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Non-Disability Music: Best of 2007

Posted January 21st, 2008 by Anthony

Best Soul Rediscovery Betty Davis, www.lightintheattic.net/releases/bettydavis/ 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, www.littlestevensundergroundgarage.com/ Kevin Smith’s State Represents (Web Radio) WFMU, www.WFMU.org/ssaudionet.shtml 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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