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)

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Birthday Funk


Anyways Dude, a bunch of "broken shoelaces" on my birthday weekend sent me into a tailspin, until my hope was restored after meeting an old friend at Bob's Big Boy to talk about collaborating on an audio drama podcast.

CHARACTERS: Zane Grey, Charles Bukowski, Siri, Aiden Rosewell

LOCATIONS: West San Fernando Valley, South Los Angeles, North Hollywood High School, Lakewood,Toluca Lake

PODCASTS: History of Podcasting, audio drama

STUFF: palm trees, high school reunion, Saddleridge Fire, The 605,The 5,iPhone5,Instagram,Facebook

SOUNDS: wild parrots, wind,dogs, cars, plane

GENRE: storytelling,personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Palms at Sunset" shot on my "new" iPhone6

RECORDED: October 18, 2019 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate in 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.

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

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Inspirational Podcasting Day



Hey Dude, on International Podcasting Day my old friend Paula Small reminds me of the inspirational early days of podcasting and the "spiritual experience" I had with Sugarman.

CHARACTERS: Individual One,Dan Klass, Joseph Dougherty, Malik Bendjelloul, Rodriquez

LOCATIONS: Coffee Fix,Studio City, Palm Springs, South Africa

PODCASTS: The Bitterest Pill, The Dan and Lance Podcast Experiment, Lance Anderson Podcast Experiment, Handwritten Theatre,NPR

TV/MOVIES: Thirtysomething,Pretty Little Liars, Searching for Sugarman

STUFF: Story Salon,Ponzi scheme, peak experience, Unitarian Universalist, calling,CBD

SOUNDS: sirens, saw, wind, cars, plane, crow

GENRE: storytelling,personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Paula's Tweet" shot on my iPhone5

RECORDED: September 30, 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, September 18, 2019

Finding Sugar Man, Again



Anyways Dude, I had a wacky weekend that was thankfully saved when I found the DVD for Searching for Sugar Man. (If you listen closely with headphones, you might hear me have a peak experience.)

CHARACTERS: John Wayne, John Ford, Jimmy Stewart, Blayney F. Matthews, Bob Dylan, Sixto Rodriquez, Malik Bendjelloul

LOCATIONS: Los Angeles, England, South Africa, Detroit

MOVIES/TV: Netflix, The Searchers, It's a Wonderful Life, The FBI Story, The Americans, Searching for Sugar Man, Dont Look Back, No Direction Home

MUSIC: "United States of Whatever"

PODCASTS: LA Podcasters, podcasting

STUFF: DVD, Jenga (not Jumanji!), parallel universe, anti-establishment, Apartheid

SOUNDS: wind, palms, sirens, cars, leaf blower

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Sugar Man Found" shot on my iPhone5

RECORDED: September 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.

Sunday, September 08, 2019

More Hugs in the New World


Hey Dude, I had a blast at the book signing of "More Fun in the New World" at Vroman's. I felt a deep connection to the DIY spirit and legacy of Los Angeles, punctuated by a bear hug from John Doe of X.

CHARACTERS: John Doe, Tom DeSavia, Bob Dylan, Chris Morris, Allison Anders, Louie Perez, Los Lobos, X, Woody Guthrie, Kurt Voss, Billy Zoom, Exene, Dan Klass, Krissy Teegerstrom, Jakob Dylan, Wallflowers, Ronald Reagan

LOCATIONS: Los Angeles, Pasadena, Vroman's, Olympic Auditorium, Grammy Museum, UCLA, UCSB, Altadena, London, NYC, East L.A.

MUSIC: More Fun in the New World, "Little John of God", A&R

MOVIES/TV: Batman, Joker, "Border Radio"

PODCASTS: Audio Drama, The Bitterest Pill, LA Podcasters, Beyond and Back Podcast

SOUNDS: crows

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "John Doe Bear Hug" shot on Marisol's iPhone5s

RECORDED: September 6, 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, August 31, 2019

While We're Young in the Funhouse Mirror



Hey Dude, the other night I watched the movie While We're Young with Marisol and it was like looking into a mirror...a funhouse mirror...the satire cut deep down into our marrow.

CHARACTERS: Sweet Leaf, Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried, Individual 1, Adam Horovitz, Peter Yarrow

LOCATIONS: Peru, Christmas Tree Lane, Altadena Library

MOVIES/TV/MUSIC: Twin Peaks, Girls, SNL, Beastie Boys

STUFF: USMC, Doc Martens, common-law marriage

SOUNDS: motorcycle, cars, cough, echo, mic pops

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Zane's Funhouse Mirror" shot on my iPhone5

RECORDED: August 30, 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. (CHUNKY AUDIO)

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Sweet Leaf's Last Sunset (Rough Cut)


A humble tribute to our beloved tuxedoed companion Sweet Leaf, who lived a life of rags to riches...and everything in-between.

(PLEASE NOTE: This piece was originally conceived for the KCRW's 24 Hour Radio Race for their Independent Producers Project. The theme was "Where the sun don't shine." My race crashed and burned, but I did salvage this 10 minute rough cut of the story. The finished, polished piece, was to be cut down to 4 minutes to qualify.)

SHOUT-OUTS: Vanessa Lowe, Nocturne Podcast, Paula Small

MUSIC: D.J. Bonebrake (the only Los Angeles native in the band X)

RECORDED: August 10, 2019 at the Zane Grey Estate in Beautiful Altadena, California.

EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS: Marisol Martinez