Donna Summer, 1948-2012

You almost needed to be there.

– Jay Bookman

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Bruno

May 17th, 2012
10:38 pm

Bruno

May 17th, 2012
10:40 pm

From the Almost Famous soundtrack…

Loved that movie, Jam.

Here’s hoping you can talk some sense into Mama before November…… ;-)

JamVet

May 17th, 2012
10:44 pm

Everybody party hearty

And check out those bootielicious bell bottoms!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfLZ0TWsKiA&feature=related

kayaker 71

May 17th, 2012
10:45 pm

Jam Vet,

You are indeed a fortunate person to still have a mom around. Mine died early at age 62…. far too early in life. Hug her a lot and keep her close while you can.

Bruno

May 17th, 2012
10:46 pm

One of the first, and best disco songs ever. Written by none other than KC of KC and the Sunshine Band:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsUOqOtXPuQ

RB from Gwinnett

May 17th, 2012
10:48 pm

Kammie, an intruder in your house is considered a threat to your family and you may shoot them without warning. Outside your home is where the gray area starts, and it gets grayer as you move away from your property. I, too, have a carry permit and an easily concealable weapon. I hope I never need to use it.

What hamlet in NC? I grew up in the NC mountains and lived in the state for nearly 30 years.

JamVet

May 17th, 2012
10:49 pm

Yeah, it really is spectacular, B.

I’d seen it before but watched it again the other day and was really, really impressed with the whole thing.

And LOL about Erna. (How’s that for a German name?)

The song right before the Rundgren piece in that film…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNX8E94ZnoQ

Bruno

May 17th, 2012
10:53 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

May 17th, 2012
10:57 pm

Kammie, an intruder in your house is considered a threat to your family and you may shoot them without warning.

That’s not the way that I understand it, but I haven’t personally read the rules and regulations.

What hamlet in NC?

Let’s just say somewhere in western N.C. My folks bought a place here in the 80s when my Da retired where he could have a garden. After he was diagnosed, I came up here and took over his garden that year, and when he passed later that fall, I became a part-time resident.

It’s funny in the winter, whenever there’s a threat of snow, people up here don’t do the supermarket freak-out with the run on bread/eggs/milk/beer. They pretty much treat it as an ordinary day.

JamVet

May 17th, 2012
10:57 pm

Thanks, 71!

And really sorry about you not having your mom around anymore. (Mother’s Day must be tough for you.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIY8CoMILgU

kayaker 71

May 17th, 2012
11:00 pm

As an aside on this thread, Rush was eulogizing Donna Summer today on his program and told a story about her and her husband when they met in an airport. He said that Summer and her husband approached him and told him how much they both enjoyed his radio show. They admitted to being conservatives, unusual at that time, especially for a black couple. Maybe Bookman wants a retraction now that he knows her politics.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

May 17th, 2012
11:02 pm

Kammie:

North Carolina ……………..

“§ 14‑51.3. Use of force in defense of person; relief from criminal or civil liability.

(a) A person is justified in using force, except deadly force, against another when and to the extent that the person reasonably believes that the conduct is necessary to defend himself or herself or another against the other’s imminent use of unlawful force. However, a person is justified in the use of deadly force and does not have a duty to retreat in any place he or she has the lawful right to be if either of the following applies:

(1) He or she reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another.

(2) Under the circumstances permitted pursuant to G.S. 14‑51.2.

(b) A person who uses force as permitted by this section is justified in using such force and is immune from civil or criminal liability for the use of such force, unless the person against whom force was used is a law enforcement officer or bail bondsman who was lawfully acting in the performance of his or her official duties and the officer or bail bondsman identified himself or herself in accordance with any applicable law or the person using force knew or reasonably should have known that the person was a law enforcement officer or bail bondsman in the lawful performance of his or her official duties. (2011‑268, s. 1.)

G.S. 14-51.2 modifies defense of habitation, called defense of home in the statute; explicitly recognizes a comparable defense for the workplace; and adopts a new defense involving motor vehicles. All involve defending against forcible intrusions into those areas under the circumstances described in the statute. Most important, the statute creates a presumption of lawfulness in the sense that if a lawful occupant of a home, motor vehicle, or workplace uses deadly force against an intruder and meets the other conditions in the statute, the occupant is presumed to have held a reasonable fear of imminent death or serious bodily harm to himself, herself, or another.”

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

May 17th, 2012
11:03 pm

kayaker 71:

Probably not. In defense of Jay ………. if it’s good music …… he likes it.

Bruno

May 17th, 2012
11:04 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

May 17th, 2012
11:06 pm

He or she reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another.

Aye, there’s the rub!

Bruno

May 17th, 2012
11:11 pm

Sing it Teddy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGWNc1dkOgY

Nice remixed version ^^^^^^

JamVet

May 17th, 2012
11:17 pm

Well, since tonight’s theme is disco songs, might as well sign off with a clip that is arguably one of the greatest of them all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yAkkpbm_8E

Peace out…

RB from Gwinnett

May 17th, 2012
11:18 pm

Kammie, I have many many memories of adventures in the western NC mountaains between Asheville, Hendersonville, Brevard, and the surrounding areas. If you’re willing to walk down a trail somewhere, there is never a shortage of something new to see. If you haven’t tried it, sitting on top of Craggy Dome at night during a meteor shower is one you can’t top in many places.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

May 17th, 2012
11:26 pm

Kammie:

The key is to leave only one witness ………… yourself.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

May 17th, 2012
11:28 pm

Kammie:

P.S.

You never shoot to “kill”.

“You shoot to render the individual incapable of continuing the act which prompted you to shoot”

……………………….. :o )

Ahem

May 18th, 2012
1:07 am

The death to mourn, at least for the DANny boyz, is that of Obama. He is done, thank goodness.

Ahem

May 18th, 2012
1:09 am

Oh, and did I forget to mention that sweet little innocnet “Trayvon” was actually a stoned thug?

ODD OWL

May 18th, 2012
1:49 am

Donna Summer— Rest in Peace… Ms. Summer was one of the creators of disco… She shuck up the disco world with the use of high tech, computer generated music… In the early 70’s, this was highly advanced, cutting edge technology…

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

May 18th, 2012
5:09 am

JamVet and Bruno – LOVE Almost Famous – amazing movie

so incredibly sad about Donne Summer … heard an interview with her on NPR about 10 years ago and she sounded like an amazing woman as well as an incredible singer

Rightwing Troll

May 18th, 2012
6:21 am

When I was a kid, I started a fight with a neighbor in my front yard. This kid got on top me and started pummelling me while my parents watched from the house. Afterwards as my mom was tending to my busted lip, in between sobs, I asked my dad why he didn’t help me. He told because you started it, you deserved what you got.

That’s what the Zimmerman case is to me. The dumbass felt like he was big man because he had his iron strapped to his side, but got his ass beat anyway. He should’ve taken it like a man, and only men should be allowed to carry. (and by “men”, I don’t mean that in the pejorative sense, I mean that responsible, non-stalker types of any sex…)

They had the cop wannabe on tape ignoring the “suggestion” of a public safety official to stand down, cursing and muttering about how they always get away. He started it, Trayvon had every right to “stand his ground”, even more so than Zimmerman because he was simply walking home.

If STG is meant to protect people who stalk and then kill because the tables are turned by the stalkee, then it’s a bad law.

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

May 18th, 2012
6:26 am

“If STG is meant to protect people who stalk and then kill because the tables are turned by the stalkee, then it’s a bad law.”

I take it you missed the news this week that a black woman who fired WARNING SHOTS at her abuser but was convicted, anyway and now faces 20 years ]

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/17/stand-your-ground-marissa-alexander?newsfeed=true

Rightwing Troll

May 18th, 2012
6:30 am

I’ve contended from day one that if the colors of their skin were changed, if Zim were black, and Trayvon were white there would’ve been an arrest on the spot. As well, I guess STG only applies if the shooting results in a death.

Rightwing Troll

May 18th, 2012
6:32 am

And had Trayvon beaten Zim to death, what would you wingnuts be arguing for then? STG for Trayvon?

Be honest…

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

May 18th, 2012
6:40 am

RWT – 6:30 – see my 6:26

Normal Free...Pro Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

May 18th, 2012
7:11 am

Good morning all y’all…

Was in the store last night when I overheard a discussion about Donna Summer’s death. What hit me was a Black man, around my age, heard it too. Two white people espousing her music, but not terribly upset (it seemed to me) about her death. The Black man looked at me and said, “that’s the trouble with you all, we’re only good for sports and singing.”

I’m not exactly sure that’s the whole quote because it took me by surprise, and I wanted to reach out and hug him and say that’s not true, but deep inside I knew it was for most of my race.

We just can’t see past the color of the skin enough to look inside a person to see his heart.

The Travon Martin case and USinUK’s post is just more proof. Sad, really.

stands for decibels

May 18th, 2012
7:19 am

Mornin’.

Dems now slightly favored to retain control of the Senate, per Nate.

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/16/democrats-odds-of-retaining-senate-improve/

(it’d be a razor-thin margin.)

stands for decibels

May 18th, 2012
7:21 am

I wanted to reach out and hug him and say that’s not true

Sucks, doesn’t it, that whole hundreds-of-years-of-history thing, doesn’t it?

Normal Free...Pro Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

May 18th, 2012
7:24 am

Stands,
Yes it really sucks. You’d think we would be grown up by now.

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

May 18th, 2012
7:26 am

dB – 7:19 … if it doesn’t come from Rasmussen or the Washington Examiner, you know that they just don’t care

JamVet

May 18th, 2012
7:26 am

‘morning ex-pat and everyone else.

Not being the Hollywood type, I have little clue about who is who anymore, but I was so impressed with the Penny Lane character in that film, that I looked it up – Kate Hudson.

I also learned that her parents were Bill Hudson of the somewhat campy Hudson Brothers band (though raised by Kurt Russell) and the awesome Goldie Hawn. No wonder she is so fine.

The acting, the characters, the story and sub-plots, and of course the incredible music were all top notch!

One of the many spectacular songs in that movie…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4-IZTZkTY8

stands for decibels

May 18th, 2012
7:29 am

if it doesn’t come from Rasmussen or the Washington Examiner, you know that they just don’t care

oh, that post of mine @ 7.19 was for the rational people here, not the “we make our own reality” folks.

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

May 18th, 2012
7:38 am

JamVet – I did know that about Kate Hudson (and, yes, I remember watching the Hudson Brothers when I was a kid)

she’s done some “meh” movies since then – nothing nearly as good … but some decent ones.

if you like a good thriller, I recomment Skeleton Key :-)

stands for decibels

May 18th, 2012
7:44 am

UnU, JV, I may have to watch Almost Famous again.

I remember liking it a lot, but being a little underwhelmed, probably given my expectations (OMG, I get to see Lester Bangs portrayed onscreen! and Marc Maron has a bit part!) and how I only watched it on DVD 10 years after its release.

But there are so many other films I really have to see first, kind of hard to commit to watching it a second time anytime soon. Maybe you guys should convince me why it should go back to the front of the queue.

Brosephus™

May 18th, 2012
7:47 am

I wanted to reach out and hug him and say that’s not true

Sucks, doesn’t it, that whole hundreds-of-years-of-history thing, doesn’t it?

Even when we lash out in pain, we know that everybody’s not bad. Sometimes, the pain and anger gets in the way of reality.

Mick

May 18th, 2012
7:53 am

Well, missed the whole disco redux last night but I was in the thick of it in the 70’s, all my rocker friends thought I was a sellout but it was cool being able to move between those two worlds. After saturday night fever, that whole era seemed to peak, great times…

stands for decibels

May 18th, 2012
7:54 am

So, how long before the wingers here start repeating whatever Mary Kennedy jokes they’ve heard on the interwebs and hate radio?

(Yeah, I know, I shouldn’t assume stuff, but we’re all thinking it, right?)

Brosephus™

May 18th, 2012
7:57 am

dB

I’m hoping that some sense of decorum will prevail for once.

Jm

May 18th, 2012
7:57 am

If Trayvon had beaten zim to death…..

No one other than some south FL news junkies would’ve heard of this

The process would’ve just worked however it does without presidential meddling

And there wouldn’t have been any protests

Go figure

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

May 18th, 2012
7:58 am

dB – if you can find the director’s cut of Almost Famous, it’s worth it … the extra scenes give a little more dimension.

and PSH is BLOODY BRILLIANT as Lester Bangs (and who is the DJ? why it’s the lovely and talented Pauley Perette from NCIS)

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

May 18th, 2012
7:59 am

“I’m hoping that some sense of decorum will prevail for once”

wow.

you ARE an optimist.

JamVet

May 18th, 2012
8:00 am

stands,

Simon & Garfunkel, the Who, Todd Rundgren, Yes, the Beach Boys, Rod Stewart, the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyryd Skynyrd, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Nancy Wilson, David Bowie, Cat Stevens, Clarence Carter, Thunderclap Newman, Brenton Wood, the Stooges, Black Sabbath, Jethro Tull, Joni Mitchell, Little Feat, Raspberries, The Guess Who, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Fleetwood Mac, Deep Purple, Steely Dan, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Free, Buddy Holly and The Crickets, Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show, Stevie Wonder and Chicago.

For starters. (grin)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4v-_p5dU34

HDB

May 18th, 2012
8:02 am

Brosephus™

May 17th, 2012
6:34 pm

Thanks for the reminder about Buddy Rich!!
Thinking about drummers, though…started thinking about Billi Cobham and….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5GqhmV1LvI&feature=fvst

Brosephus™

May 18th, 2012
8:04 am

USinner

Only on Fridays. ;)

stands for decibels

May 18th, 2012
8:04 am

dB – if you can find the director’s cut of Almost Famous, it’s worth it …

all right, it’s on my short list now.

and JV, few weeks back, I had a hankerin’ to play “Tiny Dancer” for my fambly. Hauled out a (cough, mumble) -year-old disk (the only EJ lp I own, actually) and was heartbroken to learn that the track had an irredeemable skip.

stands for decibels

May 18th, 2012
8:05 am

The process would’ve just worked however it does without presidential meddling

and we have our first “oh for f-ck’s sake” post of the morning. Kudos.

stands for decibels

May 18th, 2012
8:06 am

anyway, weird news SHEETZ.

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

May 18th, 2012
8:07 am

Brosephus™

May 18th, 2012
8:08 am

HDB

Growing up, I loved listening to recordings with him playing. Rich, Jabo Starks, and Clyde Stubblefield were three of my favorites… Most people would know Starks and/or Stubblefield as “The Funky Drummer” of James Brown fame. They both played for JB during his heyday.

JamVet

May 18th, 2012
8:13 am

stands,

don’t know if you remember the scene in that film, but they are all on the bus and have just gone through a hellish period and everyone is completely upset and disconnected from each other. And that song starts playing, and one by one, they all start signing and laughing and reconnect.

The thing that struck me about it was how we all know the words too and how we probably all sang along with them.

For you and your family…

Jesus freaks
Out in the street

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qn3tel9FWU

stands for decibels

May 18th, 2012
8:33 am

don’t know if you remember the scene in that film

JV, of course I do.

The scene is the movie’s centerpiece, and for me it’s forever recontextualized what was already a favorite early-70s tune of mine, from an album that may have been heavy-handed and a bit full of itself, but, you know, in a good way.