Check-In

How’s everyone doing? Hope all’s still well out there. New strains of the virus, vaccinations on the upswing, weather doing weather things out there. We’re having a normal winter – if anything snow’s been a little light overall.

We’re still hunkered down. Kate’s starting to go stir crazy, but if anything is even more cautious than most, so no maskless parties for her. We’ll do our best to stay safe until everyone gets vaccinated.

Some familiar names and tunes on today’s podcast, with The Who, Prince, the Sensible Grey Cells, Concrete Blonde, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Pink Floyd, Family, Genya Raven, James Brown, the Brothers Johnson, Animotion, the Human League, and Depeche Mode.

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.

Pandemic Blues

I saw a tweet yesterday that said “Am I depressed or is laying in bed f*ing awesome?” We’ve got the Pandemic blues, and one way to celebrate is to listen to the blues. I’ve put together an hour’s worth of blues music from the last 5 years. The blues is alive and well, so listen to the contemporary blues sounds of Savoy Brown, Jimmie Vaughan, Coco Montoya, the Cash Box Kings, Christone Kingfish Ingram, Otis Taylor, Robert Cray, Marcia Ball, Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, Samantha Fish, Shemekia Copeland, and Li’l Ed & the Blues Imperials.

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.

Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day. Wasn’t really started by Hallmark, although they’ve co-opted the day very well, thank you. 2021 is not exactly the most romantic of times, but then, was the Third Century that romantic? As with most saints, he was arrested and no doubt tortured brutally (the stories of the Saints is filled with torture and brutality – one doesn’t become a Saint by breezing through life). Valentine supposedly restored eyesight to his jailer’s daughter. So he was capable not only of miracles but of mercy. Miracles, mercy, martyrdom, and torture lead to Sainthood.

Now we exchange chocolate and cards – pretty much the same as back when Valentine was around. If only he had the foresight to capture the greeting card market – not that there were many readers back then. Chocolate was another luxury that most of the populace had no knowledge of (no one did in Europe back then- apparently that was the 16th Century).

So to torture the ones you love (the True Meaning of St. Valentine’s Day?), why not add this podcast filled with songs not of love but of loss and cynicism, with these artists: Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake, Van Morrison, Lydia Loveless, the Seratones, Shannon Shaw, Coco Hames, Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell, Jane Siberry, Secret Machines, Dangermouse, and Beck.

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.

Whaddyagot?

Another week like many others in pandemic times. Picked up a meal at a restaurant, tipped generously, but mostly stayed home without getting a lot accomplished. Thankfully for me, there’s work so I can stay busy during the day. Otherwise being stuck at home with nothing to do would send me crazy (like my wife. Retired with nothing to do).

How is everyone coping? We’ll be at a year of staying in soon. We’re waiting patiently for our group to be called to sign up for vaccines, and until then, it’s more stay at home. Be safe, everybody.

One of my hobbies is listening to music, and sharing with friends. On this week’s podcast, I’m sharing music from artists Teenage Fanclub, Lush, Catherine Wheel, My Bloody Valentine, Bobby Bland, Fenton Robinson, Magic Slim, the Black Keys, Fleetwood Mac, Rilo Kiley, Neko Case, Montage, the Merry-Go-Round, the Zombies, and the Creation.

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.