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Requiem for the Original LA Podcasters

Verge of the Dude

Release Date: 11/27/2019

My Four Favorite Filmmakers show art My Four Favorite Filmmakers

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Hey Dude, I trip on the mystical magic of the artist with a little help from Carroll O'Connor and Dick Cavett.

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Hey Dude, I riff and ramble about taking a second crack at the "podcast novel" using a new program that might really tie the room together.

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Hey Dude, I express my deep love for the TV show Columbo after watching "pioneer of American cinema" John Cassavetes guest star alongside his friend and collaborator Peter Falk.

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A Shaggy Passage to India show art A Shaggy Passage to India

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Hey Dude, I ramble about my "fans" in Pakistan back in the year 2000 and my excitement about my new surge of listeners in India. 

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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