Donna Summer: Rest in Peace

Like Whitney, she was a voice and a presence synonymous with the clubs and nightlife and beach afternoons of my wanton yet strangely innocent gay youth. Hers were some of the first songs, like “Hot Stuff” and “Love To Love You Baby,” that featured a subtext dripping  with lust, matching  just how we felt at the time, a lust that seems to be missing in today’s “Life.”

Her passing at a still young 63  forces us, once again, to confront our own mortality.

May she rest in peace.

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