July 5th

July 4 is one of the last remaining holidays that is celebrated on a specific day rather than on a Monday (long weekend). This year July 4 lands on a Thursday, so a big question employers have is what to do with Friday, July 5? Do they treat it like Thanksgiving (a Thursday) and extend the holiday, or keep the business open and have one day of non-productive work? This goes away for a couple of years, as July 4 lands on the weekend the next two years (Saturday and Sunday).

However it works out for you, have a happy and safe 4th of July week. And by safe I mean don’t blow your hand off with fireworks. This week’s podcast starts with some fine celebratory music, but the ending – a little more subdued. Just how it’s written in the Declaration of Independence. So listen to Steve Earle, the Drive-By Truckers, Chuck Prophet, the Blasters. George Jones, Rosanne Cash, Ry Cooder, Caroline Rose, Rose Elinor Donahue, Aimee Mann, Richard Thompson, the Rolling Stones, and the Beatles.

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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