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Tiny Sparks of Joy

Verge of the Dude

Release Date: 01/04/2020

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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Lost Chain Link Channel show art Lost Chain Link Channel

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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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The King of Summer Tours show art The King of Summer Tours

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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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Don Crackpot show art Don Crackpot

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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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Bittersweet Sixteen show art Bittersweet Sixteen

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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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Stage Time 1988 show art Stage Time 1988

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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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Archie Bunker and the Magic of Art show art Archie Bunker and the Magic of Art

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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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The Lonesome Podcaster (Original Scroll) show art The Lonesome Podcaster (Original Scroll)

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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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Cassavetes on Columbo show art Cassavetes on Columbo

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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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Hey Dude, our impending move from Zane's forces us into a deep dive of downsizing. Only the sparks of joy are spared as we hatch our plan to ride the climate change wave in a tiny home.

CHARACTERS: Zane Grey, Bryce Langston, Marie Kondo, David Letterman, Marc Maron, Adam Carolla, Dan Klass

LOCATIONS: Pasadena, Rose Bowl, Saigon, New Zealand, Las Vegas, Australia, Full Circle Thrift Shop, Echo Mountain, Mount Lowe

MEDIA: Living Big in a Tiny Home, podcasting, Serial, Survivor, Tinder, podcast feed

STUFF: Rose Bowl Parade, Rose Bowl Game, B-2 Stealth Bomber, Goodyear Blimp, tiny homes, container homes, Lego, 2014, 2004, climate change, tinder, half moon, migration, 19th century, 20th century

SOUNDS: coyote, dogs

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Above The Rose Bowl Game" shot on my "new" iPhone6 

RECORDED: January 3, 2020 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