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My Merry Melodies

These are some holiday-related tunes I’ve written and produced over the years…enjoy!  

Wishing you all a very happy and merry Thing, man!  Love, Dave Jay  

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December Holidays Be Happy

 

 A Very Merry Federal Secular Holiday

 

Santa Forever” (featuring Mia Crosby) 

 

Santa’s Daughter 

 

Winter Magic 

 

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USPS: Operation Santa

On December 1st, for the second year in a row, I reprised my role as Santa Claus at the James A. Farley Post Office in Manhattan, to help kick off the United States Postal Service’s “Operation Santa”.  I was greeted by NYC public school students and presented with their letters to Santa, which I read to a full audience, including staff and press.  It was fun to interact in character and to riff off what I was reading, and what was going on in the room.

The popular program, which began in 1912, allows Postal Service employees and customers to help people in need by “adopting” their letters to Santa Claus and granting their holiday wishes.

This year, USPS will test a digital version of the program that will allow participants to go online to search, read and adopt letters.  The office receives about 500,000 letters each year.

For more info. about the program, including how to adopt a letter, please visit: http://about.usps.com/holidaynews/operation-santa.htm

News coverage and photos below…enjoy!

http://abc7ny.com/society/operation-santa-santa-goes-digital/2723705/

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/operation-santa-expands-spirit-giving-adopt-letters-online-article-1.3671281

Photo Credit: JoanEphotography

Ash To Urn

I wrote “Ash To Urn” in the mid-1990s reflecting my own inner-turmoil…Not sure whether I’d realized at the time that I may really be singing to/about myself, or just to someone I could relate to.  This recording is from a band rehearsal of our then-current setlist, circa 1997 or so…enjoy!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

New National Anthem

This audio recording is from a rehearsal of the original line up of my band, “The Sound of Monday”, most likely circa 1997, of a song I co-wrote the music and wrote the entire lyrics for, re-imagining a national anthem reflective of more tawdry times…enjoy!

Birthday Fever

Drag of all drags–I had a fever on my birthday last week…

But, the gift was that I was inspired to write about it…enjoy!

Surface To What’s Underneath Missiles

A song I wrote and performed with my band, The Sound of Monday, circa 2003…enjoy!

The Children’s Hospital at Maimonides

Here are some pictures from my recent Music That Heals performance at the Children’s Hospital at Maimonides, thanks to a generous grant from “Frankie’s Mission”.

Photo Credit: Kathy Lord

 

Dancin’ with “Kids Love Dave Jay!”

Wanna Dance…??

“Kids Love Dave Jay!” & Puppet: “Birdy”