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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Happy Easter

Holidays have become times for visiting family, and we’ll be heading off to visit my son and his wife. So I’m going to post this early, as my Sunday will be busy with an Easter egg hunt and whatnot.

Have a happy Easter! And why not start with music from Echo & the Bunnymen, Canned Heat, Chris Isaak, Joan Armatrading, Christine & the Queens, the English Beat, Elvis Costello, Lou Reed, Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators, Syl Johnson, Saun & Starr, James Carr, Paul Simon, 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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Tax Day

Tax Day is coming up – hope everyone has filed. I do my taxes fairly early, and since I usually pay in, I file at the last possible minute. I try to make sure that I don’t pay in  a lot, but why let the government have your money for free? Sure, getting money back is always fun, but it just means that you put extra money in that was held for you without you getting any interest on the account. 

Because of Patriot’s Day (no, Massachusetts isn’t celebrating the football team), we get an extra day to file taxes. That won’t happen again for a few years, as the 15th will be on a Wednesday next year, which will be the week before Patriot’s Day in 2020. Tax Day being close to when the Revolutionary War started is…something.

Let’s avoid taxes by listening to music (or preparing your taxes, or shipping them off) with Gene Clark, the Lovin’ Spoonful, Stephen Stills, Spirit, Paul Weller, the Action, Ocean Colour Scene, the Charlatans, David Byrne, Fleetwood Mac, the Chills, Split Enz, the Go-Betweens, Little Feat, and the Kinks.

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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Old Man


I generally don’t feel like I’m getting old. Sure, with arthritis in the left knee I can have a slight limp after I sit for a while, but overall I still feel good. But, a week ago I went off to fetch something down the hill at my house, and it was still very slippery, so I took a fall. An old man fall. I landed on my left elbow, which sent pain through my shoulder. The pain only lasted a day or so, then went away as most pain does for me.

Yesterday I was doing some work in the basement, slinging boxes around and cleaning up, when I wrenched my left shoulder again, and the pain returned. Not the slight pain I feel sometimes when I aggravate an old injury, but the full pain came right back, and now it hurts whenever I move my arm, which I do on a regular basis. I wasn’t aware how much I moved my left arm, and even trying to limit how much I use it, it moves a lot.

I don’t think the pain means that there is anything structurally wrong – it’s just a slight pull, so I won’t be checking in with the doctor, who’d only tell me to take the Advil that I’m already taking (if there is any relief, it’s slight). It’ll be fine, it’s just that I wonder if these nagging little injuries that I shrugged off when younger is a sign of the body not healing as quickly as it used to. Welcome to old age (former) young man.

Let’s rely on the healing power of music. The tunes I chose for today do have healing properties, with Cassandra Wilson, Little Milton, Led Zeppelin, Diana Ross, Morcheeba, Hooverphonic, Letters to Cleo, Veruca Salt, Luscious Jackson, the Breeders, Earl KIng with Roomful of Blues, 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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