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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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Episode 65

July 04, 2019

TMP#65 Lefty Parker Gets It Right

The artist, musician, and Euclid Records store manager has covered a lot of territory in his career. From making pizza and managing the Circle Bar, to restoring art and DJing for bounce superstars, there’s not much he hasn’t done. He’s never been on a podcast, until now. He joins the Troubled Men as they discuss social media, OJ, El Chapo, Squeaky Fromme, recording with Lynn Drury, Jacques DeLatour, poison Cheerios, DJ Shadow, early life, south central L.A., painting, art conservation, the Circle Bar mural, Kelly Keller, moving to town, Fireball Rocket, Ernie K-Doe, Chapel Hill, MTV, the Smashing Pumpkins interview, a nickname, a pizza allergy, the Tiger Theater, Mexican food, a blind man, Stevie Wonder, Dave Bartholomew, the Ponderosa Stomp, artistic and cultural fragility, the bounce revival, a name change, Michael Jackson, a random puncher, [a cctv beatdown at Siberia](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9IGH-T9dxM), campaign management, a George Reinecke set, and much more. Please subscribe, review, and rate on your favorite podcast app. Follow and share on social media and spread the Troubled word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Outro music: The Ballad of the Lonely Lonely Knights by the Lonely Lonely Knights ...



TMP #64 Chapel Hart: HyperPhlyy Out The Mud

Episode 64

June 27, 2019

TMP #64 Chapel Hart: HyperPhlyy Out The Mud

The country soul singers from Poplarville, Mississippi are moving up fast with the release of their new record, Out The Mud, and an upcoming summertime European festival tour. Danica, Trea, and Devynn have big things in their future, but first they have to make it past the Troubled Men and out the Ring Room. Topics include the outdoors, a curse, a new name, sister cousins, Poplarville, big families, professional drive, moving to New Orleans, busking, paying dues, a new addition, choir directing, Glory Hole, Glory Road, past campaigns, Silent Darrick, corrections work, mental health, a Father’s Day gift, the Dylan documentary, Joan Baez, mortality, Blood on the Tracks, an Austrian festival, Da Library, road dates, bands, the death stare, SportsCenter, and much more. Please subscribe on your favorite podcast platform. Please follow and share with friends. Intro music: Styler/Coman Outro music: Made For Me by HyperPhlyy ...



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Episode 63

June 20, 2019

TMP #63 Dave Catching's Rock 'n' Roll World

The guitar player for Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal and owner of Rancho de la Luna recording studio has always been in it for the long haul. From Memphis to L.A., New Orleans to Joshua Tree, and across the globe, he’s seen more than he could have imagined. He talks about a lot of it with the Troubled Men in the Ring Room. Topics include flirting, recent losses, Memphis, the Modifiers, the Cathay de Grande, Pleasant Gehman, Texacala Jones, Iris Berry, Laura Bennett, the Mentors, El Duce, John Densmore, Derf Scratch, Too Free Stooges, Mike Murphy, the Cramps, Manhattan Beach, the Panther Burns at DBA, the Well, Alex Chilton, Art Damage, Joshua Tree, Rancho de la Luna studio, Fred Drake, Daniel Lanois, Victoria Williams, Kyuss, Josh Homme, Matt Cameron, the Methematics, earthlings?, early influences, Maggot Brain, the desert, inertia, Jesse Hughes, a new mezcal venture, bicycles, red-headed men, Iggy Pop, the Continental Drifters, Jimmy Ford, Kingsway, Malcolm Burn, American Caesar, Airline Hwy, and much more. Please subscribe, review, and rate on your preferred podcast app. Please follow, like, share on social media, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Outro music: Bought and Sold (feat. The Dreaded Lovelies) by Dave Catching from Shared Hallucinations Pt. 1: Sonic Salutations From the Venerable Vaults of Rancho de la Luna 1972-1984 ...



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Episode 62

June 13, 2019

TMP #62 Stachio

The Troubled Men square off in the Ring Room to catch their breath and take stock after a flurry of stellar guests. Topics include the heat, bathroom ice, a Men’s Room bit, Rocketman, a movie gag, guest cancellations, the Panther Burns on tour, summer in New Orleans, a trip to Hawaii, a manta ray bit, Twitter wars, a new nickname, Rebecca Culp, high school dating, the next campaign, fudged resumes, artifacts of mortality, a roach story, termites, child safety, a close call, a self-inflicted wound, an attempted robbery, a naked bike ride pace car, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on your podcast app. Like, follow, and share on social media. Music: Styler/Coman ...



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Episode 61

June 06, 2019

TMP #61 Willie Bonham Is Free

The guitar player discusses his experiences with the criminal justice system as both a victim and the accused. The story starts with the theft of his prized vintage guitar collection and the senseless death of Frenchy Brouillette, a once-trusted friend. It leads to years of pretrial incarceration, his ultimate freedom, and his efforts to pick up the pieces and move on with life. Talk about Troubled! Topics include a surprise announcement, the heat, a weekend crime wave, a Hawaiian festival, the First 48, Mr. New Orleans, a robbery, a botched police report, a tipoff, a threat, a stolen ham, the confrontation, a state of shock, a defensive wound, a failure of representation, a hospital visit, a private prison, loss of council, due process, prison politics, guitar influences, the Cincinnati Kid, a cameo role, a plea, a test of the human spirit, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on your podcast app. Follow on social media and share with friends. Intro music:Styler/Coman Outro music:”Julia Florida”(Agustin Barrios), performed by Willie Bonham ...



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Episode 60

May 30, 2019

TMP #60 Alex Rawls Gets Critical

The music writer and book critic behind the My Spilt Milk blog and the 12 Songs of Christmas podcast joins the Troubled Men for a final recap of Jazzfest performances as they stare into the void of the long, hot New Orleans summer. Good thing Manny is in such a positive mood. Topics include Mt Denali, an investigation, a fan favorite, the 12 Songs of Christmas podcast, Tav Falco, BR-549, Eddy Arnold, a Houston childhood, the Canadian years, early assignments, Offbeat magazine, Gambit, creative destruction, post-Katrina, Chernobyl, Moonlight Benjamin at Jazzfest, Diana Ross, a new music challenge, Pacific Breeze, backstage doubts, Janelle Monáe and Prince, an untimely death, an endorsement, hologram tours, the war on Christmas, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate. Follow and share with friends. ...