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.