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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.

Jan 10, 2020

Hey Dude, my old friend Nicky reminded me that she shares a birthday with Elvis and David Bowie, so I recall my abstract connections to all three rockers. 

CHARACTERS: Zane Grey, Orson Welles, Jeff Slate, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Debbie Harry, Alex Trebek, The Gluey Brothers

LOCATIONS: New York City, Burbank, Notre Dame High School, Corvallis High School, Laurel Canyon

MUSIC: Rock 'n' Roll, Rockabilly, "Tomorrow Is a Long Time", omnichord , "America", "Heroes", "The Hash House Line"

TV/MOVIES: The Ed Sullivan Show, Saturday Night Live, Concert for New York City, Jeopardy!

STUFF: January 8, jumpsuit, record player, mime, 1977, "going postal", 9/11, lotus position, OP shirt, corduroy, feathered hair

SOUNDS: garbage truck, wind

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Nicky's Birthday Boys" shot on my "new" iPhone6 

RECORDED: January 8, 2020 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