really hit me hard. I’d watched as the cameras cut to Meghan’s Mother several times as she sat, very much alone, watching, waiting…and you could see her Mind Working…and Her Tears flowing.  I wasn’t the only one paying attention to her “aloneness” …… but one Gentleman…. a guy I’ve always held personally responsible for Diana’s untimely Demise actually did something about it. If you watched the Wedding you saw what he did…..and YOU Cried just as I did. …. as he took the Hand of Mrs Merkel, now the Mother of the Duchess of Sussex, and said, without speaking a Word ….

“Alone?  Not on My Watch M’Lady”…..  and She took his hand and Smiled. Alone she was not. The Entire place was filled….with Love. It’s been quite a Long time since I’ve seen anything even Close to that…..and it Felt Good. Really Good. ❤️

Kindly pass the Kleenex…..It’s happening again. ….. RB  🎩  🍎  ❤️


When is being “TOO Careful” Correct?

Being Male is becoming more and more Difficult. 😦

The pic you see below is the reason I stopped “Supporting Female Artists” on Instagram…..actually, why I stopped posting AT ALL on Instagram. If Jodi were the first one that I wasted my time on it’d be an entirely different story and I certainly don’t blame her for the End Result, but as you’ll hear me say HUNDREDS of times, “Google is a Wonderful Source of Information”.  You can find a Phony in Seconds with the click of a single button. If the ONLY place you find them is on Facebook, Alarms should go off in your head. You can also Confirm that someone is legit.

Jodi is an amateur photographer and her pics were nothing short of Wonderful. While not Brilliant, they were well on that track so I did what I’ve been doing for years; I posted a short “bit” on her, asked that a couple of my friends who are well connected in the photography and publication business check out her work and as so many pros are quitting Facebook AND Instagram, I posted on her Twitter page as well. I made very sure to LIKE the pic of her and her Boyfriend, always a righteous Concern of any Woman who’s being hammered by Classless Pigs on Social Media since Trump made that particular format not only popular but also “OK” in the minds of MANY Men.


Being VERY Clear, I wrote or did absolutely nothing the least bit Weird of threatening. In fact, I have a long list of Female Artists who’ve written to me, both thanking me and asking me to “Feature them”. I never “Feature” anyone. Feature is another word for Bullshit….quite similar to actually BUYING friends and Followers on Social Media…..or “Following” someone, waiting for them to “Follow You” back…..and then “Unfollowing” them so you have numbers which YOU think make you look Famous. Marketing people like myself see RIGHT THROUGH that bullshit. Anyone who thinks that way is an absolute Moron….a Dope….an Idiot.

To Wrap things up, I called in some Bigshots to take a look at Jodi’s work. Two of them, both quite capable of getting Jodi’s work published, did….and one very dear friend made an acute observation.  “Rich, you DO know that Jodi has you blocked, yes?” I did not. My Bad.  While a bit embarrassing for me it’s not the first time that being a Nice Guy has ended up with Me chewing heartily on a Mouthful of Crow…..and it probably won’t be the last. While Blocking me may have made perfect sense to Jodi….for whatever the Reason, we both lose. I look bad in front of business associates….and, in the words of the Soup Nazi…..”Sorry Jodi, No Soup for You!”  Am I Angry?  Nope.  Disappointed.

When  I was on Facebook, long a thing of the past for any sensible and informed humanoid,  I had 5003 friends….and 4 thousand and some odd other people Blocked….mostly for being Gun Toters, Men with Female Profiles (much bigger than you can imagine) or for blatantly harassing Women.  Might some of those I Blocked been purely innocent and I miscalculated or caught them on a bad day?  Perhaps…..we’ll never know…will we?

Bass-ically Yours,
Rich Briere

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Playing in a Band was “Prophet~able”

Back in the Mid 70’s and lasting through the Early 80’s this Band was the Most Fun I could have. While we were often compared to Ambrosia, a laughable yet humbling Compliment as Ambrosia was and remains “Off-the Friggin’-Charts” Fabulous, we did enjoy ourselves immensely.  Would I give my Left Leg to play in a group like this again?  I would…..and perhaps one arm as well…..or Maybe Not.  🎩  🍎


Many thanks to our Buds in Ambrosia……for being such an Inspiration. Give a listen and head on over to YouTube for another byte.