Punch Drunk Vinyl

Punch Drunk Vinyl

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.

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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. As always, hit us up on social media. we're fun. I promise. https://www.instagram.com/punchdrunkrylan (Rylan) & https://www.instagram.com/punchdrunkmac (Wes) Support this podcast

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Nov 2

1 hr 30 min

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. Find us on Instagram @ https://www.instagram.com/punchdrunkrylan (Rylan) & http://www.instagram.com/punchdrunkmac (Wes) Support this podcast

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Oct 19

28 min 47 sec

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. As always, say Hi on social media! We're on Instagram @ https://www.instagram.com/punchdrunkrylan (Rylan) & https://www.instagram.com/punchdrunkmac (Wes) Support this podcast

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Oct 5

58 min 30 sec

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. Find us on the Gram @ https://www.instagram.com/punchdrunkrylan (Rylan) & https://www.instagram.com/punchdrunkmac (Wes) Support this podcast

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Sep 22

57 min 25 sec

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. We're on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/punchdrunkrylan (Rylan) & https://www.instagram.com/punchdrunkmac (Wes) - Message us, we'll send you stickers... we have a lot of them. Support this podcast

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Sep 8

1 hr 28 min

Welcome to part two of our three part series on heartbreak. If you haven't yet, listen to https://punchdrunkvinyl.com/episode/14-heartbreak-part-1 (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! We're on Instagram @ https://www.instagram.com/punchdrunkrylan (Rylan) or https://www.instagram.com/punchdrunkmac (Wes) Support this podcast

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Aug 24

1 hr 12 min

This is part one of a three part series on heartbreak. This first part was recorded in February of 2021 after I experienced a rough breakup. I chose to break the news to Wes during a recording session, hoping to spawn a conversation about heartbreak and also with the hopes of helping myself process what I was going through. We spent a lot of time talking about it, so much that we didn't have time to do our spins of the week, those will be in part two. I promise. Check it out, this episode is classically us, it's raw and full of feelings and friendship. I'm hoping that you take away something from our conversation. If not, I just hope you laugh when we do. We're on Instagram @ https://www.instagram.com/punchdrunkrylan (Rylan) or https://www.instagram.com/punchdrunkmac (Wes) Support this podcast

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Aug 11

1 hr 19 min

We're back after a bit of a break and yes, we've missed these things too!! This weeks episode covers so many topics that I really have no idea how to describe it except that it's a classic Punch Drunk Vinyl back and forth between Wes and I, but, like with the feeling that we just needed to catch up on a lot of things. Our spins this week are A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships by The 1975 and Show Me How You Disappear by Ian Sweet. Support this podcast

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Jul 23

1 hr 29 min

This weeks episode is the product of some strange times. Both Wes and I have been riding some of the most wild emotional roller-coasters of our lives in the past few months. Our rides aren't over by any means, as they're totally individual experiences, however, in this episode we share some insight on how we've dealt with those rides and shared the things we've learned along the way. Our spins this week are Sketchy by Tune-Yards and Collapsed In Sunbeams by Arlo Parks. These records are fabulous and we hope you enjoy our take on them. As always, check us out on IG and take a peak at our https://www.patreon.com/punchdrunkvinyl (Patreon). Rylan's IG - https://www.instagram.com/punchdrunkrylan (@punchdrunkrylan) Wes' IG - https://www.instagram.com/punchdrunkmac (@punchdrunkmac) Support this podcast

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May 19

57 min 25 sec

This week Mac and I jump into an impromptu 'Best Of" albums around fitness. We had an idea that our Spin of The Week would be about what we love running to and then decided to just to do an all out Top-5 style episode around some of our favorite albums to listen to while working out. We go all over the place with this one and it really shows just how varied our music tastes are. We hope you find a connection to one of the 10 albums we talk about today. Or, maybe these artists are all new for you and you find something new that you enjoy! As always, reach out to us and give us feedback! We love it! https://www.patreon.com/punchdrunkvinyl (Patreon) https://www.instagram.com/punchdrunkrylan (Rylan's IG) https://www.instagram.com/wesivers (Wes' IG) Support this podcast

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May 5

56 min 42 sec

This week, we have our first guest!! Bracen, Wes' 11 year old son joins us to talk about his first vinyl purchase and to crack jokes at his dad for like 40 minutes, it's probably gonna go down as one our of best episodes of all time. The kid's hilarious and extremely sharp. In all honestly, he really wanted to hang out with us while we recorded an episode and we thought it would be super fun to have him on the show as our first guest. We only have one spin of the week and it's Invisible People by Chicano Batman. Take a wild guess as to why an 11 year old picked out this record, hmm, or just listen and he'll tell you! Anyway, going into this, we didn't expect to make it through the first episode and yet we've managed to push out ten of these things!! We're super happy to be doing this podcast and look forward to so many more episodes. Hit us up on Instagram or on our https://www.patreon.com/punchdrunkvinyl (Patreon) IG: https://www.instagram.com/punchdrunkrylan (@punchdrunkvinyl) and https://www.instagram.com/wesivers (@wesivers) Support this podcast

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Mar 30

50 min 4 sec

This week we go straight to our Spin of the Week portion of the show. Wes is obsessed with Spirit World Field Guide by Aesop Rock and he's damn right to be obsessed with the dope lyrics and killer beats of this album. Me, however, I'm still stuck on my favorite sad bastard album of 2020, Brian Fallons Local Honey, yeah, I know I tried talking about it on episode #7 but this time, I got Wes to listen to it and that meant I got to talk about it again! Check out our Patreon @ https://patreon.com/punchdrunkvinyl (patreon.com/punchdrunkvinyl) Rylan is on IG @ https://www.instagram.com/punchdrunkrylan/ (punchdrunkrylan) Wes is on IG @ https://www.instagram.com/wesivers/ (wesivers) Support this podcast

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Mar 17

48 min 26 sec

In this weeks episode we attempt to talk about seasonal depression, which we both take very seriously but in classic PDV fashion, we take fourteen different turns into random tangets that bring us back to depression and how it affects us... in short, we get there, slowly. Our spins this week are Miles Davis - Witches Brew B-Sides for Wes and Richard Edwards - I am El Escondido (The Soft Ache & The Moon Demo Recordings). If you listen long enough to hear these spins, you'll definitely relate and hopefully take something away from these records. We hope you enjoy this episode and as always, please reach out to us on social media and say hello. OR! Check out our new Patreon page at https://patreon.com/punchdrunkvinyl (Patreon.com/punchdrunkvinyl) Instagram: Rylan @punchdrunkrylan Wes @wesivers https://www.punchdrunkvinyl.com (https://www.punchdrunkvinyl.com) Support this podcast

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Mar 2

47 min 17 sec

In this episode we talk about our feelings during the global coronavirus pandemic commonly known as "COVID" and explore our individual experiences. This was recorded in November of 2020, about a week after the Presidential election and honestly, this covid inspired sad bastard type of stuff is a common theme for us, so, we'll probably revisit it again. Our goal is for you to feel like part of the conversation between two normal dudes who get together on the regular to have a drink and talk about music and how they feel about whatever. Our show always ends with a "Spin of the Week" segment where we talk about what record we're listening to and why we like it so much. This week, we're so busy talking nonsense that we just breeze over that part and I promise ya, we'll revisit those records with more feeling! :) Check us out on IG to see what we're drinking and listening to, or, just drop us a DM to say hello! @punchdrunkrylan and @wesivers Support this podcast

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Feb 16

53 min 35 sec

We all know that the world we live in is pretty screwed up... In this episode we give our take on a fairly recent event in the United States... We talk about Twisted Tea and the wide spread video of a racist getting slammed in the face with a Twisted Tea can in a convenient store. If you haven't seen the video, google it, it's a sad yet beautiful story about a jerk who gets a deserving hit to the face. Then, our Spin of the Week, where this time we actually listened to each others respective albums to hopefully bring the conversation to another level... and, well, getting on that next level.. is a work in progress. Check us out on IG if you wanna send us a funny meme or DM us to say you can run faster than Wes. @punchdrunkrylan --- @wesivers Support this podcast

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Feb 10

35 min 35 sec

Hey there! Thanks for checking out our podcast! Recorded on November 3rd, 2020... in this episode we get back to where we left off after episode #4, you know, the episode where we got a little too lit and had to edit out our drunken arguments, yeah that one! We dial it back in and talk to each other about what happened that day and how silly we both felt afterward. We also discuss our love for mental health therapy and how that's helped us through anxiety and things like panic attacks and fear. Of course, being that this was recorded on election day in the U.S. we had to talk about that for a minute as well. Our Spins this week are You And Someone Like You by The Worriers and Spades and Roses by Caroline Spence. They're both excellent records, see if you can figure out who's spin is who's by these short descriptions... Listen to The Worriers if you're feeling stuck in middle age life and hating the world. Listen to Carole Spence if you're a sap who loves Americana and love songs. Check out our website for more info on how to follow us, or go there to contact us and slide into our DMs. We want both. https://www.punchdrunkvinyl.com Support this podcast

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Feb 2

47 min 41 sec

We strongly recommend that you drink along to this episode. This episode is where we realize we shouldn't get wasted and record. I'm not gonna lie, we almost scrapped the whole thing but with the wonders of editing we came though with something worth listening to. Just like episodes one and two, this conversation starts with "what're you drinking today?". Wes drinks Four Loko and I fumble through describing what "Bottled in Bond"* means for my Henry McKenna Bourbon. We flow into a conversation about expressing ourselves through our hobbies, like art, and how we use those things to distract ourselves from everyday stresses and overloads. What do you do to unwind? I'd love to hear about it. Hit me up on with a DM on IG @ punchdrunkrylan or just DM me to tell me how you wish you could get this hour of your life back. Either way, I'll be happy to hear from you! *The bottled-in-bond designation requires that the spirit must be aged for at least four years and bottled at precisely 100 proof (50% abv). It must be made by one distiller at a single distillery in one season, then aged in a bonded warehouse.... so I was pretty close ;) Support this podcast

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Jan 12

1 hr 1 min

We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming so that Rylan and Wes can talk about their favorite albums of 2020, both personally and in relation to the weird year we've all experienced. Although intended as a "year in review", the boys really just do what they do best and bullshit about whatever comes to mind... Realistically, it's the perfect episode for 2020, at first it doesn't quite make sense but then gets you thinking "what the fuck am I doing?" You're welcome. As always, feel free to follow Rylan on IG @ Punchdrunkrylan and DM him about whatever you want. complaints, compliments, pickles. It's your choice. Support this podcast

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Dec 2020

1 hr 17 min

"If you need to know the answer to something, don't trust us, google is existing, in your pocket, today." Recorded October 10th, 2020. In this weeks episode we go off the rails a little bit and hey, we think you'll like it. We discuss books, our favorite record store in Spokane, mental health and our extreme disgust for misogyny and the patriarchy... most of which are recurring themes, except books, we really didn't need to talk about books. Anyway, we also take a wild stab at when Niel Young's Harvest Moon was released (guess what, we were way off), talk about Record Store day releases in 2020 and introduce a new segment that won't last called "Rant of the week" where Rylan yells about why he doesn't like spotify, then comes back around to being okay with it. Follow Rylan on IG @ https://www.instagram.com/punchdrunkrylan/ (punchdrunkrylan) Support this podcast

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Dec 2020

1 hr 3 min

A taste of whats to come... In this episode we talk about why we like listening to vinyl records and how they make us feel. We also talk about what we like to drink and make some very solid plans for later episodes and trust me, we deliver! Follow me on Social Media IG: PunchDrunkRylan Support this podcast

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Dec 2020

54 min 57 sec