I can’t get enough of…

…Jenn Grant’s new album.

I listen to it on repeat while I’m working on school stuff, which is more and more these days. I go in early and work, and then I stay after class and do more work. I’m trying to get in the habit of it, of just sitting down at the computer and getting through it all. Not thinking too much about the projects or psyching myself out (“what if I fail? what if I suck at this?”) but just starting. Getting it done.

Thankfully there isn’t an overwhelming, undoable amount of work right now, but there is enough to do that it will take working away at it some every day to get it all done.

I find it so hard not to distract myself with Internet stuff like Facebook, Pinterest, etc. I use a reward system, where I tell myself that I’ll do an hour of work and then get a few minutes on Facebook. But when it’s so easy to click over to those sites, it can be hard to regulate my time on them.

What about you? Are you plugging away at a big project these days? Are you falling in love with any new music?

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4 Responses to I can’t get enough of…

  1. Diane says:

    Yes Leah I have been taken by Raylene Rankins cd “All the Diamonds” I downloaded it the day of her passing and have it on repeat. I really feel it is a goodbye album, a very thoughtful and loving goodbye album. I mourn everyday at the lost of my one and only sibling I can not fathom how the Rankin family moves forward everyday. So many deaths in their family. I always find this time of year to be melancholy for me and Raylene’s cd is opening my broke heart a little more.

    My favorite song on this cd is Every Part of me a Steve Earle song. Here are the lyrics. She changed them to suit her perspective. Beautiful song. So poetically sweet and sad and I believe it has meaning to her with her losing battle with cancer. What a thoughtful parting gift to give her soul mate and son and the rest of us. Highly recommend this cd to everyone. Blessed it be. Take Joy ~ Diane

    I love you with all my heart
    All my soul, every part of me.
    It’s all I can do to mark
    Where you end and where I start you see.

    Labored long in my travails, I left a trail of tears behind me.
    Been in love so many times
    didn’t think this kind
    would ever find me.

    I love you with everything, all my weakness,
    all my strength.
    I can’t promise anything except that my last breath
    will bear your name.

    And when I’m gone they’ll sing a song
    about a lonely fool who wandered around the world and back again,
    but in the end he finally found her.

    I love you with all my heart,
    all my soul and every part of me.

    Across the universe I’ll spin until the end and then I wonder,
    if we should get another chance
    could I have that dance forever under
    a double moon and scarlet stars shining down on where you are.

    And I love you with all my heart
    all my soul and every part of me.

  2. Joe Green says:

    Emily Barker. And before that, Joanna Newsom. I’ll check out Jenn Grant (and Raylene Rankins, thanks Diane!) It’s nice to know I’m not the only obsessive who sticks things on repeat.

  3. Joe Green says:

    I mean Rankin. See what absent apostrophes can do 🙂

  4. Pam says:

    Lovely, Leah. This reminds me of summer in Cape Breton; which I so enjoyed this year. I am currently in loving this little diddy by Feist and Little Wings http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPkKacaGaGY&feature=relmfu

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