Sunrise is at 6:14 this morning – so the day is lengthening – almanac says that the actual length of day is 13 hours and 4 minutes (more than half of day), with an additional 2 minutes and 53 seconds of daylight tomorrow. We need the temperatures to follow suit for it to become real spring here. The last of the snow has lingered as the dirt and salt have kept the ice/snow mounds viable.
Now that my lawn (such as it is) is becoming more visible, I see how much damage the snow plows have done to the lawn. Oh, I don’t have someone plow my driveway, I’m talking the city guys who plow up the edge of my lawn, and then the corner where they pile all of the snow. One of the consequences of March snow storms is that the ground has started to thaw, so it’s easy for the plows to dig up lawn. I’m not sure why they feel the need to plow my lawn as well as the street, but they do. Most of the people in my little cul-de-sac have that problem, and so we grumble every spring about having to fix that part of the lawn. Who knows, maybe it is time to think about moving to a place that does not have snow plows. To a place where temperatures in the 50’s is considered cold. Something to think about.
Let’s do some exploring in today’s podcast. We’re starting out in Brazil today (it’s always warm there, isn’t it?), with Tom Ze, Caetano Veloso, Supercordas, Os Mutantes, Tracey Thorn, I Think You’re Awesome, Alison Moyet, Eli Paperboy Reed, the James Hunter Six, Barrence Whitfield & the Savages, the Bamboos, Ike & Tina Turner, the Raveonettes, and the Kinks.
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.