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Storyteller Lance Anderson lives somewhere between the verge of success and the bohemian fringe of Hollywood. This is his story...

Storyteller Lance Anderson lives somewhere between the verge of success and the bohemian fringe of Hollywood. This is his story...
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Hollywood, CA

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Storyteller Lance Anderson lives somewhere between the verge of success and the bohemian fringe of Hollywood. This is his story...

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@VergeFringe

Language:

English


Episodes

Visions of Jack and Petros (Revisited)

12/3/2018
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Sitting alone on top of a mountain, I muse about the Jack Kerouac connections between me and my "friend" Petros Papadakis... {Recovered from the Verge of the Fringe storage unit.] Recorded April 25, 2014 at Eagle's Roost in the Angeles National Forest with the Marantz PMD620. (Bootleg audio rerecorded on the Marantz.) "Eagle's Roost" shot with my iPhone. 22:10 / 20.6 MB Rated: R (Mature Language, Themes and Ideas). Please be advised: Not for all tastes.

Duration:00:22:10

Trump, Turkey and Tulsi Tea

11/29/2018
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Hey Dude, on Thanksgiving I watched The Ballad of Buster Scruggs at Zane's, then ate a bountiful feast with Marisol's family before drinking tulsi tea and having a vivid dream about raving at Trump. Recorded November 28, 2018 on the observation deck of the Zane Grey Estate. Proudly presented raw, unedited and in one take. VOICE MAIL

Duration:00:15:32

Podcasting Blues on Thanksgiving (Revisited)

11/23/2018
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Hey Dude - A Facebook thread about podcasters on wikipedia sent me into a downward spiral last Thanksgiving. [Bonus Episode: Recovered from the Verge of the Fringe storage unit] Recorded April 11, 2017 on the observation deck of the Zane Grey Estate in beautiful Altadena, California. Proudly presented raw, unedited and in one take. AUDIO LINK (PEOPLE): Dan Klass, Gary Leland, Grant Baciocco, (PLACES): Las Vegas, Orange County (THINGS): Thanksgiving, Facebook, Podcasting, Wikipedia, The...

Duration:00:12:20

Do Tell Ray about the Power of Podcasting

11/18/2018
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Hey Dude, I riff about my old schoolmate Ray Oldhafer and his Do Tell Ray Show crew. On their podcast they talked about the Mr. Wolters "Donkey Squad" t-shirts I sent them...and I trip on the magical power of podcasting. LISTEN TO THE VOICE MAIL HERE [Please note: Due to a server issue, all of the links to the original files for Verge of the Fringe have been broken. So for now, here's the third episode of my new podcast Verge of the Dude which you can find at vergeofthedude.com and on...

Duration:00:11:48

Grand Marshal of Venice

11/17/2018
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Hey Dude, I sing the praises of Jamie Woolner, the owner of Pizza of Venice (in Altadena) and this year's Grand Marshal of the Doo Dah Parade. I also riff about the time Jamie delivered pizzas to my LA Podcasters reunion at the Zane Grey Estate. HEAR VOICE MAIL HERE [Please note: Due to a server issue, all of the links to the original files for Verge of the Fringe have been broken. So for now, here's the second episode of my new podcast Verge of the Dude which you can find at...

Duration:00:10:33

Verge of the Dude: Don't Call it a Comeback

11/17/2018
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Hey Dude, after a six month hiatus, I'm starting a new podcast so you can hear these messages again. I riff on podcasting, Saturday Night Live, Ray Donovan, Marc Maron, Adam Carolla and libraries. LISTEN TO VOICE MAIL HERE Please note: Due to a server issue, all of the old files for Verge of the Fringe have been broken. So for now here's the first episode of my new podcast Verge of the Dude which you can find at vergeofthedude.com and on Apple Podcasts. Verge of the Fringe will resume...

Duration:00:07:18

The Future of Podcasting is in the Past

3/8/2018
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13 years ago, Dan Klass taught me how to podcast. 13 years later, Elsie Escobar reminded me why it still has meaning. Recorded March 7, 2018 on the observation deck of the Zane Grey Estate in beautiful Altadena, California. Proudly presented raw, unedited and in one take. AUDIO LINK (PEOPLE/PODCASTERS): DJ Bonebrake, Joe Frank, Dan Klass, Elsie Escobar, (PLACES): Altadena, The South, Burbank, LAX (THINGS): Podcasting, Content, Libsyn, LA Podcasters, Running Time: 12:05 File Size: 11.7...

a work in progress for Joe Frank

1/21/2018
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A few thoughts about the late, great radio artist Joe Frank who created "interesting, wild and free" audio. Recorded January 19, 2018 on the observation deck of the Zane Grey Estate in beautiful Altadena, California. Proudly presented raw, unedited and in one take. AUDIO LINK (PEOPLE): Joe Frank, Spalding Gray, Lou Reed, Ira Glass, Marlon Brando (PLACES): DTLA, Santa Monica, Los Angeles (THINGS): Radio, Audio, Artist, RealAudio, Dial-up, NPR, This American Life, KCRW Running Time:...

Edge of the Rainbow Bridge

12/2/2017
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The sudden passing of a classmate and veterinarian, conjures up the sadness of saying goodbye to our beloved cat "Mama." Recorded November 30, 2017 on the observation deck of the Zane Grey Estate in beautiful Altadena, California. Proudly presented raw, unedited and in one take. AUDIO LINK (PEOPLE/BAND): Bob Dylan, William Blake, Charles Bukowski, Jack Kerouac, Ernest Hemingway, Trump, X, D.J. Bonebrake, Natsume Soseki, Percy Bysshe Shelley (PLACES): North Hollywood High School,...

Exhibit X

10/27/2017
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I went to see the opening of the Grammy Museum exhibit celebrating 40 years of X followed by a rooftop performance by the band. Recorded October 23, 2017 on the observation deck of the Zane Grey Estate in beautiful Altadena, California. Proudly presented raw, unedited and in one take. AUDIO LINK (PEOPLE/BANDS/TEAMS): X, Dodgers, D.J. Bonebrake, Kittens For Christian, John Doe, Billy Zoom, Exene Cervenka, Shepard Fairey, Pamela Des Barres, Gary Leonard, Tom DeSavia, Krissy, Yasiel Puig,...

Verge of the Dude: James Marshall's Slacker Doppelganger

9/10/2017
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I left you a message about the time I saw "A Few Good Men" in Santa Monica and people thought I was James Marshall from Twin Peaks. Recorded September 8, 2017 on the observation deck of the Zane Grey Estate in beautiful Altadena, California. Proudly presented raw, unedited and in one take. AUDIO LINK (PEOPLE/CHARACTERS): D.J. Bonebrake, David Lynch, Laura Palmer, Jack Nicholson, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, James Marshall, James Hurley, (PLACES): The Desert, Third...

Verge of the Dude: A Storytelling Jam

6/30/2017
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Hey Dude - I riff and ramble about the new storytelling workshop I'm doing at the Altadena Library. Recorded June 28, 2017 on the observation deck of the Zane Grey Estate in beautiful Altadena, California. Proudly presented raw, unedited and in one take. AUDIO LINK (PEOPLE/BANDS): Zane Grey, Comedians, John Doe, X (the Band), Charles Bukowski, Tom Waits, Exene Cervenka (PLACES): Burbank, Altadena Library, Scotland, Baltimore, Venice, North Hollywood (THINGS): Storytelling Jam,...

LA Podcasters Hall of Fame

5/6/2017
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A rambling riff on Dan Klass and Elsie Escobar, the two "original" LA Podcasters inducted into the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame. Recorded May 5, 2017 on the observation deck of the Zane Grey Estate in beautiful Altadena, California. Proudly presented raw, unedited and in one take. AUDIO LINK (PEOPLE/PODCASTERS): Dan Klass, Brian Ibbott, Grant Baciocco, Keith Malley, Michael Geoghegan, Tim Bourquin, Emile Bourquin, Trump, Elsie Escobar, Cush, Gary Leland, David Blaine, Houdini, Rob...

Verge of the Dude: Podcasting Blues on Thanksgiving

4/13/2017
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Hey Dude - A Facebook thread about podcasters on wikipedia sent me into a downward spiral last Thanksgiving. Recorded April 11, 2017 on the observation deck of the Zane Grey Estate in beautiful Altadena, California. Proudly presented raw, unedited and in one take. AUDIO LINK (PEOPLE): Dan Klass, Gary Leland, Grant Baciocco, (PLACES): Las Vegas, Orange County (THINGS): Thanksgiving, Facebook, Podcasting, Wikipedia, The Bitterest Pill, Podcasting/Wikipedia Story, Podcasting Hall of Fame,...

Spirit on Saint Patrick's Day

3/18/2017
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Family lore about the time a ghostly image of my mother materialized on Saint Patrick's Day back in 2011. Recorded March 17, 2017 on the observation deck of the Zane Grey Estate in beautiful Altadena, California. Proudly presented raw, unedited and in one take. AUDIO LINK (PEOPLE/BANDS): Bob Dylan (PLACES): Descanso Gardens (THINGS): "Every Grain of Sand", Pabst Blue Ribbon Running Time: 9:06 File Size: 9.3 MB Rated: R (Salty Language and Ideas) Gear: Raw audio recorded on a Marantz...

Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson

3/7/2017
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A rambling celebration of Laurie Anderson's donation of Lou Reed's archives to the New York Public Library. Recorded March 3, 2017 on the observation deck of the Zane Grey Estate in beautiful Altadena, California. Proudly presented raw, unedited and in one take. AUDIO LINK (PEOPLE/BANDS): Louie Anderson, Laurie Anderson, Terry Gross, Zach Galifianakis, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Velvet Underground, Andy Warhol, Dennis Miller, Leonard Cohen, Kittens for Christian, Jackson...

Crashing into Judd Apatow

2/20/2017
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A brief encounter I had with Judd Apatow nearly 30 years ago, still haunts and inspires me. Recorded February 18, 2017 on the observation deck of the Zane Grey Estate in beautiful Altadena, California. Proudly presented raw, unedited and in one take. AUDIO LINK Running Time: 31:02 File Size: 28.8 MB Rated: R (Salty Language and Ideas) Gear: Raw audio recorded on a Marantz PMD620. "Crashing Storm" shot on my "vintage" iPhone 3G. MENTIONS: (PEOPLE): Drew Carey, Rob Schneider, David...

Remembering Mary Tyler Moore

2/9/2017
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A rambling remembrance of Mary Tyler Moore on my late mother's 77th birthday. Recorded February 8, 2017 on the observation deck of the Zane Grey Estate in beautiful Altadena, California. Proudly presented raw, unedited and in one take. AUDIO LINK Running Time: 14:05 File Size: 13.5 Rated: R (Salty Language and Ideas) MENTIONS: The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, 1970s, All in the Family, The Jeffersons, The Bob Newhart Show, The 210 Foothill Freeway, Sunland, KPCC, Larry...

Obama's Medals and Trump's Hair

11/28/2016
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A rambling defense of Obama's pop culture choices for the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recorded November 27, 2016 on the observation deck of the Zane Grey Estate in beautiful Altadena, California. Proudly presented raw, unedited and in one take. AUDIO LINK Running Time: 9:13 File Size: 9.3 MB Rated: R (Salty Language and Ideas) MENTIONS: Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run (Book), Vin Scully, Dodgers, Obama, Trump, Red MAGA Hats, LeBron James, Hipster, Square, Robert De Niro, Tom...

Verge of a Podcast Studio

8/26/2016
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I take a trip though time to remember the podcast studios I've used since 2005 and peek into the future. Recorded August 25, 2016 on the observation deck of the Zane Grey Estate in beautiful Altadena, California. Proudly presented raw, unedited and in one take. AUDIO LINK Running Time: 22:08 File Size: 20.9 MB Rated: R (Salty Language and Ideas) MENTIONS: Dan Klass, Glassell Park, Brewery Art Colony, Altadena, California Bohemian Leather, Allan Block, Greenwich Village, Grant Baciocco