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: Every morning I start by making a fresh turmeric ginger tonic. Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory and is vibrant yellow. Our bodies love vibrant yellow foods … well, foods of any vibrant color to be fair. But I have a particular attraction to this yellow. There is joy in this little yummy and medicinal treat.
This is what you need:
Tumeric: two or three medium sized bulbs
Ginger: two-inch section, for spicy result
One lemon juiced with the peel on
One-half fresh apple
Ground black pepper for absorption
Toss turmeric, ginger, lemon and apple into a juicer and press. Add a few grinds of black pepper, stir and drink.
You can drink this in a strong concentrate or water it down if you wish.