Road Time

So, last week Dallas. Dallas is a cold, rainy city – who knew? It was raw and awful while I was there. They were supposed to get a day or two of sun and then head straight back to more rain. I guess they’ve had tons of rain in the last couple of weeks.

This week is another conference, one I have to participate and speak at – worked on that yesterday. along with all the other jobs I had to do for the conference. Man I hope to cut back on that next year. And then in 2 weeks is another meeting (2 1/2 days’ worth), where I have a biggish presentation (completed a powerpoint on Friday) and another hopefully short presentation (I want to have fun with that one). Then I hope I’m done for awhile. No more travel, no more conferences, no more speaking (although I have already been tagged for a conference for speaking next spring). Let’s have some time to breathe.

Of course, one of the ways I rest is with music, so let’s dive right into today’s podcast, with Ike & Tina Turner, Ellen McIlwaine, the Imperial Sound, the Impressions, Al Kooper, Julian Cope, the The, A Band of Bees, the Love Language, Essex Green, the BLues Magoos, Alan Price, Santana, and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds.

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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Dallas

Travel time again for me. This week I’m heading for Dallas. I went to Dallas back on the 1990’s and had a chance to walk around the city, such as Dealey Plaza, which was close to our hotel. I won’t have as much chance to see what Dallas has to offer this time. When I went in the 1990’s, it was really hot (it was March, but temperatures were already very high. This time, it’s supposed to be in the 40’s and high 50’s). I’ll be bringing sweaters with me.

I’ll have plenty of time hanging around airports and in the air (I have a strange layover on the way back – there’s not a straight shot from Manchester, NH, one of the drawbacks of a regional airport), so I’ll have plenty of time to listen to music while I’m idling. You can bet this week’s podcast will be among what I’ll be listening to, so join me, won’t you? Today’s diverse podcast has a theme (or 2, one which is obvious with the names of the bands) of friendship in the last two sets, with these artists: Chaz Jankel, Lisa Stansfield, Sade, Mountain Men, Black Mountain, Mountain, Flight of the Conchords, Led Zeppelin, the Who, War, Big Star, Del Shannon, Morrissey, the English Beat, and Todd Rundgren.

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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kidnapped again

Late again today. Kate got me up early and we went down to Newburyport, MA to go to Plum Island to walk around and see birds. It’s so beautiful down there, and the weather this morning was incredible. It’s so nice to walk the beach (plover nesting is done – the whole beach is open) that is still pristine – no hotels have been built, crowding out the beach. I’m sure that developers are crying over the fact that this beautiful beach is unspoiled. Let’s hope the plovers are always protected, to keep the beach protected.

Heard lots of great music today, some of which is part of today’s podcast. So enjoy nature and listen to Goldfrapp, Etta James, the Bangles, Alice Russell, Townes Van Zandt, Eric Anderson, Johnny Cash, Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins, Lloyd Cole, Morrissey, Tears for Fears, Paul McCartney, Ray Charles, John Lee Hooker, and Christine Perfect.

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.

Download here