Monday, February 20, 2017

Crashing into Judd Apatow

A brief encounter I had with Judd Apatow nearly 30 years ago, still haunts and inspires me.

Recorded February 18, 2017 on the observation deck of the Zane Grey Estate in beautiful Altadena, California. Proudly presented raw, unedited and in one take.

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Running Time: 31:02
File Size: 28.8 MB
Rated: R (Salty Language and Ideas)
Gear: Raw audio recorded on a Marantz PMD620. "Crashing Storm" shot on my "vintage" iPhone 3G.

MENTIONS:
(PEOPLE): Drew Carey, Rob Schneider, David Spade, Louie Anderson, Laurie AndersonWhoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Dan KlassJesse Thorn, Lena Dunham, Pete Holmes, Spalding Gray
(PLACES): The Improv, Arts District, Ventura Blvd., Sunset Blvd. Descanso Gardens, Pasadena City College, New York City
(THINGS): 1989Crashing, Comic Relief, Today Show, KNBC, KCET, BBC NewsFreaks and Geeks, Walk Hard, Bridesmaids, Girls, HBO, Podcasting, StorytellingKPCC, Off-Ramp, This American Life, TED Radio Hour, Bullseye

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Remembering Mary Tyler Moore

A rambling remembrance of Mary Tyler Moore on my late mother's 77th birthday.

Recorded February 8, 2017 on the observation deck of the Zane Grey Estate in beautiful Altadena, California. Proudly presented raw, unedited and in one take.

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Running Time: 14:05
File Size: 13.5
Rated: R (Salty Language and Ideas)



Sunday, November 27, 2016

Obama's Medals and Trump's Hair

A rambling defense of Obama's pop culture choices for the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom

Recorded November 27, 2016 on the observation deck of the Zane Grey Estate in beautiful Altadena, California. Proudly presented raw, unedited and in one take.

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Running Time: 9:13
File Size: 9.3  MB
Rated: R (Salty Language and Ideas)

Friday, August 26, 2016

Verge of a Podcast Studio

I take a trip though time to remember the podcast studios I've used since 2005 and peek into the future.

Recorded August 25, 2016 on the observation deck of the Zane Grey Estate in beautiful Altadena, California. Proudly presented raw, unedited and in one take.

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Running Time: 22:08 
File Size:  20.9 MB
Rated: R (Salty Language and Ideas)

MENTIONS: Dan Klass, Glassell Park, Brewery Art Colony, Altadena, California Bohemian Leather, Allan Block, Greenwich Village, Grant Baciocco

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Cush, Bird and Paul

I reflect on Cush's return to podcasting and his connection to friends and musicians from my past.

Recorded March 30, 2016 on the third floor observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate, using my Marantz PMD670. "Things I say" shot on my old-ass iPhone G3.

Proudly presented raw, unedited and in one take.

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Running Time: 9:41
File Size: 9.4 MB
Rated: R (Salty Language and Ideas)

MENTIONS: John Wayne, Tom Mix, Cowboy, CushThings I say, Dan Klass, Paul Plagens, Gluey Brothers, Pennies From Heaven, Topanga Canyon, Greta, The Beatles

Sunday, March 13, 2016

94 Candles for Kerouac

A humble celebration of Jack Kerouac's enduring legacy on his 94th birthday.

Recorded March 12, 2016 on the third floor observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate, using my Marantz PMD670. "Jack's 94th" shot on my old-ass iPhone G3.

Proudly presented raw, unedited and in one take.

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Running Time: 17:27
File Size: 16.5
Rated: R (Salty Language and Ideas)

MENTIONS: Jack KerouacDTLA, Subterranean KerouacVanity of Duluoz, Petros Papadakis, Spontaneous ProseZane Grey, 20th Century, Joseph Dougherty, Handwritten Theatre, Welcome to Night Vale, Film Noir, L.A. Confidential, James Ellroy, Raymond Chandler, Dashiell HammettBeat Generation, "Joan Anderson Letter", Neal Cassidy, Denver, Al Matthews, Venice, Gas House, Drum Circle, Rock and Roll, BeatlesBob Dylan, The Eagles

Thursday, March 03, 2016

The Dead Zone of Politics

The crazy primary campaigns ignite my rambling search for political truth inside the movies. 

Recorded March 2, 2016 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate with my Marantz PMD670. "Dead Zone Google" shot on my old ass iPhone G3.


Running Time: 14:50 / File Size: 14.1 MB  / Rated: R (Salty Language and Ideas)


Monday, February 15, 2016

Sweet Comic Valentine

I sift and riff through the melancholy of the Ghosts of Valentine's Day Past...

Recorded February 14, 2016 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate with my Marantz PMD670. "Funny Valentine Palms" shot on my old ass iPhone G3.



Running Time: 12:52 / File Size: 12.2 MB  / Rated: R (Salty Language and Ideas)



Monday, February 01, 2016

Verge of the Dude: Here Comes The Sun

Hey Dude - The dark clouds of turning 50 are breaking as I turn back towards the light.

Recorded January 32, 2016 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate with my Marantz PMD670. "Here Come The Sun" shot on my old ass iPhone G3.


Running Time: 6:38 / File Size: 6.5 MB  / Rated: R (Salty Language)