Monthly Archives: April 2012

Happy monday


When you’re in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks. 

— Natalie Clifford Barney

Romance and stars

Something about short term really makes me want to sleep outside every night. I guess it’s possible, it’s short term right? Anyway, I was thinking the other day of a quote my ever wise roommate said to me one time, something about the moon always making a view more beautiful. Hopefully she’ll read this and help me remember. Anyway, anyone else know any good constellations to look out for this month? Any meteoroid showers? Hart Beat would love to know.

Also, here’s a little song for you. I know that the image quality is really bad in this video, but I love listening to this song a cappella. Beautiful night, beautiful song, no?
I want you to know
when I look in your eyes
with every blow
comes another lie.
You think it’s alright?
Grizzly Bear “Knife” A cappella version

Te echo de menos

“King of Spain” by The Tallest Man on Earth
My grandfather send me and my roommate “Christine” a letter about the economic situation in Spain. I don’t care, it’s still the most beautiful place to me. 

Lovely friday: “All our young lives…”

All our young lives we search for someone to love. Someone who makes us complete. We choose partners and change partners. We dance to a song of heartbreak and hope… all the while wondering if somewhere, somehow, there’s someone perfect… who might be searching for us. 
-The Wonder Years


Oh my god! I have another movie recommendation for you! Actually, I really have another director recommendation for you. Already on Hart Beat Sofia Coppola and Cameron Crowe have appeared as guest directors, you could say, and today I want to showcase another one: Quentin Tarantino.

I know, surprising right? Kind of like when I confessed my love for Kanye a couple months ago? Well the story of my love for Mr. Tarantino is a long and involved one, so I’ll try to be brief. Pretty much it starts with seeing “Kill Bill Vol. I” and “Kill Bill Vol. II” in early high school and then being obsessed with Uma Thurman and Lucy Liu. The obsession continued when I saw Reservoir Dogs with friends in Madrid at the amazing Cine Dore near the metro stop Anton Martin. Ah memories.
Anyway, if you haven’t seen any, Quentin Tarantino movies (“Pulp Fiction,” “Inglourious Bastards,” “Grindhouse”), then be ready for some pretty violent stuff. The director doesn’t shy away from the gruesome or violent images. The stories though, are so good, as are the characters and the music! Dios, so good. Here’s a trailer for “Reservoir Dogs.” 
Great music, right? Look him up. Also, I heard through the grapevine that another one of his movies is coming out soon. Get excited. 

Angel flying too close to the ground

I want to share one of my favorite romantic songs today. When I was growing up my mom always used to play Willie Nelson in the car with me and my brother. Over the summer I went back to her old cd’s and found one of Willie Nelson singing with other classic country singers. On the album is a heartbreakingly beautiful song between him and Patty Griffin called “Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground.” I can’t find that version anywhere on the internet, but here’s Willie Nelson singing a version by himself. I hope you like it.

If you had not have fallen
Then I would not have found you.
Angel flying too close to the ground
And I patched up your broken wing
And hung around a while
Tried to keep your spirits up
And your fever down
I knew that someday you would fly away
For love’s the greatest healer to be found
So leave me if you need to
I will still remember
Angel flying too close to the ground

Love and other things

Sorry for the absence Hart Beat. I promise now that Bates Short Term has started I’ll be posting daily again. And, to start this off right, here’s a post that reaches back to the roots of the blog. See you soon Hart Beat.

She loved, had a capacity to love, for love, to give and accept love. Only she tried twice and failed twice to find somebody not just strong enough to deserve it, earn it, match it, but even brave enough to accept it.  
William Faulkner

Al mar

I spent a day by the ocean today. I forgot how much I missed the coast. Since short term is starting up at Bates this week I think I have to make a resolution to get I oceanside more often this May. Too bad the forecast says it’s supposed to rain this week. Sad times.

“Oceanside” by The Decemberists

Almost famous

Remember my love letter to John Cusack? Well, I have a little secret about that post. It wasn’t really a love letter just for Mr. Cusack. It was a love letter for someone else too…

And that person has a post dedicated just to him today. Ever seen the movie “Elizabethtown“? Or “Jerry Maguire“? Or “Say Anything“? Yes? Well, this post today is dedicated to the director of these amazing movies, Cameron Crowe. Like Sofia Coppola every movie that Cameron Crowe has it’s own quirky and individual style. Not only is each movie he makes incredibly romantic (Hart Beat loves romance) but each always has amazing music. Even “Elizabethtown” which I was not that crazy about at first has grown on me because of the modern country music that Crowe included.
Anyway, the other night I re-watched “Almost Famous” and have rekindled my love affair with Cameron Crowe. Just, watch the trailer.
Now, I’m going to try to write a short post about this movie, but let’s be real, that’s not going to happen. I mean, Patrick Fugit (“Saved” anyone), Kate Hudson AND Zooey Deschanel (before she was uber hipster and famous, only to prove that she was always uber cool and hipster)?? This can’t be a short post. 
One of the things that love about this movie is that Cameron Crowe wrote and directed it based on his own life. According to the DVD extras, don’t judge, Crowe worked as a young rock writer in the early 70’s and based the character of Penny Lane after two real women. 
And there she is, another reason why I love this movie so much, Penny Lane. I think I saw this movie for the first time when I was in early high school and it would be a lie to say that Penny Lane aka Kate Hudson went on to become my fashion and overall life role model. The hippy shirts, the ring, the hair, I pretty much still strive to be her. Here’s my favorite clip from the movie featuring a conversation between Kate and Patrick aka Penny Lane and William. 

That part. I just, I pretty much tear up every time I watch it. And this leads us nicely into another reason why I love this movie, the music. I can’t possible post all of the songs that I love so much from this movie (The Who “Sparks”, Led Zeppelin “Tangerine”, “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John, “River” by Joni Mitchell, this list goes on and on) so I guess I’ll just put the one that I’ve been most obsessed with recently here for you. 

Pete Droge singing “Small Time Blues”
Anyway, if you’re looking for a great, romantic movie about a boy growing up that also has some of the most amazing actors and music then Hart Beat, look no farther. I have just found you just the one.

Spring hair ideas

Hola Hart Beat. Sorry for the absence this past week. I’ve been having the best time traveling around and am now happily home for a day before heading down to visit more friends. Anyway, before I hop on the road in New Penny I want to share some great hair ideas I’ve found around ye old internet lately. Just hit up my roommate if you want help on any of these. Girl knows whats up (she can do a Katniss braid).

Mom can we sell our candy?! 
Aka Meghan can you make me one of these?
Red hair. Diossss.
High hair bun. Yes. And nails. Love
I just want a flower head band so badly. 
Lana del Rey and Zooey know how to do this. I must join the club.