Saturday, March 10, 2018

American Sign Language

When I returned to the university to finish the degree I had started and never finished, there was a new requirement -- I had to meet the "second language"  minimums which were two years. I selected sign language and it changed my life and how I see the world.

It also gave me back my singing voice, having gone tone deaf has meant I cannot sing anymore, not that I ever was really that good, but now it's pointless to even try. I have a bucket list dream--would love to sign a whole rock concert, I imagine maybe a KORN show or possibly Five-Finger Death Punch or maybe Shinedown.

Now that I am done earning my degree I have had a little more time to think about my passions and spend a few hours a week working on a song here or there.  This week I have been focused on Zombie originally a Cranberries song. Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of the Cranberries recently passed away. There was a plan to remake the song Zombie with Dolores and a band called Bad Wolves, -- Bad Wolves has gone ahead and released a remake and it is spectacular. This morning I was looking for some good ASL translations of the song and ran across one that really hit home and goes well with this blog.

I thought I would share Zombie with my readers:

Here is Bad Wolves remake:

And, of course, the Original:

-- very interesting song, and interesting to see the evolvement from the 90's until today--and even more interesting to see one of the ASL interpretations.


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