February 24, 2022
The record producer and recording engineer had spent years working with bands including the Pixies, Frank Black, and the Breeders before taking over the fabled Studio In The Country and returning it to its former glory. The recent release of the Geraniums’ “Hope Is Not For The Weak” represents the final 10 years of material recorded with him there at the mixing board. Always unflappable, Ben joins the Troubled Men in the hornets’ nest of Snake and Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge for a good going over. Topics include the Clempire, last week’s episode, kids in wells, a Dave Clements cameo, a health kick, Mardi Gras, a Krewe Du Vieux party, a milk miracle, the Iguanas at Chickie Wah Wah, a remote recording, cutting cable, switching insurance, a Jesuit education, the Plaza in Lake Forest, school showers, a teenage band, Scott Durbin, engineer training, Chris Finney, Mike Napolitano, Kingsway Studio, Trina Shoemaker, Karen Brady, O’Henry Studios, Sound City, tour fatigue, moving to the Truck Farm, Kim Deal’s house, working with the Breeders, Debbie Farmer, an echo chamber, a good vibe, Dash Rip Rock, professionals, amateurs, a session band, Stan Ridgway, Daemon Shea, the last Circle Bar gig, One South Lark, All Girl Band, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “This Is About This” by The Geraniums Outro music: “St. Claude Avenue” from “Hope Is Not For The Weak” by The Geraniums 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 or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook ...
January 31, 2019
The Troubled Men are put on the defensive as the New Orleans Chess Master in the red beret launches a blitzkrieg opening in the Ring Room. Hope is not a strategy, but it may be all they have left. Topics include a daughter's photos, Guinness World Records, life-changing events, parenting tips, Chuck Barris, Grace Slick, the Five Americans hit records, luck in life, the Iguanas' 9 Volt Heart, band alchemy, Francis Ford Coppola and the Godfather miracle, chess as salvation, playing Bobby Fischer, saying yes, prison games, Magnus Carlsen, Paul Morphy's petite advantages, organized labor, hotel suicides, Janis Joplin stories, Beatles messages, a Boy Scout guide, getting hacked, a state refuge, the Rolling Stones, media successes, the power of focus, K&D Video, Rod Steiger in the Pawnbroker, wacky emails, good hair, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts or your favorite platform. Follow on Facebook, share with friends, and spread the Troubled word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Music clips: Western Union, Zip Code, and Evol Not Love by the Five Americans Ending music: 9 Volt Heart by the Iguanas ...
March 07, 2019
As Mardi Gras reaches a fever pitch, the Men cool it down with the illustrator and instructor as he talks about his long road from tiny Empire, La., to art school in New York City and beyond. Topics include a near miss, laundry history, a mea culpa, childhood, art school, post-Katrina paintings, Giuliani time, a gallery show, the St. Claude corridor, a Facebook joke, art criticism, social sensitivity, questionable throws, ladders and tarps, parade etiquette, a Zulu protest, a trigger-happy mayor, a criminal massage, words of advice, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play or other platforms. Like, follow, and share on Facebook and spread the Troubled word. Music: Styler/Coman ...