June 16, 2022
Saxophone great Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr. joins the Iguanas and Emmy-winning Hawaiian filmmaker and festival producer Kenny Martinez-Burgmaier to reflect on the triumphant return of the Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival after a 2-year hiatus. Donald discusses his mentoring a teenage Notorious B.I.G. and hanging out at home with Miles Davis. Kenny recounts his rise from child cook to impresario. The star-studded lineup and spectacular locale stand in contrast to a persistent ennui for which there is no geographic solution. Troubled in Paradise? You could put it like that. Topics include the Mauna Kea Beach Resort, caloric intake, Eric Marienthal, Wayne Toups, supplements, Skip Martin, positivity, a Mexican restaurant, car sales, Jazz Alley TV, film school, video production, Pancho Sanchez, 2nd lines, a unified musical approach, Clifford Brown, artistic longevity, boxing acuity, Mike Tyson, an extended stay, Aloha spirit, royal lineage, a canoe, and much more. Intro music: "The Trucker Takes A Wife" by Styler/Coman Break music: "Oye Mi Cumbia" from "Sin To Sin" by the Iguanas Outro music: "When the Weather Breaks" from "Juarez" by the Iguanas Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival Facebook Jazz Alley TV Facebook Donald Harrison Homepage ...
August 27, 2020
The musician/journalist’s new book, “[Mind Over Matter: The Myths and Mysteries of Detroit’s Fortune Records](http://www.nortonrecords.com/kb-mind-over-matter-the-myths-mysteries-of-detroits-fortune-records-kicks-books-book-only-ships-sept-15/),” co-authored with the great Billy Miller of [Kicks](http://www.nortonrecords.com/kicks-books/?sort=alphaasc) magazine and [Norton Records](http://nortonrecords.com) fame, comes out September 15th. It covers the eclectic label and the entire Detroit underground music scene from the 1950s onward. Mike’s love of rockabilly, country, and garage rock has fueled such bands as the Alex Chilton-produced Royal Pendletons, his [Haunted Hearts](https://www.facebook.com/michaelhurttandhishauntedhearts/), and more recently, the New Orleans Night Howlers. His tenure in Tav Falco’s Panther Burns proves he’s paid some dues. His appearance on the Troubled Men Podcast shows he’s not done paying. Topics include a Circle Bar rent party livestream, a return to campus, a testing regimen, the pink tax, a hairdo, sexual orientation, a deadly brawl, Chris Rose, magic beans, a music obsession, a first trip, thrifting, Preservation Hall, Rock’n’ Bowl, Matt Uhlman, King Louie, Jay “Big Daddy” Thomas, a meeting in Savannah, life-long conscription, the Mod Dance Party, Kelly Keller, Heather West, “The Sore Losers,” Mike McCarthy, the Western Steakhouse Lounge, Billy “the Kid” Emerson, David Julian Leonard, Miriam Linna, the Ponderosa Stomp, Jack and Devora Brown, D’Vine Spirituals Recordings, the Louisiana Music Factory, Pastor Juan D. Shipp, Clyde Leoppard, Scott Bomar, Bruce Watson, Fat Possum Records, Bible and Tire Recording Co., and much more. Support the podcast [here.](https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/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: “Hey Little Tornado” by Michael Hurtt & His Haunted Hearts ...
September 30, 2021
The tenor sax master’s resume includes Sturgill Simpson, Marcia Ball, Anders Osborne, George Porter, and Rickie Lee Jones. His exciting solo releases range from experimental collaborations such as redrawblak with Simon Lott, as well as modern jazz records (“Quintet,” “The Dockside Sessions”) and the upcoming concert film “Extended + Brad Walker.” Brad’s a sensitive soul with a spiritual bent. Should be an interesting contrast to the Troubled Men. Topics include the mayoral campaign, restarting school, Ida aftermath, a FEMA trailer, a stalker returns, a fundraiser, N. Carolina tobacco country, high school band, LSU music school, Teach for America, a NYC identity, a master’s degree, Jeff Albert, Mardi Gras balls, TV appearances, tenor vs. baritone sax, beard vs. mustache, original music, the Circle Bar, the desert, Buddhism, universal truths, Lee Allen, Mark Mullins, Jason Mingledorff, John Papa Gros, a quarantine quote, Esplanade Studio, a glimmer of hope, a father’s recognition, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Trash and Treasure” by redrawblak Outro music: “Song #37: Alaya or The Still Small Voice” by Brad Walker + Extended 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 Brad Walker Homepage Brad Walker Facebook Brad Walker Presents Facebook ...