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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 19, 2024

Hey Dude, the other night I watched the Joan Baez documentary "I Am a Noise" and it struck me to the core. My new found reverence for Joan Baez is beyond measure. Plus I couldn't think of my favorite singer's name...Brandi Carlile.

QUOTE: "Madonna, not Madonna the performer. Madonna the Virgin Mary."

PEOPLE: Norah...

Feb 17, 2024

Hey Dude, I had a minor battle with COVID before I really went viral with a Star Wars post in a Generation X group on Facebook. 

QUOTE: "A two-year-old has no context of anything..."

PEOPLE: David Letterman

PLACES: Hollywood Burbank Airport, Canada

THINGS: COVID-19, vaccines, Star Wars, micro-generations,...

Dec 31, 2023

Hey Dude, I left you a melancholy message about my crazy days before the holidays, along with a sad remembrance of my mom's last Christmas.

QUOTE: "At least that's what I call the day after Christmas..."

PEOPLE: Dean Whitbread, Doug Mcintyre 

PLACES: England, Henry's Tacos, Ernie's Taco House, Casa Vega, El...

Nov 17, 2023

Hey Dude, the PBS documentary "The Chinatown Punk Wars" took me back in my mind to my best live performance at the Hong Kong Cafe.

QUOTE: "I was totally free on stage."

PEOPLE: The Dude, Karen Carpenter, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Keith Morris, John Doe

PLACES: DTLA, Arts District, Al's Bar, Chinatown,

Sep 2, 2023

Hey Dude, the brewing storm inside my sobriety kept me from going to my North Hollywood High School "rebel reunion" for the class of 1984. I also riff on the weather.

QUOTE: "The wind blowing kinda stirred my soul."

PEOPLE: SinĂ©ad O'Connor, Dean Whitbread

PLACES: North Hollywood High School, Walter Reed Junior High...