Friday, May 18, 2012
Be the sound of higher love today...
I was sorry to hear of Donna Summer's passing. I was mostly indifferent to her breathy, moaning disco hits from a musical standpoint (though I did enjoy dancing to them back in the day), but I'll never forget the first time I heard this song. It gave me goosebumps and still does. This is one of those rare instances where I like the cover of a song as well as the original (by Jon Anderson and Vangelis). I'm not a religious person, but this song touches the spiritual part of me, the part that says we're all connected in some way.
A co-worker was telling me that in the last few decades Donna Summer had many struggles with substance abuse, and conflicts with her faith vs. the sexy disco diva image that put her on the map, and was never able to get any traction with performing the kind of music that she wanted to. That's sad. It's a certain kind of hell, I guess when your inner and outer selves are in conflict. I hope she's at peace now.