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(Slate)   The Wu-Tang Clan sign language interpreter: How Holly Maniatty learned to sign for rappers   (slate.com ) divider line
    More: Cool, Wu Tang Clan, Holly Maniatty, Killer Mike, Bob Saget, Method Man, Bonnaroo, board of directors, Rochester Institute of Technology  
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2013-06-22 02:47:31 PM  
Simultaneous ASL translation is hot.

While dancing to hip hop?  I'm gonna need a raw potato.
 
2013-06-22 02:48:09 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-06-22 02:51:02 PM  
www.slate.com

Oh the cool Maniatty.
 
2013-06-22 03:11:31 PM  
Fark all y'all, this is farking epic.
 
2013-06-22 03:14:06 PM  
The wife of one of my coworkers is an interpreter who winds up doing sign language for a large number of public events

watching the whitest person you know sign rap lyrics and what not is funny
 
2013-06-22 03:14:18 PM  
The article made me smile a lot. I am very glad there are people like Maniatty in the world and HOPE more like her start doing this. :)
 
2013-06-22 03:16:00 PM  
any link to a longer video?
 
2013-06-22 03:18:10 PM  

foo monkey: any link to a longer video?


Link
 
2013-06-22 03:25:34 PM  

LewDux: foo monkey: any link to a longer video?

Link


...of Holly Maniatty signing for Wu Tang?
 
2013-06-22 03:52:01 PM  
I wonder if she could keep up with El-P or Aesop Rock?
 
2013-06-22 03:52:03 PM  
I bet Anne Frank would have liked this back in the day.
 
2013-06-22 04:19:33 PM  
 
2013-06-22 04:28:48 PM  

A Terrible Human: I wonder if she could keep up with El-P or Aesop Rock?



I'd like to see how she does with Busdriver or R.A. The Rugged Man
 
2013-06-22 04:57:21 PM  
no doubt some music is best when deaf.
 
2013-06-22 05:09:02 PM  
i saw some Furthur (the post-Grateful Dead fellas) at Red Rocks a few years ago.  Yup.  Interpreter at stage left.  pretty cool.
 
2013-06-22 05:54:51 PM  

rickythepenguin: i saw some Furthur (the post-Grateful Dead fellas) at Red Rocks a few years ago.  Yup.  Interpreter at stage left.  pretty cool.


What's the sign for "Mickey's gonna bang away for 10 minutes or so.  Good time to hit the rest room/grab a beer"?
 
2013-06-22 05:56:44 PM  
Adam Hills often has a signer on stage with him on his stand up. Adds another level to the comedy

Link (but with an unpleseant amount of adds)
 
2013-06-22 06:54:06 PM  

Weatherkiss: I bet Anne Frank would have liked this back in the day.


Actually, to shiat on the joke, Helen Keller actually was a bit of a music fan. She would hold part of the instrument while someone played, and she could "hear" it that way. Just an interesting fun fact.
 
2013-06-22 08:01:56 PM  

mcmnky: What's the sign for "Mickey's gonna bang away for 10 minutes or so. Good time to hit the rest room/grab a beer"?


well.....i know you're making a joke (Drums always was a good time for a bathroom break!) but "Furthur" is just Phil and Bob.  Billy and Mickey either weren't interested or invited, depending on who's telling their version of the story.  They have Jeff Chimenti, Bob's keyboardist from Ratdog, a male and female backing vocal duo, and a Jerry soundalike who used to play in Dark Star Orchestra, and one drummer, whose name escapes me but he's hot as shiat.

Bob and Phil dropped broad hints at the inception of Furthur of how tehy wanted to get away from teh traditional model of a dead show, which I took (as did others) as, "we don't need a nightly 15-20 minute Drums/Space segment late in the second set".  Also, during the last few iterations of "The Dead" / "The Other Ones", Mickey got one song per night that, well, usually sucked.  Not having Mickeya round means we don't have to have his nightly feature spot of a song that sucks.

aren't you glad you asked?
 
2013-06-22 09:18:42 PM  
Wu-tan Clan ain't nothing to f*ck with!
 
2013-06-22 11:04:26 PM  
rickythepenguin:

aren't you glad you asked?

Oh right!  I was thinking of Jimmy Herring-era The Other Ones.  Good times.

Yes, I am glad I asked :)
 
2013-06-22 11:59:45 PM  
BONNAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!


/sorry.
//was there this time last week, I miss it.
 
2013-06-23 12:25:11 AM  
As a person with deafness in my family, this is farking awesome to see. I am a huge fan of most types of music, and it does my heart good to see people trying to spread the joy it can bring.

/CODA
 
2013-06-23 12:51:14 AM  
Clan in the front, let ya feet stomp.

/Huge wu-fan
//white as pure snow
 
2013-06-23 02:49:09 AM  
The day I fell in love with Holly Maniatty...
 
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