Everyone dreams of being a rock star. From as early as I can remember I would fall asleep at night with and AM Radio under my pillow listening to distant stations and Rock and Roll static and all. There was magic in it. When I was about 17 years old I decided to make my dream a reality. I wanted so bad to see the inside offices of a major recording label.. so I set about sitting at the piano writing some songs with the idea of a hit in mind and all the Glory and chicks this would bring once it started playing on the radio. Not to mention the money.
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I also made a music video. That was 32-years ago. I had no reference for doing a video. I just figured it would be a good way to get attention just like my idea that I tried to pitch to local Cleveland Radio Stations: to fly in to their station playing the piano dangling from a helicopter. I had it all arranged until they backed out for some insurance reason and the potential danger to myself........I was purely a PT Barnum promoter.
There were no home video cameras, recorders or players at all. So I rented a big clunky tv camera and a huge reel to reel video recording machine with a tape that was 2 inches wide and built a set in the garage, which included a larger-then-life plastic bubble that I stood in while singing the song. The result was the Bersch Bubble Video. It has been circulating for the past 30 years and has brought laughter to hundreds. I am digitizing it shortly so you can enjoy. Armed with this video I tried to get on the Donny and Marie Show and the Gong Show. For some reason though I never quite broke through and was a has been by 19. Thus relegated to the vast historical planet of Those Who Tried To Rock.
Video to come but for now, enjoy the sweet sounds of I Can't Live Without You and wonder why this act never made it...