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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 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...

Jul 22, 2023

Hey Dude, the FBI finally sent me the file on my Great Uncle Blayney. It's a 210 page mixed bag, but now I have a new angle to tell his story. I also recently binged GLOW and Ted Lasso. 

QUOTE: "I'm not easy to work with, for sure."

PEOPLE: Alison Brie, Marc Maron, Jason Sudeikis, Lester Holt, Blayney F. Matthews, Alan...

Jul 2, 2023

Hey Dude, my life has been a real jigsaw puzzle, slowly put back together this past month. Not only does my truck have a rebuilt engine, I may have found my voice...again.

QUOTE: "At first I thought it was going to be a disaster, but in the end, it was perfect." 

PEOPLE: Dean Whitbread, John in the UK, Father Time,