Donna Summer was an award-winning American singer-songwriter who gained prominence during the disco era of the late 1970s.
A Lovemark for having brought such happiness
With the death of Donna Summer we close the chapter on the epic era of the seventies and early eighties in which her emblematic songs and music style prevailed. I remember her curly tresses and handspan of a waist. Donna had the confident presence coupled with the charisma of a star and she was a beauty. And I always wondered where her powerful interpretations originated from. Where I wondered did she summon that strength to interpret definitively long and powerful lyrics? Donna's songs were thought provoking in lyric and facile to dance to. Her voice had sensual overtones and the slight deliicacy of a coloratura; notes she sometimes hit in that octave range. Donna Summer was the definitive interpreter of didactic lyric "She works hard for the money..." yet these were messages that the masses listened to and were charmed. Donna Summer is a Lovemark for having brought such happiness to so many baby boomers who will always remember her and to those who have yet to discover her greatness. Donna Summer brought a certain other dignity to a populist medium she served with her exceptional talent. Donna passed away without fanfare, but we have known her joyously through her Lovemarks songs cannot forget. This night I transfigure her into the Lovemarks constellation "Joy" for that is what Donna Summer gave and that is how we might remember her forever more. ave atque vale.
Anita, Canada - 18 May 2012