Posts

Showing posts from May, 2017

'A Recording Artist That Makes Great, Inspiring Music, That Just Happens To Be In A Wheelchair'

This piece is one of the most challenging I've had to write. There are multiple reasons why it's hard to put this in print, but probably the most difficult reason, is that it's 2017 and I thought we were closer to maybe not equality, but at least understanding.
    I recently had an experience that made me feel less than equal, and made me wonder if this has been happening all along. The question I ask myself is, "Have people been giving me opportunities to either further their own agenda by making it look like they're doing something good, or because they see me as a fragile, palliative individual that just wants one 'final wish'?"
    This really hit me in the gut, because since the moment I realized that my songs could stand on their own, I have said that I NEVER want to be known as 'the guy in the wheelchair that does his best to make music,' I have always strived to be 'a recording artist that makes great, inspiring music, that ju…