Monthly Archives: July 2012

The painted veil

Sooo yesterday I posted a Lana del Rey song, what I should have mentioned in that post was where the the picture on the top comes from. You recognize it? Yes! How did you know! That is an image from one of my favorite movies!

Have you ever seen the movie “The Painted Veil”? It stars Edward Norton and takes place in beautiful rural China. The best part is that it is based on one of the most romantic books of all time written by Somerset Maugham. “The Painted Veil” is a tragic love story, set in the mountains of China during the 1920’s. The novel follows Kitty through a short period of her life and was very well adapted in 2006 by a movie of the same name. Here’s the trailer:
Oh man, do I love movie trailers, “Sometimes the greatest journey is the distance between two people.” Seriously though, if you’re not going to read the book at least see the movie, it’s one that will stick with you for a very long time.
P.S. I just remembered that a while ago I posted a song from “The Painted Veil.” You can find it by going to this link here. I think it’s one of the best movie soundtrack piano pieces ever written. 

The painted veil

Sooo yesterday I posted a Lana del Rey song, what I should have mentioned in that post was where the the picture on the top comes from. You recognize it? Yes! How did you know! That is an image from one of my favorite movies!

Have you ever seen the movie “The Painted Veil”? It stars Edward Norton and takes place in beautiful rural China. The best part is that it is based on one of the most romantic books of all time written by Somerset Maugham. “The Painted Veil” is a tragic love story, set in the mountains of China during the 1920’s. The novel follows Kitty through a short period of her life and was very well adapted in 2006 by a movie of the same name. Here’s the trailer:
Oh man, do I love movie trailers, “Sometimes the greatest journey is the distance between two people.” Seriously though, if you’re not going to read the book at least see the movie, it’s one that will stick with you for a very long time.
P.S. I just remembered that a while ago I posted a song from “The Painted Veil.” You can find it by going to this link here. I think it’s one of the best movie soundtrack piano pieces ever written. 

Summertime anthem

A couple of days ago I posted this song by Nina Simone about summertime. Now I have another one for you by Hart Beat’s favorite new star, Lana del Rey. This song’s video was just posted on the singers Facebook page and I want to share it here on Hart Beat. It’s a pretty sad song, as most of Lana’s songs are but I like it. How is your summer going dear readers?

Kiss me hard before you go
Summertime sadness
I just wanted you to know
That baby, you’re the best.

“Summertime Sadness” by Lana del Rey

Summertime anthem

A couple of days ago I posted this song by Nina Simone about summertime. Now I have another one for you by Hart Beat’s favorite new star, Lana del Rey. This song’s video was just posted on the singers Facebook page and I want to share it here on Hart Beat. It’s a pretty sad song, as most of Lana’s songs are but I like it. How is your summer going dear readers?

Kiss me hard before you go
Summertime sadness
I just wanted you to know
That baby, you’re the best.

“Summertime Sadness” by Lana del Rey

Stop Six: Interlaken

After an amazing time in Luzern, C. and I made our way by train to the beautiful town of Interlaken, Switzerland. Interlaken is known for its intense outdoor activities like bungie jumping and paragliding. We didn’t have the time to partake in any of these adrenaline inducing thrills, so instead, C. and I took a  ferry ride from Interlaken to the beautiful town of Spiez on our route out of town. Here are some of the pictures I took on the boat ride. The lakes in Switzerland are breathtaking, don’t you think?

Stop Six: Interlaken

After an amazing time in Luzern, C. and I made our way by train to the beautiful town of Interlaken, Switzerland. Interlaken is known for its intense outdoor activities like bungie jumping and paragliding. We didn’t have the time to partake in any of these adrenaline inducing thrills, so instead, C. and I took a  ferry ride from Interlaken to the beautiful town of Spiez on our route out of town. Here are some of the pictures I took on the boat ride. The lakes in Switzerland are breathtaking, don’t you think?

All this time

I had a kind of a long drive over the weekend visiting a friend and was listening to some old playlists of mine. This song was one I used to listen to all the time last summer, it’s still pretty great and I hope you like it too.

“All this time, all this time,
all this time, with you on my mind.”

Sara Watkins singing “All this time”

All this time

I had a kind of a long drive over the weekend visiting a friend and was listening to some old playlists of mine. This song was one I used to listen to all the time last summer, it’s still pretty great and I hope you like it too.

“All this time, all this time,
all this time, with you on my mind.”

Sara Watkins singing “All this time”

Pablo Neruda on love

I’ve written about Pablo Neruda a couple of times here on Hart Beat. (My favorite poem of all time is one of his.) I came across this quote by the poet a couple of days ago.

“Of everything I have seen,
it’s you I want to go on seeing:
of everything I’ve touched ,
it’s your flesh I want to go on touching.
I hear your orange laughter,
I am moved by the sight of you sleeping.

What am I to do, love, loved one?
I don’t know how others love
or how people have loved in the past.
I live, watching you, loving you.
Being loved is in my nature.”
– Pablo Neruda
I don’t think you can get anything greater than this poem right here. Actually, writing that here on Hart Beat I think I may have just fallen in love myself.

Pablo Neruda on love

I’ve written about Pablo Neruda a couple of times here on Hart Beat. (My favorite poem of all time is one of his.) I came across this quote by the poet a couple of days ago.

“Of everything I have seen,
it’s you I want to go on seeing:
of everything I’ve touched ,
it’s your flesh I want to go on touching.
I hear your orange laughter,
I am moved by the sight of you sleeping.

What am I to do, love, loved one?
I don’t know how others love
or how people have loved in the past.
I live, watching you, loving you.
Being loved is in my nature.”
– Pablo Neruda
I don’t think you can get anything greater than this poem right here. Actually, writing that here on Hart Beat I think I may have just fallen in love myself.