Thursday, June 28, 2007


I'm listening to Cake and thinking in general about cake. Chocolate to be precise. I should be thinking about cleaning because WOW. The children are upstairs playing with K'NEX, so that is somewhat educational, right?

I love the verse to this song...

I want a girl who gets up early
I want a girl who stays up late
I want a girl with uninterrupted prosperities
who uses a machete to cut through red tape
with fingernails that shine like justice
with a voice that is dark like tinted glass
she is fast,
and sharp as a tack
she is touring the facility and cutting no slack...

Such a fun song. Quinn likes "Distance". It is also a fabulous song. One of desperation and pathetic"ness". His favorite verse:

No trophy,
No flowers,
No flashbulbs,
No line,
He is haunted by something he cannot define.
Bowel shaking earthquakes of doubt and remorse
assail him
impale him
with monster truck force.
In his mind, he's still driving
still making the grade
She's hoping in time that her memories will fade.
Cause he's racing and pacing, and plotting the course.
He's fighting and biding and riding on his horse.
The sun has gone down and the moon has come up
and long ago somebody left with the cup
but he's striving and driving and hugging the turns
and thinking of someone for whom he still burns...

He especially likes the "Bowel shaking earthquake" line.
May I continue to talk to you in Cake terms? I'm really into them lately. I like their lyrics exceedingly. I really don't know that much about them, but I like how the lead singer talks through the song rather than sings. Why does he do that and why do I like it? The song "Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps," is one of my new favorite songs. It has this spanish style that makes me want to spin and salsa with my broom.

So if you really love me
Say yes
But if you don't dear
But please don't tell me
perhaps, perhaps, perhaps.

perhaps, perhaps, perhaps,

perhaps, perrrhaps, perrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr haps.

And of course, "Stickshifts and safetybelts" is one of the most fun songs. Great car song. Go to itunes and fetch some Cake for yourself. It's great housecleaning music. I'm sure Cake would be exceedingly glad to know that some Alabamian thirty-something housewife is cleaning her house with gym shorts and a t-shirt on, with hair in a pony tail that desperately needs to be washed (why wash it when I plan to swim later- daily question) with Cake blaring from her husband's ipod. Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps...


michelle said...

That is one of my All Time favorite CD's and I always listen to it when I clean. And for some reason I think of you when I hear the perhaps song. I can just picture you dancing to that. YAY CAKE!!

Burt said...

so is it okay that 48 yr old pastors like Cake, too? you have some friends who have a unique "Cake" experience - remind me to tell you about it

Anonymous said...

I have no idea who Cake is, at first I thought you were talking about the sweet stuff. I love yours and Michelle's taste in's always new to me. I must go look it up on itunes. I wonder if X has heard of them, he always seems to be in the know!

alli said...


I shall google Cake the band right now.

Dollar General said...

I also thought you were talking about CAKE which I was totally agreeing - but I've never heard of the band Cake - I'm with Ally - I'm about to do a google search!

alli said...

hmmmmm....PG 13 in a violent way or a naughty way?

I'm intrigued and must listen now.

gah, I miss your loveliness.

michelle said...

I am almost finished with Anne of Green Goblins (aka Gables). I must say...I LOVE it. I should have listened to you 10 years ago and read it. Have you seen the movie to "The Last Sin Eater" yet? I am kind of scared to...I just don't want to ruin it.

Rachel Garcia said...

never heard of Cake..the band. My cleaning music of choice is the Rachel's Favs on my ipod. Its a plethera of music.. great for cleaning. I'll have to check out your fav.

The Donovan's said...

Can't believe all these people that have never heard of Cake!

Anonymous said...

Maybe the reasib you like the song for it's Spanish flair is because it was originally done in Spanish. The original song is called Quizas, which is Perhaps in Spansish