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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 23, 2020

Hey Dude, I check-in from my new pad, where I'm hunkered down for who knows how long. I also riff on my plan to gather and share my family's trippy stories.

PEOPLE: Joan Anderson, Neal Cassady, Jack Kerouac, Zane Grey 

PLACES: California, Burbank, Mt. Olympus, Sunset Boulevard, Laurel Canyon, Warner Bros.

THINGS: The Handmaid's Tale, Pulitzer, Peabody Award, S-Town, podcast novel, Beat, FBI, artsy-fartsy 

SOUNDS: birds, airplanes, wind, palm trees

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Twin Palms" shot on my "new" iPhone6 

RECORDED: March 21, 2020 under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in BurbankCalifornia 

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