1968

I started out writing a giant screed against the year 1968, which was 50 years ago. That’s half a century, and I was alive, so I’m getting older. I didn’t like what I wrote, so I deleted it. What does everyone else think about for the year 1968? I’ll just say that there was no leap forward for mankind that year and let you figure out the rest. I just got the book 1968 by Mark Kurlansky, so I’ll be thinking about it again very soon.

However, it’s undeniable that the music of 1968 was incredible. In putting together this podcast, I had lots of music to choose from. I may have to put together a second 1968 pod to pick up all the stuff I missed. I hope that you like what I did choose for this podcast. Please listen to it and think good thoughts. The music of 1968 either worked to highlight what was happening in the world, or in many cases to serve as a distraction from the what was going on. Do let me distract you with Marvin Gaye, Jimi Hendrix, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Tommy James & the Shondells, the Doors, Simon & Garfunkel, the Zombies, Sly & the Family Stone, the Impressions, Etta James, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Small Faces, the Rolling Stones, and Van Morrison.

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.

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