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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.

Nov 5, 2021

Hey Dude, on the Day of the Dead I quietly celebrated a year without drinking. Meanwhile a random 50,000-Watt punch to the gut leads to a new lease on life.

QUOTE: "Never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the drum."

PEOPLE: Chris Lambert, Kristin Smart, Robert Towne, Spalding Gray, Jack Kerouac

PLACES: Walter Reed Junior High, Notre Dame High School, North Hollywood High School

THINGS: circus, 2020 Election, Day of the Dead, baseball, Your Own Backyard Podcast, Radio, Dodgers, Opening Day, 50,000-Watts, quicksand, Back to the Future, playwright, Monster in a Box, On the Road, The Sun Also Rises, MacGuffin, Rosebud, AA, 12-Steps

SOUNDS: crow, necklace charms, jet, footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, wind, propeller airplane, helicopter.

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Enchanted Lance at Descanso" via Marisol's iPhone XS

RECORDED: November 4, 2021 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in BurbankCalifornia

GEAR: Sony ICD PX370 digital voice recorder and Sony ECM CS3 "tie-clip" microphone.

HYPE: "It's a beatnik kinda literary thing in a podcast cloak of darkness." Timothy Kimo Brien (cohost on Podwrecked and host of Create Art Podcast)

DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly presented rough, raw and ragged. Seasoned with salty language and ideas. Not for most people's taste. Please be advised.