August 01, 2019
The award-winning documentary filmmaker’s Bayou Maharajah chronicled the life and music of piano genius James Booker. Lily’s next film, Buckjumping, explored dance as a cultural touchstone in New Orleans. Now the tables are turned, as the director becomes the subject in the Ring Room. Topics include a sofa caper, a move out party, a shame campaign, a new project, Nicolas Payton, a summer job, an incomplete print, the best question, a talent agency, fabric design, a film class, craftsmanship, Vaughn’s, James Booker, sage advice, self-mythologizing, a tough season for musicians, whining, the hot seat, dance culture, shame, a taffy taffy mishap, a new celebrity, pets, marching bands, NCAA, high school, a table read, Harry Dean Stanton, scratchers, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts. Follow and share on social media. Intro music: Styler/Coman Outro music: Junco Partner, James Booker Live at the Maple Leaf ...
December 23, 2021
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 ...
November 08, 2018
Armistice Day is within sight as former military photographer and indy filmmaker Renso Amariz enters the free fire zone of the Ring Room to toast the shell shocked Troubled Men. Reparations will be required. Topics include Manny's birthday month, a video shoot, the "Bird" synopsis, aerial submarine hunting, the 6th Fleet, "The Local 504," cocktail looseys, a robot brothel, a strip club story, pitching shorts, "My Life In Dirty Movies," writing advice, a mockumentary, acting, inertia, guerrilla filmmaking, phone phobia, new underwear, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts. ...