Beats: An old movie with a great soundtrack

A movie that I will watch over and over again is Stealing Beauty with Liv Tyler.  The movie takes place in Italy.  The soundtrack is amazing:  Portishead, Mazzy Star, Liz Phair, Cocteau Twins, Hooverphonics, Hole.  It’s sweet and innocent with the pressure at 19 to lose innocence.  There is so much about the movie I love.  I can play it muted and the scenery is so pretty that it needs no sound, but also you can play it without seeing it and the music and dialogue is so strong you need visuals.

And I leave you with this poem she writes in the movie:

The dye is cast The dice are rolled I feel like shit you look like gold.

Beats: Bear In Heaven

My husband and I have very similar tastes in music.  The only thing I don’t follow his love for is usually the black metal, and then some of it I see what he likes.  This band, Bear In Heaven has sort of an Experimental Rock sound and my husband is loving this song.  I totally get why….I too am joining his Bear In Heaven bandwagon!  So Enjoy.

Other new favorite music links:

8tracks allows you to make your own “mix tape” of 8 songs or more.

I have a few up here.

This is currently a favorite mix.

And this is my favorite person to follow as her mixes are all about an emotion and the mixes are haunting stories.  I have no idea how she finds the music.  I consider myself well versed in most genres of music and yet every mix I run across a handful of musicians that I have never before heard of.

What are you listening to right now?

Buttons: Obsessive Links

So I get obsessive over the internet.  I find a site I like or find a subject matter and will obsess over it for years to come.  I have many websites that I do this with and just thought it might help to add a category that allows me to share with you!

* Gala Darling is MAJOR obsession, her pink hair, positive attitude and links galore, she is probably the main place I find all my own obsessive links as she has one day a week she post links and there are usually one or two that catch my eye.  But she ALWAYS catches my eye!

* Love your house or apartment but think it needs that little touch to make it seem more like you?  I love the posts on Apartment Therapy.  I scan through the apartment side and then jump over to re-nest (the recycling portion of the site) and then unplggd (the nerdy gadget side of things) the other 2 parts of the site are equally interesting but I usually check out those 3 first before heading over to the kids site – ohdeedoh and the kitchen site – kitchn.  I love when they show cottages and nook and cranny houses that have made space where there isn’t space, for some reason those spaces call to me!

*16 year old Jane has a shoe obsession that tops all.  I enjoy her blog Sea of Shoes:  fashion posts of quirky style and her slow accent to fame.  After all who else can say they have been featured in Teen Vouge and had an article written about her and her Mother’s similar fashion in the adult Vogue coming out THIS month!  She amazes me!

* Haute Macabre is my gothy/emo teen years taken to a higher fashion level.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE looking at the everything on this site.  The dark make-up the chunky heels that are now Givenchy’s and not Hot Topics, the outfits that are dark and broody but could still work as work friendly and the over the top that I just adore to look at. 

*The flickr group Magic is as Magic Does because well….just read their group description:   You know those moments in life that make your heart seize up, that make you say “Wow, my life is amazing and magical and I am so so blessed to be here in this moment now?”  This flickr group is to remind us of those tiny moments and share them with others. Vignettes, tea parties, waterfalls, tidepools, a cozy corner of your home, a visit to your friend’s wonderful house – if you experienced it, please add it here!  Psst: I have posted a few of my own flickr pictures to this group.  I love what I find here and they have inspired me to find and make my own magic!

I think this can hook you up for a while….I have many more though.  My Bookmark list is jam packed full so stay tuned for more next week.