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Boredom Busting Creatively Coping Coupons

I created 21 different coupons, and posted a few on the socials this week, and above is but one of the results from the redemptions…just below is an example of some accompanying text…enjoy!

(Nearly) 100 year old song, anyone??
Please feel free to redeem this coupon by responding with your interest in the commenture section below. I’ll make a simple video dedicating, tagging, and performing the song to you.
Kindly refrain from “Casey Kasem-ing”…I’ll choose the song. ;P
Thanks and enjoy!

Corona Update 1

I’ve been away from the Socials for a few weeks…here’s why, and a little about the process that brought me back to the fold…enjoy!  Stay well!


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Mail From “Beatle Mike”

A fan/friend from Tennessee, has been gracious in showing his support of my work by repeatedly liking, commenting, sharing, and spreading the word. I am so grateful for his ongoing kindness.

Last month we spoke by phone, and I asked for his address to send him some personalized merch I’ve been working on. He in turn asked for my address, and sent me a surprise package. I got some footage of opening the package, and created a fun video thank you card, all-in-one…enjoy!

#davejay #davejayfromnyc #davejaygerstein #beatlemike #mikefaunce #thankyou #gratitude #appreciation #coffee #fan #friend #mail #package #songwriter #performer #storyteller #charactersforkidsandadults #usps #merch #correspondence #videothankyou #fankyou #yeahyeahyeah #harddaysnighthotel #communitycoffee #signatureblend #darkroast #mattsaurage #richandbold #presidential #arabicacoffee

Performing at a Facility in the Age of Corona

I hope this finds you all well.
 
Most of my regular daily/weekly/monthly gigs (an assisted living facility in Manhattan, and children’s hospitals in Brooklyn, Bronx, and Queens) have been indefinitely postponed with the sole exception of my most frequently visited assisted living facility way up in the northern tip of Manhattan.
 
Each time I (and all employees) arrive at the facility, there is a triage set up where I fill out a sheet with a list of questions re: whether we have been exposed to, or diagnosed with Covid19, traveled to any associated countries (i.e., China, Italy, Korea, Japan, etc.), etc. They take your temperature, and ask if you have any specific list of cold/flu symptoms. If you are cleared, you get a slip of paper to hand to security and then allowed to proceed to elevators.
 
The audiences appear to be more receptive/enthusiastic than normal, and I am more determined to put on a fun, upbeat, interactive show (which is my norm anyway). I get the feeling I am a positive distraction for them, and it makes me feel useful and purpose-driven, however, many dementia patients naturally appear to have no idea what’s going on. 
 
In any case, I am grateful to be able to continue my work.
 
Please stay safe and take good care!
 
With gratitude,  
Dave Jay from NYC 

Video mini-updates below…

Assisted Living Facility Update #1 of 3

Assisted Living Facility Update #2 of 3

Assisted Living Facility Update #3 of 3

#davejay #corona #DaveJayGerstein #davejayfromnyc #coronavirus #covid19 #healthscreen #health #assistedliving #songwriter #performer #storyteller #update #charactersforkidsandadults #purim #surgicalmask  


Dave Jay’s “Mood Board” (Vision Board)

Recently, in my work with fellow musician and social media teacher, Damian Keyes, we were assigned the task of creating a vision board, (he’s British and referred to it as a “mood board”…biscuit/cookie, I guess…). Here is my vision for what my “world” looks like, from where I come from to where I’m going…what is my story and how am I going to share it?  I have to figure out how to take this world I’ve created and implement it into my socials, and myself into this world…any thoughts…? Thanks…enjoy!  Please click image to enlarge. Use backarrow to return.

Blather & Digress – Meeting Glenn Tilbrook

Blather & Digress with Dave Jay – Meeting Glenn Tilbrook

A little backstory about my recent socials pic. post re: meeting one of my musical heroes in the late 1990’s at Toad’s Place in CT, Mr. Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze…and other fun stuff!  …enjoy!

@glenntilbrook @squeeze @aimeemann @toadsplace #davejay #davejaygerstein #blatheranddigress #glenntilbrook #squeeze #squeezeband #davedenis #philrainville #stephenzevetchin #keithlafond #toadsplace #shtick #storytelling #songwriter #performer #storyteller #charactersforkidsandadults #dinosaur #nervasaurusrex #assistedliving #musician #meetingheroes

Blather & Digress – Meeting Peter Turd!

In this thrilling episode, I tell you the story of how I came to audition for bigwig director Robert Zemeckis’s and Disney’s ultimately failed  attempt at re-making The Beatles’s classic animated film, “Yellow Submarine”, what it was like hobnobbing with Hollywood giants Burrows Boland Casting, and one check mark in the column for why you should never meet your heroes…enjoy!

Recording New Song: “Keep It Movin'”

Started tracking acoustic and electric guitars yesterday for my new song, “Keep It Movin'”

at my friend Danny Weinkauf’s Red Pants Studio.  Here’s are a few snippets…enjoy!

#davejay #davejaygerstein #keepitmovin #dannyweinkauf #redpantsband #redpantsstudio

#poprock #poprockmusic #catchy #catchysongs #newsong #electricguitar #epiphone

“That’ll Be The Day” at Isabella Geriatric, NYC

This is what I do for a living, and I love it!  …enjoy!

Blather & Digress with Dave Jay

Here is a new unedited segment I created last month and have been sharing on my socials…

On that note, please follow me on:

Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/davejaydotcom/) and

Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/user/jblammo)

And, check out some of my “Blather & Digress” episodes below…enjoy!