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Non-Disability Music: Best of 2007

Posted January 21st, 2008 by Anthony

Best Soul Rediscovery Betty Davis, Most Surprising Kick-Ass Performance & Roof Raising by an All Acoustic Trio Ever Devil Makes 3, Mystic Theater, Petaluma, September 7, 2007 Still Rockin’ After All These Years, Garage Rock Division Little Steven, Kevin Smith’s State Represents (Web Radio) WFMU, Best Live Show of the Last Five […]

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Wheelchairs as symbols

Posted October 18th, 2007 by Anthony

A friend and colleague has his antenna out for disability-related songs since we talked about our music explorations. (He’s fascinated by the use of anthems — both contemporary and historical — and how they connect.) He pointed me to an Alt-Country song, “We Can’t Make It Here Any More” by James McMurtry and a video […]

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Whew! Disability masquerade

Posted September 5th, 2007 by Anthony

It’s something. I was checking out the Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968 CD compiled by Lenny Kaye. The CD pulls together bands that are just pre-psychedelic and are often called garage bands. It’s was influential in the punk era and beyond. Anyway, the Elastic Band has a song on the CD, […]

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Change in the Zeitgeist

Posted August 22nd, 2007 by Anthony

For the second time this week I’ve seen reference to how someone’s disability helped to make a new product or song. This is the exact opposite of the super crip or the overcomer. It shows a reality that I know. When you’ve got a disability you have to be inventive. The first is Doc Pomus, […]

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Punk Band Names

Posted August 26th, 2005 by Anthony

It seems that with few exceptions most punk bands that have a disability-related title don’t have much to do with disability. They’re great names, though: The Chocolate Wheelchair, Handicap Parking, Wheelchair Groupie, Crotchless Leather Wheelchair, and Wheelchair Getaway Driver. One anomaly is the Angry Amputees, a San Francisco band. One of their members is a […]

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Blind, Black, and Singing the Blues

Posted February 17th, 2004 by Anthony

KPFA, the Bay Area’s Pacifica station, now has a disability show. It’s Pushing the Limits. Broadcast at 6:30 PM on Sundays, it’s broadcast on the web and archived on KPFA’s web site. On Sunday, February 15 they broadcast a half hour show on blind blues singers, “Blind, Black, and Singing the Blues.” Please excuse the […]

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