This is the Official website for MODERN SON and music video "Day After Day"
"DAY AFTER DAY"
In 2011, Paul Guzman-Sanchez had a wish that only a parent of an autistic child could have—to show the challenges that his son goes through. A Los Angeles-area musician and video producer, Paul wanted to show the world that an autistic child can fully embrace the world and share in the experiences of everyday life. The video features autistic 13 year-old Leo Tre' Guzman-Sanchez, with a special cameo appearance by his sister Brianna Guzman-Sanchez and brother Brandon Guzman-Sanchez.
Paul Guzman-Sanchez is a modern renaissance man—a third generation guitarist on his dad's side, as well as a bassist, keyboardist, percussionist, singer and songwriter. A professional recording artist himself, Paul always wanted to share the joy of music and music-making with his son. When Leo was diagnosed with autism, the thought of him ever being able to jam with his dad seemed like a remote and nearly impossible dream. But one day Leo started to sing songs he heard on the TV with perfect pitch and timing. Weeks later, Paul wrote a song about Leo, teaching his son the chorus. Leo nailed it perfectly with almost impeccable timing and phrasing. The experience marked a breakthrough, the first time ever that father and son really communicated on a deeper learning level. With tears in Paul’s eyes, father and son sang the chorus together over and over.
Today, Paul says Day After Day is special in more ways than one. The tune will always have a special place in this father’s life as it marks a turning point not only for Leo, but for a father and son as well.
Family Support for the project
According to singer, songwriter and video director Paul Guzman-Sanchez, the biggest support for the Day After Day project has come from his family, without whose love and patience none of this could have happened. Through good times and bad times, the love, dedication, and commitment has and will always be there.
What people are saying
Love the song, your boy Leo Tr'e and your heart most of all! What an absolutely beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing it with me. I was very touched, it lightened my heart. KO
Director of Michael Jackson's "This Is It"
Paul - Awesome!
I watched it in the office and had to excuse myself and go blow my nose and finish up with my tears.
Powerful Stuff - Congratulations
Director MTV Road Rules
Paul, I LOVE THIS VIDEO. It touched me very deeply. I cried tears of joy to see Leo Tre's smile and the two of you in that skate park. Well done my friend. I hope to see you soon. xoxo Beth
Entertainment Industry Professional
I love it very much... I have a lot of FB friends who have kids with Autism or who work with youth who have Autism... It's really shows hope, happiness, faith, creative patience, and strength that parents like you need... I am very proud of what you have done with Leo...
Artist/Youth Gang Community Services
Very Inspirational bro!!
Thanks for sharing that with me!!
Pritesh (Tesh) Patel
Music Video "Day After Day" Now this is nice, beautifully done.
Brought tears to my eyes. I love it.
Patrice Valentin DuPlessis
Hi Paul,"God Bless you & The family! This is Wonderful!!"
What a great way to give hope to those who struggle with this and need inspiration. I admire you guys and your courage to be awesome parents and give Leo the best care possible so he can have the best at a normal life. My love to all of you guys.
Love the video. Thanks for sharing it with me.
Paul: Thanks for sharing. This is truly beautiful and I’m happy to share it with friends also living the life of autism. Hope this opens many new doors for you!
4/21/2012 Latest News:
Leo & Dad interview for college radio at the AUTISM SPEAKS Walk at The Pasadena Rose Bowl 2012
Interviewer Andriana Olivares for CSUN radio had Leo sing "Day After Day' on camera for her interview. Turned out to be a nice interview under a shady tree in the hot summer heat at the Autism Speaks Walk at The Pasadena Rose Bowl. Leo and his dad sang and talked about the achievements leo has made and is still making. The segment will be posted here on modernson.com this week.
Updated: April 28, 2011
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