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Jefferson Jay, every day for 365 days straight

San Diego troubadour talks sports-song parodies and the parody-worthy Chargers

Jefferson Jay: “I was inspired by Howard Stern who always had a lot of fresh song parodies on his show...Stern and Weird Al Yankovic.”
Jefferson Jay: “I was inspired by Howard Stern who always had a lot of fresh song parodies on his show...Stern and Weird Al Yankovic.”

When South Bay rap/rockers P.O.D. played to thousands at a 2008 Chargers rally/concert before a post-season game outside Qualcomm, lead singer Sonny Sandoval proudly belted out the lyrics to “San Diego Chargers Anthem” with homer pride: “Stay true to your hood, don’t betray your roots/ You can have your Raiders ’cause we’re ready for war/ It’s the San Diego Chargers taking over the world.”

Video:

"Good Graces"

...by Jefferson Jay & Friends

...by Jefferson Jay & Friends

That now ironic song has been played before each live Chargers broadcast on Rock 105.3. It was once added to the station’s regular rotation.

The Chargers connection surely helps Rock 105 as it consistently trounces competitors 91X and FM-94/9 in the ratings. If the Chargers bolt San Diego, though, it is doubtful the hard-rock station would keep the L.A. Chargers on its airwaves. (For the record, Rock 105 isn’t talking.)

There is another singer/songwriter who hopes the Padres’ migration from AM to FM in March may trickle down to a sports/music connection for him.

For five years Jefferson Jay has dropped in to the Scott & BR Show on Mighty 1090 AM to sing a sports-song parody he created for their afternoon sports-talk show.

“I was inspired by Howard Stern who always had a lot of fresh song parodies on his show,” Jay says. “Stern and Weird Al Yankovic made me want to do parodies.”

Sports-oriented parodies is a niche. “‘Fill Rivers’ is about how when the Chargers lose a game, Philip Rivers pouts enough to fill rivers with his tears.”

Past Event

Open Mic with Jefferson Jay

  • Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 6 p.m.
  • Winstons Beach Club, 1921 Bacon Street, San Diego
  • 21+ / Free

One of Jay’s on-air songs suggested that Rivers’s proclivity to procreate has distracted him and kept him from winning games.

“A couple years ago when the Chargers were five and one, I sang a song that said I would convert to Catholicism and follow the great leader Phil Rivers if he could lead us to a Super Bowl. Right after that the Chargers went in the tank.”

Jay is starting his fifth year hosting the 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday open mic at Winstons in Ocean Beach.

“I just finished my second Operation 365 project last week. Every day for 365 days straight I recorded a new song for my website [jeffersonjayband.com]. Huffingtion Post said it was the largest daily internet project ever. Some people have 365 projects but no one’s hosted three new videos a day for an entire year.”

The Jefferson Jay Band appears January 7 at Rosie O’Grady’s and January 12 at Winstons.

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Jefferson Jay: “I was inspired by Howard Stern who always had a lot of fresh song parodies on his show...Stern and Weird Al Yankovic.”
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When South Bay rap/rockers P.O.D. played to thousands at a 2008 Chargers rally/concert before a post-season game outside Qualcomm, lead singer Sonny Sandoval proudly belted out the lyrics to “San Diego Chargers Anthem” with homer pride: “Stay true to your hood, don’t betray your roots/ You can have your Raiders ’cause we’re ready for war/ It’s the San Diego Chargers taking over the world.”

Video:

"Good Graces"

...by Jefferson Jay & Friends

...by Jefferson Jay & Friends

That now ironic song has been played before each live Chargers broadcast on Rock 105.3. It was once added to the station’s regular rotation.

The Chargers connection surely helps Rock 105 as it consistently trounces competitors 91X and FM-94/9 in the ratings. If the Chargers bolt San Diego, though, it is doubtful the hard-rock station would keep the L.A. Chargers on its airwaves. (For the record, Rock 105 isn’t talking.)

There is another singer/songwriter who hopes the Padres’ migration from AM to FM in March may trickle down to a sports/music connection for him.

For five years Jefferson Jay has dropped in to the Scott & BR Show on Mighty 1090 AM to sing a sports-song parody he created for their afternoon sports-talk show.

“I was inspired by Howard Stern who always had a lot of fresh song parodies on his show,” Jay says. “Stern and Weird Al Yankovic made me want to do parodies.”

Sports-oriented parodies is a niche. “‘Fill Rivers’ is about how when the Chargers lose a game, Philip Rivers pouts enough to fill rivers with his tears.”

Past Event

Open Mic with Jefferson Jay

  • Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 6 p.m.
  • Winstons Beach Club, 1921 Bacon Street, San Diego
  • 21+ / Free

One of Jay’s on-air songs suggested that Rivers’s proclivity to procreate has distracted him and kept him from winning games.

“A couple years ago when the Chargers were five and one, I sang a song that said I would convert to Catholicism and follow the great leader Phil Rivers if he could lead us to a Super Bowl. Right after that the Chargers went in the tank.”

Jay is starting his fifth year hosting the 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday open mic at Winstons in Ocean Beach.

“I just finished my second Operation 365 project last week. Every day for 365 days straight I recorded a new song for my website [jeffersonjayband.com]. Huffingtion Post said it was the largest daily internet project ever. Some people have 365 projects but no one’s hosted three new videos a day for an entire year.”

The Jefferson Jay Band appears January 7 at Rosie O’Grady’s and January 12 at Winstons.

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