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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.

Feb 7, 2023

Hey Dude, I riff on the idea of "micro-generations" and make the case that I'm at the center of my own private "Star Wars Generation" even though I'm really a Rocky guy.

QUOTE: "The wheelhouse crowd for Star Wars..."

PEOPLE/ACTORS: JFK, David Sheehan, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Sylvester Stallone, Christopher Walken

PLACES: Sherman Oaks, North Hollywood High School

FILM/TV: Brady Bunch, Star Wars, Rocky, Han Solo, American Graffiti, Phantom Menace, Shampoo, 1883, 1923, Yellowstone, Tulsa King

THINGS: micro-generations, Generation X, baby boomers, millennials, JFK Assassination, moon landing, Watergate, analog, astronomy

SOUNDS: birds, footsteps, gravel path, airplane, helicopter Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes 

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Google Star Wars and Rocky" with my iPhone XS

RECORDED: February 5, 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.