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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.

Dec 15, 2019

Hey Dude, I riff about how my friend Krissy Teegerstrom creates "a little piece of art" with her Beyond and Back Podcast. Then I rant "that just because you're a podcaster, it doesn't mean you're an artist."

CHARACTERS: Zane Grey, De Niro, Pacino, Joe Pesci, Jimmy Hoffa, Shepard Fairey, Jakob Dylan, Allison Anders,


Dec 7, 2019

Hey Dude, I cheered myself up by celebrating Jeff Bridges' 70th Birthday. It's a crazy heart of a call, that is both a fragmented and an incomplete recap of his amazing film career

CHARACTERS: Zane Grey, The Dude, Cybill Shepherd, Clint Eastwood, Stacy Keach, Sally Field, Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Woods, Minus One,...


Nov 27, 2019

Ah Dude, the other night I held a reunion of the "original" LA Podcasters that was more of a requiem. Also I realize that "nobody cares" is both a bad and a surprisingly good thing. Lastly, my long goodbye to Zane begins.

CHARACTERS: Zane Grey, John Wayne, Dan Klass, Grant Baciocco, Steven Wright, Paul Barre, Jason...


Nov 17, 2019

Anyways Dude, I go back in time to search for the future, as I reflect on the past year of calls I made to you. Also I give thanks to those who've supported me along the way.

CHARACTERS: Dan Klass, Evo Terra, Grant Baciocco, Aidan Rosewell, The Illusive Host, Matt Lazarus, Krissy Teegerstrom, Shepard Fairey, John Lurie,...


Nov 9, 2019

Anyways Dude, I trip out on the abstract connections between my old friend Rod Sweitzer and Sam Shepard, with an assist from an artistic nude photo of Patti Smith shot by Robert Mapplethorpe.

CHARACTERS: Fred "Sonic" Smith, Bob Dylan, Seth Meyers, Larry "Ratso" Sloman, Matthew McConaughey, Sam Elliott, Paul Newman,