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Troubled Men Podcast

René Coman sits down with the original Troubled Man, Manny Chevrolet, over cocktails at the Ring Ro...more

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Episode 57

May 09, 2019

TMP #57 Rob Cambre Connects the Dots

The experimental guitarist and music promoter from a rural Louisiana refinery town found a community of like minds in the heyday of college radio. He went on to help establish a thriving improvisational music scene in New Orleans. Rob takes the biggest chance yet as he enters the Ring Room and puts his faith in the Troubled Men. Topics include a damaged pet, a vacation mystery, a recovered phone, college radio, Kidd Jordan, Free Jazz, Alvin Fielder, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Homestead Records, Zeitgeist, festival security, bad dancing, Norco, La., Sonic Youth, No Wave, Gibby Haynes, Kramer, Bong water, Eugene Chadbourne, the German Coast, porn soundtracks, Dr. Demento, Rev. Fred Lane, Tuscaloosa absurdists, the Music Box Village, the Secret, the High Holidays, Passover, favorite plagues, the Process, cults, True Detective, Malevitus, Anxious Sound, and much more. Rate and review Follow and share Intro music:Styler/Coman Night of the Dog: Malevitus ...

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Episode 56

May 02, 2019

TMP #56 Gina Phillips In Stitches

The great mixed media artist uses paint, fabric, and a room-sized quilting machine to create large scale works of stunning colors and textures. Tonight she cuts up in the Safe House while the Troubled Men come apart at the seams. Topics include a new old shirt, one good street, municipal overreaction, a long introduction, Fats Domino, Kentucky roots, a family band, a junkyard playground, DNA tests, art training, a road trip, Hyperphlyy w/the Iguanas, teaching, a new palette, a rental car mistake, the Southern aesthetic and tragicomedy, horses, a bad pour, a squirt gun attack, beards, a Harvard goat roast, workflow, the Praline Man, Mr. Okra, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, Jeopardy, an anniversary, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, etc. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Music:Styler/Coman ...

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Episode 55

April 25, 2019

TMP #55 The Stalker Files Revisited

After a string of top-shelf guests, the Troubled Men take an episode to clear the air and touch on all the good times and grievances they've been keeping bottled up. Once that bottle comes open, it's tough to get the cork back in. Topics include hot tea, weed killer, measles, a goat mayor, Austin, French Quarter Fest, Irma Thomas, a new stalker, FEMA failures, Denali protocol, a guest update, an Airbnb, a menacing stare, borrowing from strangers, chess music, church fires, train travel, a vet visit, a sense memory, Histoire de Melody Nelson, a police chase, another camera ticket, a court date, a haircut, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts. Follow, share, and spread the Troubled word. ...

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Episode 54

April 18, 2019

TMP #54 Susan Cowsill On Her Own

As the youngest member of her family band, Susan had seen more show biz peaks and valleys by age 11 than most mortals see in a lifetime. Turns out she was just getting started. She joins the Troubled Men in the Ring Room to let it all out. Topics include a medical advancement, an escape plan, a Bush stamp, early ambitions, a family audition, the '60s sweet spot, Beverly Hills teen life, the Ed Sullivan Show, the Partridge Family, a prom date, TV kids, Maureen McCormick, high school larceny, Laurel Canyon, Brando and the cops, the jaws of life, Karla Bonoff, Dwight Twilley, a first solo deal, the Runaways, Kim Fowley, Joan Jett, band dating, Carlo Nuccio, Peter Holsapple, Vicki Peterson, Irish roots, the Continental Drifters, children ,Tom Jones, Chuck Negron, the Boxtops, the Psycho Sisters, the Beach Boys, Wonderland Ave., an eye for talent, easy tears, a final joke, and much more. "River of Love" by Susan Cowsill, from the album "Lighthouse" (words/music: Barry Cowsill) Intro music: Styler/Coman Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts ...

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Episode 53

April 11, 2019

TMP #53 Bruce Barielle Masters the World

The audio savant gets roped into the Ring Room to lift the lid on the record making process and reveal what really goes on in the inner sanctum. It's a dark art of aural nuance that Bruce practices. Thankfully, the Troubled Men like it in the dark. Topics include a fish counter story, a shower variation, road dates, an anniversary party, a burial, a first job, the law game, Ethan Allen, Daniel Lanois, Kingsway sessions, audiophile ear training, a career suggestion, mastering in a nutshell, sonic blind spots, modern trends, digital zero, Rickie Lee Jones, Mike Napolitano, working for McCartney, a Professor Longhair record, Mick's surgery, sync licensing, music supervisors, a Netflix assignment, the Radiators at Luigi's, flooded tapes, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on iTunes. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled word. Music: Styler/Coman ...

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Episode 52

April 04, 2019

TMP #52 Nicole Pavy On Night Duty

It's a night of bayou royalty as a member of the storied Pavy clan graces the Ring Room to dish on down-home political feuds and international nursing missions. Nicole has traveled the globe ministering to the sick. Let's see what she can do for the Troubled Men. Topics include an easy inventory, odd parking, 5G electric meters, tech phobia, punk rock childhood, mental health, a profile review, Opelousas, picking Australia from a hat, a Katrina premonition, hometown cred, a radio career, earthquakes, family history, the Huey Long-Pavy feud, childhood radicalization, nursing in Africa, a ghost resort, an endangered dish, service fatigue, ER visits, missionaries, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn, etc. Follow and like on social media, and share with your friends. Music: Styler/Coman ...

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