May 21, 2020
The Antigravity Magazine editor-in-chief has a resume that includes tour managing Hooray For The Riff Raff and decades in the film biz, as well as masterminding the flagship alternative publication of the city. As a New Orleans native, Dan, along with his cat herd of writers, employs some tough love in an examination of sacred cows of local culture while he casts a hopeful gaze towards the horizon. He loves movie work, but the magazine is his passion. He writes because he has to. His appearance on the podcast was completely voluntary. Topics include Phase 1, appointments, a crisis, a fallen tree, a podcast plug, Danielle Dietze, a childhood home, NOCCA, Scott Plauché, a side job, Stein’s deli, the freeze response, a calling, a Vice submission, a critique, a sponsor, Howard Wetsman, Ending Addiction, a spy case, Ray Nagin, tour management, and much more. Support the podcast [here.](https://www.paypal.me/troubledmenpodcast) 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 Outro music: “Lost It All” by the Lovey Dovies ...
June 18, 2020
The piano player, guitarist, and composer has worked with everyone from Bauhaus’ Peter Murphy and Liquidrone to Hurray For The Riff Raff, the Special Men, and Langhorn Slim. A chance encounter and a fearless spirit has led to a busy career in film scoring and sound design. Casey’s humor and humility make him a sweetheart of a guy. His talent and work ethic make him someone you want to be around. Maybe some of that will rub off on the Troubled Men. Topics include bad soda, a return to the Ring Room, Phase 2, masking, protests, creative destruction, a standoff, NWA, Clint Maedgen, Fiorella’s, Baton Rouge, Jimmy Horn, the Ass Men, Luke Spurr Allen, sidemen, David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Burbank studios, Don Knotts, BJ’s, crossing Canal St, recreating synth tracks, Bowie tributes, Mike Dillon, Carlo Nuccio, a donut delivery, the Ross Brothers, Casey Coleman, “Socks on Fire,” and much more. Support the podcast [here.](https://www.paypal.me/troubledmenpodcast) 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 Outro music: “Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets” trailer theme by Casey Wayne McAllister ...
October 10, 2019
The new book, [Dusti Bongé: Art and Life](http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2019/oct/02/dusti-bonge-art-and-life-remembering-mississippis-/), and recent Ogden Museum retrospective, [Piercing the Inner Wall](https://ogdenmuseum.org/exhibition/piercing-the-inner-wall-the-art-of-dusti-bonge/), covers the 60-year career of Paul’s grandmother, an abstract expressionist powerhouse. Paul’s life of photography, transatlantic sailing, and restoration of 4 masted, square sail tall ships was fostered by his father, art photographer and Renaissance man Lyle Bongé. Paul knows the challenges of art and the terror of the sea. The Ring Room should be smooth sailing for him. Topics include grooming for the heat, the Iguanas at Gretna Fest, José Feliciano, a road rage insult, a Biloxi childhood, Chicago in the 1920s, a romance, a New York acting career, a child’s memory, a painter’s demise, a phoenix rising, the Betty Parsons Gallery, abstract expressionism, the boys’ club, Jackson Pollock, Marc Rothko, initiative and work ethic, a man’s man, a mariner’s youth, family photos, a smuggler’s life, Mexican bullfighting, Lyle in the Korean war, a young photographer emerges, the curse of art, the moment of exposure, a father’s advice, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts and all podcast aggregators. Follow and share on social media, and spread the Troubled Word. Music: Styler/Coman ...