As many of you have probably forgotten, June 21st is “Jay/Day.” I can’t remember who coined the term (Jane? Roseanne? Julia?) It happened at Jay’s memorial in NY. The point was that June 21st is the longest day of the year and what better time to give some help to a new artist or “dare to take on a new challenge.” Read more suggestions here It’s about doing something for someone else just as Jay did for us.
I have an oddly personal quest. I’d love to find Bob Zach. He was the media director of Chiat/Day and then went to Ogilvy, I believe, where he became embroiled in a scandal involving time sheets for (was it the Army account?) Anybody who has falsified their time sheets please raise their hand now. (ME!!!!)
I always had great respect for Bob and he’d probably be hideously embarrassed that I was singling him out in this fashion, but I’d really like to know where he is and to remind him that those of us who worked with him, loved him. He was one of the kindest men I ever worked with. I miss his moustache.
So if you know his whereabouts, please disclose them to me.
I have received many requests to move the site to Facebook. Over my dead body. Facebook has no archiving ability. The JayDay website has material on it going back 8 years. Facebook only holds entries for a few weeks. So there.
Some people complain that they can’t leave comments. Well, yes you can, dear. Just click on the link below each entry which says “Comment.” It will ask you for all kinds of information, most of which you can ignore, and your comment will have to be approved by me before it is posted in order to prevent ads for Wiener-extenders from getting posted by spammers. (I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I promised myself I was NOT going to make a Wiener joke but it seemed so useful.)
So please, post comments.
Your JayDay Host
P.S. If you're looking for a young artist to support, look no further than my friend Ricky Nelson. Yes, he gets the humor of his name. He's one of the smartest people I know and he's trying to make the transition from real estate to photography. He's building a website. So, if you've a mind to, and you have a paypal account, send a couple of bucks to the guy who is building his website, Misha:
I've deliberately put misha's name into a graphic so that web spammers don't pick up his name. Please let me know if you've sent him money as he only needs about $50 and I've already sent him $200. So if you send him some money and it is too much, I will post a STOP sign here.
Here's a photo of Ricky, sporting a t-shirt from City Light's Bookstore from San Francisco: