Very often my “stuff I love” posts are about anything and everything, but for this one I’m focusing on entertainment.
I gotta admit, I was never a Rowan Atkinson fan but I absolutely loved him in this show. It is wonderfully done, about a French detective in the 50s solving cases. The entire show is in English (even though they are all French, which somehow, I also found charming) and the set design and stories will keep you interested.
Amos Lee’s Mission Bell
I was introduced to this one from my friend Katie (a musician and voice-over talent who I adore) and her husband Jim (musician and also someone I adore) and I could not stop humming the songs to myself after I left their house. I picked up the CD and it now accompanies me in the studio when I’m painting. Amos Lee is very much a poet, which I love.
Joans Brothers’ Happiness Begins
Okay, ya’ll, I’m not the target audience for this type of music (or am I? why typecast myself?) but I really enjoyed this album. (And I’m old school like that. I still call them albums.)
The songs are great, both pop-inspired catchy and introspective satisfying. I also have one playing in the studio with me while I paint.
Lauren Daigle’s Look Up Child
I so adore this CD and find this music to be inspiring and souful and (for me) tear-worthy. These songs make me cry, but only in the best way.
Elinor Lipman’s On Turpentine Lane
I’ve adored Elinor Lipman’s writing for a long, long time. In this world, we need smart, funny voices that can help us look at the world differently and allow us to take ourselves less seriously.
This book is a romantic comedy that will give you a break from this crazy, over-scheduled world, and allow you to just relax and laugh a bit.