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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.

Mar 19, 2024

Hey Dude, the other night I watched the Joan Baez documentary "I Am a Noise" and it struck me to the core. My new found reverence for Joan Baez is beyond measure. Plus I couldn't think of my favorite singer's name...Brandi Carlile.

QUOTE: "Madonna, not Madonna the performer. Madonna the Virgin Mary."

PEOPLE: Norah Jones, Kacey Musgraves, Billie Eilish & Finneas, The Carpenters, The Go-Go's, Brandi Carlile, Lady Gaga, Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Madonna, Virgin Mary, Taylor Swift, Aretha Franklin, Adele, Mimi Fariña 

PLACES: Laguna Beach, California, Los Angeles, Highland Park, Southern California, Altadena, Carmel, Woodside

THINGS: The Go-Go's documentary, Seinfeld, Break Point, Netflix, I Am a Noise, civil rights, Quakers, pacifism, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

SOUNDS: plane, birds, footsteps, gravel path, Mimi,  Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes 

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Joan Baez Googled" shot with my iPhone XS

RECORDED: March 18, 2024 on 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.