The Modern Recordist podcast EP: 029 – The vulnerability of creating and releasing music, and taking artistic risks with The Hollywood Kills

The Modern Recordist Podcast EP: 029

This week I hang out with the Nashville indie rock band, The Hollywood Kills. It’s a little bit of a longer episode, and we switched things up a bit, and we had a ton of fun cracking the code on pretty much everything ;-)

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On this episode, I get into an in-depth discussion with The Hollywood Kills, about what it’s like to stick your neck out, take risks, and embrace fear when creating music. It’s a vulnerable thing to make music, and often times the fear can keep people from actually releasing their work.

The band also shares how they draw inspiration from popular TV shows, such as “Breaking Bad” and how those kinds of things play a part in influencing their writing. Clocking in at almost two hours (!), we discuss TONS of stuff as it relates to being a modern recordist.

Check out The Hollywood Kills around the internet:

THK Website:

THK Facebook Page:

THK YouTube Channel:

THK Twitter:

We did things a little different for this episode, coming to you out of my buddy, Cliff Goldmacher’s studio. Cliff is a producer/engineer/songwriter, that also runs a unique operation called Nashville Studio Live from his studios in Sonoma, CA and Nashville, TN.

Nashville Studio Live utilizes very forward-thinking remote recording practices, so that you can have A-list session player musicians and singers lend their talent and attention to your songs. I also happen to be one of the main engineers for Nashville Studio Live.

Special thanks to Cliff Goldmacher for letting us use his Nashville Studio for this episode of The Modern Recordist.

Check out Nashville Studio Live here:

Find songwriter and producer Cliff Goldmacher’s website here:

About The Modern Recordist

The Modern Recordist is a podcast devoted to the exploration and continual discussion around designing and living your life as an extraordinary artistic visionary. Each week, I venture on this journey, either in a casual hang out with a guest, or by diving into a specific topic for a few minutes in more of a monologue-structured format.

Hear stories and learn from the most innovative, inspired, and talented songwriters and artists in the music scene. Spark your creative genius with actionable advice and takeaways. Become inspired and move to action as you design and live your life as an extraordinary artistic visionary.

More Free Stuff

After you’ve listened to the episode posted above in it’s entirety, take a few minutes to poke around my site here. There’s plenty of valuable things to soak in, such as previous episodes of The Modern Recordist podcast, and even my free resource on simple tips for recording drums:

Recording Drums 101


And here’s a hat tip to some other folks that help make The Modern Recordist…

JD Tiner is the main man behind Glass Onion Recording, the studio that serves as my home base for my projects, as well as the home base for The Modern Recordist. Go “Like” Glass Onion Recording on Facebook at:

Parrish is a producer/engineer. He also handles the engineering for The Modern Recordist, as well as the social media aspects of the show.

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We are entering the final weeks of the year. As 2015 comes to a close, we here at The Modern Recordist need your support to get this podcast out to as many people as possible. Let’s do a big push in these final weeks, spreading the word around the internet about this podcast.

Here are 3 specific ways to support this podcast:

First, get subscribed and stay subscribed! The more subscribers we have the more clout we have, and therefore can bring on more guests, guests who have a lot of notoriety and can share insights with you on what it takes to attain huge success as you continue to create music.

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And third, share this podcast with 3 friends. Yes, 3 friends. Let’s do a big push at the end of the year to do everything we can to turn as many people as possible on to this show. So if you’re getting something out of each episode of this podcast, and know a few musician or songwriter friends who would also get something out of this show, make sure you share it with them.

We launched The Modern Recordist last June. The back half of 2015 has been an awesome journey, serving as an incredible first 6 months for us. So let’s blast into 2016 SUPER HOT, and continue on the good vibes in the coming year. We want to continue to bring you great guests, and great content. We want to continue to outdo ourselves, making this show as visionary as possible, and bringing you tons of value and ideas around creating music and art.

And to do that we need your support in growing the audience of this show. I’m excited to continue to put out a killer show for you over the next 6 months of The Modern Recordist and beyond.

Ok, that’s it for this week. There’s more for you next week. And in the meantime, go live your life of an extraordinary artistic visionary, and create something impactful in the world.


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