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Dick Dale Drops Mad Science About How the Universe Works, Part 1 of 3

Michael W. Dean calls surf guitar king Dick Dale on the phone, asks him three questions and Dick Dale talks for two hours and 20 minutes.

Michael says “This is amazing. I’m stunned. This is like no interview I’ve ever done. Actually it’s like no interview I’ve ever HEARD. This is the longest, and best, interview I’ve ever done. Hands down. I can’t really even say I ‘did’ this interview. Dick Dale did it all, I just recorded it, and witnessed it. In awe.”

As masterful and influential as Dick Dale is on guitar, guitar is a tiny bit of what this guy is all about. Guitar is only a delivery mechanism for the many many things Dick Dale does and is here on this planet to do.

Dick Dale talks about co-creating the first loud Fender amplifiers, big cats, why music is sex, Jimi Hendrix, surviving cancer, curing cancer, why Dick Dale doesn’t do drugs or drink, humility, Pulp Fiction, why Quentin Tarantino is one of the few good guys in show business, Dick’s favorite pizza restaurant, mental, physical and spiritual health; martial arts, guns, Zen, contacting the spirit world, and what he’s on earth for.

This is part one of this three-part interview. Parts two and three of will post here in the coming weeks, because you’re going to need time to digest each part. Too much at once might overwhelm ya’. Seriously. Part two of the interview is HERE.

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13 thoughts on “Dick Dale Drops Mad Science About How the Universe Works, Part 1 of 3

  1. Gretchen on said:

    Comment about entire interview:
    I enjoyed what he had to say about rhythm/phrasing and how it applies to more than just music, such as martial arts.

    Was a little disappointed with the rest, such as what I perceived as anger towards people that smoke, do drugs and drink. Kill them in the town square?

    Either way – dig his musical talent.

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  3. I expected to find this uninteresting, I’m not into music and had never heard of Dick Dale, but I started listening to this while doing some very boring stuff at work and was irritated when I had to quit listening about half way through. I finished it on the way home and was amazed by the man and his outlook on life!
    The coolest part was that MWD was even more blown away than I was.

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  5. Nice, one of the best gumbo’s ever.

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  7. David MN on said:

    One of three and it changed my life. I was crying in the car coming home and almost lost control trying to explain to others how meaningful this man’s insights into raw humanity could cure us from our self induced sicknesses. Can’t wait for 2,3. I’m always impressed with the Gumbo interviews. Keep the guests we wouldn’t expect coming.

  8. Michael,

    Thank you for being a true and real person….

    One that does not interview on sensationalism.

    You are a dying breed….

    You appreciate and write from your heart,

    Dont ever change.. For that, I thank you… Dick Dale

    • MichaelWDean on said:


      I’m very honored that you did this, and it was incredibly educational for me.

      Thank you man.

      Keep on keepin’ on.

  9. Great interview!
    I can’t wait for the next section.

  10. This was one of the most incredible interviews I’ve ever heard. It had me aching for more. I had no idea who Dick Dale was before yesterday. Now I will be impatiently waiting for the rest of it.

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