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Cripplers 7 inch

Posted July 30th, 2016 by Anthony

Disabled Hit Parade
Hard core punk EP, “Cripplers” by This Is Hell.

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Heavy Metal & Wheelchair User

Posted November 16th, 2014 by Anthony

Got an email from Risty Byce, a wheelchair using, rock ‘n’ roll drummer at I didn’t follow popular music, and metal in particular, too closely in the early 90s. This Queensrÿche video was brand new to me when Risty sent me a recommendation. I’m not sure about the overall sentiment, it seems to me to […]

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A New Disability Hero!

Posted September 16th, 2013 by Anthony

Doc-Pomus on stage
We have another hero. Hugh Gallagher gave us FDR. The world knew FDR was disabled, but until Gallagher none of us knew that FDR’s disability experience had a profound effect on his life and world view. After polio, FDR began to root for the poor.

I know, hero is so overused when it is applied to us disabled folk that I hesitate to use the term. But it’s accurate. Doc Pomus is my hero. After you hear the stories, he might be yours, too. To find out check out a new documentary “AKA Doc Pomus” that captures some of the highlights of his disabled life.

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LiANA’s Music Found in Human Beings II

Posted July 5th, 2013 by Anthony

Just last May, in Chicago, the Bodies of Work Festival rocked me. I was there for 8 days to swim in disability culture, see my arty-type friends, and, oh yeah, visit my niece who I hadn’t seen in years. The Festival was a marvel. It was engrossing, confounding, fun, exhausting, inspiring, and ultimately so satisfying. […]

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No Man Is a (motorized) Island

Posted July 3rd, 2013 by Anthony

Scholl album cover
Danny Scholl’s 1980s LP

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Cripple’s Reward

Posted June 22nd, 2013 by Anthony

eBay has gone crazy for disability vinyl. Vinyl LP Album cover-Cripple's Reward

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Oh Those Shriners!

Posted March 19th, 2013 by Anthony

Vinyl album of Shriners band The Swingers

The Shriners Hospitals have done much good work, but Swingin’ for Crippled Children?

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Disability Rocks!

Posted November 8th, 2012 by Anthony

Disability Rocks! A journey through popular music and disability at the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability

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New (to me) disability band name! “An Autumn for Crippled Children”

Posted February 18th, 2012 by Anthony

album cover

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Year end wrap up: Wild Man Fischer, the Godfather of Outsider Music Dies

Posted December 18th, 2011 by Anthony

Disabled Hit ParadeThe first outsider artist I remember was Wild Man Fischer. I heard his recording, “Songs for Sale,” on one of the great Warner Bros/Reprise sampler double LPs, “The 1969 Warner/Rerpise Songbook.”

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