1/2 a year

Hello and welcome to a new edition of the PB Podcast. It’s been six months since I started the podcast – and this is the 32nd podcast that I’ve uploaded, including the special jazz and blues podcasts. I’m impressed, anyway.

Today’s show features acts from Amy Winehouse to Elvis Costello. Amy was a great talent that was cut-off way too early. In-between we’ll hear from the Black Keys, Richard Thompson, the Rascals, Santana, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Van Morison with Them and many more.

All of the podcasts are available at brennick.net. Thanks for listening.
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Fall back – to sleep

Hello and welcome to a new edition of the PB Podcast. I’m posting this on Sunday, November 2 – the morning after we turned back our clocks on hour. That should mean an extra hour’s worth of sleep, but if you’re like me, your dog hasn’t grasped the concept and still wants to go for a walk at her regular time.

On today’s show we learn how to spell Mississippi with Bobbie Gentry and bounce all around the map – in Chicago with Magic Sam, down in New Orleans with Willy Deville, and Memphis with Al Green to start the show. Later we go to the Valley of Malls and we end up in Outer Space with Barrence Whitfield and the Savages (“Way down inside” – just great).

So enjoy the trip.

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Blue Note’s 75th Podcast Part 2

Last week I put up the first Blue Note podcast to celebrate their 75th anniversary. I liked that so much that I put together a second Blue Note jazzcast – here it is.

We start on a Maiden Voyage with Herbie Hancock and end on Two Worlds with Tony Williams. In between are songs from Hank Mobley, Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Smith, Donald Byrd, Dexter Gordon, Horace Silver, Kenny Drew and Joe Henderson. An impressive lineup of greats from the classic albums of Blue Note.

So enjoy this new, special edition of PB”s podcast.

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Autumn has fallen

It’s a great, cool autumn day here. With all the rain and wind, most of the leaves have fallen, so I’ll be dedicating most of the day to raking leaves.I always listen to music while doing chores around the house, and today’s podcast will make for a good hour’s of background music as I gather leaves.

We start with the late 60’s-early 70’s with Janis, Frank and the Allmans, the dive back into the 50’s (and early 60’s) from Carl Perkins to the Bel Airs, then hit a blues-y set before finishing up with an odd bunch of tunes that includes John Lennon.

This podcast and all others are available at brennick.net. Please leave a comment and turn others on to the podcast.

Thank you.

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Blue Note Podcast Part1

Hello and welcome to a special edition of the PB Podcast. This year is Blue Note’s 75th anniversary, so I decided to have a podcast dedicated to Blue Note. After I finished the podcast I realized that I didn’t include some of my all-time favorite Blue Note records, so also did a Part 2, which will be available soon (how soon? you can help decide by leaving a comment).

So tune in for an exciting Part 1 with Grant Green, Art Blakey, Wayne Shorter and many others.

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The “In” Crowd

“We got our own way of talking” on today’s PB Podcast. Don’t want to give away the ending (Spoiler alert) but we’ve got some great tunes on this week’s podcast. “If it’s square we ain’t there” begins with a set of Bob Dylan covers, then we head to the 1960’s with The Left Bake and Small Faces, get more contemporary with Caribou, and many songs on-between. And the ending – “I’ll show you a real good time, Come on with me and leave your troubles behind”?

Please, leave comments, make suggestions and above all, encourage others to tune in to the weekly Podcast with occasional mid-week drops. There are a couple of goodies coming up. Thank you.

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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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