Troubled Men Podcast

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TMP201 INSIDE THE WORLD OF BEN VAUGHN

Episode 201

May 19, 2022

TMP201 INSIDE THE WORLD OF BEN VAUGHN

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   ...

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TMP200 THE 200TH EPISODE PARTY: TROUBLE NEVER ENDS!

Episode 200

May 12, 2022

TMP200 THE 200TH EPISODE PARTY: TROUBLE NEVER ENDS!

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 ...

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TMP199 COUNTER CULTURE WITH DC HARBOLD AND CARLOS MENDIETA

Episode 199

April 28, 2022

TMP199 COUNTER CULTURE WITH DC HARBOLD AND CARLOS MENDIETA

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 ...

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TMP198 JOHN CULBRETH GETS NAUGHTY

Episode 198

April 21, 2022

TMP198 JOHN CULBRETH GETS NAUGHTY

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     ...

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

Episode 4

April 14, 2022

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

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 ...

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

Episode 3

April 08, 2022

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

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 ...

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