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Jenny Lewis & the Watson Twins

Last night we headed over to Eric’s for a little bit of a Lost rerun. It was supposed to be a pot-luck, but last minute Eric canceled the pot-luck part due to other things going on. In the time between last checking my email at work and my commute home, I forgot. Go figure. So we showed up with our dumplings and edamame. Oh well… My memory issues and Emily’s very fast of hearing (or rather Eric’s slow of hearing ways) always proves to be entertaining to many.

On the way there we listened to the latest NPR Podcast of All Songs Considered. It’s definitely my favorite radio show. Since I stopped working for the radio biz I’ve been very out of touch with new music. In fact there have been few bands I’ve started liking since I left last year. And it’s not to say it’s because I liked the bands the radio station played and that influenced me, but I was in that frame of mind of trying new music. It was the way of life, but not the way of life. The only new (to me) music I’ve really picked up this year has been older Jazz and Classical music. Which is fine, but it’s not really new music for me, in that respect.

So in this edition of All Songs Considered they played some Jenny Lewis. And on a side note they played Hem shortly after, which is a band David R. got me in to which I thought was kinda neat to hear them on NPR. So they played a cut from Jenny Lewis’ latest release which is a solo record. It was nice and cute and well put together. I got to thinking: Maybe when I get home, I’ll download some iTunes of Rilo Kiley because I have heard a lot about them from Ely and he typically likes good music. So I bought some cuts from The Execution of All Things (Saddle Creek Records) and this morning I listened to it on the way to work. I really really liked the Rilo Kiley. It’s like the pop sensibility of Lisa Loeb with the quirky, ironic & acrobatic lyrics of James and sensuality of the Cardigans. I am definitely interested to hear more. And perhaps I’ll get that solo record and/or another Rilo Kiley record this weekend if the Feetnik is down for some record shopping.