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Verge of the Dude

I leave rambling voice mail messages on my friend's answering machine and you get to hear them too. Proudly presented raw, unedited and in one take.

Mar 16, 2019

Hey Dude, after both my little 1995 Toyota pickup and the country were rear-ended back in November of 2016, I finally bought a "new" 2005 Ford Ranger to help me get back on track.

PEOPLE: Freakin' Trump

PLACES: Longo Toyota, El Monte, North Hollywood, North Hollywood High, Uganda, Dallas, USC, Los Angeles County...

Mar 8, 2019

To mark my 10th anniversary of podcasting, I revisit my storytelling past and then proudly present my old "It's Free" story with a new drum score by D.j. Bonebrake.

Recorded March 30, 2015 in my pop-up studio in the observation room of the Zane Grey Estate in beautiful Altadena, California.

All stories are written...

Mar 4, 2019

Hey Dude, I tearfully recount Stan Hillas' celebration of life where I had to call upon my inner Dudeist priest to help lead the ceremony.

ARTISTS: The Beatles, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Joe Frank, (DJ) Peter Hillas, Lenny Bruce, Jim Morrison, Spalding Gray, The Dude

Feb 26, 2019

The sudden passing of my longtime friend and collaborator, the artist and musician Stan Hillas, leaves me feeling lost and in shock.

PEOPLE: Jamie Kennedy, Leonard Cohen, Britney Spears, Joe Frank, Spalding Gray

PLACES: Hollywood, Eagle's Coffeehouse, North Hollywood, Raven Theatre, Santa Monica, Tarzana, Descanso...

Feb 16, 2019

Hey Dude, I howl like a wounded animal searching for other solo personal narrative podcasts. Then an old North Hollywood High School classmate reminds me of my weird connections to Lance Armstrong.

PODCASTERS: LA Podcasters, Dan Klass, Cush, Tim Coyne, Libsyn, Elsie Escobar

MUSICIANS: Sheryl Crow