Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Lady plays the blues

I’m learning to play this piece right now, thanks to this clip and a gentleman who has provided the transcription — fo’ free! — on YouTube. I can’t stop looking … Continue reading

January 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

Have I mentioned lately that I have a book to peddle?

Every now and then I feel like I should shake the tree a little bit. Occasional Soulmates is only $3.99, and it’s sittin’ pretty with 4.6 stars on Amazon.  Says … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · 12 Comments

Hunter S. Thompson & Ayn Rand: BFFs?

Apparently Hunter S. Thompson really liked The Fountainhead. Who knew? But he also liked The Great Gatsby, along with an interesting array of other titles that you can see here. … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · 9 Comments

An Open Letter To WordPress

Originally posted on Fish Of Gold:
Dear WordPress.com, I am loath to write yet another letter to you, since I typically prefer to spend my time writing actual blog posts,…

January 27, 2015 · 3 Comments

Change for change’s sake: phooey!

Is anyone else annoyed by the new WordPress stats page? To my eye, it doesn’t give me enough of a one-glimpse snapshot. I have to scroll down and down and … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · 19 Comments

Haiku for the hell of it

What’s this “Deflate-gate” That I keep hearing about? Nothing but hot air.

January 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

These blues all-stars all have the blues

Boy, I never get tired of seeing giants of American blues on German TV. I don’t know what our networks were showing at the time — probably Pat Boone and … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · 7 Comments

Today I think I’ll use… Polysyndeton

It’s fun to use obscure literary and rhetorical terms that nobody knows for techniques that we use all the time. All polysyndeton really is is using a shitload of conjunctions … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

Easy in the islands

Check it out! I sent the irrepressible Susan Toy, who lives on the Caribbean island of Bequia, signed copies of my books, and they’re already loungin’ on a hammock. Nice … Continue reading

January 22, 2015 · 5 Comments

Food travesty #374

This is precisely what’s wrong with our culture. Just because a few f’wads in a focus group say a product is “cool to awesome” doesn’t mean you should impose that … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 20 Comments