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Yosemite Fool's Gold

Verge of the Dude

Release Date: 08/14/2020

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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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

Verge of the Dude

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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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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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, I riff and ramble about the time my dad and I dodged a bullet up in California Gold Rush country.

PEOPLE: Tom Bopp

PLACES: Zane Grey Estate, Yukon, Alaska, California Gold Rush Country, Yosemite, Mariposa, Oakhurst, Wawona, Central Valley

THINGS: Yukon Gold, El Capitan, Half Dome, California State Route 49, California State Route 140, California State Route 41, Ozark

SOUNDS: cat drinking fountain 

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Gateway to Yosemite" via Google shot on my "new" iPhone6

RECORDED: August 13, 2020 in the new "Bohemian Bootleg Studio" in AltadenaCalifornia 

GEAR: Sony ICD PX370 digital voice recorder internal 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.