Troubled Men Podcast

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January 27, 2022 01:32:12
TMP189 JEFF TREFFINGER: THE GERANIUMS IN BLOOM

TMP189 JEFF TREFFINGER: THE GERANIUMS IN BLOOM

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 like 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 ...

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January 20, 2022 01:18:12
TMP188 MARK WALTON LAYS IT DOWN

TMP188 MARK WALTON LAYS IT DOWN

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 Podcast Instagram Mark Walton Facebook The Dream Syndicate Facebook The Dream Syndicate Homepage The Continental Drifters Homepage   ...

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January 13, 2022 01:30:56
TMP187 ROBERT MUGGE, REAL TO REEL

TMP187 ROBERT MUGGE, REAL TO REEL

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 ...

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January 06, 2022 01:20:01
TMP186 KYLE MELANCON BANGS HIS DRUM

TMP186 KYLE MELANCON BANGS HIS DRUM

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 ...

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December 30, 2021 01:22:02
TMP185 KEITH "TREE" BARRY TEACHES A LESSON

TMP185 KEITH "TREE" BARRY TEACHES A LESSON

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   ...

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December 23, 2021 01:16:23
TMP184 RICK SHEA: LOVE & DESPERATION

TMP184 RICK SHEA: LOVE & DESPERATION

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 ...

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