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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!


  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! :)

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

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

  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)

  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!