Tuesday, August 07, 2007

You don't have to hear to enjoy music (Barb's version)

Steve Longo, a deaf guitarist

Mike signs: Deaf

Barb signs: Progressivism

Here is a teaser of our last night's rehearsal:

It was a kick to meet Mike Schmitz a.k.a. drmzz in his Oh I See blog for the first time. It didn't occur to me that music was the reason to bring us together especially that we are deaf. Hey are we the first vloggers who meet through DeafRead to ever perform together? We both happen to enjoy signing songs and have been asked by Steve Longo who is a deaf electric guitarist of Beethoven's Nightmare, the only deaf band in the world. Steve currently plays with a local band that consists hearing players to keep up with his skills. He has been playing the guitar for more than 40 years!

We both will be signing songs individually but there is one song we are going to do it together called, "All Right Now" by Free. We laughed so hard when performing this song because it is too funny. We will not be only signing songs but acting like it is a story. This song talks about a guy finding a girl from the street and taking her home then this girl gives him a slap in the face. I even told Mike that he would have to land on his knees to beg me back. We will show you this after our Saturday's performance so stay tuned!

In case you are wondering how we follow music, we memorized the lyrics, the beat and the rhythm. I have a 90 dB loss in my left ear and use a hearing aid where I am able to catch the words. Deaf people still enjoy music with or without listening devices.

By the way, in the video clip, the song I did was called, "Sunshine of Your Love" by the Cream and Mike did "Can't Explain" by the Who. Here is the list of songs:

Barb's songs:

Born to be Wild (Steppenwolf)

Wild Thing (Clocker's own version)

Sweet Little Sixteen (Chuck Berry)

Sunshine of Your Love (Cream, Eric Clapton)

Proud Mary (CCR)

It's my Life (Animals)

We Gotta Get Outta This Place (Animals)

Bad Moon Rising (CCR)

All Right Now (with Mike) (Free)

Mike's songs:

Summertime Blues (The Who)

I Saw Her Standing There (Beatles)

Feel Like Making Love (Bad Company)

Jumpin Jack Flash (Rolling Stones)

Satisfaction (Rolling Stones)

Cant' Explain (The Who)

Hard Day's Night (Beatles)

Love Me Two Times (Doors)

All Right Now (with Barb) (Free)

The Kids Are Alright! (The Who)

Old Time Rock and Roll (Bob Seger)