March 11, 2021
The notorious drummer and songwriter’s resume includes Tori Amos, Marianne Faithfull, Pat McLaughlin, and Dr. John. Carlo returns by popular demand to tell the epic tale of the Continental Drifters’ cross-country trek from L.A. to New Orleans and back that started it all. With Susan Cowsill, Vicki Peterson, Mark Walton, Gary Eaton, and Dave Catching on board, the story is full of all the thrills and chills you’d expect. Also, Carlo. Lots of Carlo. Troubled? Oh yeah! Topics include a health scare, the staff physician, Charity Hospital, a 4th floor lockdown, a new rat pack, a cold-turkey kick, a bloodletting, good times, bad times, the Drifters at Raji’s, an RV, Gram Parsons’ grave, N.O. gigs, Iris Berry, Shell gas, a fuel filter, a locust plague, a rental scam, Chris Whitley at the Palace, the riots, the Pioneer Chicken stand, cursed artifacts, disasters, earthquake stories, 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: “Mezzanine” and “New York” from the Continental Drifters self-title album. ...
February 14, 2019
The poet-warrior, artist, performer, activist, and founder of Taco Truck Theater pulls into the Ring Room and delivers the flavor. It gets a little spicy, and by the end, he wants Manny deported. Topics include an angry dog, a boycott bit, civic civility, the Cone of Uncertainty, restrooms, an award-winning doc, a question from Jude, DMT, performance influence, arrests, cocktail choices, a cultural question, amnesia, a screening, U.S. appetites, regrets, healing, Vida in New Orleans, shutdown repercussions, targeting the New Deal, St. Roch, brutal truth, Lenny Bruce, No Guac T-shirts, and more. Subscribe, review, and rate on podcast platforms including Apple and Spotify. Follow the Facebook page, share with friends, and spread the Troubled word. Intro music:Styler/Coman ...
December 16, 2021
The virtuoso sousaphone pioneer with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Treme Brass Band, and his own Backyard Groove reinvented the instrument in the modern band context. Singled out as a star among stars, he’s played and recorded with Elvis Costello, Luther Dickinson, Dr. John, and Bobby Rush. In keeping with his flagship band’s moniker, Kirk keeps it dirty as he goes tit for tat with the Troubled Men. Topics include a new show intro, a Zoom group social event, the drunkest countries, an Australian postcard from Nicole Pavy, RIP Bob Dole, Marty Allen, a lunch faux pas, the N.O. Mt. Rushmore, the 7th ward, the Andrew Bell Jr. High band, Noel Kendrick, band director Donald Richardson, “Frog” Joseph, Charles Joseph, Jerry Brock, the Olympia Brass Band, woodshedding with Roger Lewis, the brass band tradition, tuba vs. sousaphone, destiny, the Majestic Brass Band, touring Europe, the music biz, childhood influences, jam bands, artistic identity, transcendence, Freeman’s Oh Yeah club, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Snowball” from “The New Orleans Album” by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band Outro music: “Chewing Gum” from “Spike” by Elvis Costello featuring the Dirty Dozen Brass Band 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. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Kirk Joseph Homepage Dirty Dozen Brass Band Homepage Kirk Joseph Facebook ...