While I was at work today I got an amazing email from my amazing friend S. She sent me this NPR piece about something really amazing. Listen here…
Ever heard this song? I think you’ll like it. The Decemberists have been a favorite band of mine since high school and so many of their songs have been my favorites over the years. I’m not sure if they were included in this post but they definitely should have been if they weren’t. “Red Right Angle” is one of those songs that sneaks up on you after a while. What do you think? Does it remind you of this song?
How’s your week looking Hart Beat? As I mentioned last night, I’m going to working in Chelsea Market this week, so I’ve spent the past couple days preparing for the week. I’m also really hoping to finally make it to some of the Gabriel García Lorca lectures happening in the city this month. What are your plans?
Hi Hart Beat. It’s not super nice outside in Brooklyn this afternoon and it has me wishing for beach days. I miss the ocean and I’m hoping this summer to visit the beaches around the city and see what they’re like. Wish I could have some of these bathing suits for the upcoming summer…
Oh hey, this post hasn’t been coming for a year or anything. Lat spring while I was still at Bates my friends (mostly me) and I (really, only me) went through a huge Luke Bryan music kick. This is not as admirable as my Patsy Cline–Bob Dylan–Emmylou Harris phase. Bryan is contemporary country. Country that I used to mercifully make fun of and listed as the only music I didn’t like back in the good old days of myspace. Well, now Hart Beat, I am a changed lady. I love bad country music.
I guess I’m blaming this newfound love on the stories that prevail in most country songs. There is an amazing Radiolab podcast for anyone that wants to hear about it. And who can say no to that country twang? Here’s my latest Luke obsession. Is this a new song or am I just a horrible fan?
Hi Hart Beat. Did you like the post from earlier tonight? I was really excited to share that little personal tidbit of information with all of you. Last night I shared this amazing romantic song and tonight, surprise!, I have another one for you. (Disclaimer: The video is a little 90’s, forgive me okay? It’s a universal song.)
Hey Hart Beat. So this past weekend, as many of you know, I spent visiting friends in Washington D.C. I was able to do lots of touristy and not so touristy thing while I was there but, hands down my favorite place to visit was the National Gallery. And, as my friends constantly harassed me for while visiting, the reason I love the National Gallery is it holds my favorite art pieces of all time.
I think that the first time I saw Pisan’s wooden sculptures of “The Virgin Annunciate” (left in the picture above) and “The Archangel Gabriel” (right in the picture above) was when I was in high school. Those of you who know me personally know that I am definitely not a religious person, and up until middle school Spanish class I had no idea what Easter was really all about. It’s funny to me now that back in high school, before I knew what the annunciation was, I was still drawn to these two figures.
Since graduating high school and studying Spanish Literature in college, the annunciation has become my favorite biblical story and I even titled a short story I wrote senior year the same name (wanna read it Hart Beat? Let me know and I’ll post it on the blog.)
But as much as I love the romantic color hues and the story behind these two statues, it’s they’re facial expressions and body language that get me every time I visit and the real reason that I spent an hour on Thursday staring into their never moving eyes. I have so many questions for these two stoic beings. I also love the idea that they’ve spent their entire existence since c. 1335 staring intensely at each other. It’s very powerful to be in the same room as them and I even get chills looking at the photos now. What do you think, Hart Beat? Have you ever had a similar experience to seeing art work?
P.S. If you’re ever in Washington D.C. (or if you’re lucky enough to live there) go see the statues on the first floor of the National Gallery.
Hi Hart Beat. I hope spring wherever you are is as lovely as spring is here in New York. This nice weather has made me go back to playlists I made last year around this time for some spring music inspiration. Eric Church really knows his stuff. Here’s one for the new spring weather. It’s indie and it’s romantic, bam, two for one.