Troubled Men Podcast

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TMP191 MEGHANN MCCRACKEN AGAINST THE GRAIN

Episode 191

February 17, 2022

TMP191 MEGHANN MCCRACKEN AGAINST THE GRAIN

The iconoclastic screenwriter, essayist, and former Siberia Bar owner recently self-cancelled from social media after her commentaries drew the ire of the online mob. She now unleashes her polemics in Quillette Magazine and on the Substack platform. This Joan Didion acolyte is no shrinking violet. Tonight Meghann comes on like a runaway train, and the Troubled Men hang on for dear life as it nearly teeters off the tracks. Topics include the Elysian Bar, the Diewater, Yoko Ono, make ‘em ups, “Glengarry Glen Ross,” Al Pacino prank calls, Super Bowl traditions, Dick Butkus, Raider Nation, sports betting, violent crime, psychologists, a Sacramento childhood, Salinas land barons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jim Jones, miscegenation, millennialism, Judaism, Jane Goodall and David Graybeard fan fiction, victimhood, UC Santa Cruz, finding New Orleans, an outlaw boyfriend, “Panic In Needle Park,” “Slouching Towards Bethlehem,” the Silent Generation, the “Karen” phenomenon, “Fun Home,” and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “When I Sing About You” from “Total Death Benefit” by The Happy Talk Band Outro music: “Best Interest At Heart” 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 Meghann McCracken Substack Meghann McCracken on Quillette Meghann McCracken Twitter ...

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TMP190 AURORA NEALAND LIGHTS UP

Episode 190

February 10, 2022

TMP190 AURORA NEALAND LIGHTS UP

The innovative multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer with the Royal Roses, the Monocle, the Panorama Jazz Band, and the Klezmer All Stars turns up to discuss her many projects, as well as her rural, hippie childhood and eventual escape to New Orleans. Her lightness of spirit is a breath of fresh air. Aurora had lots of interdisciplinary training at Oberlin College and Paris' Jacques LeCoq School of Physical Theatre, but tonight it’s the Troubled Men who are made to heel. Topics include favorite podcasts, Caesar, the lifting malaise, shoes, little people, Marty and Elayne at the Dresden Room, a diaper scammer revisited, a beach shack, a mountain hut, herbal medicine, sniffing glue, school band, a custom degree, musique concrete, soccer, train hopping, Baltimore, grad school, Chiquita Magic, first gigs, punk, the Pixies, becoming a bandleader, Downbeat magazine, a coffee shop mural, Rory Danger, festival dates, doing less, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break and Outro music: "Trash Compact" from “Easy Listening for Lunatics" and "Whistleblower" by Aurora Nealand 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 Aurora Nealand Homepage Aurora Nealand Facebook Aurora Nealand Music Facebook ...

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Feral Zone 2: MICHAEL CERVERIS LETS LOOSE IN THE GILDED AGE

Episode 2

February 03, 2022

Feral Zone 2: MICHAEL CERVERIS LETS LOOSE IN THE GILDED AGE

The Tony Award-winning actor and musician returns to discuss his latest role on HBO’s new “Gilded Age” period drama and his band Loose Cattle’s recent “Heavy Lifting” album. Guitarist and composer Jonathan Freilich joins the proceedings to add his two cents. Everyone’s been through a lot in the last few years, and Michael is no exception. Tonight he enters the Feral Zone as we search for the first glimmer of dawn. Topics include a return guest, continuing education, Neil Young and Crazy Horse at the Barn, minimalism, Phil Spector’s maximalism, lockdown recordings and video production, new songs, Kimberly Kaye, Will Sexton, emotionalism, artistic ownership, session work, Mark Bingham, Peter Stampfel, dreams coming true, “The War of Art,” process, gigs, “The Drowning Pool,” West Virginia, academic parents, rural progressives, Exeter Academy, Lilli Lewis, Yale, a pivotal time period, health protocols, “The Plot Against America,” “Station Eleven,” turning the tables, a good cop/bad cop proposal, and much more. Intro music: “The Trucker Takes A Wife” by Styler/Coman Break and Outro music: “Sidewalk Chicken” and “Get Downtown” from “Heavy Lifting” by Loose Cattle 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, Spotify, or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Michael Cerveris Homepage Loose Cattle Homepage Michael Cerveris Facebook Michael Cerveris Instagram   ...

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TMP189 JEFF TREFFINGER: THE GERANIUMS IN BLOOM

Episode 189

January 27, 2022

TMP189 JEFF TREFFINGER: THE GERANIUMS IN BLOOM

The guitarist and songwriter for the Geraniums and Tribe Nunzio and co-owner of the Mermaid Lounge has just released “Hope Is Not For The Weak,” a double album of Geraniums recordings the Bukowski-meets-the-Velvet-Underground outfit collected from years of sessions at the famed Studio in the Country. He discusses the band’s long history, as well as the recent passing of singer and lyricist Brendan Gallagher and drummer Daemon Shea. These songs have always felt like a drunken prayer to God. Tonight Jeff joins the Troubled Men as they all count their blessings. Topics include post-holiday malaise, Mardi Gras season, home testing, a terminal strategy, a bottle of vodka, Yoko Ono, a Betty White parade, Greg Ensslen, Vernon Rome, Holden Miller, the Economy Cafe, Melinda Pendleton, George the Max, Clint Montz, Mermaid Recording, Glyn Styler, Malcolm Burn, Bogdanovich films, a date with Tatum O’Neal, “Paper Moon,” Cybill Shepherd, smoking, “This Is About This,” a Circle Bar residency, Peter Holsapple, Alex McMurray, Goat, Ben Mumphrey, an Irish gift for melody, show tunes, a terminal diagnosis, a coma, a changed man, Tom Marron, Gerald McCollum, concepts of time, the N.O. Musicians Clinic, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break, Outro, and additional music: “Can I Come Home,” “Pale As Jane,” “It’s Love,” “Retreat Of The Light Horse Brigade,” “Factory For Stars,” and “I’m Here To Stay” 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, Spotify, or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook ...

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TMP188 MARK WALTON LAYS IT DOWN

Episode 188

January 20, 2022

TMP188 MARK WALTON LAYS IT DOWN

The Dream Syndicate and Continental Drifters (Susan Cowsill, Vicki Peterson, Peter Holsapple) bassist, vocalist, and songwriter covered a lot of territory from L.A.’s Paisley Underground to the New Orleans-based indie-rock supergroup. Tonight Mark reaches out from his post-Katrina Las Vegas Safe House, where he places his bet and takes his chances with the Troubled Men. Topics include postponed tour dates, a recording session with Goat, fear, risk, Mardi Gras, Ronnie Spector R.I.P., a new Geraniums record, a haircut, a Cowsill party, the slums of Beverly Hills, early bands, influences, a rehearsal studio, Steve Wynn, Karl Precoda, touring with R.E.M., the Music Machine, the Talpa Restaurant, a Carlo Nuccio apartment, the Drifters formation, the Hollywood rock scene, a Too Free Stooges show, the trip from L.A. to N.O. and back, salvaged tapes, a flooded bass, Phil Lynott’s bass, meeting Led Zeppelin, a Mick Jagger party, Kyle Melancon, the desert, a torso, Punk Rock Bowling, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Dusting Off The Rust” from “The Universe Inside” by the Dream Syndicate Outro music: “Tomorrow’s Gonna Be” from “Better Day” by the Continental Drifters 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, Spotify, or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Mark Walton Facebook The Dream Syndicate Facebook The Dream Syndicate Homepage The Continental Drifters Homepage   ...

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TMP187 ROBERT MUGGE, REAL TO REEL

Episode 187

January 13, 2022

TMP187 ROBERT MUGGE, REAL TO REEL

The award-winning filmmaker behind classic music docs like “Deep Blues,” “The Kingdom of Zydeco,” and “Gospel According to Al Green” has spent decades highlighting American jazz, soul, and roots artists like Sun Ra, Gil Scott-Heron, Sonny Rollins, and Robert Johnson. His post-Katrina feature ”New Orleans Music In Exile” chronicled the dispersion of musical refugees across the region and their struggles to carry on. After a lifetime of shooting on the fly, he joins the Troubled Men as they roll tape and see what happens. Topics include a quarantine week, tour prep, a new year, Ruffles, a broken murder record, a drunk driver, Billy Nungesser, “Iguanas in the House,” film school, Samuel Fuller, a “Dylan goes electric” concert with Dad, a civil rights household, a great-grandfather’s legacy, Jim Crow laws, R.L. Burnside, the Panther Burns, Robert Gordon, Bob Palmer, a memoir, Frank Rizzo, Blaze Starr, Bob Hope, a USO reunion, Frances Langford, Bob Mercer, Keith Keller, Spike Lee, Cyril Neville, “Saloon Man,” and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Jumper On the Line” from “Burnside on Burnside” by R.L. Burnside Outro music: “Que Tristeza” from “Super Ball” 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, Spotify, or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Robert Mugge Homepage Robert Mugge Facebook ...

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