1 Before we start, have you
anything to declare?
Hmmmm - I declare that we hold
these truths to be self-evident that everyone is entitled to
a little... wait make that A LOT of Donna Summer in their life,
and so no employer should object when someone takes off for a
concert, book signing, or even a TV repeat of THANK GOD IT'S
FRIDAY... (Although if my boss asks why I'm not at work, I plan
to say I have the black plague.)
2 How are you?
I'm good - how are you?
3 Coffe, tea or...?
I think I'm supposed to say
"me" here, but I'll go another way and just say orange
4 What's on your CD player
A little dust, the other stereo
components... Now a couple hours ago when I was actually
using that instead of the computer, I was playing Bette Midler's
new album and Bruce Sudano's album. Down here on the computer
I've been playing THE JOURNEY... well, mostly just one song from
The Journey. LOL And I've been playing THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION.
5 What is your fondest memory
I think the first time I met
her is probably it. I was just some random nut... I mean
fan... backstage and one of the first things she did was to hug
me. I walked around with a stupid grin on my face for weeks after
6 Vinyl records or CDs?
Oooo - tough choice. CDs are
great for convenience, sound quality and because they don't take
up as much shelf space - but vinyl is magic! There is something
about the big record sleeve, and the smell of a new record when
you open it... it always takes me back.
7 Which is the Donna Summer
album you play more often?
It depends on my mood, but
I play CHRISTMAS SPIRIT a lot in the house and LIVE & MORE
ENCORE a lot in my car. But I tend to go on kicks where I play
one album constantly for awhile, and then I switch to something
else for awhile.
8 What is the most appalling
thing you've ever listened to?
Appalling is such a strong
word - I'd probably have to reserve that description for certain
political rants or talk radio shows! LOL As far as music
goes though, while there are certainly artists and songs that
I strongly dislike, I don't think I'd go so far as to call any
of them "appalling."
9 Is there a Donna song you
just can't stand?
Just the ones she did with
the Supremes... I'm just teasing. I like those, but I really
hate RING MY BELL...
10 What does THE POWER OF ONE mean?
The power of one what? If you
want me to go to the gutter with this one, I'm going to take
you with me! LOL
11 When did you last shout
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH?
Last night at work when I got
sick and tired of trying to do the work of two people. I probably
shouldn't have shouted it IN the customer's ear though...
12 You switch the radio on
and the disc jockey announces Donna Summer's new single. What
do you do?
I hope to god that they really
mean Donna and not Gloria Gaynor! LOL After that
it depends - if it's a song I have, then I just sing along with
a big smile on my face. And if it's one I've never heard before
- I stop EVERYTHING and just listen intently.
13 It's better to drive or
to be driven?
I can go either way - I guess
that makes me versatile.
14 What do you think of ORDINARY
GIRL (the book)?
I really enjoyed it - although
it could have been a little longer. Another 4 or 5 (thousand)
pages would have made it perfect for me.
15 Do you have a favourite
I'm not really much of a movie
person, but the ones I can watch just about any time and get
into them are: WEST SIDE STORY, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, MONTY PYTHON
& THE HOLY GRAIL, STAR WARS, just about any of the STAR TREK
movies and FANTASIA. I just read that back - apparently my taste
in movies is almost as electic as my taste in music! No
wonder people think I'm crazy!
16 What is your drug of choice?
Music and chocolate - both
have healing properties. (Which of course negates all the calories
in the chocolate! That's my story and I'm sticking to it! LOL)
17 Do you ever dance to Donna's
I don't know if you could call
anything I do dancing...
18 SUMMER FEVER or WINTER MELODY?
I'm a girl for all seasons
- so add AUTUMN CHANGES and SPRING AFFAIR to that list. I'd be
bored if I had to stick to only one season.
19 What's on your bedside table?
My alarm clock, the phone,
the headphones to my stereo and an eyeglass case. Also probably
about 50 pounds of cat hair - they shed all over EVERYTHING!
20 Donna (and Gershwin) not
being available, who you wanna have dinner with?
What do you mean they are not
available? They promised me they were coming to dinner tonight!
I've been slaving away all day in the kitchen making my specialties
just for them - burnt toast and boiled water! You'd think
they could have called. I know - you're going to say that Gershwin
is dead, but that's no excuse! He should have called. What am
I going to do with all this toast now?
21 Is love really the healer?
Yes it really is. Someone
or something that you love (or that loves you) can make you feel
better when things go wrong.
22 What is it that makes life
Weren't you paying attention
before? Music and chocolate! Now pass the Godiva! Also add to
that good friends, family (when they don't get on my nerves),
and my cat Piggy who has recently discovered that she likes to
purr in my ear. (It would be nicer if she didn't think it was
just as nice to stick her butt in my face when I'm trying to
23 If not for Donna...
If not for Donna, I would not
have met a lot of really great people who have become really