September 27, 2018
The Ring Room is so full of chattering wine heads you can barely hear yourself think. The Troubled Men power through the den to put musician and medical professional Steve Spitz on the hot seat. He has a charming hint of larceny about him and reveals from whence it springs. Topics include a fast, sod, complaining, Steve's grifter family vacation memories, Kelly Keller, a Circle Bar wedding blunder, the penalty box, a bartender's dilemma, career testing, the Crazy car, surgery insights, a heroic quitter, a doctor's report, torture class, Burt Reynolds, Sammy Davis Jr., pedal steel business cards, the cadaver lab, the golden era of Vegas, driving advice, Marco the criminal hairdresser, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts. ...
May 21, 2021
The virtuoso trombonist, arranger, and cofounder of Bonerama and Mulebone has also recorded with a laundry list of stars, including Sheryl Crow, Maceo Parker, R.E.M., and Tori Amos. Having cut his teeth in the Harry Connick Jr. Big Band, he’s more recently served as an arranger/producer with his own Levee Horns. These productions have included concerts for Blackbird Presents such as the Last Waltz 40 tour, Mavis Staples, Merle Haggard, and Dr John, and featured the legendary Don Was as musical director. It seems like Mark can work with almost anyone. Tonight that’s put to the test when he joins the Troubled Men. Topics include cicadas, the oldest woman, the end of school, rental returns, Mother’s Day, prison listeners, a provocative name, high school, Richard Erb, Loyola U., Dave Ferrato, Rum Boogie, a termite swarm, Brian O’Neill, Charlie Brent, Luther Kent and Trick Bag, George Porter Jr., Jon Langford, OK GO, Eric Traub, live dates, 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 music: “Frankenstein” by Bonerama Outro music: “Charity” by Mulebone ...
December 09, 2021
The radio personality, bar owner (Circle Bar, Lakeside Lounge NYC), and rock ’n’ roll musicologist moved to the punk rock ground zero of 1977 Lower East Side at age 18, meeting the Cramps, the Ramones, Richard Hell, and Lester Bangs on his very first day in town. His original WFMU radio show (’85-’97) established an outlet for unhinged rockers, blues wailers, greaseball classics, and instrumental madness from his massive collection of 45s and 78s. His new The Hound NYC radio show and Hound Howl podcast carry on that same love of music from the edge. The Hound brings his unvarnished opinions and acerbic wit as he joins the Troubled Men for a stroll through the rubble of memory lane. Topics include a Susan Cowsill Christmas concert, Thanksgiving, a new variant, mob influence, Paterson, N.J., Bud Abbott’s FBI file, life in Florida, Miriam Linna, the Contortions, Lydia Lunch, Robert Quine, Bradley Fields, the Home for Teenage Dirt, record collecting, the Dead Boys, Alex Chilton, Ned Sublette, x-rated parrot training, legal shooting galleries, Burroughs and Ginsberg, the New York Dolls in Florida, punk cross-pollination, the Sex Pistols, a nickname, Dave Clements, Snake & Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge, Peter Holsapple, rare records, giving up, Jim Dickinson, Lou Whitney, Danny Fields, the Beatles “Get Back,” Gene Clark, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: "Justine" by Don and Dewey Outro music: "The Wind" by Nolan Strong and The Diablos 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 ...