Each week I share three things I like – It could be a book, a movie, a podcast, an album, a photo, an article, a restaurant, a food item, a beverage, or anything else I simply enjoy and think you might too. You can find a whole pile of things, especially books, I like and recommend HERE.
1. As You Wish audiobook – by Cary Elwes
The Princess Bride is iconic among movies. Rarely is a movie beloved across generations and genders like it. I grew up on it and my daughters are now doing the same. Almost anyone who reads this will be able to quote at least a line (or the whole movie, if you’re like me). And that blanket belovedness is what makes As You Wish such a wonderful audiobook. It is written and read by Cary Elwes, or Westley if you prefer. To hear that voice read these tales of how the movie was made is darn near perfect. And to top it off there are segments interspersed with Robin Wright, Rob Reiner, Billy Crystal, Wallace Sean and others from the cast as well. If you aren’t sold now, the stories of Andre the Giant are the icing on this cake – simply amazing.
Murphy’s law of iPhones says that you will drop your phone within 30 minutes of taking the case off, even sooner if you trick yourself into thinking you don’t need one. These are the best cases I have found. They are flexible enough to take on and off if you need to (but remember, 30 minutes), have cushioning enough to protect against falls (I’ve tested by accident enough times to be a legitimate sample size), and are slim enough to fit in a pocket (unlike Otterbox, which is like carrying a transistor radio). And they are moderately priced too.
One of the best things about Jazz, unlike most other genres of music, is the sheer amount of amazing collaboration that happens between artists. This particular album is one of my favorites – two legends being legendary. Both of them subdue their signature styles to play with and around each other but neither fades into the background. It’s a magnificent example of the fluidity and flexibility of jazz played by two of the all-time best.