Troubled Men Podcast

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November 19, 2020 01:21:56

TMP 130 Alex McMurray is the Lucky One

The guitarist and singer’s bands include the Tin Men, the Valparaiso Men’s Chorus, Kings of the Smalltime, and the Alex Band. One of New Orleans’ premier songwriters, he’s released two original solo albums, “Lucky One” and “Road Songs,” this year, in addition to “Into the Sky” with songwriter collective the Write Brothers. Recordings with his own Royal Fingerbowl, as well as projects like 007, the Tom Paines, Susan Cowsill, Luke Spurr Allen’s Happy Talk, Lynn Drury, and the Geraniums round out his resume. With such a busy schedule, it’s surprising that he still finds time to volunteer at the orphanage. Tonight he makes time to mentor the Troubled Men. Topics include election relief, the twilight of the gods, an endgame strategy, the DA race, Alex Trebek RIP, a vaccine, a campus exodus, a job suggestion, childhood education, New Jersey mysteries, a reluctant New Orleanian, Chris Lee, Michael Ward & Reward, Glenn Hartman, Willie Green, Bourbon St. gigs, career options, recording singles, Washboard Chaz, Kelly Keller, the Circle Bar, Peter Holsapple, a solo residency, Keith Keller, Carlo Nuccio, the Austin Motel, Disney Tokyo, Cap’n Sandy, Daemon Shea’s last gig, and much more. Support the podcast [here.](https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/troubledmenpodcast) Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear [here.](https://www.bonfire.com/troubled-mens-wear/) Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Everybody Goes to Hank’s” from “Lucky One” by Alex McMurray Outro music: “Now You Know” by Alex McMurray with the Iguanas ...

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November 12, 2020 01:19:54

TMP 129 Malcolm Burn: Sonic Divination

The Grammy-winning producer and musician’s credits include records with Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Iggy Pop, the Neville Brothers, and Chris Whitley. Throughout his long association with fellow Canadian producer Daniel Lanois at Kingsway Studio, and in his own Clouet St. and Kingston, NY studios, Malcolm has always pursued a taste-over-flash aesthetic with an affinity for handmade music. He also hosts the weekly radio program [“The Long Way Around”](https://radiokingston.org/en/broadcast/the-long-way-around) highlighting an eclectic mix of artists. While record production can be a nuanced search for the divine in music, Malcolm is equally comfortable in the brutal climate of the Troubled Men Podcast. Topics include an election recap, a porn booth sense memory, COVID testing, a prevention strategy, NXIVM sentencing, “The Vow,” “Seduced,” a high school caper, a first encounter, culture shock, Rockin’ Dopsie stories, an interview, a bitter taste, Jeff Treffinger, the Geraniums, the technology trap, the Stephan Eicher sessions, a bedouin tent, Sinéad Lohan, a father’s rule of thumb, Woodstock neighbors, Kate Pierson, Levon Helm, self-education, studio psychology, artistic truth, and much more. Support the podcast [here.](https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/troubledmenpodcast) Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear [here.](https://www.bonfire.com/troubled-mens-wear/) Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Raging Sea” from “Little Houses in Space” by the Geraniums, produced by Malcolm Burn Outro music: “Whether or Not” from “No Mermaid” by Sinéad Lohan, produced by Malcolm Burn ...

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November 05, 2020 01:08:53

TMP 128 Rev. Fred Lane Gets Pataphysical

The strip-mine crooner burst onto the scene with Tuscaloosa art agitators the Raudelunas Pataphysical Revue, fronting No Wave big band Ron ‘Pate & His Debonaires. Their live record and the subsequent studio albums, “From the One That Cut You” and “Car Radio Jerome,” established them as a mythic presence in the southern underground. Years out of sight and scarcity of the discs heightened the mystery surrounding the singer. Fred Lane’s reemergence after 35 years with the “Icepick to the Moon” album and documentary and the recent cover of his "I Talk To My Haircut" by the Squirrel Nut Zippers has delighted fans and frightened foes from coast to coast. Now he trains his unblinking gaze on the Troubled Men. The hurricane killed the internet, so we strung together two tin cans to record this special episode. Topics include Hurricane Zeta recovery, a celebrity couple, the COVID vaccine, election stress, purple heroin, hospital food, New Orleans drivers, the 4-way stop, sober guests, a personal inventory, a star is born, an alter-ego, “Ubu Roi,” inspiration, a first recording, Davey Williams, LaDonna Smith, whirligigs, Jimbo Mathus, a rat problem, a Shimmy Disc reissue, Goner Records, e-cigarettes, southern-fried surrealists, the Fred Lane newsletter, kindred spirits, a George Carlin story, a Matthew Broderick stalking, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, and much more. 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 whereever you listen to podcasts. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Additional music: “Fun In the Fundus,” “My Kind of Town,” “From The One That Cut You,” “White Woman,” “Icepick ...

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October 29, 2020 01:34:24

TMP 127 George Porter In the Groove

The renowned bassist, along with fellow Meters Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli, and Zigaboo Modeliste defined New Orleans funk and R’n’B from the late 1960s on. From the explosion of classics like "Cissy Strut" and "Hey Pocky A-Way" for Allen Toussaint’s label, to session work with Dr. John, LaBelle, Paul McCartney, and Robert Palmer, the Meters are the gold standard. George has gone on to work with a stellar list of artists including David Byrne, Tori Amos, and John Scofield, as well as all-star groups the 7 Walkers, Voice of the Wetlands, and his own Runnin’ Pardners. He survived the 75-76 Rolling Stones. The Troubled Men should be a piece of cake. Topics include early voting, hate stuttering, a birthday speedball, an MRI nightmare, a clean checkup, a new record, early influences, guitar lessons, a new route, Poppi Francis, a frat house training ground, New Orleans music, Meters orthodoxy, touring the US, Route 66, the Ivanhoe, the Nightcap, a record deal, the New Barbarians, a hospital wakeup, a cocaine green light, a French audience, sampling, publishing irregularities, a breakup, production credits, Allen’s passing, a Superdome nightmare, Johnny Vidacovich, shake dancers, the Trio, Eric Traub, live tapes, A Taste of New Orleans, David and Walter Lastie, and much more. Support the podcast [here.](https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/troubledmenpodcast) Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear [here.](https://www.bonfire.com/troubled-mens-wear/) Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Look-A Py Py” by the Meters Outro music: “Nice Very Nice” by George Porter and the Runnin’ Pardners ...

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October 22, 2020 01:29:06

TMP 126 Pete Weiss: Thelonious Monster Lives

The co-founding drummer of Thelonious Monster discusses his history with the band beginning with the 80s post-punk Hollywood scene that included the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction, and Manny Chevrolet’s Too Free Stooges. It’s a stroll down memory lane filled with pitfalls and highlights that ultimately leads to redemption. The Troubled Men remain unredeemed. Topics include the end of the Circle Bar, a rich history, a test result, a priest’s porn shoot, a glimmer of hope, a new venture, a name change, a first meeting, a new band, a celebrity sighting, an L.A. heyday, a first record, Dick Rude, Fishbone, the Plugz, tour hijinx, a mystery solved, a conspiracy theory, bad behavior, pissing with Tom Waits, a documentary, a new record, Martyn LeNoble, Dix Denney, Bob Forrest, a solo deal, band alchemy, emotionalism, Zander Schloss, a bit, a music academy, humility, the Unabomber manifesto, another theory, a notorious Pink Pop set, a rock moment, and much more. Support the podcast [here.](https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/troubledmenpodcast/) Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear [here.](https://www.bonfire.com/troubled-mens-wear/) Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Outro music: “Buy Another Gun” from “Oh That Monster” by Thelonious Monster ...

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October 08, 2020 01:18:56

TMP 125 Ben Ellman Blasts Off!

His work with Galactic, Big Freedia, Trombone Shorty, the Revivalists, and the Klezmer All Stars should be enough to keep anyone busy. Along with his Galactic bandmates, the saxophone/harmonica player and producer is also an owner of the iconic New Orleans music mecca, Tipitina’s. Ben’s long history with many of his collaborators is a testament to his good character and ability to get along with others. Maybe some of that will rub off on the Troubled Men, but don’t count on it. Topics include Daughters Day, “The Social Dilemma,” dog medicine, Dick Cheney, local crimes, a Hard Rock fire, a meeting on acid, memories of an L.A. childhood, hard touring, the 90s rock scene in N.O., Joe Cabral, Eric Traub, Theryl DeClouet, band democracy, studio workflow, production credits, Boyfriend, club upgrades, a black swan event, bailing water, the Tip’s TV streaming platform, e-cigarettes, a tight pod, Tito’s Tacos, and much more. Support the podcast [here.](https://www.paypal.me/troubledmenpodcast) Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear [here.](https://www.bonfire.com/troubled-mens-wear/) Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Outro music: “O Côco da Galinha” (featuring Moyseis Marques) from “Carnivale Electricos” by Galactic ...

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