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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...more

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TMP165 JON LANGFORD TELLS TALES OF FEAR AND WHISKEY

Episode 165

July 29, 2021

TMP165 JON LANGFORD TELLS TALES OF FEAR AND WHISKEY

The Mekons and Waco Brothers founding singer, guitarist, and punk/alt-country pioneer takes a break from his latest Freakon collaboration to discuss his Welsh upbringing, his art school days with pals Gang of Four, his solo projects, and his successful career as a painter. Jon has a tremendous work ethic, releasing the first of 23 singles from the “Lucky Seven Series” and starting bands and records with any free moment. He’s also a real gentleman…qualities the Troubled Nation could use more of. Topics include roadwork, the Hard Rock Hotel scandal, the Rolling Stones at Jazzfest, vaccine resistance, port cities, Joe Strummer and the Clash, a record deal, LeMieux Galleries, Tom Stern and Blue Velvet Studio, Alex Rawls, OffBeat, Chickie Wah Wah, Steve Watson, Buddy Watson, the Sadies, Midway Pizza, country music, Thatcher and Reagan, union busting, signing to Virgin Records, a mining strike, the Aberfan 1966 mining disaster, moving to Chicago, honky tonk music, “Deserted,” inspiration, Yard Dog Gallery, “Lofty Deeds,” the chicken and the egg, 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 almost any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Memphis Egypt” from “Heaven and Hell” by the Mekons Outro music: “Only The River” from “Jon Langford’s Lucky Seven Series, part 1” by Jon Langford & the Skull Orchard Welsh Male Choir Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Jon Langford Facebook Waco Brothers Mekons Jon Langford Artwork  ...

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TMP164 SGT. T-BEN BOUDREAUX REPORTS FOR DUTY

Episode 164

July 22, 2021

TMP164 SGT. T-BEN BOUDREAUX REPORTS FOR DUTY

The veteran WTIX radio personality behind "News You Need Now" and joke writer for the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Joan Rivers stumbled into the comedy game while wisecracking during local traffic reports. He wound up writing 40 to 50 jokes a day for a variety of outlets including radio DJ clients across the country. The charm offensive continues as Ben drops in on the Troubled Men to dip his big toe into the podcast whirlpool. Topics include the mayor’s race, Edwin Edwards, David Duke, rally confusion, Bunny Matthews, Ron Cuccia, Brendan Gallagher, a Geraniums release, Reefer Ridge, Walnut Bend, UNO radio, the Jefferson Orleans North, wedding crashing, Dr. George Wallace, a cruise gig, standup comedy, a Manny t-shirt, a hair company, the Vagiplug, Best Life pharmacy restaurant, Captain Humble, modern radio, podcast listeners, Tom Fitzmorris, Ed Tyll, Art Bell, Coast To Coast, favorite comics, David Letterman, staff writers, SNL, 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 almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “My Darlin’ New Orleans” from “Home” by L’il Queenie and the Percolators Outro music: “Sidewalk Chicken” from “Heavy Lifting” by Loose Cattle Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram  Benny the Jokeman Homepage Sgt. T-Ben Boudreaux Facebook ...

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TMP163 Mark Rubin: The Triumph of Assimilation

Episode 163

July 15, 2021

TMP163 Mark Rubin: The Triumph of Assimilation

The self-proclaimed Jew of Oklahoma and founding bassist with the Bad Livers and Killbilly recently cracked the Billboard Bluegrass chart with his solo release “The Triumph of Assimilation.” It’s a Judeo-Americana meditation on the present, with a view of the past and a cautiously hopeful eye to the future. Mark’s a master of slap upright bass and its use in rockabilly, swing, klezmer, and the conjunto style he played on accordion great Santiago Jimenez Jr.’s Grammy-nominated records. Tonight he kibitzes with the Troubled Men. Topics include an empty nest, the Broadside, “POV: Neutral Ground,” trash, Donald Rumsfeld, Edwin Edwards, Dale Triguero and Chickie Wah Wah, the drop zone, Mordecai Gebertig poetry, Charlottesville, QAnon, blood libel, kosher food, a cross burning, punk and roots rock, Danny Barnes, Dallas, hate eating, Kevin Smith, Juan Viesca, Richard Linklater, “The Newton Boys,” sideman work, a regional music resurgence, klezmer in Europe, bluegrass heartbreak, Bill Monroe, the Butthole Surfers, John Paul Jones, steel guitar, Jimmy Day, the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, Leo Frank, 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 almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “It’s Burning” and outro music: “A Day of Revenge” from “The Triumph of Assimilation” by Mark Rubin, Jew of Oklahoma Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Mark Rubin, Jew of Oklahoma Homepage Mark Rubin Facebook Mark Rubin Instagram ...

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TMP162 Michael Tisserand Reveals A Secret World

Episode 162

July 08, 2021

TMP162 Michael Tisserand Reveals A Secret World

The award-winning journalist and author of “Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White,” returns with his newest book, “My Father When Young.” It’s a collection of recently discovered mid-century photos taken by his father as a young man in post-war Europe, his Indiana home, and New Orleans during Mardi Gras. A beautiful Kodachrome time capsule, the book is a window into a life before domesticity and responsibility took over. Michael joins the Troubled Men as they enjoy the view. Topics include going meetless, a Dave Alvin connection, potholes, 3rd World pride, car repairs, road work, Britney Spears, a caper, Cosby freed, a film option, a pack rat, a secret life, Olympic trials, an overseas call, the Norske Nook, gay Mardi Gras, a mother-in-law, ebooks, the Sager Group, Jude Acers, a prison chess program, “The Queen’s Gambit,” Gilbert Gottfried, chess on the radio, a final question, 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 almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “These New Dreams” from “Hope Is Not for the Weak” by the Geraniums Outro music: “Secret World” from “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” by Glyn Styler/ René Coman Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Michael Tisserand Facebook Michael Tisserand Homepage Order Michael's new book, "My Father When Young" ...

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TMP161 Dave Alvin: King of California

Episode 161

July 01, 2021

TMP161 Dave Alvin: King of California

He’s a Grammy-winning songwriter, singer, guitar player, record producer, and founding member of the legendary Blasters, who burst onto the early L.A. punk scene with a powerhouse mix of rockabilly, blues, country, and r’n’b. Major label records and worldwide touring followed. With teenage mentors like Big Joe Turner and T-Bone Walker, and a stellar career of solo recordings and top-tier collaborators, Dave has probably seen every scoundrel west of the Pecos. He spots the Troubled Men a mile away. Topics include a return to miserable, Jazzfest, Father’s Day, a flashback, a freaky-looking dog, troubled loners, Downey, the Carpenters, a sweet spot, musical cousins, L.A. radio, Jimmy Rabbit, Mom and Dad, Lee Allen, the Ash Grove, a music lesson, headhunting, getting signed, the Go-Go’s, Chris Gaffney, Dale Spalding, “The Third Mind,” 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 almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Marie, Marie” from “American Music” by the Blasters Outro music: “On the Way Downtown” from “From an Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased Recordings” by Dave Alvin Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Dave Alvin Homepage Dave Alvin Facebook ...

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Episode 160

June 24, 2021

TMP160 Rurik Nunan: Mission from Moscow

The outstanding violinist and singer with Loose Cattle, whose new record, “Heavy Lifting” was just released, comes to New Orleans by way of a Moscow birth and a Georgia upbringing. Extensive classical training underlies his mastery of the instrument, but his love of the American roots canon keeps Rurik in the nightclubs and on festival stages with a Who’s Who of regional and national acts. The Troubled Men are all vaxxed up, so they return to in-person podcasting, but with this kind of exposure, a virus should be the least of Rurik’s concerns. Topics include a new location, a naked bike ride, a cabin in the woods, frolf, quicksand, a feral dog attack, the cone of shame, an African mission, a love story, Debauche, a prom date, Loyola U., Carrollton Station, Harry Shearer, “Evita,” Lynn Drury, hippy influences, Camper Van Beethoven, a musical family, the school lottery, youth baseball, the national anthem, live gigs, city hall, 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 almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break and Outro music: "Gasoline and Matches" and "Aunt Avis" from "Heavy Lifting" by Loose Cattle ...

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