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

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Mean Streets of Sherman Oaks



Hey Dude, my recent binge of The Sopranos wakes me up and reminds me of the time that Richie Aprile cut in front me at the Jamba Juice in Sherman Oaks.

CHARACTERS: Sweet Leaf, Michael Imperioli (Christopher), James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano), Lorraine Bracco (Dr. Melfi), Edie Falco (Carmela), Little Steven (Silvio), David Proval (Richie), Martin Scorsese

TV/FILMS: Goodfellas, The Americans, Mean Streets, Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

LOCATIONS: Rose Bowl, Dodger Stadium, DTLA, Pacific Ocean, San Gabriel Mountains, San Fernando Valley

STUFF: HBO, sexism, racism, consciousness, mafia genre

SOUNDS: birds, cars, crows

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Richie Googled" shot on my iPhone5

RECORDED: July 19, 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)

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

20 Summers Ago


Hey Dude, a trip to Palm Springs takes me back to the summer of 1999 when I learned I had cancer on the same day The Phantom Menace was released. Also a cool online interaction with John Lurie ties the call together.

CHARACTERS: Doctor Dolittle, Garry Paskwietz, Lance Armstrong, John Lurie

LOCATIONS: Palm Springs, La Quinta, Blaze Pizza, Vista Theater, Los Feliz

FILM/TV/MUSIC: The Road Runner, Risky Business, Star Wars, The Phantom Menace, Lounge Lizards, Down by Law, Stranger Than Paradise, Fishing with John

STUFF: roadrunner, locust, Ray-Bans, Sanuk film-flops, Dodgers, Vanity Fair, St. Christopher charm, Tour de France

SOUNDS: birds, dogs, woodpecker

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Secret Patio" shot on Marisol's iPhone5s

RECORDED: June 25, 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, June 08, 2019

The Dude's Magic Sweater



Hey Dude, a bootleg photoshoot for a "podcast thing" leads me to wear my "Original Westerley" Pendleton sweater and tap intoThe Dude's mystical energy.

CHARACTERS: Sweet Leaf, Dracula, Dr. David Viscott, Frasier, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Quentin Tarantino, Rock Star

LOCATIONS: Descanso Gardens, Park Bench Deli, Macy's

STUFF: head shot, selfie, robe, cape, comic book crowd, vampire, People Magazine, L.A. Times, pop culture,

FILMS: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Cannes Film Festival, The Big Lebowski

SOUNDS: motorcycle, cars, echo, beard

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "The Dude's Magic Sweater" shot on Marisol's iPhone5s

RECORDED: June 7, 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, May 29, 2019

Rosebud in S-Town



Hey Dude, I finally listened to S-Town as inspiration for my epic L.A. noir-style family history podcast. I also compare and contrast my rejection letters from American Public Media and This American Life.

CHARACTERS: "Tricky Dick" Nixon, "Wild Bill" Clinton, Red Tie Dude, Bertolt Brecht, Mickey Cohen, Howard Hughes, D.J. Bonebrake, Lenny Bruce, Ira Glass, Julie Snyder, Dan Klass

PODCASTS: Slow Burn, Serial, To Live and Die in L.A., Dirty John

LOCATIONS: Rose Bowl, Los Angeles, West Coast, Altadena Library

FILMS: Godfather II, L.A. Confidential, Citizen Kane

SONGS: Tangled Up in Blue, United States of Whatever

STUFF: fireworks, audio novel, Joan Anderson Letter, FBI, Red Scare, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, Beat Generation, analog, it

SOUNDS: birds, cars, fly, dogs, chickens, airplane, wind, palm trees

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Zane's Spring Palms and Birdbath" shot on my iPhone5

RECORDED: May 27, 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, May 25, 2019

Little Red VW Bug Tales: Tomboy and the Bombshell (Meltdown)



Hey Dude, the end of my relationship with the Tomboy sends me into dark tunnel of despair and ultimately to the edge of the cliff...literally.

LOCATIONS: Reseda, Laurel Canyon, Burbank, Yosemite, Tuolumne Meadows, Camp Curry, Happy Isles, Vernal Fall, Nevada Fall,Half Dome, Mist Trail, Glendale, San Fernando Road, Millard Canyon Fall

STUFF: Garden of Eden, arm wrestle, bootie call, payphone, VW Bug, Jaguar, rebirth, podcasting, Podcasting Hall of Fame

SOUNDS: birds, cars, fly, dogs, chickens, airplane, wind, palm trees

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Millard Canyon Mining Tunnel" shot on my iPhone5

RECORDED: May 24, 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.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Little Red VW Bug Tales: Tomboy and the Bombshell (Bombshell)



Anyways Dude, I riff on how I met the off the charts "Bombshell" at my church and the magic of the cabin up in Laurel Canyon, as the story chugs its way towards the final meltdown.

CHARACTERS: Joseph Campbell, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Debbie Harry, Michelle Pfeiffer, Marilyn Monroe, Jakob Dylan, Jackson Browne, John Hughes

LOCATIONS: Burbank, Van Nuys, Reseda, Ventura Blvd., West Valley, New York City

STUFF: booty call, UU Church, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Echo in the Canyon, hypnosis

SONGS: Blowin' in the Wind, Free Fallin', Tangled Up in Blue, Heart of Glass

SOUNDS: wind, palm trees, cars, birds, crows

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Debbie and Michelle" shot on my iPhone5

RECORDED: May 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.

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Little Red VW Bug Tales: Tomboy and the Bombshell (Tomboy)



Hey Dude, on a moody day I remember my "Tomboy" girlfriend, who I worked with at a creepy cluster of used bookstores on the edge of Glendale. I also allude to the "Bombshell" and the crooked road to the impending meltdown.

CHARACTERS: Christopher Reeve

LOCATIONS: Burbank, Glendale, San Fernando Road, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Eagle Rock, West Valley, Laurel Canyon,

STUFF: Arroyo Seco, Ford F-150, 134 Freeway, Superman (1978), booty call, UU Church, LAX

SOUNDS: Birds

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "After a Spring Rain at Zane's" shot on my iPhone5

RECORDED: May 7, 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.

Friday, May 03, 2019

Little Red VW Bug Tales: Tomboy and the Bombshell (Locations)



Hey Dude, I get back on track by tripping on the story's main locations including the little rundown house, the cavernous used bookstore, the UU Church and the magical cabin in Laurel Canyon.

LOCATIONS: Burbank, Glendale, San Fernando Road, West Valley, Laurel Canyon, Sunset Strip

SOUNDS: wind, palm trees, planes, birds, muscle car

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Zane's Palms and More Yellow Flowers" shot on my iPhone5

RECORDED: May 2, 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, April 24, 2019

Bittersweet Days of My Life



Hey Dude, I sing the praises of the Days of My Life podcast which takes me back to my old LA Podcasters days with my fellow solo storytelling podcasters.

PODCASTERS: Aidan Wheller, Dan Klass, Tim Coyne, Cush

PLACES: Los Angeles, England, University of Cambridge, Liverpool

SOUNDS: wind, palm trees, planes, birds

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Zane's Palms and Yellow Flowers" shot on my iPhone5

RECORDED: April 23, 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.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Little Red VW Bug Tales: Red Headed Stranger


Hey Dude, I recall my VW Bug's leaky roof and my disastrous relationship with a fancy redhead who's previous boyfriend drove a Jaguar.

PEOPLE: Tim Coyne

PLACES: The Valley, Los Feliz, Oakwood Apartments, Cahuenga Pass, Warner Bros., Universal Studios, South Bay

THINGS: monk, celibacy, 1992, Taoism, Chi, sunroof, Unitarian Universalism, popcorn ceiling, Thanksgiving, "Detachable Penis" (song)

SOUNDS: wind, palm trees, planes, birds

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Zane's Spring Palms and Ice Plants" shot on my iPhone5

RECORDED: April 14, 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, April 06, 2019

Little Red VW Bug Tales: Church Camp Hot Tub



Hey Dude, I riff on my "Little Red VW Bug" and the time I drove it up into the mountains for a singles weekend at my church's camp with it's infamous hot tub.

PEOPLE: Jane Alexander

PLACES: Eagle Rock, Burbank, Hollywood, Santa Monica

THINGS: VW Rabbit, Chevy Chevette, VW Bug, The Recycler, Unitarian Universalism, 1960s, 1970s, L.A. Riots

SOUNDS: wind, palm trees, car horns, birds

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "1972 Red VW Bug" shot on my iPhone5

RECORDED: April 4, 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, March 24, 2019

Bowie Rolls a J for Me and Bobby D



Hey Dude, I had a crazy dream I was at a party up in Laurel Canyon during the 1970's where David Bowie rolled a joint for me and Bob Dylan.

PEOPLE/MUSICIANS: Harry Houdini, Jim Morrison

PLACES: The Valley, Ventura Blvd, Mulholland Drive, Sunset Strip, Hollywood, New York City

THINGS: Laurel Canyon Country Store, VW Bug, shake, shapeshifter

SONGS/MUSIC: Folk Scene in Laurel Canyon, "America", "Heroes", Concert for New York City, "Song for Bob Dylan"

SOUNDS: birds, airplanes, palm trees, motorcycles, wind, cars, dogs

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Bowie and Dylan" shot on my iPhone5

RECORDED: March 23, 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, March 16, 2019

Keep on Truckin'



Hey Dude, after both my little 1995 Toyota pickup and the country were rear-ended back in November of 2016, I finally bought a "new" 2005 Ford Ranger to help me get back on track.

PEOPLE: Freakin' Trump

PLACES: Longo Toyota, El Monte, North Hollywood, North Hollywood High, Uganda, Dallas, USC, Los Angeles County Music Center

THINGS: 2016 Election, football, baseball, airbags, zombie, WWII, warbirds, propellers, Corsair, Toyota Tacoma, hens teeth, Time Warner Cable, Lyft, Subaru, Film Noir, AAA

SOUNDS: squirrels, palm trees, motorcycles, wind, sirens, dogs

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Work Trucks" shot on my iPhone5

RECORDED: February 22, 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.

Friday, March 08, 2019

It's Free with D.J. Bonebrake (Revisited)


To mark my 10th anniversary of podcasting, I revisit my storytelling past and then proudly present my old "It's Free" story with a new drum score by D.j. Bonebrake.

Recorded March 30, 2015 in my pop-up studio in the observation room of the Zane Grey Estate in beautiful Altadena, California.

All stories are written and performed by Lance Anderson. Theme music composed and performed by D.j. Bonebrake.

Produced and confected by Marisol Martinez and Lance Anderson. "D.j., Lance and Ira" shot on my iPhone 3G.

Running Time: 43:40 / File: 40.3 MB / Rated: R


Monday, March 04, 2019

Dudeism on the Radio Highway



Hey Dude, I tearfully recount Stan Hillas' celebration of life where I had to call upon my inner Dudeist priest to help lead the ceremony.

ARTISTS: The Beatles, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Joe Frank, (DJ) Peter Hillas, Lenny Bruce, Jim Morrison, Spalding Gray, The Dude, Jim Rueland

PLACES: Glendale, Guitar Center, South Pasadena, Descanso Gardens

THINGS: baseball, soccer, karma, Dudeism, Pendleton, Westerly Sweater, Shamanism, The Little Prince, Irish Music

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "The Dude and Stan on the RadioHwy" shot on my iPhone5

SOUNDS: palm trees, wind, birds, jet airplane

RECORDED: March 3, 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.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Lost on the Radio Highway



The sudden passing of my longtime friend and collaborator, the artist and musician Stan Hillas, leaves me feeling lost and in shock.

PEOPLE: Jamie Kennedy, Leonard Cohen, Britney Spears, Joe Frank, Spalding Gray

PLACES: Hollywood, Eagle's Coffeehouse, North Hollywood, Raven Theatre, Santa Monica, Tarzana, Descanso Gardens, Twain's Coffee Shop, Coldwater Canyon, Ventura Blvd., Burbank

THINGS: Continental Cable, Media One, open mic, Calvin and Hobbes

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Palm Brothers at Descanso" shot on my iPhone5

SOUNDS: palm trees, wind, dogs

RECORDED: February 24, 2019 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena, California

DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly present rough, raw and ragged. Seasoned with salty language and ideas. Not for most people's taste. Please be advised.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Visions of Lance in the Rain



Hey Dude, I howl like a wounded animal searching for other solo personal narrative podcasts. Then an old North Hollywood High School classmate reminds me of my weird connections to Lance Armstrong.

PODCASTERS: LA Podcasters, Dan Klass, Cush, Tim Coyne, Libsyn, Elsie Escobar

MUSICIANS: Sheryl Crow

SONGS: "Steve McQueen"

PLACES: Millie's

THINGS: Jeopardy, Tour de France

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Observation Deck in the Rain" shot on my iPhone5

SOUNDS: Rain

RECORDED: February 15, 2019 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena, California

DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly present rough, raw and ragged. Seasoned with salty language and ideas. Not for most people's taste. Please be advised.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

"Your Grandmother Loved Sam Cooke"



Hey Dude, while having lunch with my dad at the Smoke House to celebrate my mom's birthday, I mentioned that I watched the Sam Cooke documentary, which unlocked a few clues about my mysterious grandmother.

PEOPLE: Charles Kuralt

MUSICIANS: Bob Dylan

SONGS: You Send Me, Blowin' in the Wind, A Change is Gonna Come

PLACES: Warner Bros., Camarillo State Mental Institution, Burbank

THINGS: CBS Sunday Morning, Rhythm and Blues, Civil Rights, Mob, saxophone, flapper, Jazz Age, Pick's Disease

PHOTO: "My Sax Playing Grandmother" shot on my iPhone5

SOUNDS: Cool Jazz, dogs, birds

RECORDED: February 11, 2019 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena, California

DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly present rough, raw and ragged. Seasoned with salty language and ideas. Not for most people's taste. Please be advised

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Cheez Whiz Critic



Hey Dude, an unguarded moment on my mom's birthday allows an anonymous critic to land a body blow, so I throw a haymaker of my own with the help of Bob Dylan and my dad.

PEOPLE: Trump, James Jeffries, Gorgeous George, Ira Glass

WRITERS/MUSICIANS: Johnny Depp, Scott Warmuth, Ernest Hemingway, Woody Guthrie, Ramblin' Jack Elliott

PLACES: Jeffries Barn, Burbank, Dinkytown, Minneapolis

THINGS: snowflakes, demolition derby, Chronicles Volume One, Serial, podcast, New Yorker, podcasters

PHOTOS: "Mustard and the Moon at Dusk" shot on my iPhone5

RECORDED: February 9, 2019 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena, California

DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly present rough, raw and ragged. Seasoned with salty language and ideas. Not for most people's taste. Please be advised.

Friday, February 08, 2019

Podcast Artwork


Hey Dude, I take a moment to remember my mom on the eve of her birthday. Then I riff on how cool podcast artwork and the quality of the show are related.

PEOPLE/ARTISTS: Tim & Emile Bourquin, Michael W. Geoghegan, Bob Dylan, "John in the UK", Dan Klass, Krissy Tee, Grace Duncan, Christopher Reeve, Heath Ledger, Adam Levine

PODCASTS: Verge of the Fringe, New York Said, Beyond and Back Podcast, Scary Stories Podcast

SONGS/MUSIC: Every Grain of Sand, Christian rock

PLACES: Descanso Gardens, Orange County, United Kingdom, Anaheim, Angel Stadium, Los Angeles, Dodger Stadium, San Gabriel Mountains

SPORTS/TEAMS: Angels, Liverpool FC, Dodgers, Super Bowl

THINGS: podcasting, LA Podcasters, Portable Media and Podcast Expo, branding, indie podcasts, vintage pin-up, antenna TV, oasis

SOUNDS: crows, helicopters, squirrels, sirens, wind

PHOTO: "Verge of a Business Card" shot on my iPhone5

RECORDED: February 7, 2019 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena, California

DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly present rough, raw and ragged. Seasoned with salty language and ideas. Not for most people's taste. Please be advised.

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Analog Day



Hey Dude, the relentless rain knocked out my power, so I went analog for the day, writing my novel with a fountain pen and time traveling back to the 20th century.

PEOPLE: Zane Grey

PLACES: Sonoma, Humboldt

THINGS: Podcast, Podcasting, oak tree, #LArain, novel, composition book, "Murder Mountain", NPR, KPCC, The Takeaway, digital recorder, Generation X, rotary phone

PET: Sweet Leaf

RECORDED: February 4, 2019 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena, California

DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly present rough, raw and ragged. Seasoned with salty language and ideas. Not for most people's taste. Please be advised.

Friday, February 01, 2019

Dream Gardeners



Hey Dude, I'm planning on re-recording my best stories from the early days of Verge of the Fringe, so I turned to my old buddies from Reed to help me realize my dreams.

PEOPLE: Krissy Tee

MUSICIANS/BANDS: Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Matt Lazarus, John Bird, The Gluey Brothers, Jim Goulden

PODCASTS: Beyond and Back Podcast, Scary Stories Podcast, Love + Radio

PLACES: Altadena Library, Glassell Park, South Los Angeles, North of Victory

THINGS: #LArain, podcasting, coyotes, rock 'n' roll, dreams, commune, winter garden

PETS: Sweet Leaf, Rizzo & Jett

PHOTO: Zane's Winter Garden shot with my iPhone5

RECORDED: January 31, 2019 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena, California

DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly present rough, raw and ragged. Seasoned with salty language and ideas. Not for most people's taste. Please be advised.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Millie's Memories


Hey Dude, this morning I went to Millie's in Pasadena, which took me on a trip back in a time to my younger, hipper days in the late 90s, when I lived in Echo Park and was a regular at the "Original" Millie's on Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake.

PEOPLE: Keith Morris, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman

BANDS: Black Flag, Circle Jerks

PLACES: Spaceland, Lumpy Gravy, Disneyland, California Adventure, Alcatraz, Santa Barbara, Redwoods, The Haunted Mansion

THINGS: Seinfeld, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Performance Art

SOUNDS: siren

PHOTO: "Millie's Memories" shot with my iPhone5. No Filter.

RECORDED: January 28, 2019 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena, California

DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly present rough, raw and ragged. Seasoned with salty language and ideas. Not for most people's taste. Please be advised.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

See How We Are


Hey Dude, a rough week makes me feel sad and lonely after the loss of my old friend Garry Paskwietz, the end of my storytelling gig at the Altadena Library and the profound arrogance of some podcasters on Facebook.

PEOPLE: Trump, Dr. David Viscott, Elsie Escobar

BANDS: X, Traveling Wilburys

SONGS: See How We Are, Congratulations

PLACES: USC

THINGS: Storytelling, Podcasting, NPR, This American Life, Snap Judgement, The Moth

SOUNDS: Wild Parrots

PHOTO: "Lonely Path at Descanso Gardens" shot with my iPhone5. No Filter.

RECORDED: January 25, 2019 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena, California

DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly present rough, raw and ragged. Seasoned with salty language and ideas. Not for most people's taste. Please be advised.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Raging Bull of the Lost Ark

Hey Dude, a cool question on Twitter forces me to choose between the 80's films: Aliens, Raging Bull, Platoon and Blade Runner. Which reminds me of the time Chef Ben Ford introduced me to Indiana Jones

PEOPLE/ACTORS: Sigourney Weaver, Charlie Sheen, Wiilem Dafoe, Tom Berenger, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Joe Pesci, Harrison Ford

FILMS: Deer Hunter, Star Trek, Star Wars, American Graffiti, Raiders of the Lost Ark

PLACES: Vietnam, Los Angeles, Studio City Theatre, Universal Studios

THINGS: Subterranean Homesick Blues, Wolf Moon, @80sThen80sNow, Sci-Fi, Russian Roulette, Porsche 911, fedora

SOUNDS: wind, palms

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

DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly present rough, raw and ragged. Seasoned with salty language and ideas. Not for most people's taste. Please be advised.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

James Marshall's Slacker Doppelganger

Hey Dude, I left you a message about the time I saw"A Few Good Men"inSanta Monicaand people thought I wasJames MarshallfromTwin Peaks.

[BONUS EPISODE: Recovered from the Verge of the Fringe storage unit] Recorded September 8, 2017 on the observation deck of theZane GreyEstate in beautifulAltadena, California. Proudly presented raw, unedited and in one take.

PEOPLE/CHARACTERS:D.J. Bonebrake,David Lynch,Laura Palmer,Jack Nicholson,Tom Hanks,Tom Cruise,Al Pacino,Robert De Niro,James Marshall,James Hurley,

PLACES:The Desert,Third Street Promenade,Santa Monica,Upfront Comedy Showcase

THINGS/MOVIES/TV:Twin Peaks,Definitive Gold Box Edition,Slice of Lynch,Fire Walk With Me,A Few Good Men,wild parrots,Born on the Fourth of July,Risky Business,the number 7,Mr. Show,The Californians

Running Time:13:21

File Size: 12.9MB

Rated: R (Salty Language and Ideas)

Gear: raw audio recorded on a Marantz PMD620 and "James and Lance" shot on my "new" iPhone 5.

Warning: "Verge of the Fringe where Lance Anderson tells anecdotes with stunning fragmented and cluttered feeling." ~Hanna FahlofDagens Nyheters(Google translation of Sweden's daily newspaper)

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Humboldt Daze


Hey Dude, a winter storm in Los Angeles and the documentary Murder Mountain remind me of our "daze" up at Humboldt State, the Minor Theatre and ice cold Sierra Nevada on tap.

PEOPLE: The Dude

PLACES: Humboldt, Alderpoint, Los Angeles, Arcata, Minor Theatre, Sonoma State

THINGS: answering machine, Netflix, Hulu, True Crime, Serial, Podcasting, Murder Mountain, Victorian house, novel

SOUNDS: chainsaw, crows

RECORDED: January 16, 2019 on the observation deck at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena, California

DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly present rough, raw and ragged. Seasoned with salty language and ideas. Not for most people's taste. Please be advised.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Shaggy George Clooney Story (Revisited)


A hopelessly out of date story, where I recall my old NoHo Arts District days, mostly spent with a rebound girlfriend, and our brush with George Clooney. In the end, she was right and I'm the fool.

[BONUS EPISODE: Recovered from the Verge of the Fringe storage unit.] Recorded January 4, 2014 on the third floor balcony of theZane Grey Estate with the Marantz PMD620. "Paty's Google" with my iPhone

21:06 / 20 MB Rated: R (Mature Language, Themes and Ideas).

Please be advised: Not for all tastes.

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Shout-outs and Secrets


Hey Dude, I give love to the podcasters who prop up this one man band of a podcast. Also I share a secret link to a "quickie" story about my first girlfriend.

SHOUT-OUTS: Evo Terra, Grant Baciocco, Elsie Escobar, Scary Stories Podcast, Beyond and Back Podcast, Libsyn, New York Said, Fears and Desires, Colin (Do Tell Ray), "What Waffles"

SECRETS: Love + Radio, "Christy Canyon"

MENTIONS: Podcast Hall of Fame, Canva, LA Podcasters, She Podcasts, Allison Anders, Larry David, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Stormy Daniels, MySpace, method acting, Ray Oldhafer, Sierra Nevada

SECRET LINK: "No, I Didn't Even Kiss Her" (Quickie Edition)

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

DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly present rough, raw and ragged. Seasoned with salty language and ideas. Not for most people's taste. Please be advised.