Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Screw “Go Tell Aunt Rhody” — teach kids music by letting them play Led Zeppelin!

I feel fortunate to have come upon this clip earlier in the week. It’s been giving me a renewed sense of hope for civilization ever since! Honest to God, whoever … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · 8 Comments

Moving violations

Poking my nose just above the water to say, Whoa, I’d forgotten how stressful it is to move! We’ve had a hell of a 2015 so far: buying a new … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · 16 Comments

Today I think I’ll use… Sesquipedalian

It’s fun to use obscure literary and rhetorical terms that nobody knows for techniques that we use all the time. All sesquipedalian really is is using incredibly long, multisyllabic words. … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · 4 Comments

Spots of time

Apropos of nothing in terms of writing, but what a strange time it is here at Casa de Kev. We’re set up to move to our new house in just … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · 12 Comments

Willie Dixon is n-n-n-nervous

What a line-up, featuring Willie Dixon, Memphis Slim, T-Bone Walker, and Jump Jackson. You can imagine Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey hearing this in ’62 and saying, “Oi, mate. What … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · 3 Comments

This boy’s life

Are you getting the feeling that Boyhood is going to win the Best Picture Oscar on Sunday? We just caught it on DVD the other night(s) (it’s long!), ready to … Continue reading

February 20, 2015 · 7 Comments

Original song Thursday

Woke up one morning and it seemed I had the blues. Wrote a song about it. Here it is. Sometimes, your blues don’t go away unless you sing ’em out … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · 7 Comments

If you were the opposite sex, what would your handle be?

  Just curious. If you were of the opposite sex, what would your name be? Mine — don’t know why — would probably be Diane. Like the steak. Not sure … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · 15 Comments

Unexpected treats: new reviews!

One thing that really warms my cockles is when a review of one of my books turns up out of the blue. These days it doesn’t happen very often, but … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · 11 Comments

A very very very fine house

My goodness, have I been busy these past couple of weeks. My wife and I are in the midst of selling one house and buying another, and the demands of … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · 19 Comments