Warmly

That’s right – temperatures in the 70’s this weekend. Happens every November, doesn’t it? It’s supposed to stay warm through Veteran’s Day. Totally normal. Just as I was getting used to scraping the ice off my car off in the morning.

We’ve got a new President in the United States. He’ll bring a sense of normalcy back to the office, but will much be able to get done if he has a Republican Senate? I say no (and so will they). Got Georgia on my mind.

I’ve got lots of good music to get me through this Sunday – more yard work in store for me today. So let’s listen to Toots & the Maytals, My Morning Jacket, R.E.M., Brinsley Schwartz, Flip City, Sinead O’Connor, John Foxx & the Banbury Circle, Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Byrds, Love, NRBQ, Dwight Twilley, and Dr. Feelgood.

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.

Mo’ Jazz

Got some more jazz for you today. We need a jazz break today, I think. Something to take us out of the world for a bit. This is a mix of classic and new jazz, with most of the hard edges taken off.

So listen to John Zorn, Artemis, the Christian McBride Big Band, Bobby Watson, Carla Bley, Jimmy Heath, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Moses Boyd, and Duke Pearson.

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.

November

November..sigh. Did we ever think that we’d make it to November? The “summer to remember” was not memorable for the right reasons. We’re now heading into a “winter to remember.” Probably as memorable (and miserable) as summer was. Let’s do our best and be careful out there.

There was snow in the Boston area on Friday, but further north we didn’t get any (that stayed). Just another odd bit of weather this year. Rainy and 50’s forecast for this afternoon and we’re promised 60’s for the end of the week. Ah, weather.

Oh yeah, VOTE! Vote as if your lives depended on it (and it might). Tuesday’s a very important election, but no victory will change our situation in the short-run. We need to stay safe now that the weather is forcing us inside more.

To help keep you entertained while waiting in line, listen to today’s podcast, with Shakey Graves, Gossip !!!, Mexican Institute of Sound, Nona Hendryx, Steve Arrington, Lou Rawls, Marvin Gaye, the Bangles Paul Revere & the Raiders, the Pretty Things, the Kinks, the Hollies, Robyn Hitchcock, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, and Drive-By Truckers.

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.

Happy? Halloween

As local newscasters like to say, it’s spooky season. Yes, Halloween is once again upon us, but it will be a lot different this year. The pandemic is stopping trick or treating this year in most places (I believe that locally it is officially “discouraged” in most of the surrounding area), so I’m not sure what will happen this year. Alternate Halloween parties probably won’t fly, either. So this year it looks like the kids lose their too much candy ritual.

Some people put together a Halloween mix (“The Monster Mash,” anyone), but I’ll stick to a more normal mix of tunes, with Steve Earle, TV on the Radio, Arcade Fire, Aztec Camera, World Party, Sinead O’Connor, The Sundays, Liz Phair, Beck, Gorillaz, Gnarls Barkley, Faith No More, Franz Ferdinand, and Bob Mould.

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.

Jazz 3

Hi. Let’s listen to some jazz, shall we? I’ve put together a set of music released in 2020 and recorded for release in 2020 (no lost sessions or anything). There are great tunes from new jazz artists and the old-timers, who show us that they’ve still got the chops.

Lined up for today are Nubya Garcia, Orrin Evans, Joshua Redman, Eddie Henderson, John Scofield, I Think You’re Awesome, Tony Allen & Hugh Masakela, and Christian Sands.

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.

Nothing but a number

How’s everyone feeling? I feel pretty good, considering. It’s been a long year for me. I’ve gotten a new knee (left), a torn meniscus (right knee), and some glaucoma-related eye problems, so I’m doing well. I guess that I’m starting to feel my age a little more. I’ll “celebrate” another one this week, but honestly, I’m not sick, everything works in my body (no restrictions), so I’ve got no complaints. Hope everyone else is doing at least as well as I am.

To celebrate another fine Sunday (in my area, anyway), let’s listen to this new set of music I’ve put together for your pleasure, with Lynn Collins, Black Joe Lewis, Sharon Jones, Shemekia Copeland, the Pretenders, the Cars, the Fixx, Robert Ellis Orrall, U2, In Living Colour, Dave Edmunds, David Bowie, the Kinks, the New York Dolls, Brian Protheroe, 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.

Anger

The 1960’s was a great era of protest music. People were trying to stop the Vietnam War, civil rights had taken center stage, and many other ills of society were highlighted in some of the great songs from the 1960’s. We haven’t seen protest music like that since the 1970’s.

Until now. This year has been polarizing, which leads to anger, and the result is a set of new protest songs. I think it was the release of the new Bob Mould album that made me wonder what other protest songs had been released this year., so I googled protest songs 2020 and got some lists. I was (mildly) surprised to see how many of these I had already purchased, and put together this protest podcast. We’re talking about anger against people in charge, a woman’s right to choose, and the systemic racism that remains in America today.

Let’s stick it to the man and protest along with Drive-By-Truckers, Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, Ronnie Earl, Robert Cray, Brittany Howard, Run the Jewels, Bob Mould, Childish Gambino, the Killers, Sinead O’Connor, Lucinda Williams, and Dave Douglas.

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.

Long weekend

Long weekend – last time to enjoy decent weather in the Northeast? Perhaps. Big birthday month – mine and many others (happy birthday to everyone with birthdays in the month – as you know, I’m generally bad at wishing people birthdays, so let this work as a general happy birthday).

Celebrating birthdays mean music, so let’s celebrate somebody’s birthday with The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Primal Scream, The Dandy Warhols, Blur, Morcheeba, Stereolab, Timex Social Club, Mtume, the Gap Band, Blondie the Ramones, and Buzzcocks.

his 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.

Pop 1970

Hi, here’s the third of the 1970 podcasts I’ve done. This one focuses on radio hits from 1970 – back when radio still played all sorts of different music. I mean, really: “Lola was a hit on AM radio, and the Kinks got in trouble, not for the subject matter, but because they had to change the lyrics from Coca Cola to cherry cola because the BBC didn’t allow “product placement” in their songs (ok, the song was banned in places due to the subject matter, but not in Farmington, Maine, which did later ban the song Lady Marmalade).

So let’s listen back to songs that were on the radio 50 years ago, shall we, with songs from The Kinks, Sugarloaf, Rare Earth, Vanity Faire, Norman Greenbaum, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Tee Set, Chicago, the Ides of March, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Alive ‘n’ Kickin’, the Shocking Blue, the Friends of Distinction, Neil Diamond, and the Hollies.

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.

Masks

Masks…just masks. And while masked up, listen to today’s podcast, featuring Beth Orton, Everything But the Girl, Human Sexual Response, Barrence Whitfield & Mambo Jambo, Screaming Blue Messiahs, Guadacanal Diary, Game Theory, Foxpalmer, Sam Phillips, Elvis Costello, John Hiatt, Del Shannon, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, and Elvis Presley.

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.