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