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)

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

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.