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Crazy Heart for Jeff Bridges

Verge of the Dude

Release Date: 12/07/2019

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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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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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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