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June 13, 2013
Hi, family and friends of Jay. I was a friend of Jay's when he was at UCF (I knew him through a mutual friend, Amir Tal), and I played a few shows with Jay at Natura Cafe in Orlando. I always loved and admired Jay's music and, of course, I was completely stunned and deeply saddened when he passed away... I have never seen this website until today, and I was almost brought to tears when I listened to "Park Bench" for the first time in years. I'm so glad that you posted his music. I will always remember how friendly, energetic and positive Jay was. But in addition, I will keep his memory alive through his music. In fact, I was listening to it with my 9-month old son just now :) One day, when I play it again for him, my son might ask "Who wrote this song, daddy?" and I will tell him it was written by a friend I knew long ago, a good man, who was a brilliant musician and an inspiring friend. He was taken from us too young, but God left us his music to remember him by.

I wish his family the best. Thanks for the music, Jay. As Brian said, save me a seat on the park bench!!!
May 27, 2013
In the Jewish calendar which is lunar, the anniversary of Jay's passing will be June 3, and I will light his candle at nightfall, Sunday June 2. Of course his memorial will be in the News Journal July 1 on the solar calendar date. I'm taking your ideas that you write or call to give me about what text to put with the photo this time. Love to all who love Jay. Ma 386-672-9799
May 26, 2013
May 26, 2013
MY NAME IS NIKISHIA COLLIN N JAY WAS OLDER THEN ME BUT I HAD THE BIGGEST CRUSH ON HIM AND MARK NEUTERMAN N I WILL NEVER FORGET WHEN I HEARD THAT U HAD PASSED I THOUGHT PEOPLE WAS LIEING TO ME I KNO I HADNT SEEN U IN A LONG TIME BUT I WAS ALWAYS THINKING OF MY FRIEND N WISHING I HAD THE CHANCE TO SEE U BEFORE U LEFT BUT I DIDNT AND NOW I MUST HOLD ON TO 4 YEARS I WAS AROUND U AND TALKED TO U ON THE PHONE I WILL FOR EVA MIS U MR SAPPINGTON
March 06, 2013
Brian, what a beautiful message, thank you for posting it! I am Jay's brother Gabe and I was with him when he wrote that song you referered to...Park Bench. He was visiting me in Portland and I took him to a park where i was going for a swim and when I got out of the water and met back up with him he was so excited about what he had just written that he couldn't wait to play it for me. The kid was pure inspiration and passion for music and for life. It is heartwarming to know that so many other people saw this in him and that his legacy and memory lives on. Keep playing and listening!
March 04, 2013
My name is Brian Buffaloe. If it wasn't for Jay Sappington, then I am not sure what I would have become. Thanks to Jay, I am a musician. Every time I sit behind my instrument, I can't help but think about Jay. Reason being......Jay was the first person to let me play hand percussion on original material. That's right....no practice...and no doubts. He had faith in what little experience I had at the time. I forever give thanks to Jay and his ability to mold my life of music. I would give anything for his guidance and input on everything that I have done. But either way, I know he would be proud. I miss you every day, old friend. You have a huge impact on my life and I wouldn't change it for the world. When it's my time to go, will follow the big white light until I find you. Just save me a seat on your park bench. I love you, Jay.
December 16, 2012
Dear Roberta and family,
Jay's music was beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with me. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Christine Le
October 25, 2012
Lindsey, your message brought joy to our family and true appreciation from Jay in heaven. He loved attention in this world and you gave him a fine dose for the next. I read your words to my husband(Jay's father). He echoes my feelings. If you record any of Jay's songs, we'd love to hear them. Blessings and thanks. Jay's mom Roberta
October 24, 2012
Dear Jay,

It's been 7 years since I've written in this, and boy, have things changed. I have since recorded some of my own original music, and began reflecting on people I knew who were great songwriters and just had to listen to your music again. Tons of memories came back to me and I felt very compelled to write you again. I'd love to do a cover of one of your songs sometime...we never did get to write together like I'd hoped. After all these years, I still have yet to find someone who can compare to you-you truly were one of a kind. You cracked me up so much. I definitely feel like it was fate that we ran into each other so close to your passing and just had a great, random time hanging out and catching up. I think it was meant to be. I pass by your old condo every day and not a day goes by that I don't turn my head and look at your building and think of all of the laughter and fun that was had in that place. I remember you had an interesting roommate with a cat named Eola. And one time the cat did something gross and she was screaming at the cat and dry heaving at the same time. You used to impersonate it when she wasn't around...hahahah!!! But it sounded exactly like it! I'm literally cracking up typing this. Hilarious..I can not believe I still remember that ridiculous story! You were such a great storyteller, which I'm sure is why it still sticks out in my mind. You'd appreciate those random weird moments of hilarity and always bring it back to life with your spot-on impersonations. Man, do I wish I could have spent more time with you. You had such a zest for life and a fearlessness that I will never forget. You just embraced everything head on with no regrets and drank in everything life could offer you. It was so admirable. Love and miss, still after all these years.
July 03, 2012
Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. You are always in my mind and definatley can hear you'r laughter every day <3 Love you always

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