This favorite songs thing has turned into an albatross for yours truly. I keep starting a post, then crumpling up my work because I don't like it. It's made worse by the excellent efforts of the Gheorghies who've submitted their lists. Daunting stuff to live up to, for sure. Clarence was so passionate about the project that he persevered through Blogger's complete deletion of his entire finished post. And Clarence generally doesn't do perseverance, unless the bottom of the bottle is in sight. If nothing else, I've learned how to motivate (some of) you: engage in long email harangues.
While I work on my musical musings, a (very) little something to tide you over. It seems the Dread Pirate Roberts has released a memoir. And for a great many of us, that's something worth celebrating.
Cary Elwes, the British actor who played Westley, the "swoony farmboy turned pirate" in 1987's The Princess Bride, has written a book about his experience.
Entitled 'As You Wish', Elwes' book tells the story of the making of the film, its subsequent middling box office performance (it was released the same week as Fatal Attraction), and emergence as a cult classic after its release on VHS. It's both a personal memoir, and a compilation of his fellow cast and crew-members' recollections.
The holiday season is upon us, and I know several people who would twuly wuv this book in their stocking. I mean it.