Troubled Men Podcast

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TMP186 KYLE MELANCON BANGS HIS DRUM

Episode 186

January 06, 2022

TMP186 KYLE MELANCON BANGS HIS DRUM

The powerhouse drummer and vocalist with the Emmy Award-winnng Imagination Movers spent 20 years propelling Dash Rip Rock’s punkabilly onslaught from coast to coast. From “Let’s Go Smoke Some Pot” to “I Want My Mommy,” he plays it all with intensity and finesse. As the School of Rock music director, he passes on his unbridled love of rocking out to the next generation. Since Kyle’s used to dealing with children, he should have no problem handling the Troubled Men. Topics include an old nickname, Hillel Slovak, Christmastime for the Jews, stuck inside of Mobile, Dusti Bongé, Quintron, Miss Pussycat, TV marathons, an Advent pill calendar, Chuck Prophet votes for the Hound, shooting galleries, champing at the bit, a French name, the Brother Martin band, Marty Hurley, Arthur Hardy, Stanton Moore, Keith Spera, Sgt. Pepper, Keith Moon, a Passover gig, meeting Bill Davis, Chris Luckette, touring, Kelly Keller, a TV show, Jazz Fest, Voodoo Fest, a bra, a diaper, Studio in the Country, Ben Mumphrey, Jay Wesley, “Get Back,” Big in the ‘90s, Daphne Moon, Zoom, Settly, Dream Syndicate, Mark Walton, Ruffles on New Year’s Day, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Happy To Be Here” by the Imagination Movers Outro music: “Stella Don’t” by Daphne Moon 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 Kyle Melancon Facebook Kyle Melancon Twitter Kyle Melancon Instagram Imagination Movers Homepage ...

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TMP185 KEITH "TREE" BARRY TEACHES A LESSON

Episode 185

December 30, 2021

TMP185 KEITH "TREE" BARRY TEACHES A LESSON

He’s a multi-instrumentalist, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Thelonious Monster collaborator, and a cofounder, along with Flea, of the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. His career includes playing viola in the orchestra for Ray Charles and playing saxophone with the Chili Peppers, naked except for a sock. Crediting his high school music program with saving his life, he felt compelled to return the favor. Tonight Tree loses the sock and lets it all hang out with the Troubled Men. Topics include a new variant exploding, Mardi Gras plans, an anniversary, Geritol, Castellon’s Pharmacy, Bosco syrup, an N.Y.C. childhood, rural New Jersey, an L.A. relocation, Fairfax High, a school orchestra, college plans, Berklee College of Music, discovering the viola, solving the woodwinds, the harmonica, a change of plans, drug casualties, a golden age, Jack Irons, nicknames, biking to gigs, Hillel Slovak, “Mother’s Milk,” “Truth or Consequences,” Two Free Stooges live, a teaching career, Horace Tapscott, Pete Weiss, road hazards, rental scooters, a NoCal move, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Like Young” from “Blew Year’s Proposition” by Keith Tree Barry Outro music: “There Was A Time” by Keith Tree Barry 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 Silverlake Conservatory of Music Homepage   ...

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TMP184 RICK SHEA: LOVE & DESPERATION

Episode 184

December 23, 2021

TMP184 RICK SHEA: LOVE & DESPERATION

The Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and guitar master’s work with Americana legends like Dave Alvin, Chris Gaffney, and Wanda Jackson as well as his many excellent solo records, including his latest, “Love & Desperation,” speaks for itself. Cutting his teeth in the Southern California honky tonks, the San Bernadino-bred Telecaster slinger has seen it all from the inside out. An artist of subtlety and nuance, Rick throws caution to the wind as he meets up with the Troubled Men to survey the canyons of their minds. Topics include early darkness, shutdowns, sleeping in a car, loitering laws, Marty Allen RIP, a Kevin Gordon tour, tornados, online shopping, express lane friction, a military childhood, Spahn Ranch, flower power, the Bakersfield scene, the Blasters at the Palomino Club, Gene Taylor, Wyman Reese, Festivus, “Public Domain,” Amy Farris, Christy McWilson, R.E.M., John Doe, D.J. Bonebrake, dead friends, “From An Old Guitar,” the Cinema Bar, Tito’s Tacos, remote recording, Sylvie Simmons’ 4-star review, McCabe’s Music series, Keith “Tree” Barry, the Folk Alliance, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break and Outro music: “(Down at the Bar at) Gypsy Sally’s” and “Mystic Canyon” from “Love & Desperation” by Rick Shea 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 Rick Shea Homepage Rick Shea Facebook Rick Shea Instagram ...

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TMP183 KIRK JOSEPH: MASTER OF NEW ORLEANS SOUSAFUNK

Episode 183

December 16, 2021

TMP183 KIRK JOSEPH: MASTER OF NEW ORLEANS SOUSAFUNK

The virtuoso sousaphone pioneer with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Treme Brass Band, and his own Backyard Groove reinvented the instrument in the modern band context. Singled out as a star among stars, he’s played and recorded with Elvis Costello, Luther Dickinson, Dr. John, and Bobby Rush. In keeping with his flagship band’s moniker, Kirk keeps it dirty as he goes tit for tat with the Troubled Men. Topics include a new show intro, a Zoom group social event, the drunkest countries, an Australian postcard from Nicole Pavy, RIP Bob Dole, Marty Allen, a lunch faux pas, the N.O. Mt. Rushmore, the 7th ward, the Andrew Bell Jr. High band, Noel Kendrick, band director Donald Richardson, “Frog” Joseph, Charles Joseph, Jerry Brock, the Olympia Brass Band, woodshedding with Roger Lewis, the brass band tradition, tuba vs. sousaphone, destiny, the Majestic Brass Band, touring Europe, the music biz, childhood influences, jam bands, artistic identity, transcendence, Freeman’s Oh Yeah club, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Snowball” from “The New Orleans Album” by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band Outro music: “Chewing Gum” from “Spike” by Elvis Costello featuring the Dirty Dozen Brass Band Support the podcast here. 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 Kirk Joseph Homepage Dirty Dozen Brass Band Homepage Kirk Joseph Facebook ...

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TMP182 JAMES "THE HOUND" MARSHALL ON THE LOOSE

Episode 182

December 09, 2021

TMP182 JAMES "THE HOUND" MARSHALL ON THE LOOSE

The radio personality, bar owner (Circle Bar, Lakeside Lounge NYC), and rock ’n’ roll musicologist moved to the punk rock ground zero of 1977 Lower East Side at age 18, meeting the Cramps, the Ramones, Richard Hell, and Lester Bangs on his very first day in town. His original WFMU radio show (’85-’97) established an outlet for unhinged rockers, blues wailers, greaseball classics, and instrumental madness from his massive collection of 45s and 78s. His new The Hound NYC radio show and Hound Howl podcast carry on that same love of music from the edge. The Hound brings his unvarnished opinions and acerbic wit as he joins the Troubled Men for a stroll through the rubble of memory lane. Topics include a Susan Cowsill Christmas concert, Thanksgiving, a new variant, mob influence, Paterson, N.J., Bud Abbott’s FBI file, life in Florida, Miriam Linna, the Contortions, Lydia Lunch, Robert Quine, Bradley Fields, the Home for Teenage Dirt, record collecting, the Dead Boys, Alex Chilton, Ned Sublette, x-rated parrot training, legal shooting galleries, Burroughs and Ginsberg, the New York Dolls in Florida, punk cross-pollination, the Sex Pistols, a nickname, Dave Clements, Snake & Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge, Peter Holsapple, rare records, giving up, Jim Dickinson, Lou Whitney, Danny Fields, the Beatles “Get Back,” Gene Clark, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: "Justine" by Don and Dewey Outro music: "The Wind" by Nolan Strong and The Diablos Support the podcast here. 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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TMP181 ERIC BOLIVAR MARCHES ON

Episode 181

December 02, 2021

TMP181 ERIC BOLIVAR MARCHES ON

The master drummer and percussionist with Anders Osborne, Karl Denson, and Pimps of Joytime cut his teeth in the Bay Area drum corps scene as a member of the World Champion Santa Clara Vanguard Drumline. That discipline and precision has served him over a career traveling the globe with rock gods, jazz legends, funk royalty, and punk revolutionaries. Eric has flourished in spite of life-threatening health challenges. Tonight he weathers a sit-down with the Troubled Men. Topics include a Christmas concert, a family gathering, pandemic envy, a carjacking, bow and arrow stick-ups, a gift idea, a female president, a musical family, the dot-com boom, an NYC relocation, the Bomb Squad, Radio Mundial, Theresa Andersson, fast food, Kirk Joseph, Bonerama, label nightmares, John Papa Gros, juggling bands, mystery symptoms, the N.O. Musicians Clinic, a shocking diagnosis, bus tours, dialysis, lost time, MusicCares, movie and TV work, “Belushi,” “Green Book,” and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Azurcan Pa Tu Alma” from “Momento Eterno” by Radio Mundial Outro music: “My Old Heart” from “Coming Down” by Anders Osborne Support the podcast here. 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 Eric Bolivar Homepage Eric Bolivar Facebook ...

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