Francoise Hardy – Le Temps de l’Amour

I’ve been watching a lot of Nora Ephron movies lately. It started off as research for a Michael Mina restaurant in St. Petersburg that I’m curating and then turned into a official love affair with Nora’s story telling, views on life, friendship, love and of course her delightful taste in music. Hollywood and the entertainment business in general is full of so much phoniness, so many people looking for fame and playing the power games. There are so few valuing love, the many layers of life and all it has to offer that it’s a breath of fresh air to indulge in Nora’s wonderful world.

I know it sounds weird, the Space Age Bachelor Pad guy talking about how much he was touched by how romantic Paris looks in Julie & Julia or the airport scene in Sleepless in Seattle when Tom Hanks see’s Meg Ryan for the first time and “A Wink And A Smile” plays. It’s weird if you think Space Age Bachelor means wanna be Don Draper or Hugh Hefner but that’s not the case. Space Age is meant to represent the evolved man, one who has all the qualities of an alpha male but fully embraces all layers of being a cultured, emotionally developed, traveled and tasteful person far beyond any stereotypical expectations. No one, man or women should be limited in what they can express or appreciate because of what society has deemed appropriate for them, that’s what Space Age means.

Le temps de l’amour isn’t from a Nora Ehpron movie but it’s one of my old time favorites and the message is right in line with the beautiful feelings and sounds of that world.

C’est le temps de l’amour,
le temps des copains et de l’aventure.
Quand le temps va et vient,
on ne pense a rien malgre ses blessures.
Car le temps de l’amour
c’est long et c’est court,
ca dure toujours, on s’en souvient

It is time for love and despite anything happening in the world that’s where my focus is and will be. I think that’s why the warm, loving feelings captured in these films resonate with me. It’s super cliche but the saying is true – life is what you make it. Despite what you say to people, vibe and energy are everything, it’s the one thing you can’t fake. When you ingest dark things and think negatively on your own and then go around people trying show love it’s not going to work, your vibe will expose you. So for..

Those who pose lyrical but really ain’t true I feel – 
There times limited, hard rock too…” – O.C. (Time’s Up)

I’m past fear and insecurity, what I want to manifest in the world now is love. When I walk into a room I want it to feel like a damn cool spring breeze just glided by your face, Grace Jones’ La Vie En Rose is playing in the background, kids are playing outside, it smells like flowers and life is nothing but beautiful, anything else is uncivilized. Enjoy.

Françoise Hardy – Le Temps de l’Amour


O.C. – My World

Man listen, there’s no doubt you’re gonna bump this is in your system…”

A friend of mine and I were recently talking, and the topic of past/current/future relationships with women came up and my friend had an interesting point somewhere along the lines of “I always remember the relationship, but I never remember the build up, how we met, how I initially acted around her, or how I courted her…”  I can’t explain why, but this triggered a wide spectrum of thoughts in my head about the spontaneity and overall weirdness of life. I have always loved those spontaneous moments; whether they be hook-ups, getting a life changing phone call or text message, or getting locked on a downtown Boston rooftop at 4 am with no shoes on. There’s always a refreshing feeling when you do something out of the ordinary and against normalcy. I always remember the actual moment, but never remember the build up of how you even got to that point, it’s like the events leading up to the moment didn’t even matter. To me, that part of life is beautiful, the chance to wake up one day and unexpectedly be thrown into some sort of amazing experience that you will cherish forever is unmatched. The unexpectedness of life is truly a remarkable attribute and opportunity can knock when you least expect it.

It’s my world and I won’t stop, and if you stand in my way you’re bound to get dropped…”

Life can be tough, especially when things don’t go according to plan or work out like you want them too. It seems like sometimes you get handed more downs than ups more losses than wins and whatever other euphemism you want to use. Its times like those that truly put your will and patience to the test, and you really find out a lot about yourself. I find it odd, but awesome, that everything has a way of coming full circle and working out when you believe that you will make it and are able to overcome any hardships in your way. There’s a strange energy to the world, and I firmly believe that if you do the right thing, have humility, and treat those around you with love and respect, everything will work out.

I want the green like indo, a mansion, a car, a wife that’s never been a bimbo. Too much to ask? Well to me that’s simple. Wanna retire on a yacht call it the S.S. Minnow…”

O.C. – My World