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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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TMP215 MATT TECU MEETS MR. HOLLYWOOD

Episode 215

October 20, 2022

TMP215 MATT TECU MEETS MR. HOLLYWOOD

The Grammy-nominated drummer has worked with artists including Neil Young, Beck, Daniel Lanois, Sam Morrow, and Manny’s Hollywood party band, Too Free Stooges. He was also the house drummer for the “Echo in the Canyon” film and tour revisiting the heyday of the Laurel Canyon music scene with Jakob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Cat Power, and Fiona Apple. Matt hasn’t spoken to Manny in 25 years, but he knows from experience what he’s in for. Some things never change. Topics include the Carlo Nuccio tribute, a prank, the rest of the story, Wadzilla’s passing, Tito Puente Day, meeting by accident, long odds, airport access, a reunion, a last meeting, a successful career, Silver Lake, a mountain lion, Zander Schloss, St. Louis, a Miles Davis gig, little criminals, a hippie boarding school, an acid trip, the Unconscious, an opening gig, a backstage video, Dick Rude, Alvarado St., a Club Lingerie show, a rockstar audience, a downward spiral, Mr. Hollywood, the Circle Jerks, Doug Belote, session acumen, New Orleans drummers, the Meters, playing Tipitina’s, Dig, the Kibitz Room, Andy Slater, a period piece, society, Ryan Adams, a Dylan endorsement, Joe Strummer, Matt Groening, and much more. Intro music: "Just Keeps Raining" by Styler/Coman Break Music: "You Showed Me" (featuring Jakob Dylan & Cat Power) from "Echo in the Canyon" Outro Music: "Quick Fix" from "Concrete and Mud" by Sam Morrow 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 ...

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Feral Zone 10: TAV FALCO'S PANTHER BURNS

Episode 10

October 13, 2022

Feral Zone 10: TAV FALCO'S PANTHER BURNS

The visionary performance artist, musician, filmmaker, visual artist, and author behind the legendary Unapproachable Panther Burns founded with Alex Chilton in 1979 just completed the whirlwind “Rouge Male” U.S. tour. He joins René inside the Feral Zone to discuss the trip, his relocation to Bangkok, his current recording and film projects, and Rene’s early tenure in the band. Tav shares pearls of wisdom concerning the “secret eye of the artist” from his mentor, the great photographer William Eggleston. Topics include a first Tupelo’s gig, a Club Lingerie birthday, a first tour, a blowout, the 40Watt Club, an aberrant orbit, the Lore of the Panther Burns, an infamous performance action, Televista, Marge Thrasher’s Straight Talk, artistic output, starting in the middle, R.L. Burnside, Eugene Baffle, a college riot, “Mondo Memphis Vol. 1,” a time traveler, the American South, learning Thai and Italian, poetic gradients, a photo book, a Memphis archive, a Thailand studio, the Urania Trilogy, the current band, sharkskin slacks, and much more. Intro music: "The Trucker Takes A Wife" by Styler/Coman Break Music: "Bourgeois Blues" from "Behind the Magnolia Curtain" by Tav Falco's Panther Burns Outro music: "Money Talks" from "Sugar Ditch Revisited" by Tav Falco's Panther Burns 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 Tav Falco Facebook Tav Falco Homepage The Panther Burns on Marge Thrasher's Straight Talk YouTube   ...

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TMP214 ALEX GREENE SCORES

Episode 214

October 06, 2022

TMP214 ALEX GREENE SCORES

The Memphis multi-instrumentalist, composer, and leader of the Rolling Head Orchestra is a veteran of the Reigning Sound, Alex Chilton, and Tav Falco’s Panther Burns. He’s created and performed original scores for a number of classic silent films including a recent commission for the Indie Memphis Film Festival of the 1921 Swedish witch documentary “Haxan.” Alex also has a PhD in anthropology, so he might have some insights about the Troubled Men. Topics include a cool day, a sex toy spill, an X-ray, an eyewitness, camera time, a long brushing, a city on the verge, Jan. 6 re-enactors, a theremin player, Jim Spake, Tom Lonardo, Jim Duckworth, moving to Memphis, computer music, Ardent Studios, the Farelight sampler, Lorette Velvette, the Kropotkins, Mo Tucker, Greg Cartwright, Booker T, a swan song, a whirlwind tour, Mario Monterosso, Bruce Watson, Bible & Tire Recording, Goner Fest, Rev. Fred Lane, Wadzilla RIP, and much more.   Intro music: "Just Keeps Raining" by Styler/Coman Break Music: "Speak Easy Serenade" from "Depression Jubilee" by Alex Greene and the Rolling Head Orchestra Outro Music: "Roadkill Samba" from "American Elegy" by Alex Greene and the Rolling Head Orchestra 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 Alex Greene and the Rolling Head Orchestra Facebook Alex Greene Facebook ...

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TMP213 JAKE ECKERT UNDER SUSPICION

Episode 213

September 29, 2022

TMP213 JAKE ECKERT UNDER SUSPICION

The Grammy-winning guitarist, singer, and producer with the New Orleans Suspects is also a Dirty Dozen Brass Band alum and owner/engineer of Rhythm Shack Studio where he’s recorded blues legend Bobby Rush and hoodoo slide guitar master John Mooney. Jake spent years playing the mountain music of Doc Watson and making L.A. sessions with studio giants like Larry Carlton before landing in the Crescent City. Tonight he submits to an interrogation as the Troubled Men play a little good cop/bad cop. Topics include a hearing date, early invitations, self help, the mayor’s debt, NOPD incentives, lawlessness, the royal family, a stalker update, a long hospital stay, a Covid honeymoon, a musical family, vaudeville, Appalachian State University, Eric Clapton, the Music Institute, Kirk Joseph, a post-Katrina relocation, Terrence Higgins, an extended tour, Roger Lewis, Liberace and Fats Domino, Sammy Davis, Las Vegas, Hollywood, Son House, Trina Shoemaker, Sheryl Crow, porno merchandise, Cedric Burnside, health issues, a new record, a final question, and much more. Intro music: "Just Keeps Raining" by Styler/Coman Break and Outro Music: "Criminal" and "Good Intentions" by the New Orleans Suspects 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 Jake Eckert Facebook New Orleans Suspects Facebook New Orleans Suspects Homepage ...

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Feral Zone 9: DR. DONALD SCHUELER REVISITED with EDDIE YOUNG and NICOLE PAVY

Episode 9

September 22, 2022

Feral Zone 9: DR. DONALD SCHUELER REVISITED with EDDIE YOUNG and NICOLE PAVY

The now 93-year-old author and conservationist returns to the Feral Zone with his lifelong friend and drinking buddy Eddie Young to reminisce about the French Quarter in the ‘50s, the march to Selma with M.L.K., a kinky D.A., and other highlights of their 65-year friendship. Night nurse Nicole Pavy assists with the delivery. Topics include a 19th-century cottage, a birthday party, a smart ass, a competitive relationship, military service, encounter groups, a Mexican car crash, nightclubbing, Jim Garrison, hypocrisy, Clay Shaw, a sham trial, fake IDs, aging, Dr. John, Catholic school dances, the current climate, voting, arguments, the Place, Berkeley, “Five Days At Memorial,” a whistleblower, PTSD, Katrina, the kindness of strangers, a bush fire, survival, environmental predictions, future trends, and much more. Intro music: "The Trucker Takes A Wife" by Styler/Coman Outro music: "These New Dreams" 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 Nicole Pavy Facebook To Purchase Don Schueler Books ...

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TMP212 ROB WAGNER SPANS TIME

Episode 212

September 15, 2022

TMP212 ROB WAGNER SPANS TIME

The modern jazz saxophone player, composer, and bandleader has recorded with his own trio as well as the Klezmer Allstars and Iris May Tango. His latest project with Anthony Cuccia, Klaas Hubner, and Kate Becker combines music, meditation, and breathwork. Tonight Rob joins the Troubled Men as they drag a few skeletons out of the closet. Topics include a recall effort, another speed camera ticket, Moon Landrieu RIP, nicknames, the Stalker Files revisited, a stabbing spree, R.J., Chris Walken, Michigan, music training, a miserable childhood, college, Robert Black, classical saxophone, French masters, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, the Cubs, Andy Wolf, leaving Chicago, the Little People’s Place, Kevin O’Day, composition, Benjamin Lyons, killing time, a bad pet, a new project, Andrei Codrescu, a terminal record, an honest man, TikTok, and much more. Intro music: "Just Keeps Raining" by Styler/Coman Break Music: "20.05.22" by Rob Wagner and Klaas Hubner Outro music: "Sax_Bells" by Rob Wagner 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 Rob Wagner Homepage ...

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