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Robert David Hall, CSI, has new CD of his songs and music

Posted December 14th, 2011 by Anthony

Most of us know Robert David Hall as the crutch-using coroner on CSI. He’s now joined the rare ranks of disabled singers and songwriters who write and record music about disability. At least, that’s how I’m going to categorize his CD in my Disability: Songs, Singers, & Songwriters database.

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Realities of disability or 400 hogs

Posted May 25th, 2011 by Anthony

Disabled Hit ParadeSometimes songwriters get disability just right. It’s not often.

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Death Metal & Grindcore Band Names

Posted May 6th, 2011 by Anthony

Disabled Hit ParadeIt must be hard coming up with a compelling name for your death metal band. It seems that every combination must have been used, but these are creative people.

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Disabled Hit Parade—Carl Perkins

Posted May 2nd, 2011 by Anthony

Disabled Hit ParadeCarl Perkins & “Blue Suede Shoes”

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A wheelchair using DJ in new movie “Sympathy for Delicious”

Posted April 29th, 2011 by Anthony

According to the New York Times review this morning there is a new movie, “Sympathy for Delicious.” It’s the directorial debut for Mark Ruffalo. It tells the story of a wheelchair user who only wants to be a rock star DJ but his ability to miraculously heal everyone but himself keeps getting in his way. […]

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Armless Barbie

Posted October 18th, 2010 by Anthony

In today’s entries to the Disability in the Humanities listserv, DS-HUM, there was a discussion of a new album cover of Nikki Minaj. I couldn’t resist opining: It looks like the Pink Friday album cover is a continuation of Nikki Minaj’s redefinition and playing with the images of women rappers. From a quick reading of […]

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Crippled Black Phoenix

Posted July 14th, 2009 by Anthony

Ah, I just found another interesting detritus uncovered by eBay. It’s the Crippled Black Phoenix. They’re a UK post-rock band. I’m not sure what post-rock is but their music on their MySpace page isn’t particularly offensive, although some of their imagery is.

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Melody Gardot and her disability identity

Posted July 14th, 2009 by Anthony

Just got the latest Melody Gardot CD, “My One and Only Thrill.” She’s one of those smokey-sounding women songsters that seem to have a resurgence lately–Madeleine Peyroux, Amy Winehouse, etc. Not only do I like her music, but I’m also impressed with her disability identity. On her MySpace page she talks about the term disability. […]

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Sex, Drugs, & Rock 'n' roll

Posted February 16th, 2009 by Anthony

Here’s some good news from the UK disability arts newsletter, ETC. (To subscribe, silvie@disabilityarts.info) To my mind Ian Dury’s “Spasticus Autisticus” should be the disability community’s rockin’ anthem. If this movie is successful it should help bring the disabled Dury back into public consciousness. Here’s the news: Sex & Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll 104 […]

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Disability Music: Best of 2007

Posted January 21st, 2008 by Anthony

Best New Disabled Performer (who declines the disability label) Melody Gardot, www.melodygardot.com Best Newly Discovered Song with Disability Content by Disabled Artists Ray Charles and Chet Atkins, “We Didn’t See a Thing” Best Rediscovered Disability Autobiography by an Amputee in Music The Barbarians, “Moulty” Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968 Best Reclaimed […]

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