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R.I.P. Donna Summer
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I loved the back story of her song “She Works Hard For The Money”:
This song was based on a true-to-life experience. Donna Summer was in Chasens restaurant in Los Angeles. She went to the bathroom and saw the attendant taking a nap with a small TV on. Donna startled the woman from her nap, and the woman told Donna she worked 2 jobs and was really tired. Donna thought to herself, “Wow, she really works hard for her money.” Later that night while at home thinking about her, Summer wrote the song in about 20 minutes.
Excellent. Thanks for taking my advice and putting Donna Summer on your drive-by feature.
Donna was very brave. Her whole career, she was accused of ‘acting white’. She was married to a white man for decades, she was highly intelligent well-spoken and a conservative Christian and a self-admitted fan of Rush Limbaugh.
Drug-head Whitney got all the attention, but Donna was the real deal.
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Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:05:39 +0000
Metro Columnist Dan Casey knows a little bit about a lot of things but not a heck of a lot about most things. That doesn't keep him from writing about them, however. So keep him honest!
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