I have never seen something so moving and absolutely beautiful. Bradley LeConey (Hearing) works as a barista at a Starbucks in Houston, Texas as well as an artist, and musician. His videos on YouTube are music videos of him interpreting the song in ASL (American Sign Language).
I'm learning ASL at the moment and found his interpretation very moving and inspirational. Hearing is something most of us take for granted and it wasn't until I started my ASL 1 course last semester that I started putting myself in their shoes. I went a few hours went with noise canceling earplugs to experience a mere fraction of their lives. It was hard. I couldn't listen to music. I couldn't listen to the people I loved most. I couldn't hear my mom's voice. Christina's voice.
Luckily, there are people, like Bradley, on YouTube that dedicate their time in making music videos interpreting some of the biggest songs in ASL. The emotion Bradley put in his signs is spoke volumes without speaking a single word. BTW, kudos for using that live performance of "Hurt" (2006 MTV VMAs).
Do you guys have anyone in your life that is either deaf or "HH"? How many of you know a couple signs?
Who knows, maybe sometime in the near future you guys might see me and Bradley duet an Xtina song together... that would probably be one of the best things I would ever get to do in my life.
Bradley took the stage with SIA last year to perform "Chandelier" on SNL.
Is it normal to cry every single time I see a song interpreted in ASL? For me, it is. Thank you Bradley for sharing the gift of song with those of us that can't hear.
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