What is this show called? Cripple Piano Talent Contest? I seem to remember the guy who lost his arms and played the piano with his toes winning a year or two ago.
|Scrotum H. Vainglorious |
Sadly the only thing that springs to mind while watching this is some bad joke about a handjob.
|K. Brass |
She's a regular 44 fingers.
Giving this girl mad props. Especially after having seen that "Friday" video.
I knew a guy with one hand who played piano really well, but the really impressive thing was that he also played shred guitar.
Music for people who fucking love arpeggiation. Yes, talent does seem more talented when you find out that the person doing it is missing a limb or is poor or happens to be susan boyle-ugly. People are so easily amazed by the fact that people who aren't perfect are still capable of doing stuff.
I'd rather not be amazed. I'd rather look at this young girl and say "have you ever thought of becoming a singer? Or perhaps a bass player? Hell there are dozens of instruments out there that you could play where your stump hand wouldn't be at a crippling disadvantage." But most people out there would look at me and say "that's a cruel thing to say."
But honestly, it's better that people work towards things that they actually can accomplish within the realm of their own interests. What if instead of training herself to be a freakshow act she learned how to play an instrument more suited to her, with a skill that rivaled other musicians in the field? She could be a success based off of her skill rather than her unique disability. That would really stick it to people.
But that's not what's going on here. Here we have a girl who spent countless hours studying and practicing just so she could play what will likely be her only performance on stage. I mean, the physical limitations make it impossible for her to play more than one or two notes at a time on her right hand. It's impressive that she could take it this far, but this is about as far as it goes. Once the novelty wears off, who is going to want to stick around just to listen to something that's slightly more complex than chopsticks?
This is the equivalent to Maury Povich episodes where he finds a random medical case and puts them on tv just to talk about how 'strong' that person is, when in reality it's nothing more than a modern circus act. People tune in to watch the fucked-up-looking-thing get patronized for an hour and sat next to five other fucked-up-looking-things until it finally stands up and screams out "I AM NOT AN ANIMAL!" And then once the show is over, these people are never seen again.
What can I say? I love a good rant.
The related videos for this should have the clip of the Fox News reporter that went out on the street looking for the next Ted Williams, only to find a woman that just desperately wanted to not be homeless.
I feel like this could use a "Tiger Mother" tag.
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