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Troubled Men Podcast

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Episode 139

January 21, 2021

TMP139 Susan Spicer Dishes It Out

The James Beard Award-winning superstar chef and owner of Bayona, Mondo, and Rosedale restaurants has always followed her heart. Her international navy brat childhood and years as a free-spirited world traveler informed her adventurous palette and fearless creativity. Tonight Susan dishes with the Troubled Men and addresses some culinary queries from the Nation. One bite and you’ll know she’s got good taste. Topics include the coup attempt aftermath, viral predictions, a new “Jeopardy” host, a Broadside gig, a church lawsuit deadline, Helena Moreno, Warehouse days, a move to New Orleans, a first restaurant, kitchen culture, an airport location, cooking abroad, wine pairings, dining attire, dip, fast food, breaking decorum, local favorites, a 4-course fundraiser, the Circle Bar on Mardi Gras, 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 Break and outro music: “Tonight” and “No Newts” from “Little Houses In Space” by the Geraniums ...

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Episode 138

January 14, 2021

TMP138 Dana Colley: Vapors of Morphine

The bari and tenor sax player with the legendary band Morphine and now Vapors of Morphine carries on the legacy of the groundbreaking “low rock” trio with a new record, “Fear and Fantasy,” coming out this year. He joins the Troubled Men to catch up on the 20 years since the passing of visionary frontman, Mark Sandman. Tune in to hear just how low they can go. Topics include the Capitol attack, MAGA riot fashion, Mike Love, a virtual greeting card, the Rouse’s boycott, Alex Trebek trivia, a first meeting, a trip to New Orleans, Jerome Deupree, Billy Conway, a Jeremy Lyons sighting, band origins, drugs, the Celtics, instrumental inventions, Chris Ballew, the Beatles, “Peter and the Wolf,” from tonette to saxophone, the Mass. College of Art & Design, guitar influences, a meteoric rise, world tours, Orchestra Morphine, self-limitation, the editing process, transitional lineups, future dates, 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 Break music: “Whisper” from “Yes” by Morphine Outro music: “Golden Hour” from “Fear and Fantasy” by Vapors of Morphine ...

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Episode 137

January 07, 2021

TMP137 Russ Broussard Breaks Through

From his work with the Continental Drifters, the Cowsills, and Terrance Simien to his playing with John Papa Gros, Grayson Capps, and the Covered in Vinyl series he founded with wife Susan Cowsill, the Opelousas native has a groovy, joyous approach to the drums that always shines through. While the classical training and pro-cycling career may come as a surprise, Russ’s purity of spirit and eternally youthful optimism are readily apparent. Tonight he joins the Troubled Men as a much needed mood elevator while they turn the page on a year to forget. Topics include the holidays, George “the Max” Reinecke R.I.P., a heinous crime, the vaccine, Big Freedia, the Nashville bombing, a family history, a first drum set, early bands, “Breaking Away,” a move to San Francisco, Queen Ida, the Bluerunners, ego death, rubboard, a golden age, reunion gigs, Katrina, a Cowsills resurgence, the Turtles, freelance work, ”Searching for Sugarman,” Leif Garrett, a book proposal, 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 Break music: “I Know You Know” from “Just Believe It” by Susan Cowsill Outro music: “Gotta Get Up” from the forthcoming record “Rhythm of the World” by the Cowsills ...

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Episode 136

December 31, 2020

TMP136 Corey Ledet Zydeco

The Grammy-nominated Zydeco accordion player and singer comes from a distinguished family of Creole musicians who played with everyone from Clifton Chenier and Rockin’ Dopsie to Louis Armstrong and Bunk Johnson. Corey celebrates the release of his 14th album on Lost Bayou Rambler Louis Michot’s Nouveau Electric Records. He pays tribute to his Black Creole roots with several songs sung in the Kouri-Vini dialect his family has spoken for generations. His ancestors would be proud of his commitment to preserving the language and folkways of their unique culture. One can only imagine how they’d feel about the Troubled Men Podcast. Topics include the Person of the Year, Festivus, a diaper boy plea, an Anne Frank monument, a horse lover, a D.A. initiative, a positive test result, Parks, La., the first Zydeco drummer, Lafayette Big Bands, a family history, live streaming, Dockside Studio, a party school, a one-man band, a new seasoning, local parades, Creole Mardi Gras, parenting techniques, vinyl LPs, 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 Break and Outro music: “Buchanan Ledet Special” and “This Is All I Want” from “Corey Ledet Zydeco” ...

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December 24, 2020

TMP135 Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk

His resume includes the Neville Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, the Rolling Stones, and Keith Richard’s X-Pensive Winos. The keyboard player, singer, and songwriter grew up as r’n’b royalty playing in the Neville Brothers with his father Aaron and his uncles, Art, Charles, and Cyril. Years of solo records and high-profile session work led to ultimate redemption from the pitfalls of rock’n’roll indulgence. His powerhouse band Dumpstaphunk is poised for a 2021 release of their new record. Tonight he joins the Troubled Men, and redemption may be hard to come by. Topics include a road trip recap, the vaccine, Dylan’s catalogue sale, an early case, a last NYC gig, a long recovery, school days, music training, James Booker, influences, early ’70s soul music, meeting Keith Richards, a Steve Jordan/Sammy Davis Jr. bit, a bottom, hanging with Mick and Steve Bing, a landmark set at Bonnaroo, a record deal, new music, the future, a film score, 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: “Where Do We Go From Here” and “Justice 2020” ft. Chali 2na & Trombone Shorty from “Where Do We Go From Here” by Dumpstaphunk ...

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Episode 134

December 17, 2020

TMP134 Craig Klein: New Orleans Nightcrawler

The veteran trombone player discusses the recent New Orleans Nightcrawlers’ Grammy nomination for “Atmosphere,” as well as his years with Bonerama, the Harry Connick Jr. Big Band, and his cameo appearance on “The Simpsons.” His love of traditional jazz led him from hanging out at Preservation Hall as a teen, to co-founding the Storyville Stompers Brass Band, and eventually joining the Pres. Hall band. After 40 years in the music biz and over 150 recording credits, the Grammy nod is a sweet reward. His date with the Troubled Men, slightly less so. Topics include a house concert, Disney World, a tour hack, a Vagiplug followup, D.A. runoff results, pardons, Uncle Jerry, a school band, the Olympia Brass Band, Lucien Barbarin, the Dirty Dozen, Danny Barker, Fairview Baptist Church, the Threadheads, a trombone joke, Frog Joseph, David Silverman, Jason Mingledorff, “Chatter Jazz,” Matt Perrine, Marigny Recording, the Beat Exchange, Mike Napolitano, Scott Billington, awards voting, a nightmare 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 and outro music: “Gentilly Groove” and “Fat Man” from “Atmosphere” by the New Orleans Nightcrawlers Brass Band ...

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