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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.

Nov 17, 2023

Hey Dude, the PBS documentary "The Chinatown Punk Wars" took me back in my mind to my best live performance at the Hong Kong Cafe.

QUOTE: "I was totally free on stage."

PEOPLE: The Dude, Karen Carpenter, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Keith Morris, John Doe

PLACES: DTLA, Arts District, Al's Bar, Chinatown, Echo Park, Sunset Blvd., Millie's, Madame Wong's, Hong Kong Cafe

THINGS: Generation X, Boomers, micro generation, Artbound, PBS, "The Chinatown Punk Wars", punk rock, Black Flag, Circle Jerks, new wave, podcasting, Kittens for Christian, industrial punk, spoken word, Thanksgiving

SOUNDS: wind, footsteps, gravel path, the 5 Freeway, birds, Ming-Ming,  Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes 

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Hong Kong Palm" with my iPhone XS

RECORDED: November 16, 2023 from 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.