1 Before we start, have you
anything to declare?
Who am I to declare anything?!
2 How are you?
Fine. Very busy working on
a second book project. (DONNA SUMMER: HER LIFE & MUSIC was
my first book.)
3 Coffe, tea or...?
Coffee is all I need!
4 What's on your CD player
R. Kelly, Billie Holiday, Deborah
Cox, a 1970's AM Radio compilation, and a PEACE & QUIET ambient
5 What is your fondest memory
I wrote Donna's biography because
she blew me away with her version of Leon Russell's A SONG FOR
YOU (not included on her LIVE AND MORE album, but performed throughout
her 1978 tour of the US.)
6 Vinyl records or CDs?
7 Which is the Donna Summer
album you play more often?
I rotate them pretty regularly
but I'm very fond of THE WANDERER.
8 What is the most appalling
thing you've ever listened to?
Many, many things come to mind
but the first is anything by Latoya Jackson!
9 Is there a Donna song you
just can't stand?
MY BABY UNDERSTANDS.
10 What does LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY mean?
It's a free-association phrase
that might come to you as you were looking into the eyes of your
lover during sex.
11 When did you last shout
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH?
I hate ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
12 You switch the radio on
and the disc jockey announces Donna Summer's new single. What
do you do?
Are you kidding? Sit down,
listen and learn!
13 It's better to read or to
14 What do you think of ORDINARY
GIRL (the book)?
It's what I expected.
15 Do you have a favourite
16 What is your drug of choice?
Never smoked pot (or cigarettes),
never done any drugs - but I like a glass of red wine every once
in a while.
17 Do you ever dance to Donna's
18 SUMMER FEVER or WINTER MELODY?
Absolutely SUMMER FEVER (as
reported in my book, I think WINTER MELODY is very poor).
19 What's on your bedside table?
Nothing interesting; an alarm
clock, a lamp, and two candle holders.
20 Donna (and Gershwin) not
being available, who you wanna have dinner with?
Depends on my mood. Lately
I've been very impressed by this talk-radio Disc Jockey here
in NYC - I think his name is Brian Lehrer.
21 Is love really the healer?
22 What is it that makes life
The desire to be remembered
by someone - anyone!
23 If not for Donna...
I would never have gotten my
first book published!