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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.

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",


Apr 24, 2020

Hey Dude, I riff about my internal conflict between recording audio versus video. Plus I rant about bad pedestrians and Dylan's new song.

PEOPLE: Ken Dougherty, Chef Todd Payden, Walt Whitman, William Wordsworth, Bob Dylan

PLACES: Glendale, Burbank, Theatre Row

THINGS: tiny living, Ralphs, "Murder Most Foul"

SOUNDS:...


Apr 5, 2020

Anyways Dude, I riff about telling stories on video again, inspired by Story Salon. Then I trip on my cheap new voice recorder and the challenges of recording outdoors. 

PEOPLE: Captain Crozier, Spalding Gray, Casey Stengel, Dean Sharp

PLACES: China, Los Angeles City, Los Angeles County, Altadena

THINGS: Sony, buffs,