LAist: You’ve been fortunate to make a lot of talented friends in
Hollywood. What’s the best advice you received as you were just
starting out in the LA music scene?
My friend John Mayer once told me, "Just write. Write as much as you possibly can. All the time."
Also, John knows I love Stevie Nicks, and one day when he knew he
was going to see her, he bought a Moleskine for her to sign. He told
her, "I know this girl who loves you and I really feel like you’re
going to inspire her if you sign this. She’ll fill it up."
He then sent it to me with a note that said, "To help you on your way…" I opened it up and it said, "With love, Stevie."
The day I received the signed Moleskine, I wrote "The Glitter." I
was driving and had to pull over to the side of the road because the
song was suddenly there in my head.
Photo: Official Jessie Baylin Site