Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Life In Profile - David Evans - Aspergian Guitarist Extraordinaire


Song:  Purple Rain
Original Artist:  Prince
Rendition:  David Evans


I had originally (1 year ago) run across a thread on a forum
which had been started by David Evans' mother.

I was both, amazed by, and thrilled for... David Evans.

David has Asperger's and had, just 2 years prior to the above video...
picked up a guitar and had found his passion.

Below is an excerpt from his mother's post:


Hiya everyone, I am a bit of a proud mum today!! Scuse the cheese and the bias! But my son, David had no friends 3yrs ago, he was lonely and depressed, nothing to look forward to....until he picked up the guitar and we discovered he was a Savant......or savant tendencies anyway, I will let you be the judge....

Last night he had his first radio airing....Pirate FM here in Cornwall UK, loved this version of Purple Rain so much that they aired it!! It was amazing and I cried......

We have worked so hard on David using our own methods and since then he has grown and bloomed into a confident, self aware happy teenager. He has only been playing for 2yrs (just!), self taught and he practices 12hrs a day weekends and 5hrs after school. He lives for the guitar, it is the way he expresses his emotions ....it is as important to him as the oxygen he breathes.

And posted from his mother a little while later: He has just met Slash!! Marshall Amplification have adopted him into the Marshall family and now he is playing at a charity event in a few weeks.



David is still playing and improving...
and performing with endorsements.

Just by him living his passions...
with unrelenting effort...
with depth of commitment...
and a directed vision and path of achievement...
he is an inspiration to all who wish the same out of life...
to walk through life on a Positive Spiral.


Through his exploration of himself...
he had gone from depression to optimism.

He had realized that it is he who controls his destiny...
not fate...not luck...not society.

His progress in life is the result of him changing it...
and never looking back...
never giving in to pessimism...
never quitting.

In my next article...
I shall cover the self sabotaging
effects as exhibited by some posters on a Psychology Forum...
ones who had given in to the great poison of Pessimism.




2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this inspiring story. I like that he isn't just talented, but is obviously dedicated and worked hard to build on his talent and change his life.

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  2. Yes, that is the key to anyone prospering. Drive is the most important component of success.

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