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Date: 12/26/06 02:10 AM

54 Responses to 10 Year Old Blind Pianist

  1. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    December 25, 2006 at 11:47 pm
    Link: 10 Year Old Blind Pianist - Mentally retarded child prodigy.
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    Mrhomestar Male 30-39
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    December 26, 2006 at 2:12 am
    Wow, that`s amazing
  3. Profile photo of beanboy
    beanboy Male 13-17
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    December 26, 2006 at 3:00 am
    I bet a bunch of people will get all pissy that you used the term `mentally retarded`.

    "OMg u said retarded you shuld burn in hELL/!"

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    graffiti Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2006 at 3:33 am
    i dont think thats a problem, the term retarded has a reasonable foundation.
    1 or 2 steps up from idiot

    But aside from that, thats some astounding piano playing. the part where the 20 something year old person changes around the style of the piece is astounding. i makes me wonder if there are prodigy`s for art.

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    CarbonatedBS Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2006 at 4:02 am
    Funny how I can`t see it...
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    DrkAng3LxNat Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2006 at 4:31 am
    the Derek guy was cool =D
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    upendy Female 13-17
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    December 26, 2006 at 4:47 am
    That was pretty damn awesome.
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    maples Male 13-17
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    December 26, 2006 at 5:13 am
    wont work for meeeee nooooooo
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    Kainonis Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2006 at 6:22 am
    Wow. Impressive. Savants are so fascinating.
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    DragonSageX Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2006 at 6:38 am
    Not working for me right now.. I thought the PC term was "Mentally Impaired"?
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    Bennyd Male 13-17
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    December 26, 2006 at 8:00 am
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    VictoryRider Male 40-49
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    December 26, 2006 at 9:04 am
    That was awesome!! Who can fathom the human mind?
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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    December 26, 2006 at 9:48 am
    Good on the parents of these children. Lots of love and patients I imagine.
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    keylimepie20 Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2006 at 11:13 am
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    for_serious? Female 13-17
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    December 26, 2006 at 12:16 pm
    Rex was the cutest kid! That was waaaaaaaaay good.
    ...I wish I could play piano...
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    sims2luver Female 13-17
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    December 26, 2006 at 12:19 pm
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    Guest5386 Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2006 at 12:49 pm
    very patients parents and hope can do miracles.

    The kid is lovely, trouble to manage hate and strong s emotions but yeah, amazing.

    Do you all understand that maybe 30 years ago, they will have put him in a hospital and give him shocks and lobotomy until he turn into a vegetable?

    I`m glad that humans -at least- have improve on this, so save genius like those.

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    DarkfireX Male 13-17
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    December 26, 2006 at 1:00 pm
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    ogirl3000 Female 13-17
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    December 26, 2006 at 1:00 pm
    that girl who taught herself the flute in 5 minutes was pretty cool too. i cant even play the piano :P and i can see.
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    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2006 at 1:28 pm
    there alwasy gry that are Mentally retarded but
    god help then become genius !
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    LaChica Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2006 at 1:32 pm
    It`s referred to mentally challenged.

    This is just like what my math teacher told me.
    He said that even if you are mentally challenged there are some awesome abilities you can have.

    Like this one guy memorized all the baseball almanacs, so if you ask him one game he`ll say the score, and who won.

    And another guy, is a human calculator. You tell him any problem and he`ll solve it in his head in less than a minute.

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    sertrbl Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2006 at 1:34 pm
    "Not working for me right now.. I thought the PC term was "Mentally Impaired"?"
    what makes "impaired" less offensive than "retarded"? only the fact that people purposly use it offensively. the word on its own is no more correct, its how you use it.
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    garwei Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2006 at 2:07 pm
    is it true that only 1 in 10,000 people have perfect pitch? i have a hard time believing that.
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    Lorah Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2006 at 2:38 pm
    awh what a sweet handsom little boy. He isn`t stupid, he is actualy quit smart, he just uses his smarts differntly then others. This just goes to show that it doesn`t matter how smart you are you can do anything :) yey!
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    KixStar Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2006 at 3:06 pm
    The idea is that if one part of the brain is impaired, other parts can take over and a "savant" can emerge. Similar to the idea that if you lose the use of one of your senses, the others with take over to compensate for the loss. Which could also help account for this genius in blind people. They lost the use of their eyes, so perhaps their ears are taking over the work, making them able to hear the music and duplicate it better than the average person.

    /my 2 cents

  26. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2006 at 3:19 pm
    "Retarded" comes from the french Word "Retarder" or "En Retard" meaning Late.

    Like Restaurant, Is a french Word meaning Restauration

    When somebody comes out of jail on parol, Its french for "On his word"

    And plenty of other things like that.

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    gingernut333 Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2006 at 3:25 pm
    That is absolutley amazing. I mean, I know some people have an ear for music (so they no if the notes right or something) but this is just out of this world.
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    Berenice Female 13-17
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    December 26, 2006 at 3:27 pm
    beautiful, just beautiful. but seriosuly, ugh, "retarded" is SO politically incorrect. i think he and his mother would prefer the term "mentally disabled"
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    Watermeloen Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2006 at 3:49 pm
    who cares about political corectness,,, impaired, retarded, challeneged, all means the same to me.
    i think the real issue here is this guy can play a piano when he`s blind!!! (and retarded/impaired/slow/challenged or whateverrrrrrr)
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    LleetLlama Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2006 at 5:08 pm
    Touched me at the end when Rex was all happy :)
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    GrnFantasic Male 13-17
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    December 26, 2006 at 8:21 pm
    Well he can ski better than me...
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    spongamabob Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2006 at 8:35 pm
    awww. that kid was so cute and adorable. and he is soo talented on the piano. i hope he turns out to be just as great as that other guy who was 26. and the girl with the flute. that`s awesome i wish i could play some kind of instrument like that.
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    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2006 at 9:51 pm
    phs. i can do that and im not mentally retarted. im blind too, im deaf and i have no arms. hahahahaha .
    savants are amazing, it`s too bad people are mentally challenged and can do amazing things. we could learn a lot from them if they knew what they were doing.
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    SilentxEm Female 60-69
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    December 26, 2006 at 10:08 pm
    This is why I love music and the arts so much... it brings even the secluded (by that, I mean, they`re trapped in their own minds) into the world.
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    Ron_Burgundy Male 18-29
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    December 27, 2006 at 2:59 am
    IT`S PATIENCE NOT PATIENTS!!!!!!!!!!...Now if that kid could start playing trombone, he`d be in business.
  36. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    December 27, 2006 at 4:39 am
    Imagine what he could do with a Kazoo.
    The way I see it, the brain is like a computer, By shutting down the Sight, train of thought and intelligent programs, it Freed up A LOT of RAM for Music, he can just process it better and faster without having to run other things in the background (like thought) (Not saying he isn`t thinking

    What I mean is, Windos XP has never ben installed, they are just Running WinAmp on DOS on a 2gb RAM 4.2 ghz Dual core Processor With a 250 gb hardrive that has no Internet connection or any other hardware asides from A Mic and Speakers.

    (Trying tog et a conversation going, yes)

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    Rayen Male 13-17
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    December 27, 2006 at 4:58 am
    DEREK GOT SKILLZ! I love how he changed Beetoven music into Mozart. Personally, I liked it better Mozart style. But its sad how he can`t even remember HOW he does it. I sometimes wonder how I do things, but I never forget...sad...I wanna cure everyone of their disabilaties.
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    Devi3000 Female 18-29
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    December 27, 2006 at 5:12 am
    They are working on ways of doing infetro testing to weed out disorders like this. Just abort them without a thought. Well it`s stories like this that drive it home that we are all unique and special in our own ways and all deserve a chance to live.
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    tika12001 Female 18-29
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    December 27, 2006 at 6:30 am
    What an amazing talent!
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    mashimaro_1 Male 13-17
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    December 27, 2006 at 8:28 am
    oh my gosh! that was so inspiring! so eye opening and amazing. what talent!
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    monert Female 18-29
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    December 27, 2006 at 9:04 am
    I watched something like this on the TV a while ago, still amazing though.
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    MissyRee Female 18-29
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    December 27, 2006 at 9:51 am
    WOW tht was amazing!! go lil Rex!
  43. Profile photo of flyguy
    flyguy Male 18-29
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    December 27, 2006 at 10:44 am
    It ain`t workin for me.. ah welll.. who wants to see a retarted kid play piano anyways...
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    dragonrice Male 18-29
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    December 27, 2006 at 11:50 am
    he`s retarded? yes.
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    Berenice Female 13-17
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    December 27, 2006 at 11:50 am
    MENTALLY DISABLED!!! argh, eh, it doesn`t matter. no one really listens. but how can you not see the godness in that? that boy is blind and has brain damage yet he can play like he`s 24 and has been playing his whole life. AND he can name the notes
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    Mantistador Male 18-29
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    December 27, 2006 at 3:38 pm
    wow... truly amazing, i was speechless through the whole thing, its sad that hes mentally disabled though, it seems like all gifted and talented people are given the disabilities and die young... like that 13 year old painter girl who could paint still life portraits better then a master artist, yet she died when she was 16 or so
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    Mbirdgurl Female 13-17
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    December 27, 2006 at 3:44 pm
    Major kudos for him!!!
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    derangedingo Male 13-17
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    December 27, 2006 at 11:28 pm
    don`t start (or, rather, continue) arguing about Political Correctness... as long as the point`s gotten across it doesn`t matter if they`re "Native American" or "Mentally Unfit"
    bah humbug
    and about the kid.. that`s awesome, but I didn`t like his mom. She seemed like she was just lapping up the attention
    Amazing abilities though, especially the 20-something kid, that was amazing how he could alter the music, but I don`t understand how if they can`t distinguish between a physical object with touch (the circle square thing) and they can`t count, how would they know the difference between different musical styles and whatnot
    ^ just kidding ^ ...sheesh...
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    jhonmayer1 Male 18-29
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    December 27, 2006 at 11:28 pm
    don`t they mean physically retarded? that was nice though...
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    ImTakingOver Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 2:49 am
    that really inspires me
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    nathorn Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 6:36 am
    i`m a musician and i`m impressed! although i can`t help but think they won`t be appreciated in the professional world, merely listened to by scientists... oh well.
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    kph155 Male 13-17
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    December 29, 2006 at 11:56 pm
    fu ck politcal correctness, that just causes problems
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    nrg70 Male 30-39
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    December 31, 2006 at 3:27 am
    Screw trying to tidy up the whole political correctness thing. Most importantly these people are AMAZING!! Not only are they genius on their instruments they actually are doing it out of their own type of passion with no strings attached. You could barely find anybody in the music industry to practice and actually give a damn about their "talent" or craft and here we have these incredible talents that savor and enjoy their art just for the sake of art, no more no less. I believe we could call most of the music industry talent a bunch of retards and tell them to come back when they have something special to offer!!
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    yokoyee Female 13-17
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    December 31, 2006 at 10:23 am
    i think retarded or mentally disabled children are cute, because they just are.

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