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From The Desk Of Jesca Hoop: Hummus

The first thing you notice about singer/songwriter Jesca Hoop’s seventh full-length is how spare it sounds, each song assembled only from two or three instrumental elements and Hoop’s warm-yet-adaptive, shape-shifting voice. Then you stop hearing that sparseness, so rich does the album sound. Somewhere near a half-hour into its 40-minute running time, it hits you again, and you start wondering how the hell Memories Are Now can sound so expansive, considering its skeletal arrangements. Hoop will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our feature.

Hoop: There is a place in Philadelphia called Dizengoff that serves the loveliest hummus, fresh pita and beer. That’s all they serve, really. After a long walk around the city, it’s the perfect place to stop to refresh !!

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From The Desk Of Jesca Hoop: BMW 02

The first thing you notice about singer/songwriter Jesca Hoop’s seventh full-length is how spare it sounds, each song assembled only from two or three instrumental elements and Hoop’s warm-yet-adaptive, shape-shifting voice. Then you stop hearing that sparseness, so rich does the album sound. Somewhere near a half-hour into its 40-minute running time, it hits you again, and you start wondering how the hell Memories Are Now can sound so expansive, considering its skeletal arrangements. Hoop will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our feature.

Hoop: This is just the best little kick-ass classic car. I would have it in white or brown with inside-out seams. I’m basically disenchanted with modern cars. They all look like sneakers. Boo. This little Beamer zooms around has got that reliable BMW engine and it’s just well charming as hell without being fussy.

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From The Desk Of Jesca Hoop: Coconut Yogurt

The first thing you notice about singer/songwriter Jesca Hoop’s seventh full-length is how spare it sounds, each song assembled only from two or three instrumental elements and Hoop’s warm-yet-adaptive, shape-shifting voice. Then you stop hearing that sparseness, so rich does the album sound. Somewhere near a half-hour into its 40-minute running time, it hits you again, and you start wondering how the hell Memories Are Now can sound so expansive, considering its skeletal arrangements. Hoop will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our feature.

Hoop: This is new to me. I don’t mean coconut-flavored cow’s milk yogurt, I mean cultured coconut. It beautifully sour and naturally sweet, and the texture as you can imagine is silky fatty and divine. It can be used in many different ways savory or sweet. I like it to use it in soups to replace sour cream.

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From The Desk Of Jesca Hoop: Beta SM58

The first thing you notice about singer/songwriter Jesca Hoop’s seventh full-length is how spare it sounds, each song assembled only from two or three instrumental elements and Hoop’s warm-yet-adaptive, shape-shifting voice. Then you stop hearing that sparseness, so rich does the album sound. Somewhere near a half-hour into its 40-minute running time, it hits you again, and you start wondering how the hell Memories Are Now can sound so expansive, considering its skeletal arrangements. Hoop will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our feature.

Hoop: My life wouldn’t be the same without this friendly sturdy workhorse of a mic. This mic can take a beating and keep on working. My writing changed once I began singing through this mic. It enables me to move into new resonances and shapes in my voice which in turn affects the course of a melody, lyric or overall approach to the song.

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From The Desk Of Jesca Hoop: “Sapiens: A Brief History Of Humankind” By Yuval Noah

The first thing you notice about singer/songwriter Jesca Hoop’s seventh full-length is how spare it sounds, each song assembled only from two or three instrumental elements and Hoop’s warm-yet-adaptive, shape-shifting voice. Then you stop hearing that sparseness, so rich does the album sound. Somewhere near a half-hour into its 40-minute running time, it hits you again, and you start wondering how the hell Memories Are Now can sound so expansive, considering its skeletal arrangements. Hoop will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our feature.

Hoop: This book really perked my brain right up, giving us the broad strokes of human evolution from the far past to the present. He gives us some truly surprising and eye-opening insights into our evolution. Having read this, I now cannot help but see my fellow humans as hairless apes, and it’s all beginning to add up.

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From The Desk Of Jesca Hoop: Thera Cane

The first thing you notice about singer/songwriter Jesca Hoop’s seventh full-length is how spare it sounds, each song assembled only from two or three instrumental elements and Hoop’s warm-yet-adaptive, shape-shifting voice. Then you stop hearing that sparseness, so rich does the album sound. Somewhere near a half-hour into its 40-minute running time, it hits you again, and you start wondering how the hell Memories Are Now can sound so expansive, considering its skeletal arrangements. Hoop will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our feature.

Hoop: This is an instrument that I take with me when I travel. It’s better than any other self-massaging tool that I have used. If you like to dig in deep, this guy helps get in there and all you need is your own two hands and this hook. I use it to help warm up and down from a show to help loosen the muscle in my neck, throat and shoulders. I don’t leave home without it.

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From The Desk Of Jesca Hoop: Nori

The first thing you notice about singer/songwriter Jesca Hoop’s seventh full-length is how spare it sounds, each song assembled only from two or three instrumental elements and Hoop’s warm-yet-adaptive, shape-shifting voice. Then you stop hearing that sparseness, so rich does the album sound. Somewhere near a half-hour into its 40-minute running time, it hits you again, and you start wondering how the hell Memories Are Now can sound so expansive, considering its skeletal arrangements. Hoop will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our feature.

Hoop: Nori is a food that I keep as a staple and to more dishes than I can count, especially salads. Toast the nori (or not), tear it to pieces and add it to literally any salad for heightened deliciousness and texture. It’s crispy in some cases and chewy in others. Nori is a great way to get added minerals into your diet, and it’s just yummy.

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From The Desk Of Jesca Hoop: Airport Massage Chairs

The first thing you notice about singer/songwriter Jesca Hoop’s seventh full-length is how spare it sounds, each song assembled only from two or three instrumental elements and Hoop’s warm-yet-adaptive, shape-shifting voice. Then you stop hearing that sparseness, so rich does the album sound. Somewhere near a half-hour into its 40-minute running time, it hits you again, and you start wondering how the hell Memories Are Now can sound so expansive, considering its skeletal arrangements. Hoop will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our feature.

Hoop: First stop at any airport if I’ve got any time if inevitably the massage chair. I use up all my coins. I am always a little bummed if the chair is over-padded because, well, I like a deep massage, not that you can expect anything great from a random airport massage chair but you may surprise how refreshing a 10-minute session can be. The one drawback is that everyone looks at you while you are sitting there jiggling in the chair.

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From The Desk Of Jesca Hoop: Wheat Berry Bags

The first thing you notice about singer/songwriter Jesca Hoop’s seventh full-length is how spare it sounds, each song assembled only from two or three instrumental elements and Hoop’s warm-yet-adaptive, shape-shifting voice. Then you stop hearing that sparseness, so rich does the album sound. Somewhere near a half-hour into its 40-minute running time, it hits you again, and you start wondering how the hell Memories Are Now can sound so expansive, considering its skeletal arrangements. Hoop will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our feature.

Hoop: I am quite proactive when it comes to pain relief. One of my go-to items for pain relief are these bags that are filled with whole wheat berries and lavender. You stick ’em in the microwave for three to four minutes and they get piping hot. I use them generally for shoulder pain, menstrual cramps, warming my feet and also heating the bed. The wheat and lavender have a soothing aroma.

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From The Desk Of Jesca Hoop: Gibson ES 140

]\The first thing you notice about singer/songwriter Jesca Hoop’s seventh full-length is how spare it sounds, each song assembled only from two or three instrumental elements and Hoop’s warm-yet-adaptive, shape-shifting voice. Then you stop hearing that sparseness, so rich does the album sound. Somewhere near a half-hour into its 40-minute running time, it hits you again, and you start wondering how the hell Memories Are Now can sound so expansive, considering its skeletal arrangements. Hoop will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our feature.

Hoop: I’ve been playing guitars for 22 years, not that one could tell. I have enjoyed many guitars over time, but I’ve only ever loved one, my white Gibson ES 140 slimline 3/4-scale hollow body that came to me by the hands of my great friend and musical collaborator Blake Mills. It got a rich dark tone somewhat like a cello. It’s super light and small, and it travels with me all around the world. True love.

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