August 19, 2021
The boogie piano wild man with Mojo Nixon, the LeRoi Bros., Jello Biafra, Roy Head, Archie Bell, and the Neptunes was mentored early on by Nils Lofgren, Billy Gibbons, and Joe Ely. His tenure as co-owner of the Houston Continental Club has given him a view of the biz from the other side of the bar, while the viral “Altuve Polka” by his Polka? I Hardly Know Her Band was the sensation of the Astro’s World Series Championship. A first call player with Chuck Berry, Wanda Jackson, and Andre Williams, Pete checks in for a few innings with the Troubled Men. Topics include a vaccine mandate, cancellations, the start of school, an Iguanas tour, a roadwork scam, Robin, Steve Watson, Jake Flack, a Tipitina’s gig, moving to Austin, Steve Wertheimer, the ZZ Top studio, the big time, a Norwegian tour with Dash Rip Rock, volatile personalities, high concept bands, the Light Rock Express, Disco Expressions, Kinky Friedman, the Lawrence Welk Show, a viral video, ribbing Larry King, Game 7, sideman work, the future of rock’n’roll, 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 any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Tie My Pecker To My Leg” from “Whereabouts Unknown” by Mojo Nixon and the Toadliquors Outro music: “The Altuve Polka” by Polish Pete and the Polka? I Hardly Know Her Band Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Pete Gordon Facebook Polish Pete Polka Facebook The Continental Club Houston ...
August 29, 2019
The fighter and instructor from [NOLA MMA](http://www.nolamma.com) has been a martial artist since childhood. From Greco-Roman wrestling to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to Muay Thai and kickboxing, close combat has become second nature to Ray Lopez. See how he counters their one-two punch when he enters the Ring Room and closes distance with the Troubled Men. Topics include an untreated condition, an ancient libel, a dream acquisition, a novel sandwich, Kimberly Kay, a transformation, a boxing scam, a return to competition, weight cutting, the roots of MMA, concussions, the [Bayou Fighting Championship](https://www.bayoufc.com/), going left, Matthias Meister, NOLA BJJ, youth training, the fighter’s mentality, fight preparation, future plans, the costs of competition, an early departure, a seedy motel, a Dead road trip, the first day of school, new quitters, an old friend’s reappearance, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast platform. Follow and share with friends on social media and spread the Troubled Word. Music: Styler/Coman ...
July 13, 2019
From his earliest Dada organ efforts to his patented Drum Buddy and Weather Warlock synthesizers, Quintron has always pushed the boundaries of creativity. His life and artistic partnership with Miss Pussycat may be his greatest invention of all. He joins the Troubled Men for an overview of their shared history together and a glimpse of the future. Topics include a beacon, World Cup soccer, a chainsaw accident, knives, a new name, ax throwing, the Drum Buddy, early encounters, the Clergy at the Spellcaster Lodge, the Pussycat Caverns, a love story, Chatterbox, song alchemy, the NOMA residency, puppetry, musical influences, the artistic struggle, Glyn Styler, new vocabulary words, the Rauschenberg Foundation residency, a broken arm, Jazz Fest gigs, a new instrumental record, a fall tour, and much more. Please subscribe, review, and rate on your preferred podcast platform. Please follow and share on social media, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Outro music: Bohemian Caverns, from Quintron’s forthcoming organ/Mellotron record ...