Three

On Sunday I got the opportunity to record three of the songs I wrote in a real recording studio located in L.A. My mom, my Yaya and Kelley left La Jolla in the morning and spent six hours with the one and only, Charleton Pettus. I was able to meet and work with Charleton because of a long friendship with my friend, Stevie Quessenberry.  Stevie was my neighbor and now is a good friend who spends time playing music and creating with me. 

Anyway, yesterday was an amazing experience for me and I am still shocked I got to watch how music is transformed, especially it being my music.  Being disabled is not so bad! 

Thank you Stevie Q. for hooking me up with the real deal and always jamming with me.

Thank you Charleton for taking the time to show me the behind the scenes operation.

Thank you Kelley for being the voice of my music.

And finally, thank you to my mom and my Yaya for always being there for me.  

I can’t wait to share the final product. Stay tuned. . . 

 

Two

Every year my mom [shout out to Melissa Murfey], her parents and her brother's family all rent a cabin in Big Bear Lake where we ski. It's a cool place and I get to ski with an incredible instructor [shout out to DJ]. They have a disability ski center where people can get assistance in order to ski which I think is so great! It is all inclusive which allows me to participate in our family ski trip.

This trip I learned how to steer with my head and lean from side to side.  My instructor asked me if I was able to lean and I showed him that I could.  We cruised down the slopes and I felt I had more control.  It was awesome! 

Thanks mom, dad and my awesome grandparents for an amazing trip to Big Bear yet again! Here is a little video trailer that I created with clips from the slopes. Enjoy! 

 

One

Welcome to my life guys/girls! Its hard to explain living with a disability.  I want to sit down and tell you what it is like but due to my disability I can't sit without falling over and my voice doesn't make words, but my eyes put them on screens and paper.  I do this by using my eye-gaze communication device, called a Tobii.  Anyway, the next best option is to sit in my wheelchair and write with my Tobii to help you understand.  

So here I am writing my first blog, hoping it will spark conversation! 

Email: lairdmurfey@gmail.com