January 17, 2020
The puppeteer and recording artist is one half of the genre-defying duo Quintron and Miss Pussycat, called the weirdest band in the world by the great John Waters. Miss P has presented original puppet shows from art museums to rock clubs around the world. Tonight she pulls the strings on the Troubled Men and makes them dance. Topics include a celebrity death, a playoff loss, exercise, a previous guest, a mixer, Michael Tisserand, a pointless attack, an elusive guest, a bad interview, weaponized maracas, magic beans, an Oklahoma ranch, Bible puppets, imaginary friends, the Holy Spirit, the Pussycat Caverns, a first meeting, a lifestyle, a romance, sympathetic magic, puppet soundtracks, plastic food, subversive puppetry, Punch and Judy, the swazzle, violent puppets, Lefty Parker, a new name, crime stats, gunplay, “Passover in Puppettown,” meeting Glyn Styler, astrology, old TV shows, an activist, Tav Falco, Dr. Demento, Osaka Popstar, “Covered in Punk,” Helen Mirren, a whirlwind tour, a new record, an art show, Arkansas, a final joke, and much more. Support the podcast [here](https://www.paypal.me/troubledmenpodcast) Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or most podcast aggregators. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Outro: “The Happy Castle of Goblinburg” soundtrack featuring Constance McEnaney by Panacea Theriac ...
January 28, 2021
The colorful drummer, composer, and arranger switches styles as easily as he changes crop-tops. His two new albums under the Context Killer and Diamond Kinkade monikers add live-looping avant funk and ambient piano and synth soundscapes to the straight-ahead jazz and funk he’s been known for. Simon has always liked to stretch the boundaries of musical forms and identity. If things get kinky, that’s fine with him. After his visit with the Troubled Men, he should feel more emboldened than ever. Topics include weight gain, letting go, the inauguration, a Lil Wayne pardon, DNA evidence, Jen Psaki, an inoculation monologue, new music, a chronofile, a close call, high school, Bobby Campo, Frank Williams, a first record, the drums, Johnny Vidacovich, a symphonic family, David Torkanowsky, George Porter, John Bonham, musical nutrients, critical thinking, ego, Lyrics Born, DJ Logic, Nels Cline, favorite countries, a Joan Rivers haunting, Sandra Bernhard, perception, a noise set, Eno, Phil Spector, and much more. Support the podcast [here.](https://www.paypal.me/troubledmenpodcast) Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear [here.](https://www.bonfire.com/troubled-mens-wear/) 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: “Cleared Scenario” from “Memories, the Pond and Rain Clouds” by Diamond Kinkade Outro music: “Spent” from “Strange Seduction” by Context Killer ...
October 07, 2021
The Grammy-winning pianist, vocalist, and songwriter has worked with top acts like Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Dr. John, and Eric Burdon. His solo records with the Absolute Monster Gentlemen are widely acclaimed as some of the finest examples of modern New Orleans funk and R’n’B. He’s played Royal Albert Hall and San Quentin State Prison. Now Jon finds the sweet spot between the two on the Troubled Men Podcast. Topics include storm repairs, roof leaks, a thumbs up, election season, a fundraiser, Manny for Mayor, a textbook nightmare, accents, slang, an English childhood, an exotic aunt, family musicians, a punk adolescence, hearing Professor Longhair, moving to New Orleans, a Maple Leaf job offer, red beans and rice, a James Booker seizure, early bands, Johnny Adams, a piano vacuum, Mighty Sam McClain, Guitar Slim Jr., mask aversion, the Quarantini Happy Hour, Charlie Gabriel, piano lessons, live dates, Thursdays, travel, Frostop, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: "Getcha GoGo Juice" from "GoGo Juice" by Jon Cleary Outro music: "Dyna-Mite" by Jon Cleary 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 Jon Cleary Homepage Jon Cleary Music Facebook Jon Cleary YouTube ...