anytime i do a brisket all i season it with is salt and pepper. if it's pork, i play around with seasonings. i've tried making my own dry rubs but the stuff my brother throws together is always better, so i sometimes i just steal some of his.Bringing an old thread back.
Here's a great series on BBQ'ing from Aaron Franklin (of Franklin of Austin, TX fame). Good info. I am down with the "just S&P" for seasoning to let the meat shine through (I do add a bit of paprika, garlic, onion depending on the meat, cut, etc).
In this web series by KLRU, BBQ nerd Aaron Franklin explains the steps beginning to end in creating delicious barbecue in your backyard.www.pbs.org
That's the PBS site, but google him for youtube and you'll find more. Great info on the basics.