The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57244   Message #1457178
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
10-Apr-05 - 12:29 PM
Thread Name: songs about disabilities
Subject: RE: songs about disabilities
When I was a freshman at the University of Minnesota, I remember that some kid slipped somehow and both legs were cut off the the wheels of a streetcar.

Of course there was an outpouring of public sympathy. I remember hearing a late-night diskjockey who honored a phone-in request on the young man's behalf by some teenage classmates, asking that he play--are you ready for this?--You'll Never Walk Alone!

I was never sure how I should have taken that, but I knew that it was at best a terrible lack of thought on someone's part, and at worst despicable.

Dave Oesterreich