June 09, 2022
The 92-year-old author, college professor, and former French Quarter denizen mingled with luminaries like Tennessee Williams and Clay Shaw and counted superstar historian Stephan Ambrose among his closest friends. Born in Victorian Brooklyn, he arrived in New Orleans in 1950 and spent the ensuing years haunting the recesses of the region from the mansions of the Garden District to the backwoods of Mississippi. Tonight he enters the Feral Zone, along with co-conspirator and attending night nurse Nicole Pavy, as a man who has seen a lot and has no reason to hold back. Topics include an orphan, an arts high school, sexual identity, chance vs. choice, plantation life, Europe in the ’50s, a New York job, meeting New Orleanians, the French Quarter in the ’50s, Dixie’s Bar, “Suddenly Last Summer,” “A Handmade Wilderness,” the Atchafalaya, higher education, LSUNO, meeting Willie, the Red Carpet, Selma, safaris with Betty Wisdom, an old lion, the UpStairs Lounge, Middle English, Dr. Reinecke, Girod St. Cemetery, longevity, the desert, “Incident At Eagle Ranch,” predators, legacy, a first meeting, and much more. Intro music: "The Trucker Takes A Wife" by Styler/Coman Break and Outro music: "Rosa Parks" and "Royal Street" from "Hope Is Not For The Weak" by the Geraniums 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 To Purchase Don Schueler Books ...
September 01, 2022
The Americana-noir recording artist comes in on a wave of stellar reviews for her latest, “Wallowing In The Night,” the follow-up to 2020’s acclaimed “Fear of Living, Fear of Loving” recorded entirely on her phone. No stranger to adversity, she’s endured a carjacking, RV breakdowns, and the collapse of her touring band, and that’s just this summer. Undeterred, Shawn enters the Feral Zone to tell the tale as we react to the tragic loss of our dear comrade Carlo Nuccio and recount a few treasured memories of good times with the larger-than-life drummer. Topics include Jeff Treffinger, Swiss recording sessions, the Glyn Styler band, banned from the Red Room, one last gig, Carlo Fest, working for the Nooch, a cover story, prolific output, early songwriting, local roots, a radio career, a New York move, Dick Clark, back to new Orleans, a nonsense memory, a first meeting, Tom Stern, Blue Velvet Studio, an innocent approach, a first record, solo touring, a fortune cookie, a pandemic tour, French Quarter life, playing the Sturgis bike rally, frank lyrics, family dynamics, corporate radio, Jimi Palacios, Bruce Barielle, a live band, a cruel summer, big news, Roxy Bergeron, and much more. Intro music: "The Trucker Takes A Wife" by Styler/Coman Break and Outro music: "Someone Else" and "If You're Gonna Leave" from "Wallowin' In The Night" by Shawn Williams 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 ...
December 19, 2019
The Asylum Chorus singer and Pat O’s dueling pianist is also a public policy maven steering the Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans in their advocacy work. One of the 2015 City Business Women of the Year, Hannah previously worked in nonprofit home construction following her graduation from Barnard College. If you want to get something done, ask a busy person. Hannah is definitely busy, but still manages to find time to step into the Ring Room for a couple of rounds with the Troubled Men. Topics include a dance group, a road tip, Jerry Jumonville, a tragic incident, Johnny D’s, a musical childhood, a relocation, street work, a zoning plan, the MaCCNO origin story, Sidney Torres vs. Buffa’s, the social contract, an a cappella group, a musical Seder, bandstand acumen, personnel management, organized labor, street performers, a new platform, bats, gravity, a sticker presentation, and much more. Support the podcast [here](https://www.paypal.me/troubledmenpodcast). Subscribe, review, and rate(5 Stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or most podcast aggregators. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Outro music: “Almost Time” by the Asylum Chorus from “Take A Piece” ...