October Links Post

Hey all —

Some links to recent favorite articles. A couple of music articles and a couple of the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. It’s how the world works.

From the Wall Street Journal: SAT Scores and Income Inequality. No one is surprised by this, I’m guessing. Mo’ money = better opportunities for education at the least, let alone exposure to culture, nutrition, etc.

The New York Times has an article on The Great Wage Slowdown of the 21st Century. Oh, there’s been wage growth – guess who’s benefited.

The New York Times also has an article on Japan and their music buying tendencies. They’re resistant to MP3’s as a major source of buying music. How quaint.

Finally, an article from McSweeney’s reveals What Your Favorite CLassic Rock Band Says About You . I used to be the Canned Heat fan. Enjoy.

A Hot One

Hello and welcome to today’s PB Podcast. Today’s podcast starts with a tune from the War on Drugs from their most recent album – a favorite of mine in 2014. “Burning” is one of the excellent songs from the record. So I thought, Why not look at songs that have Fire in them to complete the set?” Turns out that there are lots of “Fire” songs, so the whole podcast is made up of Fire songs (without the Doors, although there is a fire/pyre song in the set).

So heat up with this latest edition of the PB Podcast. Remember to check all the podcasts at brennick.net, and leave comments and suggestions. I did an extra podcast last Wednesday based on a suggestion. Also, if you enjoy the podcast encourage others to tune in. Enjoy.

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Blues on a Rainy Afternoon

Hello and welcome to a special edition of the PB Podcast. I had a request for a Blues for a Rainy Afternoon podcast, and I am happy to oblige. I’ve been looking to add a blues podcast, and this is the easiest way to do it.

The problem with the blues (at least from most of my collection) is that the blues can be a very male, macho form of music that does not lend itself to a “rainy afternoon” feeling. But there are artists who do fit, and I put them in here. Bobby Blue Bland, Charles Brown, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy and Paul Butterfield are among the artists highlighted here. The final set isn’t strictly blues, but is definitely steeped in the blues. I hope you enjoy this special podcast.

Remember, this was brought about by a suggestion from a listener – please leave comments and make other suggestions of music you would like to hear at brennick.net.

Thank you for listening.

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Final September Podcast

Thank you and welcome to the latest edition of the PB Podcast. On today’s show, we start with a band you may have heard of – The Beatles. You’ll also hear the Who, David Bowie,Prince and the Pretenders (for recognizable bands). Also, Graham Parker, Richard Thompson and many more.

Remember to leave comments and suggestions – I’ve got a podcast coming later this week that is a result of a suggestions made. And tell others about the podcast – the more listeners the better. Thank you for listening to the PB Podcast – enjoy.

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Post-Vacation Podcast

Hello and welcome to the newest PB Podcast. I’m just back from vacation – it was very nice. We spent 3 days in Bar Harbor, Maine with my son and his girlfriend. The weather was great and we had a great time.

On today’s podcast, we start off by going to Cool Places with Sparks, and spend time with books, getting dirty with Lulu, Crazy Horse and others, and then clean with Bruce Wooley and more.

Please comment on the podcast and be sure to tell others to tune in. Enjoy!

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