February 04, 2021
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 ...
May 07, 2020
The Radiators co-founding guitarist/singer weighs in on the early days of the iconic band, the Tulane connection, and the accidental genius of success outside the music biz game. Dave discusses the MOMS Balls and the role of tape trading culture in building generations of devotees, as well as his post-Rads tenure with Raw Oyster Cult and recent dates with the Last Waltz Reunion tour. He’s been on COVID lockdown, but with the fever behind him, he joins the Troubled Men to blow off some steam. Topics include Jazzfest cultists, the 9th step, protesters, masks, junkies, Liuzza’s, Rads reunions, recovery, politics, alternate krewes, the NYC debut, Epic Records, Ed Volker, band dynamics, songwriting, demo mojo, CBD, Cooter Brown’s parties, Zeke Fishhead, the wild years, the Dream Palace, Frenchmen St, Earl King, Tipitina’s beginnings, 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: “Time To Rise and Shine” from the Radiators’ “Welcome to the Monkey House” ...
April 23, 2021
The Cowboy Mouth guitarist and singer started as the frontman of the Rat Finks turned Red Rockers, in the thick of the New Orleans punk scene. Hit singles (“China,” “Good as Gold”), MTV success, and exhaustive touring with U2, the Go-Go’s, and Joan Jett followed. John is obviously a kind and patient soul. That should come in handy with the Troubled Men. Topics include a police visit, the mayor’s race, a 2nd dose, flaka, safe at home, a moose issue, a missing guest, a cumbia trio, life on the run, Aurora C.C., a Bocage house party, a car crash, George the Max, a name change, the Jam in Austin, a Boston band house, a 3rd record, Steve Walters, Darren Hill, Fred LeBlanc, livestreams, current stress, a chance encounter, 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: “Teenage Underground” from “Condition Red” by the Red Rockers Outro music: “China” from “Good as Gold” by the Red Rockers ...