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29 Apr 2007, 12:06 pm

I've been holding out on you folks. I am an international artist and also a song writer.

I co-wrote some songs with International singer/songwriter/performer Elyse Bruce on this album entitled Midnight in Chicago which raises funds for autism: http://tinyurl.com/2ovt7f

"Late Night in the Borough" a song on the MIC album can be heard on over a hundred radio stations all across Canada. The albums are also out on i-tunes and Puretracks, etc.

Additionally, I painted two paintings that are autism related and you can see the greeting card versions of them here:

Looking in on Autism/Asperger Man can be seen here: http://tinyurl.com/yt8sxa

If you are AS and are tired of being treated by others as though you are a sideshow freak, this one is good for you. Anyone who is NOT AS and who looks at this painting will see an AS person through a piece of glass as though the AS person is on display. This puts THE viewer in the uncomfortable position of a circus sideshow curiosity seeker and lets them him or her know how uncomfortable he or she sometimes makes us feel when they value us just for our savant skils.

Reaching the Autistic Mind can be seen here: http://tinyurl.com/yujkas

We all have what seems to us as a normal mind, yet everyone else seems to find it hard to get through. In this painting, there are separate mazes for family, friends, psychologists, and psychiatrists. As each take their own journey to reach the autistic mind, what they discover at the center is pure beauty.

There are a bunch of other paintings and photgraphs I did which are available with a project I am associated with at http://tinyurl.com/2g9bdl

The project is called Midnight In Chicago and you can learn more about it at www.midnightinchicago.com . I'm giving 20% of the net proceeds from all sales of my artwork to the Asperger Society of Ontario and the Metropolitan Chicago Autism Society of America. You may be able to find out who I am if you weed through the site.

Here are some other ones I have done...

North Side Chicago Alley: http://tinyurl.com/yv5hmw

Painted from a photograph every brick is visible in this painting. But a slightly surreal element comes into play. The dirty alley has been "cleaned up" and made almost into a thing of beauty.

Vintage Vacation: http://tinyurl.com/yqdn76

Painted from a photograph, this is an old 1971 Plymouth Fury station wagon pulling a trailor in front of the Grand Tetons.

Midnight in Chicago: http://tinyurl.com/2kjupc


Late Night in the Borough: http://tinyurl.com/2ewrgh

The Midnight in Chicago Clock: http://tinyurl.com/258dpn

Photography by yours truly:

Bell Smith Springs Winter Sky: http://tinyurl.com/2dknyh

Deep Purple Haze: http://tinyurl.com/yo2lk8


Keyholes and Caves: http://tinyurl.com/24baqn

Let me know what you all think...


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29 Apr 2007, 12:22 pm

That's very impressive workmanship. :)

Image BTW, I won't be posting this bus at my parent's house. The image button doesn't work there, and I don't know how type the correct html to use her as a signature.



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30 Apr 2007, 1:00 pm

CockneyRebel wrote:
That's very impressive workmanship. :)

Image BTW, I won't be posting this bus at my parent's house. The image button doesn't work there, and I don't know how type the correct html to use her as a signature.


Thanks much. All the artwork is acrylic on canvas including the album cover you might have seen.

I've already painted the album cover for this year's album. The album will be full length, and I will have co-written at least two songs on it.

I've spent most of my working career in offices, so it is nice to use my natural talents and perseverations for a change, expescially when it raises funds for our Aspie and autistic brothers and sisters.


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01 May 2007, 1:31 pm

I did this podcast on autism too...

Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism is a spectrum of conditions, not just one condition. This podcast is an overview of AS that also includes information on recent study findings by Dr. Stephen Sherer of Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Dr. Peter Szatmari, Head of Child Psychiatry at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Go here to listen...

http://mic.mypodcast.com/index.html


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02 May 2007, 2:01 am

wow, so we have a famous person here!
8O :D

cool! Great thing you do donating a % to autism, great :)

(Unrelated note: Actually by your username I thought you were a male :oops:)


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02 May 2007, 9:19 am

computerlove wrote:
wow, so we have a famous person here!
8O :D

cool! Great thing you do donating a % to autism, great :)

(Unrelated note: Actually by your username I thought you were a male :oops:)


I am male.

Elyse Bruce and I co-wrote the songs. She did the music, so she gets top billing. I did the artwork on the front and back of the CD. You can also hear my voice on the CD after the phone rings in each song.

Elyse and I can also be heard in the MIC podcasts of which there are more in the works.

We are interested in getting the word out about what AS people have to say about AS and we are trying to counteract the false public perceptions that are out there about AS, and with the net proceeds from our venture, not only are we funding more podcasts but we are giving money to the Asperger Society of Ontario and the Metropolitan Chicago Autism Society of America.

Recent studies have shown that autism is genetic in origin. This negates the assertion that autistics can be "cured" and it also flattens most arguments people have for electroshock therapies, over-medication, and the more rash forms of ABA.

It is important that people hear these things and we are trying to get the word out in a big way. But it all depends on funding.


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05 May 2007, 10:33 pm

hi, sorry for the late reply.
What kind of music is it? I visited Elyse's site but a link to a song wasn't working.

thanks :)


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07 May 2007, 12:04 am

computerlove wrote:
hi, sorry for the late reply.
What kind of music is it? I visited Elyse's site but a link to a song wasn't working.

thanks :)


Go here to listen to snippets of each song....

http://www.midnightinchicago.com/song_contest.htm

I co-wrote late Night in the Borough with Elyse. She wrote Midnight in Chicago. There are two versions of each song out there. Country, and adult contemporary.

Alternatively...

Go to the www.midnightinchicago.com site. Click on the Media link, click on podcasts, and click on the second one. Advance to the end of the podcast, and you can hear most of the Midnight in Chicago song. One of two versions of Midnight in Chicago will be out there. Either the adult contemporary version, or the country version.

If you have dial up or a low rate internet, you may have to wait for them to download prior to playing.

They may take a few moments to download.

Enjoy!

:)


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02 Jun 2007, 1:46 am

Okay, we've done another podcast. This one is on autism and the web....

http://mic.mypodcast.com/2007/05/AS_and ... 20067.html


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