Daily Discovery: Jesse Terry, “Let The Blue Skies Go To Your Head”

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ARTIST: Jesse Terry

SONG: “Let The Blue Skies Go To Your Head”

BIRTHDATE: January 1, 1979


AMBITIONS: To keep on making music full-time and to always get better, to continue to move forward in my career and always be excited about the future, to tour and work full time with my wife and dog, to raise my family solely through my musical income, to make lots of great records and play to beautiful audiences all over the world, to have places in America and New Zealand and split my time between the US and my wife’s home country of New Zealand:) Oh, and to always stay true to myself, no matter what.

TURN-OFFS: Arrogance, overly hipness, casinos, malls, violence, dishonesty.

TURN-ONS: Humility, kindness, spontaneity, surfing, snowboarding, bonfires, hiking, traveling, the ocean.

DREAM GIG: Newport Folk Festival and The Troubadour.

TV ADDICTIONS: Seinfeld, Prison Break, Law and Order, Criminal Minds, Shark Week, NFL, MLB.

FAVORITE HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Singing Christmas carols while drinking hot mulled cider

CELEBRITY CRUSH: Scarlett Johansson, Brooke Fraser and Kimbra.

5 THINGS EVERY MAN SHOULD OWN: Guitar, a dog, Ray-Bans, snowboard, a really big TV.

I NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT: my guitar, my dog and my Ray-Bans.

I WROTE THIS SONG: and the main character is probably a composite of myself and a few other lovely, yet negative people that I’ve known over the years. I used to sabotage my life and relationships when things started to feel pretty good; it’s probably a survival and self preservation technique that I learned early on in life. Falling in love or taking that next step in your career gives you a lot more to lose and can make you feel more vulnerable. My wife was the first person who gave me a total confidence that everything was gonna be alright. I never had any worries about it not working out with her. That feeling kind of spilled over into other parts of my life and helped me conquer a lot of fears that had plagued me over the years.


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