In conversation with someone who reads my blog I was told that I tend to write fairly heavy blogs and that I should maybe 'lighten up' every now and then. I looked over my posts and agreed that the advice was solid. So today, I'm doing that.
I was on YouTube the other day and one of the suggested videos which popped up was a song done in sign by and man named Mister Chase. He's a singer-signer-songwriter. He has two different pages, one for his own music and one for signed covers of songs. I really liked his approach to signing music as I thought he brought the joy of the music to life. I was unsure if the signing was functional with all the other stuff going on so I asked Andrea for her opinion. Andrea will be known to those who comment or read comments from her insightful input to discussions that happen here on the blog. She assured me that the videos did what they intended to do. So I'm putting up three different video's with different kinds of music. The last one is one of his own songs, performed live, that he sings and signs.
I don't know who this guy is or how he got into sign language - there is nothing I could find on the web about his connection to ASL and the deaf community. But that doesn't matter, what matters is that he does something to make music more accessible - how cool is that?
Enjoy a 'lighter' blog post!
Update: This morning I received an email from Purpletta and she had discovered two articles about Mister Chase and his sign language videos. Thank's for the info - you Google better than I do!