Dog Days

These are the dog days of summer. It’s hot and we’re all much slower moving (well, we may quicken our pace to find air conditioning). I always thought that we called it the dog days because even dogs wouldn’t do anything but lay around and pant. But no…the Greeks started the phrase because that’s when the star Sirius starts rising right before the sun – around July 4 through August 11. Sirius is the dog star, so those are the dog days. Everything else you may have heard or thought are made up, although the dogs – whew, are they lazy in the summer heat.

Speaking of lazy, I threw up this week’s podcast lineup last week, because I try to get ahead of myself in the summer in case I’m busy (Like I was last weekend). Keep me straight on this, folks. If you want last week’s list of artists, message me. So this week (honest!) we’re listening to The Replacements, Richard Thompson, the Hollies, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Steely Dan, the Guess Who, Seals & Crofts, the Special AKA, Fun Boy Three, the Go-Go’s, the Beach Boys, Nilsson, Buddy Holly, the Everly Brothers, and Gene Vincent.

This podcast is, as always, available to stream or download at 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 Check that out sometime. I welcome suggestions and comments, too – leave them as you will. Thanks for everything you do to encourage me.

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