Jesse Macht
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Please may I ask about your creative process? Do you read music? So many great artists like Chris Martin from Cold Play and Paul McCartney don't. I read recently that Chris Martin said " music to me comes from somewhere that I cant really explain"... Where does music come from for you? Is song writing easier at times, or is the process quite difficult? - I'm in awe of singer songwriters. You're special people!


Jesse Macht responded on 09/15/2014
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Aw thanks! That means the most. I have a little musical background. I know some good basic rock n roll theory - and I can read the basics of music notes. I have certain logical progressions that I know and how to replace and choose chords accordingly, that being said, I try my best to use that knowledge, and hold on to the basic sense of listening and just what feels right. Sometimes it's very easy to write and the song just comes out... and sometimes it takes more work. It really depends. Usually, when I'm emotional, which is often ;) , I reach out to my guitar, and find solace in singing the thoughts... that's where the songs come from. Thanks for asking!

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I friend of mine (age 28) is at home, having cancer...his last days on earth.He asked me some questions. ..which song would be the last you wish to hear? If you could travel one more time - which place?
He says: Live your dream - now!


Jesse Macht responded on 09/10/2014
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He's right. All we have is the moment - so jump in - and keep our eyes wide open to see as much as we can all around us. It's the hardest thing to do. Much love...

I think whatever truly comes in the moment will be perfect - The expectation of what should be the last song doesn't work for me... The sound of the world will probably be music enough.

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If you were stranded on a desert Island and could have only 8 records/ cd /albums to keep you company what would they be ? Disclaimer the question is based on a radio show and I've borrowed the idea because it's a great question.


Jesse Macht responded on 09/10/2014
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Hmmm. This is gonna change but - in no particular order:
Jon Brion - Meaningless
The Beatles - Revolver
Laura Marling - Once I Was an Eagle
Dawes - Nothing is Wrong
Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
Hall and Oates - Greatest Hits
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True
Billy Joel - Piano Man

Alternates - Ben Folds - Rocking the Suburbs
The Darkness - Permission to Land
Michael Jackson - Bad

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Ok we know you love baseball - why do you think its never really got popular around the world in places like Europe ? American Football plays a couple of games in London in a season maybe baseball could do the same? - I think I just answered my own question!


Jesse Macht responded on 09/10/2014
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That's a great question. It's well documented in a great film, KEN BURN'S BASEBALL. It's long, but if you are interested... you can watch some clips and see why. Also you can read this article: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-2342590...
I think the most general answer, is that American soldiers brought the game... so countries that we're 'involved' with the US - learned the game. There is much more to it than just that, but it's one main reason.

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If you were given the opportunity to spend a few hours with someone you choose (REALLY ANYONE) who would you choose and why? (Best wishes all the way from Argentina)


Jesse Macht responded on 09/07/2014
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Dead or Alive!? I'm going to assume alive...

That's a tough one... I think there are a few people I'd like to meet... but perhaps... probably Joe Girardi the manager of the New York Yankees baseball club. If I were going to grab a drink and just hang out, I'd like to not talk music and business - I'd like to talk about something that's just fun - and because I'm such a big Yankee and baseball fan, I think I'd really enjoy talking baseball, learning some other strategies I don't think about, hearing stories about the game, and telling him what I think about the team! Just a good easy light conversation.

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Hey Good Evening, Jesse what did you think of the amazing review from Sarah K ( hope I got her name right) " Jesse Macht Redeems Guitar Players " on Love Is Pop. Sarah's prose was as lyrical as one of your songs. It was an amazing review in my opinion. What are your thoughts? Best Wishes on the fund raising campaign for your album. I'm banging the drum for you across the pond!


Jesse Macht responded on 09/07/2014
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Incredible review. So grateful for it. She really found in me what I'm trying to put out there so I'm incredibly humbled and excited that people are listening. It's very tough to find an audience in today's music market, and for the people searching, I'm so so grateful!

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Love your songs and hope to see you in Germany soon. Flying to New York next July hope to have a chance to hear you performing there?!


Jesse Macht responded on 09/07/2014
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Thanks! Ya stick around - you'll find me sometime. For now, look out for StageIt shows and other online shows.