Hiya Hart Beat! Happy Friday! I won’t pretend that I am living a hard life up here in Maine but that doesn’t mean that I can’t appreciate a good Friday like the rest of the world. To celebrate, let’s turn to Frank O’Hara and see what he has to say about drinking, writing, and life in general. I particularly love the last line of this poem. Get out there dancing tonight, okay Hart Beat?
As Planned by Frank O’Hara
After the first glass of vodka
you can accept just about anything
of life even your own mysteriousness
you think it is nice that a box
of matches is purple and brown and is called
La Petite and comes from Sweden
for they are words that you know and that
is all you know words not their feelings
or what they mean and you write because
you know them not because you understand them
because you don’t you are stupid and lazy
and will never be great but you do
what you know because what else is there?
P.S. Another poem by Frank O’Hara that I love.
Photo of Jade Jagger and Kate Moss.
Hi Hart Beat. And a happy end of the week to those of you who are lucky enough to have tomorrow off! Before I sign off for the long weekend, here is the final tidbit I’m going to share in the “5 Things I’ve Learned Since Turning 25” series. I hope you’ve enjoyed it!
5. Good for you, not for me.
This is one of my favorite sayings, Hart Beat. The original idea behind the saying comes from the book Yes Please by the brilliant unicorn of a woman Amy Poehler. The actual quote from Amy’s book is “‘Good for her! Not for me.’ That is the motto women should constantly repeat over and over again. Good for her! Not for me.” and the context of the quote is actually during Amy’s discussion of motherhood. Now Hart Beat, you and I both know that I am indeed, not a mother, but when I read this quote I sat up and yelled WORLD, TAKE NOTE! Not really but I wanted to..
In today’s world there are so many negative people. “Oh you do it that way? I do it this way and it’s sooooo much better.” Or, “you don’t like this? What is wroooong with you.” It gets to be a little rediculous and I can’t say that sometimes I fall int the same trap. “Good for you, not for me.” works in so many ways. Different things work for different people. You just gotta do you, Hart Beat.
P.S. Second best piece of advice from Amy’s book? “You have to have sex with your husband occasionally even though you are exhausted. Sorry.” OH AMY YOU GET US LADIES SO GOOD.
P.P.S. Both Marilyn and Sophia know what’s up. That’s why their photos are here.
WOOT WOOT (hey Pedro) and HEY HART BEAT. It’s Friday!!! Gracias a dios. As promised last week, here is the weekly roundup of readings for you to read
at the office over the weekend. I’m sorry in advance for not having the next podcast up and ready for the podcast rundown. It’s Friday so that is my excuse.
. Food52 speaks to my love for red wine. These are my people.
. What love really looks like, sadness and all.
. Brigitte Bardot style inspiration for the weekend (the photo her dancing is everything)
. An amazing poolside lookbook from Need Supply Company.
. Something to think about over the weekend. #lifestuff
As if I wasn’t enough of a fan, our girl Emma Stone is interviewed in an article to be published in print today with enough personality and beauty to make me crush even harder than before. The interview is between Emma and Eddie Redmayne, the actor who starred in “The Theory of Everything.” In it the two young stars discuss how they both told their parents they wanted to be actors, what it’s like having the paparazzi outside your house everyday and what being in a relationship in hollywood means.
I loved hearing what Emma thinks about the fame that she’s garnered over the years. It was also amazing to hear her talk about “Birdman,” for which she’s nominated for best supporting actress.
You can read the entire article online here and look for it in print on Sunday!
Hey Hart Beat. I hope you had a nice Sunday! I am exahusted from biking and sitting in the sun today but I want to share a trailer with you. I saw the poster for Palo Alto this weekend and immediately came home to watch the trailer because, guess what, it’s written and directed by Sofia Coppola’s sister!
Apparently Gia Coppola is the sixth family member to enter into the film world and Hart Beat, I am so glad. The story is based on the short story book by James Franco… I can’t figure out how I feel about him but I really want to see this movie. Teenage angst? Indie Music? Emma Roberts? A Coppola style film? I love all those things! Want to see it with me at BAM soon, Hart Beat?
Oh Hart Beat, it’s raining in Brooklyn. Horrible, cold rain. My bike hates it. In lieu of shivering from my ride tonight, I thought I would do some planning for my mom and my trip coming up this February. Have you seen the movie “The Talented Mr. Ripley“? I hadn’t seen it until recently and if you’re looking for a creepy, but intriguing movie that takes place in the most beautiful parts of Italy and has a cast that ranges from Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Jude Law to Philip Seymour Hoffman, and, of course, Gwyneth Paltrow then look no farther. I love her style in this movie. It’s the 90’s take on the 50’s wealthy american living in southern Italy in the best way possible.
And as an end note, this great behind the scenes photo from the movie…
Hola Hart Beat. I can’t believe that it’s January already. I also can’t believe that this blog has been going on for as long as it has. I want to take a minute to thank all you lovely readers out there. Since it is January and it’s cold let’s listen to some music, shall we?
Miss. Lana del Rey has been featured over and over again here on Hart Beat and even though she doesn’t have any new music out lately, I think she deserves some respect for this amazing remix of the ever classic “Blue Jeans.”
“Blue Jeans (RAC Remix” by Lana del Rey
So good, right? Now I have another song to share with you, dear readers. Please don’t hate me. Since I love Lana’s music so much when I heard that Miley Cyrus was covering “Summertime Sadness
” I was revolted. I listened to it to mock the poor girl, and BOOM, I fell in love with the song. She sings it so well! How do you do that Miley?! Who are you! Why don’t you sing like this all the time! So forgive me, Hart Beat. Miley Cyrus has joined the team. Just give her one chance and listen to her sing here.
Miley Cyrus singing “Summertime Sadness”
It’s okay, I’m a little sad about it too Lana.