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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