I’m terribly amused by the USA-L News post suggesting Shawn Dale Barnett is the world’s only famous deaf musician. What about Evelyn Glennie? Barnett’s website claims that he is naturally-born 100 percent deaf, and Glennie lost her hearing by playing too much percussion, but they’re both successful deaf musicians. It’s impossible to tell if Barnett thinks of himself as Deaf (Glennie does not, she tries to hush away the fact that she’s deaf) because his entire site IS WRITTEN IN CAPITAL LETTERS. Argh.