Friday, October 5, 2007

ASL MUSIC VIDEO: IN MEMORY OF DAVID ADAMS (DEAF)


ASL MUSIC BY B.A.D
FILM BY AIDAN MACK
PHOTO BY JOSHUA MATTHEW DENEEF
MUSIC BY KENNY CHESNEY

41 comments:

Oscar Serna said...

WOW... WHAT A IMPA---

*the ground split below me*

*fall down on my knees*

Wow! I'm impressed!

If tears that were jerked from my eyes is a marker of success, you did it!

Bless you!

Deaf Poet said...

BEAUTIFUL!! BEAUTIFUL and VERRRRY TOUCHING!!! Brought tears to my eyes, you did SO BEAUTIFULLY!!! Hands waving to you and Aidan Mack, for doing a great job!! You need to do more songs!! I'm going to add in the lyric to this song for others that wants to read the words. Hope it's okay for me to add. Thanks again for doing this superbly beautiful but sad...bittersweet song for David Adams. May he rest in peace!
Hugs to you for doing this song! Bless your heart!!
Kenny Chesney's lyric:

"Who You'd Be Today"

Sunny days seem to hurt the most.
I wear the pain like a heavy coat.
I feel you everywhere I go.
I see your smile, I see your face,
I hear you laughin' in the rain.
I still can't believe you're gone.

It ain't fair: you died too young,
Like the story that had just begun,
But death tore the pages all away.
God knows how I miss you,
All the hell that I've been through,
Just knowin' no-one could take your place.
An' sometimes I wonder,
Who'd you be today?

Would you see the world? Would you chase your dreams?
Settle down with a family,
I wonder what would you name your babies?
Some days the sky's so blue,
I feel like I can talk to you,
An' I know it might sound crazy.

It ain't fair: you died too young,
Like the story that had just begun,
But death tore the pages all away.
God knows how I miss you,
All the hell that I've been through,
Just knowin' no-one could take your place.
An' sometimes I wonder,
Who you'd be today?

Today, today, today.
Today, today, today.

Sunny days seem to hurt the most.
I wear the pain like a heavy coat.
The only thing that gives me hope,
Is I know I'll see you again some day.

Some day, some day, some day
.

Keep singing and signing B.A.D., you're doing GREAT!!

drmzz said...
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deafworldchamp said...

all i can say is WOW! it s beautiful asl music! u and aidan did a wonderful job! soo touchy! I m sure david adams s proud of what you and aidan ve done for him! keep up the great work!!

Anonymous said...

Hello B.A.D.
Wow Im so impressed how talent you are so smooth ASL along singing and very beautiful background all the water falls and nature beautiful senic.
Eventho so sorry of your loss.

Oh Deaf Poet wow youre a pro in poet that is so beauitful.

Hugs to both
SB ;-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the song sung in ASL. It greatly inspired me as I lost my identical twin. Thank you. G.

Seek Geo said...

BEAUTIFUL! Great job.. This is very inspiration video.. thank you!

-SG

Rene Visco said...

Very nice music video. I enjoyed it.

Great display of "Le Rose Cut" theory. The editing is fluid because it follows the rules of ASL, not cutting up the motion of hands.

LaRonda said...

B.A.D. ~

How lovely it was to see this side of you. The talent you have in expressing music is amazing. I agree with deaf poet, you need to do more vlogs like this one. I wish we all had Aidan around to help make films for us.

I was deeply moved by your heartfelt expression of this song. I didn't know David, but I'm sure his spirit is soaring with your inspirational song.

Encore!

~ LaRonda

Anonymous said...

You did a good job by ASL Song! for Adian, she has improving lot better since she was a student at gallaudet. good job, adian!

Can you share with us about David Adams, who is he and what happened to his passed away? I am so sorry for his family and friend who they lost him. Rest in peace, David.

Anonymous said...

Whoaaaaa.... Shivers, my dear friend, you left shivers all over my body. Kudos to you and your work! VERY well done!! Thank you for sharing.... Hugs, B

drmzz said...

Can't edit my comment. I wanted to say now music is working! It is a nice tribute with u in nature with Aidan!

B.A.D. said...

Thank you all for your comments.

David passed away unexpectedly.

LaRonda: LOL - I have many sides, I think we all do :-)

Again, Thank you all for your kind words, it was ALOT of work acting & filming, worth every second.

JoKi said...

Beth & Aidan...
Such a moving video, hope to see you both create DMTV, Deaf Music Television!

drmzz said...

I watched it again and enjoyed it more. I wanted to add about what Rene said about editing of hands. I found the transition points fascinating as to offer visual cues to the deaf editor when to switch over to the next video. Interesting filming tactic and it proves that deaf people can even produce a music video. Cheers.

Anonymous said...

Wow... beautiful... i am speechless...
I am touched...

Bethie, you looked beautiful combining with mother nature! :)

The Wolfie
Rochester

Anonymous said...

How absolutely magnificent! Thank you for sharing your gift and for sharing your pain in such a beatiful way. I know you will help so many people to deal with losing someone they love. I hope it has helped you too.JB

Anonymous said...

It is truly beautiful song, ir brought me to tears, because I lost my parents, and many friends.There is hope that I will see them one day.

Jon Savage said...

Excellent job!

Im very sure that David already saw this vlog because you allowed him enter to your heart!

Anonymous said...

Bravo!It's sure does bring my eyes up. well it's really beauiful.
He is looking down on you and smile. He knew you miss him totally. yeah someday you join and we all join too. he will be sorely missed! Take care!

IamMine said...

Wow... I am very moved and blown away.

I especially loved the ending with your hands moving slow...to feel the fading, but not letting go at the same time.

Beautiful and I agree with a lot of comments here. :)

Barb DiGi said...

Bravo to you and Aidan! It is a beautiful and touching tribute to David Adams. I hope you will consider doing more ASL MTV style! Keep on rockin' girl!

B.A.D. said...

Thank you all for your words, and feelings about the Video.

It sure was ALOT of work, and like I said it was WORTH every second!! :-)

David will ALWAYS be remembered....memories is what we carry within our hearts forever.

Michelle D said...

Wow.. what a great tribute!
I never knew that he has passed away. I knew him from NTID.
How did he die? He was so young.

gina said...

WOW! BEAUTIFUL! BEAUTIFUL! VERY TOUCHING!
You and Aidan did a wonderful job! Keep singing and signing, Beth-iee!
(winks)

*May David Adams rest in peace*

Anonymous said...

Hi Beth,
Before I even read any of the other comments ALL I could think and speak was an overwhelming BEAUTIFUL! Only one word to me that incorporated all the emotions of this video. From the other shared comments I am right on the mark. Tears....Tears....Tears.... Thank you so much for your beautiful tribute to my brother Dave.
Sincerely, Kathy

Cade said...

I didn't know David, but your lovely tribute makes me wish I had. Please do more music. You have an awesome talent.

Deb Ann said...

My tears rolled down on my cheeks. Your song is very touching and I can't explain or impress but you did it all.
I agree with deaf poet that you will make much more beautiful songs. Your hands are like music in our eyes. High waves to you and Aidan Mack! Amazing!

Anonymous said...

For the frist time i saw this and i held my breath it took me away which someone you loss and i cry finally realized it was song but it touch my heart, this woman she did very beautiful wave i am glad to see this.. did very success bless your heart, i miss someone very much my best friend my husband ..Thank you for sharing.

Floridacpl said...

Omg! what a beautiful song and ASL! The background of video is so natural. I am touched... Keep it up!

Squ65 said...

A beautiful job --- Sorry for the great loss of your friend David. I am sure David appreciates your wonderful song. Aiden - *Rubbing my eyes* .. I hate to say this but there are too much switching landscape backgrounds -- Need to cut down to three or two. I am very "i" ful. ;-) otherwise your filming is awesome! Again a wonderful song too.

Keep up ASL Music ..

Longoman said...

Wow! You rocked my world!
Thanks!!!!

Regan said...

I saw this music video with Kenny Chesney last year and it made me remember my friend who died at 22. Unexpectally, I came across your vlog by googling "ASL Music" and I am glad I did. Now Ive seen the song in sign. Ive always wanted to sign songs myself. Its a place between a hard place and a rock because we do not want to do an overkill on giving the "interpretation" of the lyrics by signing in complete ASL and be too English-y. I think you did a good job finding the middle ground. I do have one feedback that was given to me when I signed songs, use various signs for the same words or lines. Like "today"- there are so many signs for today...it will help make song more visually pleasing to match the melody in the voice. YOU rock! :)

HoeyHemp said...

Very Beauitful Wonderful Job You Did It More of it please HoeyHemp

Celestine said...

i love the video. made me miss my aunt :(

chillygurlz said...

Wow... ur a natural ASL singer... very beautiful and touching song and inspiring too... ur song brought tears to my eyes... keep up ur good work...

ASLJess said...

I could feel your heart...that was beautiful.

Ana M said...

Really wonderful !!

It's fantastic. I would like to learn ASL soon; but I think I must learn English better first.

Sorry because for the mistakes, because I'm a Spanish girl with a not very good English level.

I've really enjoyed this music video. Thanks.

Karen Putz said...

I really enjoyed this video-- never heard this song before and planning to watch it again and again. Kudos!

Sorry for the loss of your friend.

Buffy said...

Interesting to know.

Anonymous said...

The song was beautiful and touching. I lost my little brother to suicide when he was 17 yrs old so it was a very, very fitting song. Thank you for this.