WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

String-driven thing

Last year—maybe I mentioned it—I hired a luthier to make me an archtop guitar. Somewhere along the way, I got this bee in my bonnet and I thought, as so … Continue reading

August 1, 2019 · 4 Comments

Mixing it up

It’s starting to look like I’ll have a new novel on offer this fall. Indie, of course, since I seem to be persona non grata in the world of literary … Continue reading

July 16, 2019 · 13 Comments

Read memoirs at your own risk … or, Au revoir, Beatles

Once again I have to warn all fans of the famous to steer clear of memoirs and biographies of their heroes. No one, absolutely no one, holds up under the … Continue reading

June 26, 2019 · 5 Comments

Tune time

Here’s a little ditty about a couple who started out iffily but managed to let their relationship mature into a real keeper. But you don’t have to “reside by the … Continue reading

May 1, 2019 · 8 Comments

Sunday song

It took some convincing, but I think I finally persuaded my wife that this little tale of a relationship gone sideways isn’t about us. I’d never say to Sue, for … Continue reading

March 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Who feels like a new song on a rainy Saturday?

“Wake-Up Call.” Just a little ditty about supporting the ones we love with a little upbeat pep talk now and then. “You’re your own worst enemy/Make yourself a friend a’ … Continue reading

November 24, 2018 · 5 Comments

We put the “amor” in amortization

For your listening pleasure, a little relationship advice you can use. Love is the investment that keeps on paying dividends.  

April 25, 2018 · 3 Comments

Here comes the song …

Somebody stripped out almost everything but the guitar and vocals here, so it’s a nice bare-bones version of this great tune. And even though we have some sun this weekend … Continue reading

April 21, 2018 · 9 Comments

Gaye rights

If you like isolated vocal tracks, you’ll love this one. Marvin Gaye doing “I Heard It Through the Grapevine.” As usual, you can hear details in his voice that are … Continue reading

April 14, 2018 · 4 Comments

Eine kleine cluckmusik

I don’t think I’ve shared this yet, but if I have it’s certainly worth a reprise. Enjoy, won’t you, the aria “O Mio Babbino Caro” from Puccini’s beloved opera, Gianni … Continue reading

April 7, 2018 · 1 Comment