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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 59

May 23, 2019

TMP #59 Allyn Robinson Swings In

After a lifetime of playing drums with a who's who of musicians, the New Orleans native has lots of tales to tell. From his tenure with the mighty Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders, where he drove the 11-piece horn section and hired a young Jaco Pastorius on bass, to his long history with Luther Kent and Trick Bag, Allyn has proven he can handle anything. Let's see how he handles the Troubled Men. Topic include a definition, a summer parade, another festival, an anniversary, Charlie Brent, Loyola Music School, David Lee Watson, Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders, Lon Price, Lee Thornburg, Cranston Clements, Tony Klatka, The Barn in Miami, the Jackie Gleason Show, Last Kiss, Red Rodney, Tower of Power, the 3-piece rhythm section, road girls, Circles, the Georgia roots of soul, Luther Kent and Trick Bag, Ward Smith, Jimmy Weber, Bob Gable, A.J. Pittman, Eric Langstaff, Brian O'Neal, Jazz Excursions, a climate change, Cary Boquet, an early lesson, two jokes, a Treme childhood, Al Jackson, The Monkey Speaks His Mind, a bank visit, Walter Reed, house fires, unfettered capitalism, the thrill of music, Tab Benoit, Jaco Pastorius, a tragic loss, the demise of Bourbon St., and much more. Outro Music:Circles by Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders from the album "Cochran" ...

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Episode 58

May 16, 2019

TMP #58 CC Adcock Crows

The Lafayette recording artist and record producer leaves the comfort of Disgraceland to drop some pearls of wisdom in New Orleans' notorious Ring Room. The Troubled Men learn the hard way that silence is golden and duct tape is silver. Post-festival ennui, a No Stones party, a stray dog, a chance encounter, a charmed life, fast talking, Lafayette roots, Li'l Buck Sinegal, Buckwheat Zydeco, Dickie Landry, Bo Diddley, Jack Nitzsche, the Rolling Stones, a fleeting encounter, Cops, Musso & Franks, gunplay in Hollywood, true genius, sandal season, neat drinks, goat yoga, a jumpsuit, new fans, chem players, drag names, Li'l Band of Gold, Plant and Storm, Steve Riley intervenes, duct tape, and much more. Subscribe and review. Share and spread the word. Y'all'd Think She'd Be Good To Me, by CC Adcock from the album Lafayette Marquis ...

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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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