An Intriguing Summer Look


 Donna Summer to be exact.

Would you say that’s draped or simply tied on? No zipper, no buttons, hmmm  just tied at the belly button, huh? I wonder what that looks like on a hanger? – not much I bet. It’s sort of a full plunging ultra high-cut disco diaper with a center-front dangly bit, really. What if she had to pee during intermission? Does it just fling itself off with a “boing” like a rubber band? I think we all would agree on one thing about this garment so let’s face it –  it takes a Full Brazilian. What’s that thing made of anyway?…must be Quiana or some type of Quiana related stretch fabric brought to us from 3M. It could even be a viscose knit, right? Can I just ask one thing about this costume of Donna’s? – Is it tape?

Well, no matter what you call it or how you put it on or take it off, it sure looks amazing with matching bracelets. Good call, mystery disco stylist of yesteryear.

Speculations on the shoe anyone? Let’s discuss:

Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger) – Dance remix

OK – I gotta stop now. It’s the ’70s classics and the Non-Stop Suites that are the most important to have. Everybody should have them. Donna Summer had many more hits after 1982 when this one came out. I think I better leave it up to each of you individually to find them and add them to your collections. Now let’s go back and listen to all of them again!

I’m Donna’d out. But it feels great.

9/11 dust! Why am I still alive? I was down near ground zero cooking hamburgers and hot dogs for the firemen! It’s a cruel world, but the Non-Stop Suites make things easier. They just keep playing and playing and playing….

State Of Independence

Vangelis in the house of Summer. This one may cause emotional flashbacks to a happier time. Listen with caution and if you are using headphones, for God’s sake please have a few extra Kleenex stuffed into the cuff of your sleeve. This music is very powerful and should be played with consideration.

I Feel Love – Patrick Cowley Mix

One of the greatest important remixes of all time….this is history you can listen to.

In 1978, disco and Hi-NRG pioneer Patrick Cowley created a 15:45 remix of “I Feel Love” which, despite not impressing Moroder, became a popular “underground classic” available only on acetate discs. The remix used loops, keeping the song’s bass-line going for extended passages of overdubbed effects and synthesizer parts.

In mid-1980, Cowley’s mix was released with the title “I Feel Love / I Feel Megalove” and subtitle “The Patrick Cowley MegaMix”, but only on a limited vinyl pressing by the DJ-only subscription service Disconet.