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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.

Apr 15, 2019

Hey Dude, I recall my VW Bug's leaky roof and my disastrous relationship with a fancy redhead who's previous boyfriend drove a Jaguar.

PEOPLE: Tim Coyne

PLACES: The Valley, Los Feliz, Oakwood Apartments, Cahuenga Pass, Warner Bros., Universal Studios, South Bay

THINGS: monk, celibacy, 1992, Taoism, Chi, sunroof,


Apr 6, 2019

Hey Dude, I riff on my "Little Red VW Bug" and the time I drove it up into the mountains for a singles weekend at my church's camp with it's infamous hot tub

PEOPLE: Jane Alexander

PLACES: Eagle Rock, Burbank, Hollywood, Santa Monica

THINGS: VW Rabbit, Chevy Chevette, VW Bug, The Recycler, Unitarian Universalism,


Mar 24, 2019

Hey Dude, I had a crazy dream I was at a party up in Laurel Canyon during the 1970's where David Bowie rolled a joint for me and Bob Dylan.

PEOPLE/MUSICIANS: Harry Houdini, Jim Morrison

PLACES: The Valley, Ventura Blvd, Mulholland Drive, Sunset Strip, Hollywood, New York City

THINGS: Laurel Canyon Country Store, VW...


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 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