Sleepy

How’d you sleep? I usually sleep very well, and in truth, I actually slept well last night. I woke up at around 1:00 AM and then went back to sleep in about half an hour. My wife does not sleep well. She was also up at 1:00 but finds it hard to get back to sleep. Is this normal?

I can sleep anywhere at any time. I can almost fall asleep standing up, so sleep has never been an issue with me. I know it’s not the same for others, but I try to find a way to get in enough hours to sleep. I also like my naps – I occasionally will drift off for a “power nap,” as they’re now called, but it’s really just some needed downtime for me. No power is involved.

I hope y’all sleep well. To help keep you awake, on this week’s podcast we’ve got some great tunes for you from Isobel Campbell, Tame Impala, Jim James, Elvis Costello, Pops Staples, the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Beautiful South, Linda Jones, Beryl Marsden, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Charlie Musselwhite, the Nashville Teens, the Yardbirds, and Wire.

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.

President’s Day

Have you heard that here in the U.S. tomorrow is a holiday? I heard someone say earlier in the week that there would be a delay of stuff until Tuesday because of the Monday holiday, and I was confused. “What holiday?” I wondered. “Surely President’s Day is on the 24th and not the 17th.”

But it’s not. It’s this Monday. How did I start losing holidays? Last year I had to work President’s Day (huge application was due at the end of the week, and we had to get everything together – hundreds of pages of stuff, with a good result).  I think that it may be because I try not to think about the Presidency anymore.

This week we’ve got lots of great music, with Melody Gardot, Al Jarreau, Brittany Howard, the Roots, Eddie Floyd, Otis Redding, Billy Preston, Lou Ann Barton, Samantha Fish, Shemekia Copeland, Dani Wilde, Christine Perfect, the Rezillos, and Aztec Camera.

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.



New Normal

Argh – had a rough week. Personally, things were a little messed up, partially due to the weather. Weather in winter can always alter a person’s week. Canceled meetings, bad weather (but still made it into work, albeit with an extra 30 minutes added to the commute). Nationally it was a weird week, too. There’s a new normal that Im not sure that I can get used to. Let’s do better, everyone.

Today’s podcast is not going to celebrate the upcoming Valentine’s Day. Hope that you weren’t waiting for that. Instead, there are great songs that are bluesy, psychedelic, and just plain tuneful. So relax and listen to Chicken Shack, Buddy Guy, Roscoe Gordon, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, the Dukes of Stratusphear, the Black Hollies, the Soft Boys, Pink Floyd, Lou Reed, the Smiths, the Cure, Paul Weller, My Morning Jacket, Luna, and the Connells.

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.



Jazzbo

Oops – I’ve been sitting on this for a while. It’s my jazz podcast of music that came out last year. Since a couple of the artists are no longer on earth, it’s not all music recorded in 2019, but it’s all things that were not released earlier. The Coltrane piece was recorded for a film that only used some of the pieces (?), while the Art Pepper cut was recorded for a small label – I think the cut I play is an alternate take of something not released.

Anyway, enjoy the music of Snarky Puppy, Jamie Saft, Nicholas Payton, John Coltrane, George Coleman, Jimmy Cobb, Michael Dease, Art Pepper, and the James Carter Organ Trio.

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.

3 Things

Three things today: It’s Groundhog Day. Let’s hope for a Short winter. Super Bowl Sunday! My team’s taking a break this year. I think the Chiefs will win but have heard persuasive arguments that the 49ers will win. Should be a good game (which means that it probably won’t be a good game).

Finally, we babysat our grandson Friday night and Saturday morning. We hadn’t seen him in three weeks (so long ago). When they’re small, they change a lot in three weeks. He’ll be two months old on February 10, and when we saw him Friday night he was much more alert and was really smiling sometimes. I like happy babies. When he was crying I told him how I understand what a hard life he was leading. Didn’t help, but maybe my argument will be more persuasive when he begins to understand words.

Today’s podcast starts out with teenagers, then we get into a deck of cards, with the Who, Wussy, the Flamin’ Groovies, Little Feat, the Golden Palominos, Chaka Kahn, Neko Case, Slaid Cleaves, Ray Charles, Blur, the Specials, O.V. Wight, Dave Edmunds, the Searchers, and Marshall Crenshaw.

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.