Wednesday, October 13, 2004

The Kids of Widney High

I am still fascinated by the music of these "developmentally disabled" kids (who we used to call Retards)--thanks to the Largehearted Boy Blog for pointing me to the Widney High website where you can download some of their rockin songs that don't sound of of place on any college radio format:

"This remarkable recording results from a songwriting class at Widney High, where Michael Monagan was teaching severely handicapped students. The students poured their efforts into the writing and performing of the songs, and for this recording they were accompanied by studio musicians. As a result of the project many of the students' behavior problems decreased and they experienced a tremendous boost of self-esteem and a feeling of accomplishment"

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