On Fingers Broken Long Ago: a Jenny Lewis retrospective

Jenny Lewis

Let’s get together and talk about the modern age.

In 1978, harmonica player Eddie Gordon walks out on his Las Vegas family band, primarily a duo with wife Linda, called Love’s Lounge. Sometimes Leslie, their eldest daughter, gets roped in to perform too. But most of the time she’s upstairs in the hotel room, where a plastic “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door handle keeps her and little sister Jennifer sequestered in their own, private backstage party. Linda packs up and leaves Vegas, takes the girls to a town in the San Fernando valley, ekes out a living between waitressing and welfare. Not that it’s what keeps food on the table at home; Jenny’s been the breadwinner since pre-school. She’s a child actor.

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