The Modern Recordist Podcast EP: 039 – Writing from a trance state, and inspiration in ancient literature with Lane Abernathy

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“Think of your life as your ultimate work of art”

“Art is any way that we as humans interact with the world around us to make that world better.”

“Perfect is easy. Art is hard”

Those are three quotes shared with us by my guest on this episode, Lane Abernathy. Lane is a songwriter and artist based out of Nashville, who writes songs inspired by the epic nature of humans, and their stories of endurance.

And wow, this was truly an epic episode, friends…

Listen Now!

Throughout this episode, Lane shares some incredible stories with us, that “fill up his well” (a concept Land and I discuss in the second part of the show), and form the building blocks of his music.

Some stories, books, writers, and thought leaders Lane specifically points us to are:

Ernest Shackleton/Voyage of Endurance documentary (part 1)
• Psychiatrist/philosopher/writer Carl Jung
The Hero With A Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell [Amazon affiliate link]

Some other ideas we touch on are:

• Meditation techniques for finding your flow
• Spiritual habits to connect with your creativity
• Practical habits for productive writing
• The benefits of vulnerability
• Techniques for recording guitars
• Techniques for recording drums
• Techniques for recording vocals

Connect with Lane, listen to more music, and sign up to his email list via his website:

Listen now, and enjoy this episode that is SUPER PACKED! With tons of incredible tips for super human creative songwriting!

And as I mentioned on the show, here is the link to EP: 017 with Ernest Chapman, who shares some similar ideas around writing from a trance or meditative-type state.

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.

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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: A Home Studio Guide For Pro Sounding Drums

AND! If you’re ready to make a record, and looking for a producer, recording engineer, or mixing engineer, make sure you reach out to me as well.

My philosophy for making a record is to get to understand your vision for what you are creating, keep the focus on the creative and imaginative qualities of your music, and work with you to bring out the core essence of your musical identity. The final result sounds uniquely and authentically you.

Hit me up on my Contact Page, and let’s make a record together!

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


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