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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.

Sep 22, 2020

Hey Dude, I called to riff about recording my Uncle Woody's fantastic stories and to geek the enduring influence of the film My Dinner with Andre. 

PEOPLE: Bob Dylan, Howard Hughes, Blayney F. Matthews, Jack L. Warner, Al Matthews, Caryl Chessman, Barbara Graham, Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert, Ed Masry, Albert Finney


Aug 14, 2020

Hey Dude, I riff and ramble about the time my dad and I dodged a bullet up in California Gold Rush country.

PEOPLE: Tom Bopp

PLACES: Zane Grey Estate, Yukon, Alaska, California Gold Rush Country, Yosemite, Mariposa, Oakhurst, Wawona, Central Valley

THINGS: Yukon Gold, El Capitan, Half Dome, California State Route 49,


Jul 17, 2020

Hey Dude, I finally watched Joker, so now I can belatedly make amends to "podcast pioneer" Marc Maron for not coming to his defense against the comic book geeks.

QUOTE: "Some people aren't in on the joke. That applies to their lives too."

PEOPLE: Johnny Cash, Andy Kaufman, Steven Wright, Brother Theodore,


Jun 3, 2020

Hey Dude, I rant about how Trump's hair alone was enough to disqualify him to be president.

QUOTE: "My haystacks weren't tied down and I was beginning to fear the wind." - Bob Dylan (Chronicles Volume One)

PEOPLE: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Dylan

PLACES: The Grove, CBS Television City, Fairfax District, Fairfax High...


May 18, 2020

Hey Dude, while standing in the rain, I riff about three towering North Hollywood Huskies: musician D.J. Bonebrake, writer Susan Sontag, and artist Bobby Doran.

PEOPLE: X, Erin Moran, John Williams, Garry Marshall, Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye 

PLACES: North Hollywood High School

THINGS: "Alphabetland", "On Photography",