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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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TMP211 CAROLINE VALENCIA: CIRCLE BAR CONFIDENTIAL

Episode 211

September 08, 2022

TMP211 CAROLINE VALENCIA: CIRCLE BAR CONFIDENTIAL

Her tenure dates back to the earliest days of the Circle Bar. In fact, she likes to say that she came with the building. The former tennis pro and dentist-turned-bartender encountered everyone from Lee Circle winos and touring hipsters to counterculture royalty like Keith Richards and Hunter Thompson. After her time in Austin hanging out with Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bill Hicks, and Sam Kinison and her years as den mother for the circular clubhouse for wayward adults, Caroline is well acquainted with barfly foolishness. It’s just like old times as she joins the Troubled Men. Topics include a hiatus, celebrity spectators, a mayoral recall, Noonie Man, juvenile crime solutions, failing school zones, the Mission District, 2 dominatrices and a priest, Austin in the 1970s, common interests, an Antone’s jam session, Rank & File, a moveable feast, special catering, babysitting Roky Erickson, the Fleur de Lis restaurant, Ben Ellman, a Hank Williams III gig, Kelly Keller, absinthe parties, Jim “the Hound” Marshall, heavy pours, celebrity bartenders, Andre Williams, a close call, Michael Ward’s nighttime circuit, Mike Hurtt, barkeep discretion, and much more. Intro music: "Just Keeps Raining" by Styler/Coman Break Music: "The Analyst" from "Loose Strings" by Carlo Nuccio Outro music: "Sensible Shoes" from "Little Houses in Space" by the Geraniums 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 Caroline Valencia Facebook ...

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Feral Zone 8: SHAWN WILLIAMS' FEARLESS JOURNEY

Episode 8

September 01, 2022

Feral Zone 8: SHAWN WILLIAMS' FEARLESS JOURNEY

The Americana-noir recording artist comes in on a wave of stellar reviews for her latest, “Wallowing In The Night,” the follow-up to 2020’s acclaimed “Fear of Living, Fear of Loving” recorded entirely on her phone. No stranger to adversity, she’s endured a carjacking, RV breakdowns, and the collapse of her touring band, and that’s just this summer. Undeterred, Shawn enters the Feral Zone to tell the tale as we react to the tragic loss of our dear comrade Carlo Nuccio and recount a few treasured memories of good times with the larger-than-life drummer. Topics include Jeff Treffinger, Swiss recording sessions, the Glyn Styler band, banned from the Red Room, one last gig, Carlo Fest, working for the Nooch, a cover story, prolific output, early songwriting, local roots, a radio career, a New York move, Dick Clark, back to new Orleans, a nonsense memory, a first meeting, Tom Stern, Blue Velvet Studio, an innocent approach, a first record, solo touring, a fortune cookie, a pandemic tour, French Quarter life, playing the Sturgis bike rally, frank lyrics, family dynamics, corporate radio, Jimi Palacios, Bruce Barielle, a live band, a cruel summer, big news, Roxy Bergeron, and much more. Intro music: "The Trucker Takes A Wife" by Styler/Coman Break and Outro music: "Someone Else" and "If You're Gonna Leave" from "Wallowin' In The Night" by Shawn Williams 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 ...

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Feral Zone 7 ANTHONY CUCCIA: THE NIGHT JANITOR CLEANS UP

Episode 7

August 25, 2022

Feral Zone 7 ANTHONY CUCCIA: THE NIGHT JANITOR CLEANS UP

The multi-instrumentalist behind the Night Janitor and the Other Planets has also played with Rotary Downs, the Iguanas, and Glyn Styler Presents the Clergy. Having survived his own season in hell, he now counsels other troubled souls as a mental health professional by day, while producing new music on the night shift. Anthony’s been there and back again, and he’s here to tell the story. Topics include an Iguanas tour recap, a secret show, Fitzgerald’s, Camile Baudoin, Michael Tisserand, John Magnie, the Continental Club, Hunt Sales, Mike Buck, Bridge House, a marathon gig, a laptop break-in, Linda Gail Lewis, name confusion, playing bongos, studying with Hector Gallardo, Lafayette music peers, Tim McFadden, CC Adcock, the Other Planets, Rob Wagner’s New Thing, Playtex Living Gloves, Rotary Downs, Zack Smith, modular synths, Scott Campbell, Mr. Show, Sinking City Records, psychic shows, Tim Robertson, kamikaze practice, one bad decision, clinical mental health, relapse, vivid memories, buoyancy, Uganda Roberts, profound change, obsessions, tone, tension, ego, monkey mind, and much more. Intro music: "The Trucker Takes A Wife" by Styler/Coman Break music: "Flooker" from "Everything" by the Night Janitor Outro music: "Coconut Cake Bake" from "Round Circle" by the Night Janitor 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 The Night Janitor Bandcamp The Night Janitor Instagram ...

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TMP210 ABBE WOOL LANDS ON HER FEET

Episode 210

August 04, 2022

TMP210 ABBE WOOL LANDS ON HER FEET

The screenwriter (“Sid and Nancy”) and director (“Roadside Prophets”) started her career in the hotbed of the L.A. indy scene making “Repo Man” with Alex Cox. She’s known Manny since his earliest days in the movie biz and Too Free Stooges. Abbe has survived both independent filmmaking and a near-fatal fall. Tonight she tests her luck with the Troubled Men. Topics include a jury deliberation, local politics, a trip to France, dental charts, mystery travel, Roy Cohn, Paul Sorvino RIP, “Goodfellas,” a fist bumper, a correction, UCLA film school, a student film, Dick Rude, Ramón Menéndez, “Repo Man,” Sunset Strip, the Circle Jerks at Tipitina’s, Zander Schloss, a blended family, a big hit, writing “Sid and Nancy,” Gary Oldman, Courtney Love, criticism, Dan Wool, AFI, Brant Reiter, “Roadside Prophets,” a union job, a fall, moving home, smoking, a Vegas trip, Nick Ratner, “Mad God,” Mody Frank, John Doe, leaving L.A. and much more. Intro music: "Just Keeps Raining" by Styler/Coman Break Music: "Institutionalized" by Suicidal Tendencies Outro music: "My Way" by Sid Vicious 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 Too Free Stooges YouTube ...

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TMP209 TIM ROBERTSON WINS AGAIN

Episode 209

July 28, 2022

TMP209 TIM ROBERTSON WINS AGAIN

The versatile guitarist with fiddle dynamo Amanda Shaw has had his orchestral compositions performed by symphonies around the country. All this is in addition to his day job as one of the hardest working guys playing Bourbon Street. Tim’s work ethic, forged as a high school track star, serves him well as a musician and tonight as he stays a step ahead of the Troubled Men. Topics include a world on fire, a Taco Bell attack, a prison story, the D.A. on trial, John Hinckley on the loose, “Taxi Driver II,” Hanson live, a stalker returns, Istanbul, redheads, judo practice, Arch Manning, Bethlehem Steel, an elevator escort, a track star, starting late, a realization, a pivot to music, the cusp of greatness, Mike Sklar, Mike Darby, learning songs, a Bowie tribute, being Mick Ronson, the Iguanas at the North Star, Mike Barras, stage acumen, differing perspectives, studying composition, Daron Hagen, a tuba glissando, orchestration, and much more. Intro music: "Just Keeps Raining" by Styler/Coman Break and Outro music: "The Lion Sleeps, "Tesh," and "Biggest Freak In The Room" from "Get On Board" by Tim Robertson 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 Tim Robertson Facebook Tim Robertson Music YouTube ...

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TMP208 ZACK SMITH CAPTURES THE MOMENT

Episode 208

July 21, 2022

TMP208 ZACK SMITH CAPTURES THE MOMENT

The award-winning commercial photographer and drummer with acclaimed alt-rock band Rotary Downs shot his first music festival as a teen at the Festivals Acadiens in his hometown of Lafayette, La. His current exhibition, “Exit Stage Right,” at the N.O. Jazz Museum is a collection of stage-side portraits taken everywhere from Bonnaroo to Chaz Fest. His two decades playing with the sublime Rotary Downs is icing on the cake. Zack is used to flying by the seat of his pants in less-than-ideal conditions. That comes in handy as he wings it with the Troubled Men. Topics include the #1 dive bar, a pickup line, the #1 murder rate, the navy base, a Tic Tac obsession, Bastille Day, an all-purpose band, Zachary Richard, a French language renaissance, a vision quest, a bathroom darkroom, trial and error, the zone system, intellectual property rights, a portfolio, meeting bands, assisting Herman Leonard, a visual tradition, disposable images, a heckler, a photo booth, a move to Granada, band dynamics, the writing process, James Marler, Chris Columbo, Jason Rhein, Michael Girardot, a triumphant send-off, C.C. DeVille, Voodoo Fest, the next thing, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break and Outro music: "Orion" and "The Sandwich Islands" from "Traces" by Rotary Downs  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 Zack Smith Photography Homepage Zack Smith Photography Facebook ...

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