Snowbirds?

New round of shoveling this morning. As usual, when we get a good amount of snow, Kate talks about moving south when we retire. I’m not sure that I want to exchange the occasional shoveling for hot misery in the summer that accompanies a move down south.

I suppose that we could become snowbirds – south in the winter and back up here in the summer. Not sure I’m ready for that, either. It’ll be a discussion – perhaps I’ll push off my retirement even longer than I was planning.

Smile and the world smiles with you. Let’s see if that works with the new podcast, which features these smiling artists: the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Crosby/Nash, Hall & Oates, Traffic, the Undisputed Truth, Wet Willie, Jim James, Sly & the Family Stone, the O’Jays, and Richard Thompson.

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.

Grandchild mania

Summer returned to New England yesterday to visit briefly and to remind everyone that it will return later this year. Temperatures were in the upper 60’s most of the day and the sun, the actual sun, was shining brightly.

Kate and I went down to visit Owen, and we took him out in the stroller. “See Owen, it’s not always cold outside. We’ll have tons of fun this summer,” we said to him while walking around.

The forecast is currently saying that we’re getting 10 inches of snow next Saturday, but we won’t think about that until later. It was summer today, and we enjoyed it.

Today’s podcast is a mixture of tunes, a couple of which remind me of summer (but many are just songs). Listen in on this mostly fine day with Hot Tuna, Randy Newman, Ten Years After, Joni Mitchell, the Be Good Tanyas, Aztec Camera, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, Corey Harris, Traffic, Yo La Tengo, Gogol Bordello, and Erykah Badu.

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.



Winter Daze


Winter is here in New Hampshire. We got nailed with snow last week, and the city made a decision not to plow my road until late in the morning on Tuesday. Ruined my whole day, as not everyone gets the day before New Year’s off. C’mon Somersworth, do better than that.

I live in a cul de sac, so I know that we will be close to the last people plowed out, but it’s ridiculous that they can’t do something, even a quick swipe so people can get out of the neighborhood. We have some larger streets next to ours. It’s frustrating.

Today’s podcast has a true or false start before heading into what I hope is a somewhat hopeful message for 2020. Let’s all work together this year to improve things. We can start by listening to Linda Ronstadt, Jane Siberry, June Tabor, Camera Obscura, World Party, Fistful of Mercy, Elvis Costello, Dave & Ansell Collins, Third World, Toots & the Maytals, Bob Marley, David Bowie, Roxy Music, and Talk Talk.

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.



Happy New Year

I must say, overall 2019 was a good year for me: new knee with little complications, a new grandson who’s healthy, and family and friends doing well. There’s a lot to be thankful for. Let’s hope it continues in 2020.

This week’s podcast is a year-end round-up of some of my favorite new music (with leftovers that might pop up later). Let’s listen to Lizzo, Sharon Van Etten, Toro y Moi, Ladytron, Yola, Ibibio Sound Machine, Marvin Gaye, Seratones, Lower Dens, Miles Davis, Samantha Fish, Beck, the Black Keys, the New Pornographers, and Sleeper. to help ring in the new year.

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.

Merry Christmas


Hope everyone has a great Christmas season.

Today’s podcast isn’t Christmas-y (there’s still time, though), but great tunes abound, with XTC, Lizzo, Beck, AC Reed, Santana. Tinariwin, Squeeze, World Party, Prince, the Who, Bonnie Raitt, Mose Allison, and Sam Cooke.

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.



Grandson


Let’s see, anything happen in the last week? Nope…well, as many of you know, I became a grandfather this week. Owen Patrick Brennick was born on Tuesday, December 10 at 10:00 PM. He was 8 lbs, 2 oz, and 22 inches in length. He’s a happy, healthy little boy, and I can’t tell you how excited Kate and I were. We’ve been getting congratulations all week (even though we didn’t have all that much to do with it). We went down to see the family on Wednesday and will be back today (and we’ll keep going until they tell us to stay away).

Today’s podcast is themed – we start with the dirty before cleaning up in the end, so listen along with Steely Dan, Samantha Fox, Frank Zappa, the Standells, Little Milton, Coco Montoya, Luther Allison, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bruce Wooley & the Camera Club, the Dream Syndicate, the Jam, Holly Golightly, Camera Obscura, Tower of Power, 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.



Winter


Old man winter has moved back in, and we’ve been fairly pounded with snow. Am I the last old guy who’s ok with winter and snow? I was able to stay on top of shoveling and using the snowblower – the storms all took breaks so we could clean up. It might have been a different story if we got all the snow in one continuous storm – but we didn’t. Knee held up well. I expect this to keep up until March or April – it’s winter.

This week’s podcast is a flurry of different songs, with Depeche Mode, Captain Sensible, Raphael Saadiq, Beck, Gene Clark, Kid Creole & the Coconuts, Rockpile, Fats Domino, Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt, the Raveonettes, the Kills, the Dum Dum Girls, and Frankie Rose.

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.



Normal

Went back to work on Tuesday. Drove down to my son’s for Thanksgiving on Thursday. Thanksgiving with the family went well. I’m pretty much back to normal with my knee. Stairs are still a one step at a time thing, and I’m not quite ready for road races, but all has been good with my knee. The pain at night isn’t as intense as it was, either – it’s getting easier for me to get to sleep and stay asleep. I’m almost normal.

Let’s get back to normal with today’s podcast, which has these normal artists: Van Morrison, Tindersticks, Angel Olson, Nick Cave, Yeasayer, the Dirty Projectors, Cream, the Pink Fairies, Peter Stone Brown, the Jeff Beck Group, the Four Tops, the Temptations, and Stevie Wonder.

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.

Thanksgiving


It’s Thanksgiving week. It’s happening very late this year. In fact, the 28th is the latest date possible for Thanksgiving. The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas shorter this year? That’s ok, Christmas has already started – that was November 1, the day after Halloween. There must be some way to delineate the seasons better – commercialism is becomong rampant.

But let’s give real thanks this Thanksgiving. Don’t know how everyone else celebrates, but, maybe before football, we can pause and be thankful for what we have, and how we can help those less fortunate.

Theme week at the pod – Family, glass, mirrors (looking glass) and potpourri are the 4 themes explored with the Mavericks, Dave and Phil Alvin, Johnny Cash, Sly & the Family Stone, Shelby Lynne, Blondie, the Glass Family, the Bees, John Lennon, Leon Russell, Dinosaur, Jr., Barbara Acklin, Pops Staples, the Box Tops, Ray Charles, 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.



Doing well

Just time for a quick update: I’m doing well. Surgery went well; new knee in and I’m improving daily. Not much more that I can ask. A more full response to come.

Got a great podcast today. Listen in to hear Mickey Newbury, Gary Lewis, Spanky & Our Gang, Archie Bell & the Drells, Aretha Franklin, Bryan Ferry, the Godfathers, Pere Ubu, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Michael Kiwanuka, the Mavericks, and Julia Jacklin.

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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