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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 126 Pete Weiss: Thelonious Monster Lives

EThe co-founding drummer of Thelonious Monster discusses his history with the band beginning with the 80s post-punk Hollywood scene that included the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction, and Manny Chevrolet’s Too Free Stooges. It’s a stroll down memory lane filled with pitfalls and highlights that ultimately leads to redemption. The Troubled Men remain unredeemed. Topics include the end of the Circle Bar, a rich history, a test result, a priest’s porn shoot, a glimmer of hope, a new venture, a name change, a first meeting, a new band, a celebrity sighting, an L.A. heyday, a first record, Dick Rude, Fishbone, the Plugz, tour hijinx, a mystery solved, a conspiracy theory, bad behavior, pissing with Tom Waits, a documentary, a new record, Martyn LeNoble, Dix Denney, Bob Forrest, a solo deal, band alchemy, emotionalism, Zander Schloss, a bit, a music academy, humility, the Unabomber manifesto, another theory, a notorious Pink Pop set, a rock moment, and much more. 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 Outro music: “Buy Another Gun” from “Oh That Monster” by Thelonious Monster

89 min5 d ago
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TMP 126 Pete Weiss: Thelonious Monster Lives

TMP 125 Ben Ellman Blasts Off!

EHis work with Galactic, Big Freedia, Trombone Shorty, the Revivalists, and the Klezmer All Stars should be enough to keep anyone busy. Along with his Galactic bandmates, the saxophone/harmonica player and producer is also an owner of the iconic New Orleans music mecca, Tipitina’s. Ben’s long history with many of his collaborators is a testament to his good character and ability to get along with others. Maybe some of that will rub off on the Troubled Men, but don’t count on it. Topics include Daughters Day, “The Social Dilemma,” dog medicine, Dick Cheney, local crimes, a Hard Rock fire, a meeting on acid, memories of an L.A. childhood, hard touring, the 90s rock scene in N.O., Joe Cabral, Eric Traub, Theryl DeClouet, band democracy, studio workflow, production credits, Boyfriend, club upgrades, a black swan event, bailing water, the Tip’s TV streaming platform, e-cigarettes, a tight pod, Tito’s Tacos, and much more. 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 Outro music: “O Côco da Galinha” (featuring Moyseis Marques) from “Carnivale Electricos” by Galactic

78 min2 w ago
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TMP 125 Ben Ellman Blasts Off!

TMP 124 Phil DeGruy's 17-String Theory

EThe guitar wizard, satirist, and provocateur’s record titles like “Innuendo Out the Other” and “Hello Dali” give you an idea of his sense of humor. Collaborations like “Just Duet” with heavyweights Larry Coryell, Mike Stern, and Charlie Hunter demonstrate his place in the guitar virtuoso community. Phil traces his journey from studying with master teacher Hank Mackie to creating a custom guitar/harp inspired by 7-string guru Lenny Breau. Phil has always followed his own path in music. After his sojourn with the Troubled Men, let’s hope he can find his way back. Topics include a sore winner, a harmonica player, the new Vegas stadium, “Casino,” the VagiPlug, in-person classes, a positive test, LSU culture, Squeaky Fromme revisited, a scary trip to Applebee’s, subversive stickers, David Vitter bed shopping, a second act, Filiberto’s World of Strings, a golden age, Steve Masakowski, Emily Remler, the Guitar Ensemble, fanned frets, playing for Chet Atkins, a murder allegation, music magazines, Steve Vai, Les White, Steely Dan, a prescient title, a bunny robbery, a Gong Show, a birthday surprise, a custom design, and much more. 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 Outro music: “Sunny Afternoon” by Phil DeGruy

76 min3 w ago
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TMP 124 Phil DeGruy's 17-String Theory

TMP 123 Tiana Hux Living Malevitus

EShe’s known as the mouthpiece for angular punk dance band Malevitus, and as MC Sweet Tea at the helm of her rap-burlesque troupe. Coming on like an unravelled Mrs. Robinson with a bone to pick, the performance artist has been covered by Queens of the Stone Age and played Mary Poppins for the spawn of the Hollywood elite. Tiana and Malevitus are releasing more videos from their recent record, with new music on the way, but she finds time to squeeze the Troubled Men onto her dance card. There’s no nondisclosure agreement in effect on this episode, so Tiana spills it all, the salty and the sweet. Topics include a birthday weekend, friendship, “Jeopardy,” Siegfried from “Get Smart,” Doug Belote, a mistaken identity, the TMP shirt release, a Covid cocktail, the High Holidays, a draconian measure, twin girls, Carlo Nuccio, celebrity nannies, discretion, early years in Austin, the Kentucky Derby, the move to N.O., the Diewater, Richard Linklater, post-Katrina L.A., the Shim Shamettes, a last gig, Luke Spurr Allen, glamor, a family name, assimilation, a San Francisco treat, influences, rap ethics, performative perspective, “Properfukt,” Dave Catching, future plans, Bourbon St. BYOB, hopeful wishes, and much more. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear in the links. 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 Outro music: “Fire Department” from “Malevitus” by Malevitus

72 minSEP 25
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TMP 123 Tiana Hux Living Malevitus

TMP 122 Hunt Sales Plays the Hits

EHe was a member of Tin Machine with David Bowie as well as the drummer on classic recordings by Todd Rundgren and Iggy Pop, including the iconic “Lust for Life” which has become ubiquitous on film and TV. A child prodigy, Hunt was recording and performing professionally by age 11. With his older brother on bass, the teen band Tony and the Tigers had a hit record, and the Sales Brothers rhythm section went on to become rock legends. All this has led up to his latest solo release, ”Get Your Shit Together” by the Hunt Sales Memorial. He grew up with his comedy star father Soupy Sales as showbiz royalty, surrounded by entertainers like Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. Playing with some of the all-time mad men of modern music, he was surrounded by chaos. The Troubled Men are eager students at the feet of the master. Topics include a busy week, an allegation, similarities, first meetings, kind words, future gigs, integrating television, Clifford Brown, the 1950s Detroit jazz scene, a move to L.A., Earl Palmer as inspiration, Shelley Mann as mentor, the 1960s session scene, groove playing, the Wayne Cochran band, songs, the Box Tops, the decline of the Brill Building, a work ethic, Peter Allen, refining your craft, a first hit at 15, a big drum sound, meeting Bowie at Max’s Kansas City, James Williamson, “Kill City,” “The Idiot” tour, recording “Lust for Life,” the iconic drum track, Tony Sales, Tin Machine in the studio, touring the world, Los Super Seven, a Bootsie Collins record, music as a calling, the Hunt Sales Memorial record “Get Your Shit Together,” Buddy Miles, dark humor, “One Day,” Will Sexton, Bruce Watson, and much more. 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 Outro music: “Angel of Darkness” from “Get Your Shit Together” by the Hunt Sales Memorial

88 minSEP 18
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TMP 122 Hunt Sales Plays the Hits

TMP 121 Paul Cebar's Tomorrow Sound

EThe Milwaukee bandleader and recording artist has spent his life exploring the musical tributaries that flow through New Orleans. From the masking Indians to Snooks Eaglin and Earl King to modern African forms, all have informed his original music. With Paul’s bands, first the Milwaukeeans and now Tomorrow Sound, he brings joyous sincerity to every performance. From his time on the mic on his long-running radio show, he’s developed a golden vocal tone and a sense of when to stay out of the line of fire. Both skills serve him well on this episode with the Troubled Men. Topics include a continuing condition, Morgus the Magnificent, People Watching by Chris Rose, street renaming, the Manson Family, NXIUM, “The Vow,” Wisconsin, a trip to New Orleans, James Booker at Tipitina’s, the Wild Magnolias in Milwaukee, Jeffrey Dahmer, a pivotal day, early bands, current conditions, early influences, a hard choice, Mississippi John Hurt, Taj Mahal, Ry Cooder, a first meeting, Derek Huston, Eddie’s Restaurant, Fitzgerald’s American Music Festival, Steve Jordan, Reggie Bordeaux, a WMSE radio show, cultural travel, voiceover work, “A Prairie Home Companion,” Garrison Keillor, a last gig with Los Lobos, Bob Jennings, Paul’s dark side, record collections, Lefty Parker, Euclid Records, Chuck Prophet’s “The Land That Time Forgot,” and much more. 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 Outro music: “How’d You Get Like That” by Paul Cebar and Tomorrow Sound

78 minSEP 11
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TMP 121 Paul Cebar's Tomorrow Sound

TMP 120 Johnny Sansone: Speaking In Tongues

EAs an itinerant bluesman, the singer and harmonica ace sought out giants like James Cotton and Junior Wells to uncover the mysteries of the dark art. The former collegiate swimming star did stints in Colorado, Chicago, and Austin playing with the likes of John Lee Hooker and Ronnie Earl before landing in New Orleans as a seasoned songwriter and bandleader. Johnny has a dozen award-winning solo releases, as well as celebrated collaborations with Anders Osborne and John Fohl, and is a member of the Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars with Tab Benoit, Cyril Neville and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux. He may have dropped the “Jumping Johnny” moniker years ago, but on the Troubled Men Podcast, it’s not about how high you can jump, it’s about how low you can go. Topics include a new high, a deadly storm, Gompers, “Uncut Gems,” a law school brouhaha, a prayer call, an Estes rocket launch, meeting Joe Cabral and Rod Hodges, the Colorado connection, shaving down, a favorite stroke, Mark Spitz, Fort Collins, harmonica science, Howard Levy, elevation, soloists, a Bo Diddley story, a nickname explained, “Poor Man’s Paradise,” the Subdudes, a breakthrough record, Trina Shoemaker, “Homeland,” Luther and Cody Dickinson, playing lefty, a Blaze Foley bio pic, Ethan Hawke, Charlie Sexton, breakups, and much more. 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 Outro music: “The Lord Is Waiting And The Devil Is Too” by Johnny Sansone

84 minSEP 4
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TMP 120 Johnny Sansone: Speaking In Tongues

TMP 119 Michael Hurtt's Haunted Heart

EThe musician/journalist’s new book, “Mind Over Matter: The Myths and Mysteries of Detroit’s Fortune Records,” co-authored with the great Billy Miller of Kicks magazine and Norton Records fame, comes out September 15th. It covers the eclectic label and the entire Detroit underground music scene from the 1950s onward. Mike’s love of rockabilly, country, and garage rock has fueled such bands as the Alex Chilton-produced Royal Pendletons, his Haunted Hearts, and more recently, the New Orleans Night Howlers. His tenure in Tav Falco’s Panther Burns proves he’s paid some dues. His appearance on the Troubled Men Podcast shows he’s not done paying. Topics include a Circle Bar rent party livestream, a return to campus, a testing regimen, the pink tax, a hairdo, sexual orientation, a deadly brawl, Chris Rose, magic beans, a music obsession, a first trip, thrifting, Preservation Hall, Rock’n’ Bowl, Matt Uhlman, King Louie, Jay “Big Daddy” Thomas, a meeting in Savannah, life-long conscription, the Mod Dance Party, Kelly Keller, Heather West, “The Sore Losers,” Mike McCarthy, the Western Steakhouse Lounge, Billy “the Kid” Emerson, David Julian Leonard, Miriam Linna, the Ponderosa Stomp, Jack and Devora Brown, D’Vine Spirituals Recordings, the Louisiana Music Factory, Pastor Juan D. Shipp, Clyde Leoppard, Scott Bomar, Bruce Watson, Fat Possum Records, Bible and Tire Recording Co., and much more. 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 Outro music: “Hey Little Tornado” by Michael Hurtt & His Haunted Hearts

84 minAUG 28
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TMP 119 Michael Hurtt's Haunted Heart

TMP 118 Gogo Borgerding's Conversational Jewels

EThe designer behind Gogo Jewelry is a New Orleans character through and through. Many know her as an actress in the long-running stage production “And the Ball and All” with Becky Allen and Ricky Graham. From her post-Mercy Academy years as an artisan, to her time studying at the Savannah College of Art and Design, to the establishment of her own store and signature line of jewelry, Gogo has a passion for the craft that has always guided the way forward. Her distinctive cuffs worn by fabulous locals and international superstars are instantly recognizable. Up until now the only cuffs on the Troubled Men have been handcuffs. Maybe it’s time to switch things up. Topics include pain management, school precautions, Wilford Brimley getting physical, a recovery, a sketchy appointment, an assessment, a birthday call, a mystery ailment, Reefer Ridge, a drag version, Y’at culture, jewelry training, Al Scramuzza, Steve Watson, Lusher moms, Bianca Del Rio, Varla Jean Merman, a first piece, the mood ring, collectors, a new studio, the festival season, looky-loos, a new strategy, a bolo tie, the tale of the tape, taxidermy, a death pact, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or almost any podcast platform. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Music: Styler/Coman

79 minAUG 21
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TMP 118 Gogo Borgerding's Conversational Jewels

TMP 117 Andre Bohren Goes for Baroque

EGrowing up on the road with Spencer Bohren, his troubadour father, Andre saw the music game from the inside out. His early rock and roll affinity for drums and guitars led to playing with Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes and Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers. His classical piano mastery led to symphonic bookings and a drive to present the repertoire in the venues of the common man. As the producer for his father’s final collaboration with songwriting collective the Write Brothers, “Into the Sky,” Andre brings the family tradition full circle. His membership in the 610 Stompers, an all man dance troupe, shows he doesn’t take himself too seriously. That quality serves him well as he faces the Troubled Men. Topics include Canal St. drag races, Mid-city car burglaries, classic obits, college openings, canine COVID, presidential idiocy, a music school band, a family on tour, home schooling, a white sheep, rock clichés, classical live-streams, the Buddy D. parade, tough auditions, the Whippersnappers, theatrical rockabilly, Moby Dick, Chaz Fest, Jim McCormick, a diagnosis, a final recording session, a Panther Burns set, lessons learned, a record release, future dates, a Circle Bar rent party, and much more. 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 Outro music: “Every Highway” by the Write Brothers from “Into the Sky”

71 minAUG 14
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TMP 117 Andre Bohren Goes for Baroque

Latest Episodes

TMP 126 Pete Weiss: Thelonious Monster Lives

EThe co-founding drummer of Thelonious Monster discusses his history with the band beginning with the 80s post-punk Hollywood scene that included the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction, and Manny Chevrolet’s Too Free Stooges. It’s a stroll down memory lane filled with pitfalls and highlights that ultimately leads to redemption. The Troubled Men remain unredeemed. Topics include the end of the Circle Bar, a rich history, a test result, a priest’s porn shoot, a glimmer of hope, a new venture, a name change, a first meeting, a new band, a celebrity sighting, an L.A. heyday, a first record, Dick Rude, Fishbone, the Plugz, tour hijinx, a mystery solved, a conspiracy theory, bad behavior, pissing with Tom Waits, a documentary, a new record, Martyn LeNoble, Dix Denney, Bob Forrest, a solo deal, band alchemy, emotionalism, Zander Schloss, a bit, a music academy, humility, the Unabomber manifesto, another theory, a notorious Pink Pop set, a rock moment, and much more. 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 Outro music: “Buy Another Gun” from “Oh That Monster” by Thelonious Monster

89 min5 d ago
Comments
TMP 126 Pete Weiss: Thelonious Monster Lives

TMP 125 Ben Ellman Blasts Off!

EHis work with Galactic, Big Freedia, Trombone Shorty, the Revivalists, and the Klezmer All Stars should be enough to keep anyone busy. Along with his Galactic bandmates, the saxophone/harmonica player and producer is also an owner of the iconic New Orleans music mecca, Tipitina’s. Ben’s long history with many of his collaborators is a testament to his good character and ability to get along with others. Maybe some of that will rub off on the Troubled Men, but don’t count on it. Topics include Daughters Day, “The Social Dilemma,” dog medicine, Dick Cheney, local crimes, a Hard Rock fire, a meeting on acid, memories of an L.A. childhood, hard touring, the 90s rock scene in N.O., Joe Cabral, Eric Traub, Theryl DeClouet, band democracy, studio workflow, production credits, Boyfriend, club upgrades, a black swan event, bailing water, the Tip’s TV streaming platform, e-cigarettes, a tight pod, Tito’s Tacos, and much more. 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 Outro music: “O Côco da Galinha” (featuring Moyseis Marques) from “Carnivale Electricos” by Galactic

78 min2 w ago
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TMP 125 Ben Ellman Blasts Off!

TMP 124 Phil DeGruy's 17-String Theory

EThe guitar wizard, satirist, and provocateur’s record titles like “Innuendo Out the Other” and “Hello Dali” give you an idea of his sense of humor. Collaborations like “Just Duet” with heavyweights Larry Coryell, Mike Stern, and Charlie Hunter demonstrate his place in the guitar virtuoso community. Phil traces his journey from studying with master teacher Hank Mackie to creating a custom guitar/harp inspired by 7-string guru Lenny Breau. Phil has always followed his own path in music. After his sojourn with the Troubled Men, let’s hope he can find his way back. Topics include a sore winner, a harmonica player, the new Vegas stadium, “Casino,” the VagiPlug, in-person classes, a positive test, LSU culture, Squeaky Fromme revisited, a scary trip to Applebee’s, subversive stickers, David Vitter bed shopping, a second act, Filiberto’s World of Strings, a golden age, Steve Masakowski, Emily Remler, the Guitar Ensemble, fanned frets, playing for Chet Atkins, a murder allegation, music magazines, Steve Vai, Les White, Steely Dan, a prescient title, a bunny robbery, a Gong Show, a birthday surprise, a custom design, and much more. 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 Outro music: “Sunny Afternoon” by Phil DeGruy

76 min3 w ago
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TMP 124 Phil DeGruy's 17-String Theory

TMP 123 Tiana Hux Living Malevitus

EShe’s known as the mouthpiece for angular punk dance band Malevitus, and as MC Sweet Tea at the helm of her rap-burlesque troupe. Coming on like an unravelled Mrs. Robinson with a bone to pick, the performance artist has been covered by Queens of the Stone Age and played Mary Poppins for the spawn of the Hollywood elite. Tiana and Malevitus are releasing more videos from their recent record, with new music on the way, but she finds time to squeeze the Troubled Men onto her dance card. There’s no nondisclosure agreement in effect on this episode, so Tiana spills it all, the salty and the sweet. Topics include a birthday weekend, friendship, “Jeopardy,” Siegfried from “Get Smart,” Doug Belote, a mistaken identity, the TMP shirt release, a Covid cocktail, the High Holidays, a draconian measure, twin girls, Carlo Nuccio, celebrity nannies, discretion, early years in Austin, the Kentucky Derby, the move to N.O., the Diewater, Richard Linklater, post-Katrina L.A., the Shim Shamettes, a last gig, Luke Spurr Allen, glamor, a family name, assimilation, a San Francisco treat, influences, rap ethics, performative perspective, “Properfukt,” Dave Catching, future plans, Bourbon St. BYOB, hopeful wishes, and much more. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear in the links. 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 Outro music: “Fire Department” from “Malevitus” by Malevitus

72 minSEP 25
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TMP 123 Tiana Hux Living Malevitus

TMP 122 Hunt Sales Plays the Hits

EHe was a member of Tin Machine with David Bowie as well as the drummer on classic recordings by Todd Rundgren and Iggy Pop, including the iconic “Lust for Life” which has become ubiquitous on film and TV. A child prodigy, Hunt was recording and performing professionally by age 11. With his older brother on bass, the teen band Tony and the Tigers had a hit record, and the Sales Brothers rhythm section went on to become rock legends. All this has led up to his latest solo release, ”Get Your Shit Together” by the Hunt Sales Memorial. He grew up with his comedy star father Soupy Sales as showbiz royalty, surrounded by entertainers like Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. Playing with some of the all-time mad men of modern music, he was surrounded by chaos. The Troubled Men are eager students at the feet of the master. Topics include a busy week, an allegation, similarities, first meetings, kind words, future gigs, integrating television, Clifford Brown, the 1950s Detroit jazz scene, a move to L.A., Earl Palmer as inspiration, Shelley Mann as mentor, the 1960s session scene, groove playing, the Wayne Cochran band, songs, the Box Tops, the decline of the Brill Building, a work ethic, Peter Allen, refining your craft, a first hit at 15, a big drum sound, meeting Bowie at Max’s Kansas City, James Williamson, “Kill City,” “The Idiot” tour, recording “Lust for Life,” the iconic drum track, Tony Sales, Tin Machine in the studio, touring the world, Los Super Seven, a Bootsie Collins record, music as a calling, the Hunt Sales Memorial record “Get Your Shit Together,” Buddy Miles, dark humor, “One Day,” Will Sexton, Bruce Watson, and much more. 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 Outro music: “Angel of Darkness” from “Get Your Shit Together” by the Hunt Sales Memorial

88 minSEP 18
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TMP 122 Hunt Sales Plays the Hits

TMP 121 Paul Cebar's Tomorrow Sound

EThe Milwaukee bandleader and recording artist has spent his life exploring the musical tributaries that flow through New Orleans. From the masking Indians to Snooks Eaglin and Earl King to modern African forms, all have informed his original music. With Paul’s bands, first the Milwaukeeans and now Tomorrow Sound, he brings joyous sincerity to every performance. From his time on the mic on his long-running radio show, he’s developed a golden vocal tone and a sense of when to stay out of the line of fire. Both skills serve him well on this episode with the Troubled Men. Topics include a continuing condition, Morgus the Magnificent, People Watching by Chris Rose, street renaming, the Manson Family, NXIUM, “The Vow,” Wisconsin, a trip to New Orleans, James Booker at Tipitina’s, the Wild Magnolias in Milwaukee, Jeffrey Dahmer, a pivotal day, early bands, current conditions, early influences, a hard choice, Mississippi John Hurt, Taj Mahal, Ry Cooder, a first meeting, Derek Huston, Eddie’s Restaurant, Fitzgerald’s American Music Festival, Steve Jordan, Reggie Bordeaux, a WMSE radio show, cultural travel, voiceover work, “A Prairie Home Companion,” Garrison Keillor, a last gig with Los Lobos, Bob Jennings, Paul’s dark side, record collections, Lefty Parker, Euclid Records, Chuck Prophet’s “The Land That Time Forgot,” and much more. 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 Outro music: “How’d You Get Like That” by Paul Cebar and Tomorrow Sound

78 minSEP 11
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TMP 121 Paul Cebar's Tomorrow Sound

TMP 120 Johnny Sansone: Speaking In Tongues

EAs an itinerant bluesman, the singer and harmonica ace sought out giants like James Cotton and Junior Wells to uncover the mysteries of the dark art. The former collegiate swimming star did stints in Colorado, Chicago, and Austin playing with the likes of John Lee Hooker and Ronnie Earl before landing in New Orleans as a seasoned songwriter and bandleader. Johnny has a dozen award-winning solo releases, as well as celebrated collaborations with Anders Osborne and John Fohl, and is a member of the Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars with Tab Benoit, Cyril Neville and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux. He may have dropped the “Jumping Johnny” moniker years ago, but on the Troubled Men Podcast, it’s not about how high you can jump, it’s about how low you can go. Topics include a new high, a deadly storm, Gompers, “Uncut Gems,” a law school brouhaha, a prayer call, an Estes rocket launch, meeting Joe Cabral and Rod Hodges, the Colorado connection, shaving down, a favorite stroke, Mark Spitz, Fort Collins, harmonica science, Howard Levy, elevation, soloists, a Bo Diddley story, a nickname explained, “Poor Man’s Paradise,” the Subdudes, a breakthrough record, Trina Shoemaker, “Homeland,” Luther and Cody Dickinson, playing lefty, a Blaze Foley bio pic, Ethan Hawke, Charlie Sexton, breakups, and much more. 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 Outro music: “The Lord Is Waiting And The Devil Is Too” by Johnny Sansone

84 minSEP 4
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TMP 120 Johnny Sansone: Speaking In Tongues

TMP 119 Michael Hurtt's Haunted Heart

EThe musician/journalist’s new book, “Mind Over Matter: The Myths and Mysteries of Detroit’s Fortune Records,” co-authored with the great Billy Miller of Kicks magazine and Norton Records fame, comes out September 15th. It covers the eclectic label and the entire Detroit underground music scene from the 1950s onward. Mike’s love of rockabilly, country, and garage rock has fueled such bands as the Alex Chilton-produced Royal Pendletons, his Haunted Hearts, and more recently, the New Orleans Night Howlers. His tenure in Tav Falco’s Panther Burns proves he’s paid some dues. His appearance on the Troubled Men Podcast shows he’s not done paying. Topics include a Circle Bar rent party livestream, a return to campus, a testing regimen, the pink tax, a hairdo, sexual orientation, a deadly brawl, Chris Rose, magic beans, a music obsession, a first trip, thrifting, Preservation Hall, Rock’n’ Bowl, Matt Uhlman, King Louie, Jay “Big Daddy” Thomas, a meeting in Savannah, life-long conscription, the Mod Dance Party, Kelly Keller, Heather West, “The Sore Losers,” Mike McCarthy, the Western Steakhouse Lounge, Billy “the Kid” Emerson, David Julian Leonard, Miriam Linna, the Ponderosa Stomp, Jack and Devora Brown, D’Vine Spirituals Recordings, the Louisiana Music Factory, Pastor Juan D. Shipp, Clyde Leoppard, Scott Bomar, Bruce Watson, Fat Possum Records, Bible and Tire Recording Co., and much more. 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 Outro music: “Hey Little Tornado” by Michael Hurtt & His Haunted Hearts

84 minAUG 28
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TMP 119 Michael Hurtt's Haunted Heart

TMP 118 Gogo Borgerding's Conversational Jewels

EThe designer behind Gogo Jewelry is a New Orleans character through and through. Many know her as an actress in the long-running stage production “And the Ball and All” with Becky Allen and Ricky Graham. From her post-Mercy Academy years as an artisan, to her time studying at the Savannah College of Art and Design, to the establishment of her own store and signature line of jewelry, Gogo has a passion for the craft that has always guided the way forward. Her distinctive cuffs worn by fabulous locals and international superstars are instantly recognizable. Up until now the only cuffs on the Troubled Men have been handcuffs. Maybe it’s time to switch things up. Topics include pain management, school precautions, Wilford Brimley getting physical, a recovery, a sketchy appointment, an assessment, a birthday call, a mystery ailment, Reefer Ridge, a drag version, Y’at culture, jewelry training, Al Scramuzza, Steve Watson, Lusher moms, Bianca Del Rio, Varla Jean Merman, a first piece, the mood ring, collectors, a new studio, the festival season, looky-loos, a new strategy, a bolo tie, the tale of the tape, taxidermy, a death pact, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or almost any podcast platform. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Music: Styler/Coman

79 minAUG 21
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TMP 118 Gogo Borgerding's Conversational Jewels

TMP 117 Andre Bohren Goes for Baroque

EGrowing up on the road with Spencer Bohren, his troubadour father, Andre saw the music game from the inside out. His early rock and roll affinity for drums and guitars led to playing with Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes and Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers. His classical piano mastery led to symphonic bookings and a drive to present the repertoire in the venues of the common man. As the producer for his father’s final collaboration with songwriting collective the Write Brothers, “Into the Sky,” Andre brings the family tradition full circle. His membership in the 610 Stompers, an all man dance troupe, shows he doesn’t take himself too seriously. That quality serves him well as he faces the Troubled Men. Topics include Canal St. drag races, Mid-city car burglaries, classic obits, college openings, canine COVID, presidential idiocy, a music school band, a family on tour, home schooling, a white sheep, rock clichés, classical live-streams, the Buddy D. parade, tough auditions, the Whippersnappers, theatrical rockabilly, Moby Dick, Chaz Fest, Jim McCormick, a diagnosis, a final recording session, a Panther Burns set, lessons learned, a record release, future dates, a Circle Bar rent party, and much more. 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 Outro music: “Every Highway” by the Write Brothers from “Into the Sky”

71 minAUG 14
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TMP 117 Andre Bohren Goes for Baroque
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