003 | Documentary Filmmaker Brent Hodge is SOMEWHAT into collecting vinyl
In episode 003, Bryan talks with his friend, and one-time collaborator, the filmmaker Brent Hodge (A Brony Tale, I Am Chris Farley). Brent discusses his newest obsession/“somewhat”-- collecting vinyl. As of recording, he’s only 5 records in, but his interest in music’s role in our lives, his ideas around being a fanatic and leaning into it via one's hobbies, and his plans to bolster his own collection of records makes for a great conversation.
:05 – Intro - Bryan goes through Brent’s resume
2:13 – The topic of this Somewhat could easily have been Brent’s love of Vespas
2:53 – Brent’s Somewhat is born of his fascination with the idea of collectibles and collecting in and of itself
4:15 – Why Brent has settled on collecting vinyl as his new focus/hobby
7:00 – Brent gets into his strategy for collection including a mission statement, key equipment to have and where to get records, from flea markets to Urban Outfitters
8:35 – Bryan talks about one of his own records and Brent explores the storytelling power of records versus other mediums for listening to music
10:37 – Brent has 5 records in collection so far… So what are they?
14:24 – Digging in on Radiohead, In Rainbows and having it on vinyl as opposed to how it was originally distributed
16:24 – Brent will have gone from 5 records to 100 within a year and he has a policy to determine which records make the first 100
19:14 – Bryan makes a pitch for 3 great albums to listen to while working
22:10 – Outro