The guitarist and songwriter for the Geraniums and Tribe Nunzio and co-owner of the Mermaid Lounge has just released “Hope Is Not For The Weak,” a double album of Geraniums recordings the Bukowski-meets-the-Velvet-Underground outfit collected from years of sessions at the famed Studio in the Country. He discusses the band’s long history, as well as the recent passing of singer and lyricist Brendan Gallagher and drummer Daemon Shea. These songs have always felt like a drunken prayer to God. Tonight Jeff joins the Troubled Men as they all count their blessings.
Topics include post-holiday malaise, Mardi Gras season, home testing, a terminal strategy, a bottle of vodka, Yoko Ono, a Betty White parade, Greg Ensslen, Vernon Rome, Holden Miller, the Economy Cafe, Melinda Pendleton, George the Max, Clint Montz, Mermaid Recording, Glyn Styler, Malcolm Burn, Bogdanovich films, a date with Tatum O’Neal, “Paper Moon,” Cybill Shepherd, smoking, “This Is About This,” a Circle Bar residency, Peter Holsapple, Alex McMurray, Goat, Ben Mumphrey, an Irish gift for melody, show tunes, a terminal diagnosis, a coma, a changed man, Tom Marron, Gerald McCollum, concepts of time, the N.O. Musicians Clinic, and much more.
Intro music: Styler/Coman
Break, Outro, and additional music: “Can I Come Home,” “Pale As Jane,” “It’s Love,” “Retreat Of The Light Horse Brigade,” “Factory For Stars,” and “I’m Here To Stay” from “Hope Is Not For The Weak” by the Geraniums
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