Instagram Update | Solidarity in Music

Since I am sheltering in place, I’m paying more attention to celebrity news. Yesterday Google sent me a notification about Presley Gerber. I didn’t know who he was, but a month ago a co-worker told me about him while we were discussing Savage (he had just gotten a face tattoo).

So, I went to Presley’s Instagram page and there he was with a new face tattoo. So much hate and I defended him. At the end of the day, I believe if it isn’t affecting me, I don’t care. Your life, your terms; just like it’s my life, my terms. Well, Instagram got funky last night and blocked me from liking AND commenting on posts. I thought Instagram was throwing shade over tattoo comments.

This morning, news broke that Presley used a filter and Instagram returned to normal. Leprechauns were up to their shenanigans last night. The joke’s on us! So, I found the filter that was used, which was created by the Game and I did my own “colourblind” post and did a fun one.

Maybe I’ll write a poem about this, as part of my COVID-19 series. I can only laugh at myself.

Jac performed on Instagram Live this evening. Since all the bar closures cancelled all of his gigs, I watched and supported him.  I feel blessed that I am working and getting paid during this and I’m thinking of small ways I can invest during this time.



During this difficult time, please, please, please show kindness to others! Kindness can’t eradicate COVID-19, but kindness does heal. Please be empathetic and also, we all have something to be grateful for each day. Never forget that!

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One thought on “Instagram Update | Solidarity in Music”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    It’s fun to see you imitating the image Presley put on his Instagram. I am also delighted that you got to enjoy your good friend Jac Carson of the band Jac With No K performing on Instagram Live. If a health scare of this magnitude had occurred back when I was your age there would have been no way for people to stay this closely connected because we didn’t have the technology, at least not in our homes. You can be thankful you were born when the technology explosion was taking place. Jac and his guys have a great look and sound and he also did a fine job on that solo acoustic performance.

    I do hope the viral crisis has an upside in that it allows our country to heal somewhat from its bitter divisiveness. When you get right down to it, we are all in this together, all citizens of the earth, and to survive and thrive we need to pull together instead of apart.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend JM!


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