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Manny and René

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René Coman sits down with the original Troubled Man, Manny Chevrolet, over cocktails at the Ring Room, in the heart of an old-school New Orleans social haunt. Manny is an L.A. native who had been through the Hollywood wringer by his late 20s. He then moved to New Orleans to become a perennial candidate for mayor and make a feature film about it. René is a New Orleans native who's been in the music biz wringer since he was a child. They are the Troubled Men for Troubled Times.

Latest Episodes

TMP 78 Ben Glover Goes Bipolaroid

EThe High Holidays are over and the book is closed for another year as the singer and guitar player from the neo-psychedelic band Bipolaroid steps into the Ring Room. Glover talks about their new record, Paint It, Blacker, as well as their legal dispute with the Polaroid company and on-hold music. A steam room invitation is proffered. Topics include a struggle, a barber, pages of guests, impeachment season, Kimba the White Lion, the staff physician, a bank job, band evolution, a camel story update, methadone, a stage mishap, a birthday gig, Get Hip Records, the Gories, vinyl, early influences, band discord, a Henry Rollins video, Kim Shattuck, Rip Taylor, the Johnny Carson show, Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland, a Susan Cowsill show, a hoax, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate in Apple Podcasts or most podcast platforms. Follow and share on social media and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Outro music: “Back In the Old Black” by Bipolaroid from the new release “Paint It, Blacker”

59 MIN1 d ago
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TMP 78 Ben Glover Goes Bipolaroid

TMP 77 Paul Bongé's Beautiful Line

EThe new book, Dusti Bongé: Art and Life, and recent Ogden Museum retrospective, Piercing the Inner Wall, covers the 60-year career of Paul’s grandmother, an abstract expressionist powerhouse. Paul’s life of photography, transatlantic sailing, and restoration of 4 masted, square sail tall ships was fostered by his father, art photographer and Renaissance man Lyle Bongé. Paul knows the challenges of art and the terror of the sea. The Ring Room should be smooth sailing for him. Topics include grooming for the heat, the Iguanas at Gretna Fest, José Feliciano, a road rage insult, a Biloxi childhood, Chicago in the 1920s, a romance, a New York acting career, a child’s memory, a painter’s demise, a phoenix rising, the Betty Parsons Gallery, abstract expressionism, the boys’ club, Jackson Pollock, Marc Rothko, initiative and work ethic, a man’s man, a mariner’s youth, family photos, a smuggler’s life, Mexican bullfighting, Lyle in the Korean war, a young photographer emerges, the curse of art, the moment of exposure, a father’s advice, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts and all podcast aggregators. Follow and share on social media, and spread the Troubled Word. Music: Styler/Coman

62 MIN1 w ago
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TMP 77 Paul Bongé's Beautiful Line

TMP #76 Finding the Lost Bayou Ramblers

EThe roots of the Grammy-winning Cajun band Lost Bayou Ramblers go back to brothers André and Louis Michot playing in their father’s group as teenagers. They’re celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band with a new live record, “Asteur,” and the documentary, “On Va Continuer.” Accordion and guitar player André steps into the Ring Room to discuss south Louisiana music and culture, and the band’s efforts to preserve it and carry it forward. The Troubled Men are happy just to make it home. Topics include the next campaign, topless states, a truck stop camel, a Susan Cowsill gig, Les Freres Michot, early gig experience, a robbery, free light bulbs, suppression of French, Randy Falcon and accordion building, Flaco and Santiago Jimenez, a strategy, an award ceremony, Scarlett Johansson, pawning platinum, the Circle Bar anniversary party, a new release, Spider Stacy, Cajun music in New Orleans, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or other podcast carriers. Follow and share with friends on social media, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Outro music: “Bosco Stomp” by the Lost Bayou Ramblers from the new live album, “Asteur,” recorded at six venues around New Orleans.

79 MIN2 w ago
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TMP #76 Finding the Lost Bayou Ramblers

TMP #75 Chris Lee Rocks Hard

EThe Supagroup frontman has shared a stage with everyone from Alice Cooper and the Foo Fighters to Supersuckers and Whitesnake. Now he’s releasing his first solo record, “Protest Songs and Party Anthems.” After 15 years helming Supagroup with his brother Benji, Chris is no stranger to familial friction. Surely he can weather the storm between the Troubled Men in the Ring Room. Topics include a new nickname, a disagreement, a first band, hair-triggers, Alaskan roots, a diversity scholarship, a masters degree parting gift, a Chaz Fest set, recording “Live at the Mermaid”, the rise of a band, a fake manager, early touring, the Truck Farm recordings, the Saint, Sean Yseult, White Zombie, Rock City Morgue, a homecoming, the last Cramps tour, the Chinese nationalists, a Hong Kong orphan, a Chinese cholo, snake handlers, a solo record, the decline of rock, cancel culture, flood triage, Supagroup in Europe, propaganda, parental controls, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast platform. Follow and share on social media and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Outro music: “Hail to the Strongman” by the Chris Lee Band from the new record, “Protest Songs and Party Anthems”

62 MIN3 w ago
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TMP #75 Chris Lee Rocks Hard

TMP #74 Sidney Smith On the Whipping Post

EThe rock’n’roll photographer, actor, and Haunted History Tours operator has a new book of photos from his time with the Allman Brothers Band. He’s led a charmed life, including being Paul McCartney’s personal photographer during the famed SeaSaint sessions and appearing in Manny’s mockumentary about his first campaign for mayor. It’s all led up to his moment in the Ring Room. Dreams do come true. Topics include a suspended license, West Virginia, Loose Cattle, corporal punishment, Nicholas Cage, the Lalaurie Mansion, the Warehouse concert venue, the Day of Southern Rock’n’roll, crying with a Beatle, an exorcist’s advice, faking your death, Echo Park, a Popeye’s commercial, a spoiler, fainting, a ghost story, male dancing with the Merry Minstrels, Mick Jagger, Chuck Leavell, Dylan freaking out, shampoo, 70-74 Plus a Little Bit More, Elijah Blue Allman, Balthazar Getty, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts. Follow and share on social media, and spread the Troubled Word. Music: Styler/Coman

63 MINSEP 13
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TMP #74 Sidney Smith On the Whipping Post

TMP #73 Ray Lopez Goes Toe to Toe

EThe fighter and instructor from NOLA MMA 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, 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

63 MINAUG 30
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TMP #73 Ray Lopez Goes Toe to Toe

TMP #72 Carlo Ditta Takes Center Stage

EThroughout a career that includes producing a hit record on Willy DeVille backed by a who’s who of New Orleans r ’n’ b legends, a Grammy nominated LP on Guitar Slim Jr., as well as numerous other releases on his Orleans Records label, Carlo has mostly operated behind the scenes. With his new solo release, Hungry For Love, he steps into the spotlight as an artist. Hopefully his time in the Ring Room hasn’t spoiled his appetite. Topics include a pain, virtue signaling, Troubled Worlds colliding, boxing, Hendrix in New Orleans, a tape recorder, a Nehru shirt, St. Paul’s boarding school, a NYC vacation, the Metropole Cafe, Linda Keith, Ironing Board Sam, a golden age, the hippie takeover, Ecole Classique, the Hirt family, Ditta Concrete, another Valencia blacklisting, hair rules, immigrants, a natural performer, child labor, Chuck Credo, Quaaludes, Barbara Hoover and the Beat Exchange, a relocation, Kerry Brown, Mighty Sam McClain, A.J. Loria, the 1984 World’s Fair, a Grammy nomination, Victory Mixture, Jerry Jumonville, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts or most podcast platforms. Follow and share on social media, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Outro music: Hungry For Love by Carlo Ditta from his new Orleans Records release

69 MINAUG 23
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TMP #72 Carlo Ditta Takes Center Stage

TMP #71 Dave Turgeon/Dee Slut: Alligator Punk

EHe was a towheaded teen banned from Valencia, the New Orleans underage, upper crust social haunt. He was a punk rock madman leading the infamous Sluts on a rampage from L.A. to the Lower East Side, as well as the frontman for latter-day country tricksters O.L.D. He’s also an alligator trapper raising a family on his ancestral acreage in the swamps of Lafitte. Dave remembers more of it all than one might imagine. After his time with the Troubled Men, he’ll be drinking to forget. Topics include the moonshot, a make-up festival, Friday Night Fights, multiple identities, a novel strategy, Nicole Pavy, the 8 O’Clocks, church attendance, forgiveness, the creation of the Sluts, a 100- foot mic cord, gig-related injuries, Black Flag, recording Damaged, an arrest with D. Boon, Joey Torres, an assumed identity, a dope fiend, SST Records, 12” of Sluts, George the Max, Bobby Brennan, chronic pain, the Road Gang, a breakup/breakdown, playing with the Bad Brains at CBGB, Joey Ramone, daily meals, van living, the Beastie Boys, a well-deserved beating, Lafitte roots, undeserved beatings, a swamp visit, Bunny Matthews, a remarriage, a band mom, parental advice, a final admission, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts and all podcast providers. Follow and share on social media and spears the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Outro music: Keep It In the Family by O.L.D.

71 MINAUG 16
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TMP #71 Dave Turgeon/Dee Slut: Alligator Punk

TMP #70 David Leonard: A Very Memphian Story

EThe Memphis photographer and filmmaker has been documenting Southern music and culture for years with films including "Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story", "Johnny Cash’s America", and the Mississippi Blues Trail documentary series. His current project, Alex Chilton: Why Should I Care, will examine the totality of the enigmatic musician’s life and career through interviews with those who knew him best. David enters the Safe House to unravel the mystery with the Troubled Men. Topics include TMP stickers, beach dangers, cocktails on wheels,the William Eggleston aesthetic, the unseen narrative, Memphis feature film work, Francis Coppola, Milos Forman, the penny, the nine day weekend, Robert Gordon, the Box Tops, Big Star, Chris Bell, John Fry, Ardent Studios, Stanley Adkins, a life change, Papa Joe’s, Frank Riley, New Rose Records, a new repertoire, Lucky Joe, a title change, Teenage Fan Club, Glasgow, final touches, a cook attacked, an exterminator, Boogie Shoes, Jim Dickenson, Lee Baker, Televista, Like Flies On Sherbert, Stranded In Canton, a Kickstarter campaign, and much more. Subscribe, rate, and review on Apple Podcasts. Follow and share on social media and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Outro music: “Underclass” by Alex Chilton from the new record "From Memphis To New Orleans" (Bar None)

66 MINAUG 9
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TMP #70 David Leonard: A Very Memphian Story

TMP #69 Lily Keber Under the Lens

EThe award-winning documentary filmmaker’s Bayou Maharajah chronicled the life and music of piano genius James Booker. Lily’s next film, Buckjumping, explored dance as a cultural touchstone in New Orleans. Now the tables are turned, as the director becomes the subject in the Ring Room. Topics include a sofa caper, a move out party, a shame campaign, a new project, Nicolas Payton, a summer job, an incomplete print, the best question, a talent agency, fabric design, a film class, craftsmanship, Vaughn’s, James Booker, sage advice, self-mythologizing, a tough season for musicians, whining, the hot seat, dance culture, shame, a taffy taffy mishap, a new celebrity, pets, marching bands, NCAA, high school, a table read, Harry Dean Stanton, scratchers, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts. Follow and share on social media. Intro music: Styler/Coman Outro music: Junco Partner, James Booker Live at the Maple Leaf

80 MINAUG 2
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TMP #69 Lily Keber Under the Lens

Latest Episodes

TMP 78 Ben Glover Goes Bipolaroid

EThe High Holidays are over and the book is closed for another year as the singer and guitar player from the neo-psychedelic band Bipolaroid steps into the Ring Room. Glover talks about their new record, Paint It, Blacker, as well as their legal dispute with the Polaroid company and on-hold music. A steam room invitation is proffered. Topics include a struggle, a barber, pages of guests, impeachment season, Kimba the White Lion, the staff physician, a bank job, band evolution, a camel story update, methadone, a stage mishap, a birthday gig, Get Hip Records, the Gories, vinyl, early influences, band discord, a Henry Rollins video, Kim Shattuck, Rip Taylor, the Johnny Carson show, Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland, a Susan Cowsill show, a hoax, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate in Apple Podcasts or most podcast platforms. Follow and share on social media and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Outro music: “Back In the Old Black” by Bipolaroid from the new release “Paint It, Blacker”

59 MIN1 d ago
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TMP 78 Ben Glover Goes Bipolaroid

TMP 77 Paul Bongé's Beautiful Line

EThe new book, Dusti Bongé: Art and Life, and recent Ogden Museum retrospective, Piercing the Inner Wall, covers the 60-year career of Paul’s grandmother, an abstract expressionist powerhouse. Paul’s life of photography, transatlantic sailing, and restoration of 4 masted, square sail tall ships was fostered by his father, art photographer and Renaissance man Lyle Bongé. Paul knows the challenges of art and the terror of the sea. The Ring Room should be smooth sailing for him. Topics include grooming for the heat, the Iguanas at Gretna Fest, José Feliciano, a road rage insult, a Biloxi childhood, Chicago in the 1920s, a romance, a New York acting career, a child’s memory, a painter’s demise, a phoenix rising, the Betty Parsons Gallery, abstract expressionism, the boys’ club, Jackson Pollock, Marc Rothko, initiative and work ethic, a man’s man, a mariner’s youth, family photos, a smuggler’s life, Mexican bullfighting, Lyle in the Korean war, a young photographer emerges, the curse of art, the moment of exposure, a father’s advice, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts and all podcast aggregators. Follow and share on social media, and spread the Troubled Word. Music: Styler/Coman

62 MIN1 w ago
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TMP 77 Paul Bongé's Beautiful Line

TMP #76 Finding the Lost Bayou Ramblers

EThe roots of the Grammy-winning Cajun band Lost Bayou Ramblers go back to brothers André and Louis Michot playing in their father’s group as teenagers. They’re celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band with a new live record, “Asteur,” and the documentary, “On Va Continuer.” Accordion and guitar player André steps into the Ring Room to discuss south Louisiana music and culture, and the band’s efforts to preserve it and carry it forward. The Troubled Men are happy just to make it home. Topics include the next campaign, topless states, a truck stop camel, a Susan Cowsill gig, Les Freres Michot, early gig experience, a robbery, free light bulbs, suppression of French, Randy Falcon and accordion building, Flaco and Santiago Jimenez, a strategy, an award ceremony, Scarlett Johansson, pawning platinum, the Circle Bar anniversary party, a new release, Spider Stacy, Cajun music in New Orleans, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or other podcast carriers. Follow and share with friends on social media, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Outro music: “Bosco Stomp” by the Lost Bayou Ramblers from the new live album, “Asteur,” recorded at six venues around New Orleans.

79 MIN2 w ago
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TMP #76 Finding the Lost Bayou Ramblers

TMP #75 Chris Lee Rocks Hard

EThe Supagroup frontman has shared a stage with everyone from Alice Cooper and the Foo Fighters to Supersuckers and Whitesnake. Now he’s releasing his first solo record, “Protest Songs and Party Anthems.” After 15 years helming Supagroup with his brother Benji, Chris is no stranger to familial friction. Surely he can weather the storm between the Troubled Men in the Ring Room. Topics include a new nickname, a disagreement, a first band, hair-triggers, Alaskan roots, a diversity scholarship, a masters degree parting gift, a Chaz Fest set, recording “Live at the Mermaid”, the rise of a band, a fake manager, early touring, the Truck Farm recordings, the Saint, Sean Yseult, White Zombie, Rock City Morgue, a homecoming, the last Cramps tour, the Chinese nationalists, a Hong Kong orphan, a Chinese cholo, snake handlers, a solo record, the decline of rock, cancel culture, flood triage, Supagroup in Europe, propaganda, parental controls, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast platform. Follow and share on social media and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Outro music: “Hail to the Strongman” by the Chris Lee Band from the new record, “Protest Songs and Party Anthems”

62 MIN3 w ago
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TMP #75 Chris Lee Rocks Hard

TMP #74 Sidney Smith On the Whipping Post

EThe rock’n’roll photographer, actor, and Haunted History Tours operator has a new book of photos from his time with the Allman Brothers Band. He’s led a charmed life, including being Paul McCartney’s personal photographer during the famed SeaSaint sessions and appearing in Manny’s mockumentary about his first campaign for mayor. It’s all led up to his moment in the Ring Room. Dreams do come true. Topics include a suspended license, West Virginia, Loose Cattle, corporal punishment, Nicholas Cage, the Lalaurie Mansion, the Warehouse concert venue, the Day of Southern Rock’n’roll, crying with a Beatle, an exorcist’s advice, faking your death, Echo Park, a Popeye’s commercial, a spoiler, fainting, a ghost story, male dancing with the Merry Minstrels, Mick Jagger, Chuck Leavell, Dylan freaking out, shampoo, 70-74 Plus a Little Bit More, Elijah Blue Allman, Balthazar Getty, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts. Follow and share on social media, and spread the Troubled Word. Music: Styler/Coman

63 MINSEP 13
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TMP #74 Sidney Smith On the Whipping Post

TMP #73 Ray Lopez Goes Toe to Toe

EThe fighter and instructor from NOLA MMA 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, 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

63 MINAUG 30
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TMP #73 Ray Lopez Goes Toe to Toe

TMP #72 Carlo Ditta Takes Center Stage

EThroughout a career that includes producing a hit record on Willy DeVille backed by a who’s who of New Orleans r ’n’ b legends, a Grammy nominated LP on Guitar Slim Jr., as well as numerous other releases on his Orleans Records label, Carlo has mostly operated behind the scenes. With his new solo release, Hungry For Love, he steps into the spotlight as an artist. Hopefully his time in the Ring Room hasn’t spoiled his appetite. Topics include a pain, virtue signaling, Troubled Worlds colliding, boxing, Hendrix in New Orleans, a tape recorder, a Nehru shirt, St. Paul’s boarding school, a NYC vacation, the Metropole Cafe, Linda Keith, Ironing Board Sam, a golden age, the hippie takeover, Ecole Classique, the Hirt family, Ditta Concrete, another Valencia blacklisting, hair rules, immigrants, a natural performer, child labor, Chuck Credo, Quaaludes, Barbara Hoover and the Beat Exchange, a relocation, Kerry Brown, Mighty Sam McClain, A.J. Loria, the 1984 World’s Fair, a Grammy nomination, Victory Mixture, Jerry Jumonville, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts or most podcast platforms. Follow and share on social media, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Outro music: Hungry For Love by Carlo Ditta from his new Orleans Records release

69 MINAUG 23
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TMP #72 Carlo Ditta Takes Center Stage

TMP #71 Dave Turgeon/Dee Slut: Alligator Punk

EHe was a towheaded teen banned from Valencia, the New Orleans underage, upper crust social haunt. He was a punk rock madman leading the infamous Sluts on a rampage from L.A. to the Lower East Side, as well as the frontman for latter-day country tricksters O.L.D. He’s also an alligator trapper raising a family on his ancestral acreage in the swamps of Lafitte. Dave remembers more of it all than one might imagine. After his time with the Troubled Men, he’ll be drinking to forget. Topics include the moonshot, a make-up festival, Friday Night Fights, multiple identities, a novel strategy, Nicole Pavy, the 8 O’Clocks, church attendance, forgiveness, the creation of the Sluts, a 100- foot mic cord, gig-related injuries, Black Flag, recording Damaged, an arrest with D. Boon, Joey Torres, an assumed identity, a dope fiend, SST Records, 12” of Sluts, George the Max, Bobby Brennan, chronic pain, the Road Gang, a breakup/breakdown, playing with the Bad Brains at CBGB, Joey Ramone, daily meals, van living, the Beastie Boys, a well-deserved beating, Lafitte roots, undeserved beatings, a swamp visit, Bunny Matthews, a remarriage, a band mom, parental advice, a final admission, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts and all podcast providers. Follow and share on social media and spears the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Outro music: Keep It In the Family by O.L.D.

71 MINAUG 16
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TMP #71 Dave Turgeon/Dee Slut: Alligator Punk

TMP #70 David Leonard: A Very Memphian Story

EThe Memphis photographer and filmmaker has been documenting Southern music and culture for years with films including "Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story", "Johnny Cash’s America", and the Mississippi Blues Trail documentary series. His current project, Alex Chilton: Why Should I Care, will examine the totality of the enigmatic musician’s life and career through interviews with those who knew him best. David enters the Safe House to unravel the mystery with the Troubled Men. Topics include TMP stickers, beach dangers, cocktails on wheels,the William Eggleston aesthetic, the unseen narrative, Memphis feature film work, Francis Coppola, Milos Forman, the penny, the nine day weekend, Robert Gordon, the Box Tops, Big Star, Chris Bell, John Fry, Ardent Studios, Stanley Adkins, a life change, Papa Joe’s, Frank Riley, New Rose Records, a new repertoire, Lucky Joe, a title change, Teenage Fan Club, Glasgow, final touches, a cook attacked, an exterminator, Boogie Shoes, Jim Dickenson, Lee Baker, Televista, Like Flies On Sherbert, Stranded In Canton, a Kickstarter campaign, and much more. Subscribe, rate, and review on Apple Podcasts. Follow and share on social media and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Outro music: “Underclass” by Alex Chilton from the new record "From Memphis To New Orleans" (Bar None)

66 MINAUG 9
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TMP #70 David Leonard: A Very Memphian Story

TMP #69 Lily Keber Under the Lens

EThe award-winning documentary filmmaker’s Bayou Maharajah chronicled the life and music of piano genius James Booker. Lily’s next film, Buckjumping, explored dance as a cultural touchstone in New Orleans. Now the tables are turned, as the director becomes the subject in the Ring Room. Topics include a sofa caper, a move out party, a shame campaign, a new project, Nicolas Payton, a summer job, an incomplete print, the best question, a talent agency, fabric design, a film class, craftsmanship, Vaughn’s, James Booker, sage advice, self-mythologizing, a tough season for musicians, whining, the hot seat, dance culture, shame, a taffy taffy mishap, a new celebrity, pets, marching bands, NCAA, high school, a table read, Harry Dean Stanton, scratchers, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts. Follow and share on social media. Intro music: Styler/Coman Outro music: Junco Partner, James Booker Live at the Maple Leaf

80 MINAUG 2
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TMP #69 Lily Keber Under the Lens