Welcome to The Sleeping At Last Podcast! My name's Ryan O'Neal, I make music under the name "Sleeping At Last." Nice to meet you! This podcast is an evolution of my ongoing series of "How It Was Made" blog posts, in which I dissect and explain how my songs take shape, one song at a time. In this podcast, I'll be talking about my creative process, the intention and thought behind my songs - what they mean to me and why I did what I did. I'll also debut some new songs on here! That's the plan, but I'm brand new to this whole Podcast planet, so who knows! In any case, if you're curious about how my music gets made, I'd be so honored for you to take a listen. Love, Ryan
”Overture III / Awake”
In this episode, I debut my new song, "Overture III / Awake", which marks the start of Atlas: III. I have the privilege of talking through how this song came to life, instrument by instrument, lyric by lyric and how it all fits into my Atlas project. Delighted to share it with you!!
* "Overture III / Awake" - https://fanlink.to/OvertureIIIAwake
* "Awake (Acoustic)" - only available for subscribers at the moment of this episode's release - https://sleepingatlast.bigcartel.com/product/atlas-iii-digital-subscription
In this episode, in celebration of its 10th Anniversary, I talk through the making of my love song "Turning Page", how it came to life instrument by instrument, got to be a part of Twilight and more! I also share NEW details about my upcoming Atlas: III project!
* "Turning Page" Digital Re-Release w Live version - https://fanlink.to/TurningPage
* "Turning Page" 7-inch Vinyl - https://sleepingatlast.bigcartel.com/product/turning-page-7-vinyl-single
"Hope" by Sleeping At Last | Tim Fain - https://fanlink.to/HopeSong
"February 18, 2021: Perseverance - Mars Landing"
In this brief episode, I talk through the making of my new piece of music: "February 18, 2021: Perseverance - Mars Landing." This song belongs to my "Astronomy", an ongoing series of songs inspired by astronomical events and discoveries... kind of like soundtracks to cool stuff happening in the Universe around us.
"February 18, 2021: Perseverance - Mars Landing" - https://fanlink.to/MarsLanding
"December 21, 2020: The Great Conjunction"
In this episode, I talk through the making of a new song from scratch. Each day of the process, the writing and un-writing of a new piece of music called, "December 21, 2020: The Great Conjunction", inspired by the "Great Junction" astronomical event, where we get to see Saturn and Jupiter appear the closest to each other in 800 years... on Dec. 21st, the Winter Solstice, no less. This piece of music belongs to "Astronomy", an ongoing series of songs, which are kind of like soundtracks to cool stuff happening in the Universe around us.
"December 21, 2020: The Great Conjunction" - https://soundcloud.com/sleepingatlast/december-21-2020-the-great-conjunction
"Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" - https://fanlink.to/Rudolph
"The Secret of Christmas" - https://fanlink.to/SecretOfChristmas
In this episode, I tell the birth story of my new song "Breathe Deep", how I've created a Podcast monster and I get to share an overview of music I've made since the last episode (forever ago).
"Breathe Deep" - https://fanlink.to/BreatheDeep
"Saturn ft. Tim Fain" - https://fanlink.to/Saturn2020
"Landslide" (Alex Blue) - https://fanlink.to/BlueLastLandslide
"Neowise" - https://fanlink.to/Neowise
"Aphelion" - https://fanlink.to/SALaphelion
"Astronomy, Vol. 1" - fanlink.to/Astronomy
"Body" & The Enneagram
In this episode, I tell the birth story of "Body" - the heart, intention and inspiration behind each lyric and sound in this song, and discuss what exactly the Intelligence Centers of the Enneagram are, specifically the "Body" center: Type One, Type Eight, Type Nine. All with guest Enneagram Teacher, Author (and a type Eight!), Chris Heuertz.
Music: "Body" - https://fanlink.to/Atlas2
Album: "Astronomy, Vol. 1" - https://fanlink.to/Astronomy
Book: Chris Heuertz' "The Enneagram of Belonging" - https://enneagramofbelonging.com
"Enneagram Mapmakers with Chris Heuertz Podcast" - http://chrisheuertz.com/podcast/
Art: Elicia Edijanto - https://eliciaedijanto.bigcartel.com
Atlas Enneagram GIF: https://www.instagram.com/p/BylJvTZhDzU/
You make music both be a feeling and an understanding of the feeling behind the music. I’m telling you:::: at 70 yrs old, I would have thought I’d have experienced all feelings. But no, your music and the enneagram explanations ( I’m a 5) make a presence of heart and mind that I love. It’s heaven. It’s rare for me but you’re making it so comfortable and I’ve bought 3 of your CDs and it’s interesting because I bought both Cover and Atlas and the genre is STILL HEAVEN💥❤️💥❤️
Your work is amazing
For the last few years, I have listened to your music. I found the music so amazingly calming and personal. I then found the podcast, and I saw a whole new perspective on the music. As an enneagram two, I thought the song for two was so personal and special. I also got to learn a TON about my sister who is an eight; we are complete opposites. We have a better relationship because of your songs, and I want to thank you for all that you do.
Thank you so much!
Ryan, your work is astonishing. This podcast has touched my heart in more ways then I thought possible. I identify as an enneagram type Seven, and hearing what you had to say about us blew me away. Your song perfectly captures the essence of a Seven. One thing I would like to point out though, is that to me personally, rather than running away from pain, the seven really just wants to find all the joy that we can. We DO want to go deep, and we DO feel our emotions deeply. Don’t be afraid to ask a seven if they are ok, because they will want to open up to you. I can’t thank you enough for your music- it has made my life better. Don’t stop doing what you are doing. This podcast has helped me understand others more deeply as well, and truly speaks to all the wonderful people in the world. Also I apologize for the review- that was a total accident! 10 out of 5 stars!!