Talking Without Hearing

I’m pretty sure Simon and Garfunkel didn’t have deaf people in mind when they recorded The Sound of Silence in 1964. And I’m pretty sure I didn’t have them in mind when I recorded this installment of the Crumbcast. In it I ramble on about my poorly ear, sound’s cheating ways, and racist weather conditions. Intrigued? Hell, I wouldn’t be. Sounds like the ravings of a madman!

Anyway, this nonsense is all based on the Crumble Cult strip “Fun With Hearing Aids“, so you can blame it on the dude who came up with that. Oh, it was me. Well, damn. Still, it’s not all bad. At least you lucky things get to hear my writing partner Tetiana’s voice at the beginning. She’s trying to teach me some Ukrainian but I’m failing miserably. Double buggery damn. (And I wanted to look so cool in her eyes too!)

THE CRUMBCAST 16

124 comments

  1. You are hysterical – a hoot! as they say in the American South. “Distressing, to say the least” might be the understatement of the decade if I were to be isolated without sound, waiting for it’s return.

    I followed a comment trail, intrigued by your gravitar image and the name of your blog, so I’m brand new here. Your articulation is so crisp, as is the musicality of your voice, it is difficult for me to believe you are deaf. I’ll have to click around to see if there is more to this story.

    Meanwhile – good job. (I did no better with the sausage phrase, btw, and my hearing has always been excellent.)
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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    1. Hi, Madelyn. I’m delighted that you found your way here, and that you’ve enjoyed all the silliness on offer! As for the musicality of my voice (what an absolutely lovely thing to say!), I’ve often been told that I don’t sound like I’m deaf. It’s funny, because to me I do sound deaf. Perception is such a funny thing, isn’t it! Thanks for visiting. I got such a kick out of your comment. Please do drop by again, eh? 😀

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      1. Will do – I believe I followed you (whimsy, forgive me) – or maybe I meant to and got distracted (ADD, shoot me).

        Stalling because it’s way past my bedtime, I have been jumping around to investigate unbolt.me and – uh, that other one where the about page lets us know that you are all certifiably nuts. So we shall most definitely meet again.

        Q: what does a deaf man sound like to himself? A: um, deaf?

        Pleased to meetcha’
        xx,
        mgh

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          1. I need a bit more levity in my online life – my blog is a tad on the more straight-laced advocacy side for the most part – as are many I hang with.

            Use the site search on the top right of the header on ADDandSoMuchMore.com to check out “Menage a Moi” for more of the real me.

            With that, I’m off to hit the sack (after 4AM here ::yawn::)
            xx,
            mgh

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              1. Thanks, Tony. I’ve always thought that “sunny side of the street” in the song referred to the zany as much as the positive. It isn’t necessary to be dour to be professional, right?

                My puppy is an alter ego for some of my less serious observations – and he will be sharing blog-space from time to time (like his Halloween post today, and his blogging observations).

                Happy Halloween.
                xx,
                mgh

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                    1. Well, I’m glad that you and others do, otherwise I wouldn’t have any readers and therefore no one to show off to! (Well, okay, I’m not showing off but I guess there is a certain narcissistic aspect to displaying one’s art to the world.) 😛

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                    2. My first career was acting/directing, so I get it – even though that wasn’t the main reason I was attracted.

                      Mostly I loved stepping into the skin of another, and increasing empathy by controlling how the characters were interpreted and the show was produced. (The cast parties were pretty appealing, too) 🙂
                      xx,
                      mgh

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