Friday, November 05, 2021

A Year of Living Without Drinking

Hey Dude, on the Day of the Dead I quietly celebrated a year without drinking. Meanwhile a random 50,000-Watt punch to the gut leads to a new lease on life.

QUOTE: "Never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the drum."


PEOPLE: Chris Lambert, Kristin Smart, Robert Towne, Spalding Gray, Jack Kerouac

PLACES: Walter Reed Junior High, Notre Dame High School, North Hollywood High School

THINGS: circus, 2020 Election, Day of the Dead, baseball, Your Own Backyard Podcast, Radio, Dodgers, Opening Day, 50,000-Watts, quicksand, Back to the Future, playwright, Monster in a Box, On the Road, The Sun Also Rises, MacGuffin, Rosebud, AA, 12-Steps

SOUNDS: crow, necklace charms, jet, footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, wind, propeller airplane, helicopter.

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Enchanted Lance at Descanso" via Marisol's iPhone XS

RECORDED: November 4, 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.