May 21, 2020
The Antigravity Magazine editor-in-chief has a resume that includes tour managing Hooray For The Riff Raff and decades in the film biz, as well as masterminding the flagship alternative publication of the city. As a New Orleans native, Dan, along with his cat herd of writers, employs some tough love in an examination of sacred cows of local culture while he casts a hopeful gaze towards the horizon. He loves movie work, but the magazine is his passion. He writes because he has to. His appearance on the podcast was completely voluntary. Topics include Phase 1, appointments, a crisis, a fallen tree, a podcast plug, Danielle Dietze, a childhood home, NOCCA, Scott Plauché, a side job, Stein’s deli, the freeze response, a calling, a Vice submission, a critique, a sponsor, Howard Wetsman, Ending Addiction, a spy case, Ray Nagin, tour management, 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. Intro music: Styler/Coman Outro music: “Lost It All” by the Lovey Dovies ...
July 21, 2022
The award-winning commercial photographer and drummer with acclaimed alt-rock band Rotary Downs shot his first music festival as a teen at the Festivals Acadiens in his hometown of Lafayette, La. His current exhibition, “Exit Stage Right,” at the N.O. Jazz Museum is a collection of stage-side portraits taken everywhere from Bonnaroo to Chaz Fest. His two decades playing with the sublime Rotary Downs is icing on the cake. Zack is used to flying by the seat of his pants in less-than-ideal conditions. That comes in handy as he wings it with the Troubled Men. Topics include the #1 dive bar, a pickup line, the #1 murder rate, the navy base, a Tic Tac obsession, Bastille Day, an all-purpose band, Zachary Richard, a French language renaissance, a vision quest, a bathroom darkroom, trial and error, the zone system, intellectual property rights, a portfolio, meeting bands, assisting Herman Leonard, a visual tradition, disposable images, a heckler, a photo booth, a move to Granada, band dynamics, the writing process, James Marler, Chris Columbo, Jason Rhein, Michael Girardot, a triumphant send-off, C.C. DeVille, Voodoo Fest, the next thing, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break and Outro music: "Orion" and "The Sandwich Islands" from "Traces" by Rotary Downs 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 Zack Smith Photography Homepage Zack Smith Photography Facebook ...
January 06, 2022
The powerhouse drummer and vocalist with the Emmy Award-winnng Imagination Movers spent 20 years propelling Dash Rip Rock’s punkabilly onslaught from coast to coast. From “Let’s Go Smoke Some Pot” to “I Want My Mommy,” he plays it all with intensity and finesse. As the School of Rock music director, he passes on his unbridled love of rocking out to the next generation. Since Kyle’s used to dealing with children, he should have no problem handling the Troubled Men. Topics include an old nickname, Hillel Slovak, Christmastime for the Jews, stuck inside of Mobile, Dusti Bongé, Quintron, Miss Pussycat, TV marathons, an Advent pill calendar, Chuck Prophet votes for the Hound, shooting galleries, champing at the bit, a French name, the Brother Martin band, Marty Hurley, Arthur Hardy, Stanton Moore, Keith Spera, Sgt. Pepper, Keith Moon, a Passover gig, meeting Bill Davis, Chris Luckette, touring, Kelly Keller, a TV show, Jazz Fest, Voodoo Fest, a bra, a diaper, Studio in the Country, Ben Mumphrey, Jay Wesley, “Get Back,” Big in the ‘90s, Daphne Moon, Zoom, Settly, Dream Syndicate, Mark Walton, Ruffles on New Year’s Day, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Happy To Be Here” by the Imagination Movers Outro music: “Stella Don’t” by Daphne Moon 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, 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 Kyle Melancon Facebook Kyle Melancon Twitter Kyle Melancon Instagram Imagination Movers Homepage ...