Wednesday, February 28, 2007
The Handless Organist - Truly a Miracle of God
Albums like this used to be fairly common in the Christian music community. The idea, I suppose, was that having obviously crippled or deformed people record Christian tunes was meant to be inspirational in some sort of matronly, cluckingly condescending way. "Oh yes, those poor people must have things so hard. It's truly amazing that they can make such music. Truly, Jesus has blessed them, doncha know."
Social critique out of the way, it actually isinteresting that a woman with no hands (or at least deformed stubby things that should be hands) could learn how to play the organ. However, it would've been better if the album cover didn't look like it had been made in five minutes in somebody's basement.