Updated: Sep 12
August 2, 2023
Not surprisingly, fans and friends of the great, beloved musician-songwriter-producer-entrepreneur-philanthropist Jesse Malin - who has been unable to stand or walk since suffering a rare type of stroke last May - have been stepping up to support his ongoing recovery effort. It's only fitting that so many want to help the "Mayor of the East Village," given all he's done over the years to support so many fellow musicians, his hometown music scene, and organizations like the Light of Day Foundation. Clearly Jesse's full, Bad-Brains-inspired embrace of "P.M.A. (Positive Mental Attitude)" is inspiring many others to do the same.
Among them is photographer Danny Clinch, whose Asbury-Park-based Transparent Gallery has launched a special Jesse Malin Fundraiser. Clinch is selling archival pigment prints of three of his photos, with all proceeds going to help cover Malin's medical bills. Two of the photos were taken in 2007, when Clinch directed the music-video for Malin's "Broken Radio," featuring Bruce
The third photo is a beautiful image of Bruce Springsteen in concert at Madison Square Garden on April 1, 2023.
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund's Jesse Malin Fund is where fans and supporters can contribute directly to assist in Malin's recovery. The Jesse Malin Fund also has a collection of shirts that can be purchased, with proceeds directed to the Fund. Click here to purchase a shirt.
Our friends at Virgil Films also are planning something special to help Jesse Malin. More details will be announced soon and shared here at Letters To You; stay tuned.