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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.

Oct 4, 2021

Hey Dude, a bit of recognition for my photos by Descanso Gardens and The Arboretum paves the way for me to see Ira Glass in a new light, from "broken glass" to an arrow straight to the heart.

QUOTE: "The only thing you can do is to keep on keepin' on."

PEOPLE: Ira Glass, John Doe, Krissy Teegerstrom


Sep 8, 2021

Hey Dude, I reminisce about being a goofy 13-year-old during the  Summer of 1979, and the time I made Molly Ringwald's stunning older sister Beth laugh at my expense.

QUOTE: "OP shirt, corduroy pants / If you had feathered hair / You had half a chance" - Gluey Brothers

PEOPLE: Steve Schirripa, Michael Imperioli, Molly...

Aug 10, 2021

Hey Dude, I riff about our new "barn" and the writing techniques of Erle Stanley Garner of Perry Mason fame.

PEOPLE: Matthew Rhys, Al Matthews, Erle Stanley Gardner, Huell Howser, Caryl Chessman, Zane Grey

PLACES: Elixer Coffeehouse, Cahuenga Pass, Temecula

THINGS: iPhone XS, Perry Mason (HBO), California's Gold,

Jun 27, 2021

Hey Dude, I answer your question about my four favorite filmmakers by listing their four best films. I also include plenty of tangents and a short list of honorable mentions.

QUOTE: "That movie was freakin' awesome."

FILMMAKERS: Francis Ford Coppola, Eleanor Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen (DQ), Jim Jarmusch,

Jun 11, 2021

Hey Dude, I was on my daily walk "feelin' groovy" while thinking about the poetic writings of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, when all of a sudden I narrowly escaped a random act of violence.

QUOTE: "That can kill your buzz."

SINGERS/SONGWRITERS/SONGS: "Feelin' Groovy", Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, "Diamonds and...