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Love is Won by Lia Ices

Hola Hart Beat. I have a beautiful song to share with you tonight that I think you might like. Lia Ices was introduced to me by none other than G, my famous roommate from last year in Greenpoint. As G. rightly says, “I feel like Hart Beat needs to feature this babe. She’s got an angel voice and wicked style!” Oh man my lady, you are so right.

According to her Wikipedia (pronounced like Ted Mosby) page, Lia Ices has recorded two albums. The first Necima was released back in ’08 and the more recent Grown Unknown in 2011. And then, in all that is holy and good, Lia released a cover of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” in 2012. Not only is that my favorite song of all time but also my favorite song to play on guitar. I wonder if she and I could play that together. Anyway, I hope you love this song below as much as I do and find Lia’s style to be just as wicked G. said it was.

P.S. This music video is amazing and I’m pretty sure was shot in the Louvre. Be still my beating heart.

“Love Is One” by Lia Ices
It’s fine, she’s just beautiful.
Top photo via Pitchfork and the second via Foam Magazine.

Andy Warhol in Chelsea

Hi Hart Beat! How was your weekend? I hope you spent time outside, it was absolutely beautiful out. I had such a busy weekend that I can’t believe I’m only now telling you about an amazing exhibition that G. and I stumbled into last Friday in Chelsea.

We were casually walking down 14th street (you know, the old stomping grounds) when we walked by a hotel that’s been in construction all winter. The construction… stuff(?), tools(?), whatever, was all moved away and inside the unfinished lobby was an exhibition called “Lost Then Found.” The photos in the exhibit are of Andy Warhol and taken by Steve Wood. The photos are at the same time revieling and hilarious and I was so glad that we happened upon the work.

If you’re in Chelsea between now and May 12th, visit the exhibit. It takes about ten minutes to walk through and it’s totally worth it. They even decorated the space to look like Andy Warhol’s studio. Too bad we missed the opening though, Hart Beat. I heard Courtney Love was there.

 (Sorry the photos are so hideous, I only had my iPhone… 
But seriously, check out the exhibit. So cool)

The Frick

Hi Hart Beat. How was your weekend? You do anything fun? I was really excited to finally make it here last night. I literally felt like I was in Germany, so cool. Today I had my first Sunday off in a while so G. and I took a well needed trip up to the The Frick Collection.

The Frick was one of the museums that I’ve wanted to go to since moving to New York in October. It houses a mostly European collection and right now is holding an exhibition of master drawings that entices me every week from The New Yorker. Unfortunately, I could’t take any pictures while I was there but I was able to scrounge up some incredible ones to share with you here.

One of the reasons I’ve really wanted to go the The Frick is because of the breathtaking building right on Central Park East. There were swarms of people there but I still felt like I was back in Europe. (Thank god I’m going back to Spain this summer. I miss Madrid so hard.) I was also pleasantly surprised to see a handful of works by Goya and one El Greco painting. Shout out the Laura and the Prado class here. (Laur, I knew exactly how to interpret the old earl portraits.)

Another amazing surprise was finding that the museum was holding free drawing hours in the afternoon. They even provided pencils, drawing boards and paper. G. and I were in heaven drawing sculptures in center garden. I had one of those moments, Hart Beat, where I couldn’t believe I get to live in this city and do anything I want. It was such a freeing afternoon.


Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
Three Ballet Dancers, c. 1878-80
Monotype on cream laid paper
Sheet: 14 x 20 3/16 in.
(One of the drawings from the exhibition. Source for the print.)

Wes Anderson date

The other day was my roommate G.’s birthday and to celebrate, the two of us went to this amazing event at a place close by to our apartment. Videology on South 1st in Williamsburg is this super cool bar/video rental place/screening room. They have all these events where they project movies (usually cult favorites) in their back room for free and let everyone who shows up drink and watch.

This past Tuesday was Wes Anderson Bingo night and so G. and I happily braved the cold to watch “Moonrise Kingdom.” I had seen this movie when I was visiting Madrid over the summer, and even though it was really fun to see dubbed in Spanish sitting next to a group of Señoras, Bill Murray, Francis McDormand and the rest of the crew really aren’t that funny without their original voices. This time it was great to see it in english, and in Brooklyn.

“We’re in love. We just want to be together.
What’s wrong with that?”

Happy birthday G!!!!

Guess what Hart Beat! It’s such an exciting day today! It’s G’s birthday!
Happy birthday G!!!!!! This is such an exciting day and I’m so excited to be living with you this year. You are the best roommate and friend any girl could ask for. Since it’s thankfully the age of aquarius (the best sign, no?) I thought you would enjoy this video. G, this post is for you.
Love around the world in 80 days,
Hannah Hart Beat

Me and G back in summer of 2011

“Age of Aquarius” from the musical Hair

Happy birthday G!!!!

Guess what Hart Beat! It’s such an exciting day today! It’s G’s birthday!
Happy birthday G!!!!!! This is such an exciting day and I’m so excited to be living with you this year. You are the best roommate and friend any girl could ask for. Since it’s thankfully the age of aquarius (the best sign, no?) I thought you would enjoy this video. G, this post is for you.
Love around the world in 80 days,
Hannah Hart Beat

Me and G back in summer of 2011

“Age of Aquarius” from the musical Hair

Jolene and brooklyn

Today was one of my favorite days in Brooklyn so far. This morning, G. and I met some friends at an amazing brunch place called The Manhattan Inn in our neighborhood. The food was amazing and they were having this special of free punch with brunch (oh so clevah right?). Anyway, R. and another friend A. that’s staying with us looking for an apartment all wandered around Williamsburg after the punch and brunch combo. It was a beautiful day and Brooklyn was lovely by the water. I did a lot of shopping too, got some cowboy boots, a Willie Nelson record with this song on the B-side and these two amazing looking books. (One takes place in Madrid!)

Anyway, now I’m siting in my apartment while G. plays me beautiful music on her guitar. One song that I’ve been requesting a lot lately has been “Jolene” by Dolly Parton. Here’s an amazing version sung by Laura Marling and Mumford & Sons. (Of course though, G. sings it better.)

“Jolene” cover by Laura Marling and Mumford & Sons
G.
R.
The river at sunset.

Jolene and brooklyn

Today was one of my favorite days in Brooklyn so far. This morning, G. and I met some friends at an amazing brunch place called The Manhattan Inn in our neighborhood. The food was amazing and they were having this special of free punch with brunch (oh so clevah right?). Anyway, R. and another friend A. that’s staying with us looking for an apartment all wandered around Williamsburg after the punch and brunch combo. It was a beautiful day and Brooklyn was lovely by the water. I did a lot of shopping too, got some cowboy boots, a Willie Nelson record with this song on the B-side and these two amazing looking books. (One takes place in Madrid!)

Anyway, now I’m siting in my apartment while G. plays me beautiful music on her guitar. One song that I’ve been requesting a lot lately has been “Jolene” by Dolly Parton. Here’s an amazing version sung by Laura Marling and Mumford & Sons. (Of course though, G. sings it better.)

“Jolene” cover by Laura Marling and Mumford & Sons
G.
R.
The river at sunset.

Our record player

Hi Hart Beat! I didn’t really know what to blog about tonight so I think I’ll just write a little something about my life in Brooklyn while my roommate G. beautifully serenades me on her guitar. (Sorry about the typing key noise G.)

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful apartment in Brooklyn. La di da, G. and I live in this apartment. I hope you got that. Anyway, what I really want to talk about in this post is the amazing record player that G. brought to the apartment when we moved in together. I’ve always been secretly obsessed with being hipster enough to have a record player and actually listen to records on it since I was about 16 and saw the movie “Garden State.” Anyone else?

Now that I’m 22 and living in Brooklyn I guess it’s finally appropriate. And fun. Seriously Hart Beat. G. brought in about two bags of records (including the “Dirty Dancing Soundtrack” and the original “Motown” album as well as many of the classic sixties and seventies albums from back in our parents days) and I love listening to them. Not to mention that my mom gave all of her old records, including “Blue” by Joni Mitchell and “Blood on the Tracks” by a Mr. Bob Dylan.

What about you Hart Beat? Do you have a record player? Do you want one? And what albums would you have? I really want to go out and by the new xx album as well as the Lee Fields album. Maybe on Bleecker?

Our record player

Hi Hart Beat! I didn’t really know what to blog about tonight so I think I’ll just write a little something about my life in Brooklyn while my roommate G. beautifully serenades me on her guitar. (Sorry about the typing key noise G.)

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful apartment in Brooklyn. La di da, G. and I live in this apartment. I hope you got that. Anyway, what I really want to talk about in this post is the amazing record player that G. brought to the apartment when we moved in together. I’ve always been secretly obsessed with being hipster enough to have a record player and actually listen to records on it since I was about 16 and saw the movie “Garden State.” Anyone else?

Now that I’m 22 and living in Brooklyn I guess it’s finally appropriate. And fun. Seriously Hart Beat. G. brought in about two bags of records (including the “Dirty Dancing Soundtrack” and the original “Motown” album as well as many of the classic sixties and seventies albums from back in our parents days) and I love listening to them. Not to mention that my mom gave all of her old records, including “Blue” by Joni Mitchell and “Blood on the Tracks” by a Mr. Bob Dylan.

What about you Hart Beat? Do you have a record player? Do you want one? And what albums would you have? I really want to go out and by the new xx album as well as the Lee Fields album. Maybe on Bleecker?