Whoever said it takes a village to raise a child wasn't kidding!
Our daughter Alexi has autism. Although she is only 6 years old, she’s had countless hours of therapies and instruction – however – she still struggles every day with the effects of autism.
We have researched a very new, exciting and promising program called Brain Balance and we have decided to give it a try. We feel strongly that it has an excellent chance to improve the many neurologically-based behaviors that keep Alexi from being able to progress and reach her full potential. In short – Brain Balance balances out the 2 sides of the brain and improves their connections. You can find out much more about the program by going to www.brainbalancecenters.com.
When I told some of my amazingly talented friends that I needed to raise some funds to send Alexi to this program, every single one of them stopped what they were doing and said "What do you need?" What I got was this terrific album, featuring a blend of different styles, voices, instrumentation and genres. What they have in common are terrific songs.
Carrie Weiland leads off the album with the funky "It's the Love Of", followed up by the first new Splat song in 15 years "Apparently". Ted Allen contributes two terrific pop tunes - "Up Against" and "Trapeze" from his Hold the Applause album. DJ Damian spins the beautiful track "Tonight", featuring NY based songstress Leila Airson. My nine year old daughter makes her songwriting, singing and clarinet debut with "Early Bird" and "Shine".
More songs include the brand new track from NJ based The NIC with "I Know What I Like", followed by the spacey "Whispers" by atacontrol. Dayna Kurtz graces the album with the bluegrass infused "Invocation", and we stay on the acoustic trend with Framing Dakota.
Changing gears, Songs for Lexi rocks out with Giftshop, The Dead Agains, Necroboy and Jose Andrade before cruising to a poppy conclusion with Steve Onopa and additional songs from The NIC, Ted Allen and Kyra Cioffi.
This 19 song epic touches many wonderful tones, both musical and emotional, and I am proud to be part of it.