November 07, 2019
The reclusive singer has maintained a mystery about him in spite of his prolific recorded output of over fifty albums of original material. He enters the Ring Room as we pull back the veil to reveal the thoughtful and humane soul behind it all. A religious ritual comes up, and it gets a bit graphic. Topics include the return to the Ring Room, a protest, malfeasance, a tender memory, early influences, the creative process, home recording success, lo-fi charm, studio challenges, church experience, loss of faith, ritual circumcision, the mikveh, Rik Slave and the Phantoms, Glyn Styler, a hotel commune, the world’s largest Ouija board, a musical obsession, touring, Peter Daltrey, the unseen world, writer’s block, the Gong Show, the Dream Palace, Pete LaBonne, Manny’s birthday, a Hollywood story, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts or most podcast aggregators. Follow, like, and share on social media and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Outro music: “Red Ghost Mother” by Damien Youth from his “Phantoms of Fables” album. ...
November 29, 2018
Racing season has begun, and the Troubled Men are chomping at the bit. They go all in with the veteran Rolling Stone, Crawdaddy, and Offbeat writer, author, sports journalist, and horse racing handicapper for the hot tips on everything from Dylan and Bob Marley to picking a horse by scent. It smells like another winner. Topics include vaccinations, the McRib, shower cap fashion, airport curlers, John's career path to New Orleans, losing the war on Christmas, CBGB, a blindfolded interview, Lennon behaving badly, the Atlantic City Pop Festival, Doug Sahm, being embedded with the Who, Canter's Deli and the Kibitz Room, Marty and Elayne at the Dresden, the Bill Haley biography, Bohemian Rhapsody, Live Aid, MTV, Tom Petty, Danny Fields, Keith Richards, the Stones at Jazz Fest, the Fairgrounds, Altamont, Watkins Glen, and much more. Subscribe, review, and Rate on Apple Podcasts. Share and spread the word. ...
March 10, 2022
A Grammy-winning veteran of Dr. John, Papa Grows Funk, the Nightcrawlers, and Galactic, the saxophone, clarinet, and flute player is a devotee of the New Orleans R&B and jazz canon. Now, as a college instructor, he passes this knowledge on to impressionable young minds. With his first record as a bandleader soon to be released, Jason jumps into the fray with the Troubled Men to recall career highs and lows, while remembering some of the giants who have come before. Topics include the Lenten season, a parade encounter, mistaken identities, Mardi Gras, a senior discount, a group costume, Chris Champagne, Michael Deas, the Ideal Market, a tragic fatality, gospel grandparents, a Disney World gig, a drum major, grad school, moving to New Orleans, Mem Shannon, the blues circuit, June Yamagishi, road food, a new sponsor, a teaching position, Eric Traub, Jerry Jumonville, The Band, Lee Allen, Maceo Parker, a James Brown gig, Sam Butera, jazz education, young musicians, Clint Black, baritone sax, the clarinet, Jon Culbreth, Ian Bowman, becoming a Simpsons character, “Glory Road,” Tony Clifton, Chris Owens, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Red Spark” from “Needle in the Groove” by Papa Grows Funk Outro music: “Glass House” from “Atmosphere” by the New Orleans Nightcrawlers 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 Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival René Coman Facebook Jason Mingledorff Facebook ...