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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Have you heard of Jenny Lewis?


When I was younger, I was in love with this movie called "Big Girls Don't Cry, They Get Even." I was so enamored that I was familiar with most of the actors' names. One being Jenny Lewis. I saw her in a couple other small movies here and there as she got older, but she seemed to have dropped off the acting radar.

A few months back I was looking at the info for Conan- which I DVR. Now, no offense, but Conan rarely has good musical guests. But I noticed it said that night that the musical guest was Jenny Lewis. I thought "MY Jenny Lewis?!" So, I watched and indeed it was! Apparently I was in the dark about the fact she was a musician because it turns out she has gained notoriety in indie bands such as Rilo Kiley and her collaborations with the Watson Twins. I heard her sing "Acid Tongue" (from the album of the same name) and LOVED it! It is a very folksy sounding ballad, but her voice is BEAUTIFUL! I have listened to some of the other tracks from the album and am super impressed! She is beautiful AND talented.

If you're unfamiliar with Jenny Lewis, I highly suggest that you look into her music. You can go to her amazon listing for Acid Tongue and listen to her songs and read reviews. You won't be sorry!

5 comments:

  1. I hadn't heard of Jenny Lewis before, and yes, I liked quite a few of the songs. However, I did kind of take exception to your description of "Acid Tongue" as "a very folksy sounding ballad, but," as if "folksy" and "ballad" were bad things! :)

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  2. A million pardons if I worded it wrong! I like folksy AND ballads, lol! So there was no insult meant there! =0}

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  3. I was mainly trying to convey how pleasantly surprised I was because generally actors that transition to making music have horrible results!

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  4. No offense taken! Talking of actors' musical efforts, do you remember Maire Winingham, from "St. Elmo's Fire?" An excellent - and folsky ;) - few albums from her:

    Mare Winningham (Wikipedia)

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  5. You lost me at St. Elmo's Fire, lol. I've heard of it... but that's where the knowledge ends. Was it a TV show? I know it was a song... haha. But thanks for the heads up- I'll have to take a listen!

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