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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 through the Hollywood wringer by his late 20s. He th...more

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TMP204 JIMMY ROBINSON OPENS UP

Episode 204

June 23, 2022

TMP204 JIMMY ROBINSON OPENS UP

The virtuoso guitarist and composer with Woodenhead and the New Orleans Guitar Masters has spent a lifetime exploring the possibilities of the instrument. He’s scaled the heights of instrumental jazz/rock with Woodenhead and luxuriated in the introspection of his solo acoustic work, all while swimming against the pop music tide. Tonight Jimmy paddles as fast as he can to keep his head above the turbulent waters of the Troubled Men Podcast. Topics include Esai Morales, a staycation, airfares, random gunplay, a fan encounter, Julee Cruise RIP, David Lynch, wigging out, Ejaculation at the Celebration of Life, a lost guitar, Lake Terrace, the Beatles, Yoko Ono, the Greek Fountains, Audubon Park concerts, Black River, Cranston and Dave Clements, music school, Sex Dog, Rick Wigginton, Layla Musslewhite, Keith Keller, a live recording, L’li Queenie, Ford’s Place, Ron Cuccia’s Jazz Poetry, Peter Holsapple, Susan Cowsill, the White Album, Lenny Breau, the Police, Ole Man River’s, the Lafitte Artist’s Complex, property ownership, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Incidental music: "Falling" from "Floating Into the Night" by Julee Cruise Break music: "Severly Blue" from "Woodenhead Live at Tipitina's" Outro music: "Can't Stop Drinking" from "Guitarworks" by Jimmy Robinson 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 Jimmy Robinson Homepage Jimmy Robinson Facebook ...

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Feral Zone 6: THE IGUANAS IN PARADISE

Episode 6

June 16, 2022

Feral Zone 6: THE IGUANAS IN PARADISE

Saxophone great Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr. joins the Iguanas and Emmy-winning Hawaiian filmmaker and festival producer Kenny Martinez-Burgmaier to reflect on the triumphant return of the Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival after a 2-year hiatus. Donald discusses his mentoring a teenage Notorious B.I.G. and hanging out at home with Miles Davis. Kenny recounts his rise from child cook to impresario. The star-studded lineup and spectacular locale stand in contrast to a persistent ennui for which there is no geographic solution. Troubled in Paradise? You could put it like that. Topics include the Mauna Kea Beach Resort, caloric intake, Eric Marienthal, Wayne Toups, supplements, Skip Martin, positivity, a Mexican restaurant, car sales, Jazz Alley TV, film school, video production, Pancho Sanchez, 2nd lines, a unified musical approach, Clifford Brown, artistic longevity, boxing acuity, Mike Tyson, an extended stay, Aloha spirit, royal lineage, a canoe, and much more. Intro music: "The Trucker Takes A Wife" by Styler/Coman Break music: "Oye Mi Cumbia" from "Sin To Sin" by the Iguanas Outro music: "When the Weather Breaks" from "Juarez" 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 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 Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival Facebook Jazz Alley TV Facebook Donald Harrison Homepage ...

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Feral Zone 5: DR DON SCHUELER GETS A HOUSECALL

Episode 5

June 09, 2022

Feral Zone 5: DR DON SCHUELER GETS A HOUSECALL

The 92-year-old author, college professor, and former French Quarter denizen mingled with luminaries like Tennessee Williams and Clay Shaw and counted superstar historian Stephan Ambrose among his closest friends. Born in Victorian Brooklyn, he arrived in New Orleans in 1950 and spent the ensuing years haunting the recesses of the region from the mansions of the Garden District to the backwoods of Mississippi. Tonight he enters the Feral Zone, along with co-conspirator and attending night nurse Nicole Pavy, as a man who has seen a lot and has no reason to hold back. Topics include an orphan, an arts high school, sexual identity, chance vs. choice, plantation life, Europe in the ’50s, a New York job, meeting New Orleanians, the French Quarter in the ’50s, Dixie’s Bar, “Suddenly Last Summer,” “A Handmade Wilderness,” the Atchafalaya, higher education, LSUNO, meeting Willie, the Red Carpet, Selma, safaris with Betty Wisdom, an old lion, the UpStairs Lounge, Middle English, Dr. Reinecke, Girod St. Cemetery, longevity, the desert, “Incident At Eagle Ranch,” predators, legacy, a first meeting, and much more. Intro music: "The Trucker Takes A Wife" by Styler/Coman Break and Outro music: "Rosa Parks" and "Royal Street" 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 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 To Purchase Don Schueler Books ...

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TMP203 ROSIE ROSATO REPORTS FOR DUTY

Episode 203

June 02, 2022

TMP203 ROSIE ROSATO REPORTS FOR DUTY

The conga player and Vietnam veteran has led a life of service both in and out of the military. As a door gunner with the 1st Air Cavalry, he joined those throughout the ages willing to make the ultimate sacrifice. The Troubled Men are awed as Rosie recounts his mythic life. Topics include the Norfolk Bayou Boogaloo, a D.C. gig, Hawaii, cousins, smoking Kools, a George Porter encounter, local stupidity, Zion Williamson, a 2nd booster, Ray Liotta RIP, a pistol whipping, “GoodFellas,” “Something Wild,” DeNiro, a kidnapping, a musician father, a maestro grandfather, a seminary expulsion, the Celebration of Life festival, a draft notice, enlistment, Vietnam deployment, the Easter Offensive of ’72, “The Deer Hunter,” “Apocalypse Now,” “Platoon,” death cards, coming home, troubled vets, Mardi Gras ’73, Professor Longhair, volunteer work, art therapy, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: "Summer Samba" by Walter Wanderley Outro music: "Galveston" by Glen Campbell 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 Rosie Rosato Facebook ...

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TMP202 RICH COLLINS: THE IMAGINATION MOVERS AND BEYOND

Episode 202

May 26, 2022

TMP202 RICH COLLINS: THE IMAGINATION MOVERS AND BEYOND

The Emmy Award-winning writer, musician, actor, and creator of Disney TV’s “Imagination Movers” series discusses the band’s 20-year history, his formative years, and his solo career. Rich is a relentlessly positive guy with a cheerful demeanor and a smile on his face. Tonight his good nature gets put to the test as he sits down with the Troubled Men. Topics include a 200th episode party recap, a podcast lost and found, “Ozark,” losing gear, a missing bass, underwear, an empty nest, a New Orleans girl, a 4-track recorder, songwriting, playing drums, Go-Go music, Trouble Funk, straight life, journalism work, Chris Rose, irony, the first show, Disney TV, band drama, Kyle Melancon, mom groupies, a Movers/Slipknot mash up, a lawsuit, Five Happiness restaurant, multigenerational fans, military base tours, a hopeful future, acting, a real hero, a Miley Cyrus moment, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Zombie Radio” from “That Escalated Quickly” by Rich Collins Outro music: “All the Pretty Houses” by Rich Collins 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 Imagination Movers Homepage Imagination Movers Facebook Rich Collins Homepage Rich Collins Facebook ...

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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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