Chasing Macy Gray - Page 4
Bryan: Being a famous musician – singing and creating all of these different songs – at some point it probably becomes like a Facebook status; everyone must ask you ‘Are you talking about me in that song?’
Macy: Yeah, oh yeah. A lot of my songs people ask me if I’m talking about them.
Bryan: There must be some insanely lucky guy out there bragging saying ‘Hey, that song I Try, that’s about me man.’
Macy: Oh no, I was married when I did I Try. My first and second albums are all about my ex-husband. Actually, he got upset and said to stop writing songs about him. It really pissed him off after a while, you know. He was crazy so whatever.
Bryan: So, I understand you’re quite the poker player. I got spanked the one and only time I played.
Macy: Wow, usually people have beginners luck. You didn’t get beginner’s luck?
Bryan: No such thing in my case my dear.
Macy: So, who did you play with? Did you go out to a casino and play with like a bunch of professionals? Because that’s not good, Bryan.
Bryan: No, no professionals. I have never played for money before.
Macy: Good. That’s good.
Bryan: The most gambling I’ve ever done is playing lottery tickets.
Macy: You ever hit one?
Bryan: I’ve won $500 before.
Macy: Wow, my dad use to hit them all the time. But not like the big ones, like $1,000 ones. But, I never hit one. It’s my dream.
Bryan: Really? People might get pissed off if you won; they’ll say ‘she doesn’t need to win the lottery, what the hell?’
Macy: I know, but that’s true luck. People think they’re lucky but things happen because they work at them, but you know that’s like real luck. So, you’re not lucky until you hit the lottery. That’d be nice, you know.
Bryan: Well, all that you’ve achieved and attained has been because of your hard work and your skill.
Macy: Not most of it. Like the director that offered me Training Day – I didn’t work for that. But maybe he knew me from my music, so maybe that was part of it.
Bryan: Modest. So what do you like to do when and if you get a chance to wind down?
Macy: Like today, I’ve just been relaxing, I saw a couple of movies. Usually if I relax, I really relax, I really don’t do anything. You know, I love playing cards with people I love playing Uno, I come from Ohio and there’s really not much to do in Ohio. So, most people are really good card players. Spades and stuff like that, just stuff where you don’t have to think. Like movies or go out on eating binges. That’s always nice. Anything like with carbs, I’m huge like carbs craver it’s awful, but I love like rice and pastas and stuff like that.Continued on the next page