Monthly Archives: March 2012

Tuesday: Three days (1957)

Thanks to a friend I have been enjoying some pretty amazing music lately. Good thing because otherwise I don’t know how I would keep writing (and writing and writing and, yes, writing, you guessed it). I looked back on my post from yesterday and realized that my english skills are rapidly going down the drain. That doesn’t make sense either, does it? I guess that what happens when you write 60+ pages in spanish. About spanish, dios mio.

ANYWAY, I promise that things will get back to normal after this thursday. Oh man do I promise. So, until then, here’s another canción for todo el mundo out there. Can’t stop won’t stop. Maybe tomorrow’s post should be en español. Kidding?

Milo Green singing “1957”
The scent you wear moves in lines
from your apartment into mine.
You act like you don’t know me,
my god you tempt my anxious mind.

(Source and what I imagine what my life will be like after thesis is over)
(Source and what life will actually be like when I hand in my thesis.
Can it be short term now please?)

Monday: Four days (Amazing eyes)

Dear Hart Beat readers, my thesis is due on Thursday morning. This week it’s going to be pretty hard for me to write really insightful blog posts so I’m pretty just going to be posting whatever comes to my mind when I get here to write. And let’s be honest, it’s going to be music. I hope that’s okay with you. Music is my lampshade and is the only thing getting me through this last stretch.

Anyway, here’s a great song that I heard for the first time yesterday and still can’t get enough of. Please listen, you won’t be sorry, I pinky promise.

“Amazing Eyes” by Good Old War
You have amazing eyes
The right one suspicious,
 and the left one wants my love
I don’t care what you think I’ve done
I know I never meant no harm to anyone
I know I never meant no harm at all.

Another love letter

So a couple of days ago I posted an amazing note that Johnny Cash wrote to his wife June. Tonight I want to give you another love note to read over. This letter is again from the amazing website “Letters of Note.” This particular romantic love letter was written by artist Rockwell Kent to his wife. I hope you like it as much as I do Hart Beat.

Frances! I am so lonely I can hardly bear it. As one needs happiness so have I needed love; that is the deepest need of the human spirit. And as I love you utterly, so have you now become the whole world of my spirit. It is beside and beyond anything that you can ever do for me; it lies in what you are, dear love — to me so infinitely lovely that to be near you, to see you, hear you, is now the only happiness, the only life, I know. How long these hours are alone!

Yet is good for me to know the measure of my love and need, that I may at least be brought to so govern myself as never to lose the love and trust that you have given me. Dear Frances, let us make and keep our love more beautiful than any love has ever been before. 

Forever, dearest one. 

Obsessed with this song

Good morning, well I guess it’s good afternoon now Hart Beat. I’m on my way to a thesis meeting (four days, dios mio) but before I go I want to share my new song obsession with you all out there. This song was shown to me by one of my lovely room-mates and for that, I am forever grateful. I hope that this can get you through your sunday Hart Beat.

I want to love you
but if it’s not right, what can I do?
Everything will be alright
So baby, get some sleep tonight.

G-Eazy – “Marilyn feat. Dominique LeJeune”

Big easy express

I’ve got another video for you! Oh my god! This video came up on my newsfeed a couple of days ago and I thought it was the perfect way to start out this saturday. This trailer is a preview of the movie “Big Easy Express”, a movie about a cross country tour by Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show. I’ve posted a song by the Mumford & Sons here on Hart Beat. What do you think of this movie?

It reminds me so much of Woodstock and everything going on in the sixties and seventies that I really need to show it to my dad. Pretty great idea for a movie right? I keep watching the trailer over and over again, that whistling at the beginning gets me every time.

So he won’t break

I know that this morning I shared with you all an amazing love note from the great Johnny Carter to his beloved June, but this afternoon I want to get some things going with a little something by Hart Beat’s dear friends The Black Keys.

And you know the difference it makes.
And you know all that it takes.
Is love, so he won’t break.
He won’t break.

“So He Won’t Break” by The Black Keys
I feel like after listening to this song on repeat during yesterday’s late night study date with a certain George Ladd Library I have been singing this song all day long. Whatever, it’s friday and I can do what I want. Have a great weekend Hart Beat!

True love on this friday

Today is a pretty gross day outside in Lewiston this morning: rain, rain and more rain. I guess that rain sometimes makes corn but right now it’s making me cold. So, to lighten the mood a little and to give a little hope to all those out there also working on their senior thesis, here is a little friday pick me up.

Yesterday, a blog that I read daily posted this great love letter. The letter was linked to this website called “Letters of Note” that publishes all kinds of letters. I love writing and receiving letters, so this website was definitely one that I booked marked right away.

Here is one of the romantic letters that I found casually browsing the website. It is a letter written by the great Johnny Cash to the love of his life and his wife, June Carter.

Hey June,

That’s really nice June. You’ve got a way with words and a way with me as well.

The fire and excitement may be gone now that we don’t go out there and sing them anymore, but the ring of fire still burns around you and I, keeping our love hotter than a pepper sprout.

Love John
Johnny and June

Homesick for Madrid

I found this video this morning and was going to wait for a special time to show you but I just love it so much that I can’t not post it right now. As you loyal Hart Beat readers know, last year I studied abroad in Madrid and still think about the city everyday. If you haven’t been to Madrid, watch this video and you will be able to see how beautiful a city it is. If you have been to Madrid, well, watch it, and you’ll be transported right back to how great it is. I want to go to Sol right now. Also, when in the day did they film this, where are all the people?? I have never seen Madrid so empty.

For those interested, the two songs in this video are “Ten Thousand Lines” by Electric President and “Bathtime” by Tinderstick. I really, really hope I get to go back next year.
Pictures I took in Madrid last year.

A short film

A couple of days ago I posted this video (which I found on this amazing blog here) on Hart Beat’s Facebook page. Sorry to those of you who have already seen it, but I think you should see it again and I want to share it with the rest of the internet world. I really love the idea of this short and think it’s a really great commentary on modern dating. (JUST ASK HER OUT ALREADY.)

The short is called “Signs” and is by Patrick Hughes


Helllo Hart Beat. Well, today has been a really, really stellar day. I just love having lots of work and being stressed, don’t you? Just kidding! Tonight I’m going to send some library pump-up music your way. This first song is one that I used to hear in my kickboxing class. It is scarily addictive. The second is the original song, a little slower, but still just as good. Buena suerte with all your work out there Hart Beat.

Hoodie Allen – You Are Not a Robot 
I love it when the drop comes.
Marina and the Diamonds – I Am Not a Robot
Weird video, good song.