Enjoy the Summer

Hi – let’s check the weather report – Hot hot, hot with Thunder storms, hot, hot – it’s summer. Enjoy while you can and how you can. And as the nag says, be safe – wear masks in stores and in what could be crowded areas. It’s not too much to ask.

Today we have rock, rockabilly, funk, and college rock. Listen keenly to Khurangbin, Paul Weller, the Beths, Frankie Rose, Johnny Winter, Jack Rabbit Slim, the Louvin Brothers, Gene Vincent, Jerry Lee Lewis, the 9th Creation, Hot Chocolate,the Bamboos, the Electric Peanut Butter Co., Miracle Legion, the Dream Syndicate, 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.

Nature – Human Nature

Hi – we went up North to do some hiking in the White Mountains National Forest. We didn’t have a set trail to walk on – we were just looking for one that wasn’t too busy. Unfortunately, thousands of people descended on the White Mountains National Forest as well. We couldn’t find a place to park either in the parking lot or along the road, so we gave up after a while. It’s good that people are getting out, but we’re worried about too many people together walking on the trails. Be safe and wear a mask.

Lots of new music to share with you today – 5 new releases and 3 from last year. Whew – so much new. Let’s give a listen to Stereolab, Brix Smith, Phoebe Bridgers, Jessie Ware, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Richard Thompson, Jimmie Vaughan, Coco Montoya, the Cash Box Kings, Luke Winslow-King, the Love Language, the Essex Green, and Christine & the Queens.

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.

Dogs

We’re taking care of dogs this weekend. They’re easy dogs to care for, but it’s very different than what we’ve been used to when we had our own dogs. We owned two dogs for twenty-five years, but have been without a dog for 6 years (six! It’s been a long time). Neither of our dogs was very food-centric, so we could put food in their bowl and it could last all day there. With these two, the food is gone within seconds. Look, pups, it’s not a race. We don’t expect you to eat one kibble at a time (our black lab), but this is ridiculous. When we went to training for our husky, she was not doing what she was supposed to, and the trainer was confident that by rewarding her with a treat she’d behave. “she doesn’t care much for treats,” we said, and when he was unable to lure her at all with treats, looked at us and said that we were in trouble with this one. We know, we know.

They’re also extremely friendly (or, emotionally needy). Our black lab could occasionally get underfoot, but the yellow lab we’re sitting is constantly following me. Right now she’s laying down behind me, so it’ll be hard for me to get out of the chair without moving her. The Chihuahua is a needy lap dog who wants to be in my arms all day and all night.

I guess that I’m saying that although we miss having a dog in our lives, we’re not going to be getting one soon. They’re nice to visit, but we don’t want to handle a dog that would be needier than what we’re used to. And we like the freedom to up and go anywhere without having to make sure the dog is taking care of while we’re gone.

Got a fun podcast for you today – I know you’ll like it. We ‘re listening to Evie Sands, Caught a Ghost, Bryan Ferry, Lucinda Williams, Norah Jones, Garland Jeffreys, Shelby Lynne, the Hollies, Wire, the Jesus & Mary Chain, Graham Parker, XTC, Hooverphonic, Mazzy Star, and Swans.

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.

Happy 4th

Hope everyone is having a fun and safe 4th of July weekend. Would like to say we had a quiet 4th, but since the local fireworks shop had its best year ever, the private fireworks shows were all around us last night. They needed to be more coordinated, though. Only good thing was we didn’t hear the fire trucks, so apparently nothing burned down.

Let’s not burn anything down, but take some time out of our busy weekend to listen to this week’s podcast, with special guest stars Jason Isbell, Nicole Atkins, Monks Road Special, Hirth Martinez, Curved Air, Stealer’s Wheel, Tee Set, Jamie Liddell, !!!, Jane Wiedlin, Barrence Whitfield, the Cowsills, Gilberto Gil, and Astrud Gilberto.

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.