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René Coman sits down with the original Troubled Man, Manny Chevrolet, over cocktails at the Ring Room, in the heart of an old-school New Orleans social haunt. Manny is an L.A. native who had been through the Hollywood wringer by his late 20s. He then moved to New Orleans to become a perennial candid…

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    Feral Zone 9: DR. DONALD SCHUELER REVISITED with EDDIE YOUNG and NICOLE PAVY

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 60:00


    The now 93-year-old author and conservationist returns to the Feral Zone with his lifelong friend and drinking buddy Eddie Young to reminisce about the French Quarter in the ‘50s, the march to Selma with M.L.K., a kinky D.A., and other highlights of their 65-year friendship. Night nurse Nicole Pavy assists with the delivery. Topics include a 19th-century cottage, a birthday party, a smart ass, a competitive relationship, military service, encounter groups, a Mexican car crash, nightclubbing, Jim Garrison, hypocrisy, Clay Shaw, a sham trial, fake IDs, aging, Dr. John, Catholic school dances, the current climate, voting, arguments, the Place, Berkeley, “Five Days At Memorial,” a whistleblower, PTSD, Katrina, the kindness of strangers, a bush fire, survival, environmental predictions, future trends, and much more. Intro music: "The Trucker Takes A Wife" by Styler/Coman Outro music: "These New Dreams" from "Hope Is Not For The Weak" by the Geraniums Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Nicole Pavy Facebook To Purchase Don Schueler Books

    TMP212 ROB WAGNER SPANS TIME

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 75:28


    The modern jazz saxophone player, composer, and bandleader has recorded with his own trio as well as the Klezmer Allstars and Iris May Tango. His latest project with Anthony Cuccia, Klaas Hubner, and Kate Becker combines music, meditation, and breathwork. Tonight Rob joins the Troubled Men as they drag a few skeletons out of the closet. Topics include a recall effort, another speed camera ticket, Moon Landrieu RIP, nicknames, the Stalker Files revisited, a stabbing spree, R.J., Chris Walken, Michigan, music training, a miserable childhood, college, Robert Black, classical saxophone, French masters, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, the Cubs, Andy Wolf, leaving Chicago, the Little People’s Place, Kevin O’Day, composition, Benjamin Lyons, killing time, a bad pet, a new project, Andrei Codrescu, a terminal record, an honest man, TikTok, and much more. Intro music: "Just Keeps Raining" by Styler/Coman Break Music: "20.05.22" by Rob Wagner and Klaas Hubner Outro music: "Sax_Bells" by Rob Wagner Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Shirts here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Rob Wagner Homepage

    TMP211 CAROLINE VALENCIA: CIRCLE BAR CONFIDENTIAL

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 84:33


    Her tenure dates back to the earliest days of the Circle Bar. In fact, she likes to say that she came with the building. The former tennis pro and dentist-turned-bartender encountered everyone from Lee Circle winos and touring hipsters to counterculture royalty like Keith Richards and Hunter Thompson. After her time in Austin hanging out with Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bill Hicks, and Sam Kinison and her years as den mother for the circular clubhouse for wayward adults, Caroline is well acquainted with barfly foolishness. It’s just like old times as Caroline joins the Troubled Men. Topics include a hiatus, celebrity spectators, a mayoral recall, Noonie Man, juvenile crime solutions, failing school zones, the Mission District, 2 dominatrices and a priest, Austin in the 1970s, common interests, an Antone’s jam session, Rank & File, a moveable feast, special catering, babysitting Roky Erickson, the Fleur de Lis restaurant, Ben Ellman, a Hank Williams III gig, Kelly Keller, absinthe parties, Jim “the Hound” Marshall, heavy pours, celebrity bartenders, Andre Williams, a close call, Michael Ward’s nighttime circuit, Mike Hurtt, barkeep discretion, and much more. Intro music: "Just Keeps Raining" by Styler/Coman Break Music: "The Analyst" from "Loose Strings" by Carlo Nuccio Outro music: "Sensible Shoes" from "Little Houses in Space" by the Geraniums Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Shirts here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Caroline Valencia Facebook

    Feral Zone 8: SHAWN WILLIAMS' FEARLESS JOURNEY

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 76:10


    The Americana-noir recording artist comes in on a wave of stellar reviews for her latest, “Wallowing In The Night,” the follow-up to 2020’s acclaimed “Fear of Living, Fear of Loving” recorded entirely on her phone. No stranger to adversity, she’s endured a carjacking, RV breakdowns, and the collapse of her touring band, and that’s just this summer. Undeterred, Shawn enters the Feral Zone to tell the tale as we react to the tragic loss of our dear comrade Carlo Nuccio and recount a few treasured memories of good times with the larger-than-life drummer. Topics include Jeff Treffinger, Swiss recording sessions, the Glyn Styler band, banned from the Red Room, one last gig, Carlo Fest, working for the Nooch, a cover story, prolific output, early songwriting, local roots, a radio career, a New York move, Dick Clark, back to new Orleans, a nonsense memory, a first meeting, Tom Stern, Blue Velvet Studio, an innocent approach, a first record, solo touring, a fortune cookie, a pandemic tour, French Quarter life, playing the Sturgis bike rally, frank lyrics, family dynamics, corporate radio, Jimi Palacios, Bruce Barielle, a live band, a cruel summer, big news, Roxy Bergeron, and much more. Intro music: "The Trucker Takes A Wife" by Styler/Coman Break and Outro music: "Someone Else" and "If You're Gonna Leave" from "Wallowin' In The Night" by Shawn Williams Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Shawn williams Homepage Shawn Williams Facebook Shawn Williams Instagram Shawn Williams YouTube

    Feral Zone 7 ANTHONY CUCCIA: THE NIGHT JANITOR CLEANS UP

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 75:59


    The multi-instrumentalist behind the Night Janitor and the Other Planets has also played with Rotary Downs, the Iguanas, and Glyn Styler Presents the Clergy. Having survived his own season in hell, he now counsels other troubled souls as a mental health professional by day, while producing new music on the night shift. Anthony’s been there and back again, and he’s here to tell the story. Topics include an Iguanas tour recap, a secret show, Fitzgerald’s, Camille Boudin, Michael Tisserand, John Magnie, the Continental Club, Hunt Sales, Mike Buck, Bridge House, a marathon gig, a laptop break-in, Linda Gail Lewis, name confusion, playing bongos, studying with Hector Gallardo, Lafayette music peers, Tim McFadden, CC Adcock, the Other Planets, Rob Wagner’s New Thing, Playtex Living Gloves, Rotary Downs, Zack Smith, modular synths, Scott Campbell, Mr. Show, Sinking City Records, psychic shows, Tim Robertson, kamikaze practice, one bad decision, clinical mental health, relapse, vivid memories, buoyancy, Uganda Roberts, profound change, obsessions, tone, tension, ego, monkey mind, and much more. Intro music: "The Trucker Takes A Wife" by Styler/Coman Break music: "Flooker" from "Everything" by the Night Janitor Outro music: "Coconut Cake Bake" from "Round Circle" by the Night Janitor Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook The Night Janitor Bandcamp The Night Janitor Instagram

    TMP210 ABBE WOOL LANDS ON HER FEET

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 80:19


    The screenwriter (“Sid and Nancy”) and director (“Roadside Prophets”) started her career in the hotbed of the L.A. indy scene making “Repo Man” with Alex Cox. She’s known Manny since his earliest days in the movie biz and Too Free Stooges. Abbe has survived both independent filmmaking and a near-fatal fall. Tonight she tests her luck with the Troubled Men. Topics include a jury deliberation, local politics, a trip to France, dental charts, mystery travel, Roy Cohn, Paul Sorvino RIP, “Goodfellas,” a fist bumper, a correction, UCLA film school, a student film, Dick Rude, Ramón Menéndez, “Repo Man,” Sunset Strip, the Circle Jerks at Tipitina’s, Zander Schloss, a blended family, a big hit, writing “Sid and Nancy,” Gary Oldman, Courtney Love, criticism, Dan Wool, AFI, Brant Reiter, “Roadside Prophets,” a union job, a fall, moving home, smoking, a Vegas trip, Nick Ratner, “Mad God,” Mody Frank, John Doe, leaving L.A. and much more. Intro music: "Just Keeps Raining" by Styler/Coman Break Music: "Institutionalized" by Suicidal Tendencies Outro music: "My Way" by Sid Vicious Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Shirts here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Too Free Stooges YouTube

    TMP209 TIM ROBERTSON WINS AGAIN

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 85:25


    The versatile guitarist with fiddle dynamo Amanda Shaw has had his orchestral compositions performed by symphonies around the country. All this is in addition to his day job as one of the hardest working guys playing Bourbon Street. Tim’s work ethic, forged as a high school track star, serves him well as a musician and tonight as he stays a step ahead of the Troubled Men. Topics include a world on fire, a Taco Bell attack, a prison story, the D.A. on trial, John Hinckley on the loose, “Taxi Driver II,” Hanson live, a stalker returns, Istanbul, redheads, judo practice, Arch Manning, Bethlehem Steel, an elevator escort, a track star, starting late, a realization, a pivot to music, the cusp of greatness, Mike Sklar, Mike Darby, learning songs, a Bowie tribute, being Mick Ronson, the Iguanas at the North Star, Mike Barras, stage acumen, differing perspectives, studying composition, Daron Hagen, a tuba glissando, orchestration, and much more. Intro music: "Just Keeps Raining" by Styler/Coman Break and Outro music: "The Lion Sleeps, "Tesh," and "Biggest Freak In The Room" from "Get On Board" by Tim Robertson Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Shirts here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Tim Robertson Facebook Tim Robertson Music YouTube

    TMP208 ZACK SMITH CAPTURES THE MOMENT

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 66:22


    The award-winning commercial photographer and drummer with acclaimed alt-rock band Rotary Downs shot his first music festival as a teen at the Festivals Acadiens in his hometown of Lafayette, La. His current exhibition, “Exit Stage Right,” at the N.O. Jazz Museum is a collection of stage-side portraits taken everywhere from Bonnaroo to Chaz Fest. His two decades playing with the sublime Rotary Downs is icing on the cake. Zack is used to flying by the seat of his pants in less-than-ideal conditions. That comes in handy as he wings it with the Troubled Men. Topics include the #1 dive bar, a pickup line, the #1 murder rate, the navy base, a Tic Tac obsession, Bastille Day, an all-purpose band, Zachary Richard, a French language renaissance, a vision quest, a bathroom darkroom, trial and error, the zone system, intellectual property rights, a portfolio, meeting bands, assisting Herman Leonard, a visual tradition, disposable images, a heckler, a photo booth, a move to Granada, band dynamics, the writing process, James Marler, Chris Columbo, Jason Rhein, Michael Girardot, a triumphant send-off, C.C. DeVille, Voodoo Fest, the next thing, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break and Outro music: "Orion" and "The Sandwich Islands" from "Traces" by Rotary Downs Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Shirts here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Zack Smith Photography Homepage Zack Smith Photography Facebook Zack Smith Facebook Rotary Downs Facebook

    TMP207 JUNE YAMAGISHI COMES HOME

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 69:12


    The powerhouse guitarist from the Wild Magnolias and Papa Grows Funk spent 20 years as a star of the Japanese blues and soul music world before finding a new home in New Orleans. A longtime devotee of Mardi Gras Indian music and the Meters, he quickly found his way into the very bands he’d studied from afar. After nearly three decades at the apex of the funk scene in his adopted city, June tips into an old haunt to rendezvous with the Troubled Men. They decide to do it in English, as Manny and René’s Japanese is atrocious. Topics include gunplay, a murder bet, Carlo Fest, donuts, the 4th of July, Japan, Susan Cowsill, Abe Simpson, fireworks, Tic Tacs, Theryl “the Houseman” DeClouet, that hometown smell, an athlete, American TV and radio, the Ventures, electric guitars, fake hippies, the West Road Blues Band, opening for B.B. King, funk bands, a record deal, Korean cultural dominance, Pink Lady, Chickenshack, Band of Pleasure, David T. Walker, James Gadson, the Sunset Strip, the Maple Leaf, Michael Ward and Reward, Cornell Williams, a Wild Magnolias gig, George Porter, John Gros, the Meters reunion, the Old Point Bar, the Trio with Johnny Vidacovich, the Headhunters, touring, friends back home, Kenken, “The Houseman Cometh,” upcoming dates, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Additional music: "Sukiyaki" by Kyu Sakamoto Break music: "Coochie Molly" from "Life Is A Carnival" by the Wild Magnolias Outro music: "My Man" from "Mr. Patterson's Hat" by Papa Grows Funk Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Shirts here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook June Yamagishi Facebook

    TMP206 KING JAMES HOLDS COURT

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 84:03


    King James and the Special Men’s hold on the Monday night old-school r&b scene at BJ’s, Sidney’s Saloon, and the Saturn Bar lasted over a decade, leaving behind an LP and a handful of singles featuring the Lost Bayou Ramblers’ Louis Michot, Layla McCalla, and Alynda Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff. Now mastermind Jimmy Horn heads Special Man Industries, producing perfumes, incense, and other sundries for his discriminating clientele worldwide. Listen in as the Special Man joins the Troubled Men to contemplate the state of civilization. Topics include an inside job, Roe v. Wade, the coat hanger business, Twitter, Dominicans, a debutante party, white suits, Rotary Downs, Midnight Oil, dry cleaning, a dog park, cottage core, a road trip to New Orleans, pioneer stock, Mormon wives, a word problem, Seattle, the LeDale Hotel, a pimp, a dancer, Washboard Lisa, the Quarter scene, Chris “Showtime” Davis, Rashid Akbar, Dave Clements, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Ernie and Antoinette K-Doe, a transformation, jumpsuits, personnel changes, singles, retirement, the value of art, smoking, work philosophy, pandemic benefits, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break and Outro music: "Baby Girl" and "The End Is Near" from "Act Like You Know" by King James and the Special Men Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Shirts here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Special Man Industries Homepage Potions, Powders, and Sundries Instagram The Special Man Instagram

    TMP205 DEAN ELLIS' FANTASTIC VOYAGE

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 79:59


    The writer, translator, and WWOZ DJ discusses his new book of poetry, “Far Flung,” his early life in New Jersey, and the ocean trek that sparked his love of Brazil and its culture. Dean’s years of on-air radio experience and easygoing nature serve him well as he mixes it up with the Troubled Men on the eve of another epic trip abroad. Topics include illegible handwriting, hobosexuals, the heat, a Julee Cruise correction, Father’s Day, a birthday breakfast, a Zoom meeting, senior dating, civil rights work, a New Jersey childhood, college in Boston, radio shows, a lumber freighter, a co-conspirator, Martha Mitchell, a Kingston close call, love letters, a change of plans, visa issues, learning Portuguese, the favelas, drumming, a lost bet, bartending, fine dining, getting published, John Travis, “My Favorite Things,” McCoy Tyner, a flight to Lisbon, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: "Brazil" from "Stone Flower" by Antonio Carlos Jobim Outro music: "Berimbau" from "Herb Alpert presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66" Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Shirts here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Dean Ellis Facebook

    TMP204 JIMMY ROBINSON OPENS UP

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 67:58


    The virtuoso guitarist and composer with Woodenhead and the New Orleans Guitar Masters has spent a lifetime exploring the possibilities of the instrument. He’s scaled the heights of instrumental jazz/rock with Woodenhead and luxuriated in the introspection of his solo acoustic work, all while swimming against the pop music tide. Tonight Jimmy paddles as fast as he can to keep his head above the turbulent waters of the Troubled Men Podcast. Topics include Esai Morales, a staycation, airfares, random gunplay, a fan encounter, Julee Cruise RIP, David Lynch, wigging out, Ejaculation at the Celebration of Life, a lost guitar, Lake Terrace, the Beatles, Yoko Ono, the Greek Fountains, Audubon Park concerts, Black River, Cranston and Dave Clements, music school, Sex Dog, Rick Wigginton, Layla Musslewhite, Keith Keller, a live recording, L’li Queenie, Ford’s Place, Ron Cuccia’s Jazz Poetry, Peter Holsapple, Susan Cowsill, the White Album, Lenny Breau, the Police, Ole Man River’s, the Lafitte Artist’s Complex, property ownership, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Incidental music: "Falling" from "Floating Into the Night" by Julee Cruise Break music: "Severly Blue" from "Woodenhead Live at Tipitina's" Outro music: "Can't Stop Drinking" from "Guitarworks" by Jimmy Robinson Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Shirts here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Jimmy Robinson Homepage Jimmy Robinson Facebook

    Feral Zone 6: THE IGUANAS IN PARADISE

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 67:49


    Saxophone great Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr. joins the Iguanas and Emmy-winning Hawaiian filmmaker and festival producer Kenny Martinez-Burgmaier to reflect on the triumphant return of the Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival after a 2-year hiatus. Donald discusses his mentoring a teenage Notorious B.I.G. and hanging out at home with Miles Davis. Kenny recounts his rise from child cook to impresario. The star-studded lineup and spectacular locale stand in contrast to a persistent ennui for which there is no geographic solution. Troubled in Paradise? You could put it like that. Topics include the Mauna Kea Beach Resort, caloric intake, Eric Marienthal, Wayne Toups, supplements, Skip Martin, positivity, a Mexican restaurant, car sales, Jazz Alley TV, film school, video production, Pancho Sanchez, 2nd lines, a unified musical approach, Clifford Brown, artistic longevity, boxing acuity, Mike Tyson, an extended stay, Aloha spirit, royal lineage, a canoe, and much more. Intro music: "The Trucker Takes A Wife" by Styler/Coman Break music: "Oye Mi Cumbia" from "Sin To Sin" by the Iguanas Outro music: "When the Weather Breaks" from "Juarez" by the Iguanas Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival Facebook Jazz Alley TV Facebook Donald Harrison Homepage

    Feral Zone 5: DR DON SCHUELER GETS A HOUSECALL

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 84:48


    The 92-year-old author, college professor, and former French Quarter denizen mingled with luminaries like Tennessee Williams and Clay Shaw and counted superstar historian Stephan Ambrose among his closest friends. Born in Victorian Brooklyn, he arrived in New Orleans in 1950 and spent the ensuing years haunting the recesses of the region from the mansions of the Garden District to the backwoods of Mississippi. Tonight he enters the Feral Zone, along with co-conspirator and attending night nurse Nicole Pavy, as a man who has seen a lot and has no reason to hold back. Topics include an orphan, an arts high school, sexual identity, chance vs. choice, plantation life, Europe in the ’50s, a New York job, meeting New Orleanians, the French Quarter in the ’50s, Dixie’s Bar, “Suddenly Last Summer,” “A Handmade Wilderness,” the Atchafalaya, higher education, LSUNO, meeting Willie, the Red Carpet, Selma, safaris with Betty Wisdom, an old lion, the UpStairs Lounge, Middle English, Dr. Reinecke, Girod St. Cemetery, longevity, the desert, “Incident At Eagle Ranch,” predators, legacy, a first meeting, and much more. Intro music: "The Trucker Takes A Wife" by Styler/Coman Break and Outro music: "Rosa Parks" and "Royal Street" from "Hope Is Not For The Weak" by the Geraniums Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook To Purchase Don Schueler Books

    TMP203 ROSIE ROSATO REPORTS FOR DUTY

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 78:22


    The conga player and Vietnam veteran has led a life of service both in and out of the military. As a door gunner with the 1st Air Cavalry, he joined those throughout the ages willing to make the ultimate sacrifice. The Troubled Men are awed as Rosie recounts his mythic life. Topics include the Norfolk Bayou Boogaloo, a D.C. gig, Hawaii, cousins, smoking Kools, a George Porter encounter, local stupidity, Zion Williamson, a 2nd booster, Ray Liotta RIP, a pistol whipping, “GoodFellas,” “Something Wild,” DeNiro, a kidnapping, a musician father, a maestro grandfather, a seminary expulsion, the Celebration of Life festival, a draft notice, enlistment, Vietnam deployment, the Easter Offensive of ’72, “The Deer Hunter,” “Apocalypse Now,” “Platoon,” death cards, coming home, troubled vets, Mardi Gras ’73, Professor Longhair, volunteer work, art therapy, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: "Summer Samba" by Walter Wanderley Outro music: "Galveston" by Glen Campbell Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Shirts here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Rosie Rosato Facebook

    TMP202 RICH COLLINS: THE IMAGINATION MOVERS AND BEYOND

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 78:46


    The Emmy Award-winning writer, musician, actor, and creator of Disney TV’s “Imagination Movers” series discusses the band’s 20-year history, his formative years, and his solo career. Rich is a relentlessly positive guy with a cheerful demeanor and a smile on his face. Tonight his good nature gets put to the test as he sits down with the Troubled Men. Topics include a 200th episode party recap, a podcast lost and found, “Ozark,” losing gear, a missing bass, underwear, an empty nest, a New Orleans girl, a 4-track recorder, songwriting, playing drums, Go-Go music, Trouble Funk, straight life, journalism work, Chris Rose, irony, the first show, Disney TV, band drama, Kyle Melancon, mom groupies, a Movers/Slipknot mash up, a lawsuit, Five Happiness restaurant, multigenerational fans, military base tours, a hopeful future, acting, a real hero, a Miley Cyrus moment, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Zombie Radio” from “That Escalated Quickly” by Rich Collins Outro music: “All the Pretty Houses” by Rich Collins Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Shirts here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Imagination Movers Homepage Imagination Movers Facebook Rich Collins Homepage Rich Collins Facebook

    TMP201 INSIDE THE WORLD OF BEN VAUGHN

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 80:06


    He’s known for his work scoring music for hit TV shows “That 70s Show” and “3rd Rock from the Sun,” his records with Alan Vega, Alex Chilton, Charlie Feathers, and Nancy Sinatra, his long-running syndicated radio show, “The Many Moods of Ben Vaughn,” and a 40-year career as a solo artist. With a new solo record, “The World of Ben Vaughn,” coming out, Ben drops in to catch up with the Troubled Men before his tour of Spain. Apparently the rain there falls mainly on the plain. Topics include a Jazz Fest recap, a Daniel Lanois set, triangle sandwiches, porch parties, the Chili Peppers, the heat, WEVL, WXPN, a Big Star story, “Like Flies On Sherbet,” “Cubist Blues,” Suicide, “Rambler ’65,” a record collection, early dance bands, Duane Eddy, early recording, disgusting percussion, Roland Janes, moving to L.A., Pulp Fiction, surf guitar, session work, John Lithgow, the Mojave Desert, Tom Haden, Dave Catching, Dash Rip Rock, Sinatra’s “Watertown,” Bob Gaudio, the Four Seasons, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break and outro music: “Wayne Fontana Was Wrong” and “Blind Alley” from “The World of Ben Vaughn” by Ben Vaughn Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Shirts here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Cubist Blues YouTube Ben Vaughn Homepage Ben Vaughn Facebook The Many Moods of Ben Vaughn Facebook

    TMP200 THE 200TH EPISODE PARTY: TROUBLE NEVER ENDS!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 136:20


    The Troubled Nation gathers at Snake & Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge to celebrate the milestone, as guests and supporters join Manny and René to reminisce about the first 200 episodes and look forward to the future. The Struggle Continues! Topics include a French Quarter Fest recap, Earth Day, the Soul Bowl, Jude Acers, Sidney Smith, the Youngbloods, ‘60s music festivals, Bill Graham, chess with Jamie Foxx, Ouija boards, a ghost story, a favorite episode, Doug Belote, Chris Rose, common sense, Putin, Gina Phillips, new sculptures, Chris Champagne, city politics, Carlo Nuccio, the NFL draft, online gambling, the Saints’ future, John Wayne, big announcements, Dave Clements, Jeff Treffinger, good hair, a patio upgrade, scams, a junior prom, Craig Yokum, Dave Turgeon/Dee Slut, John Swenson, Michael Deas, Natasha Sanchez, art school, Pratt Institute, “Art School Confidential,” starving artists, Renoir, a multimedia world tour, Suzanne Charbonnet, Tony Green, Rob Rothman, a car accident, Charity Hospital, an orchid, Reese’s candy, Malort, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: "Red Cadillac" from "Hope Is Not For The Weak," "This Is About This" and "Orbit Of Blame" from "This Is About This" by the Geraniums Outro music: "Sensible Shoes" from "Little Houses In Space" by the Geraniums Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Shirts here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Jude Acers Facebook Sidney Smith Facebook Gina Phillips Facebook Chris Champagne Facebook Snake and Jake's Facebook Jeff Treffinger Facebook Michael Deas Facebook Natasha Sanchez Facebook Suzanne Charbonnet Facebook

    TMP199 COUNTER CULTURE WITH DC HARBOLD AND CARLOS MENDIETA

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 88:06


    The musician and owner of More Fun Comics, DC Harbold teamed up with artist/animator Carlos Mendieta to create a “Clerks” meets “American Splendor”-style comic book series, “Counter Culture,” based on hilarious customer interactions and goings-on in the store. DC’s been collecting the exchanges on social media for years, and now Carlos has brought them to 2D life, with the first issue soon to be released. Tonight they join the Troubled Men for a four-way on art, commerce, and which shoes to shop in. See you in the funny papers. Topics include festival season, an Easter parade, a Billy Nungesser break-in, “Fat City,” “Under the Volcano,” a time change, comic inspiration, cartoon illustration, Harvey Pekar, Joyce Brabner, Xanadu Comics, Paul Giamatti, Robert Crumb, swinger parents, Ringling College of Art, clown camp, computer animation, Austin, Rio Hackford RIP, Doctor a’ Go-Go, the Matador, following Dave Attell, an impounded car, Gilbert Gottfried RIP, nerd culture, collectors vs. hoarders, sales ESP, rare comics, a Jim Mahfood cover, a first edition, “Suspicious Minds” a la Shatner, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: "Back In the Old Black" by Bipolaroid Outro music: "In My Cave" from "Back In the Old Black" by Bipolaroid Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook DC Harbold Facebook More Fun Comics Facebook Carlos Mendieta Facebook Carlos Mendieta Homepage

    TMP198 JOHN CULBRETH GETS NAUGHTY

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 93:49


    The Naughty Professor cofounding trumpet player and point man for the Naughty Horns has also worked with the Temptations, Rickie Lee Jones, the Afghan Whigs, and Galactic. He discusses the band’s formation, his home-schooled childhood, and his many collaborations with hip hop artists including Chali 2na. For being the youngest guest to date, John really has his head together. The Troubled Men want to be him when they grow up. Topics include Will Smith vs. Chris Rock, stage violence, Chris Owens RIP, a covid infection, Holy Week, a carjacking, a failed state, the Next Door app, a Texas childhood, TV rewards, a high school faux pas, the Geek Squad, Loyola music school, practicing, the Arban Trumpet Method, jazz exposure, band competition, Dennis Dotson, skipping church, music as prayer, a music biz program, a band house, early touring, the jam band scene, serious recording, a new approach, band identity, the Musos sync licensing agency, sample packs, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Pleiades” from “Everyday Shredder” by Naughty Professor Outro music: “Imagine” from “Magic Box” by John Culbreth Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook John Culbreth Facebook John Culbreth Homepage Naughty Horns Homepage Naughty Professor Homepage

    Feral Zone 4: KEVIN GORDON & THE IGUANAS HIT THE ROAD (PT2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 53:17


    The swampy Americana songwriter, singer, and guitarist, covered by Levon Helm, Keith Richards, and Lucinda Williams, has traveled a twisted road from juke joints in Monroe, La., and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop to his Nashville home. Out on a string of dates with the Iguanas, he joins the band on a night off to issue a communiqué from the tour, in the final installment of a two-part episode. As KG says, they’re just trying to get to Memphis. Topics include a master’s degree in poetry, Hill Country Blues, Mississippi Fred McDowell, the major 3rd in the blues, a Nashville publishing deal, industry songwriting, Garry Tallent, a suitcase of money, Jim Herrington, an Electra 225, Jim McCormick, Pat McLaughlin, a writing routine, photo inspiration, William Burroughs, and much more. Intro music: “The Trucker Takes A Wife” by Styler/Coman Additional Music: "GTO" from "Long Gone Time" by Kevin Gordon Outro music: "Trying to Get to Memphis" from "Tangle the Blue Sky" by Kevin Gordon Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Kevin Gordon Facebook Kevin Gordon Instagram Kevin Gordon Homepage

    Feral Zone 3: KEVIN GORDON & THE IGUANAS HIT THE ROAD (Pt.1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 48:28


    The swampy Americana songwriter, singer, and guitarist, covered by Keith Richards, Irma Thomas, and Sonny Burgess, has traveled a twisted road from juke joints in Monroe, La., and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop to his Nashville home. Out on a string of dates with the Iguanas, he joins the band on a night off to issue a communiqué from the tour, in the first installment of a two-part episode. As KG says, they’re just trying to get to Memphis. Topics include a Midwestern tour, a procedure, solo acts, West Monroe, South Omaha, West Memphis, “Jungle Boogie,” a band director, marching bands, Jorie Graham, poetry, the punk ethos, an Elvis impersonation, live performance, Bo Ramsey and the Sliders, Freddie King records, meeting X, John Doe’s beer, Todd Rundgren’s cake, and much more. Intro music: “The Trucker Takes A Wife” by Styler/Coman Outro music: “Deuce and a Quarter” from “Down to the Well” by Kevin Gordon Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Kevin Gordon Facebook Kevin Gordon Instagram Kevin Gordon Homepage

    TMP197 SHAWN HALL MAKES THE CONNECTION

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 87:45


    The accomplished visual artist and former Piety Recording Studio manager has worked with an impressive list of creative superstars and maladjusted misfits during her storied career. Stints as a chimney sweep, absinthe brewer, and crime scene photo tech round out her resume. Tonight Shawn brings her incisive intellect and easy laugh to a meeting of the minds with the Troubled Men. Pearls before swine? You be the judge! Topics include new tenants, sexism, a dog and a cat, a Bob Dylan show, the Geraniums memorial, a new hairdo, a Jeopardy host, Alicia Silverstone, scarves, Michigan, art exposure, a jazz musician, high school trouble, a Florida misadventure, a biker assassin, teachers, cursive, odd jobs, “Educating Rita,” Trey Helliwell, luck, finding New Orleans, the Mermaid Lounge, an artistic dialogue, loft building in Wicker Park, the Warhol Diaries, a new perspective, a return to nature, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Try To See It My Way” from “Hope Is Not For The Weak” by the Geraniums Outro music: "Soul Kiss" from "Juarez" by the Iguanas Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Shawn Hall Homepage Shawn Hall Instagram

    TMP196 DALE SPALDING HEATS UP

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 85:22


    The harmonica master and singer with Canned Heat and Poncho Sanchez grew up in the musical hotbed of Downey, California, with Phil and Dave Alvin. Influenced early on by the Louis Jordan records of his trumpet-playing mother, he caught the blues bug hearing artists like the Paul Butterfield Band, Sonny Terry, and Brownie McGhee at the Ash Grove and the Golden Bear in L.A. Comfortable in a variety of musical settings, tonight Dale tests his tolerance level in a session with the Troubled Men. Topics include baths vs. showers, the impending 200th episode, a borrowed book, Michael Tisserand, a student worker, a Bob Dylan show, tainted cupcakes, sailing from Pongo-Pongo, Bud Ferillo, the Coach House, the Vietnam draft, evading the FBI, going country, Lon Price, Duke Burrell, a Jazz Fest gig, moving to New Orleans, meeting Fito De La Parra, Larry Taylor, a music cruise, psychedelics, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “You’re The One” by The Little Elmore Reed Blues Band featuring Dale Spalding Outro music: “Early In The Mornin’” from “Latin Spirits” by Poncho Sanchez Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Canned Heat Homepage Dale Spalding Facebook

    TMP195 RONNIE BARNETT ON THE MUFFS

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 77:38


    The legendary Muffs bass player, along with singer/guitarist Kim Shattuck and drummer Roy McDonald, blasted out their infectious, melodic brand of punk rock from 1990 until Kim’s passing in 2019. Cresting at the top of the Indie rock wave, they counted the Ramones, Elvis Costello, and Ronnie Spector among their fans and picked up a platinum record for their hit recording of “Kids In America.” With the reissue of 2004’s “Really Really Happy” along with Kim’s demos for that record soon to be released, Ronnie finds kindred spirits in the Troubled Men as they gather for a meeting of the minds. Topics include a camera ticket, the Iguanas/Kevin Gordon tour, a middle seat, RIP Kevin O’Day, 911 calls, dropping the masks, a record store, meeting Alex Chilton, the Pandoras in Houston, moving to L.A., starting a new band, the Coconut Teaser, a punk rock teacher, backup dancers, the ’90s sound, Green Day, Korla Pandit, the Plaster Casters, a new release, Kim’s legacy, Willie Aron, Susan Cowsill, rock’n’roll college, a New Orleans connection, “Pam and Tommy,” Tony Rugolo, guest relapses, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Sad Tomorrow” from “Blonder And Blonder” by the Muffs Outro music: “Weird Boy Next Door” from “Whoop Dee Doo” by the Muffs Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Ronnie Barnett Facebook The Muffs Facebook Shop The Muffs Records

    TMP194 JASON MINGLEDORFF GOES SOLO

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 93:57


    A Grammy-winning veteran of Dr. John, Papa Grows Funk, the Nightcrawlers, and Galactic, the saxophone, clarinet, and flute player is a devotee of the New Orleans R&B and jazz canon. Now, as a college instructor, he passes this knowledge on to impressionable young minds. With his first record as a bandleader soon to be released, Jason jumps into the fray with the Troubled Men to recall career highs and lows, while remembering some of the giants who have come before. Topics include the Lenten season, a parade encounter, mistaken identities, Mardi Gras, a senior discount, a group costume, Chris Champagne, Michael Deas, the Ideal Market, a tragic fatality, gospel grandparents, a Disney World gig, a drum major, grad school, moving to New Orleans, Mem Shannon, the blues circuit, June Yamagishi, road food, a new sponsor, a teaching position, Eric Traub, Jerry Jumonville, The Band, Lee Allen, Maceo Parker, a James Brown gig, Sam Butera, jazz education, young musicians, Clint Black, baritone sax, the clarinet, Jon Culbreth, Ian Bowman, becoming a Simpsons character, “Glory Road,” Tony Clifton, Chris Owens, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Red Spark” from “Needle in the Groove” by Papa Grows Funk Outro music: “Glass House” from “Atmosphere” by the New Orleans Nightcrawlers Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival René Coman Facebook Jason Mingledorff Facebook

    TMP193 JOHNNY J. CALLS A SIT DOWN

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 77:06


    The rockabilly and roots guitarist, singer, and bandleader of the Hitmen, O.L.D., and the Blue Vipers has been an intergral part of the New Orleans scene since his arrival in the early ’80s. He’s worked with greats like Alex Chilton, Wayne Bennett, Joe Clay, George the Max, and Dave Turgeon. Tonight Johnny J. Beninati goes on the record with fellow travelers the Troubled Men to illuminate the dark recesses of the rock’n’roll landscape. Topics include a new Troubled Home, Aquarius, the Linda Lindas, self-policing, a horse lover returns, road hazards, curling, Babe Ruth, a first meeting, a working stiff, Bobby Brennan, Ed Sullivan, a contest, hotdog water soup, Jack Clement, Chuck Gwartney, Lalo Schifrin, Murphy “Fluffy” Hines, an Elvis impersonator, a street fight, Dale Hawkins, Radio Shack, Nicky Sanzenbach, Sex Dog, Scott Goudeau, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break Music: “16 Chicks” from “Louisiana Rockabilly” by Johnny J. and the Hitmen Outro music: “Might As Well Admit It” from “Nuclear Hayride” by Johnny J. and the Hitmen and “4-Legged Lover” from “Nashville Never” by O.L.D. Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram René Coman Facebook Johnny J Homepage Johnny J. and the Hitmen Facebook Blue Viper Records

    TMP192 BEN MUMPHREY GIVES US HOPE

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 90:43


    The record producer and recording engineer had spent years working with bands including the Pixies, Frank Black, and the Breeders before taking over the fabled Studio In The Country and returning it to its former glory. The recent release of the Geraniums’ “Hope Is Not For The Weak” represents the final 10 years of material recorded with him there at the mixing board. Always unflappable, Ben joins the Troubled Men in the hornets’ nest of Snake and Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge for a good going over. Topics include the Clempire, last week’s episode, kids in wells, a Dave Clements cameo, a health kick, Mardi Gras, a Krewe Du Vieux party, a milk miracle, the Iguanas at Chickie Wah Wah, a remote recording, cutting cable, switching insurance, a Jesuit education, the Plaza in Lake Forest, school showers, a teenage band, Scott Durbin, engineer training, Chris Finney, Mike Napolitano, Kingsway Studio, Trina Shoemaker, Karen Brady, O’Henry Studios, Sound City, tour fatigue, moving to the Truck Farm, Kim Deal’s house, working with the Breeders, Debbie Farmer, an echo chamber, a good vibe, Dash Rip Rock, professionals, amateurs, a session band, Stan Ridgway, Daemon Shea, the last Circle Bar gig, One South Lark, All Girl Band, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “This Is About This” by The Geraniums Outro music: “St. Claude Avenue” from “Hope Is Not For The Weak” by The Geraniums Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram The Geraniums Bandcamp Ben Mumphrey Facebook Ben Mumphrey Homepage

    TMP191 MEGHANN MCCRACKEN AGAINST THE GRAIN

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 81:01


    The iconoclastic screenwriter, essayist, and former Siberia Bar owner recently self-cancelled from social media after her commentaries drew the ire of the online mob. She now unleashes her polemics in Quillette Magazine and on the Substack platform. This Joan Didion acolyte is no shrinking violet. Tonight Meghann comes on like a runaway train, and the Troubled Men hang on for dear life as it nearly teeters off the tracks. Topics include the Elysian Bar, the Diewater, Yoko Ono, make ‘em ups, “Glengarry Glen Ross,” Al Pacino prank calls, Super Bowl traditions, Dick Butkus, Raider Nation, sports betting, violent crime, psychologists, a Sacramento childhood, Salinas land barons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jim Jones, miscegenation, millennialism, Judaism, Jane Goodall and David Graybeard fan fiction, victimhood, UC Santa Cruz, finding New Orleans, an outlaw boyfriend, “Panic In Needle Park,” “Slouching Towards Bethlehem,” the Silent Generation, the “Karen” phenomenon, “Fun Home,” and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “When I Sing About You” from “Total Death Benefit” by The Happy Talk Band Outro music: “Best Interest At Heart” from “Hope Is Not For The Weak” by The Geraniums Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Meghann McCracken Substack Meghann McCracken on Quillette Meghann McCracken Twitter

    TMP190 AURORA NEALAND LIGHTS UP

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 81:27


    The innovative multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer with the Royal Roses, the Monocle, the Panorama Jazz Band, and the Klezmer All Stars turns up to discuss her many projects, as well as her rural, hippie childhood and eventual escape to New Orleans. Her lightness of spirit is a breath of fresh air. Aurora had lots of interdisciplinary training at Oberlin College and Paris’ Jacques LeCoq School of Physical Theatre, but tonight it’s the Troubled Men who are made to heel. Topics include favorite podcasts, Caesar, the lifting malaise, shoes, little people, Marty and Elayne at the Dresden Room, a diaper scammer revisited, a beach shack, a mountain hut, herbal medicine, sniffing glue, school band, a custom degree, musique concrete, soccer, train hopping, Baltimore, grad school, Chiquita Magic, first gigs, punk, the Pixies, becoming a bandleader, Downbeat magazine, a coffee shop mural, Rory Danger, festival dates, doing less, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break and Outro music: “Trash Compact” from “Easy Listening for Lunatics” and “Whistleblower” by Aurora Nealand Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Aurora Nealand Homepage Aurora Nealand Facebook Aurora Nealand Music Facebook

    Feral Zone 2: MICHAEL CERVERIS LETS LOOSE IN THE GILDED AGE

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 82:02


    The Tony Award-winning actor and musician returns to discuss his latest role on HBO’s new “Gilded Age” period drama and his band Loose Cattle’s recent “Heavy Lifting” album. Guitarist and composer Jonathan Freilich joins the proceedings to add his two cents. Everyone’s been through a lot in the last few years, and Michael is no exception. Tonight he enters the Feral Zone as we search for the first glimmer of dawn. Topics include a return guest, continuing education, Neil Young and Crazy Horse at the Barn, minimalism, Phil Spector’s maximalism, lockdown recordings and video production, new songs, Kimberly Kaye, Will Sexton, emotionalism, artistic ownership, session work, Mark Bingham, Peter Stampfel, dreams coming true, “The War of Art,” process, gigs, “The Drowning Pool,” West Virginia, academic parents, rural progressives, Exeter Academy, Lilli Lewis, Yale, a pivotal time period, health protocols, “The Plot Against America,” “Station Eleven,” turning the tables, a good cop/bad cop proposal, and much more. Intro music: “The Trucker Takes A Wife” by Styler/Coman Break and Outro music: “Sidewalk Chicken” and “Get Downtown” from “Heavy Lifting” by Loose Cattle Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Michael Cerveris Homepage Loose Cattle Homepage Michael Cerveris Facebook Michael Cerveris Instagram

    TMP189 JEFF TREFFINGER: THE GERANIUMS IN BLOOM

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 92:12


    The guitarist and songwriter for the Geraniums and Tribe Nunzio and co-owner of the Mermaid Lounge has just released “Hope Is Not For The Weak,” a double album of Geraniums recordings the Bukowski-meets-the-Velvet-Underground outfit collected from years of sessions at the famed Studio in the Country. He discusses the band’s long history, as well as the recent passing of singer and lyricist Brendan Gallagher and drummer Daemon Shea. These songs have always felt a drunken prayer to God. Tonight Jeff joins the Troubled Men as they all count their blessings. Topics include post-holiday malaise, Mardi Gras season, home testing, a terminal strategy, a bottle of vodka, Yoko Ono, a Betty White parade, Greg Ensslen, Vernon Rome, Holden Miller, the Economy Cafe, Melinda Pendleton, George the Max, Clint Montz, Mermaid Recording, Glyn Styler, Malcolm Burn, Bogdanovich films, a date with Tatum O’Neal, “Paper Moon,” Cybill Shepherd, smoking, “This Is About This,” a Circle Bar residency, Peter Holsapple, Alex McMurray, Goat, Ben Mumphrey, an Irish gift for melody, show tunes, a terminal diagnosis, a coma, a changed man, Tom Marron, Gerald McCollum, concepts of time, the N.O. Musicians Clinic, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break, Outro, and additional music: “Can I Come Home,” “Pale As Jane,” “It’s Love,” “Retreat Of The Light Horse Brigade,” “Factory For Stars,” and “I’m Here To Stay” from “Hope Is Not For The Weak” by the Geraniums Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Jeff Treffinger Facebook The Geraniums Facebook The Geraniums Homepage The Geraniums Bandcamp

    TMP188 MARK WALTON LAYS IT DOWN

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 78:12


    The Dream Syndicate and Continental Drifters (Susan Cowsill, Vicki Peterson, Peter Holsapple) bassist, vocalist, and songwriter covered a lot of territory from L.A.’s Paisley Underground to the New Orleans-based indie-rock supergroup. Tonight Mark reaches out from his post-Katrina Las Vegas Safe House, where he places his bet and takes his chances with the Troubled Men. Topics include postponed tour dates, a recording session with Goat, fear, risk, Mardi Gras, Ronnie Spector R.I.P., a new Geraniums record, a haircut, a Cowsill party, the slums of Beverly Hills, early bands, influences, a rehearsal studio, Steve Wynn, Karl Precoda, touring with R.E.M., the Music Machine, the Talpa Restaurant, a Carlo Nuccio apartment, the Drifters formation, the Hollywood rock scene, a Too Free Stooges show, the trip from L.A. to N.O. and back, salvaged tapes, a flooded bass, Phil Lynott’s bass, meeting Led Zeppelin, a Mick Jagger party, Kyle Melancon, the desert, a torso, Punk Rock Bowling, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Dusting Off The Rust” from “The Universe Inside” by the Dream Syndicate Outro music: “Tomorrow’s Gonna Be” from “Better Day” by the Continental Drifters Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Mark Walton Facebook The Dream Syndicate Facebook The Dream Syndicate Homepage The Continental Drifters Homepage

    TMP187 ROBERT MUGGE, REAL TO REEL

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 90:56


    The award-winning filmmaker behind classic music docs like “Deep Blues,” “The Kingdom of Zydeco,” and “Gospel According to Al Green” has spent decades highlighting American jazz, soul, and roots artists like Sun Ra, Gil Scott-Heron, Sonny Rollins, and Robert Johnson. His post-Katrina feature ”New Orleans Music In Exile” chronicled the dispersion of musical refugees across the region and their struggles to carry on. After a lifetime of shooting on the fly, he joins the Troubled Men as they roll tape and see what happens. Topics include a quarantine week, tour prep, a new year, Ruffles, a broken murder record, a drunk driver, Billy Nungesser, “Iguanas in the House,” film school, Samuel Fuller, a “Dylan goes electric” concert with Dad, a civil rights household, a great-grandfather’s legacy, Jim Crow laws, R.L. Burnside, the Panther Burns, Robert Gordon, Bob Palmer, a memoir, Frank Rizzo, Blaze Starr, Bob Hope, a USO reunion, Frances Langford, Bob Mercer, Keith Keller, Spike Lee, Cyril Neville, “Saloon Man,” and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Jumper On the Line” from “Burnside on Burnside” by R.L. Burnside Outro music: “Que Tristeza” from “Super Ball” by the Iguanas Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Robert Mugge Homepage Robert Mugge Facebook

    TMP186 KYLE MELANCON BANGS HIS DRUM

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 80:01


    The powerhouse drummer and vocalist with the Emmy Award-winnng Imagination Movers spent 20 years propelling Dash Rip Rock’s punkabilly onslaught from coast to coast. From “Let’s Go Smoke Some Pot” to “I Want My Mommy,” he plays it all with intensity and finesse. As the School of Rock music director, he passes on his unbridled love of rocking out to the next generation. Since Kyle’s used to dealing with children, he should have no problem handling the Troubled Men. Topics include an old nickname, Hillel Slovak, Christmastime for the Jews, stuck inside of Mobile, Dusti Bongé, Quintron, Miss Pussycat, TV marathons, an Advent pill calendar, Chuck Prophet votes for the Hound, shooting galleries, champing at the bit, a French name, the Brother Martin band, Marty Hurley, Arthur Hardy, Stanton Moore, Keith Spera, Sgt. Pepper, Keith Moon, a Passover gig, meeting Bill Davis, Chris Luckette, touring, Kelly Keller, a TV show, Jazz Fest, Voodoo Fest, a bra, a diaper, Studio in the Country, Ben Mumphrey, Jay Wesley, “Get Back,” Big in the ‘90s, Daphne Moon, Zoom, Settly, Dream Syndicate, Mark Walton, Ruffles on New Year’s Day, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Happy To Be Here” by the Imagination Movers Outro music: “Stella Don’t” by Daphne Moon Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Kyle Melancon Facebook Kyle Melancon Twitter Kyle Melancon Instagram Imagination Movers Homepage

    TMP185 KEITH "TREE" BARRY TEACHES A LESSON

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 82:02


    He’s a multi-instrumentalist, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Thelonious Monster collaborator, and a cofounder, along with Flea, of the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. His career includes playing viola in the orchestra for Ray Charles and playing saxophone with the Chili Peppers, naked except for a sock. Crediting his high school music program with saving his life, he felt compelled to return the favor. Tonight Tree loses the sock and lets it all hang out with the Troubled Men. Topics include a new variant exploding, Mardi Gras plans, an anniversary, Geritol, Castellon’s Pharmacy, Bosco syrup, an N.Y.C. childhood, rural New Jersey, an L.A. relocation, Fairfax High, a school orchestra, college plans, Berklee College of Music, discovering the viola, solving the woodwinds, the harmonica, a change of plans, drug casualties, a golden age, Jack Irons, nicknames, biking to gigs, Hillel Slovak, “Mother’s Milk,” “Truth or Consequences,” Two Free Stooges live, a teaching career, Horace Tapscott, Pete Weiss, road hazards, rental scooters, a NoCal move, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Like Young” from “Blew Year’s Proposition” by Keith Tree Barry Outro music: “There Was A Time” by Keith Tree Barry Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Silverlake Conservatory of Music Homepage

    TMP184 RICK SHEA: LOVE & DESPERATION

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 76:23


    The Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and guitar master’s work with Americana legends like Dave Alvin, Chris Gaffney, and Wanda Jackson as well as his many excellent solo records, including his latest, “Love & Desperation,” speaks for itself. Cutting his teeth in the Southern California honky tonks, the San Bernadino-bred Telecaster slinger has seen it all from the inside out. An artist of subtlety and nuance, Rick throws caution to the wind as he meets up with the Troubled Men to survey the canyons of their minds. Topics include early darkness, shutdowns, sleeping in a car, loitering laws, Marty Allen RIP, a Kevin Gordon tour, tornados, online shopping, express lane friction, a military childhood, Spahn Ranch, flower power, the Bakersfield scene, the Blasters at the Palomino Club, Gene Taylor, Wyman Reese, Festivus, “Public Domain,” Amy Farris, Christy McWilson, R.E.M., John Doe, D.J. Bonebrake, dead friends, “From An Old Guitar,” the Cinema Bar, Tito’s Tacos, remote recording, Sylvie Simmons’ 4-star review, McCabe’s Music series, Keith “Tree” Barry, the Folk Alliance, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break and Outro music: “(Down at the Bar at) Gypsy Sally’s” and “Mystic Canyon” from “Love & Desperation” by Rick Shea Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Rick Shea Homepage Rick Shea Facebook Rick Shea Instagram

    TMP183 KIRK JOSEPH: MASTER OF NEW ORLEANS SOUSAFUNK

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 75:38


    The virtuoso sousaphone pioneer with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Treme Brass Band, and his own Backyard Groove reinvented the instrument in the modern band context. Singled out as a star among stars, he’s played and recorded with Elvis Costello, Luther Dickinson, Dr. John, and Bobby Rush. In keeping with his flagship band’s moniker, Kirk keeps it dirty as he goes tit for tat with the Troubled Men. Topics include a new show intro, a Zoom group social event, the drunkest countries, an Australian postcard from Nicole Pavy, RIP Bob Dole, Marty Allen, a lunch faux pas, the N.O. Mt. Rushmore, the 7th ward, the Andrew Bell Jr. High band, Noel Kendrick, band director Donald Richardson, “Frog” Joseph, Charles Joseph, Jerry Brock, the Olympia Brass Band, woodshedding with Roger Lewis, the brass band tradition, tuba vs. sousaphone, destiny, the Majestic Brass Band, touring Europe, the music biz, childhood influences, jam bands, artistic identity, transcendence, Freeman’s Oh Yeah club, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Snowball” from “The New Orleans Album” by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band Outro music: “Chewing Gum” from “Spike” by Elvis Costello featuring the Dirty Dozen Brass Band Support the podcast here. Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Kirk Joseph Homepage Dirty Dozen Brass Band Homepage Kirk Joseph Facebook

    TMP182 JAMES "THE HOUND" MARSHALL ON THE LOOSE

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 73:38


    The radio personality, bar owner (Circle Bar, Lakeside Lounge NYC), and rock ’n’ roll musicologist moved to the punk rock ground zero of 1977 Lower East Side at age 18, meeting the Cramps, the Ramones, Richard Hell, and Lester Bangs on his very first day in town. His original WFMU radio show (’85-’97) established an outlet for unhinged rockers, blues wailers, greaseball classics, and instrumental madness from his massive collection of 45s and 78s. His new The Hound NYC radio show and Hound Howl podcast carry on that same love of music from the edge. The Hound brings his unvarnished opinions and acerbic wit as he joins the Troubled Men for a stroll through the rubble of memory lane. Topics include a Susan Cowsill Christmas concert, Thanksgiving, a new variant, mob influence, Paterson, N.J., Bud Abbott’s FBI file, life in Florida, Miriam Linna, the Contortions, Lydia Lunch, Robert Quine, Bradley Fields, the Home for Teenage Dirt, record collecting, the Dead Boys, Alex Chilton, Ned Sublette, x-rated parrot training, legal shooting galleries, Burroughs and Ginsberg, the New York Dolls in Florida, punk cross-pollination, the Sex Pistols, a nickname, Dave Clements, Snake & Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge, Peter Holsapple, rare records, giving up, Jim Dickinson, Lou Whitney, Danny Fields, the Beatles “Get Back,” Gene Clark, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: "Justine" by Don and Dewey Outro music: "The Wind" by Nolan Strong and The Diablos Support the podcast here. Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram The Hound WFMU Radio Archive ('85-95) The Hound Radio Show Homepage The Hound Howl Podcast The Hound Facebook

    TMP181 ERIC BOLIVAR MARCHES ON

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 79:12


    The master drummer and percussionist with Anders Osborne, Karl Denson, and Pimps of Joytime cut his teeth in the Bay Area drum corps scene as a member of the World Champion Santa Clara Vanguard Drumline. That discipline and precision has served him over a career traveling the globe with rock gods, jazz legends, funk royalty, and punk revolutionaries. Eric has flourished in spite of life-threatening health challenges. Tonight he weathers a sit-down with the Troubled Men. Topics include a Christmas concert, a family gathering, pandemic envy, a carjacking, bow and arrow stick-ups, a gift idea, a female president, a musical family, the dot-com boom, an NYC relocation, the Bomb Squad, Radio Mundial, Theresa Andersson, fast food, Kirk Joseph, Bonerama, label nightmares, John Papa Gros, juggling bands, mystery symptoms, the N.O. Musicians Clinic, a shocking diagnosis, bus tours, dialysis, lost time, MusicCares, movie and TV work, “Belushi,” “Green Book,” and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Azurcan Pa Tu Alma” from “Momento Eterno” by Radio Mundial Outro music: “My Old Heart” from “Coming Down” by Anders Osborne Support the podcast here. Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Eric Bolivar Homepage Eric Bolivar Facebook

    TMP180 CHRIS ADKINS: SIX-STRING HIGHWAY

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 67:48


    The guitar wiz with George Porter Jr., Maria Muldaur, and Marc Broussard escaped the cultural void of Florida and found a home in the musical mecca of New Orleans. No matter what the situation, Chris always knows just what to play. Tonight he joins the Troubled Men and figures out what to say. Topics include election results, future candidates, a sand trap, a Brass Against pissing contest, Thanksgiving plans, Taylor Swift on SNL, a booster, shot, a family band, high school, Barry Greene, Bunky Green, Trey Brewer, a broken arm, basketball, Teddy Washington, Steve Masakowski, Ingrid Lucia, Benny Carter, touring, teaching, a Brando story, a Dylan son, a birthday gig, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break and Outro music: “Want To Get Funky” and “The Ladder” from “Crying for Hope” by George Porter Jr. and Runnin’ Pardners Support the podcast here. Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Chris Adkins Homepage Chris Adkins Facebook

    TMP179 BEN SCHENCK GOES PANORAMIC

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 71:30


    The clarinet player, arranger, and driving force behind the Panorama Jazz Band has an affinity for exotic folk music from around the world. A founding member of the N.O. Klezmer All Stars, he’s been mining this vein since he first got to town. Panorama’s “Good Music for You” song-of-the-month subscription service keeps the fresh releases coming. Ben makes time to spell it all out for the Troubled Men. Topics include a trip to Chicago, college plans, a physical exam, a naked football fan, a gypsy roofer, stolen yard signs, street work, an Annapolis childhood, music training, Quaker schools, modern dance, Go-Go music, the Smithsonian, Jonathan Freilich, Arthur Kastler, the Little People’s Club, Dean Stockwell, “Compulsion,” “Blue Velvet,” Mark Rubin, Bruce Springsteen, a Passover program, the Spotted Cat, Frenchmen St., Turkish dates, a bar hustle, a Copenhagen hustle, the Music Box Village, a wedding story, and much more. Intro Music: Styler/Coman Break and Outro music: “Les Deux Jumeaux” and “Spin the Dreidel” by the Panorama Jazz Band Support the podcast here. Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Panorama Jazz Band Homepage Panorama Jazz Band Facebook Ben Schenck Facebook

    TMP178 SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021


    Guitarist Rick Miller and bassist Mary Huff along with Dave Hartman on drums play rockabilly, surf, country, R&B, and Americana from the wrong side of the tracks. Southern-fried favorites with fans and critics alike, Southern Culture’s decades of hard touring and prolific record releases have only sharpened their humor and whet their appetite for rocking. With their latest record, “At Home With Southern Culture on the Skids,” fresh out of the oven, Rick and Mary join the Troubled Men for a meeting of the Troubled Minds. Topics include crime and punishment, a basketball injury, Timothy Hutton, a Buick LeSabre, a van breakdown, Geffen Records, crack, band origins, a coin flip, the Panther Burns, the White twins, the Cramps, Eddie Cochran, AM radio, Virginia, cheap guitars, D.I.Y. recording, a major label deal, “Flirting With Disaster,” Mary Tyler Moore, a wood shop teacher, ‘Dirt Track Date,” the Tonight Show, Ray Farrell, a NASA gig, Hasil Adkins, Miriam Linna, a Campbell’s Soup can, a documentary, Weird Al, a phone message, a Doris Wishman retrospective, “Blood Feast 2,” and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Camel Walk” from “Dirt Track Date” by Southern Culture On The Skids Outro music: “Run Baby Run” from “At Home With Southern Culture On The Skids” Support the podcast here. Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram SCOTS homepage SCOTS Facebook

    TMP177 KERRY GROMBACHER AT HOME ON THE RANGE

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021


    The folk and Western recording artist is a modern troubadour traveling and writing songs of cowboy life in Big Sky country. The singer, guitarist and mandolin player’s latest record, “Range of the Buffalo,” is nominated for multiple International Western Music Assoc. awards. Kerry is comfortable around the campfire and legendary at the Sands Motel. Tonight he joins the Troubled Men with some tall tales from the open plains. Topics include a season in Hell, the campaign, street work, a fan encounter, white pants, an army brat, western exposure, Roy Rogers, cowboy poetry, outlaws, fans, horses, a big winner, Jews in the West, the Bundys, a name change, Chip Dolan, archaeology, Wild West shows, library concerts, storytelling, the Highway 281 tour, and much more. Intro music: Styler/ Coman Break and Outro music: “Range of the Buffalo” and “When the Bullet Left the Gun” from “Range of the Buffalo” by Kerry Grombacher Support the podcast here. Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Kerry Grombacher Homepage Kerry Grombacher Facebook

    TMP176 ANDREW GILCHRIST: GOAT IN THE HOUSE 0F 1000HZ

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 84:55


    The sound engineer with acts like the Neville Bros, Maceo Parker, Steel Pulse, and Ani DiFranco, he’s also the owner of the House of 1000Hz studio, boasting a star-studded client list of national and regional artists. Goat’s early tenure at the experimental Music Gallery in his native Canada taught him to be ready for anything: recording the electric rake with Eugene Chadbourne, mixing Vladimir Putin singing “Blueberry Hill” at a Russian celebrity gala, and now a sit-down with the Troubled Men. Topics include a returning tenant, Manny for Mayor, Gov. Edwards cremation, a city council DWI, night shows, “Brown Sugar,” a nickname, first bands, Depeche Mode, Toronto, arts grants, Canadian content, Ethan Allen, Daniel Lanois, Kingsway Studio, live recording, Trina Shoemaker, test tones, Chopper Brady, a job offer, a drag race with Aaron Neville, Helen Gillet, a John Zorn session, a Russian soldiers story, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break and Outro music: “LOGUE JAMMIN RUFF’” and “dROUGH NINE” by Andrew “Goat” Gilchrist Support the podcast here. Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram House of 1000Hz Homepage Vladimir Putin "Blueberry Hill" Video

    TMP175 JIM SPAKE MAKES THE DATE

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 83:06


    The Memphis titan of the tenor sax has played and recorded with artists including Al Green, Alex Chilton, Tony Bennett, Mavis Staples, Mose Allison, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. A fixture on sessions at Ardent Recording and Sam Phillips Studios, and with famed producers Willie Mitchell and Jim Dickinson, he covers the waterfront from jazz to R&B, soul, and rock’n’roll. Jim shines on any stage he finds himself on. Tonight he sits in on a set with the Troubled Men. Topics include ditch digging, losses, Manny for Mayor, prequels, a resignation, NFL culture, family ties, a school band, a Huey’s residency, Doug Garrison, Jerry Lawler, Stan Getz, Eddie Harris, Jim Terry, Stax, the Memphis Horns, Leon Russell, Berklee College of Music, Sid Selvidge, Fred Ford, Nokie Taylor, the Antenna Club, Doug Easley, the Del Fuegos, the Replacements, Duck Dunn, Randy Haspel, band sandwiches, Levon Helm, Joe Mulherin, Austin City Limits, a Clinton inauguration, Garth Hudson, Brenda Lee, Chuck Berry, Ike Turner, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Shut Your Mouth When You Sneeze” by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins featuring Jim Spake Outro music: “River of Jive” by Charlie Wood featuring Jim Spake Support the podcast here. Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Jim Spake Homepage Jim Spake Facebook