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Oct 7, 2014 0

[AUDIO version, see also here: VIDEO MP4 version]

On the 25th year anniversary, Loose Bruce Kerr's comedy audio montage of "The Quake of '89" tells the story of the northern California earthquake of that year on October 17th (Bruce's birthday) through rock bands and singers, all of whom are in some way connected to the San Francisco Bay area. The piece received radio airplay in the month following the earthquake and the audio cassette's sales helped raise money for earthquake relief.

Oakland, Marin, the outer East Bay, San Jose, and of course, San Francisco are all represented. Everyone from Tony Bennett to Huey Lewis to the Pointer Sisters to the Grateful Dead to Credence to Janis Joplin to Otis Redding...they're all here to tell the story using snippets of their songs.

Loose Bruce Kerr lived in Mountain View in Silicon Valley in those days. He now resides in northern California's Morgan Hill. After 20 years of performing and writing & recording such pieces, originals, & parodies, he is now back to his original profession and is a lawyer working at Oracle in Santa Clara, CA.

Back in the day, he opened for "Weird Al" Yankovic and his parodies have been played on over 100 of the Dr. Demento Shows.

Visit loosebrucekerr.com for free copies of Bruce's video mp4's and audio mp3's.

email: BKerrLaw@aol.com

Oct 7, 2014 0

On the 25th year anniversary, Loose Bruce Kerr's comedy audio montage of "The Quake of '89" tells the story of the northern California earthquake of that year on October 17th (Bruce's birthday) through rock bands and singers, all of whom are in some way connected to the San Francisco Bay area. The piece received radio airplay in the month following the earthquake and the audio cassette's sales helped raise money for earthquake relief.

Oakland, Marin, the outer East Bay, San Jose, and of course, San Francisco are all represented. Everyone from Tony Bennett to Huey Lewis to the Pointer Sisters to the Grateful Dead to Credence to Janis Joplin to Otis Redding...they're all here to tell the story using snippets of their songs.

Loose Bruce Kerr lived in Mountain View in Silicon Valley in those days. He now resides in northern California's Morgan Hill. After 20 years of performing and writing & recording such pieces, originals, & parodies, he is now back to his original profession and is a lawyer working at Oracle in Santa Clara, CA.

Back in the day, he opened for "Weird Al" Yankovic and his parodies have been played on over 100 of the Dr. Demento Shows.  

email: BKerrLaw@aol.com

 

Aug 11, 2014 0

a few facebook pals requested (yes, I take requests!) I reach back into the video archives for this old song of mine from 1973, and a video we shot on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands around Carnival time of 1981. It's "The Bald Truth," about losing anything yet still winning. Steve Hoeft & I also performed it in our band, Spud City, in the late 1970's but there's no video of that, unfortunately. Here it is, on a warm island night at Sparky's On the Waterfront in 1981.

Loose Bruce Kerr is a singer-songwriter & parodist who took 20 years off from his legal career to write & perform songs across the U.S. and Caribbean. He is still an irregular feature on The Doctor Demento Show & Jim Bohannon Show. He opened for "Weird Al" Yankovic back in the day. Many of his mp3 songs & mp4 videos are also available on loosebrucekerr.com. His most recent originals (last 2 years) are available to sample or download only on iTunes & cdbaby.com. Search on loose bruce kerr

Jul 3, 2014 0

"I FEEL CRAPPY" is Loose Bruce Kerr's parody of Pharrell Williams' recent big #1 hit & BET best video award song, "Happy."

Bruce is a nationally syndicated song parodist (Dr. Demento Show, Jim Bohannon Show) and original song writer living in Morgan Hill, California. Bruce is originally from Waukesha, Wisconsin, home of Les Paul who influenced Bruce's multitrack recording.

"I FEEL CRAPPY" is available as a high-fidelity mp3 for sampling or purchase (99 cents) at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/loosebrucekerr7 ...or search for it on cdbaby.com, and is also available by search on iTunes.com.

email Bruce at: BKerrLaw@aol.com.

Jun 5, 2014 0

from 2002, Loose Bruce Kerr's original song & recording following a child abduction in the San Francisco Bay Area. Loose Bruce Kerr is a nationally syndicated parody songwriter & artist, this is one of his more serious tunes.

Apr 12, 2014 0

"PUTIN'S ON A BLITZ" - Audio w/ slides, is Loose Bruce Kerr's latest parody of Irving Berlin's  "Puttin' On the Ritz." The tune is about Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent drives into the Crimea and threats in eastern Ukraine. Bruce sings the vocals & plays the instruments (some via synth) 1 at a time in his garage studio. Here, it's tuba, 2 ukeleles, drums, saxes, 4 part vocals, & effects.

Loose Bruce Kerr is an irregular feature on the Dr. Demento Show with over 100 plays in 27 years & Jim Bohannon radio show on Westwood One national syndication. After a 20 year career perfoming music & comedy, Bruce resumed his legal career and is a lawyer at Oracle in northern California's Silicon Valley.

Email Bruce at: BKerrLaw@aol.com

loosebrucekerr.com has many videos & mp3 audios for listening & download for free. 5 of Bruce's most recent originals are only on iTunes & CDBaby.com by searching "loose bruce kerr" ...Bruce's videos also appear on youtube.com but at reduced res vs. the versions available on loosebrucekerr.com

Apr 11, 2014 0

"PUTIN'S ON A BLITZ" - AUDIO ONLY .mp3 file is Loose Bruce Kerr's latest parody of Irving Berlin's  "Puttin' On the Ritz." The tune is about Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent drives into the Crimea and threats in eastern Ukraine. Bruce sings the vocals & plays the instruments (some via synth) 1 at a time in his garage studio. Here, it's tuba, 2 ukeleles, drums, saxes, 4 part vocals, & effects.

Loose Bruce Kerr is an irregular feature on the Dr. Demento Show with over 100 plays in 27 years & Jim Bohannon radio show on Westwood One national syndication. After a 20 year career perfoming music & comedy, Bruce resumed his legal career and is a lawyer at Oracle in northern California's Silicon Valley.

Email Bruce at: BKerrLaw@aol.com

loosebrucekerr.com has many videos & mp3 audios for listening & download for free. 5 of Bruce's most recent originals are only on iTunes & CDBaby.com by searching "loose bruce kerr" ...all his videos are also on youtube.com, but at less res than loosebrucekerr.com versions.

Mar 9, 2014 0

"WHO'S IT ALL ABOUT, SELFIE?" is Loose Bruce Kerr's latest parody song video, about...oh the heck with it! To the tune of "What's If All About, Alfie" from the 1960's movie.

Loose Bruce Kerr's songs can be heard irregularly on the Dr. Demento Show, Jim Bohannon Show, and his videos are available on youtube.com. His mp3 audios & videos are also available for playing or download on loosebrucekerr.com.

His 4 most recent original songs are available on iTunes (search on "loose bruce kerr"). Or on cdbaby.com.

Bruce gave up his legal career to perform & write music for 20 years. Following that phase, he restarted his legal career to become Assistant General Counsel of Sun Microsystems. After Oracle bought Sun, Bruce now works for Oracle in northern California's Silicon Valley.

email: BKerrLaw@aol.com

Feb 21, 2014 0

"SEXUALLY ACTIVE MAN (S.A.M.)" is a video of "Loose Bruce" Kerr performing his original tune, his answer to "I'm a Woman (W.O.M.A.N.)" by Leiber & Stoller and performed by countless female singers. The song was first performed by Bruce in the New England band "Spud City" with Steve Hoeft in 1977, this video is from Bruce's solo act in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, winter of 1981.

Feb 17, 2014 0

"SEXUALLY ACTIVE MAN (S.A.M.)" [the AUDIO] is "Loose Bruce" Kerr performing his original tune, his answer to "I'm a Woman (W.O.M.A.N.)" by Leiber & Stoller and performed by countless female singers. The song was first performed by Bruce in the New England band "Spud City" with Steve Hoeft in 1977, this AUDIO of the video is from Bruce's solo act in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, winter of 1981. (see, also, the VIDEO here on loosebrucekerr.com)

Jan 26, 2014 0

"THE HOUSEHUSBAND BLUES" is one of "Loose Bruce" Kerr's early solo compositions from 1972-74. In about the summer of either '74 or '75, while returning to his hometown of Waukesha, Wisconsin during his living on the road, he bumped into fellow Waukeshan, guitarist whiz, Bruce Riddeough. The result was both Bruces playing on this tune (Bruce R. on bottleneck guitar). Les Paul's multitrack recording invention had just, and finally, reached consumer level with the TEAC 4 track reel-to-reel recorder, allowing Bruce K. to harmonize with himself, and add drums & bass.

The song deals with the then-current loosening of parents playing traditional, defined roles...at a time when fathers were starting to take on some of the traditional wife's roles in raising kids, including inheriting some of the same downsides that can accompany those duties.

Dec 24, 2013 1
"EVANGELINE" is the true story of a brave 8 year old girl, Aurora Carter, dropped off at her grandparents due to her mother's heroin addiction & living on the streets. My good friends Penny & Brian Butler stepped up several months ago to take in Aurora into their home, and deeper in their hearts. It moved me to write & record "Evangeline." You can get to the song either by: 1) if you have iTunes, search on "Loose Bruce Kerr," it's in "Songs" at the bottom of the page, or 2) get it from the distributor's page (by choosing a user name & password) at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/loosebrucekerr5  Headphones & good volume encouraged...both allow sampling of the song and/or download of the mp3 for 99 cents. For brave Aurora Carter and her loving grandparents, Penny & Brian.

Sep 14, 2013 0

"Woke Up In Love"
by Waukesha's "Loose Bruce" Kerr

1
I used to chase her round the playground
Back when we were small
Later on in high school
I'd meet her in the hall

She used to tell me 'bout her boyfriends
I'd ask about girls
We grew up close together
In our small town world

CHORUS I
We were the best of friends
We knew each other from way back when
In all that time
We never crossed that line

But it changed all right
It happened overnight
We went to bed as friends and
Woke Up In Love

2
It started out so slowly
I wondered if she knew
But she came right up to me
And said, "Could this be true

I see a new look in your eyes
I hope you see in mine"
I said, "This sure is crazy
Love was just a matter of time"

CHORUS II
We were the best of friends
We knew each other from way back when
In all that time
We never crossed that line

But it changed all right
It happened just last night
We went to bed as friends and
Woke Up In Love

BRIDGE
I've waited for so long
For someone just beyond the rise
All that time the love of my life
Was right before my eyes

CHORUS III
We are the best of friends
We know each other from way back when
And all this time
We never crossed that line

But it changed all right
In the full moonlight
We went to bed as friends and
Woke Up In Love

I used to chase her round the playground...

Aug 25, 2013 0

"I AM THERE FOR YOU" is "Loose Bruce" Kerr's latest original song, a jazz-scat-big band sound. A snippet can be heard here and an html link is being provided to take you to the site where you can download the entire song. <http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/loosebrucekerr>

Bruce records his songs one instrument & vocal at a time, layering to get the final song. In this one, he sings, plays bass & piano "for real," then uses his synthesizer to compose & play each trombone, trumpet, saxophone, & set of drums, one drum or cymbal per track, then mixes it all together.

"Loose Bruce" Kerr spent 20 years as a performer of music, comedy, and parodies. His parodies have been played on national TV (CNN News), radio (Dr. Demento, over 100 plays; Jim Bohannon Program, Larry King). He opened for "Weird Al" Yankovic. Eventually, Bruce resumed his earlier law practice which he had suspended and is now a lawyer working for Oracle in Northern California's Silicon Valley.

In the mid-late 60's, Bruce was a vocalist & bass player in rock band "The 5 Bucks" which became the "Byzantine Empire" during college at the University of Michigan. Several 45's were released, the last several on Bell Records. Before that, in high school, Bruce was in a folk group in Waukesha, Wisconsin (home of Les Paul), "The Coachmen."

In the late 70's, Bruce was a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter in the New England area rock band, "Spud City."

Many of Bruce's parody videos from 2006-on are viewable on youtube at <http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=loose+bruce+kerr&oq=loose+bruce+&gs_l=youtube.1.0.35i39l2j0.159.1662.0.4198.11.8.0.0.0.0.497.2182.1j4j4-3.8.0...0.0...1ac.1.11.youtube.TgH3r9NSnEU>

email Bruce at: BKerrLaw@aol.com

Apr 27, 2013 11

"SHARIA MARIA" is "Loose Bruce" Kerr's latest AUDIO parody (video to come) of the West Side Story song of similar name. Just vocal & guitar this time, like Bruce started out doing at the start of his solo career in 1973.

Loose Bruce" Kerr is an abnormal feature on the Dr. Demento Show on the internet (over 100 plays) and Jim Bohannon nationally syndicated radio show. After a 20 year career in music & comedy performing & recording, Bruce resumed his law career and is now a lawyer working for Oracle in Northern California's Silicon Valley.

All of Bruce's videos and mp3 audios can be streamed and/or downloaded for free from his podcast at loosebrucekerr.com

email: BKerrLaw@aol.com

Apr 14, 2013 12

JUST THE SAME" is the latest original song by "Loose Bruce" Kerr. The video shows pictures of laying down the pedal steel track by Richard Swiger in March of 2013.

The song is about returning veterans from the Mideast Wars, attempting to adjust to being back to their normal lives. Bruce dedicates the song to his father-in-law, Gordon Tingle who fought as a Marine on Iwo Jima and returned to Waukesha, Wisconsin to raise a family and run his own business.

"Loose Bruce" Kerr is an abnormal feature on the Dr. Demento Show on the internet and Jim Bohannon nationally syndicated radio show. After a career in music & comedy, Bruce resumed his law career and is now a lawyer working for Oracle in Northern California's Silicon Valley.

Bruce's videos and mp3 audios can be listened to and/or downloaded for free from his podcast at loosebrucekerr.com

also on youtube, search on "loose bruce kerr"

email: BKerrLaw@aol.com

Mar 16, 2013 6

"JUST THE SAME" by "Loose Bruce" Kerr.

Bruce's latest original song about returning Mideast War Veterans. Richard Swiger on pedal steel, Bruce on the rest.

Bruce's day job these days, after a 20 year career of performing music & comedy, is as a lawyer in Oracle's contracts dept. in Silicon Valley in Northern California.

For his free songs & videos, visit loosebrucekerr.com (or search on "Loose Bruce Kerr" on youtube for over 50 of his parody/comedy videos).

He's an irregular feature on the Dr. Demento Show  <http://dmdb.org/playlists/search_pl.html>

email: BKerrLaw@aol.com

picture is from 1977, University of Lowell concert, Lowell, MA, Bruce in "Spud City" band in New England with Waukesha's Steve Hoeft & 2 others (Mickey on bass, Tyke on drums).

© 2013 Broken Records & Marjorie Music Co.

Nov 25, 2012 7

"ONE MORE WHOLE NIGHT" is "Loose Bruce" Kerr's latest AUDIO parody of a familiar Christmas song, "O Holy Night." But this time it's about the difficulty of finding a proper Christmas present for your significant other by the Christmas Eve deadline.

Bruce records his audios & videos, singing & playing one instrument at a time in his garage in Northern California's Silicon Valley ("The Garage"). When not doing that, Bruce is a lawyer working at Oracle.

Bruce took off 20 years from his law career to write, record, and perform his music and comedy. He opened for "Weird Al" Yankovic back in the day. His songs are heard irregularly on the "Dr. Demento Show" on the net and on the "Jim Bohannon Show" on nationally syndicated AM radio.

The stereo audio of this new parody, plus audio mp3's and videos of Bruce's parodies & originals are also on this podcast site for free: loosebrucekerr.com, youtube.com, funnyordie.com, and others.

email Bruce at: BKerrLaw@aol.com

Nov 25, 2012 9

"ONE MORE WHOLE NIGHT" is "Loose Bruce" Kerr's latest VIDEO parody of a familiar Christmas song, "O Holy Night." But this time it's about the difficulty of finding a proper Christmas present for your significant other by the Christmas Eve deadline.

Bruce records his audios & videos, singing & playing one instrument at a time in his garage in Northern California's Silicon Valley ("The Garage"). When not doing that, Bruce is a lawyer working at Oracle.

Bruce took off 20 years from his law career to write, record, and perform his music and comedy. He opened for "Weird Al" Yankovic back in the day. His songs are heard irregularly on the "Dr. Demento Show" on the net and on the "Jim Bohannon Show" on nationally syndicated AM radio.

The stereo audio of this new parody, plus audio mp3's and videos of Bruce's parodies & originals are also on this podcast site for free: loosebrucekerr.com as well as on youtube.com, funnyordie.com and others.

email Bruce at: BKerrLaw@aol.com

Jul 29, 2012 7

This is "Loose Bruce" Kerr's latest VIDEO parody (audio mp3 is available on this podcast, as well) of a Paul Simon song, this one's: "50 WAYS TO LOSE YOUR BLUBBER."



Bruce records his audios & videos in his garage in Northern California's Silicon Valley ("The Garage"). When not doing that, Bruce is a lawyer working at Oracle.


Bruce took off 20 years from his law career to write, record, and perform his music and comedy. He opened for "Weird Al" Yankovic back in the day.


His songs and videos are on this podcast site <loosebrucekerr.com> as well as <youtube.com> and others.

email: BKerrLaw@aol.com

Jul 24, 2012 681

This is "Loose Bruce" Kerr's latest AUDIO parody (video coming soon) of a Paul Simon song, this one's: "50 WAYS TO LOSE YOUR BLUBBER."


Bruce records his audios & videos in his garage in Northern California's Silicon Valley ("The Garage"). When not doing that, Bruce is a lawyer working at Oracle.

Bruce took off 20 years from his law career to write, record, and perform his music and comedy. He opened for "Weird Al" Yankovic back in the day.

His songs and videos are on this podcast site <loosebrucekerr.com> as well as <youtube.com> and others.


Watch for the video version soon!



email: BKerrLaw@aol.com

May 2, 2012 5

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"I MET MY SWEETIE ON TAHITI" is the latest original song & recording by "Loose Bruce" Kerr. It's an homage to his parents who taught him his first instrument (ukelele, by his Dad, Ken), songs from their youth in the 1920's (Ken & Opal, both), and, re his Dad's love for both dixieland jazz and barbershop quartet which he passed on to Bruce. This is Bruce playing out his Tin Pan Alley songwriter wish.

Bruce sings each harmony and plays each instrument one at a time (a digital unit allows him to affect horns & strings he can't play). It's a 1-man band (across time). ;)

Bruce took 20 years off from his legal career to write & perform music, sometimes solo, sometimes in a duo or the band, "Spud City-Music With a Peel" (Mass., VT) with his hometown buddy, Steve Hoeft. As a solo, he opened for "Weird Al" Yankovic. Then he resumed being an attorney, now working for Oracle in Northern California's Silicon Valley.

Bruce dedicates this song to his cousin, Jim Conway, who moved to the South Pacific island of Tuvalu and eventually met his sweetie, Nese Ituaso, and married her.

email: BKerrLaw@aol.com

Mar 19, 2012 0

"REAM RAPER" is "Loose Bruce" Kerr's latest parody of Gary Wright's "Dream Weaver" and protests the Texas law forcing on a woman vaginal wand insertion for a sonogram before allowing an abortion. (True, it doesn't require wand insertion in all cases but in the first trimester, that's the only method). This issue is currently a subject of satire in Gary Trudeau's "Doonesbury" comic. Pennsylvania governor, Tom Corbett, famously uttered the parody's opening line as how a woman can choose to cope with forced viewing of the sonogram, "You can just close your eyes."

In Texas, it's the law. In PA, a bill is under consideration. Virginia also has a similar law. There's a trend here and it has to be stopped, and reversed, IMHO. There's a fight a-brewin'.

Bruce apologizes for being the ugliest woman imaginable in this video but, truthfully, a guy opining against vaginal insertion by the state, well, it raises questions (and no time for alternatives, these lyrics needed posting now).

Bruce (this is the "OTHER Bruce") took 20 years off to write & perform music, sometimes solo, sometimes in a duo or the band, "Spud City-Music With a Peel" (Mass., VT). He opened for "Weird Al" Yankovic. Then he resumed being an attorney, now working for Oracle in Northern California's Silicon Valley.

Copyright 2012 Broken Records & Marjorie Music Publ (BMI)
www.loosebrucekerr.com
email: BKerrLaw@aol.com

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