Storytime: Jayma Superlove

August 28, 2015
David Wexler

Name: Jayma Superlove

Hometown: “Sector: Aldebudron, (Outsider/Outcast of Aldebaran) Pleiadian Intergalactic Manifold. However, currently: Earth Installation- Boulder, CO”

Age: 76 Trillion and change

Music Educator, Performing Artist, Producer/Composer, Inventor/Activist

Oddballs. “Translating subterranean fervor. Reconciling emotional treatise. Funk + afrobeat + experimental electronic crossover nerds & avant garde jazz freaks, holograms, making kids grilled cheeses, sweating, stretching, snapping spaceships into shapes. When and how did you discover Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros? I was on a bale of hay in the back of a truck in Haleiwa, Hawaii. The winsome and messianic message Dear Believer echoed… it cascaded from a friendly surfers I-Pod. I was hooked.”

How has ESMZ influenced your life?
“Have you ever looked down the treads of a dead woman’s gullet? Not from the sheath of a knife or a hot silver bullet. Maybe it’s clever in never looking more. In the cracks tile binds, and the razor lines, lies the inverse rhymes — in the Rainbow spectrum rhine. Have you ever stabbed life, rife, with cans of sand? Not from the absence of white reef or the gradient scale of grief. Maybe we sever a lever in rooking mores. Move your core in the knack. File minds in the maze …or wind fathers clock in the hands of time … or bind daughters locks in the brands of mime …”

How many times have you seen ESMZ live?
“I was an ESMZ concert VIRGIN. Arise Festival was my first time … (Blushing).”

Describe the feeling of playing the saxaphone in front of Alex and the band in the middle of I Don’t Wanna Pray?
“Like a globule of uranium buzzing on the tip of Excalibur’s hair-triggered sword. Like, hydrogen peroxide mixed with potassium iodide. When sulphur hexaflouride married oxygen. Liquid nitrogen and ping-pong balls. An iron and copper sulphate hoedown. Magnetic putty swallowing a metal cube whole. Ferrofluid forming Christmas trees. Setting fire to lithium.”

How long had you planned to do this?
“11 minutes & 11 seconds. I had just finished playing a set on the StarWater stage with The Alcapones Band, when I said to the fellas in the Green Room: ‘I’m going to go play with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’. I walked down the hill and POOF. Smoke and Mirrors. Rabbit in the hat trick.”

What are your favorite ESMZ song(s)?
Dear Believer. Child. Let’s Get High… (and now, I Don’t Wanna Pray, of course! Holy Moseses’ bananas!)”

Additional notes, comments, favorite ESMZ stories, etc.:
Alex Ebert is the Seven of Diamonds in the Minor-Tarot System.

We would love to hear your story and what Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros means to you. Visit to tell us your story.

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