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The Return of Donna Summer

Donna Summer – Dim All The Lights

Donna Summer Returns – Drowned in Sound

“My dream is that when people hear the music it will remind them of their youth,” explains Summer, “their childhood and the joy and wonderment they felt exploring their first pack of crayons.”

A number of collaborators have been roped in for what will be presumably be production duties on the album, including Danielle Brisebois, (The New Radicals), Greg Kurstin, (Lily Allen, Mutya, Peaches), JR Rotem, (The Game, Snoop Dogg) Lester Mendez, (Shakira, Nelly Furtado) and another called Evan Bogart who DiS has never heard of, but sure is impressed with his name.

The album will come out through Sony BMG imprint Burgundy Records on May 20th, and is the first new material since Mistaken Identity was released in 1991.

WHY ISN’T GIORGIO MORODER LISTED?! I hope he makes a surprise appearance. Justice will probably remix a track off the album.
Justice Pitchfork Guest List

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"The cuervo gold, the fine Columbian, make tonight a wonderful thing"

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Steely Dan sucking up to Wes Anderson
“So – let’s get going, shall we? Send the check for US$400,000 (advance on licensing fees) out by Fedex to Mickey by tomorrow and we’ll talk a little later in the day about merch, percentages, backend, soundtrack, ASCAP, etc.”
-Steely Dan
Ha, too bad there were no Darjeeling Limited inspired Steely Dan tracks in the movie.

Steely Dan – Hey Nineteen
Steely Dan – Peg

“But if we were great musicians and we had big studios, I think we would make something that sounds like late-’70s, West Coast pop music, like Steely Dan or something. But because we have to work in a simpler way, it ends up sounding like what we do.”
– Gaspard Auge (1/2 of Justice)
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Justice – B.E.A.T.
Donna Summer – Dim All The Lights
Hmmmm interpolation?

“I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” helped inspire the song “Billie Jean”. “Michael Jackson once said directly to me that he hoped I didn’t mind that he copied that groove (from “I Can’t Go For That”). That’s okay; it’s something we all do. Eddie Van Halen told me that he copied the synth part from “Kiss on My List” and used it in “Jump”. I don’t have a problem with that at all.”
-Daryl Hall
Hall & Oates- You’re Too Much Too Soon (Todd Rundgren Produced)
One of the best synth lines ever, you cannot resist to dance.
Van Halen – Dancing In The Streets

Hall & Oates are going on a small North American tour in the winter, I am thinking of seeing them in Boston December 8, partying with drunk middle aged couples, woo, I will probably be one of the few college students there. Hall & Oates Tour Dates
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Debussy’s Claire de Lune performed by Julian Bream & John Williams

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1979

Donna Summer – Dim All The Lights (Produced by Giorgio Moroder)

Michael Jackson – Workin’ Day And Night

Sparks – Tryouts for The Human Race (Produced by Giorgio Moroder & discovered by Todd Rundgren)

Van Halen – Somebody Get Me A Doctor

Joy Division – Shadowplay

XTC – Making Plans for Nigel

Earth, Wind & Fire – In The Stone

These are some of my fav cuts from 1979, enjoy.


Max Weinberg rocks.

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