Heatwave

Hot enough for you? Ever wonder how hot it is in Hell? If you’re anywhere near me, this oppressive heat is starting to melt brain cells, until kkoak[ais-inklwnmm. Well, you get it. Boy, it’s hot around here. Stay cool, my friends.

Today I’m looking back at songs from the first half of the year with my semi-annual check-in. So find some shade and listen to The Black Keys, Yola, Rose Elinor Donahue, Olver Kennan, Sharon Van Etten, Toro y Moi, Bob Mould, Pedro the Lion, Gang of Four, the Beat, the Cash Box Kings, Death and Vanilla, Norah Jones, and Joe Jackson.

This podcast is, as always, available to stream or download at brennick.net. There should be more content there, and I will try to put more things up this year. The podcast is also available to download as a podcast at your favorite podcast streamer – iTunes, Stitcher, etc. The podcast is called brennick.net. Check that out sometime. I welcome suggestions and comments, too – leave them as you will. Thanks for everything you do to encourage me.

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Dead of Summer

It’s really been hot and humid lately. We’ve also had thunderstorms frequently – a strange, hot summer so far. And let’s hope that Barry is as friendly as his name, and not the monster storm they’re predicting for the New Orleans area.

Since it’s summer, let’s have some summer songs. Leading off the podcast is a new one from the Black Keys, followed by the Buffalo Springfield, Doug Sahm, Drive-By Truckers, Steve Earle, Gino Washington, Eric Clapton, the West Coast Experimental Art Band, Kate Bush, Goldfrapp, Rose Elinor Donahue, Stevie Wonder, and Dr. John.

This podcast is, as always, available to stream or download at brennick.net. There should be more content there, and I will try to put more things up this year. The podcast is also available to download as a podcast at your favorite podcast streamer – iTunes, Stitcher, etc. The podcast is called brennick.net. Check that out sometime. I welcome suggestions and comments, too – leave them as you will. Thanks for everything you do to encourage me.

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Hot Town, Summer in the City

Hope everyone had a good July 4 holiday. We had family over for the holiday (I did work Friday – work never stops). It was pretty hot over the holidays, but I survived it.

As part of the family fun days, we went to the beach. As a person of Irish descent, my pasty white skin burns easily. To combat this, I bought an umbrella/tent thing. Wasn’t sure how well it would work, but it was perfect. Big enough for two people to sit under comfortably, along with the cooler and other assorted items. Now I can go to the beach and not have to worry about getting sunburnt. Recommended.

Got some great tunes lined up this week; check it out with Bruce Cockburn, Ronnie Lane, the Bears, Van Morrison, the Cash Box Kings, Solomon Burke, Darrell Banks, Carla Thomas, the Four Tops, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, and Clarence Gatemouth Brown.

This podcast is, as always, available to stream or download at brennick.net. There should be more content there, and I will try to put more things up this year. The podcast is also available to download as a podcast at your favorite podcast streamer – iTunes, Stitcher, etc. The podcast is called brennick.net. Check that out sometime. I welcome suggestions and comments, too – leave them as you will. Thanks for everything you do to encourage me.

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July 5th

July 4 is one of the last remaining holidays that is celebrated on a specific day rather than on a Monday (long weekend). This year July 4 lands on a Thursday, so a big question employers have is what to do with Friday, July 5? Do they treat it like Thanksgiving (a Thursday) and extend the holiday, or keep the business open and have one day of non-productive work? This goes away for a couple of years, as July 4 lands on the weekend the next two years (Saturday and Sunday).

However it works out for you, have a happy and safe 4th of July week. And by safe I mean don’t blow your hand off with fireworks. This week’s podcast starts with some fine celebratory music, but the ending – a little more subdued. Just how it’s written in the Declaration of Independence. So listen to Steve Earle, the Drive-By Truckers, Chuck Prophet, the Blasters. George Jones, Rosanne Cash, Ry Cooder, Caroline Rose, Rose Elinor Donahue, Aimee Mann, Richard Thompson, the Rolling Stones, and the Beatles.

This podcast is, as always, available to stream or download at brennick.net. There should be more content there, and I will try to put more things up this year. The podcast is also available to download as a podcast at your favorite podcast streamer – iTunes, Stitcher, etc. The podcast is called brennick.net. Check that out sometime. I welcome suggestions and comments, too – leave them as you will. Thanks for everything you do to encourage me.

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Back from Nashville

Had a great time in Nashville. The conference was great (met a lot of old friends there), and the city was wonderful. Overall it’s a bit humid for my taste, but the weather was warm and we missed most of the showers.

Highlights of Nashville included going to the Ryman Auditorium (truly a place to worship music). Saw Rosanne Cash with Ry Cooder doing Johnny Cash songs – what an amazing bonus. I would’ve seen anyone perform at the Ryman, but the first concert after deciding to do Johnny’s music done by them was special. They were incredible.

The Country Music Hall of Fame was pretty great, too. Spent a long time there – they’ve got great exhibits. After that, we needed to go to Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and hang out on the roof. Also went to Cheekwood, a 1930’s estate with beautiful grounds, and also went to see the Hermitage, Andrew Jackson’s estate. The estate was grand – spent most of the day there. 

And we ate. Boy, did we eat. Highlights included Biscuit Love, Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant, the Farmhouse, and Woolworth’s on 5th. Yes – that Woolworth’s. Oh, the store is closed – it’s just a fancy restaurant now, but the ambiance and food were well worth it. 

But it’s time to be back home and get ready for the week – can’t wait to do two weeks’ worth of work in one to catch up. To help, there’s music, which this week includes the Jimmy Castor Bunch, Bob Lind, Neil Diamond, the 1910 Fruitgum Company, Norma Tanega, Massive Attack, Rose Elinor Donahue, Sons & Daughters, Siouxsie & the Banshees, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, the Valentinos, Emanuel Lasky, the Style Council, the Smithereens, and the Pretenders.

This podcast is, as always, available to stream or download at brennick.net. There should be more content there, and I will try to put more things up this year. The podcast is also available to download as a podcast at your favorite podcast streamer – iTunes, Stitcher, etc. The podcast is called brennick.net. Check that out sometime. I welcome suggestions and comments, too – leave them as you will. Thanks for everything you do to encourage me.

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Nashville Cats

Hey! I’m in Nashville this week. So I’ve loaded up a podcast early and wrote this out beforehand, so I wouldn’t have to think about this while I’m in Nashville, Music City U.S.A. Should have lots of great adventures (and work, always work involved). So I just have to hit the publish button to get this up this week.

So join me in enjoying this week’s podcast, carefully crafted for you (but not really with Nashville in mind – Dylan might be the only artist this week who recorded in Nashville). Listen to Joe Jackson, Glen Campbell, Captain Beefheart, Bob Dylan, Robert Forster, Grant McLennan, Rod Stewart, Pet Shop Boys, Erasure, Duran Duran, Robyn Hitchcock, John Doe, the Mighty Lemon Drops, and Blur.

This podcast is, as always, available to stream or download at brennick.net. There should be more content there, and I will try to put more things up this year. The podcast is also available to download as a podcast at your favorite podcast streamer – iTunes, Stitcher, etc. The podcast is called brennick.net. Check that out sometime. I welcome suggestions and comments, too – leave them as you will. Thanks for everything you do to encourage me.

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Carefree Day

Looks like a beautiful day today, same as or maybe even better than yesterday. Not a lot on the old to-do list today (well, there is, but we’ll avoid that for now). Should be a great one. Maybe a bit of deck time, relaxing and thinking about….nothing.

This is one of those “why we live in New England” weekends. Kate’s always complaining about the bad winters and non-existent springs, but when a weekend like this appears, she says, “this is why we live in New England.” I don’t mind the cold, but I’m not a fan of the non-existent spring. I don’t like it when it gets real hot and humid. There may be some trouble brewin’ at retirement time (still a ways away for me).

How to relax on this carefree day? Try this hour of music, which features the Pentangle, Creedence Clearwater Revival, My Morning Jacket, St. Vincent, the Bangles, Quantic, Real Estate, Gorillaz, the Shocking Blue, the Ghosts of a Sabre-Tooth Tiger, the Connells, James Carr, Concrete Blonde, Jessie Colin Young, and Elvis Costello.

This podcast is, as always, available to stream or download at brennick.net. There should be more content there, and I will try to put more things up this year. The podcast is also available to download as a podcast at your favorite podcast streamer – iTunes, Stitcher, etc. The podcast is called brennick.net. Check that out sometime. I welcome suggestions and comments, too – leave them as you will. Thanks for everything you do to encourage me.

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June Swoon

May’s gone – 5 months in the book. I know there’s some science about how quickly time flies as we get older, but wow – 5 months of 2019 gone. Let’s hope time keeps up this pace. Being very busy at work and home help.

Let’s slow the pace a bit and listen to some fine music, which includes Doris Day, Nancy Sinatra, Jackie DeShannon, Dionne Warwick, Brenda Lee, The Ditty Bops, Joni Mitchell, the Roches, the Pipettes, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, the Cure, Grin, Mink Deville, Terry Reid, Faces, That Petrol Emotion, and the Mighty Lemon Drops.

This podcast is, as always, available to stream or download at brennick.net. There should be more content there, and I will try to put more things up this year. The podcast is also available to download as a podcast at your favorite podcast streamer – iTunes, Stitcher, etc. The podcast is called brennick.net. Check that out sometime. I welcome suggestions and comments, too – leave them as you will. Thanks for everything you do to encourage me.

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It Was twenty years Ago Today, Sergeant….

I’ve had this one in the can for a while. 1999 is a hard year for me – I wasn’t listening to many of the songs from that period. And sure, I liked the top song of 1999 – Cher’s Believe – but that doesn’t mean that I have it ( or the desire to get it). I do have some of the bands “of that era” as part of the mix, but many of the songs are from the old standby’s who made new music that year.

So let’s sit back and listen to an old guy’s version of music from 1999, with Beth Orton, Richard Thompson, Los Lobos, the Latin Playboys, Blur, the Fountains of Wayne, Magnetic Fields, Sleater-Kinney, Pavement, Marshall Crenshaw, XTC, Tom Waits, and Van Morrison.

This podcast is, as always, available to stream or download at brennick.net. There should be more content there, and I will try to put more things up this year. The podcast is also available to download as a podcast at your favorite podcast streamer – iTunes, Stitcher, etc. The podcast is called brennick.net. Check that out sometime. I welcome suggestions and comments, too – leave them as you will. Thanks for everything you do to encourage me.


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Memorial

Hope everyone is having a good weekend. Had a great night last night with friends (why am I now hesitant to say old friends? Long-time friends, maybe?). It was a little cool last night, but overall the weather is cooperating with us on this long weekend.

Let’s continue the Memorial Day the right way, with music to listen to as you prepare for the day, with music from Elvis Costello, the Creatures, the Orange Juice, Rose Elinor Dougall, Edwin Starr, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Joe Tex, Sharon Van Etten, Captains if Industry, the Del Fuegos, Tribe, Koko Taylor, John Mayall, and Buddy Guy.

This podcast is, as always, available to stream or download at brennick.net. There should be more content there, and I will try to put more things up this year. The podcast is also available to download as a podcast at your favorite podcast streamer – iTunes, Stitcher, etc. The podcast is called brennick.net. Check that out sometime. I welcome suggestions and comments, too – leave them as you will. Thanks for everything you do to encourage me.

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