WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Writing is like busking … or can be

This article about a San Francisco busker reminds me of my long-ago days of busking in the London Underground when I was a student. This guy says he averages about … Continue reading

December 26, 2019 · 2 Comments

Good metaphorical advice for any pursuit

Here’s a little number that should help anyone through the race of life. “Pace yourself/Don’t erase yourself.” Hey, it’s worked for me in my writing. Sometimes it feels like finishing … Continue reading

December 10, 2019 · 1 Comment

Won’t be long now …

Look at this thing. Just look at it. I can’t wait to stick my nose in those f-holes. In other news, I’m not afraid of Elizabeth Warren. In other other … Continue reading

November 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

The pieces are falling into place …

What a terrific distraction from the frustrations of American life in late 2019, when it feels like almost everything is built on a foundation of Jell-O. My guitar is coming … Continue reading

October 23, 2019 · 3 Comments

Music for your next identity crisis

Do you like the wah-wah, kids? Well, as a great man once said, in this song I’ve given you a wah-wah. Once in a great while, when I look in … Continue reading

October 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sensible song for making sense of all the senselessness

Here’s one that I think you’ll all appreciate. The answer to why things seem so totally effed up right now is that everyone is whacked! It’s not you, it’s them. … Continue reading

August 20, 2019 · 4 Comments

Picky pics

No sooner do I bitch and moan about my yet-to-exist custom-built guitar, than the luthier sends me some pics. I’m newly stoked. First is a shot of the maple back. … Continue reading

August 8, 2019 · 5 Comments

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

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