Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
Papers lack printed text to describe our experience of making movie star appearances last week in New York City. Allowing time too for Larry and Tracy to try out the new iPad at the mega-Apple store and meet J. Ralph at his unusually designed-for-great-music studio, our Wretches & Jabberers crew put on no make up and opened many peoples’, potentially predisposed towards limited assumptions about disability and intelligence, eyes, minds, and ears to meaningfully presented in text and voice, more progressive opinions about people who love to relay lots of little and monumental messages like any normal person does but who need technology, and moral and physical support to do so.
Tracy and I are performers short on attractive movie star looks but like politicians and news anchors, we push out our lost-in-land-of-limited speech, topping ratings now, and Conan O’Brian-like thoughts and ideas.
We are thrilled that all of you fans continue to race along with us on our magic red carpet ride penning our words across the country.
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Tuesday, January 11th, 2011
Larry loves music and I am proud to be the impetus with pal, Tracy pushing the beat of advocacy behind my artistic ramblings on the canvas and keyboard for partner-in- creatively-pushing-aesthetic-boundaries-crime host writer for the multitude of talented voices from the pop and folk world, J.Ralph, composing a film score which positions our disability as speechless individuals alongside the search for a voice experienced by kindred-in-spirit musicians.
Personally, this linking of art and disability moves the debate about competence from the IQ charts to the iTunes popularity charts. Looking weird, immersed in their own worlds, myths about autism are vacating the playlists of people in society and are being replaced by movie-inspired mixes of profound intelligence-driven songs.
Larry and Tracy laptop their thoughts and ideas to the iPod generation. Putting pictures to our experiences of traveling the globe were Gerry Wurzburg and her talented film naturally-attuned-to-autistic-quirks crew. And mining new veins of lit with positively shining with ah hah moments of appreciation for the power of personal voice was J. Ralph and only the most dynamic group of singers ever assembled to express autistic meltdowns in public places.
Party down with the soundtrack, pop popcorn for the movie, and work your typing fingers over, commenting on our mostly coherent ramblings in our blogs.
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