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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Next time you see me

As the old blues song goes, “Next time you see me, things won’t be the same.” I’ll have a new left knee. This week, in preparation, I’ve been to the hospital for joint class and final prep with the surgeon. And phone calls – many phone calls. The hospital is very thorough about this.

I’m not anxious about this at all – the knee has gotten much worse, so it’ll be a relief to switch it out for some metal and plastic. Although it did take the surgeon to say (finally, when was i going to hear this?) “you know, it’s really going to hurt afterward.” Thanks, Doc, everyone I know who’s had it done tells me the same thing.

I’m thinking about starting a pain jounral to talk about what’s happening with my knee – I might post it to the webpage here at brennick.net. I’ll certainly have the time on my hands – might be a useful journey for others.

Let’s not think about knee pain on this Veteran’s Day weekend. Instead, let’s listen to some music, which this week includes Roxy Music, David Bowie, Scott Walker, Serge Gainsbourg, the Beatles, Badfinger, Nilsson, John Lennon, John Prine, Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, Beverly “Guitar” Watkins, Samantha Fish, and Ellen McIlwaine.

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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More computer problems

Hi, Computer problems again. Things go fine for weeks, and then for no reason, the computer starts acting up. Why is everything frozen all the time? Can’t I just restart the machine and all is well? Apparently not.

So I’ll have to soldier through, hoping I can use this alternate way to post this week. This week is the week in the year designated as voting week. Mostly we’re involved with local elections (there are a few statewide elections – kinda weird, I think). So vote! Find out what’s going on locally and vote. What happens locally affects you as much, if not more, than what happens in the posturing US Congress.

To help you go vote on Tuesday (because the landowners who had the vote had to ride in from their estates and couldn’t travel on the Lord’s day), I have a great set of songs today, with Rare Earth, Three Dog Night, Argent, Steve Miller, Led Zeppelin, Angel Olson, Blood Orange, NewPornographers, the McCoys, Small Faces, Marvin Gaye, The Velvelettes, Barbar Randolph, the Inmates, Ian Gomm, Eggs Over Easy, and Wilko Johnson.

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