Friday, January 10, 2020

Elvis, Bowie and Nicky



Hey Dude, my old friend Nicky reminded me that she shares a birthday with Elvis and David Bowie, so I recall my abstract connections to all three rockers.

CHARACTERS: Zane Grey, Orson Welles, Jeff Slate, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Debbie Harry, Alex Trebek, The Gluey Brothers

LOCATIONS: New York City, Burbank, Notre Dame High School, Corvallis High School, Laurel Canyon

MUSIC: Rock 'n' Roll, Rockabilly, "Tomorrow Is a Long Time", omnichord , "America", "Heroes", "The Hash House Line"

TV/MOVIES: The Ed Sullivan Show, Saturday Night Live, Concert for New York City, Jeopardy!

STUFF: January 8, jumpsuit, record player, mime, 1977, "going postal", 9/11, lotus position, OP shirt, corduroy, feathered hair

SOUNDS: garbage truck, wind

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Nicky's Birthday Boys" shot on my "new" iPhone6

RECORDED: January 8, 2020 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena, California

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

Saturday, January 04, 2020

Tiny Sparks of Joy



Hey Dude, our impending move from Zane's forces us into a deep dive of downsizing. Only the sparks of joy are spared as we hatch our plan to ride the climate change wave in a tiny home.

CHARACTERS: Zane Grey, Bryce Langston, Marie Kondo, David Letterman, Marc Maron, Adam Carolla, Dan Klass

LOCATIONS: Pasadena, Rose Bowl, Saigon, New Zealand, Las Vegas, Australia, Full Circle Thrift Shop, Echo Mountain, Mount Lowe

MEDIA: Living Big in a Tiny Home, podcasting, Serial, Survivor, Tinder, podcast feed

STUFF: Rose Bowl Parade, Rose Bowl Game, B-2 Stealth Bomber, Goodyear Blimp, tiny homes, container homes, Lego,2014, 2004, climate change, tinder, half moon, migration, 19th century, 20th century

SOUNDS: coyote, dogs

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Above The Rose Bowl Game" shot on my "new" iPhone6

RECORDED: January 3, 2020 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena, California

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


Sunday, December 22, 2019

The Pope of Coinstar Village



Anyways Dude, I was cash poor so I took my gas can full of coins to the local Coinstar machine and metaphorical chaos ensued. I later found redemption by watching The Two Popes about the friendship between Pope Francis and "the dude with the red shoes."

CHARACTERS: Zane Grey, Pope Benedict XVI, Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce, Orson Welles, Eddie Murphy

LOCATIONS: California Bohemian Leather (Workshop), Cornerstone Collective, Eagle Rock, Pasadena, Hastings Ranch, La Canada, Christmas Tree Lane, Argentina

MOVIES/TV: Netflix, It's a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol, Saturday Night Live

STUFF: Winter solstice, Ralphs, Kroger, Grocery Outlet, slot machine, Restoration Hardware, Catholicism, Jesuits

SOUNDS: coyote, dogs

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Coinstar Pope" shot on my "new" iPhone6

RECORDED: December 21, 2019 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena, California

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

Monday, December 16, 2019

A Little Piece of Art



Hey Dude, I riff about how my friend Krissy Teegerstrom creates "a little piece of art" with her Beyond and Back Podcast. Then I rant "that just because you're a podcaster, it doesn't mean you're an artist."

CHARACTERS: Zane Grey, De Niro, Pacino, Joe Pesci, Jimmy Hoffa, Shepard Fairey, Jakob Dylan, Allison Anders, Siri, Minus One

LOCATIONS: California Bohemian Leather (Workshop), Zane Grey Estate, Los Angeles Music Center

MOVIES: The Irishman

PODCASTS: Beyond and Back Podcast, audio drama

STUFF: Christmas, FBI, Twitter, mime

SOUNDS: dogs, semi, sirens

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "A Little Piece of Dusk" shot on my "new" iPhone6

RECORDED: December 13, 2019 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena, California

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

Sunday, December 08, 2019

Crazy Heart for Jeff Bridges


Hey Dude, I cheered myself up by celebrating Jeff Bridges' 70th Birthday. It's a crazy heart of a call, that is both a fragmented and an incomplete recap of his amazing film career.

CHARACTERS: Zane Grey, The Dude, Cybill Shepherd, Clint Eastwood, Stacy Keach, Sally Field, Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Woods, Minus One, Jon Voight, Rachel Ward, Robin Williams, Rosie Perez, Oliver Benjamin, John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Josh Brolin, Colin Farrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeff Dowd

FILMS/TV: The Big Lebowski, Starman, The Last Picture Show, KCBS-TV, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Deer Hunter, Bad Company, Fat City, Stay Hungry, Against All Odds, The Fisher King, Fearless, SNL, True Grit (2010) (1969), Crazy Heart

FILMMAKERS: Peter Bogdanovich, Michael Cimino, John Huston, Terry Gilliam, Coen Brothers

MUSIC: In My Life, The Beatles, Against All Odds, Phil Collins

LOCATIONS: Sunset Blvd, LAX, DTLA

STUFF: Dudeism, mensch

SOUNDS: birds, helicopter, dogs

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Crazy Heart for The Dude" shot on my "new" iPhone6

RECORDED: December 5, 2019 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena, California

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

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Requiem for the Original LA Podcasters


Ah Dude, the other night I held a reunion of the "original" LA Podcasters that was more of a requiem. Also I realize that "nobody cares" is both a bad and a surprisingly good thing. Lastly, my long goodbye to Zane begins.

CHARACTERS: Zane Grey, John Wayne, Dan Klass, Grant Baciocco, Steven Wright, Paul Barre, Jason Tucker, Tim Bourquin, Ibarionex Perello, Charles Dickens

LOCATIONS: Catalina Island, The World, Pizza of Venice, Venice Italy, Venice California, East L.A., Los Angeles

PODCASTS/PODCASTING: The Bitterest Pill, The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd, Window to the Magic, OC Podcasters, Tucker Tales, The Candid Frame, Podiobooks, S-Town, podcast novel

TV/MOVIES: The Rockford Files, foley artist

MUSIC: Blowin' in the Wind

STUFF: meme, 1920s, 2004, 2005, 2006, chorizo, guacamole, knitting, novel, 20th Century, 17th Century, Peabody Award, newspaper

SOUNDS: mic, cars, helicopter, dog, plane

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Requiem for Zane" shot on my "new" iPhone6

RECORDED: November 26, 2019 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena, California

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

Monday, November 18, 2019

A Year of Calls


Anyways Dude, I go back in time to search for the future, as I reflect on the past year of calls I made to you. Also I give thanks to those who've supported me along the way.

CHARACTERS: Dan Klass,Evo Terra, Grant Baciocco, Aidan Rosewell, The Illusive Host,Matt Lazarus, Krissy Teegerstrom,Shepard Fairey, John Lurie, Sugar Man

LOCATIONS: New York City,Sunset Strip, North Hollywood High School, North Hollywood, Sweden, South Africa,Downtown Los Angeles, Rose Bowl, Dodger Stadium

PODCASTS: video podcasts, podcast patent, Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame, The Bitterest Pill, PodioBooks, The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd, Room Podcast, Scary Stories Podcast,Beyond and Back Podcast, Podwrecked, International Podcast Day, New York Said,Chroniclez Podcast, Solo Podcasters

MUSIC: Kittens for Christian, The Velvet Underground

STUFF: Broken Story, MySpace, Sierra Nevada,Beatnik,Dagens Nyheters

SOUNDS: birds,wild parrots, dogs,car horn,sirens

GENRE: storytelling,personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "A Year of Sunsets" shot on my "new" iPhone6 with a tweak by Marisol

RECORDED: November 16, 2019 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estatein Altadena,California

GEAR: Marantz Solid State Recorder PMD670, SennheiserMD 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

Saturday, November 09, 2019

Rod, Sam and Patti


Anyways Dude, I trip out on the abstract connections between my old friend Rod Sweitzer and Sam Shepard, with an assist from an artistic nude photo of Patti Smith shot by Robert Mapplethorpe.

CHARACTERS: Fred "Sonic" Smith, Bob Dylan, Seth Meyers, Larry "Ratso" Sloman, Matthew McConaughey, Sam Elliott,Paul Newman, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash

LOCATIONS: New York City,Toluca Lake

THEATER/PLAYS: Broken Story, White Horse Theater Company, True West,Cowboy Mouth

BOOKS: Year of the Monkey, M Train, Nobel Prize in Literature, On the Road with Bob Dylan

MUSIC: Bring it All Back Home, A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall, MC5

MOVIES/TV: Skavlan,Rolling Thunder Revue

STUFF: Facebook, skateboarding,BMX bike,feathered hair, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, surfing, Airborne,Rhodes Scholar

SOUNDS: cars,car alarm,dog, snap, commotion

GENRE: storytelling,personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Rod's Broken Story" shot on my "new" iPhone6

RECORDED: November 8, 2019 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena,California

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.

"Lance Anderson tells anecdotes with stunning fragmented and cluttered feeling." - Hanna Fahl of Dagens Nyheters (Google translation of Sweden's daily newspaper)


Sunday, November 03, 2019

The Ghost of Halloween Past

Anyways Dude, for years Halloween was my favorite holiday, now it just bums me out. You'd think if you lived in a "real" haunted house Halloween would be epic, sadly it isn't, at least not at Zane's.

CHARACTERS: Santa Claus,Bob Hope,Zane Grey,Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers

LOCATIONS: San Gabriel Valley, Studio City, Studio City Recreation Center, Toluca Lake, Disneyland, The Haunted Mansion, Eagle Rock, Christmas Tree Lane

MUSIC: The Times They Are a-Changin'

MOVIES/TV: The Warriors, The Third Man,The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, American Horror Story, Halloween

STUFF: Yankees,PA system

SOUNDS: wind,cars, crows, birds

GENRE: storytelling,personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Haunted Elevator" shot on Marisol'siPhone5S

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

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.

"Lance Anderson tells anecdotes with stunning fragmented and cluttered feeling." - Hanna Fahl of Dagens Nyheters (Google translation of Sweden's daily newspaper)


Sunday, October 27, 2019

Shine a Light on Palm Trees


Anyways Dude, the recent Shine a Light exhibition at Descanso Gardens, specifically the multi-media installation, inspires me to want to do my own collaborative exhibit featuring my beloved palm trees.

CHARACTERS: Carole Kim, Bobby Doran, Alex Schaefer,D.J. Bonebrake,X (the band), Diana Bonebrake, Reese Witherspoon, Individual 1

LOCATIONS: Walter Reed Junior High School, San Fernando Valley, LAX, Rose Bowl, Studio City Park

MOVIES/TV: Election

PODCASTS/PODCASTERS: audio drama,Dan Klass

STUFF: Santa Ana winds, Facebook, fireworks, plein air painting, garden sprinkler, chemtrails,forgiveness,climate change

SOUNDS: echo,wind, planes, helicopter, birds

GENRE: storytelling,personal narrative, personal journal

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

RECORDED: October 26, 2019 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena,California

GEAR: MarantzSolid 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.

"Lance Anderson tells anecdotes with stunning fragmented and cluttered feeling." - Hanna Fahl of Dagens Nyheters (Google translation of Sweden's daily newspaper)