I read a touching poem written by the (then)10-year-old Ben Giroux in 2016 about his experience with autism. In my head, the words seemed to synch almost perfectly with an instrumental tune I wrote as a teenager, called “Reflections of Yourself”. It hasn’t seen the light of day since then, so before I forget, here is a quick recording of the tune with the poem, for Ben’s approval. Read about Ben’s poem here: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/odd-n… I dream of a day when the world sings along with Ben!
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Don’t Stop The Vaccines
I was jamming with my friend Elliot on the bass, but kept messing up the original lyrics of “Don’t Stop Believin'” because I just “Don’t Get The Meanin'”.
Then I kept hearing of people saying after a dose of media, they stopped believin’ in vaccines. The ianstrumentalist does what the ianstrumentalist does.
Infringing Out Loud
Want to be more attractive? Just disregard your privacy. No one finds us as attractive and pays as much attention to us the marketers who use our digital shadow. But it does come at a hefty price.
The Sound of Surveillance
In these interconnected times, what would we do without the internet, the web, and social media? Should we not know a little more about it?
Film Language Has No Price Tag
Visual communication is a language. What is its vocabulary? Where did it come from? Who invented it? A particularly dull endeavour some millennials “can’t even…” is watching iconic old films. I’ve paired a few of them with an equally iconic song worthy of imitation – Jessie J’s Price Tag, for three and a half minutes you’ll never get back.
An urgent public service announcement to counter dangerous fake news regarding incorrect use of bleach. #dontdrinkbleach