Today is IT...

So how many of you have received injections?  But ok.. how many of you have had them straight into your vocal chords?  I will today.. probably will film it, and post it.  Why you ask? I have something called Spasmodic Dysphonia. Its an annoying neurological issue between my vocal chord nerves and my brain.  It causes my eyes to twitch, and my vocal chords to "twitch"  causing my voice to sound like I have a cold, etc...

What can you do about it?  Well two things.. 1)  Botox injections right into the vocal chords 2) Surgery.

There is no known "cure" out there.. but there are many people that have it, including my brother which is so strange we both have it! He had surgery.  Scott Adams - creator of Dilbert,  and  Diane Rehm - NPR  are two very well known people that have it.

I got dis baby! Wish me luck!


Kori Carothers

A musician's path to her/his muse is sometimes an easy one. Other times, it is filled with potential pitfalls or unexpected obstacles. Kori Linae Carothers faced just that when, during a kindergarten health screening at the age of 5, it was discovered she was deaf in her left ear. Her young peers found out and the teasing began. In addition, throughout elementary and high school, Kori was constantly told she would never become a musician. Undeterred, she kept learning and practicing, never surrendering her dream. Despite these discouragements, Carothers was passionate about her calling and now, years later, she is an acclaimed pianist and keyboard player with four albums to her credit. Clearly, she is an example of a person following her muse with courage, humor, and determination. - Bill Binkelman