Happy New Year

I must say, overall 2019 was a good year for me: new knee with little complications, a new grandson who’s healthy, and family and friends doing well. There’s a lot to be thankful for. Let’s hope it continues in 2020.

This week’s podcast is a year-end round-up of some of my favorite new music (with leftovers that might pop up later). Let’s listen to Lizzo, Sharon Van Etten, Toro y Moi, Ladytron, Yola, Ibibio Sound Machine, Marvin Gaye, Seratones, Lower Dens, Miles Davis, Samantha Fish, Beck, the Black Keys, the New Pornographers, and Sleeper. to help ring in the new year.

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.

Merry Christmas


Hope everyone has a great Christmas season.

Today’s podcast isn’t Christmas-y (there’s still time, though), but great tunes abound, with XTC, Lizzo, Beck, AC Reed, Santana. Tinariwin, Squeeze, World Party, Prince, the Who, Bonnie Raitt, Mose Allison, and Sam Cooke.

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.



Grandson


Let’s see, anything happen in the last week? Nope…well, as many of you know, I became a grandfather this week. Owen Patrick Brennick was born on Tuesday, December 10 at 10:00 PM. He was 8 lbs, 2 oz, and 22 inches in length. He’s a happy, healthy little boy, and I can’t tell you how excited Kate and I were. We’ve been getting congratulations all week (even though we didn’t have all that much to do with it). We went down to see the family on Wednesday and will be back today (and we’ll keep going until they tell us to stay away).

Today’s podcast is themed – we start with the dirty before cleaning up in the end, so listen along with Steely Dan, Samantha Fox, Frank Zappa, the Standells, Little Milton, Coco Montoya, Luther Allison, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bruce Wooley & the Camera Club, the Dream Syndicate, the Jam, Holly Golightly, Camera Obscura, Tower of Power, 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.



Winter


Old man winter has moved back in, and we’ve been fairly pounded with snow. Am I the last old guy who’s ok with winter and snow? I was able to stay on top of shoveling and using the snowblower – the storms all took breaks so we could clean up. It might have been a different story if we got all the snow in one continuous storm – but we didn’t. Knee held up well. I expect this to keep up until March or April – it’s winter.

This week’s podcast is a flurry of different songs, with Depeche Mode, Captain Sensible, Raphael Saadiq, Beck, Gene Clark, Kid Creole & the Coconuts, Rockpile, Fats Domino, Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt, the Raveonettes, the Kills, the Dum Dum Girls, and Frankie Rose.

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.



Normal

Went back to work on Tuesday. Drove down to my son’s for Thanksgiving on Thursday. Thanksgiving with the family went well. I’m pretty much back to normal with my knee. Stairs are still a one step at a time thing, and I’m not quite ready for road races, but all has been good with my knee. The pain at night isn’t as intense as it was, either – it’s getting easier for me to get to sleep and stay asleep. I’m almost normal.

Let’s get back to normal with today’s podcast, which has these normal artists: Van Morrison, Tindersticks, Angel Olson, Nick Cave, Yeasayer, the Dirty Projectors, Cream, the Pink Fairies, Peter Stone Brown, the Jeff Beck Group, the Four Tops, the Temptations, and Stevie Wonder.

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.