Wednesday, November 12, 2008

"Waiting for Cush"

Tim Cush Lance Dan
The release party for the LA issue of iProng Magazine was my last event as leader of the LA Podcasters. The evening lead me to a reflective examination of everything in between iTunes & Google to MC Hammer & The World Series of Poker... On the night I proudly passed the torch to Tim Coyne, we were joined by Klass, Jason of the OC, Charles of Insomnia Radio, Chance, Lee and Leah.... Near the end of the party, things took a darkly humorous turn when Cush appeared with Guffman, just in time for the 99 Cent raffle...

"Tim, Cush, Lance & Dan" shot by Tim Coyne...

Proudly presented "raw, unedited and in one take"...

21.5 MB / 23:16 / Rated: R (Strong Language)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

"Sometimes nothing... is a real cool hand."


My personal tribute to the late, great Paul Newman. I choose my Top Five Paul Newman Films... The Hustler (1961), Hud (1963), Cool Hand Luke (1967), Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid (1969), The Verdict (1982)...

"One of the last great movie stars of the 20th century." -NPR

14:57 / 13.8 MB / Rated PG-13 (Some Adult Language)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

"Verge of..."

Feeling You
Recorded in my attic, a trippy little piece about my new "mixed media magazine" that I call Verge of LA (Made in Liverpool, England)... I riff on letting Vegas stay in Vegas, while I head up the coast into Classic California. Dan, Tim and Cush make brief cameos...

Proudly presented "raw, unedited and in one take"... "Endless Summer" shot by Lance in Pismo Beach, California. Summer 2007...

14:27 / 14.2 MB / Rated: R (Strong Language and Wacky Ideas)...

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

"Look at Me, I'm a Wreck"

Feeling You
"It was one of those days..." I rant about watching my beloved Los Angeles Lakers getting beaten down by the Boston Celtics, while living in the center of the "Sub Prime More-of-a-Crisis" and having "IRS Stuff." Only Vic "The Brick" Jacobs and my Loose Cannons could save me from my downward spiral...

Special Appearances by Tim Russert, George Carlin, Mac Danzig, Dianne Feinstein, John in the UK, Chef Jeff and the Beautiful State of California...

"Something in the Way" (MTV Unplugged) by Nirvana and "Earth Died Screaming" by Tom Waits... "Feeling You" shot by Lance...

37:49 / 36.2 MB / Rated: R (A Window into the Mind of a Crazy Person. Please be Advised!)

"Thanks for the download"

Friday, May 30, 2008

"The Magic Hand" Video

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Thanks to Tim Coyne, I proudly present the video of my "Magic Hand" story from the "LA Original Storytelling Podcasters" show I hosted for Story Salon. I hope you dig it...

Shot with Tim Coyne's gear... Music by John O'Kennedy...

15:11 / 21.1 MB / Rated: PG...

"Thanks for the download"

(Please Note: The streaming audio/video is a bit chunky due to compression, so maybe try downloading the .mov file.)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

"LA's Original Storytelling Podcasters"

Prep Klass
A special episode featuring several of Los Angeles' original storytellers that helped to put "podcasting" on our sprawling map. Stories by Dan Farren, Joesph Dougherty, Tim Coyne, Dan Klass and Lance Anderson...

"The Next Voice You Hear" by Jackson Browne performed by Beverly Mickins and John O'Kennedy... "Prep Klass" shot by Paul Hutchinson...

56:56 / 52.2 MB / Rated: PG-13 (Some Adult Language and Themes)...

"Thanks for the Download"

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Bonus Track: "The Magic Hand"


Last Wednesday, I performed my annual gig at the Very Special Arts Festival at the Los Angeles Music Center. It took me back in time, to ten years ago when I taught the art of mime to school kids. One day while teaching at a school with "normal" kids I had a "unifying experience" when everyone in the room saw the "magic hand" that materialized right in front of our very eyes...

"A Very Special and Intense Day" shot by Lance...

Proudly presented "raw, uncut and in one take"...

33:32 / 31.5 MB/ Rated: PG-13 (Some adult language.)

"Thanks for the download"

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

"Podcasting 101" on KCBS with Tim Coyne & Lance Anderson


KCBS News segment on the fundamentals and history of podcasting, featuring Tim Coyne of The Hollywood Podcast and Lance Anderson of Verge of the Fringe. Reported by Tech Check's Rich DeMuro... Shot on April 14, 2008 by Tim Kimball of KCBS/KCAL at the Verge of LA Studio 101 at The Brewery Art Colony in Los Angeles, California.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Bonus Track: "Midnight Express"


Here's one that should stir things up... In 1968 I would have delivered this rant while standing on a soap box on Telegraph Avenue. But now its 2008, so I do a podcast. Who's the one who's crazy?... In the piece I dig into my personal religious trinity (Judaism, Catholicism and Buddhism) while talking about my fear of Turkish prisons...

PEOPLE: Abraham (Maslow) * Buddha * Jesus * St. Christopher * Muhammad * L. Ron Hubbard * Anna Kournikiva * The Devil (Hackers) * Joseph Campbell * "Yoko and Me"...

PLACES: Istanbul Turkey * Russia * UK * Singapore * Germany * The Netherlands * Denmark * Spain * Indonesia * New York * Iraq and (of course) Pakistan...

THINGS & IDEAS: AIDS * LA Podcasters * 9/11 * KGB * CIA * Anthrax * Peak Experience * Star of David * Freedom of Speech (& Religion) * Yin & Yang * The Force * The Universal and Magic...

Music by "the profit" (sic) Robert Zimmerman aka Bob Dylan from his hypnotic song "Series of Dreams"... Image of Brad Davis from the film "Midnight Express"...

23:42 / 21.8 MB/ Rated: NC-17 (May Offend the Religiously Sensitive. Please Be Advised.)

"Thanks for the download"

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Blood Sugar Sex Magik: "Blood"

Verge of the Fringe Season 4 Logo
Season 4 opens with a four part story that takes place in and around Laurel Canyon, the former home to Harry Houdini, Jim Morrison and John Holmes... In the first piece I meet "Danger" face to face before I am initiated with "Blood"...

"Under the Bridge" from the album "Blood Sugar Sex Magic" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers...

Cameos by: The Valley, Hollywood, Kerouac, Aunt Joan, Zappa, Moon Unit, Dweezil, Boogie Nights, Studio City Theatre, Rocky, Taxi Driver, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, The Deer Hunter, The Godfather, McDonald's, Mulholland Drive, Glen Campbell, Ventura Boulevard, North Hollywood, NH, Punks, Marines, LAPD, Sun Valley, Chevy and Cholos...

Proudly presented raw, unedited and in one take... "Thanks for the download"...

22:34 / 20.8 MB / Rated: NC-17 (Adult Content & Violence) "Mature words for mature minds"...

Disclaimer: Some of the names, places and events have been changed to protect both the innocent... and the guilty. Please be advised.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Last Show of Season Three: "Verge of LA"

Mac's Camera Stance
The final show of "Season Three" rambles towards a combative future, as I finally take off the gloves about my new publishing venture Verge of LA. Inspired in large part by my recent two hour interview with UFC/MMA Fighter and Photographer Mac Danzig...

You can check out clips of my interview with Mac on YouTube or my Blog... "Mac's Camera Stance" shot by Lance...

Proudly presented raw, unedited and in one take... "Thanks for the download"...

23:18 / 21.5 MB / Rated: R ("Mature words for mature minds")...

(Note: I know the LA Weekly comes out "weekly," not monthly. Doh!)

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Bonus Track: "Hallelujah"

Hunter S. Thompson and Johnny Depp
The true follow-up piece to "On The Road, The Sun Also Rises" is a tribute to the late, great Hunter S. Thompson. I also talk about the "Christmas Blues," madness and girls that like Johnny Depp vs. girls who like Brad Pitt...

"Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen (by way of Jeff Buckley)... "Hunter Depp" shot by Lance... "Thanks for the download"...

22:14 / 20.5 MB / Rated: R ("Mature Words for Mature Minds)