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Verge of the Dude

I leave rambling voice mail messages on my friend's answering machine and you get to hear them too. Proudly presented raw, unedited and in one take.

Tracks

Ode to Joan Baez
Hey Dude, the other night I watched the Joan Baez documentary "I Am a Noise" and it struck me to the core. My new found reverence for Joan Baez is beyond measure. Plus I couldn't think of my favorite singer's name...Brandi Carlile. QUOTE: "Madonna, not Madonna the performer. Madonna the Virgin Mary." PEOPLE: Norah Jones, Kacey Musgraves, Billie Eilish & Finneas, The Carpenters, The Go-Go's, Brandi Carlile, Lady Gaga, Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Madonna, Virgin Mary, Taylor Swift, Aretha Franklin, Adele, Mimi Fariña  PLACES: Laguna Beach, California, Los Angeles, Highland Park, Southern California, Altadena, Carmel, Woodside THINGS: The Go-Go's documentary, Seinfeld, Break Point, Netflix, I Am a Noise, civil rights, Quakers, pacifism, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame SOUNDS: plane, birds, footsteps, gravel path, Mimi,  Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes  GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal PHOTO: "Joan Baez Googled" shot with my iPhone XS RECORDED: March 18, 2024 on the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California 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.  
16:47 3/19/24
Going Viral
Hey Dude, I had a minor battle with COVID before I really went viral with a Star Wars post in a Generation X group on Facebook.  QUOTE: "A two-year-old has no context of anything..." PEOPLE: David Letterman PLACES: Hollywood Burbank Airport, Canada THINGS: COVID-19, vaccines, Star Wars, micro-generations, 1977, Substack, Generation X, 1965-1980, 1960, 1980, Facebook, History of Podcasting, Rocky SOUNDS: birds, footsteps, gravel path, plane,  Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes  GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal PHOTO: "Star Wars Viral" shot with my iPhone XS RECORDED: February 16, 2024 on the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California 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.
12:18 2/17/24
The Day After Christmas
Hey Dude, I left you a melancholy message about my crazy days before the holidays, along with a sad remembrance of my mom's last Christmas. QUOTE: "At least that's what I call the day after Christmas..." PEOPLE: Dean Whitbread, Doug Mcintyre  PLACES: England, Henry's Tacos, Ernie's Taco House, Casa Vega, El Coyote THINGS: Libsyn, Subaru, Outback, Crosstrek, Faberge egg, Christmas, Christmas Eve, "It's A Wonderful Life", redemption story, Boxing Day, Redeye Radio, KFI, New Years, IBM SOUNDS: wind, footsteps, gravel path, the 5 Freeway, birds, Ming-Ming,  Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes  GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal PHOTO: "First Christmas" from an original photo, shot with my iPhone XS RECORDED: December 28, 2023 from the "The Barn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California 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.
12:31 12/31/23
Spoken Word and Music at the Hong Kong Cafe
Hey Dude, the PBS documentary "The Chinatown Punk Wars" took me back in my mind to my best live performance at the Hong Kong Cafe. QUOTE: "I was totally free on stage." PEOPLE: The Dude, Karen Carpenter, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Keith Morris, John Doe PLACES: DTLA, Arts District, Al's Bar, Chinatown, Echo Park, Sunset Blvd., Millie's, Madame Wong's, Hong Kong Cafe THINGS: Generation X, Boomers, micro generation, Artbound, PBS, "The Chinatown Punk Wars", punk rock, Black Flag, Circle Jerks, new wave, podcasting, Kittens for Christian, industrial punk, spoken word, Thanksgiving SOUNDS: wind, footsteps, gravel path, the 5 Freeway, birds, Ming-Ming,  Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes  GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal PHOTO: "Hong Kong Palm" with my iPhone XS RECORDED: November 16, 2023 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California 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.
17:46 11/17/23
Rebel Without a Reunion
Hey Dude, the brewing storm inside my sobriety kept me from going to my North Hollywood High School "rebel reunion" for the class of 1984. I also riff on the weather. QUOTE: "The wind blowing kinda stirred my soul." PEOPLE: Sinéad O'Connor, Dean Whitbread PLACES: North Hollywood High School, Walter Reed Junior High School THINGS: Tropical Storm Hilary, History of Podcasting SOUNDS: wind, footsteps, gravel path, the 5 Freeway, knee pop, motorcycle, helicopter, birds,  Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes  GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal PHOTO: "Football Profile Pic" with my iPhone XS RECORDED: September 1, 2023 from the "Lavina Cafe" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California 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.
12:03 9/2/23
The GLOW of My Great Uncle's FBI File
Hey Dude, the FBI finally sent me the file on my Great Uncle Blayney. It's a 210 page mixed bag, but now I have a new angle to tell his story. I also recently binged GLOW and Ted Lasso.  QUOTE: "I'm not easy to work with, for sure." PEOPLE: Alison Brie, Marc Maron, Jason Sudeikis, Lester Holt, Blayney F. Matthews, Alan Ladd, Joseph Dougherty PLACES: Lowe's, Glassel Park, Eagle Rock, Warner Bros., Hollywood Burbank Airport THINGS: Netflix, HULU, GLOW, Ted Lasso, SNL, FBI, Los Angeles County District Attorney, draft board, Academy Awards SOUNDS: footsteps, gravel path, wind, plane, the 5 Freeway, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes  GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal PHOTO: "Cafe Revisited" with my iPhone XS RECORDED: July 21, 2023 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California 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.
13:20 7/22/23
Rebuilding My Engine
Hey Dude, my life has been a real jigsaw puzzle, slowly put back together this past month. Not only does my truck have a rebuilt engine, I may have found my voice...again. QUOTE: "At first I thought it was going to be a disaster, but in the end, it was perfect."  PEOPLE: Dean Whitbread, John in the UK, Father Time, Joseph Dougherty PLACES: Altadena Library, Bob Lucas Branch, Bob's Big Boy (Toluca Lake), Yosemite, Fresno, Oakhurst, Frazier Park, Los Angeles County, Bakersfield, Central Valley  THINGS: Ford Ranger Truck, History of Podcasting, Facebook, Podcast Movement  SOUNDS: footsteps, gravel path, wind, birds, plane, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes  GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal PHOTO: "Intro Pod Tweet" with my iPhone XS RECORDED: June 29, 2023 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California 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.
13:52 7/2/23
Star Wars Generation
Hey Dude, I riff on the idea of "micro-generations" and make the case that I'm at the center of my own private "Star Wars Generation" even though I'm really a Rocky guy. QUOTE: "The wheelhouse crowd for Star Wars..." PEOPLE/ACTORS: JFK, David Sheehan, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Sylvester Stallone, Christopher Walken PLACES: Sherman Oaks, North Hollywood High School FILM/TV: Brady Bunch, Star Wars, Rocky, Han Solo, American Graffiti, Phantom Menace, Shampoo, 1883, 1923, Yellowstone, Tulsa King THINGS: micro-generations, Generation X, baby boomers, millennials, JFK Assassination, moon landing, Watergate, analog, astronomy SOUNDS: birds, footsteps, gravel path, airplane, helicopter Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes  GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal PHOTO: "Google Star Wars and Rocky" with my iPhone XS RECORDED: February 5, 2023 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California 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.  
20:27 2/7/23
Inspired by Annie Lennox (and Friends)
Hey Dude, I was feeling deep blue until I saw a Facebook post from an old high school classmate, and later the video of Annie Lennox getting inducted into the Rock Hall. QUOTE: "Whenever I need to jump start my creativity, I watch it." PEOPLE: Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart, Eurythmics, Edge, U2, The Tourists, Freddie Mercury, Queen, David Bowie, Gina Gershon, Jennifer Tilly, Jack Kerouac PLACES: The Valley, North Hollywood High School, Wembley Stadium, Universe THINGS: ADU, Facebook, "California Girls", Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Story Salon, "Under Pressure", Showgirls, Bound, Thanksgiving SOUNDS: wind, birds, footsteps, gravel path, saw, dog bark, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes  GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal PHOTO: "Google Lennox and Bowie" with my iPhone XS RECORDED: November 22, 2022 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California 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.
11:39 11/27/22
Remembering Thomas, Vin and Olivia
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: Zane Grey, Vin Scully, Chick Hearn, Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, Jake Downey, John Rabe, John Doe, Petros Papadakis, Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Farrah Fawcett PLACES: Zane Grey Estate, Altadena, Burbank, Los Angeles, America, Dodger Stadium, Iowa, Pasadena City College RADIO/PODCASTS: KPCC, All Things Considered, Morning Edition, NPR, Radio, LAist Studios, Imperfect Paradise, Off-Ramp THINGS: Thomas (The Cat), pandemic, MLB All-Star Game, Facebook, Twitter, Dodgers, Lakers, Grease, If Not For You SOUNDS: footsteps, gravel path, cars, train, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes  GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal PHOTO: "Thomas' Last Day in the Garden" by Marisol on her iPhone XS RECORDED: August 9, 2022 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California 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.
17:08 8/10/22
Howard Hughes and The Americans
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 Burbank, California 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.
15:17 6/1/22
Radio Killed the Podcasting Star
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: Will Smith, Chris Rock, Nick van der Kolk, Glynn Washington, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Evo Terra, Tee Morris, Tim Coyne, Lightnin' Hopkins, Les Blank, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf SETTINGS: Wawona, Ukraine, Altadena, Los Angeles, The Brewery Art Colony, Barbara's at the Brewery PODCASTS/RADIO: Verge of the Fringe, Love + Radio, KPCC, Snap Judgement, Podcast Hall of Fame, Dawn and Drew, Keith and the Girl, Podcasting for Dummies, Podiobooks, Podcamp, Podcast Movement, National Public Radio, Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, SiriusXM THINGS: Kombucha, Motion Picture Academy, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Rough and Rowdy Ways, Every Grain of Sand, Blowin' in the Wind, Blues, Video Killed the Radio Star SOUNDS: Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes footsteps, birds, jet, freeway, virgin cocktail, horn GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal PHOTO: "Wawona Podcast Studio" iPhone XS RECORDED: April 2, 2022 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California 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.    
18:46 4/4/22
Kerouac 100, Anderson 17
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: Jack Kerouac, Truman Capote, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Doors, Patti Smith PLACES: Altadena, Zane Grey Estate, Hollywood Burbank Airport, Broadway THINGS: #Kerouac100, Health-Ade Kombucha, spontaneous prose, Interstate Highways, Route 66, Academy Awards, manual typewriter, Talk Nerdy to Me, Let It Go SOUNDS: wind, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes jet, airplane, virgin cocktail, footsteps GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal PHOTO: "Here Comes the Sun" iPhone XS RECORDED: March 15, 2022 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California 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.
13:25 3/16/22
Shia LaBeouf and his So Called Mom
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: Dean Whitbread, Zane Grey, Shia LaBeouf PLACES: Zane Grey Estate, Altadena, Burbank THINGS: history of podcasting, artist, foyer, Nymphomaniac (film), embargoed, Ripley's, SOUNDS: wind, footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes  GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal PHOTO: "Three Burbank Palms" iPhone XS RECORDED: February 22, 2022 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California 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.
16:58 2/27/22
Joe Frank Experiment (Featuring Stan Hillas)
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: Joe Frank, Spalding Gray, Ray Bradbury, Julie Christie Laurie Anderson, O.J. Simpson, Dan Klass, Martin Scorsese PLACES: The Wiltern, Glendale, New Orleans THINGS: Fahrenheit 451, performance art, podcasting, witchcraft GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal 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 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.  
12:14 1/25/22
A Year of Living Without Drinking
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. QUOTE: "Never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the drum." PEOPLE: Chris Lambert, Kristin Smart, Robert Towne, Spalding Gray, Jack Kerouac PLACES: Walter Reed Junior High, Notre Dame High School, North Hollywood High School THINGS: circus, 2020 Election, Day of the Dead, baseball, Your Own Backyard Podcast, Radio, Dodgers, Opening Day, 50,000-Watts, quicksand, Back to the Future, playwright, Monster in a Box, On the Road, The Sun Also Rises, MacGuffin, Rosebud, AA, 12-Steps SOUNDS: crow, necklace charms, jet, footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, wind, propeller airplane, helicopter. GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal PHOTO: "Enchanted Lance at Descanso" via Marisol's iPhone XS RECORDED: November 4, 2021 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California 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.  
22:08 11/5/21
This Maker's Life
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. QUOTE: "The only thing you can do is to keep on keepin' on." PEOPLE: Ira Glass, John Doe, Krissy Teegerstrom PLACES: Descanso Gardens, The Arboretum, Arcadia, Altadena, Heritage Boots THINGS: iPhone 6, iPhone XS, Carved, Twitter, Instagram, L.A. Magazine, plumeria, Mother Nature, S-Town, All Things Considered SOUNDS: leaf blower, footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, birds, train, wind GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal PHOTO: "Descanso IG Screenshot" via my iPhone XS RECORDED: October 1, 2021 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California 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.    
17:32 10/4/21
Summer of '79
Hey Dude, I reminisce about being a goofy 13-year-old during the  Summer of 1979, and the time I made Molly Ringwald's stunning older sister Beth laugh at my expense. QUOTE: "OP shirt, corduroy pants / If you had feathered hair / You had half a chance" - Gluey Brothers PEOPLE: Steve Schirripa, Michael Imperioli, Molly Ringwald, Bob Ringwald PLACES: Walter Reed Junior High, Israel, Toluca Lake, Louisiana, Ventura & Laurel Canyon THINGS: Summer, Labor Day, The Sopranos, Talking Sopranos Podcast, 1979, 1980, 1960's, 1970's, 1980's, Annie, Facts of Life, BMX bikes, 7-Eleven, Slurpee, interferon, 21st century, Sawdust Festival SOUNDS: wind, footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, airplane, birds GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal PHOTO: "Beth Eyes" from the 1979 Walter Reed Junior High School yearbook, shot on my new iPhoneXS RECORDED: September 6, 2021 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California 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.
17:33 9/8/21
Erle Stanley Gardner's Dictaphone
Hey Dude, I riff about our new "barn" and the writing techniques of Erle Stanley Garner of Perry Mason fame. PEOPLE: Matthew Rhys, Al Matthews, Erle Stanley Gardner, Huell Howser, Caryl Chessman, Zane Grey PLACES: Elixer Coffeehouse, Cahuenga Pass, Temecula THINGS: iPhone XS, Perry Mason (HBO), California's Gold, dictaphone SOUNDS: footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, helicopter, wind GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal PHOTO: "Barn by Marisol" RECORDED: August 7, 2021 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California 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.      
10:02 8/10/21
My Four Favorite Filmmakers
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. QUOTE: "That movie was freakin' awesome." FILMMAKERS: Francis Ford Coppola, Eleanor Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen (DQ), Jim Jarmusch, Francois Truffaut, Stanley Kubrick, Sidney Lumet, Paddy Chayefsky, Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch ACTORS/PERFORMERS: Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Harvey Keitel, Martin Sheen, Gene Hackman, Robert De Niro, Bob Hope, Nick Nolte, Rosanna Arquette, Jerry Lewis, Sandra Bernhard, David Letterman, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Faye Dunaway, Robert Duvall, Ned Beatty, Peter Finch, Paul Newman, Matt "Money" Smith, Diane Keaton FILMS: The Godfather & Part II (Part III), Apocalypse Now, Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmakers Apocalypse, The Conversation, The Outsiders, Rumble Fish, One from the Heart, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Life Lessons, New York Stories, The King of Comedy, Goodfellas, Stranger Than Paradise, Down By Law, Shoot The Piano Player, 400 Blows, Jules and Jim, Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico, Network, The Verdict, Cool Hand Luke, The Hustler, Blue Velvet, Eraserhead, Inland Empire, The Straight Story, Mulholland Drive, Twin Peaks, Twin Peaks: The Return PLACES: Hollywood Burbank Airport, Humboldt State University THINGS:  Lucha Libre, KCBS-TV, HBO SOUNDS: footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, airplanes, helicopter, birds GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal PHOTO: "Podcast Show Notes Book" RECORDED: June 25, 2021 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California 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.
23:26 6/27/21
Lost Chain Link Channel
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. QUOTE: "That can kill your buzz." SINGERS/SONGWRITERS/SONGS: "Feelin' Groovy", Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, "Diamonds and Rust", Judy Collins, Bruce Springsteen, The Replacements, "I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts" PODCASTERS/PODCASTS: JFK The Enduring Secret, Crackpot Podcast, Lost Hills, Dana Goodyear, Ben Adair, LA Podcasters, NPR, PRX PLACES: Burbank, Los Angeles, LA County, Malibu, New York City, Washington Elementary School THINGS: Kennedy Center Awards, Springsteen on Broadway, Variety, Dodger Talk, Bruce Springsteen: From My Home to Yours, Navy, UFO, "Don't Look Back" SOUNDS: necklace, footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, cars, airplane, birds GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal PHOTO: "Chain Link Flood Channel" RECORDED: June 10, 2021 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California 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.
19:13 6/11/21
The King of Summer Tours
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. QUOTE: "I was a bootleg part of the show." PEOPLE: Bob Dylan, Petros Papadakis, Matt "Money" Smith, Vic "The Brick" Jacobs, Ronnie Facio PLACES: Long Beach, Atlantic City, Leo Carrillo State Park, The Smoke House FILMS/FILMMAKERS: Bruce Dern, True Grit, The King of Marvin Gardens, Jack Nicholson, Black Sunday, Laura Dern, Big Little Lies, Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, Coming Home, Roger Corman, The Trip, Peter Fonda, Decades THINGS: Dodgers Radio, The Petros and Money Show, monologist, Tempest SOUNDS: wind, birds, footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, airplane GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal PHOTO: "Bruce Dern and Lance (Arrow)" RECORDED: May 27, 2021 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California 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.
14:31 5/29/21
Don Crackpot
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. QUOTE: "It's like saying you've never seen Star Wars." PEOPLE: The Black Dahlia, Howard Hughes, Scott Warmuth, Bob Dylan, JFK, RFK, Robert Maheu, Fidel Castro, Lee Harvey Oswald PLACES: Sunset Blvd., Cuba, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Soviet Union PODCASTS: Root of Evil, RFK Tapes, Crackpot Podcast FILMS/FILMMAKERS: Mission Impossible, Godfather Part II, Al Pacino THINGS: Watergate, FBI, CIA, Mafia, Citizen Hughes SOUNDS: wind, birds, footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, car horn GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal PHOTO: "Citizen Hughes"shot on my iPhone6 RECORDED: April 16, 2021 from the "Garden Cafe" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California 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.    
15:05 4/18/21
Bittersweet Sixteen
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. QUOTE: "I'm ready to chase after Spalding Gray." PEOPLE: Woody Allen, Dylan Farrow, Ronan Farrow, Rat Pack, Spalding Gray, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, David Letterman PLACES: Hollywood Burbank Airport, Universal City THINGS: podcasting, Allen v Farrow, HBO, Vanity Fair, Healthy Human, Hanna-Barbera, Kinko's SOUNDS: birds, footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, airplane, canteen GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal PHOTO: "Burbank Foothills from the Lookout Chair" Burbank, California  RECORDED: March 8, 2021 from the "Lookout Chair" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California 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.
15:19 3/9/21
Stage Time 1988
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. QUOTE: "I'm mortified." PEOPLE: stand-up comic PLACES: Greenwich Village, Los Angeles, South Bay, Long Beach THINGS: Descript, GargeBand, Audacity SOUNDS: birds, footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, airplane GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal PHOTO: "Family Stage Time" shot on my "new" iPhone6 RECORDED: January 30, 2021 on the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California  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.
11:56 1/31/21
Archie Bunker and the Magic of Art
Hey Dude, I trip on the mystical magic of the artist with a little help from Carroll O'Connor and Dick Cavett. QUOTE: "Are you an artist or craftsman?" - Eric Gorges ARTISTS/PEOPLE: Orson Welles, Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain, S.J. Perelman, David Letterman, Chevy Chase, Dick Cavett, Carroll O'Connor, Jerry Seinfeld, Mary Tyler Moore, Archie Bunker, Bob Dylan, Abram Zimmerman, The Dude, Eric Gorges, Carol Burnett, Burt Reynolds PLACES: Hollywood Bowl TV/MOVIES: Saturday Night LIve, Dick Cavett Show, Decades, All in the Family, Seinfeld, Mary Tyler Moore Show, Bob Newhart Show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, A Craftsman's Legacy, Deliverance THINGS: artist, art, Facebook, podcasting, scales, L.A. Philharmonic, mystical, peak experience, solo podcasting, SOUNDS: birds, footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, helicopter, airplane, canteen GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal PHOTO: "Carroll and Dick" shot on my "new" iPhone6 RECORDED: December 19, 2020 in the "Southwest Garden" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California  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.    
22:50 12/31/20
The Lonesome Podcaster (Original Scroll)
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. QUOTE: "When I first saw S-Town in my mind's eye." PEOPLE: Individual-1, Caryl Chessman, Barbara Graham, Al Matthews, Blayney Matthews, Joan Anderson, Yogi Berra, John Clellon Holmes, Lewis MacAdams, Jack Kerouac PLACES: Venice, The Gas House, Burbank, Wildwood Canyon, Downtown Los Angeles, Universal City, East Valley, Cahuenga Pass  THINGS: "I Want to Live", FOIA request, DAW, Descript, S-Town, mind's eye, Peabody Awards, "podcast novel", pettibone, Healthy Human, L.A. River, Friends of the L.A. River, "Go", Beat Generation, "The Lonesome Traveler" SOUNDS: footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, helicopter, dogs, car horn, squirrel, train, airplane, crow GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal PHOTO: "Lonesome Jack" shot on my "new" iPhone6 RECORDED: November 20, 2020 on the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California  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.
23:03 11/22/20
Cassavetes on Columbo
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. QUOTE: "I started to measure time by how many Columbos"  PEOPLE: Howard Hughes ACTORS/FILMMAKERS: Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Blythe Danner, Myrna Loy, Martin Scorsese, Gena Rowlands, Wim Wenders, Joseph Dougherty, Ben Gazzara  TV/FILMS: The Rockford Files, Columbo, Husbands, A Woman Under the Influence, Wings of Desire, Monk, The Dick Cavett Show, Shadows, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie PLACES: Los Angeles, The Hollywood Bowl, Altadena, Burbank THINGS: macaroni and cheese, Amazon Prime, noodge, independent film, DIY, New Yorker Columbo cartoon, Beat Generation, mail-in ballots SOUNDS: footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, birds, necklace, airplanes, hummingbird   GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal PHOTO: "Cassavetes on Columbo Googled" shot on my "new" iPhone6 RECORDED: October 30, 2020 in the new "Cafe Cherie Studio" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California  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.    
18:49 11/2/20
A Shaggy Passage to India
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.  PEOPLE: George Clooney, Joseph Campbell PLACES: Pakistan, England, Europe, Scotland, Canada, Los Angeles Valley College, India THINGS: This American Life, 9/11, FBI, DHS, Department of Justice, comparative religion, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Hero with a 1000 Faces. SOUNDS: wind, footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, birds, train, car horn, whistle, Eagles, helicopter, plane  GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal PHOTO: "Hotel Burbank" shot on my "new" iPhone6 RECORDED: October 7, 2020 in the new "Wawona Lawn Studio" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California  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.
12:44 10/9/20
Our Dinner with Woody
Hey Dude, I called to riff about recording my Uncle Woody's fantastic stories and to geek the enduring influence of the film My Dinner with Andre.  PEOPLE: Bob Dylan, Howard Hughes, Blayney F. Matthews, Jack L. Warner, Al Matthews, Caryl Chessman, Barbara Graham, Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert, Ed Masry, Albert Finney, Erin Brockovich, Danny Wolf PLACES: Los Angeles, Venice, The Gas House, Angeles National Forest, Altadena THINGS: Theme Time Radio Hour, SiriusXM, Heaven's Door, Outlaw Country, 1920's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, FBI, "My Dinner with Andre", U.S. Navy, "Erin Brockovich", Bobcat Fire SOUNDS: wind, footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, birds, train, muscle car, crow  GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal PHOTO: "Wallace and Andre" via Google shot on my "new" iPhone6 RECORDED: September 21, 2020 in the new "Keystone Garden Studio" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California  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.
13:14 9/22/20

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