Friday, October 09, 2020

A Shaggy Passage to India


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Hey Dude, I ramble about my "fans" in Pakistan back in the year 2000 and my excitement about my new surge of listeners in India. 

PEOPLE: George Clooney, Joseph Campbell

PLACES: Pakistan, England, Europe, Scotland, Canada, Los Angeles Valley College, India

THINGS: This American Life, 9/11, FBI, DHS, Department of Justice, comparative religion, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Hero with a 1000 Faces.

SOUNDS: wind, footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, birds, train, car horn, whistle, Eagles, helicopter, plane 

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Hotel Burbank" shot on my "new" iPhone6

RECORDED: October 7, 2020 in the new "Wawona Lawn Studio" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California 

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.


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Our Dinner with Woody

Hey Dude, I called to riff about recording my Uncle Woody's fantastic stories and to geek the enduring influence of the film My Dinner with Andre. 

PEOPLE: Bob Dylan, Howard Hughes, Blayney F. Matthews, Jack L. Warner, Al Matthews, Caryl Chessman, Barbara Graham, Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert, Ed Masry, Albert Finney, Erin Brockovich, Danny Wolf

PLACES: Los Angeles, Venice, The Gas House, Angeles National Forest, Altadena

THINGS: Theme Time Radio Hour, SiriusXM, Heaven's Door, Outlaw Country, 1920's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, FBI, "My Dinner with Andre", U.S. Navy, "Erin Brockovich", Bobcat Fire

SOUNDS: wind, footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, birds, train, muscle car, crow 

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Wallace and Andre" via Google shot on my "new" iPhone6

RECORDED: September 21, 2020 in the new "Keystone Garden Studio" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California 

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.


Friday, August 14, 2020

Yosemite Fool's Gold


Hey Dude, I riff and ramble about the time my dad and I dodged a bullet up in California Gold Rush country.


PEOPLE: Tom Bopp

PLACES: Zane Grey Estate, Yukon, Alaska, California Gold Rush Country, Yosemite, Mariposa, Oakhurst, Wawona, Central Valley

THINGS: Yukon Gold, El Capitan, Half Dome, California State Route 49, California State Route 140, California State Route 41, Ozark

SOUNDS: cat drinking fountain

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Gateway to Yosemite" via Google shot on my "new" iPhone6

RECORDED: August 13, 2020 in the new "Bohemian Bootleg Studio" in Altadena, California

GEAR: Sony ICD PX370 digital voice recorder internal 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.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Marc of the Joker



Hey Dude, I finally watched Joker, so now I can belatedly make amends to "podcast pioneer" Marc Maron for not coming to his defense against the comic book geeks.

QUOTE: "Some people aren't in on the joke. That applies to their lives too."

PEOPLE: Johnny Cash, Andy Kaufman, Steven Wright, Brother Theodore, Sandra Bernhard, David Letterman

FILMMAKERS: Joaquin Phoenix, Heath Ledger, Christopher Nolan, Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, John Williams, Christopher Walken, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Tim Burton, Michael Keaton, River Phoenix, James Dean, Keanu Reeves, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Lewis, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Woody Allen

FILMS/TV: Joker, The Dark Knight, Black Panther, Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad, Superman, Batman, The Passenger, I Walk the Line, Running on Empty, My Own Private Idaho, The Matrix, The Master, The King of Comedy, Taxi Driver, GLOW, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

PLACES: Cinerama Dome, Claremont

THINGS: Batman logo, WTF Podcast, KCRW, recovery, drive-in, comedy clubs

SOUNDS: birds, wind, footsteps, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, airplanes

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Marc of The Joker Googled" via Google shot on my "new" iPhone6

RECORDED: July 15, 2020 in the new "Keystone Garden Studio" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California

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.

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Trump's Hair, Revisited



Hey Dude, I rant about how Trump's hair alone was enough to disqualify him to be president.

QUOTE: "My haystacks weren't tied down and I was beginning to fear the wind." - Bob Dylan (Chronicles Volume One)

PEOPLE: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Dylan

PLACES: The Grove, CBS Television City, Fairfax District, Fairfax High School, Washington, D.C.

THINGS: The Kennedy Assassination, Air Force One, "Oh Mercy", The Apprentice

SOUNDS: birds, footsteps, Laguna Cowbell Chimes, airplanes

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Trump's Hair Blowin' in the Wind" via Google

RECORDED: May 30, 2020 in the new "Keystone Garden Studio" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California

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.

Monday, May 18, 2020

D.J. Bonebrake, Susan Sontag (and Bobby Doran)



Hey Dude, while standing in the rain, I riff about three towering North Hollywood Huskies: musician D.J. Bonebrake, writer Susan Sontag, and artist Bobby Doran.

PEOPLE: X, Erin Moran, John Williams, Garry Marshall, Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye

PLACES: North Hollywood High School

THINGS: "Alphabetland", "On Photography", Facebook, YouTube

SOUNDS: rain, footsteps, "Laguna Cowbell Chimes", airplane, birds

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "DJ, Susan and Bobby" shot by D.J. Bonebrake

RECORDED: May 18, 2020 in the new "Keystone Garden Studio" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California

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.


Thursday, April 23, 2020

Video (Almost) Killed the Audio Star



Hey Dude, I riff about my internal conflict between recording audio versus video. Plus I rant about bad pedestrians and Dylan's new song.

PEOPLE: Ken Dougherty, Chef Todd Payden, Walt Whitman, William Wordsworth, Bob Dylan

PLACES: Glendale, Burbank, Theatre Row

THINGS: tiny living, Ralphs, "Murder Most Foul"

SOUNDS: birds, wind, palm trees

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Twin Palm Flowers" shot on my "new" iPhone6

RECORDED: April 19, 2020 in the new "Keystone Garden Studio" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California

GEAR: Sony ICD PX370 digital voice recorder and Sony ECM CS3 "tie-clip" 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, April 05, 2020

You Do You for 90 Seconds



Anyways Dude, I riff about telling stories on video again, inspired by Story Salon. Then I trip on my cheap new voice recorder and the challenges of recording outdoors.

PEOPLE: Captain Crozier, Spalding Gray, Casey Stengel, Dean Sharp

PLACES: China, Los Angeles City, Los Angeles County, Altadena

THINGS: Sony, buffs, Survivor, bandana, coronavirus, Story Salon, 90 Second Stories, janitorial, stand-up comedy, "That Thing You Do", Home with Dean

SOUNDS: birds, chimes, sirens, lawn trimmer, wind, palm trees, airplane, dogs

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Keystone Garden Studio (Backstage)" shot on my "new" iPhone6

RECORDED: April 3, 2020 in the new "Keystone Garden Studio" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California

GEAR: Sony ICD PX370 digital voice recorder and Sony ECM CS3 "tie-clip" 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, March 30, 2020

Garden Studio in the Time of Covid-19



Hey Dude, in my new garden studio, I ramble about everything from coronavirus to nudism. I also riff on Dean Sharp, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, the Beats and bidets.

PEOPLE: Dean Sharp, Patti Smith, Gregory Corso, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Lee Harvey Oswald, James Baldwin

PLACES: Burbank, Laguna Beach, Oregon, Washington, Calistoga, Napa County, California, New York, Hotel Chelsea

THINGS: Sawdust Art Festival, Covid-19, St. Patrick's Day, the 5, the 405, the 101, Home with Dean, nudist colony,Lysol wipes, Bed Bath & Beyond, Harmon Face Value, tiny living, composting toilet, bidet, "Just Kids", the Beats,"Murder Most Foul", Kennedy Assassination, spoken word, Civil Rights Movement, March on Washington.

SOUNDS: chimes, birds, crow, wind, freeway

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Keystone Garden Studio" shot on my "new" iPhone6

RECORDED: March 28, 2020 in the new "Garden Studio" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, 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, March 23, 2020

Sheltering in Burbank



Hey Dude, I check-in from my new pad, where I'm hunkered down for who knows how long. I also riff on my plan to gather and share my family's trippy stories.

PEOPLE: Joan Anderson, Neal Cassady, Jack Kerouac, Zane Grey

PLACES: California, Burbank, Mt. Olympus, Sunset Boulevard, Laurel Canyon, Warner Bros.

THINGS: The Handmaid's Tale, Pulitzer, Peabody Award, S-Town, podcast novel, Beat, FBI, artsy-fartsy

SOUNDS: birds, airplanes, wind, palm trees

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

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

RECORDED: March 21, 2020 under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, 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