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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
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"Turning Page"

"Turning Page"

2021-04-2333:49

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! Show Notes: * "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 www.sleepingatlast.com
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.   Show Notes:   "February 18, 2021: Perseverance - Mars Landing" - https://fanlink.to/MarsLanding   www.sleepingatlast.com
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.   Show Notes:   "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    www.sleepingatlast.com
"Breathe Deep"

"Breathe Deep"

2020-11-1939:092

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).   Show Notes:   Music:   "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

"Body" & The Enneagram

2020-05-2601:24:22

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. Show Notes: 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/
"Daughter"

"Daughter"

2020-04-2829:302

This episode is all about how the Sleeping At Last song "Daughter" took shape. "Daughter" belongs to the long-form Atlas series of songs. Show Notes: Atlas: I - https://fanlink.to/Atlas1 Atlas: II - https://fanlink.to/Atlas2
"Son"

"Son"

2020-04-1735:27

  This episode is all about how the Sleeping At Last song "Son" took shape. "Son" belongs to the long-form Atlas series of songs. Show Notes: Atlas: I - https://fanlink.to/Atlas1 Atlas: II - https://fanlink.to/Atlas2    
"It's A Small World"

"It's A Small World"

2020-04-1037:28

New Cover Song Debut: “It’s A Small World“ - In the spirit of making hopeful things in a difficult time, I recorded my version of this timeless and sweet Sherman Brothers/Disney classic song. Featuring over 1,000 voices from listeners around the world. This episode is about why I chose to record that song right now, what went into it and what I’ve been up to over the past several months since the last episode of this podcast aired. Show Notes: “It’s A Small World” Song: https://fanlink.to/SmallWorld Choir/Voices Names: http://www.sleepingatlast.com/blog/2020/4/9/its-a-small-world-voices Jason DeMeo Art: https://jaspace.squarespace.com Sleeping At Last songs mentioned in the episode: Atlas: II (incl. Enneagram) series: https://fanlink.to/Atlas2 “Where Does The Good Go”: https://fanlink.to/GoodGo “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep”: https://fanlink.to/CountYourBlessings “Christmas Time Is Here”: https://fanlink.to/ChristmasTime “Love Is All Around”: https://fanlink.to/LoveIsAllAround “January 30, 2020: Spitzer - Final Voyage”: https://fanlink.to/Spitzer “Amazing Grace”: https://fanlink.to/AmazingGrace “Lake: https://fanlink.to/Lake “Covers, Vol. 2” (incl. “Young Folks”, “Looking At The World From The Bottom Of A Well”: https://fanlink.to/Covers3
"Nine" & The Enneagram

"Nine" & The Enneagram

2019-06-0702:05:217

New song debut: "Nine" - the 25th and final song in my Atlas: II series, and the 9th and final song in the Enneagram chapter - a song for each of the nine uniquely beautiful Enneagram types of personality.   In this 2hr+ episode, I tell the birth story of my song "Nine" - piece by piece, I explain the heart, intention and inspiration behind each lyric and sound in this song, and discuss who these sleepy and loving Enneagram Type Nines are with resident Enneagram master, Chris Heuertz.   Show Notes:   Get the song: "Nine" everywhere music is! https://fanlink.to/AtlasNine All 9 Enneagram songs can be found here: https://fanlink.to/Enneagram   Chris Heuertz' "The Sacred Enneagram" Book: amzn.to/2Dl4MBS   Sleeping At Last songs referenced:   "April 10, 2019: Powehi - Image of a Black Hole ": https://fanlink.to/Powehi "Breathe Again" Cover: https://fanlink.to/SALBreathe  
"Eight" & The Enneagram

"Eight" & The Enneagram

2019-02-1501:40:191

New song debut: "Eight" - the 24th song (of 25) in my Atlas: Year Two series, and the 8th song in the Enneagram chapter - a song for each of the nine unique and beautiful Enneagram types. In this episode, I tell the birth story of "Eight" - piece by piece, I explain the heart, intention and inspiration behind each lyric and sound in this song, and discuss who these secretly soft and incredibly powerful Enneagram Type Eights are with resident Enneagram master (and a type Eight!), Chris Heuertz. Show Notes: Get the song: "Eight" everywhere music is! fanlink.to/AtlasEight Chris Heuertz' "The Sacred Enneagram" Book: amzn.to/2Dl4MBS Phileena Heuertz' "Mindful Silence" Book: amzn.to/2taf17x Phileena Heuertz' "Pilgrimage of the Soul" Book: amzn.to/2terIxX Sleeping At Last songs referenced: "October 30th, 2018: Kepler - Goodnight": fanlink.to/Kepler "When We're Together" Cover: fanlink.to/WWT "December 17th, 2018: Farout": fanlink.to/Farout "It Don't Come Easy" Cover: fanlink.to/EasySAL Subscribe to the Atlas: Year Two: www.sleepingatlast.com/atlas/
"Seven" & The Enneagram

"Seven" & The Enneagram

2018-10-1201:36:015

New song debut: "Seven" - the 23rd song (of 25) in my Atlas: Year Two song series (and the 7th song in the Enneagram chapter - a song for each of the nine unique and beautiful Enneagram types.) In this episode, I tell the birth story of "Seven" and piece by piece, I explain the heart, intention and inspiration behind each lyric and sound in this song, and discuss who these optimistic and incredibly deep Enneagram Type Sevens are with resident Enneagram master, Chris Heuertz. Show Notes: Get the song: "Seven" everywhere music is! https://fanlink.to/AtlasSeven Chris Heuertz' "The Sacred Enneagram" Book: amzn.to/2fNsW0m "Someone To Watch Over Me" Cover: https://fanlink.to/Some12Watch Subscribe to the Atlas: Year Two: www.sleepingatlast.com/atlas/
"Six" & The Enneagram

"Six" & The Enneagram

2018-08-0301:25:095

New song debut: "Six" - the 22nd song (of 25) in my Atlas: Year Two song series, and the 6th song in the Enneagram chapter - a song for each of the nine unique and beautiful Enneagram types. In this episode, I tell the birth story of "Six" - piece by piece, I explain the heart, intention and inspiration behind each lyric and sound in this song, and discuss who these complex, vital and misunderstood Enneagram Type Sixes are with resident Enneagram master, Chris Heuertz. Show Notes: Get the song: "Six" everywhere music is! https://fanlink.to/AtlasSix Chris Heuertz' "The Sacred Enneagram" Book: amzn.to/2fNsW0m "July 27, 2018: Total Lunar Eclipse": http://bit.ly/SALastro Subscribe to the Atlas: Year Two: www.sleepingatlast.com/atlas/ Nina Simone's "July Tree": https://youtu.be/LkPq-yL8Icw
New Song Debut: "June 30, 2018: PDS 70b - Birth of a Planet" - hear how this brand-new piece of instrumental music from my "Astronomy" series came together, written as a soundtrack of sorts to the first ever image of a planet being formed. Show Notes: Get the song! https://fanlink.to/PDS70b Official "Astronomy" Spotify Playlist: bit.ly/AstronomySongs & everywhere else music is available online! Subscribe to "Atlas: Year Two" and get the Enneagram song "Six" early!! www.sleepingatlast.com/atlas
"Five" & The Enneagram

"Five" & The Enneagram

2018-06-0801:22:595

New song debut: "Five" - the fifth of nine songs inspired by the nine Enneagram types! "Five" belongs to the ongoing series of songs, Atlas by Sleeping At Last. In this episode, you'll hear how the song came about, the Enneagram, who an Enneagram type "Five" is and so much more! Guest: Chris Heuertz. Show Notes: Get the song: "Five" everywhere music is! Spotify: http://bit.ly/AtlasYearTwo Chris Heuertz' "The Sacred Enneagram" Book: amzn.to/2fNsW0m Subscribe to the Atlas: Year Two: www.sleepingatlast.com/atlas/
"Four" & The Enneagram

"Four" & The Enneagram

2018-04-1301:25:593

New song debut: "Four" - the fourth of nine songs inspired by the nine Enneagram types! "Four" belongs to the ongoing series of songs, Atlas by Sleeping At Last. In this episode, you'll hear how the song came about, the Enneagram, who an Enneagram type "Four" is and so much more! Guest: Chris Heuertz. Show Notes: Get the song: "Four" everywhere music is! Spotify: http://bit.ly/AtlasYearTwo Chris Heuertz' "The Sacred Enneagram" Book: amzn.to/2fNsW0m Subscribe to the Atlas: Year Two: www.sleepingatlast.com/atlas/
"Pacific"

"Pacific"

2018-03-2121:37

This episode is all about how my original Ocean-inspired song "Pacific" took shape. "Pacific" was originally released in 2011, as part of my "Yearbook" song series, and was later added to the "Atlas: Oceans" EP, which are available everywhere music is! Show Notes: "Song of the Sea" Conceptual Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aamz-aXwcfw "Yearbook" Series: https://open.spotify.com/album/7Eo61cFGGxddEB9F25pDE6?si=6CHQkmF_Q1qUmWk4Tz8v6A www.sleepingatlast.com
"Three" & The Enneagram

"Three" & The Enneagram

2018-02-0901:11:343

New song debut: "Three" - the third of nine songs inspired by the nine Enneagram types! "Three" is also part of the ongoing series of songs, Atlas by Sleeping At Last. In this episode, you'll hear how the song came about, the Enneagram, who an Enneagram type "Three" is and so much more! Guest: Chris Heuertz. Show Notes: Get the song: "Three" everywhere music is! Spotify: http://bit.ly/AtlasYearTwo Chris Heuertz' "The Sacred Enneagram" Book: amzn.to/2fNsW0m Subscribe to the Atlas: Year Two: www.sleepingatlast.com/atlas/
New Song Debut: "January 31, 2018: Super Blue Blood Moon" - hear how this brand-new piece of instrumental music from my new "Astronomy" series came together, written as a soundtrack of sorts to the upcoming Super Blue Blood Moon viewing experience. Show Notes: Get the song: Spotify: http://bit.ly/AstronomySongs & everywhere else music is available online! Subscribe to "Atlas: Year Two" and get the Enneagram song "Three" early!! www.sleepingatlast.com/atlas
"Snow"

"Snow"

2017-12-1925:31

This episode is all about how my original Christmas song "Snow" took shape. "Snow" was originally released in 2011, as part of my "Yearbook" song series, which is available everywhere music is! It's also a part of the recently released "Christmas Collection, Volume One" - My 18-song Christmas album! Merry Christmas, friends!!! Christmas Collection, Vol. 1: https://open.spotify.com/album/1DINBPK1Aqj6Y4Cjf3w11o www.sleepingatlast.com
New Song Debut: "December 13, 2017: Geminid Meteor Shower" - hear how this brand-new piece of instrumental music from my new "Astronomy" series came together, written as a soundtrack to the upcoming Geminid Meter Shower viewing experience. Show Notes: Get the song: Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2BWkzFD iTunes/Apple Music: http://apple.co/2y8mx2y & everywhere else music is available online! New: "Space" on 2x CD! - http://bit.ly/2iEcVaw New: Enneagram "Two" song inspired Giving Key Necklace - http://bit.ly/2k96XyS www.sleepingatlast.com
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Nanny Jay

Very nice indeed. Just stumbled upon your podcast and was intrigued by the name.

Jan 16th
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Moloud Shayan

I wish it had text...i could get it better...

Dec 16th
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Alaina Wallace

33:00

Nov 2nd
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niki young

I think you have a lovely voice!

Jul 23rd
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Matrix

Fantastic thank you!

Jul 15th
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Walrus Bane

You're just the most incredible and creative artist that I have ever had the honor to listen to.

Apr 20th
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Nicole T

the podcast is back on???👯👯👯💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽

Apr 17th
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Elessar Mithrandir

49:40

Feb 18th
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Leah Warrington

Me: *Staring at the ceiling in a dark room lit by a black light and contemplating gender roles* Sleeping at Last: I wanted the first part to be something they could think and feel to Me: ... Oh.

Feb 12th
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Gerald Byrd

You put into words what I’ve been feeling my entire life you have sparked my brain and perpetuated my purpose and through me you have saved many thank you

Feb 8th
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Aiden Monahan

is anyone else here because of Unsolicited Advice? I am and I am just listening to my number 2 song and I love it so far.❤️❤️❤️

Jan 1st
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Amber Marie

Thank you for writing this song. It makes me feel seen and valid.

Oct 11th
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Nicole T

The podcast makes your music even more beautiful. I don't know how more beautiful it can get but you have done it💕💕💕

Oct 3rd
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Imari Futalan

oh my gosh! I really love your music! and to find this podcast makes my heart melt even more! ❤️❤️❤️

Aug 12th
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Rachel V

I can’t tell you how much I love and needed to hear this podcast as a fellow 9. I can relate so deeply, especially with the Disney and Pixar feels haha. Thank you for all the thought you put in your music and for your honesty in the podcast!

Jul 12th
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Leah Warrington

I'm a 5 and I actually dissect songs for fun (I'm a musician). This is crazy it's so intentional. I'm going to start adding rules to my music too!

Jun 14th
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Leah Warrington

My dad is a 3 and he loves the song!

Jun 13th
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Hannah McDowell

Incredible. Incredible song, conversion, and portrayal of my type

Mar 17th
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jonelle vr

this!!!! This just made me SOB at work. This was absolutely beautiful and hit home so hard. thank you.

Mar 1st
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Lindsay Bailey

Is there a way to read the lyrics? I had a hard time understanding the lyrics but desperately want to hear them.

Jan 22nd
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