Speaker’s Corner was a place where anyone could get on TV! You would step into the recording booth, pop in some coins, and record a brief video. If you were lucky, you’d be chosen for the Speaker’s Corner TV show.! The Barenaked Ladies got their start by playing a song on Speaker’s Corner (“Be My Yoko Ono”). There were lonely people looking for love, there were eccentrics and even LeBrain and his pals (though I don’t know if our video was ever broadcast). There were also recurring people, like Brie.
Funny thing. A guy I used to work with at the Record Store named Joe Perry once said to me “I know a girl with a Poison tattoo.” He was shocked when I answered, “Is her name Brie?”
“How, how the hell do you know that?” he asked.
How could Joe have known that I was taping Speaker’s Corner the day she showed off her Poison tattoo!
You gotta give the girl credit for getting a Poison tattoo in the 1990s.