December 16, 2021
The virtuoso sousaphone pioneer with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Treme Brass Band, and his own Backyard Groove reinvented the instrument in the modern band context. Singled out as a star among stars, he’s played and recorded with Elvis Costello, Luther Dickinson, Dr. John, and Bobby Rush. In keeping with his flagship band’s moniker, Kirk keeps it dirty as he goes tit for tat with the Troubled Men. Topics include a new show intro, a Zoom group social event, the drunkest countries, an Australian postcard from Nicole Pavy, RIP Bob Dole, Marty Allen, a lunch faux pas, the N.O. Mt. Rushmore, the 7th ward, the Andrew Bell Jr. High band, Noel Kendrick, band director Donald Richardson, “Frog” Joseph, Charles Joseph, Jerry Brock, the Olympia Brass Band, woodshedding with Roger Lewis, the brass band tradition, tuba vs. sousaphone, destiny, the Majestic Brass Band, touring Europe, the music biz, childhood influences, jam bands, artistic identity, transcendence, Freeman’s Oh Yeah club, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Snowball” from “The New Orleans Album” by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band Outro music: “Chewing Gum” from “Spike” by Elvis Costello featuring the Dirty Dozen Brass Band 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 Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Kirk Joseph Homepage Dirty Dozen Brass Band Homepage Kirk Joseph Facebook ...
March 12, 2020
The photographer and film editor has been a girl about town since she was a high school student on the nightclub scene. She has worked on such modern classics as “Bayou Maharajah” and “William Eggleston in the Real World.” Aimée now runs the Embassy, a nonprofit recording studio and fashion school in the 9th Ward. With a prominent street named after her Spanish converso ancestor, she’s New Orleans royalty. Tonight she gets down and dirty with the hoi polloi in the Ring Room. Topics include Super Tuesday, going viral, a 100th episode party, the Poguetry show, fever dreams, home remedies, the Spanish Inquisition, local accents, misspent youth, Russian studies, a beloved teacher, a generous benefactor, a film career, an apprenticeship, a fortuitous meeting, best friends, the Circle Bar pre-K, celebrity deaths, a Parisian sojourn, Bunny Matthews, a cub photographer, flirting, the record biz, future plans, a summer job, William Christenberry, 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 ...
June 04, 2021
The Commander Cody cofounder burst into the Top 10 playing the hot guitar on “Hot Rod Lincoln.” Grammy nominations and collaborations with Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello, and Gene Vincent followed in a celebrated career spanning over 50 years. As a teenager he hitchhiked to see Dylan debut “Mr. Tambourine Man” at the ’64 Newport Folk Festival, then returned in ’65 to witness Bob “go electric.” At Ann Arbor High he played the talent show opposite classmate Jim Osterberg (Iggy Pop). Bill is a master of his craft and one of the most decent guys you could ever meet. Quite a contrast to the Troubled Men. Topics include a graduation, fears, forced jury duty, vaccine incentives, the folk scare, the Ark, going to California, Jerry Garcia, liquid LSD, a hit record, John Sinclair, early Stooges gigs, the Moonlighters, the D.C. scene, Too Much Fun, a Jim Jarmusch guitar, the Sons of Lee Marvin, moving to Austin, the Ameripolitan Awards show, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel, CSNY, band friendships, livestreams, 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: “Hot Rod Lincoln” by Bill Kirchen Outro music: “Word to the Wise” by Bill Kirchen (with Dan Hicks) ...