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(TMZ) NewsFlash The rainbow flag flies at half-mast. RIP Donna Summer   (tmz.com) divider line 373
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2012-05-17 02:05:25 PM

imprimere: R.A.Danny: imprimere: (don't think I know that one)

There's like a dozen there! You're too dumb to taunt!

You equate being dumb with knowing song lyrics? Oh boy...


I'm talking about love, not lyrics.
 
2012-05-17 02:06:25 PM
img97.imageshack.us

RIP Summer Quinn
 
2012-05-17 02:06:28 PM
My favorite Donna Summer song:

Link
 
2012-05-17 02:06:48 PM

dletter: Wikipedia: She was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the US Billboard chart, and she also charted four number-one singles in the United States within a 13-month period.


To be fair though, it was the 70's.
 
2012-05-17 02:07:12 PM

Lollipop165: brap: Ooh I had forgot about that one. My office has basically turned into a Donna Summer tribute dance party.

I wish I was there!


Same here. Sounds like a fun place to work!
RIP Donna
 
2012-05-17 02:07:50 PM

BullBearMS: suthrnrunt: BullBearMS: At first I was afraid,
I was petrified,
When you said you had 10 inches
Lord, I almost died.
But I'd spent so many nights
just waiting for a man that long,
That I grew strong,
And I knew that I could take you on. . .

[dl.dropbox.com image 475x357]

/RIP Disco Diva

while this is amusing, learn your artists before you throwing comedy out there that doesn't apply :)

All of us aren't old enough for Social Security checks. Go work on your lawn. :oP


Yeah, I was born in the 90's and I still know that this song was not Donna's...
 
2012-05-17 02:10:33 PM
Incidentally, here's a little known fact: Donna Summer used to babysit Jamaal Anderson (Baltimore Ravens) when he was a kid. His dad was a music executive.
 
2012-05-17 02:11:27 PM

mantidor: Ok people...

Donna Summer did not sing "I will survive", that was Gloria Gaynor.


Too late, it's officially a meme, like the Helen Keller/Anne Frank thing.

/or at the very least, like those idiots who think Cat Stevens sang "Cat's In the Cradle"
//Harry Chapin is NOT a meme
 
2012-05-17 02:18:00 PM

Tax Boy: When the universe ends, he will be there to lock the doors and turn off the lights.


You know.... The thought just occurred to me that when old Abe finally does cash in his chips and leaves us, FARK will implode and life as we know it will come to an abrupt and horrifying conclusion.
 
2012-05-17 02:22:48 PM
According to a 1996 news article I found on Google, Donna Summer's mother AND sister also died from cancer.

FARK YOU CANCER!!!

R.I.P. Donna Summer.
 
2012-05-17 02:23:06 PM
29.media.tumblr.com

RIP Summer of the Monkeys


/loved that book when I was a kid
 
2012-05-17 02:27:44 PM
 
2012-05-17 02:38:38 PM
RIP Donna.

Her music brings back so many good memories - I'll have to spend some time this weekend catching up on her performances. Awesome lady.

/had no idea I'd be updating my ignore list from this thread
 
2012-05-17 02:38:55 PM
:(

i'm bummed. this straight male has always loved me some donna summer. i need to go dig up 'thank god its friday' and watch it again. and save donna the last dance.
 
2012-05-17 02:39:42 PM
LewDux: They turn the fatuity, monotonousness, and wimpoid tendencies of the worst (or most monofunctional) disco into an excuse for rejecting all contemporary black music except perhaps reggae, and I bet they don't listen much to Otis Redding either. One hesitates to cry racism. But this is certainly a good imitation.

FAIL. "Rejecting all contemporary black music"? Who the hell do you think bought/buys a majority of hip-hop records? Who do you think buys a majority of the black chart pop today? Hint: it isn't only the segment of the population that makes up 14% of the US census.

Disco DID suck once it became a Top 40 commonplace, for every Disco Inferno, there was two songs like Ring My Bell. It died a swift and merciful death in 1979/1980 without needing any help from Disco Demolition Night because it quickly became a shallow, cliched producers music.
 
2012-05-17 02:39:55 PM

craggytabs: Really weird. Just heard Survive yesterday for the first time in a decade.



That's Gloria Gaynor though.
 
2012-05-17 02:41:38 PM
Donna in Coming to America. Watch at 0:55

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QHVg6eZk7w
 
2012-05-17 02:42:04 PM

valkore: [Nadine]

RIP Summer Donna


Came for this.

/MA'AM WHO IS THIS QUEEN OF DISCO
 
2012-05-17 02:47:23 PM

Pants full of macaroni!!: mantidor: Ok people...

Donna Summer did not sing "I will survive", that was Gloria Gaynor.

Too late, it's officially a meme, like the Helen Keller/Anne Frank thing.

/or at the very least, like those idiots who think Cat Stevens sang "Cat's In the Cradle"
//Harry Chapin is NOT a meme


farm6.staticflickr.com
 
2012-05-17 02:49:47 PM

Archimedes' Principal: YOU CANCER!!!

R.I.P. Donna Summer.


Jeebus. That is plain depressing as hell.
 
2012-05-17 02:51:00 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: CASEY KASEM'S AMERICAN TOP 40 - 2/14/76...


Whoa. I feel so old.
 
2012-05-17 02:51:30 PM
www.funny-tshirts.com
 
2012-05-17 02:51:37 PM
RIP Donald Sutherland
 
2012-05-17 02:52:49 PM

Henry Holland: LewDux: They turn the fatuity, monotonousness, and wimpoid tendencies of the worst (or most monofunctional) disco into an excuse for rejecting all contemporary black music except perhaps reggae, and I bet they don't listen much to Otis Redding either. One hesitates to cry racism. But this is certainly a good imitation.

FAIL. "Rejecting all contemporary black music"? Who the hell do you think bought/buys a majority of hip-hop records? Who do you think buys a majority of the black chart pop today? Hint: it isn't only the segment of the population that makes up 14% of the US census.

Disco DID suck once it became a Top 40 commonplace, for every Disco Inferno, there was two songs like Ring My Bell. It died a swift and merciful death in 1979/1980 without needing any help from Disco Demolition Night because it quickly became a shallow, cliched producers music.


disco never died, it just moved to Minneapolis (see Lipps Inc. or The Purple One) or England. Hell, after all these years I'd much rather hear Ring My Bell than another farkin' Boston ballad or Rush stupidity. That AOR rock has not aged nearly as well as the much lambasted disco music has.
 
2012-05-17 02:57:34 PM

Henry Holland: Disco DID suck once it became a Top 40 commonplace, for every Disco Inferno, there was two songs like Ring My Bell


Hush yo mouf. Ring My Bell got me laid. Disco Inferno got me into a fight. Fact is- for every song, there was somebody talented enough to write it, somebody talented enough to perform it, some bodies to appreciate it, and somehaters to detract it.
 
2012-05-17 02:58:50 PM
FTFA: Donna died from lung cancer. Several sources are telling us Donna believed she contracted it by inhaling toxic particles after the 9/11 attack in New York City.

The terrists have won.
 
2012-05-17 02:59:18 PM
webspace.webring.com
Disco isn't dead. Disco is life!
 
2012-05-17 02:59:35 PM

Henry Holland: LewDux: They turn the fatuity, monotonousness, and wimpoid tendencies of the worst (or most monofunctional) disco into an excuse for rejecting all contemporary black music except perhaps reggae, and I bet they don't listen much to Otis Redding either. One hesitates to cry racism. But this is certainly a good imitation.

FAIL. "Rejecting all contemporary black music"? Who the hell do you think bought/buys a majority of hip-hop records? Who do you think buys a majority of the black chart pop today? Hint: it isn't only the segment of the population that makes up 14% of the US census.

Disco DID suck once it became a Top 40 commonplace, for every Disco Inferno, there was two songs like Ring My Bell. It died a swift and merciful death in 1979/1980 without needing any help from Disco Demolition Night because it quickly became a shallow, cliched producers music.


Tell it to him

/I also would like to apologize for mis-underestimating Keith Emerson. According to wikipedia "We'd started working on that arrangement and then I hit, I don't know what, I switched a blue button and I put a patch cord in there, but anyway 'whoooeee.'" Not that useless after all
 
2012-05-17 02:59:57 PM
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RIP SUMMER SANDERS
 
2012-05-17 03:01:21 PM

Omahawg: That AOR rock has not aged nearly as well as the much lambasted disco music has.


This is how I know you do not know what you are talking about.
Anything by Rush is 1000 percent less stinky than the any of the best of the disco miasma.

/Ring My Bell? Now that's cerebral.
 
2012-05-17 03:01:52 PM
www.mountainthunder.com
RIP MARK SUMMERS
 
2012-05-17 03:01:57 PM
RIP Jamie Summers, bionic woman.
 
2012-05-17 03:06:37 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: Omahawg: That AOR rock has not aged nearly as well as the much lambasted disco music has.

This is how I know you do not know what you are talking about.
Anything by Rush is 1000 percent less stinky than the any of the best of the disco miasma.

/Ring My Bell? Now that's cerebral.


Rush sucks almost as much as Styx. annoying vocals, pointlessly overly wrought guitar, and lyrics that could best be described as the musings of a stoned 15 year old.

disco was nothing but good time dance music and never tried to be more than what it was. Its still enjoyable all these years later.

I never understood the love for Rush. No, not ever. Other than working man or fly by night their catalog is pointless although closer to the heart is almost as good a hairspray ballad as Only Women Bleed or Beth. So I'll give them that.
 
2012-05-17 03:06:57 PM

HawgWild: [29.media.tumblr.com image 292x475]

RIP Summer of the Monkeys

/loved that book when I was a kid


That's Racist!
j/k..unless your really equating Donna Summers to monkeys.
 
2012-05-17 03:07:57 PM
i.imgur.com

RIP Summer
 
2012-05-17 03:10:12 PM

schattenteufel: craggytabs: Really weird. Just heard Survive yesterday for the first time in a decade.


That's Gloria Gaynor though.


Hahahaha, what a dumbass.
 
2012-05-17 03:12:12 PM
Awww.

/Beep Beep
 
2012-05-17 03:12:26 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: Omahawg: That AOR rock has not aged nearly as well as the much lambasted disco music has.

This is how I know you do not know what you are talking about.
Anything by Rush is 1000 percent less stinky than the any of the best of the disco miasma.

/Ring My Bell? Now that's cerebral.


Rush would be tolerable if it was sung by anyone other than Geddy Lee.
 
2012-05-17 03:16:03 PM

Lenny_da_Hog: Rubber Biscuit: There go the seventies.

I wonder how this happened.

I lived through it, and don't see how it happened.

When I think of the seventies (and again, I was THERE, man), I think of Zappa, Zepplin, Yes, Floyd, CSN(Y), Jethro Tull, James Taylor, Queen, Heart...

But here we are in the future, and when people say "Seventies Music," they really mean disco.

It's not fair, man.


I think "The Seventies" lasted (fortunately) only five years, from 1975 - 1980. "The Sixties" lasted from '65 - '75...
 
2012-05-17 03:17:08 PM

Omahawg: I never understood the love for Rush. No, not ever. Other than working man or fly by night their catalog is pointless although closer to the heart is almost as good a hairspray ballad as Only Women Bleed or Beth. So I'll give them that.


Not a huge Rush fan, but "Subdivisions" is a damn fine song. The use of "Tom Sawyer" on Chuck increased my enjoyment of that song.
 
2012-05-17 03:19:57 PM
images.contactmusic.com

R.I.P. Bernard Sumner
 
2012-05-17 03:22:21 PM
Sad end to a nice lady. Here's hoping there's no last dance where you've headed.
 
2012-05-17 03:22:56 PM

Were_Outta_Bort_License_Plates: I think "The Seventies" lasted (fortunately) only five years, from 1975 - 1980. "The Sixties" lasted from '65 - '75...


The 70's were actually pretty awesome. The decade may have started with Michael Jackson, but it ended with Queen, Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Pink Floyd, Pat Travers, and Van Halen. Disco was for dancing, but Rock took some pretty huge steps.
 
2012-05-17 03:23:37 PM
RIP Donna Summer, If we can't have you, we don't want nobody baby!
 
2012-05-17 03:23:40 PM

On the Summer/Gaynor thing...

While the album version of "Love to Love You, Baby" was sixteen minutes long and quite popular in the discos, Gaynor's "first real success came in 1975 with the release of her album Never Can Say Goodbye, which established her as a disco artist. The first side of this album consisted of three disco songs ("Honey Bee", "Never Can Say Goodbye" and "Reach Out, I'll Be There"), with no breaks in between the songs. This 19-minute dance marathon proved to be enormously popular, especially at dance clubs. All three songs were released as singles via radio edits, and all of them became hits. The album was instrumental in introducing disco music to the public, "Never Can Say Goodbye" becoming the first song to top Billboard magazine's dance chart."(per wiki)

So the confusion may have started long before the release of "I Will Survive", which I hope to avoid hearing again for the rest of my life.

www.mtroyal.ca

RIP DONNA SUMMER
 
2012-05-17 03:28:06 PM

gulogulo: Trying to decide now if the "I Will Survive" references are trolls or demonstrative stupidity.


I think it has a lot to do with people remembering her song "Work Hard for the Money," where she does sound quite a bit like Gloria Gaynor performing "I Will Survive," and they confuse the two.

Even I fell into that trap, and I'm usually pretty good at picking out the differences between similar voices.
 
2012-05-17 03:41:09 PM

Omahawg: Rush sucks almost as much as Styx.


Yet here you are, talking about them on an obscure internet thread.

/Protest too much, etc.
 
2012-05-17 03:48:00 PM
images.wikia.com

R.I.P. Jamie Sommers
 
2012-05-17 03:55:59 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: Omahawg: Rush sucks almost as much as Styx.

Yet here you are, talking about them on an obscure internet thread.

/Protest too much, etc.


no, only making the point that disco has aged better than that AOR late 70s swill. The same could have been said about Kansas.
 
2012-05-17 03:58:13 PM
That sucks. I liked most of her songs. Sort of a guilty pleasure.

As for the haters on this thread, all I can say is: Sit on it, jive turkey! [cue laughtrack]
 
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