Louisville Magazine

SEP 2018

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ypal.org louisvilletickets.com 116 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 9.18 Friday, October 5, 2018 All Courses Held at Restaurants on Whiskey Row LouisvilleTickets.com a hard time making money, and the environment at the daycare where she worked was not exactly Swedish. She couldn't believe they washed dishes with bleach, that people yelled at kids, that the kids could be so mean. Forester thought her home turf of Louisville gave her too much of an advantage in the relationship, so when an opportunity arose to rent a house in Asheville, North Carolina, they took it. ey swung $1,100 in rent doing nothing but busking, every single day. But that's about all they did together. Forester lived in the basement and Iza lived upstairs. Back in Sweden, they'd played festivals in the woods for families. at made Iza happy. But Forester, well, she'd never told Iza this, maybe hadn't told herself, really: Forester wanted more. Forester wanted the stage. One night, they talked it through. What did Forester want? A career. And what did Iza want? A house. A house and friends and family. Around the same time, Forester says, despite how distant they'd grown, they tried to have sex. "It was just this really distant, dissociative thing in which our bodies were moving but we were both very much…" she says, trailing off. "And we just fucking stopped. And she was like, 'I'm gonna go back to Sweden.' And I was like, 'You should.' And then we cried and we held each other, and that week we had big breakup parties." ey went ice skating. Once the divorce is final, they hope to have another party in the States. On the walk back, Forester gets a call. "It's K-hole," she says. Ledford says they go on soon. When we return to the venue, she leaves the dogs in the car, windows cracked, and they nap. Forester picks up her guitar, and Ledford looks in the rearview to paint a red stripe down the center of her face, where it won't sweat off as quickly as it would on her cheek. en she passes what looks like a tube of lipstick to Forester so she can draw her own stripe over her eye. I once asked Ledford why she painted the stripe. "I always tell people, 'cause it's my body and I can do what I want with it," she said. "If

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