Jules Just Likes: Graves, Dolls & Cake

Shakey Graves – And the War Came

It’s a girl that smells like books but can’t read. It’s me dream gal. — Shakey Graves/Reddit

Um, yeah. That quote? I’d kinda like to tattoo that on my arm. Press pause on my heart while I fall onto my fainting couch.

This is what you get from Shakey Graves. Lyrical gems that raise eyebrows and flutter lashes. I just recently discovered this one-man-band singer/songwriter and with his recent release And the War Came all I can say is it’s a CD that is best listened to when you need a little bit of blues and rock and roll to brood to.

Plus, he looks so deliciously dirty. I just want to roll around all over his face.



Yeah, I’ll admit it.

Anyway, check out one of my fave Shakey vids.


New album info here.

Get it. Get it.




Sara Lippmann – Doll Palace


If there’s anyone who deserves some sweet pimpin’ it’s Sara Lippmann. Back when I was a young’un, I’d read her short stories online and be in awe of her writing gloriousness. And now her new collection of short stories – Doll Palace – is a sucker punch read. Wonderfully constructed characters, choice dialogue and brilliant writing abound. Though the stories are short, a lot of emotion is invested in the read. The book kinda makes your heart ache just a little bit, which is okay because it’s worth it. You’ll just never get the stories out of your head.

Buy or peruse here.



Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Apples – Food52

We got music and reading covered, now onto the most delicious part: FOOD.

A recent recipe posted on one of my favorite websites Food52 is a delicious Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Apples. If that’s not a mouthful, I don’t know what is. I made it a few weeks ago and it lives up to its amazingness. It’s kinda like the perfect boyfriend. It doesn’t take a lot of effort, is just sweet enough, and it doesn’t criticize you if you eat two slices in the bathtub.

It also never compares you to your mother.

It also never compares you to your mother.

I’m just sayin.

Recipe is here.

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    October 13, 2014 at 1:21 am

    Whoa, Shaky Graves! Thank you, Jules.

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    Terry Neff

    November 20, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    “It doesn’t criticize you if you eat two slices in the bathtub”….. I have always loved a writer who could burn an image on my mind with words. I don’t think I will ever erase the image of you eating two slices of cake in the bathtub,,,,, you are so cool.

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