• 2016,  disability,  lyrics,  Uncategorized,  video,  wheelchair

    Parody

    I love music.  And I love parody songs. Sometimes I hear the parody songs first and then discover the ones they’re based on – because I rarely listen to the radio a lot of new songs seem to pass me by for a while lately. At the moment I’m particularly enjoying this parody of All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor – All About That Change.  It’s especially cool because it’s a parody that Meghan Trainor sings herself (along with James Corden who I’ve never really seen much of).  Apt for this time of year and it made me laugh. But if I’m honest the number one parody song is…

  • 2015,  fun stuff,  powerchair,  Quickie Salsa,  Uncategorized,  video

    A Powerchair’s Eye View

    I’ve been lent a gorilla pod after a couple of us who are working on a video project wondered about the possibility of using one to mount a camera on my powerchair. It works really well mounting the camera on the armrest of my powerchair and I’ve enjoyed playing with it.  But the videos make it very clear just how bad the squeak of my chair is – the tech who came out last week did succeed in replacing the wheel with the busted tyre but his attempt at sorting my squeak was a big failure. Here’s a powerchair’s eye view of my trip to the park this evening (video…

  • attitudes,  disability,  language,  the r word,  Uncategorized,  video

    >Not Acceptable

    >Regular readers of my blog will know that the R word is one that I hate.  I’ve written about it many times before and unfortunately will more than likely have cause to write about it many more times in the future.  An argument I’ve made to many people is “if you wouldn’t use … (insert derogatory term about another minority group) then don’t use the R word”.  It’s hate speech, it’s unacceptable and it hurts.  It actually, physically, hurts. Unfortunately the R word is alive and well at present as demonstrated by the fact that Caitlin Moran used it in her recently published book which is being pimped left right…