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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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"Bloom (Eros)"

"Bloom (Eros)"

2024-06-2834:56

Atlas: III continues! In this episode, I have the privilege of sharing how my new Atlas: III song, "Bloom (Eros)" was made. It's the first of seven songs inspired by the greek definitions of LOVE. Subscribe to Atlas: III for free via Letters: www.sleepingatlast.com Listen to "Bloom (Eros)" on Spotify, Apple Music, etc.: https://fanlink.tv/BloomEros
In this episode, I have the privilege of sharing how my new Astronomy song, "April 8, 2024: The Great North American Eclipse" was made and overview the newly completed, Astronomy, Vol. 2 album! www.sleepingatlast.com Listen to "April 8, 2024: The Great North American Eclipse" & All of "Astronomy, Vol. 2" here: https://fanlink.tv/Astronomy2
In celebration of some news around "Turning Page", here's a rerelease of the episode all about how the song came to be. Thanks for listening and breathing life into this song!!    The official music video for "Turning Page": https://youtu.be/-hb2tecD13s
”Mother”

”Mother”

2023-05-1246:241

In this episode, I talk through the story of writing my song "Mother" and talk about the conclusion of my "Mother" collection of songs, which were each written in honor of my mom, who unexpectedly passed away one year ago. Thank you for listening and letting me process and grieve out loud.
”Bright Sadness”

”Bright Sadness”

2023-05-0141:06

In this episode, I have the privilege of sharing a new song called "Bright Sadness", which belongs to a small collection of songs called "Mother", written since the passing of my Mom. Thank you for listening and letting me process out loud. Listen to "Bright Sadness" - https://fanlink.to/BrightSadness
In this episode, I have the privilege of sharing a new song called "Some Kind of Heaven", which is the third song in a small collection called "Mother", written since the passing of my Mom. Thank you for listening and letting me process my grief and anxiety out loud.
”Wave After Wave”

”Wave After Wave”

2023-03-2430:00

In this episode, I have the privilege of sharing a new song called "Wave After Wave", which is the second song in a small collection called "Mother", written since the passing of my Mom. Thank you for listening and letting me process out loud.
”To Be Enchanted”

”To Be Enchanted”

2023-03-0331:31

In this episode, I have the privilege of sharing a new song called "To Be Enchanted", which is the first of a small collection of songs called "Mother", written since the passing of my Mom. Thank you for listening and letting me process out loud.
In this episode, I have the privilege of sharing two new Christmas songs for 2022.   Show Notes:   “Snow (String Version)” - https://fanlink.to/Snow    “It Came Upon The Midnight Clear” - https://fanlink.to/Snow    FULL Sleeping At Last Christmas Playlist - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7wUETUzBJMRlYtHJ8pzkQF?si=32f8374620164a7d
In this episode, I have the privilege of sharing the how and why behind my new Astronomy song, "June 24, 2022: Parade of Planets"   Show Notes:   "June 24, 2022: Parade of Planets" - https://fanlink.to/ParadeOfPlanets   "atom 6" - https://fanlink.to/ATOMS   "Mother" - https://fanlink.to/SALMother   "atom 7" - https://fanlink.to/ATOMS   "Asleep (Acoustic)" - https://fanlink.to/AwakeAsleep    www.sleepingatlast.com
”Asleep”

”Asleep”

2022-05-0401:05:451

In this episode, I have the privilege of sharing the how and why behind my new Atlas: III song, "Asleep."   Show Notes:   "Asleep" (Spotify, Apple, etc) https://fanlink.to/AsleepAtLast   "Why We Sleep" Book by Matthew Walker: https://amzn.to/3KuA5KX   Remembering My Mom: https://bit.ly/3vV4ZqL   www.sleepingatlast.com
In this episode, I have the privilege of introducing you to my brand new series of tiny music: "atoms" - so excited to explain the idea, how "atoms" fits into my other projects and show you the first three "atoms" and more! Thanks for listening!   Show Notes:   Listen & Watch "atom 1", "atom 2" and "atom 3": https://fanlink.to/ATOMS www.sleepingatlast.com
”Yearbook”

”Yearbook”

2021-11-0201:38:51

In celebration of the 10 Year Anniversary of my “Yearbook” project, this episode is all about what I learned from this project (writing, recording and releasing 36 songs over the course of 1 year) and stories about how each of these 36 songs came to be! Honored to share!   Show Notes:   * “Yearbook” Ten Year Anniversary - https://fanlink.to/Yearbook * Yearbook: Ten Year Anniversary Vinyl & Art Seet - https://sleepingatlast.bigcartel.com www.sleepingatlast.com
”Overture III / Awake”

”Overture III / Awake”

2021-09-1001:02:03

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!! Show Notes: * "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 www.sleepingatlast.com
"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"

2020-11-1939:09

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"

2020-04-2829:30

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
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Comments (37)

Cristina Castañedo

one of my favorites songs ever!

Jan 13th
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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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