Troubled Men Podcast

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February 12, 2021 01:21:43

TMP142 Roger Lewis Talks Dirty

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band’s founding baritone sax player logged years playing with Fats Domino, Irma Thomas, and Deacon John and the Ivories before the formation of the groundbreaking group. He’s spent over 40 years with the Dozen since they revolutionized the genre by adding bebop, pop, and the avant garde to the traditional second-line repertoire and helped spread New Orleans brass band music around the globe. Roger’s known as the Dirty Old Man. He should fit right in with the Troubled Men. Topics include Super Blow weekend, “Black Sunday,” Bruce Dern, “Wild At Heart,” Laura Dern, “Blue Velvet,” a virtual hearing, a machete incident, Mardi Gras restrictions, childhood music education, Fred Kemp, Mary’s Tavern, Marvin Gaye, Bobby Bland, Vegas with Fats, hotel room cooking, Redd Foxx, Liberace, lost legends, Kidd Jordan, Charles and Kirk Joseph, Frog Joseph, a big bang, N.O. drummers, Baritone Bliss, Widespread Panic, Norah Jones, and much more. 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 almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. I ntro music: Styler/Coman Break and outro music: “Caravan” and “Blackbird Special” from “My Feet Can’t Fail Me Now” by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band ...

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February 04, 2021 01:26:14

TMP141 Chris Champagne Pops His Cork

The radio personality, satirist, comedian, and author has been illuminating local politics and culture for decades. After cutting his teeth on the national slam poetry scene, he’s gone on to write and produce 15 one-man shows and authored “The Y’at Dictionary” and “Secret New Orleans,” addressing fringe elements of local dialect and history. His latest book on the NFL, “The Most Important League in the World,” inspired by his childhood as the son of an NFL lineman, covers a wide swath of the odd and unusual history of the league. Tonight Chris squares up with the Troubled Men for a head-to-head matchup, and nothing’s out of bounds. Topics include a campus uptick, a rat reduction, Xmas tree timing, house floats, a dental plan, pronoun trouble, Canada, school days, comedy writing, early performances, the Green Mill, radio, a broken neck, Ronnie Virgets, Lee Oswald, Paul LaNoue, Jonathan Traviesa, an Al Davis role, a business deal, a look ahead for the city, and much more. Support the podcast [here.](https://www.paypal.me/troubledmenpodcast) Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear [here.](https://www.bonfire.com/troubled-mens-wear/) Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro and Break Music: Styler/Coman Outro Music: “The Trucker Takes A Wife” by Styler/Coman ...

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January 28, 2021 01:23:15

TMP140 Simon Lott: Context Killer

The colorful drummer, composer, and arranger switches styles as easily as he changes crop-tops. His two new albums under the Context Killer and Diamond Kinkade monikers add live-looping avant funk and ambient piano and synth soundscapes to the straight-ahead jazz and funk he’s been known for. Simon has always liked to stretch the boundaries of musical forms and identity. If things get kinky, that’s fine with him. After his visit with the Troubled Men, he should feel more emboldened than ever. Topics include weight gain, letting go, the inauguration, a Lil Wayne pardon, DNA evidence, Jen Psaki, an inoculation monologue, new music, a chronofile, a close call, high school, Bobby Campo, Frank Williams, a first record, the drums, Johnny Vidacovich, a symphonic family, David Torkanowsky, George Porter, John Bonham, musical nutrients, critical thinking, ego, Lyrics Born, DJ Logic, Nels Cline, favorite countries, a Joan Rivers haunting, Sandra Bernhard, perception, a noise set, Eno, Phil Spector, and much more. Support the podcast [here.](https://www.paypal.me/troubledmenpodcast) Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear [here.](https://www.bonfire.com/troubled-mens-wear/) Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Cleared Scenario” from “Memories, the Pond and Rain Clouds” by Diamond Kinkade Outro music: “Spent” from “Strange Seduction” by Context Killer ...

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January 21, 2021 01:13:06

TMP139 Susan Spicer Dishes It Out

The James Beard Award-winning superstar chef and owner of Bayona, Mondo, and Rosedale restaurants has always followed her heart. Her international navy brat childhood and years as a free-spirited world traveler informed her adventurous palette and fearless creativity. Tonight Susan dishes with the Troubled Men and addresses some culinary queries from the Nation. One bite and you’ll know she’s got good taste. Topics include the coup attempt aftermath, viral predictions, a new “Jeopardy” host, a Broadside gig, a church lawsuit deadline, Helena Moreno, Warehouse days, a move to New Orleans, a first restaurant, kitchen culture, an airport location, cooking abroad, wine pairings, dining attire, dip, fast food, breaking decorum, local favorites, a 4-course fundraiser, the Circle Bar on Mardi Gras, and much more. Support the podcast [here.](https://www.paypal.me/troubledmenpodcast) Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear [here.](https://www.bonfire.com/troubled-mens-wear/) Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break and outro music: “Tonight” and “No Newts” from “Little Houses In Space” by the Geraniums ...

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January 14, 2021 01:16:05

TMP138 Dana Colley: Vapors of Morphine

The bari and tenor sax player with the legendary band Morphine and now Vapors of Morphine carries on the legacy of the groundbreaking “low rock” trio with a new record, “Fear and Fantasy,” coming out this year. He joins the Troubled Men to catch up on the 20 years since the passing of visionary frontman, Mark Sandman. Tune in to hear just how low they can go. Topics include the Capitol attack, MAGA riot fashion, Mike Love, a virtual greeting card, the Rouse’s boycott, Alex Trebek trivia, a first meeting, a trip to New Orleans, Jerome Deupree, Billy Conway, a Jeremy Lyons sighting, band origins, drugs, the Celtics, instrumental inventions, Chris Ballew, the Beatles, “Peter and the Wolf,” from tonette to saxophone, the Mass. College of Art & Design, guitar influences, a meteoric rise, world tours, Orchestra Morphine, self-limitation, the editing process, transitional lineups, future dates, and much more. Support the podcast [here.](https://www.paypal.me/troubledmenpodcast) Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear [here.](https://www.bonfire.com/troubled-mens-wear/) Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Whisper” from “Yes” by Morphine Outro music: “Golden Hour” from “Fear and Fantasy” by Vapors of Morphine ...

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January 07, 2021 01:30:05

TMP137 Russ Broussard Breaks Through

From his work with the Continental Drifters, the Cowsills, and Terrance Simien to his playing with John Papa Gros, Grayson Capps, and the Covered in Vinyl series he founded with wife Susan Cowsill, the Opelousas native has a groovy, joyous approach to the drums that always shines through. While the classical training and pro-cycling career may come as a surprise, Russ’s purity of spirit and eternally youthful optimism are readily apparent. Tonight he joins the Troubled Men as a much needed mood elevator while they turn the page on a year to forget. Topics include the holidays, George “the Max” Reinecke R.I.P., a heinous crime, the vaccine, Big Freedia, the Nashville bombing, a family history, a first drum set, early bands, “Breaking Away,” a move to San Francisco, Queen Ida, the Bluerunners, ego death, rubboard, a golden age, reunion gigs, Katrina, a Cowsills resurgence, the Turtles, freelance work, ”Searching for Sugarman,” Leif Garrett, a book proposal, and much more. Support the podcast [here.](https://www.paypal.me/troubledmenpodcast) Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear [here.](https://www.bonfire.com/troubled-mens-wear/) Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “I Know You Know” from “Just Believe It” by Susan Cowsill Outro music: “Gotta Get Up” from the forthcoming record “Rhythm of the World” by the Cowsills ...

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