Saturday, April 30, 2011

In Their Own Words – I Have Autism

This “In Their Own Words” essay is written by Tonya Procor, a loving mother of a son with autism.

"I have autism. I hold only a few similarities to the character in “Rain Man.” When I am out on the playground, never say to my mother, “I would have never guessed that; he looks so normal”. The face of autism is not a defined one.

"I have autism. This does not mean I am deaf, nor does it mean I can’t understand your words. When cruel things are said, it hurts just like it would anyone else. Sometimes even more, as I am very sensitive.

"I have autism. I am not blind. When you stare at me, point, and whisper – I don’t like it. I sometimes cannot control my emotions; however, I still can see you."

Continue reading: In Their Own Words – I Have Autism May 29, 2010 Autism Speaks Official Blog

Friday, April 29, 2011

Congratulations, Will & Kate

Ubi caritas by Paul Mealor was the highlight for me (follow the link, see under "The Motet": Music for the Royal Wedding - 29 Apr 2011).

They couldn't have chosen a more beautiful piece of music.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Fred Kimmel's ROCK BAND 101 Jam at Sam Ash Queens!

Tomorrow - Get ready for the big event! The BIG SAM ASH JAM will be here at SAM ASH QUEENS! Bring your axe and / or play one of ours! Guitars, basses, keyboards, drums, vocals, horns, etc... Jam with your friends or your favorite Sam Ash musician sales reps - STUDENTS and PROS - ALL LEVELS HARD ROCK, METAL, MODERN ROCK, CLASSIC ROCK, R&B, etc...It doesn't matter what style you play - Just play and have a blast!



6:00 - 7:30 PM

Sam Ash Forest Hills
113-25 Queens Blvd.
Phone: (718)-793-7983