KCRW's The Urban Man
By Marc Porter Zasada
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Every week, The Urban Man sets out to fathom Los Angeles: its mystery, its poetry and its beautiful conundrums. Along the way, he often gets personally involved with his subject and fraternizes with the natives.
||CleanThe Tornado Down the Street||--||3 5 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUranium||Once a Hollywood producer said to me, "You know, it only takes a little uranium to power a submarine. You can't run the sub without it, but it only takes a teeny tiny bit." He was a guy who creates large-scale fantasy films ? the submarines of his metaph||26 4 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Tree Falls in the Forest||--||19 4 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSincere in Echo Park||Like most people in L.A., the urban man and his beautiful mate often go looking for sincerity. Sometimes we find it in our relationship, sometimes among friends, and sometimes out on the town. Tonight we're celebrating our anniversary, so of course, we k||12 4 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOperatic Cool||The L.A. Ring Festival begins next week: but this is no sidewalk jewelry sale on Venice beach. No, this is "Ring" as in "Ring of the Nibelungen," Richard Wagner's epic operatic cycle celebrating the destruction of the pagan gods and the birth of human lo||5 4 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe God of the Future Tense||--||29 3 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMoney, Art, Money||Here in L.A., many people sacrifice to pursue art. Others sacrifice to pursue money. Then of course, lots of folks swing back and forth: Tick Tock, Tick Tock. It's the pendulum that drives plenty of clocks in this town: Art/Money. Money/Art. If we ever t||22 3 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBright Clothes on Wheels||--||15 3 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGetting to the Story||Yesterday, I missed most of the Oscar telecast. Yes, it's true. I didn't tune in until they got to Best Actor. I tried hard, but I was delayed by traffic, and right around the time Mo'nique was giving her potent speech, I was transitioning anxiously from||8 3 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Ever-Hungry Gods||The other night, my friend John explained why America is not ready for health reform. I've quoted John before. He's an unsung philosopher who works as a carpenter out in the Valley. Like carpenters of old, he often speaks in an oracular fashion....||1 3 2010||Free||View in iTunes|