RIP: Donna Summer

"Someone left the cake out in the rain. I don't think that I can take it. Because it took so long to bake it. And I'll never have that recipe again."

I never understood those cryptic baking references in "MacArthur Park." But, growing up in Miami in the 70s and being no fan of heavy metal, I did get that no entertainer did catchy disco tunes like Ms. Summer.

Sure, it wasn't morally edifying music, nor did it have any serious social value. But, in retrospect, Donna, a pop culture phenom, was tame compared to the declasse Rihannas and Ke$has of today.

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