Music to work by

Some days I feel very antsy and unable to focus. After floundering for a bit, I'll remember that music always gets me in the mood for work (even the uninspiring kind which has been much of my workload of late).

Of late, The Bird and the Bee have been my favorite listen. I'm totally hooked.

I tend to stick with the familiar, and Jeremy Enigk has long been my favorite male voice, both with The Fire Theft , Sunny Day Real Estate and of course, his solo work. World Waits is a beautiful CD. If there could be a soundtrack to my life running 24/7 it would be sung by Enigk.

And I'm itching to pick up CSS's cd. I heard their music almost a year ago (I love my Sirius radio!) and really dug them. But then that itouch commercial has burned that song into my brain.

What I listen to while drawing...

At our SNHI-SCBWI critique group meeting last night, Ann Marie asked if/what we listened to while drawing and painting, here's a more thought out response:

When I don't need to focus too much I'll listen to Sirius online (yes, I'm a big Howard fan. It goes along with me having a 10 yr. old boy trapped inside me who also loves the Jackass movies and Borat.) I really like how much great talk radio is available from so many different perspectives. I've been a Sirius subscriber for a year now and love it.

When I want to focus but have a little energy (vs. dead silence), lately I've been listening to a mix of the following, in no particular order:

Neko Case: Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
Soundtrack for Amelie
Beirut: The Gulag Orkestar
Jeremy Enigk: World Waits
Emiliana Torrini: Love in the Time of Science
The Fire Theft