Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Summer of '79

 

Hey Dude, I reminisce about being a goofy 13-year-old during the Summer of 1979, and the time I made Molly Ringwald's stunning older sister Beth laugh at my expense.

AUDIO LINK

QUOTE: "OP shirt, corduroy pants / If you had feathered hair / You had half a chance" - Gluey Brothers

PEOPLE: Steve Schirripa, Michael Imperioli, Molly Ringwald, Bob Ringwald

PLACES: Walter Reed Junior High, Israel, Toluca Lake, Louisiana, Ventura & Laurel Canyon

THINGS: Summer, Labor Day, The Sopranos, Talking Sopranos Podcast, 1979, 1980, 1960's, 1970's, 1980's, Annie, Facts of Life, BMX bikes, 7-Eleven, Slurpee, interferon, 21st century, Sawdust Festival

SOUNDS: wind, footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, airplane, birds

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Beth Eyes" from the 1979 Walter Reed Junior High School yearbook, shot on my new iPhoneXS

RECORDED: September 6, 2021 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California

GEAR: Sony ICD PX370 digital voice recorder and Sony ECM CS3 "tie-clip" microphone.

HYPE: "It's a beatnik kinda literary thing in a podcast cloak of darkness." Timothy Kimo Brien (cohost on Podwreckedand host of Create Art Podcast)

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

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Erle Stanley Gardner's Dictaphone


Hey Dude, I riff about our new "barn" and the writing techniques of Erle Stanley Garner of Perry Mason fame.

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PEOPLE: Matthew Rhys, Al Matthews, Erle Stanley Gardner, Huell Howser, Caryl Chessman, Zane Grey

PLACES: Elixer Coffeehouse, Cahuenga Pass, Temecula

THINGS: iPhone XS, Perry Mason (HBO), California's Gold, dictaphone

SOUNDS: footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, helicopter, wind

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Barn by Marisol"

RECORDED: August 7, 2021 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California

GEAR: Sony ICD PX370 digital voice recorder and Sony ECM CS3 "tie-clip" microphone.

HYPE: "It's a beatnik kinda literary thing in a podcast cloak of darkness." Timothy Kimo Brien (cohost on Podwreckedand host of Create Art Podcast)

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

 


Sunday, June 27, 2021

My Four Favorite Filmmakers




 

Hey Dude, I answer your question about my four favorite filmmakers by listing their four best films. I also include plenty of tangents and a short list of honorable mentions.

QUOTE: "That movie was freakin' awesome."

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FILMMAKERS: Francis Ford Coppola, Eleanor Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen (DQ), Jim Jarmusch, Francois Truffaut, Stanley Kubrick, Sidney Lumet, Paddy Chayefsky, Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch

ACTORS/PERFORMERS: Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Harvey Keitel, Martin Sheen, Gene Hackman, Robert De Niro, Bob Hope, Nick Nolte, Rosanna Arquette, Jerry Lewis, Sandra Bernhard, David Letterman, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Faye Dunaway, Robert Duvall, Ned Beatty, Peter Finch, Paul Newman, Matt "Money" Smith, Diane Keaton

FILMS: The Godfather & Part II (Part III), Apocalypse Now, Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmakers Apocalypse, The Conversation, The Outsiders, Rumble Fish, One from the Heart, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Life Lessons, New York Stories, The King of Comedy, Goodfellas, Stranger Than Paradise, Down By Law, Shoot The Piano Player, 400 Blows, Jules and Jim, Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico, Network, The Verdict, Cool Hand Luke, The Hustler, Blue Velvet, Eraserhead, Inland Empire, The Straight Story, Mulholland Drive, Twin Peaks, Twin Peaks: The Return

PLACES: Hollywood Burbank Airport, Humboldt State University

THINGS: Lucha Libre, KCBS-TV, HBO

SOUNDS: footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, airplanes, helicopter, birds

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Podcast Show Notes Book"

RECORDED: June 25, 2021 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California

GEAR: Sony ICD PX370 digital voice recorder and Sony ECM CS3 "tie-clip" microphone.

HYPE: "It's a beatnik kinda literary thing in a podcast cloak of darkness." Timothy Kimo Brien (cohost on Podwrecked and host of Create Art Podcast)

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

Friday, June 11, 2021

Lost Chain Link Channel

 

Hey Dude, I was on my daily walk "feelin' groovy" while thinking about the poetic writings of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, when all of a sudden I narrowly escaped a random act of violence.

QUOTE: "That can kill your buzz."

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SINGERS/SONGWRITERS/SONGS: "Feelin' Groovy", Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, "Diamonds and Rust", Judy Collins, Bruce Springsteen, The Replacements, "I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts"

PODCASTERS/PODCASTS: JFK The Enduring Secret, Crackpot Podcast, Lost Hills, Dana Goodyear, Ben Adair, LA Podcasters, NPR, PRX

PLACES: Burbank, Los Angeles, LA County, Malibu, New York City, Washington Elementary School

THINGS: Kennedy Center Awards, Springsteen on Broadway, Variety, Dodger Talk, Bruce Springsteen: From My Home to Yours, Navy, UFO, "Don't Look Back"

SOUNDS: necklace, footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, cars, airplane, birds

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Chain Link Flood Channel"

RECORDED: June 10, 2021 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California

GEAR: Sony ICD PX370 digital voice recorder and Sony ECM CS3 "tie-clip" microphone.

HYPE: "It's a beatnik kinda literary thing in a podcast cloak of darkness." Timothy Kimo Brien (cohost on Podwrecked and host of Create Art Podcast)

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 29, 2021

The King of Summer Tours

 


Hey Dude, on Bob Dylan's 80th birthday I listened to the Petros and Money Show and was reminded about the time I met Bruce Dern and gave him a bag of handmade keychains.

QUOTE: "I was a bootleg part of the show."

AUDIO FILE

PEOPLE: Bob Dylan, Petros Papadakis, Matt "Money" Smith, Vic "The Brick" Jacobs, Ronnie Facio

PLACES: Long Beach, Atlantic City, Leo Carrillo State Park, The Smoke House

FILMS/FILMMAKERS: Bruce Dern, True Grit, The King of Marvin Gardens, Jack Nicholson, Black Sunday, Laura Dern, Big Little Lies, Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, Coming Home, Roger Corman, The Trip, Peter Fonda, Decades

THINGS: Dodgers Radio, The Petros and Money Show, monologist, Tempest

SOUNDS: wind, birds, footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, airplane

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Bruce Dern and Lance (Arrow)"

RECORDED: May 27, 2021 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California

GEAR: Sony ICD PX370 digital voice recorder and Sony ECM CS3 "tie-clip" microphone.

HYPE: "It's a beatnik kinda literary thing in a podcast cloak of darkness." Timothy Kimo Brien (cohost on Podwrecked and host of Create Art Podcast)

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

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Don Crackpot

 

Hey Dude, while listening to a lot of mystery and conspiracy style podcasts, I've uncovered a host who has never seen the Godfather Part II.

QUOTE: "It's like saying you've never seen Star Wars."

AUDIO LINK

PEOPLE: The Black Dahlia, Howard Hughes, Scott Warmuth, Bob Dylan, JFK, RFK, Robert Maheu, Fidel Castro, Lee Harvey Oswald

PLACES: Sunset Blvd., Cuba, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Soviet Union

PODCASTS: Root of Evil, RFK Tapes, Crackpot Podcast

FILMS/FILMMAKERS: Mission Impossible, Godfather Part II, Al Pacino

THINGS: Watergate, FBI, CIA, Mafia, Citizen Hughes

SOUNDS: wind, birds, footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, car horn

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Citizen Hughes"shot on my iPhone6

RECORDED: April 16, 2021 from the "Garden Cafe" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California

GEAR: Sony ICD PX370 digital voice recorder and Sony ECM CS3 "tie-clip" microphone.

HYPE: "It's a beatnik kinda literary thing in a podcast cloak of darkness." Timothy Kimo Brien (cohost on Podwrecked and host of Create Art Podcast)

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



Tuesday, March 09, 2021

Bittersweet Sixteen

 

Hey Dude, on my 16th anniversary of podcasting I remember my long lost buddy Joe and his tragic passing. I also trip on the brutal Allen v Farrow documentary.

QUOTE: "I'm ready to chase after Spalding Gray."

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PEOPLE: Woody Allen, Dylan Farrow, Ronan Farrow, Rat Pack, Spalding Gray, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, David Letterman

PLACES: Hollywood Burbank Airport, Universal City

THINGS: podcasting, Allen v Farrow, HBO, Vanity Fair, Healthy Human, Hanna-Barbera, Kinko's

SOUNDS: birds, footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, airplane, canteen

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Burbank Foothills from the Lookout Chair" Burbank, California

RECORDED: March 8, 2021 from the "Lookout Chair" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California

GEAR: Sony ICD PX370 digital voice recorder and Sony ECM CS3 "tie-clip" microphone.

HYPE: "It's a beatnik kinda literary thing in a podcast cloak of darkness." Timothy Kimo Brien (cohost on Podwrecked and host of Create Art Podcast)

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

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Stage Time 1988


Hey Dude, while working with my cousin on our future podcast, I was reminded of the time I did stand-up comedy at a family party.

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QUOTE: "I'm mortified."

PEOPLE: stand-up comic

PLACES: Greenwich Village, Los Angeles, South Bay, Long Beach

THINGS: Descript, GargeBand, Audacity

SOUNDS: birds, footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, airplane

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Family Stage Time" shot on my "new" iPhone6

RECORDED: January 30, 2021 on the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California

GEAR: Sony ICD PX370 digital voice recorder and Sony ECM CS3 "tie-clip" microphone.

HYPE: "It's a beatnik kinda literary thing in a podcast cloak of darkness." Timothy Kimo Brien (cohost on Podwrecked and host of Create Art Podcast)

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