What to write

As part of my New Year’s resolutions, I was going to concentrate on writing more and doing more essays here. That’s yet to start, as I find it hard to come up with things to say on a weekly basis: how’s the weather; what am I doing today? It doesn’t help that my already bad typing skills have deteriorated, and it’s a struggle to type more than ten words without having a simple spelling mistake (doing, have, and than so far). It’s not even that I’m typing fast – even when I slow down I hit the wrong keys (well, the wrong order, mostly). The vagaries of growing old.

So I’ll be typing more and hoping that spellcheck catches up with my mistakes. Maybe I should take a keyboarding course to increase my declining skills (would it work? could I relearn some of this stuff?). We’ll see.

Today’s podcast travels from the Athens scene, to early rock ‘n’ roll to power pop and then ends with the blues. Tune into today’s pod for Dreams So Real, Turning Curious, R.E.M., the Bangles. Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Matthew Sweet, Bob Mould, the dB’s, Redd Kross, Mavis Staples, Marcia Ball, and Shemekia Copeland.

This podcast is available to stream or download at http://brennick.net. It’s now also available on iTunes – it’s called brennick.net (couldn’t figure out how to change the name – there you go). Thank you for taking the time to stream or download this podcast, or any of the other podcasts which are all still available at the site. Please leave comments and suggestions (I do read the comments), and share this with other like-minded friends. Thank you.

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Stable

It’s the start of a new year, and what a year it’s been already. Temperatures around here have been extremely cold (someone wondered, as they were looking at temperatures, if we had switched to the Celsius scale, with highs on a couple of days remaining negative). My eyeballs almost froze yesterday as I went to get the mail – need to remember to wear glasses when I go outside. We also survived a bomb cyclone – seemed like a decent snow storm to me, but I’m old and remember years getting nailed with tons of snow. There was a bit of hyperbole in the naming the storm a bomb cyclone.

Speaking of hyperbole, I think that I’d describe myself as stable, but not a stable genius. There’s one more thing that I can stop worrying about, though, having a stable genius in charge of the country. I’ll sleep much easier now.

We’ve got more music for you in 2018 – that hasn’t changed. There were some 2017 leftovers to start us off for the first podcast of 2018, with some Brazilian music tossed in and a tribute to Pat Dinizio, one of my favorite singers and composers from the Smithereens, who died last month. So during an hour , please listen to Blancmange, Gingerlys, Waxahatchee, BNQT, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Tame Impala, Primal Scream, Mosquitos, David Byrne, Bebel Gilberto, Ceu, Stephen “Tin Tin” Duffy, New Order, and the Smithereens.

This podcast is available to stream or download at http://brennick.net. It’s now also available on iTunes – it’s called brennick.net (couldn’t figure out how to change the name – there you go). Thank you for taking the time to stream or download this podcast, or any of the other podcasts which are all still available at the site. Please leave comments and suggestions (I do read the comments), and share this with other like-minded friends. Thank you.

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Jazz 2017

I still have 2017 music that I haven’t put out on a podcast. This time: Jazz. It was a good year for jazz, and some of my favorite tunes appear on the pod today. I listen to many kinds of music, and this is music that makes me happy.

So let’s reflect on 2017 and listen to Jack DeJohnette with Larry Grenadier, John Modeski, and John Scofield, the Portico Quartet, Christian McBride, Johnny O’Neal, Harold Mabern, Heads of State, the Anat Cohen Tentet, Kamasi Washington, Steve Davis, Peter Erskine and the Dr. Um Band, and Mary Halvorson.

This podcast is available to stream or download at http://brennick.net. It’s now also available on iTunes – it’s called brennick.net (couldn’t figure out how to change the name – there you go). Thank you for taking the time to stream or download this podcast, or any of the other podcasts which are all still available at the site. Please leave comments and suggestions (I do read the comments), and share this with other like-minded friends. Thank you.

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