September 07, 2018
After two weeks in the trenches, Manny escapes the front lines of academia to the relative safety of the Ring Room. He is de-briefed over cocktails. Topics include textbook fever, fresh talent, campus fashion trends, a towel, 1970's TV detectives, making a new friend, the Geraniums' triumphant return, a senatorial encounter, stadium justice, the Stalker File, Play Misty For Me, desperate measures, Amy Winehouse, Intervention, blood test results, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts. ...
May 28, 2021
The pioneering transgender singer, composer, writer, and activist’s band RZA was among the earliest acts on the New Orleans punk rock scene, and his Pop Combo fine-tuned the melodic, angular approach with a fresh lineup. Following a move to NYC, he led several other successful bands including Jenifer Convertible, Tenterhooks, and Minor Planets. His latest single, “Quarantine,” was recorded in New Orleans and NYC and benefits the House of Tulip. After a lifetime navigating the challenges of being trans in the rock’n’roll world, Lenny must have developed a pretty thick skin. That could come in handy with the Troubled Men. Topics include a new tenant, a nose biter, a firing squad, early life, a California transition, KROQ, WTUL, the Normals, Becky Kury, Julian Garcia, Ed White, opening for Iggy and U2, a tragic loss, MTV airplay, Cuban roots, cocktails, new music, the Losers Lounge, Blue Velvet Studio, Leigh Harris, the Streisand effect, the “Almost Ready” doc, the elephants’ graveyard, Nicole Pavy, 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: "Daddy Don't" by Lenny Zenith and RZA Outro music: "Figment" by Lenny Zenith's Pop Combo ...
March 19, 2021
The Grammy-winning trombonist, composer, producer, educator and member of the mighty Marsalis family along with father Ellis and brothers Branford, Wynton, and Jason joins the Troubled Men for a lively discussion of topics from the sublime to the ridiculous. A veteran of the Art Blakey, Ray Charles, Max Roach, and Elvin Jones bands, he currently leads his own Uptown Jazz Orchestra. Delfeayo manages to keep his cool even while those around him are losing theirs. Topics include art gallery openings, vaccinations, a seder taping, reopening guidelines, Texas, a doctor visit, integrated schools, Ben Franklin H.S., Berklee College of Music, Boston, a sleepover, the Marsalis Mansion motel, a mother’s family, mentoring, NOCCA, production aesthetics, session photos, RCA studio A, bass tone, youth crime, social challenges, a walkout, touring, new leadership, the political climate, the future of jazz, musical vitality, 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 and outro music: “7th Ward Boogaloo” and “Raid on the Mingus House Party” from the “Jazz Party” album by Delfeayo Marsalis’ Uptown Jazz Orchestra ...