Friday, May 17, 2019

Little Red VW Bug Tales: Tomboy and the Bombshell (Bombshell)



Anyways Dude, I riff on how I met the off the charts "Bombshell" at my church and the magic of the cabin up in Laurel Canyon, as the story chugs its way towards the final meltdown.

CHARACTERS: Joseph Campbell, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Debbie Harry, Michelle Pfeiffer, Marilyn Monroe, Jakob Dylan, Jackson Browne, John Hughes

LOCATIONS: Burbank, Van Nuys, Reseda, Ventura Blvd., West Valley, New York City

STUFF: booty call, UU Church, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Echo in the Canyon, hypnosis

SONGS: Blowin' in the Wind, Free Fallin', Tangled Up in Blue, Heart of Glass

SOUNDS: wind, palm trees, cars, birds, crows

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Debbie and Michelle" shot on my iPhone5

RECORDED: May 16, 2019 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena, California

DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly presented rough, raw and ragged. Seasoned with salty language and ideas. Not for most people's taste. Please be advised.

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Little Red VW Bug Tales: Tomboy and the Bombshell (Tomboy)



Hey Dude, on a moody day I remember my "Tomboy" girlfriend, who I worked with at a creepy cluster of used bookstores on the edge of Glendale. I also allude to the "Bombshell" and the crooked road to the impending meltdown.

CHARACTERS: Christopher Reeve

LOCATIONS: Burbank, Glendale, San Fernando Road, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Eagle Rock, West Valley, Laurel Canyon,

STUFF: Arroyo Seco, Ford F-150, 134 Freeway, Superman (1978), booty call, UU Church, LAX

SOUNDS: Birds

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "After a Spring Rain at Zane's" shot on my iPhone5

RECORDED: May 7, 2019 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena, California

DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly presented rough, raw and ragged. Seasoned with salty language and ideas. Not for most people's taste. Please be advised.

Friday, May 03, 2019

Little Red VW Bug Tales: Tomboy and the Bombshell (Locations)



Hey Dude, I get back on track by tripping on the story's main locations including the little rundown house, the cavernous used bookstore, the UU Church and the magical cabin in Laurel Canyon.

LOCATIONS: Burbank, Glendale, San Fernando Road, West Valley, Laurel Canyon, Sunset Strip

SOUNDS: wind, palm trees, planes, birds, muscle car

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Zane's Palms and More Yellow Flowers" shot on my iPhone5

RECORDED: May 2, 2019 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena, California

DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly presented rough, raw and ragged. Seasoned with salty language and ideas. Not for most people's taste. Please be advised.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Bittersweet Days of My Life



Hey Dude, I sing the praises of the Days of My Life podcast which takes me back to my old LA Podcasters days with my fellow solo storytelling podcasters.

PODCASTERS: Aidan Wheller, Dan Klass, Tim Coyne, Cush

PLACES: Los Angeles, England, University of Cambridge, Liverpool

SOUNDS: wind, palm trees, planes, birds

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Zane's Palms and Yellow Flowers" shot on my iPhone5

RECORDED: April 23, 2019 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena, California

DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly presented rough, raw and ragged. Seasoned with salty language and ideas. Not for most people's taste. Please be advised.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Little Red VW Bug Tales: Red Headed Stranger


Hey Dude, I recall my VW Bug's leaky roof and my disastrous relationship with a fancy redhead who's previous boyfriend drove a Jaguar.

PEOPLE: Tim Coyne

PLACES: The Valley, Los Feliz, Oakwood Apartments, Cahuenga Pass, Warner Bros., Universal Studios, South Bay

THINGS: monk, celibacy, 1992, Taoism, Chi, sunroof, Unitarian Universalism, popcorn ceiling, Thanksgiving, "Detachable Penis" (song)

SOUNDS: wind, palm trees, planes, birds

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Zane's Spring Palms and Ice Plants" shot on my iPhone5

RECORDED: April 14, 2019 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena, California

DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly presented rough, raw and ragged. Seasoned with salty language and ideas. Not for most people's taste. Please be advised.

Saturday, April 06, 2019

Little Red VW Bug Tales: Church Camp Hot Tub



Hey Dude, I riff on my "Little Red VW Bug" and the time I drove it up into the mountains for a singles weekend at my church's camp with it's infamous hot tub.

PEOPLE: Jane Alexander

PLACES: Eagle Rock, Burbank, Hollywood, Santa Monica

THINGS: VW Rabbit, Chevy Chevette, VW Bug, The Recycler, Unitarian Universalism, 1960s, 1970s, L.A. Riots

SOUNDS: wind, palm trees, car horns, birds

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "1972 Red VW Bug" shot on my iPhone5

RECORDED: April 4, 2019 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena, California

DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly presented rough, raw and ragged. Seasoned with salty language and ideas. Not for most people's taste. Please be advised.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Bowie Rolls a J for Me and Bobby D



Hey Dude, I had a crazy dream I was at a party up in Laurel Canyon during the 1970's where David Bowie rolled a joint for me and Bob Dylan.

PEOPLE/MUSICIANS: Harry Houdini, Jim Morrison

PLACES: The Valley, Ventura Blvd, Mulholland Drive, Sunset Strip, Hollywood, New York City

THINGS: Laurel Canyon Country Store, VW Bug, shake, shapeshifter

SONGS/MUSIC: Folk Scene in Laurel Canyon, "America", "Heroes", Concert for New York City, "Song for Bob Dylan"

SOUNDS: birds, airplanes, palm trees, motorcycles, wind, cars, dogs

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Bowie and Dylan" shot on my iPhone5

RECORDED: March 23, 2019 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena, California

DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly presented rough, raw and ragged. Seasoned with salty language and ideas. Not for most people's taste. Please be advised.


Saturday, March 16, 2019

Keep on Truckin'



Hey Dude, after both my little 1995 Toyota pickup and the country were rear-ended back in November of 2016, I finally bought a "new" 2005 Ford Ranger to help me get back on track.

PEOPLE: Freakin' Trump

PLACES: Longo Toyota, El Monte, North Hollywood, North Hollywood High, Uganda, Dallas, USC, Los Angeles County Music Center

THINGS: 2016 Election, football, baseball, airbags, zombie, WWII, warbirds, propellers, Corsair, Toyota Tacoma, hens teeth, Time Warner Cable, Lyft, Subaru, Film Noir, AAA

SOUNDS: squirrels, palm trees, motorcycles, wind, sirens, dogs

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Work Trucks" shot on my iPhone5

RECORDED: February 22, 2019 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena, California

DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly presented rough, raw and ragged. Seasoned with salty language and ideas. Not for most people's taste. Please be advised.

Friday, March 08, 2019

It's Free with D.J. Bonebrake (Revisited)


To mark my 10th anniversary of podcasting, I revisit my storytelling past and then proudly present my old "It's Free" story with a new drum score by D.j. Bonebrake.

Recorded March 30, 2015 in my pop-up studio in the observation room of the Zane Grey Estate in beautiful Altadena, California.

All stories are written and performed by Lance Anderson. Theme music composed and performed by D.j. Bonebrake.

Produced and confected by Marisol Martinez and Lance Anderson. "D.j., Lance and Ira" shot on my iPhone 3G.

Running Time: 43:40 / File: 40.3 MB / Rated: R


Monday, March 04, 2019

Dudeism on the Radio Highway



Hey Dude, I tearfully recount Stan Hillas' celebration of life where I had to call upon my inner Dudeist priest to help lead the ceremony.

ARTISTS: The Beatles, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Joe Frank, (DJ) Peter Hillas, Lenny Bruce, Jim Morrison, Spalding Gray, The Dude, Jim Rueland

PLACES: Glendale, Guitar Center, South Pasadena, Descanso Gardens

THINGS: baseball, soccer, karma, Dudeism, Pendleton, Westerly Sweater, Shamanism, The Little Prince, Irish Music

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "The Dude and Stan on the RadioHwy" shot on my iPhone5

SOUNDS: palm trees, wind, birds, jet airplane

RECORDED: March 3, 2019 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena, California

DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly presented rough, raw and ragged. Seasoned with salty language and ideas. Not for most people's taste. Please be advised.