Donna Summer: She could sing anything, anywhere, with anyone, at any time.
[AUG 3] Oops - I forgot something on last night's
update. This week's episode of CNN's The Seventies will be Music.
Finally! At least that's what one episode guide says. The actual
TV listings on TVGuide.com show a repeat of the first episode instead.
So be prepared to tune in Thursday at 9 PM - unless of course there is
some major news event that preempts all regular programming.
[AUG 2] Greetings all - can you believe it is
August already? Where is the summer going? Of course since it is a
new month, it's time for a new Summer Fever Pick. This time it's All
Systems Go. :-)
[AUG 2] Here's an interesting find someone saw on
Amazon UK. It's a vinyl import of Love To Love You Baby with a
release date of September 18, 2015. It's supposed to be put out by
the Universal Music Group, but there is no indication of where it is
imported from. And there is no sign of any of the other early
albums showing up on vinyl. So I guess we're just going to have to wait
and watch to see what happens.
[AUG 2] Here's an interesting quote courtesy of the
Official Donna Summer Facebook page: "I don't care if I'm beautiful; I
don't care what I look like on the outside. It isn't about the outside."
[AUG 2] Bruce Sudano fans - don't forget he's got a
couple of concerts coming up to promote his upcoming CD, The Burbank
Sessions. He'll be at Genghis Cohen in LA on August 15, and Joe's
Pub in NYC on September 9.
[AUG 2] I think that brings us to YouTube.
Hmmm, let's do some official music videos that don't get seen very
often. There is
All Systems Go,
Work That Magic,
The Woman In Me,
Whenever There Is
When Love Takes Over You,
The Queen Is Back, and
Fame The Game.
[JUL 26] Happy Sunday all! Let's just say to
start - that the next episode of CNN's The Seventies STILL isn't music.
It will be Terror At Home And Abroad, so unless they focus on fans who
thought they lost their concert tickets or their music collection (that
would be pretty scary!), I don't think there will be any Donna content.
[JUL 26] Moving on to Bruce Sudano news. You guys
are gonna like this! We have a new song out there, and it's a
collaboration with Giorgio Moroder. Some of you guys may remember that
the two of them did the 2013 Station To Station art event. This is the
song they wrote for that. It's called Willoughby. You can
hear it here, and you can even pre-order a limited edition vinyl
[JUL 26] Also in Bruce news, he's got promo copies of
his upcoming cd, The Burbank Sessions and he's working on a tour
schedule. So stay tuned for more info. Also, if you check out
Instagram post, it looks like the CD not only will have great tunes,
but it will be pretty tasty too. ;-)
[JUL 26] Johnnyswim fans - don't forget that the pair is
still on tour with dates coming up in Los Angeles, Chicago, Wisconsin,
Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Colorado, South Carolina and Virginia. Find a
show near you and go see them!
[JUL 26] That brings us to YouTube. Hmmm... I was sent
this interesting computer animated video for
week, so let's so a bunch of fan-made videos this time. So if we are
doing that, we have to start off with some Stor Dubine:
Does He Love You,
Stamp Your Feet and
Got Your Love. Then there are our buddies stampyurfeet and
suecase hall with videos for
To Paris With
Love (WaWa Radio Mix),
La Vie En Rose
(Lovely Reprises Remix 2010),
Journey To The
Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame,
The Power Of One
(a celebration of the election of our first African-American President),
and Remember Me -
Donna Summer Tribute. That one is actually Diana Ross music set to
video of Donna and it makes a really nice tribute.
[JUL 19] Greetings all! There is not much going on
in Donna land, but there is an interview with Mike Stock (of Stock
Aitken & Waterman) on
Radio in which he talks a little about the Another Place And Time
[JUL 19] For those keeping track of the CNN series The
Seventies - nope, no music next week either. They will be doing
The Revolution Of The Sexes. They gotta be doing music soon!
(I hope, anyway.)
[JUL 19] Bruce Sudano fans - If you are in Edam, The
Netherlands (or will be) on October 25, Bruce will be playing at
Harmonie. You don't want to miss him!
[JUL 19] Also, don't forget that Bruce has an
account now. He's got a few things posted now, and I'm sure he'll
sneak in another post when we least expect it. :-)
[JUL 19] I think that brings us to YouTube. In honor of
a discussion on the forum, let's do some ballads this week. First up, a
very rare track that was only played live one tour -
Worth The Wait. Then we have one called
that was only ever performed on a telethon,
The Way We Were
live in Japan,
Heaven's Just A Whisper Away from a TV appearance,
So This Is Lonely
from BBC Radio (so that makes it an audio only clip), a cover of
Pearls, and of course how could I leave out
[JUL 12] Happy Sunday everyone! For those thinking
of watching the CNN series The Seventies, well, next week won't be music
either. But, CNN has posted the
favorite 70s songs of a number of their anchor staff. In a
shocking oversight by most of the CNN staff, only Anderson Cooper
remembered to include a Donna Summer song. And he picked a great one - I
Feel Love! :-) By the (no) power invested in me by the internet, I
sentence all the other anchors to a week of listening to nothing but
Donna's 70s albums so they can see what they are missing!
[JUL 12] Oh, and in the Donna is everywhere category, I
saw a local production of the musical Sister Act last night. (It's very
funny and entertaining - if it plays near you, go see it!) The
story is set in 1978 and because of that, Donna gets name checked a
couple of times. There are also a couple of "beep beep"s in one of
the nuns' disco numbers. I can't imagine where they got that from?
[JUL 12] Bruce Sudano fans, you can catch him live at a
couple of upcoming shows. He'll be in LA at his usual spot -
Gengis Cohen on August 15 for a record release performance for the
Burbank Sessions. You know what that means right? New CD coming
soon!!!) Then in October, Bruce is heading out to the UK to play at
The Cluny 2 in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Yes, it's official. We Americans
are not completely hogging Bruce. We'll share... sometimes.
[JUL 12] And that brings us to YouTube. Let's do a
few interviews this week - for no other reason than I haven't posted any
in awhile. So there is a 1978
interview with Johnny Carson, a
2003 interview with Extra to support her autobiography, Donna
Jools Holland in 2004, a
2010 phone interview, a
UK interview from 1987, and
part 1 and
part 2 of Up Close (a compilation of many interview clips).
[JUL 5} Happy Sunday everyone! I hope all my American
friends have been enjoying the holiday weekend. And I hope my friends in
other places are enjoying their regular weekend. First up - I
sneaked in the new Summer Fever Pick yesterday before the fireworks. It
is Cats Without Claws. :-)
[JUL 5] There are more photos on
Facebook from the Donna Summer Roller Disco party last month. It
really looks like a good time was had by all. More cities should try
something like that.
[JUL 5] For those of you eagerly awaiting Donna's
appearance on the CNN series The Seventies - we have a little longer to
wait. The episode scheduled for Thursday is Crimes and Cults. (So,
unless they consider Donna fandom a cult... LOL)
[JUL 5] Johnnyswim fans - you're gonna love this!
How would you like your own 30 minute Johnnyswim concert via Skype?
Well, it could happen! As part of
Studio Tenn's annual fundraiser, a Johnnyswim Skype concert is being
auctioned off via the
32auctions.com site. As of right now, the top bid is only
$125, but I know it will go much higher once fans find out about it.
The bidding closes on July 18, so go grab your cash and get
those bids in!
[JUL 5] I think that brings us to YouTube. So in
honor of the July 4th holiday, let's start with
Livin' In America,
God Bless America, and the
Star Spangled Banner. And now let's move on to some other
"place" songs. There is
Paris With Love,
Driving Down Brazil,
Sunset People (from the TV Special) ,
New York Minute (live), and of course,
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