Greenpoint, October, 2015

Monday, May 21, 2012

End Days of Disco?

First Donna Summer, then Robin Gibb. It's been a hard week for disco superstars. I heard way too much "On the Radio" and "Stayin' Alive" in the late 1970s to call myself a fan but it's impossible to deny the talent or body of work of Donna Summer or the Bee Gees. Here's the closing credits to Last Days of Disco. The song, by the O'Jays, is not really disco at all but I think it captures the democratic and liberating spirit that music embodied. (I enjoy the idea of director Whit Stillman explaining to the extras on the Church Ave. subway station what he wants them to do.)
By the way, BTB will be on hiatus for a week or so while your correspondent does some research on traffic systems in South America.

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