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Howard Hughes and The Americans

Verge of the Dude

Release Date: 06/01/2022

Remembering Thomas, Vin and Olivia show art Remembering Thomas, Vin and Olivia

Verge of the Dude

Hey Dude, I fondly reflect on the passing of our beloved cat Thomas, the great Vin Scully, and the luminous Olivia Newton-John.  I also find time to whine about not making it on the radio. QUOTE: "A tear welled up in his left eye." PEOPLE: , , , , , , , , , , , , PLACES: , , , , , , , RADIO/PODCASTS: , , , , , , , THINGS: , , , , , , , , SOUNDS: footsteps, gravel path, cars, train, GENRE: , , PHOTO: "Thomas' Last Day in the Garden" by Marisol on her RECORDED: August 9, 2022 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the in ,  GEAR: Sony ICD PX370 digital voice recorder...

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Verge of the Dude

Hey Dude, I riff and ramble about Howard Hughes and his dirty fingerprints all over the 20th century. I also admit to going on a 48 hour binge of The Americans.  QUOTE: "Another time, another dime." PEOPLE: , , , , , , , , , , PLACES: , , , , THINGS: , , , , , TV/FILM: , , , , , , , SOUNDS: footsteps, gravel path, jet, birds, GENRE: , , PHOTO: "Shoreline Village Chimes" RECORDED: May 29, 2022 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the in ,  GEAR: Sony ICD PX370 digital voice recorder and Sony ECM CS3 "tie-clip" microphone. HYPE: "It's a beatnik kinda literary thing...

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Radio Killed the Podcasting Star show art Radio Killed the Podcasting Star

Verge of the Dude

Hey Dude, while listening to KPCC on the radio, I heard a mashup episode of Snap Judgement and Love + Radio, featuring Nick van der Kolk interviewing Glynn Washington. The whole thing made me trip on the blurred lines between podcasting and radio. QUOTE: "I freakin' love radio." CHARACTERS: , , , , , , , , , , , SETTINGS: , , , , , PODCASTS/RADIO: , , , , , , , , , , , , , THINGS: , , , , , , , SOUNDS: footsteps, birds, jet, freeway, virgin cocktail, horn GENRE: , , PHOTO: "Wawona Podcast Studio" RECORDED: April 2, 2022 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the in , ...

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Hey Dude, I riff about the relative indifference to Jack Kerouac's 100th birthday by the popular culture, and how my 17th anniversary in podcasting was politely ignored. QUOTE: "He loves the word sad, I love the word sad." PEOPLE: , , , , , PLACES: , , , THINGS: , , , , , , , , SOUNDS: wind, jet, airplane, virgin cocktail, footsteps GENRE: , , PHOTO: "Here Comes the Sun" RECORDED: March 15, 2022 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the in ,  GEAR: Sony ICD PX370 digital voice recorder and Sony ECM CS3 "tie-clip" microphone. HYPE: "It's a beatnik kinda literary thing in a...

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Shia LaBeouf and his So Called Mom show art Shia LaBeouf and his So Called Mom

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Hey Dude, two years ago I was in a mad dash to pack my stuff to move out of the Zane Grey Estate, when suddenly actor Shia LaBeouf was standing in the middle of my messy studio apartment. QUOTE: "That's one hell of a mom!" PEOPLE: , , PLACES: , , THINGS: , , , , , , SOUNDS: wind, footsteps, gravel path, GENRE: , , PHOTO: "Three Burbank Palms" RECORDED: February 22, 2022 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the in ,  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...

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Joe Frank Experiment (Featuring Stan Hillas) show art Joe Frank Experiment (Featuring Stan Hillas)

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BONUS EPISODE: A few years ago, my late friend Stan Hillas and I were working on creating a piece about radio pioneer Joe Frank in a Joe Frank style. Set in the mid-90's, the story is about an old girlfriend, who along with her Julie Christie lookalike friend fantasized about meeting Joe Frank. Music and sound design by Stan Hillas. PEOPLE: , , , , , , PLACES: , , THINGS: , , , GENRE: , , PHOTO: Joe Frank Stan RECORDED: 2018? HYPE: "It's a beatnik kinda literary thing in a podcast cloak of darkness." Timothy Kimo Brien (cohost on and host of ) DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly presented rough,...

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A Year of Living Without Drinking show art A Year of Living Without Drinking

Verge of the Dude

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.

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Hey Dude, a bit of recognition for my photos by Descanso Gardens and The Arboretum paves the way for me to see Ira Glass in a new light, from "broken glass" to an arrow straight to the heart.

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Hey Dude, I reminisce about being a goofy 13-year-old during theĀ  Summer of 1979, and the time I made Molly Ringwald's stunning older sister Beth laugh at my expense.

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Hey Dude, I riff about our new "barn" and the writing techniques of Erle Stanley Garner of Perry Mason fame.

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Hey Dude, I riff and ramble about Howard Hughes and his dirty fingerprints all over the 20th century. I also admit to going on a 48 hour binge of The Americans. 

QUOTE: "Another time, another dime."

PEOPLE: Ray Liotta, Edward Albee, James Ellroy, Howard Hughes, JKF, RFK, Larry O'Brien, Richard Nixon, Robert Maheu, Blayney F. Matthews, J.L. Warner, Keri Russell

PLACES: Watergate Hotel, Iowa, California, Shoreline Village, Long Beach

THINGS: The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia, American Tabloid, Watergate, Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy, DNC, aviation

TV/FILM: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Licorice Pizza, The Sopranos, The Many Saints of Newark, The Americans, Mission Impossible, Warner Bros., Felicity

SOUNDS: footsteps, gravel path, jet, birds, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes 

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Shoreline Village Chimes" iPhone XS

RECORDED: May 29, 2022 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in BurbankCalifornia

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 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.