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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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TMP207 JUNE YAMAGISHI COMES HOME

Episode 207

July 14, 2022

TMP207 JUNE YAMAGISHI COMES HOME

The powerhouse guitarist from the Wild Magnolias and Papa Grows Funk spent 20 years as a star of the Japanese blues and soul music world before finding a new home in New Orleans. A longtime devotee of Mardi Gras Indian music and the Meters, he quickly found his way into the very bands he’d studied from afar. After nearly three decades at the apex of the funk scene in his adopted city, June tips into an old haunt to rendezvous with the Troubled Men. They decide to do it in English, as Manny and René’s Japanese is atrocious. Topics include gunplay, a murder bet, Carlo Fest, donuts, the 4th of July, Japan, Susan Cowsill, Abe Simpson, fireworks, Tic Tacs, Theryl “the Houseman” DeClouet, that hometown smell, an athlete, American TV and radio, the Ventures, electric guitars, fake hippies, the West Road Blues Band, opening for B.B. King, funk bands, a record deal, Korean cultural dominance, Pink Lady, Chickenshack, Band of Pleasure, David T. Walker, James Gadson, the Sunset Strip, the Maple Leaf, Michael Ward and Reward, Cornell Williams, a Wild Magnolias gig, George Porter, John Gros, the Meters reunion, the Old Point Bar, the Trio with Johnny Vidacovich, the Headhunters, touring, friends back home, Kenken, “The Houseman Cometh,” upcoming dates, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Additional music: "Sukiyaki" by Kyu Sakamoto Break music: "Coochie Molly" from "Life Is A Carnival" by the Wild Magnolias Outro music: "My Man" from "Mr. Patterson's Hat" by Papa Grows Funk 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 ...

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TMP206 KING JAMES HOLDS COURT

Episode 206

July 07, 2022

TMP206 KING JAMES HOLDS COURT

King James and the Special Men’s hold on the Monday night old-school r&b scene at BJ’s, Sidney’s Saloon, and the Saturn Bar lasted over a decade, leaving behind an LP and a handful of singles featuring the Lost Bayou Ramblers’ Louis Michot, Layla McCalla, and Alynda Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff. Now mastermind Jimmy Horn heads Special Man Industries, producing perfumes, incense, and other sundries for his discriminating clientele worldwide. Listen in as the Special Man joins the Troubled Men to contemplate the state of civilization. Topics include an inside job, Roe v. Wade, the coat hanger business, Twitter, Dominicans, a debutante party, white suits, Rotary Downs, Midnight Oil, dry cleaning, a dog park, cottage core, a road trip to New Orleans, pioneer stock, Mormon wives, a word problem, Seattle, the LeDale Hotel, a pimp, a dancer, Washboard Lisa, the Quarter scene, Chris “Showtime” Davis, Rashid Akbar, Dave Clements, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Ernie and Antoinette K-Doe, a transformation, jumpsuits, personnel changes, singles, retirement, the value of art, smoking, work philosophy, pandemic benefits, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break and Outro music: "Baby Girl" and "The End Is Near" from "Act Like You Know" by King James and the Special Men 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 Special Man Industries Homepage Potions, Powders, and Sundries Instagram ...

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TMP205 DEAN ELLIS' FANTASTIC VOYAGE

Episode 205

June 30, 2022

TMP205 DEAN ELLIS' FANTASTIC VOYAGE

The writer, translator, and WWOZ DJ discusses his new book of poetry, “Far Flung,” his early life in New Jersey, and the ocean trek that sparked his love of Brazil and its culture. Dean’s years of on-air radio experience and easygoing nature serve him well as he mixes it up with the Troubled Men on the eve of another epic trip abroad. Topics include illegible handwriting, hobosexuals, the heat, a Julee Cruise correction, Father’s Day, a birthday breakfast, a Zoom meeting, senior dating, civil rights work, a New Jersey childhood, college in Boston, radio shows, a lumber freighter, a co-conspirator, Martha Mitchell, a Kingston close call, love letters, a change of plans, visa issues, learning Portuguese, the favelas, drumming, a lost bet, bartending, fine dining, getting published, John Travis, “My Favorite Things,” McCoy Tyner, a flight to Lisbon, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: "Brazil" from "Stone Flower" by Antonio Carlos Jobim Outro music: "Berimbau" from "Herb Alpert presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66" 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 Dean Ellis Facebook ...

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TMP204 JIMMY ROBINSON OPENS UP

Episode 204

June 23, 2022

TMP204 JIMMY ROBINSON OPENS UP

The virtuoso guitarist and composer with Woodenhead and the New Orleans Guitar Masters has spent a lifetime exploring the possibilities of the instrument. He’s scaled the heights of instrumental jazz/rock with Woodenhead and luxuriated in the introspection of his solo acoustic work, all while swimming against the pop music tide. Tonight Jimmy paddles as fast as he can to keep his head above the turbulent waters of the Troubled Men Podcast. Topics include Esai Morales, a staycation, airfares, random gunplay, a fan encounter, Julee Cruise RIP, David Lynch, wigging out, Ejaculation at the Celebration of Life, a lost guitar, Lake Terrace, the Beatles, Yoko Ono, the Greek Fountains, Audubon Park concerts, Black River, Cranston and Dave Clements, music school, Sex Dog, Rick Wigginton, Layla Musslewhite, Keith Keller, a live recording, L’li Queenie, Ford’s Place, Ron Cuccia’s Jazz Poetry, Peter Holsapple, Susan Cowsill, the White Album, Lenny Breau, the Police, Ole Man River’s, the Lafitte Artist’s Complex, property ownership, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Incidental music: "Falling" from "Floating Into the Night" by Julee Cruise Break music: "Severly Blue" from "Woodenhead Live at Tipitina's" Outro music: "Can't Stop Drinking" from "Guitarworks" by Jimmy Robinson 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 Jimmy Robinson Homepage Jimmy Robinson Facebook ...

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Feral Zone 6: THE IGUANAS IN PARADISE

Episode 6

June 16, 2022

Feral Zone 6: THE IGUANAS IN PARADISE

Saxophone great Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr. joins the Iguanas and Emmy-winning Hawaiian filmmaker and festival producer Kenny Martinez-Burgmaier to reflect on the triumphant return of the Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival after a 2-year hiatus. Donald discusses his mentoring a teenage Notorious B.I.G. and hanging out at home with Miles Davis. Kenny recounts his rise from child cook to impresario. The star-studded lineup and spectacular locale stand in contrast to a persistent ennui for which there is no geographic solution. Troubled in Paradise? You could put it like that. Topics include the Mauna Kea Beach Resort, caloric intake, Eric Marienthal, Wayne Toups, supplements, Skip Martin, positivity, a Mexican restaurant, car sales, Jazz Alley TV, film school, video production, Pancho Sanchez, 2nd lines, a unified musical approach, Clifford Brown, artistic longevity, boxing acuity, Mike Tyson, an extended stay, Aloha spirit, royal lineage, a canoe, and much more. Intro music: "The Trucker Takes A Wife" by Styler/Coman Break music: "Oye Mi Cumbia" from "Sin To Sin" by the Iguanas Outro music: "When the Weather Breaks" from "Juarez" 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 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 Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival Facebook Jazz Alley TV Facebook Donald Harrison Homepage ...

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Feral Zone 5: DR DON SCHUELER GETS A HOUSECALL

Episode 5

June 09, 2022

Feral Zone 5: DR DON SCHUELER GETS A HOUSECALL

The 92-year-old author, college professor, and former French Quarter denizen mingled with luminaries like Tennessee Williams and Clay Shaw and counted superstar historian Stephan Ambrose among his closest friends. Born in Victorian Brooklyn, he arrived in New Orleans in 1950 and spent the ensuing years haunting the recesses of the region from the mansions of the Garden District to the backwoods of Mississippi. Tonight he enters the Feral Zone, along with co-conspirator and attending night nurse Nicole Pavy, as a man who has seen a lot and has no reason to hold back. Topics include an orphan, an arts high school, sexual identity, chance vs. choice, plantation life, Europe in the ’50s, a New York job, meeting New Orleanians, the French Quarter in the ’50s, Dixie’s Bar, “Suddenly Last Summer,” “A Handmade Wilderness,” the Atchafalaya, higher education, LSUNO, meeting Willie, the Red Carpet, Selma, safaris with Betty Wisdom, an old lion, the UpStairs Lounge, Middle English, Dr. Reinecke, Girod St. Cemetery, longevity, the desert, “Incident At Eagle Ranch,” predators, legacy, a first meeting, and much more. Intro music: "The Trucker Takes A Wife" by Styler/Coman Break and Outro music: "Rosa Parks" and "Royal Street" 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 Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook To Purchase Don Schueler Books ...

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