Donna Summer: She could sing anything,
anywhere, with anyone, at any time.
[APR 20] Happy Easter,
Passover, Earth Day, 4/20 and Sunday everyone. :-)
[APR 20] Calling all you crazy
voters out there - Pop
Icons Weekly is polling people to determine the best 70s icon. Right
now, Donna is in 6th place. We only have until April 27 to vote, so let's
see how high we can take her. :-)
[APR 20] Get ready for the
parody musical I
Know What You Did Last (Donna) Summer. It is said to be a
parody of the Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer
franchises, set of course, to Donna's music. It opens on May 2 at
the Cavern CLub Theater in Silver Lake, CA.
[APR 20] Johnnyswim fans -
catch them on VH1's Morning Buzz TOMORROW (April 21) playing songs from the
upcoming album Diamonds. I would tell you all to run out
and buy Diamonds on April 29, but I am SURE you all already pre-ordered your
copies. (But don't forget to go download your pre-ordered copy on that
date!) :-) And don't forget to check out their tour
schedule. New dates get added from time to time - including one on June
3 in Los Angeles.
[APR 20] Bruce Sudano fans -
he's posted a new song on YouTube called These
Shoes. That's his Candyman Band backing him up. And don't
forget - if you are (or will be) in the New York area, you can catch him
live at The Bitter End on May 2.
[APR 20] As you all know,
I am walking
to fight MS next month. Those of you on Facebook may have seen this
already, but I am 3/4 of the way to my goal of $2012. And so, I have made
the third of 4 of Donna's MS PSA's available on YouTube.
Some of you may remember she did a concert with VH1 to support Rock To Erase
MS, and she recorded he PSAs to air during the broadcast. I gave you
the first 2 when I got half way to my goal. Now you have #3, and I think you
can guess when I will post #4. :-)
[APR 20] And speaking of
YouTube, time to check out what's there. First up is the song When
I Look Up by Darren Hobbs (featuring Donna), En
10 Minutos: Donna Summer, Patrice's video for Jandry's mix of Be
Myself Again, a winter slideshow set to Winter
Melody, and She
Works Hard For The Money from the Hot Summer Night Special.
[APR 13] Happy Sunday everyone.
I have great news about the Donna mural project. They have reached their
fundraising goal and surpassed it. I knew we could do it! Thank you all for
supporting the project and of course for supporting Donna's legacy.
[APR 13] As you know, last week
on Bravo's Flipping
Out, one of Donna's former homes made an appearance (not that she'd
lived in it since the 90s.) The episode title is "Flipping
Nashville" and the house you are looking for is the one the client ends
up buying. The episode is available for sale at Amazon.com.
(You'll have to sit through a lot of reality show drama between houses, so
keep your finger on the fast forward button if that's not your thing.)
[APR 13] In the Donna is everywhere
category, she "appears" on the latest episode of Family Guy.
A giraffe bursts into a restaurant and asks a woman at the table if she is
Donna Summer. The woman says yes. I should probably mention that this is a
cartoon - for those of you who are unfamiliar with the program.
[APR 13] For those of us who
love MacArthur Park, there is an interview
with the songwriter specifically about the song. Yes, he addresses the
[APR 13] The land of covers,
there is an interesting Salsa cover of On
The Radio that is sung partly in Spanish. It's not Donna of course,
but it's not bad. :-)
[APR 13] Moving on to
Johnnyswim. They did a live online event for SerialBox.com and you can catch
And check out the interview
they also did for SerialBox. And don't forget the pair are currently on
tour in support of their upcoming album, Diamonds
available for pre-order at Amazon
[APR 13] And then we have
Vienna Dohler - she and her friend Camille and doing a fundraiser for
childhood cancer. Check out the details
[APR 13] That brings us to
YouTube. First up is a promo
for On The Radio, the State
Of Independence video, Glenn
Rivera's Restructured I Feel Love mix, the All
Systems Go video,and
I Feel Love from the Midnight Special.
[APR 13] And finally, I took a
break from plugging my MS Walk because I didn't want to compete with the
mural project, but if you happen to have a couple of bucks left over and are
looking for a cause to give them to, well here is my MS
page. I'm still forking towards my goal of $2012. :-)
[APR 6] This week we start with
some sad news. Legendary DJ/remixer Frankie
Knuckles passed away last week at the far too young age of 59. If you
are a fan of dance music, then you have probably heard dozens and dozens of
his remixes. If you are someone who doesn't follow the remix scene and
aren't sure if you have heard any of his mixes - just dig out your copy of Love
To Love You Donna and play Hot Stuff. My condolences go
out to his family, friends and admirers.
[APR 6] Moving on to happier
news, this Wednesday April 9 is the premiere of the Nashville episode
of Bravo's Flipping
Out which should include one of Donna's former homes.
[APR 6] There are only 6 more
days to donate to the Donna
Summer mural. They only need $621 more. Surely between us we can
[APR 6] NeverUndressed.com
posted a photo gallery of women who they consider the beauty icons of the
70s. Donna si there on the list. :-)
[APR 6] Here's one of those
things that make you go hmmmm... a blogger
claims he saw Donna sing karaoke in a bar in Boston. Not he admits that it
could have been just an impersonator, but whatever the truth is, at least he
has a nice memory. :-)
[APR 6] Johnnyswim fans, they
sneaked in an appearance on the David Letterman Show last
week. You can see it here.
(It may be region-restricted because it's the network's website. In any
case, if you have an ad-blocker, you need to disable it for that page.)
[APR 6] Also catch Johnnyswim
Tuesday April 8 at 1 PM (Eastern) for a live streaming event at SerialBoxPresents.com.
There will be live performances, interviews and more.
[APR 6] And don't forget you
can pre-order their new album Diamonds at Amazon
(If you buy it at iTunes, you get 2 tracks now to listen to.) And if
you are looking for a live Johnnyswim fix, check out their tour
[APR 6] Bruce fans, don't
forget he is FINALLY coming back to play New York at The
Bitter End on May 2.
[APR 6] I think that brings us
to YouTube. First up if Giorgio Moroder playing I
Feel Love in one of his DJ sets, then there is the entire 1979
concert from Japan, Love
To Love You from a 1976 TV appearance, and finally an audio only
clip of the Hot
Stuff mix by Eric Kupper and the late Frankie Knuckles.
[APR 2] And now for the real Summer
Fever Page! :-)
[APR 1] Since it's April 1
(almost) it's time for the new Summer Fever
Pick. If you've been keeping track, we are finally up to Crayons.
[APR 1] And while I'm here I
have 2 reminders. Johnnyswim's Diamonds is available for pre-order at Amazon
now and at iTunes
either now or later on tonight depending on when you read this. It's
actually only 11 PM on March 31 EDT as I write this.)
[APR 1] Also - don't forget
about the Donna
Summer mural. They still need $1900 more to reach their goal and time is
[MAR 30] Happy Sunday
everyone! :-) I'm going to harass you again about the Donna
mural at her old high school. They only need about $1900 more (as of
this writing) but there are only 13 more days to contribute. Of you have an
extra dollar or two (or 1900 LOL) please consider donating it to the cause.
They have a number of cool perks available to donors too. The Boston Globe
has a short article about the mural project. You can see it here.
[MAR 30] Johnnyswim fans: You
will be able to pre-order the new album, Diamonds starting
April 1. (The release date is April 29.) The pair are promising all
kinds of fun for April 1. They will be streaming something "top
secret" and live tweeting about it.
[MAR 30] In other Johnnyswim
news, they have joined the lineup for Lollapalooza
2014 to be held in Chicago. Johnnyswim take the stage Saturday August
[MAR 30] And just in case you
need a little something to tide you over until Tuesday's fun.... check out
this new Billboard
interview with Johnnyswim where we get yet ANOTHER version of how the
band got its name. :-) You can hear the song Home
on the Billboard page too.
[MAR 30] In Bruce Sudano news,
he's posted a new clip to his Soundcloud
page. He says they start every rehearsal with a jam and he's posted one
that's about 9 minutes of jazz. It's got a nice groove to it - it's
good music for updating a website to... ;-)
[MAR 30] I think that brings us
to YouTube. First up is a tribute video by Suecase Hall set to The
Impossible Dream, then a brief overview of Donna's
career - in Spanish, the video for When
Love Takes Over You, On
The Radio from 1981, an interview from Lifestyles
Of The Rich And Famous, and a cover of Always
Something There To Remind Me.
[MAR 23] Happy Spring
everyone! Let's start off with the Donna mural again. As of right now,
they only need another $2500 to make the mural a reality. But there are only
20 more days to
contribute, so we've got to act fast. Let me share an email that
our friend LST DNCE sent to his friends and family. (I edited it only enough
to protect his privacy and the privacy of his family.)
This is a legit email from your friend/family LST DNCE. First off, I'm asking you to consider donating to this cause. If you're first answer is no then delete this and I'm sorry I bothered you and I hope all is well with you.
Now that you have kept reading....Many of you know my Donna history...Donna Summer has always been a HUGE passion in my life since 1975 and this fundraising cause will leverage Donna's Legacy to inspire others to be successful just as Donna is. This cause is funding a mural in Donna's Boston High School, the Jeremiah E. Burke High School, so that today's youth are encouraged to stay on a path towards achievement and building on their dreams. As a Boston Public School graduate I was inspired by others before me who made is possible to achieve a Harvard Masters Degree and a very successful and enjoyable career. I'm committed to help others who grow up in the same circumstances to become all they can be and feel confident about taking on challenges as they become the future of our society. They can't do this alone unless they are inspired by others who prove that they can grow beyond their means to become whatever and whoever they desire.
On a more personal note, my sister went to this high school with Donna and can you imagine my awe when I realized that my muse rubbed elbows with my sister! On top of that, another family friend was Donna's banker in her early years of success and I was just about to explode wondering how I was missing out on such close contact with Donna!!!! Needless to say when I first met Donna on Friday, July 2, 1999 at the Today Show I had years of built up desire to just spend the day with her catching up on this history as if she was a known friend. Of course, Donna, being the pleasant person she is, was chatting with me as if we were friends, even if it wasn't for the whole day. But those precious 30 or so minutes will stay with me as if they were the whole day.
So these two brief stories lead me to my request that you consider donating what you can to achieve the goal so the Donna Summer Mural can become a reality for so many other inner city kids like yours truly. Sadly, Donna has left us to join the Disco in Heaven and her passing was on Thursday, May 17, 2012. So if you contribute $5.17 or $51.72 or $517.12, that would be a memorable amount building on this mural to make it a reality.....or any amount in between that is possible will surely achieve the goal and trust me, when the Donna Summer Mural is complete I will be there and send each of you a photo of that wonderful event.
In closing, yes, I am and always will be a Donna Summer diehard fan! And who can ask for anything more than having a lifelong passion who will always provide enjoyment, guidance, comfort and inspiration in a talent such as Donna Summer who has no boundaries and reminds us that you can always carry on until your LAST DANCE!!!!
Thank you and at this time of year you should find a way to play/hear Donna singing "SPRING AFFAIR"
[MAR 23] Ok you guys all know
Donna lived in Nashville. She had different houses there at different
times and the one she had in the early 90s is going to be featured on the
show, Flipping Out. The house has been recently purchased and the episode
will feature before and after pictures of the place. According to Wikipedia,
the airdate will be April 9, but keep an eye on the show's
website for confirmation of that.
[MAR 23] How about something
silly? A NASCAR reporter met Donna at a race today. Well, at least he
thought he did. LOL The poor guy is probably ready to
crawl under a rock now that places like TMZ are pointing out that Donna
passed away almost 2 years ago. You can see
the video here.
[MAR 23] And here's another
silly thing that isn't Donna related - thank god! LOL There is
an article called Who Killed Disco? 7 Suspects Revealed. I have to
say.... there are some scary things on that list! LOL The Disco Polka
album really sounds like something we made up on the forum, but
apparently it was real.
[MAR 23] Bruce Sudano fans - he
is FINALLY coming to New York to play The
Bitter End on May 2. (It's about time you came East again Bruce!
LOL) You can see his billboard in Times
Square here. (It's a Facebook link, hopefully it works for everyone.)
[MAR 23] As most of you know,
Bruce performed in LA the other night and he debuted a new song called
Alone. Someone did get video and they put it on
Facebook. Here is the link, I hope it works for everyone. (It's not
something I'll be able to download and share by alternate means if Facebook
won't work for you. I already tried... )
[MAR 23] I think that brings us
to YouTube. First up is Sal's really cool video for the Knuckles
& Kupper Hot Stuff mix, ten there is This
Time I Know It's For Real, from an Italian TV Show I think, a
slideshow set to the vaulted track, Walk
Hand In Hand, and a sassy clip of Hot
Stuff/Bad Girls from the UK.
[MAR 16] Happy St. Patty's Day
everyone! (Well, almost anyway. :-) ) There's not a lot of Donna news at the
moment, so let me just remind you that the kids at Donna's old high school
are still trying to raise money for that
mural they are doing to honor her legacy. At this moment they only have
19 days left and they aren't even half way to their goal yet. This is about
honoring Donna's legacy and about inspiring the younger generation. If you
have a couple of bucks to spare, think about tossing it their way.
[MAR 16] That brings me to the
family, now where should I start? I guess we should start with the oldest
and work out way down the list. :-) So... Bruce fans will be
happy to hear that he has been interviewed yet again - this time for Elmore
Magazine. In it, Bruce talks about With Angels On A Carousel
and about songwriting in general. Also if you are in the LA area (or
will be) - Bruce and the Candyman Band will be playing at Genghis Cohen on
March 21. Be there! :-)
[MAR 16] In the land of
Johnnyswim, they are currently on
tour and are gearing up for the release of their first full length
album, Diamonds, due out on April 29. Part of that tour placed
the pair at the SXSW Festival where VH1 recorded these
comments on the keynote address. If you check out their Instagram
feed, you can see some of the recent photos they posted from SXSW (and
other things.) AND for those of you who haven't seen it yet, the Johnnyswim
episode of Live At Daryl's House is now live on the Live
From Daryl's House
[MAR 16] And that brings us to
the next generation... Vienna Dohler. She's Mimi's oldest, and quite a
singer/songwriter in her own right already. Vienna has a whole bunch of
songs posted on ReverbNation.com
for sale with half the proceeds going to the charity Keep A Child Alive. (So
that makes her talented AND a good kid! They are doing something right in
that family. :-) ) So after you get over feeling old because the
little kid on the Live & More album cover is old enough to
have a kid who is old enough to be recording (where did the time go?) then
head over to ReverbNation and grab some tracks. :-)
[MAR 16] And one more thing
before I get to this week's YouTube list... As many of you know, I've been
begging for money for my MS
Walk on May 17. I am a little more than half way to my goal of $2012, so
I thought a little token of my appreciation was in order. Many of you
may remember that in 2001 Donna performed on a VH1 special that also raised
money for MS. In addition to performing, Donna recorded 4 Public Service
Announcements to air during the special. I have those PSAs on a DVD and I
have uploaded 2 of them to YouTube in honor of hitting half my goal. I'll
leave it to your imagination as to when I will post the last 2.
:-) I should warn you though that the quality isn't as good as I would
have liked. My DVD got corrupted and it was all I could do to get it to play
on anything. So instead of ripping the video, I ended up having to record my
TV screen with a camcorder. So here is PSA
#1 and PSA #2.
[MAR 16] That brings us to
YouTube. This week look for Donna on The
Word in 1991, the FULL Japanese concert
from 1979, the FULL Italian concert
from 1977, Bad
Girls/Hot Stuff from the Nobel Peace Prize concert, and a live
performance of The
[MAR 9] Happy Sunday everyone!
Did you all survive the time change this morning? (Well, those of you had to
switch to Daylight Savings Time...)
[MAR 9] Let's start with the mural
the kids in Boston are making at Donna's old high school. They are
still trying to raise
money for the project, and with only 26 days left to raise money, they
still need just about $4000. They have various perks available for different
contribution amounts, but really - you can toss in as little as $1 if that's
all you can spare. It's just important that the kids make their goal so that
the mural can be completed! :-)
[MAR 9] The other night a
concert was taped at the White House honoring the Women Of Soul. (It will be
broadcast on PBS starting April 7 as "In Performance At The White
House: Women Of Soul" - check your local listings.) They had a bunch of
cool people there like Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin, Jill Scott, Melissa
Etheridge, and a young lady named Tessane Chin who did a really good cover
of Last Dance.
I believe she may be one of us! ;-)
[MAR 9] Bruce Sudano fans:
Catch him live at Genghis Cohen in LA on March 21. And if you need a little
something to tide you over until then... check out this NEW song called No
Surprise that Bruce put up on his Soundcloud this weekend.
[MAR 9] Johnnyswim fans: Keep
an eye on this page
on NPR.org. The pair are performing tonight for a special event for
Generation Listen and video highlights will be posted there when they are
available. Also, Broadwayworld.com
has an article to promote the upcoming album, Diamonds, and
the tour that goes along with it.
[MAR 9] I think that brings us
to YouTube. First up is the video for Fame
The Game, then there is the Queens
Of Pop special, the ENTIRE Hot
Summer Night With Donna special, and Donna with Joss Stone on Try
A Little Tenderness.
[MAR 9] And finally - if you
have a dollar or two left after donating to Donna's mural, I am about half
way to my goal of $2012 for the MS
Walk this year. If I hit that, I have someone who will be happy to toss
me another $517. My walk is on $517 at Jones Beach and I will be
thinking of every Donna concert I've ever seen there. Any little bit you can
throw in is greatly appreciated. :-)
[MAR 1] Well, it's March 1 so
you guys know what that means... time for a new Summer
Fever Pick. This month it's Live & More Encore.
I expect you all to spend the month saying things like "Sorry
Rod", and "unplucked section." :-) What are you
laughing at? It works for Barbra...
[MAR 1] I know we have
some remix fans out there. If you have ever wondered how a remixer works his
or her magic on a song, check out this
video about the making of the Hot Chip mix of Sunset People.
[MAR 1] The blog, My
Fabulous Disease, has reposted a very nice tribute to Donna that was
originally published in May 2012. If you missed it back then, go read it
now. And if you did see it then, go back and reread it.
[MAR 1] In the Donna is
everywhere category, Pop
Matters has an article on Kylie Minogue and Madonna that talks about how
their music carries on where Donna left off in the early 80s. (The article
is actually much better than I just made it sound. LOL)
[MAR 1] Bruce Sudano fans:
catch him at Genghis Cohen on LA on Friday March 21 at 8:30. Be there!
Also, Bruce has released his new video for Neighborhood
Of My Dreams - shot in his old Brooklyn stomping ground.
[MAR 1] Johnnyswim fans: Their
episode of Live From Daryl's House is streaming now on VH1.com.
For those of you wondering about the name "Johnnyswim"... well,
the pair has yet another story on where they got the name. ;-)
[MAR 1] If you need a little
more Johnnyswim, check out their interview on QCTimes.com.
[MAR 1] I think that brings us
to YouTube. In honor of the Summer Fever Pick, let's start with part
1 and part
2 of the interview Donna did to promote the VH1 special. Then
there is Donna's performance of I Will Go With You (and the
interview) from the Rosie
O'Donnell Show, Enough
Is Enough from the same show, Donna and fans on The
View, another appearance on The
View, Donna on Queen Latifah part
1 and part
2, and finally, Donna on Oprah.
[FEB 23] I have a challenge for
MS Walk. We have a generous Donna fan who said that if I make $2000 he
will thrown in another $517. I am amazed! And my team captain may have
fainted when I told her. In fact, since I am now officially walking in
my Donna gear, she would like to do something too to thank the Donna
community if I hit $2000. I have t-shirts I could loan her to wear on the
walk, we could get a boombox and play some Donna tunes while we
walk... actually, we are open to suggestions. (But the first person who says
we should play I Will Survive will be ridiculed publicly! LOL)
If we hit $2000 what would you like to see my team captain do? (And keep it
clean guys - we have some young children on our team. Some are so
young they can't even walk yet! LOL) Let me take this
opportunity to thank those who have donated so far - you guys are awesome!
And for those of you who haven't - we'll you are awesome too. And if any of
you are worried that you don't have big bucks to donate, that's totally
cool. Even $1 is helpful, or even just your well-wishes are very
[FEB 23] While I'm begging for
money, I might as well also take this opportunity to remind you that the Dreambuilder's
Youth Project is still accepting donations to fund the Donna Summer
mural they are creating to honor her legacy. They offer a few perks
for various dollar amounts, so be sure to check that out. And keep in mind
their deadline for donations if April 4.
[FEB 23] In the Donna is
everywhere category, she was the subject of Beauty
World News' Throwback Thursday feature.
[FEB 23] Johnnyswim fans -
their appearance on Live
From Daryl's House debuted on Palladia just the other night.
It will repeat a few more times before they switch to the next episode, and
it will be on the show's website starting March 15. And don't forget
to check out Johnnyswim's
tour page - they have a ton of dates coming up all over the place and
you WILL hate yourself if you miss out. ;-)
[FEB 23] I think that brings us
to YouTube. First up is an
old video from Stampyurfeet that combines footage of Barbra Streisand's
Kennedy Center Honors with Donna's vocals. I have to say it's kind of funny
to see Barbra's mouth move on Papa Can You Hear Me while you hear
Donna's voice singing. Then there is a video that starts with some
other divas singing Last
Dance, and then ends with a separate clip of Donna singing it
herself. (You will have NO DOUBTS as to who the real diva is! LOL)
Then we have a cool video for the MAW
mix of Last Dance that combines footage from several different things, Hot
Stuff live on the Dinah Shore Show, and Donna's awesome
cover of Nights In
[FEB 18] It has come to my
attention that I messed up my MS Walk link. Apparently I stick in a link for
She Works Hard For The Money instead. Oops. LOL
This is the right
[FEB 17] Sorry - I was tired
last night, so my update is a little late. First up today... the new
video by Stor Dubine. :-) It's his vision of the Laidback Luke
mix of MacArthur
Park. (And yes there is a cake, and rain - but the cake isn't
actually out in the rain. LOL)
[FEB 17] Last week I mentioned
the Dreambuilder's Youth Project at Donna's old high school. They are
creating a mural to honor Donna's legacy, and now they have a way for people
to contribute to the project. They have a fundraising
page - it's kind of like Kickstarter only this is hosted by another
company. If you would like to contribute, there are 47 more days left to do
[FEB 17] In release news,
remember that Casablanca box set? Well the Dutch retailer I mentioned last
time still has a release date of February 7, but apparently they were
counting on building a time machine because the real release date is now September
27. LOL I guess we can wait - it's not like that's a new concept
to us. ;-)
[FEB 17] The
Advocate has an article about what happens when the gay community feels
betrayed by someone they've made an icon. Unfortunately Donna is in there
because she was accused of making certain statements, but thankfully
the article does say she denied making comments. And really the thrust of
the article is not so much about what various divas did or didn't do, but
how the gay community reacted to whatever was done/said/accused/whatever.
And Donna is only one of several divas they talked about. (By the way,
I am aware of recent online "celebs you didn't know were
homophobes" articles. I don't generally comment on them because I don't
want to give any more page views to their garbage, but anyone looking to
respond to one of those articles may find ammunition here
[FEB 17] OfficialCharts.com
has picked This Time I Know It's For Real as their Pop Gem for
[FEB 17] Bruce Sudano fans -
don't miss his interview with Dave Marsh posted here
on Soundcloud. It's a pretty extensive one focused mainly on With
Angels On A Carousel.
[FEB 17] Johnnyswim fans -
catch them on Palladia this Thursday night at 11 for Live
From Daryl's House. If you miss it (shame on you!) it
usually repeats a few times AND they post the shows online. Also check out
their tour page -
more dates have been added. :-)
[FEB 17] I think that brings us
to YouTube. Look for the Work
That Magic video, the Romeo
video (Donna's not in that one, it's just movie clips), Last
Dance from the Midnight Special, She
Works Hard For The Money from a TV appearance, and Donna with Joss
Stone on Try
A Little Tenderness.
[FEB 9] Greetings all! Let's
start with a special upcoming valentine from our own Stor Dubine. If
the name doesn't sing a bell, let me remind you that he is the guy who makes
cool animated videos like this one for I
Got Your Love. Well on February 14 (Velentine's
Day :-) ) he will be releasing his latest video through the fan
club site. It will be a video for the Laidback Luke mix of MacArthur
Park. Personally, I cannot wait! I love his videos! :-)
[FEB 9] There is a program
called the Dreambuilders Youth Project operating out of the Jeremiah E Burke
High School in Boston. (If that school sounds familiar, it's because
that's where Donna attended school.) Basically, it's an after school program
designed to help give kids the inspiration and encouragement they need
to succeed in their chosen fields of interest. The project they will be
working on is a mural to honor the legacy of Donna Summer. You can
watch their PSA here,
or follow their Facebook
page to keep up with announcements on how you can help support the mural
[FEB 9] NME.com has published
best songs of all time. I Feel Love comes in at #3!! :-)
(Personally I would have put it up higher, but they didn't ask my
[FEB 9] Bruce Sudano fans -
keep an eye out for his upcoming video, The Neighborhood Of My Dreams.
He has promised on Facebook that it's coming "soon". (And it can't
be too soon for me - that's one of my favorite tracks off the album!)
[FEB 9] I think that brings us
to YouTube. This week we have Dim
All The Lights live (preceded by a short interview), a 2003
interview, a recent Giorgio
Moroder interview, MacArthur
Park live, and She
Works Hard For The Money at Disney.
[FEB 9] And finally, as many of
you know I have done the local MS Walk for the last couple of years. I will
be doing it again this year and as I did last year (and as I have been
doing with all my charitable endeavors since 2012), I do it in Donna's
memory to celebrate her humanitarian legacy. This year the walk takes
place at Jones Beach again (last year it was too wrecked by Superstorm Sandy
for it to be ready in time.) And this year by pure coincidence, it takes
place on a very special day: May 17. If you would like to contribute,
here is the
link. There is no pressure.... but if I hit my $500 goal, then I will
once again ditch my team t-shirt and instead dress in my Donna gear.
:-) My team captain was totally cool with that last year.
(Please help me wear my Donna gear - I hate wearing the color orange!
[FEB 5] Mary Bernard fans - go
see "The Real Diva" (sorry Donna LOL) sing in Delray Beach
Florida at the Garlic
Festival this Sunday February 9. Mary will be there all day and
she's even gonna hit the stage with Andy Child for a couple of songs. She
very specifically said that she would LOVE to see everyone, so if you are in
that area (or will be) go catch her performance, and then go say hi. (I
promise - she doesn't bite! Well.... maybe if you asked her
really nicely to, she might... LOL)
[FEB 2] Happy Groundhog's Day!
That darn groundhog predicted 6 more weeks of winter, so I might be eating
groundhog stew for dinner this week. ;-) Fortunately in here
it's always SUMMER. And that brings me to the Summer
Fever Pick for the month. If you've been keeping track, we are now up to
Mistaken Identity by some blonde chick. :-)
[FEB 2] Some of you may
remember a couple of months ago that a an 8 CD Donna Summer
Casablanca box set was announced for European release. That should be
released Friday February 7 according to this Dutch
retailer. There is still no definitive word about this collection -
other than it seems to be 8 CDs in a cute box. They haven't said if there is
any new remastering, or if all the original art is included or anything. I
suspect we won't know much more until one of us grabs a copy.
[FEB 2] 2 of the stars of the
Broadway musical Kinky Boots were asked by Playbill
to pick their favorite disco songs. Can you guess which artist made the list
5 times? (Hint: She is blonde in this month's Summer Fever Pick. LOL)
[FEB 2] Johnnyswim fans - mark
your calendars for April 29. That is Abner's birthday and I strongly suspect
he would just love it if you would celebrate by grabbing a copy of Johnyswim's
first full length album - coming out April 29. Woot!!
[FEB 2] And that brings us to
YouTube. First up is a commercial
for Live & More that will make you yearn to have the whole
concert on DVD. Then there is the There
Goes My Baby video, Forgive
Me live from a telethon, and an AMAZING
playlist from the 2008 tour that kicks off with Be Myself Again.
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