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Ep. #17 The Fresh Prince of Riyadh

10/17/2018
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Licorice Alive! Benny Golson's "Park Avenue Petit" Benny breaks it down Jazz-wise and Story-wise at the Bakery A kiss is just a kiss, the fundamental things apply, and crime bosses need friends too! Love letters to a Korean Klepto-Killer and Sword Dancing in the Desert! Hints, Commands and "Enemies of the People"

Duration:00:21:22

Ep #16 Stars and Fairy Dust

10/10/2018
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Licorice Alive: "The Man That Got Away" The greatest torch song of all time and Judy Garland sings it into eternity Christopher Columbus and the biggest navigational screw up in human history... "A Star is (re)Born" or "A Star is Reincarnated"... or "A Star is Manufactured" And A Star revisited. A look back at the Judy Garland's '54 version Benny K and the Ukulele

Duration:00:25:58

Ep. #15 Surf Sister of the Soul

10/4/2018
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Licorice Alive!.... Breakin' down the Bossa with Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Wave" "To Boof or not to Boof, that is the question..." The Billionaire Brat boy's evil spawn... "The Kav"... the frat boy gone wild, gone straight and now gone bankers.... Kristine Blasey Ford...from preppie coed to Surf Sister of the Soul

Duration:00:19:47

Ep #14 Kav and the Cos

9/28/2018
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Licorice Alive: Stella by Starlight Rat Pack revisited, the Green Room at the Trop and livin' large in the "LV" Cosby cuffed and Kavanaugh confirmed? (I pray not) Memories of Miltie

Duration:00:24:05

Ep. #13 "Fear and Loathing..."

9/20/2018
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Licorice alive with "Cheesecake"... The King of Central Avenue, Dexter Gordon Mafia memories and rat pack recollecitons from the "Trop" Trauma on a teeter totter and channeling my inner Lenny Bruce Brett K... a good boy gone wild ........and tales from fraternity row

Duration:00:25:51

Ep #12 I Love Stormy Daniels

9/13/2018
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Licorice alive w/ Dizzy's "Tin Tin Deo" Florence is coming! Ready to release it's watery wrath into the coastal flank of the old Confederacy. But this time the PVP (Putin's Vice President) is ready!! Brother O is back and ready to rock! Selling that hope like it's Ivory Soap. Channeling Ghandi, Tolstoy and Jesus.... A new coping strategy for the PVP... Les Moonves and the "Bad Boy Spectrum"... Stormy's Scarlet Letter Billy Wilder's "The Apartment' vs Peter Fonda's "Easy Rider" Adios...

Duration:00:25:49

Episode #11

9/7/2018
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Keepin' the licorice alive w/ "Easy Living" A paddleboard named desire...around Pt Dume to the Malibu Pier Fill out your brackets!!! "Who wrote the OpEd? The Final Meltdown... the PVP meets Richard II. The U.S. Constitution and those diamond lanes. Luis C.K. hits trail towards redemption. X's and O's, ones and zeroes and my binary brain

Duration:00:28:20

Episode #10

8/29/2018
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Keepin" the licorice alive with Tadd Dameron's "Hot House" Musings on the last of America's happiest of cold warriors, John McCain... and his parting shot against the PVP The greatest day of my life...My journey form Hue to Khe Sanh David Pecker and the morning after. "Hillary Hitman Tells All!!!" Back to Shaft...... Spike Lee's Black KKKlansman

Duration:00:34:33

Episode #9

8/22/2018
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Doing my best to hold a mirror up to morons, to use irony to expose idiocy and comedy to confront corruption...as the American Telenovela continues.... In a Universe of mostly anti-matter... all matter really matters. "The Empire of Cotton"... or how a few white guys invented the first world Hugh Hefner and the American wet dream

Duration:00:23:52

Episode #8

8/16/2018
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Another installment of "microphone therapy" My minor musings on all things irrelevant. Do we have memories that precede us? A nightmare in Florence and New Orleans in 1866 We kneel before God. But stand before the flag... or else suffer the wrath of the PVP. In Omarosa I trust....

Duration:00:34:58

Episode #7

8/10/2018
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Row, row, row your boat gently down... my stream of consciousness Fire! My apt nearly burns down. Live to podcast the tale. Age is just a number....NOT Tales from Tarzana Is the Electoral College part of Trump University? Captains of conspiracy and why folks dig them.....

Duration:00:30:50

Episode #6 August 1, 2018

8/7/2018
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Nuclear winter over the High Sierras Reflections on A Rebel Without a Cause the Nicholas Ray movie w/ James Dean…. Why do I podcast? Microphone as therapy. Two movies worth revisiting… Frank Capra’s “Meet John Doe” and Elia Kazan’s “A Face in the Crowd.” 150th Anniversary of the 14th Amendment and why it matters Malibu, the best fried chicken in L.A, and jazz jamming at the World Stage

Duration:00:24:07

Episode #5 July 24, 2018

8/7/2018
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The tail wags the dog!.... The Green Eyed Gangster stuck in his "terrible two's" takes on Iran... Who was Mossadegh? What happened in 1952? Check out the book "All the Shaw's Men. Wanna get your head around Tribalism vs. Nationalism watch "Lawrence of Arabia" You worship false idols you get false Gods... the inner meaning of "greatness" Time for an upgrade? The U.S. Constitution

Duration:00:28:56

Episode #4 July 17, 2018

8/7/2018
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Hell fire in Helsinki!!! The PVP kisses the ring of his handler. The truth and all its’ horrors… hiding in plain sight the picture is there, the mystery is gone…. My short story shared… “The Bitumen Boss of Uzbekistan” Sometimes we need a little fiction to find the facts…

Duration:00:21:37

Episode #3 July 9, 2018

8/7/2018
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The globe is not warming and the earth is flat. Leaf blower’s on my mind. My take on the Latino invisibles that make our world run. The PVP prepping to meet his handler in Helsinki. From whence did the billionaire brat boy emerge? How did he get here? When you worship false idols, you get false gods……i.e. Celebrity. Reflections on W.E. Dubois “Black Reconstruction in America” and the unfulfilled promise….

Duration:00:26:03

Episode #2 June 28, 2018

8/7/2018
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The PVP (Putin's Vice President) nominates a wolf in sheep's clothing to the Supreme Court. But no one can get focused until LeBron decides where he's going next season. Ruminations on the "selbstmord" of Anthony Bourdain....there's a lot of mystery in the dark places. My misadventures w/ Sony Tri Star trying to get my adaptation of David Halberstam's "The Children" to the screen... any screen big or small

Duration:00:23:18

Episode #1 June 20, 2018

8/7/2018
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Warts, hiccups and all, this is my inaugural offering in the land of Pod. Doing my best to break it down truth-wise and irony-wise. Am kicking around the backwaters of my brain and hopefully I'll shed a little light into yours.

Duration:00:23:52