Jenny Lewis – The Voyager

The story would go: “six years after releasing Acid Tongue, and four years after releasing I’m Having Fun Now with her boyfriend Jonathan Rice, Jenny Lewis has come back with another set of pert, luscious, sun dappled songs. Touched by both autobiography and history (as has been extensively covered by other publications respectively) this set of tunes reaffirms Lewis’ status as beloved singer/songwriter and pithy smithy of stories. Brava, Lewis. 7/11” But that’s not the whole story. True, there’s much stake in the autobiographical elements of The Voyager, which Lewis has talked about in Paste and The New York Times—centerpiece “Late Bloomer” … Read More

José James – While You Were Sleeping

José James Casserole   Prep Time: 50 minutes   Cook Time: Until it’s done.   Yield: While You Were Sleeping   A new twist on an old favorite, this unpresumptuous casserole is a surefire solution to your dinner woes. Soul food at its core, the José James Casserole adds just a bit of spice and plenty of savour to distinguish  it from other, more run-of-the-mill casseroles.   Ingredients: 1 can of doughy vocals ½ pound of righteous guitar licks 3 tablespoons of funky bass 2 and ½ cups of well-measured drum beats 1 cup resonant keyboards Pinch of horns ½ … Read More