well tom there are people on here, people like liam and raul and maybe others
that play consoles.
I have tried with sight but if you asked me to verse each in a battle well
match em I couldn't.
they are a class over me.
>Yeah, its called a double standard. On one hand blind people are seen
>as somehow super human if we can play a piano, play games, or anything
>else a sighted person can do. On the other hand we are totally
>helpless barely able to go to the bath room ourselves. Instead of
>placing us in the middle of those extremes we are seen with both awe
>and pitty as we are both super human and helpless in the public eye.
>I'm a musician myself, but I'm certainly no professional at it.
>However, any time I play my guitar, keyboard, etc people instantly ask
>why don't I play my guitar like Jeff Healie. Jeff Healie is an
>exceptional blind guitarist, from Canida, who has invented all of his
>own chording, and plays the guitar in a way that is completely
>unusual. It is cool, to be sure, but suddenly if one blind guy does it
>that way suddenly all blind people have to play the guitar that way,
>or so some sighted guitarists think. What they fail tosee Jeff Healie
>intentionally rose to super star status because he wanted to do things
>no one else tried before like drinking a cglass of water while playing
>the lead guitar for the song "I See the Light" and crazy stuff like
>that. that kind of showing off only adds to the super human legend
>which isn't at all close to the truth.
>Then, we have those few blind people who act like they are totally
>helpless, and add to the blind people are helpless legend. I've seen
>that happen more than once during my life time, and at those times I'd
>like to crawl under a rock. Especially, when some fellow blind person
>does something to draw negative attention to himself or herself by
>rocking in public, picking their nose, mumbling outloud, or some other
>socially unacceptable behavior.
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