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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 7, 2019

Hey Dude, I cheered myself up by celebrating Jeff Bridges' 70th Birthday. It's a crazy heart of a call, that is both a fragmented and an incomplete recap of his amazing film career

CHARACTERS: Zane Grey, The Dude, Cybill Shepherd, Clint Eastwood, Stacy Keach, Sally Field, Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Woods, Minus One, Jon Voight, Rachel Ward, Robin Williams, Rosie Perez, Oliver Benjamin, John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Josh Brolin, Colin Farrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeff Dowd 

FILMS/TV: The Big Lebowski, Starman, The Last Picture Show, KCBS-TV, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Deer Hunter, Bad Company, Fat City, Stay Hungry, Against All Odds, The Fisher King, Fearless, SNL, True Grit (2010) (1969), Crazy Heart

FILMMAKERS: Peter Bogdanovich, Michael Cimino, John Huston, Terry Gilliam, Coen Brothers 

MUSIC: In My Life, The Beatles, Against All Odds, Phil Collins


STUFF: Dudeism, mensch

SOUNDS: birds, helicopter, dogs

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Crazy Heart for The Dude" shot on my "new" iPhone6 

RECORDED: December 5, 2019 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena, California 

GEAR: Marantz Solid State Recorder PMD670, Sennheiser MD 46 microphone

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

HYPE/SWIPE: "Don't call me dude." - John Lurie