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" ...
May 23, 2019
After a lifetime of playing drums with a who's who of musicians, the New Orleans native has lots of tales to tell. From his tenure with the mighty Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders, where he drove the 11-piece horn section and hired a young Jaco Pastorius on bass, to his long history with Luther Kent and Trick Bag, Allyn has proven he can handle anything. Let's see how he handles the Troubled Men. Topic include a definition, a summer parade, another festival, an anniversary, Charlie Brent, Loyola Music School, David Lee Watson, Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders, Lon Price, Lee Thornburg, Cranston Clements, Tony Klatka, The Barn in Miami, the Jackie Gleason Show, Last Kiss, Red Rodney, Tower of Power, the 3-piece rhythm section, road girls, Circles, the Georgia roots of soul, Luther Kent and Trick Bag, Ward Smith, Jimmy Weber, Bob Gable, A.J. Pittman, Eric Langstaff, Brian O'Neal, Jazz Excursions, a climate change, Cary Boquet, an early lesson, two jokes, a Treme childhood, Al Jackson, The Monkey Speaks His Mind, a bank visit, Walter Reed, house fires, unfettered capitalism, the thrill of music, Tab Benoit, Jaco Pastorius, a tragic loss, the demise of Bourbon St., and much more. Outro Music:Circles by Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders from the album "Cochran" ...
May 28, 2020
The Memphis underground filmmaker, documentarian, comic book artist, and sculptor behind Guerrilla Monster Films is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his Cramps-endorsed noir classic, “Teenage Tupelo.” This semi-auto-bio-sexploitation-comedy-drama reimagining the director’s origin story is getting the royal treatment, with a new Blu-ray edition, a soundtrack LP, and a book about the movie and the makeshift creative community that came together to make it. Mike has an almost mystical connection to the midcentury pop culture of comic books, drive-in movies and rock and roll. He also has a knack for talking starlets out of their tops. In his words, nudity is the ultimate location. Topics include a new intro, distractions, a blog, a mood swing, Jerry Stiller, Fred Willard, a genetic taint, Tracey’s Bar, reopening, “The Sore Losers,” B movies, Doris Wishman, David F. Friedman, Elvis as inspiration, Memphis, Tupelo, self-mythologizing, movie posters, art bootcamp, Scopitones, the Antenna club, casting, art school, leaving home, a comedy obit, “Native Son,” a sculpture, Amy LaVere, a family reunion, historic preservation, classic rock, Fleetwood Mac, the Faces, Kristen Hobbs, the Cramps at Sun Studio, a legacy, willpower, “Cadavera,” a location scam, the MGM backlots, Dr. Nick, an autopsy, death of the dream, making fun, an art school documentary, 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: “Tomb of the Tupelo Twin” by Impala from the soundtrack to “Teenage Tupelo” ...