End of the Year Podcast

The post-Christmas podcast – hope everyone had a good Christmas – we had family over to our house this year. It all went well, but we’ve got tons of leftovers that we’ll be eating until well into 2015.

We let it all hang out in this week’s podcast with the Hombres to kick things off. Later we’ll hear what glass pinecones are and end up here at the home, with lots of great music in-between.

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My Father’s Birthday

Hello and welcome to another edition of the PB Podcast. Today would have been my father’s 95th birthday. Happy birthday, Dad.

On today’s podcast we start out with a band from Boston, then to Los Angeles, Liverpool and Cincinnati. From there we head to London, Texas, Texas again and Indianola, Mississippi. The 3rd set is Boston, New York City, Tennessee and Los Angeles. Finally we have a pair from Tennessee and 2 from Mississippi. Rock and Soul and Blues are all represented on today’s show.

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Ho ho ho – Merry Christmas

Hello boys and girls,

When I was younger I used to put together mix tapes (quel surprise!), and of course I used to put together Christmas mix tapes for the holidays. I’ve done 2 or 3 of these and thought about doing one for this Christmas.

I put together the first set but then deleted it – “Who wants to hear this?” I thought. But after a week of hearing the typical inane carols I re-dedicated myself to putting the rest of the podcast together.

Today’s podcast features Santa Claus (he’s the reason for the season – wait, I have that wrong, but it seems like he has taken over being the reason for the season – America’s priorities getting in the way of what should be spiritual [sigh]). Of course, being my podcast, many of the songs are twisted – not safe for young children. The 2nd and last sets are safe for children, and should be among the songs they should be listening to – classic Johnny Mathis, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Louis Armstrong, but not Captain Beefheart or Martin Mull. This is sort of a tonic for the troops – maybe best listened to near midnight on Christmas Eve. Enjoy!

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Mid-December Edition

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the PB Podcast. Let’s stay away from the horrible news this week and escape into some great music. On today’s show, we start with Lyle Lovett and Father John Misty before going into some TV themes (far different from “Gilligan’s Island”). From there it’s new Bryan Ferry, Pete Townshend and Ronnie Lane, Jimi Hendrix, Talking Heads and many, many more.

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Pearl Harbor Day

Around these parts it’s actually Larry Bird’s birthday, but Happy Pearl Harbor Day. I’m currently reading Perfidia by James Ellroy, which takes place during that month in 1941.

On today’s podcast we’ll end with the world (it’s going up in flames), but before that are sets of great music that includes Dr. John, Sharon Jones, Muddy Waters, Hank Williams and many more.

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The other music

Hello and welcome to another special edition of the PB Podcast. Today we explore what I’ll call “the other music”, music I listen to that usually does not appear on the regular podcast. This is music that my wife yells at me for playing, so I’ve pretty much eliminated it from the podcast (although not entirely).

So today we explore some of that music. We start with Tin Huey, described in the AllMusic Guide as “punk-pop with touches of free-form jazz blowing and eclectic smartassness”, then head to its forebears in the Insect Trust before heading into the new Throttle Elevator Music. We then go to a prog rock set with Rick Wakeman, Emerson, Lake and Palmer before the updated sounds of Pocupine Tree. The last two sets showcase Robert Fripp, Material, Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa.

Enjoy.

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No turkeys here – all meat edition

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving day holiday – or last few days if you don’t celebrate. Time for a new edition of the PB Podcast. We get right into some great music with Jackie Wilson and LaVerne Baker, followed up by Raphael Saadiq, Quantic with Alice Russell and Betty LaVette. We trip from there to Joan Armatrading, then reggae with Bob Marley and Burning Spear. We take time for the 20th and 21st Century before ending with Wreckless Eric, who’d go the Whole Wide World (just to find her).

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, or the day before Black Friday. Just enjoy the time with family and friends, and to help, listen to this new podcast, celebrating the 65th anniversary of Prestige Records.

Prestige Records was founded back in 1949 by Bob Weinstock, who had opened a record store next to a jazz club. He decided to start recording the jazz artists for records, and it blossomed into Prestige Records. Unlike Blue Note Records, which paid for rehearsal time, at Prestige musicians were paid to come in and strictly record – more spontaneity and less formal structure, like they played in the clubs. Stars from Sonny Rollins to Miles Davis to the Modern Jazz Quartet recorded some very famous works for Prestige.

Prestige sold to Fantasy Records in 1971, where the label was folded into the Original Jazz Classics nomenclature, alongside other record labels like Riverside, which can be confusing as to which label recorded exactly which album.

So, listen in as we play songs on Prestige by Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Booker Ervin, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Coleman Hawkins, Mose Allison and more here at the PB Podcast. All podcasts are still available at brennick.net – after eating turkey and getting Tryptophan, listening to the PB Podcast gets you out of your stupor. Enjoy the holiday!

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All Over the Place

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the PB Podcast. On today’s show we have both ends burning as we go all over the place. We stop at an airport and make a sedan delivery with acts including Roxy Music, Sleater-Kinney, the Black Angels, Neil Young, Wet Willie, Elvis Presley and many more.

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It’s turning colder

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the PB Podcast. It looks like we’re getting ready for winter – some snow a couple of weeks ago and temperatures that did not get to 40 F yesterday (4 C). I still love New England, though.

On today’s show we start with lies – Your Lies, I Lie, White Lies and Don’t Lie to Me. Later we get a low set, and finish up with Iggy Pop and the Velvet Underground. More great songs for the week.

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