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Troubled Men Podcast

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 th...more

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TMP210 ABBE WOOL LANDS ON HER FEET

Episode 210

August 04, 2022

TMP210 ABBE WOOL LANDS ON HER FEET

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 ...

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TMP209 TIM ROBERTSON WINS AGAIN

Episode 209

July 28, 2022

TMP209 TIM ROBERTSON WINS AGAIN

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 ...

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TMP208 ZACK SMITH CAPTURES THE MOMENT

Episode 208

July 21, 2022

TMP208 ZACK SMITH CAPTURES THE MOMENT

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 ...

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TMP207 JUNE YAMAGISHI COMES HOME

Episode 207

July 14, 2022

TMP207 JUNE YAMAGISHI COMES HOME

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 ...

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TMP206 KING JAMES HOLDS COURT

Episode 206

July 07, 2022

TMP206 KING JAMES HOLDS COURT

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 ...

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TMP205 DEAN ELLIS' FANTASTIC VOYAGE

Episode 205

June 30, 2022

TMP205 DEAN ELLIS' FANTASTIC VOYAGE

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 ...

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