Heavy Load is a UK punk band made up of members who all have developmental disabilities. Aside from having an a awesome sound, Heavy Load represents the true essence of punk rock music - fighting the social norm. Tonight,June 23rd on IFC (Independent Film Chanel) at 9 PM Eastern 10PM Pacific, is the TV premiere of the documentary movie on Heavy Load. I am looking forward to watching it not just for the amazing music but for the uplifting message that anything is possible.
On a social activism note Heavy Load is driving a campaign called 'Stay Up Late' which encourages those afflicted with disabilities to work with their guardians and caretakers to let them stay out late so that they can go and enjoy concerts and evening events. Boing Boing has a preview of the movie.