Jules Just Likes: Graves, Dolls & Cake
October 12, 2014
October 12, 2014
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.
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.
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.
I’m just sayin.
Recipe is here.