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Anthony’s Navel: Kevin Brennan, on discovering jazz

Bill Pearse of pinklightsabre fame was kind enough to run this post about my introduction to jazz. It’s part of his new Saturday series, “Anthony’s Navel.” Check it out, and read the other posts in the series while you’re there!

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One of my favorite writers and friends on WordPress, Kevin Brennan shares his story for my Saturday guest blog series, answering the challenge “what book, movie or record changed how you see the world?”


“Out of a clear blue sky”
by Kevin Brennan

It’s hard to distill a whole life’s worth of culture experience into a handful of things that “changed how you see the world,” but when I started thinking about it, some contenders floated to the top.

Almost every book I read as a young ‘un seemed to qualify. Any teen boy who read Slaughterhouse Five in 1970 or so was never the same. Catch-22 was huge for me, as were John Gardner’s novels October Light and The Sunlight Dialogues. And in music, any young rocker who obsessed over the Stones’ Exile on Main Street in ‘72 knew he was tasting the sticky, decadent resin of…

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5 comments on “Anthony’s Navel: Kevin Brennan, on discovering jazz

  1. pinklightsabre
    March 27, 2017

    Happy Monday. Time for “Kind of Blue.” Kind of gray, kind of appropriate. Thanks for doing this Kevin! Bill

    • Kevin Brennan
      March 27, 2017

      Thanks for the opportunity, Bill! Looking forward to more Saturday navels.

  2. pinklightsabre
    March 27, 2017

    If I reblogged your reblog would that be like looking at a neon sign in reverse through two mirrors? I thought that more than once since last week, that’s how bad my head is. Sorry. Raining there? Should be at any minute now here! Woo hoo! I’m going to write and nap and get the dog’s nails done, look at me! And then I’m going to blog about it, ha! And you can reblog it or tweet it or whatever and then look at us!

    • Kevin Brennan
      March 27, 2017

      Reblogging a reblog could cause a rift in the WordPress time-waste continuum! Nooooooo! Here, rain has left the building and the sun is finally out, so we’re hitting a trail pretty soon. It’s almost April and it’s 53 frickin’ degrees!

      • pinklightsabre
        March 27, 2017

        Super. Hope you had fun on the trail and that pooch of yours is good and beat when you’re through. Bill

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