The Modern Recordist Podcast EP: 023 – Taking the good with the bad, doing what you don’t want to get where you want, and learning who you are, with Brad Sample

The Modern Recordist Podcast Episode 023

“The most fantastic stuff that stands the test of time, that people appreciate, that legitimately changes the world for the better, is when you are relentlessly and ruthlessly honest with yourself, and make the best version of what you do in this world possible.”

That is one of the many great quotes from our guest Brad Sample on this episode of The Modern Recordist.

Listen To Episode 023 Now!

Although Brad feels that what he really is at his core is a guitar player, he is and also has been a recording artist, songwriter, and producer. On this episode, Brad and I discuss many mindset and philosophical ideas around making art that creates an impact in the world.

And Brad shares some of his musical work with us as well.

Follow Brad on Instagram at: @bradsample

Click or tap here to check out Brad’s band Run With Bulls on iTunes

Whew! This was another episode full of dense knowledge, and one you will want to listen to over and over to pull out all the many gems and profound ideas shared that apply to your music making endeavors. 1.5 hours of incredible advice and wisdom that you won’t get anywhere else, all for free, and delivered straight to your iPod, iPhone, iPad, tablet, computer, ET fingers and cyborg brains!

We here at The Modern Recordist are your fellow spirit walkers, journeying with you on your music making quest!

Here’s a few of the topics touched on throughout this episode:

•Sometimes you gotta “man up” and do stuff you don’t want to do

•If you’re not producing songs or writing music, then you’re not a songwriter or producer

The Music Bed – Music Licensing for Film and Video

The War Of Art – book by Steven Pressfield

Born Standing Up – book by Steve Martin

“…but I wasn’t going to let lack of time, talent, ambition, or just good sense stop me from doing what I wanted to do.” –Steve Martin

“Humility is the absolute confidence and the grace in knowing that it’s not all on you.” –James Ryle

Tap or click play on the media player above, and get some advice on your next moves to take action on!

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 Jon Stinson (that’s me!), JD Tiner, and Parrish will 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 the rest of the team at The Modern Recordist…

JD Tiner is the main man at 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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More next week! In the meantime, go live your extraordinary life of an artistic visionary, and create something impactful in the world!


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