July 08, 2021
The award-winning journalist and author of “Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White,” returns with his newest book, “My Father When Young.” It’s a collection of recently discovered mid-century photos taken by his father as a young man in post-war Europe, his Indiana home, and New Orleans during Mardi Gras. A beautiful Kodachrome time capsule, the book is a window into a life before domesticity and responsibility took over. Michael joins the Troubled Men as they enjoy the view. Topics include going meetless, a Dave Alvin connection, potholes, 3rd World pride, car repairs, road work, Britney Spears, a caper, Cosby freed, a film option, a pack rat, a secret life, Olympic trials, an overseas call, the Norske Nook, gay Mardi Gras, a mother-in-law, ebooks, the Sager Group, Jude Acers, a prison chess program, “The Queen’s Gambit,” Gilbert Gottfried, chess on the radio, a final question, 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. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “These New Dreams” from “Hope Is Not for the Weak” by the Geraniums Outro music: “Secret World” from “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” by Glyn Styler/ René Coman Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Michael Tisserand Facebook Michael Tisserand Homepage Order Michael's new book, "My Father When Young" ...
July 01, 2021
He’s a Grammy-winning songwriter, singer, guitar player, record producer, and founding member of the legendary Blasters, who burst onto the early L.A. punk scene with a powerhouse mix of rockabilly, blues, country, and r’n’b. Major label records and worldwide touring followed. With teenage mentors like Big Joe Turner and T-Bone Walker, and a stellar career of solo recordings and top-tier collaborators, Dave has probably seen every scoundrel west of the Pecos. He spots the Troubled Men a mile away. Topics include a return to miserable, Jazzfest, Father’s Day, a flashback, a freaky-looking dog, troubled loners, Downey, the Carpenters, a sweet spot, musical cousins, L.A. radio, Jimmy Rabbit, Mom and Dad, Lee Allen, the Ash Grove, a music lesson, headhunting, getting signed, the Go-Go’s, Chris Gaffney, Dale Spalding, “The Third Mind,” 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. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Marie, Marie” from “American Music” by the Blasters Outro music: “On the Way Downtown” from “From an Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased Recordings” by Dave Alvin Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Dave Alvin Homepage Dave Alvin Facebook ...
September 23, 2021
The veteran engineer, producer and tour manager with Preservation Hall, Zachary Richard, Essence Fest, and the Ogden Museum has produced a new record with the recently departed singer/songwriter from Big Sun, Joe Tullos. The “Vessels” project was a labor of love by Michael and a close-knit stable of players and the final artistic statement of a dying friend. On the heels of Yom Kippur, the Troubled Men turn from the sacred to the profane. Topics include memory loss, pocket notes, a stump grinder, FEMA, RIP Norm Macdonald, the Jeopardy saga, the start of school, RIP George Wein, the founding of Jazz Fest, programming, Thursdays, a Detroit childhood, a move south, St Paul’s, the audio game, trad jazz, Lafayette, RIP Warren Storm, Linda Ronstadt’s uncle, Sound Check Music, “LA Juke Box,” hanging with the Rolling Stones, Pyramid Audio, loose change, trash pickup, the River Road Collective, Meg Griffin, Kevin Aucoin, Mark Byrdawg Dillon, Randy Ellis, Brendan Gallagher, a burial at sea, road management, Walter Payton, 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 any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break and outro music: “And Anna So Blew” and “Leave This Town” from “Vessels” by Joe Tullos Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Michael Paz Homepage Michael Paz Facebook Joe Tullos Homepage Joe Tullos Facebook ...