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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Finale

Tonight is the finale of Game of Thrones. I don’t watch a lot of television, but one of the shows I do watch is Game of Thrones. Thing is, I’m not obsessed with it as many seem to be. It’s an enjoyable little show that has been a little disappointing in its desire to wrap things up (perhaps they shouldn’t have had shows in earlier seasons where the plot wasn’t advanced all that much). It is pretty rushed at this point compared to earlier, and so it hasn’t been as satisfying. I will point out that there have been a bunch of dramatic switcheroos that were sudden and not foreshadowed (loss of major character in season 1; red wedding, etc.), so it’s not like the element of surprise hasn’t been used to dramatically shift the show.

The show was fine, but it doesn’t really measure up as one of the best shows ever on television. It was fun, but I won’t miss it after it’s gone. To prepare for tonight’s finale, let’s take an hour break to listen to music that in no way has anything to do with Westeros. Let’s dig Stephen Stills, Scott Walker, Julian Cope, Kevin Ayers, Laura Nyro, Three Dog Night, the Fifth Dimension, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Chase, the Buckinghams, Chicago, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Gillian Welch, Galley Beggar, Steve Martin & Edie Brickell, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and Ollabelle.

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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Mom’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms (and moms to be) out there. If it weren’t for you, not only wouldn’t we be here, but you acted as a moral compass for us. Thank you for everything.

Let’s celebrate with some fine music. There’s a chance to dance ealry on – dance with your mom today, with music from Ibibio Sound Machine, Nubiyan Twist, Marvin Gaye, Rose Elinor Dougall, the Rascals, Fleetwood Mac, Relatively Clean Rivers, the Animals, Fats Domino, Buddy Holly, Scott Walker, Rachel Sweet, and Romeo Void.

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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Billboard 1st Week of May 1969

Last week I saw a tweet that showed the top 20 songs from the first week of May 1969. “Hmm,” I thought, “I do a look back at music for certain years, what’s on this list?” I was happily surprised to see that I had most of these songs, so I decided that this would be a great podcast. Here are the results.

The musical Hair was Broadway’s big show, but the soundtrack was not spawning a lot of AM hits. So bands like the Fifth Dimension and the Cowsills stepped in and recorded songs form the musical which became big hits (as well as Three Dog Night’s version of “Easy to Be Hard” and Oliver’s “Good Morning Starshine.”). It’s great to see so many songs from different genres being played on the radio.

So step into the time machine and set it back 50 years to listen to the top 16 hits for the first week of May 1969, which had The Fifth Dimension, the Isley Brothers, the Cowsills, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Jerry Butler, Booker T. and the MG’s, Timmy James, the Ventures, Simon & Garfunkel, Glen Campbell, Tommy Roe, Crazy Elephant, Edwin Starr, the Guess Who, Mercy, and Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Band.

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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What’s Happening Now

I don’t want to spoil anything by saying this, but are we actually starting to experience this phenomenon called sping? Temperatures were in the 60’s here yesterday, and there was even a giant yellow orb sighting later in the day. Looking at the upcoming week I see other numbers that go into the 60’s (alas, with few visits from the giant yellow orb – where does the sun go during the spring?). I’m going to call it – it really is spring (mud season is probably gone now).

Not sure how spring-y this music is – many tunes were thought about during the dark times, but heck – let’s call it a round-up of spring tunes. So listen to the warmer music of Yes, Roxy Music, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Robert Plant & Alsion Krauss, Toussaint McCall, the Rascals, the Strangeloves, Ike & Tina Turner, Maria Muldaur, Ricki Lee Jones, David Bowie, Alex Chilton, and Ian Hunter.

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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Technical Difficulties

Hi, this is a little late today as I had problems with the microphone (I know, I know, beyond my normal problems). I cleaned everything up this morning and it seems to work. So I was able to get the podcast done for today. Mission accomplished. Makes me feel good to be able to find something broken and find a way to fix it. I was ready to abandon the podcast for today if I couldn’t get it fixed. Next question is whether I need to actually get a new microphone or not – probably do.

We can figure this out while listening to Jenny Lewis, Joe Jackson, U2, Iggy Pop, the Coasters, Suzanne Vega, Sleeper, Los Lobos, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Alan Price, the Clash, Lloyd Cole, and Warren Zevon.

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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