THE QUEEN IS BACK!
After 17 years of recording silence, Donna Summer, THE Donna Summer, has released a new album. And it is…well…okay, fine, it’s mediocre. I miss the fierce belt, the provocative subject matter (I mean, who else would sing a mainstream song about respecting hookers?), and the unique rhythm of her work. Now we get canned hip-hop beats, some Jamaican wailing from Bob Marley’s (untalented) son, and a weaker Queen than ever before. It really doesn’t speak well for an album when I only like three of its offerings. “STAMP” is clearly the best track, and will undoubtedly be played for a few months in every gay dance club in America. The album is called “Crayons” (who the hell knows why) and is available…well, I saw it at Wal-Mart the other day, so I guess that means everywhere.
Sorry for the absence of updates — everybody needs at least a small summer break. Look for more to come, though, including a few snippets about the research I’m working on.