Two dudes discuss vinyl music, booze and living with their overwhelming anxiety.
We are the type of guys you hang out with for the conversation. We'll sit around and talk about anything from music and drinking to depression and crippling anxiety, all without realizing we've just laughed or cried half our day away.
In this podcast we bring you in on those conversations because, well we're gonna have them anyway.
#20 Overwhelmed Part 2
I guess we're doing it like this. *shrug*
Another mini-series from Wes and I. Not as deep as the heartbreak saga but I'm hoping you all can relate to what we've been talking about. Being overwhelmed is something crazy big and until recently, I didn't know it had a name just like other anxieties, it seems easier to tackle them when you give them a name and talk about it, releasing that energy into the world.
Anyway, enjoy, and hopefully you appreciate what we're talking about. If not, skip ahead and check out the Spin of the week. This week we're talking about one of our favorite bands, The Hold Steady, their album Boys And Girls In America recently turned 15 years old and holy cow, that still feels crazy to me. It's an excellent record and I think it's still relatable at any part of your life, even if just for the nostalgia of our youth.
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Rylan & Wes
We're bringing it back to the feels!
This short conversation was really the warm up of episode #18 but it was too good not to air... and, sorry, because of this there isn't a spin of the week.
Anyway, Wes lets us in on a lot of stuff going on in his life and how overwhelming it all is for him and we unpack that a bit. It's a pretty great conversation and we hope you enjoy it... who knows, we might just have another mini-series on being overwhelmed.
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#18 Heartbreak Part 3.5 Top 5 heartbreak songs
We just couldn't stay away from our favorite topic... heartbreak. Back when Wes and I put that series together we had no idea how it'd end up. In our eyes, it turned out great. So great, that I don't wanna stop but I will, after this episode... Top 5 heartbreak songs! We each picked 5 songs that we consider heartbreaking and go back and forth about what they mean to us and what the lyrics could represent.
But, before we get to the heartbreak songs Wes and I talk about live shows, because, well, they're back!! It's something we both have been looking forward to during the pandemic, however, we've had some different experiences at the shows we've attended. We took some time to unpack those feelings and hope you can relate.
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#17 We Are Material Boys
Welcome back to another exciting episode of Punch Drunk Vinyl! HA!
This week, Wes and I attempt an deep discussion on materialism but really just don't get very far, you'll see.... Our Spins this week are Mogwai's As The love Continues and Mdou Moctar's Afrikue Bictime. Both of these albums are a little out there for most listeners and we hope you give them a shot.
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#16 Heartbreak Part 3
Welcome back to our attempt at a three part series on heartbreak.
This week, we try picking up where we left off after our last episode. However, that episode was recorded six months ago and as you can imagine, a lot has changed since then. So, with that said, this episode is a bit different, like, it feels a bit forced at first because I'm attempting to bring the mood back to where you, as the listeners last heard us which is honestly a bit dark when, in reality, I'm an entirely different person than I was back then.
Anyway, we hope you'll listen through the tough bits and check out our spins of the week at the end of the episode. My spin is Deadpan Love by Cautious Clay and Wes picked Funky Kingston by Toots & The Maytals.
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#15 Heartbreak part 2
Welcome to part two of our three part series on heartbreak.
If you haven't yet, listen to part one, or, you know, don't... you do you.
This was recorded in March of 2021. In this episode we continue our conversation about heartbreak, mostly because I was in a place where I needed to and partly because we both wanted to talk about it considering we hadn't really talked since that last recording. We both also wanted to talk about our spins of the week too.. which we actually get to this time.
Another episode full of raw emotion and feelings. It's a tribute to the friendship Wes and I have and I hope it speaks to the fact that men can be vulnerable and have real, honest conversations with one another. I hope you enjoy it and that you take something away from listening to our journey, but if neither of those happen, well, I really hope you like our music choices.
Wes picked Respect the Architect by Blueprint which is an amazing hip-hop album and I chose to talk about My Mind Makes Noises by Pale Waves, a UK pop band that writes lyrics that sad bastards like me connect with. Cheers!
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Depth of friendship
Rylan and Wes are a refreshing example of the depth of friendships that men can build when we are willing to be vulnerable with one another.
The friendship the hosts have is a rare one. It’s nice to hear two guys talking openly about their feelings and having real conversations. Keep it up.
Always a good time
Such a fun podcast. I love how these friends challenge each other and are okay being vulnerable and outspoken. The music highlights are also always fun to hear and have introduced me to artists and album that weren't on my radar before. great stuff!