Not self serving to me - informative! The film I saw yesterday had all
sorts of musicians in Istanbul (<crossingthebridge.de>) had one older
singer near the end of 58 year career who stuttered so bad for the
first half of her life that she would never speak except to sing, which
she did wonderfully...
Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio
On Jul 19, 2006, at 8:35 PM, David Breneman wrote:
> On Jul 19, 2006, at 11:30 AM, Roger and Allison Kulp wrote:
>> This sort of hits close to home.I was diagnosed as autistic,when
>> was in first grade.I am somewhere between Asperger's,and Autism,
>> on the spectrum.
> When I was a kid I stuttered so badly that it could take me
> five minutes to say my name. People just don't understand
> what it means to try to will yourself to say something and
> have no control over your body. The best analogy I heard was
> the comic actor Terry Thomas, who was suffering from Parkinson's
> disease. He said that at times he would walk across his
> apartment floor, up to the kitchen doorway, and couldn't
> walk any farther. Over and over, he'd back up into the
> living room, start stalking forward determined to make
> it through the doorway, and come up short just at the
> threshold every time. But, he could *dance* through the
> doorway with no problem. I've never heard it expressed
> better than that. In my mid teens I beat the stuttering,
> although I've never been sure exactly why. I really
> don't think the years of therapy had any thing to do with
> it, but hypnosis might have. The upsot is that I now talk
> to myself all the time. Like an athlete or musical
> virtuoso, I have to keep in constant training. And
> it pretty much works. Sometimes I let down my guard and
> find myself starting to block again, but if I enforce
> a certain degree of mental discipline I can make it
> through the kitchen door again. Since my twenties, I've
> been able to make money with my voice. Doing VOs,
> commercials, PSAs, industrial films, etc., making up to
> $100 per finished minute. I remember as a kid hearing
> the therapists tell my parents that as long as I could
> find a job where I didn't have to talk, I'd do OK.
> Now I make money with my voice. Once you've mastered
> the impossible, the rest of your life is all down hill.
> Sorry for an overly long and self serving post.
> David Breneman [log in to unmask]
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