May 19, 2022
He’s known for his work scoring music for hit TV shows “That 70s Show” and “3rd Rock from the Sun,” his records with Alan Vega, Alex Chilton, Charlie Feathers, and Nancy Sinatra, his long-running syndicated radio show, “The Many Moods of Ben Vaughn,” and a 40-year career as a solo artist. With a new solo record, “The World of Ben Vaughn,” coming out, Ben drops in to catch up with the Troubled Men before his tour of Spain. Apparently the rain there falls mainly on the plain. Topics include a Jazz Fest recap, a Daniel Lanois set, triangle sandwiches, porch parties, the Chili Peppers, the heat, WEVL, WXPN, a Big Star story, “Like Flies On Sherbet,” “Cubist Blues,” Suicide, “Rambler ’65,” a record collection, early dance bands, Duane Eddy, early recording, disgusting percussion, Roland Janes, moving to L.A., Pulp Fiction, surf guitar, session work, John Lithgow, the Mojave Desert, Tom Haden, Dave Catching, Dash Rip Rock, Sinatra’s “Watertown,” Bob Gaudio, the Four Seasons, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break and outro music: “Wayne Fontana Was Wrong” and “Blind Alley” from “The World of Ben Vaughn” by Ben Vaughn Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Shirts 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 Cubist Blues YouTube Ben Vaughn Homepage Ben Vaughn Facebook The Many Moods of Ben Vaughn Facebook ...
April 09, 2020
The cavalcade of superstars continues as pop icon Susan Cowsill (the Cowsills, Continental Drifters) hoodoo bluesman Papa Mali (Killer Bees, 7 Walkers), Soviet madman Yegor Romantsov (Debauche), singer/health advocate Kimberly Kaye (Loose Cattle, Chronically Chill), and singer/songwriter Luke Spurr Allen (Happy Talk) toe the Party Line with the Troubled Men. They draw the curtains, dim the lights, and podcast like there’s no tomorrow. Topics include Roger Corman, “Boxcar Bertha,” “Mean Streets,” shopping protocol, a recovery, “The Brady Bunch,” “Family Affair,” a curse, future plans, live streaming, stage fright, a missing guest, lost gigs, Eek-A-Mouse, sobriety, sword practice, Soviet methods, predictions, alternative methods, silver linings, health advice, vitamin C & D, sunlight, an escape, poor leadership, the homeless, cocktail hour, a new pogo stick, a last hurrah, a fundraiser, dad rock, future guests, the Pogues at Voodoo Fest, 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. Music: Styler/Coman ...
May 12, 2022
The Troubled Nation gathers at Snake & Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge to celebrate the milestone, as guests and supporters join Manny and René to reminisce about the first 200 episodes and look forward to the future. The Struggle Continues! Topics include a French Quarter Fest recap, Earth Day, the Soul Bowl, Jude Acers, Sidney Smith, the Youngbloods, ‘60s music festivals, Bill Graham, chess with Jamie Foxx, Ouija boards, a ghost story, a favorite episode, Doug Belote, Chris Rose, common sense, Putin, Gina Phillips, new sculptures, Chris Champagne, city politics, Carlo Nuccio, the NFL draft, online gambling, the Saints’ future, John Wayne, big announcements, Dave Clements, Jeff Treffinger, good hair, a patio upgrade, scams, a junior prom, Craig Yokum, Dave Turgeon/Dee Slut, John Swenson, Michael Deas, Natasha Sanchez, art school, Pratt Institute, “Art School Confidential,” starving artists, Renoir, a multimedia world tour, Suzanne Charbonnet, Tony Green, Rob Rothman, a car accident, Charity Hospital, an orchid, Reese’s candy, Malort, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: "Red Cadillac" from "Hope Is Not For The Weak," "This Is About This" and "Orbit Of Blame" from "This Is About This" by the Geraniums Outro music: "Sensible Shoes" from "Little Houses In Space" by the Geraniums Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Shirts 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 Jude Acers Facebook Sidney Smith Facebook Gina Phillips Facebook ...