Monthly Archives: March 2013

Country mouse to city mouse

Hola Hart Beat. How’s your Saturday going? Are you celebrating Easter this weekend? I had some days off this week so I’ll be working tomorrow at the market. As much as I loved being home, I am so happy to be back in the city. It’s so beautiful out today, it feels like being in Madrid.

Same sky, different view.

The way, and news about Spain 2013

Last night my dad and I watched the movie “The Way,” a movie about an american man walking el camino de santiago de compostela in Spain. It came out in 2010 (it’s on netflix instant right now!) but, I’ve been putting off watching it for a while. Have you seen it?

The reason my dad and I were watching it is actually related to some really exciting news I want to share with you Hart Beat! We don’t have any concrete plane tickets yet but, he and I do have plans to bike part of the camino in Spain this summer together. 
For those of who know my dad, you know that he is a huge biker and has been biking all over the world this past year. This summer he’s going to complete his Spain, France and Italy leg. Since my brother is going to be spending the summer on a semester program in Barcelona, I’m combining a week ride with my dad and a visit to my brother with a well needed trip back to my favorite city in the world. Madrid 2013, no regrets. Wanna join?
P.S. Speaking of movies, I’m so excited to see Ryan Gosling in this movie this week. 
Both photos by Michael George.

99 problems

This song. I may or may not have heard it the other night while watching a movie but, does it really matter? And, since I’ve been loving me some country this week this song fits in just right. Being back in the Berkshires for a couple days makes it much better since I can listen to it while driving my car. I’ve never had the chance to two step but I feel like this would be the perfect song. Anyone know a country bar in New York?

Hugo singing the classic “99 Problems”

Most of the time

Hi Hart Beat. How’s tonight going for you? I’m sitting here with my Dad in the Berkshires talking about our trip to Spain this summer (more on this later). I really love this quote here and what do you think of the photo I took this afternoon.
“The Blower’s Daughter” by Damien Rice
Stockbridge
(Source from top photo)

I am the lion king

Oh hey. What was that? You want another song suggestion? And you want one that includes The Lion King in the title? Huh, I have the perfect song for you tonight! I found this one like the last one while hanging out around Spotify. I love how catchy this is.

Papa singing “I Am the Lion King”

I live off love, I feed off love, I breathe off love

I love this song. I found it last night while browsing around Spotify related artists (one of my favorite things to do.) This one band came up somehow with some connection and I immediately feel for this song. Can you blame me?

I live off love
I feed off love
I breathe off love
I think of love
I drink of love
I sink in love
And in the middle of the night I need my love
I need to grieve and need to need and be in love
My love is gonna come to me tonight

I give my love and all my love to you, my love
I feast on love, a beast for love, release my love
You’re scared and unprepared for love, don’t care my love
Cause you’re the only woman I’ve been dreaming of
I swear to got I’m loving you for life
I swear to god I’m making you my wife
The song is called “Beauty” and is sung by husband and wife duo Carey Kemper and Kelly Bell in their band called The Shivers. According the the Spotify bio, these two pretty much lived as nomads, driving around the country in their RV homeschooling their two children and recording songs here and there while on the road. And voila, an amazing story with an amazing song. 

Marylin sings about love

Since it’s Spring (although, maybe not really?) the new season of Mad Men is starting up soon. I haven’t watched it since my mini obsession about two years ago but I still love seeing all the handsome Don Draper plastered all over the subway tunnels. Since Mad Men has been everywhere I went back and listened to my 50’s inspired playlist and re-discovered this little gem.

“I’m Through With Love”
Marilyn Monroe