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[NOV 19] Happy Sunday all! Let's start off with the musical.  Summer: The Donna Summer Musical has officially extended its run until December 24! I take that as a very good sign! Also, one of the guys who went to the show came back with some souvenirs. He bought a keyring (black rectangle with the Summer logo) and a t-shirt (blue with the iconic Live & More photo as seen in the musical's artwork with the Summer logo.)  I have received another fan report of the show, plus a couple have turned up on Facebook. So I think we are due for a fan report page that I will update as I hear from more of you guys. :-) Tonight I am adding Patrick's report and links to the Facebook posts. And please feel free to send me your reports if you are seeing the show.   :-)

[NOV 19] Moving on to media coverage of the musical, Broadway World has PHOTOS from the show. (Real professional photos!) So that will give you an idea of the look of the show. Playbill.com has an article about the extension of the run that includes one or two pictures that Broadway World didn't post. And AmericanTheatre.org has an interview with LaChanze who plays Diva Donna.

[NOV 19] That brings us to Nether Lands. It is officially available for sale along with the other tracks from A Tribute To Dan Fogelberg. If you have not heard the song yet - go listen!  And the buy it! (Or you can buy it first and then listen - I'm easy.  LOL) I can't tell you how many times I have played it since Billboard started streaming it the other night, or how many more times I played it once I was able to stick it in my Google Music. It just grows on me more every time I hear it. :-) I have to share one quote with you from Facebook because I really like the way Rael put it: "...that voice is like a warm welcoming of a missed friend...." That's exactly the way I feel about it.

[NOV 19] When I heard Nether Lands, one of my thoughts was that some clever fan would make a really cool video for this song at some point.  Well that hasn't happened just yet, BUT one of the fan mixers has gotten to work and has already made a "duet" version  with Dan Fogelberg and Donna singing together. It's on YouTube now. The mix is credited to DJ Moch who many of you may remember as Summer2k.

[NOV 19]  I mentioned in a previous update that Donna's official site now has t-shirts in stock with more items on the way. Well, someone got their limited edition t-shirt order recently and it came with a little notecard that says, " We hope you love & enjoy this exclusive product as much as we did creating it. With our very sincere thanks for your support, The Estate Of Donna Summer"  followed by the "Donna" signature you see on the new merchandise. That's a very nice touch!

[NOV 19] In the land of remixes, there is an EP out by Andy Buchan that includes a track called Caught In The Middle that is basically just a mix of Donna's version of If It Hurts Just A Little. You can listen to it on Soundcloud too.

[NOV 19] Before I get to the next thing, scroll up and see how many news entries I posted about DONNA just now. This is like the good old days again! Ok, moving on to Bruce. He has recorded a song called She Said No. Do I even have to tell you what it's about? Just look up the hashtag #MeToo to see where Bruce got his inspiration. (Or just look at recent headlines coming out of Hollywood and the world of politics.  :-(  ) You can listen to the song on Facebook.

[NOV 19] I think that brings us to YouTube. Let's do some random clips this week. Let's start off with Be Myself Again live.  Then we have Donna's live cover of Superstar, Smile live, Donna with Joss Stone on Try A Little Tenderness, Donna with Seal with Unbreak My Heart, Crazy and On The Radio, and finally stampyurfeet's fan video for Take Heart.  I will be back next weekend - I hope  my American friends have a very happy Thanksgiving! (Seriously? How did it get to be so late in the year so soon?)

[NOV 15] BREAKING NEWS! Billboard is now streaming the full Dan Fogelberg album including Nether Lands. They use Dan's instrumental track but unlike in Dan's version - Donna's vocals don't get buried at all. :-)  Fair warning - when you hear the song, some of you will cry.  I will be back this weekend with more on the play.  And now I'm off to stream Nether Lands a few million more times!

[NOV 12] OK - I came back on time.  LOL Happy Sunday all. Let's start off with the musical. BroadwayWorld.com has a forum with a little discussion of the show. You will want to jump down to post #11 for lots of details including exactly how the songs are used. There is also a regular article about the show on LGBT Weekly. I also wanted to mention that according to Donna's official Facebook, they are "woodshedding" the musical right now - that is, they are improving it as they go. For those of you who know how musical theater works - skip ahead to the next part of the update. For those of you who don't know so much about it, let me explain the process a bit. When a musical is written, the creators hone it as much as they can before it ever gets to an audience. But then before they bring it to Broadway, they open it out of town in a place like La Jolla in order to see how an audience responds. Depending on how the play works in front of the audience - changes may be made. Maybe the book gets adjusted, maybe songs changed, but whatever needs working on gets improved. Just as an example, I'm sure many of you have heard of the classic musical Oklahoma. (It was made into a film in the 50s starring Shirley Jones and Gordon MacRae.) Now that was a pretty successful musical, but when it opened out of town, it had a completely different title and it was missing the iconic Oklahoma title song.  You see, when they played it for audiences, they discovered that they needed a rousing song at the end to lighten up the mood after all the dark things that happened in act 2. So what I am getting at is that whatever you see in La Jolla - it could be quite different when it hits Broadway. (Or maybe not if the audience responds well to what is there.)  The other thing I wanted to mention is that no matter how much the production crew plans, they can't predict an exact date for Summer: The Donna Summer Musical to hit New York.  No matter how ready the show is for Broadway, they still have to wait for a theater to become available - meaning that something has to close first - and they will be in competition with other shows hoping to open on Broadway.  So we are all going to have to hang in there and try not to be TOO impatient. (What? Whoever heard of Donna fans being impatient?  LOL And yes, that advice is for me too!)  Also (true confession time here), I haven't really listened to anybody but Mary sing Donna's songs since 2012. So when the show does come to town, I am going to have some really mixed feelings about seeing it. I mean, I'll go - try and stop me!  But there is a part of me that is nervous about someone else singing Donna's stuff.

[NOV 12] Enough musical talk for a second.  Let's take a look at Donna's website.  :-) The look of the main page has been updated and then if you click on the shopping link you see several new items listed. Now, the t-shirts are all available for sale now, but the caps and hoodie are not in stock yet. You can see what they look like though.  :-)

[NOV 12] Bruce Sudano fans - he has posted a svide on Facebook called Damned Lonely On The Road.  He's also posted a photo of himself wearing a t-shirt that says "She said no." His comment said "New song... New t-shirt... Men supporting women..."

[NOV 12] I think that brings us to YouTube. Let's do some of the songs being used in the musical.  :-)  I'll skip some of the bigger hits for now and go with the deeper cuts.  First up is Faster And Faster To Nowhere live in Japan. Then there is Friends Unknown from the Walk Of Fame, an I Believe In Jesus fan animation, My Life live (audio only), On My Honor (audio only - sigh, I would have loved to hear her sing it live), To Turn The Stone (lyric video), White Boys (Donna's German version combined with footage from the movie of Hair), and The Queen Is Back (promo video).

[NOV 9] This is just a quick update with the first fan review of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. I will probably not be able to do the regular update until Monday or Tuesday.  So here we go from Christopher Blackwell from Phoenix:

Came back today from seeing the premiere of The Donna Summer musical. The La Jolla Theater was a cute classy theater. I stood in the lobby with my spouse and I saw a few of Donna's family members. I shook Bruce's hand & told him that I'm glad that this musical is finally happening & thanked him. I forgot to introduce myself. We just were facing each other & I decided to shake his hand. It was a great moment for me.

The musical started with the stories intertwined with one another. The play touched base on how Donna started singing in the church. She came from a strict and caring religious background. It discussed vaguely about Donna witnessing a crime with someone she knew. Being abused by a boyfriend. There was a vague story regarding an inappropriate relationship with a church member. Most of the stories were easy to follow. Some of the stories were a bit hard to fully understand. That would be my slight critique of some of it; If I had to pick one.

Other than that I thought the play was entertaining throughout. The music felt like it was written for the musical. I liked the fact that both hits and obscure songs from Donna's catalogue were used. I loved the fact that at least one of the intended original songs from the play " My life" was used. Using that song in the play I felt tied the whole thing together with the original play concept & the "live and more encore" from which mentioned. I felt that the cast did a great job bringing the roles to the stage. The acting wasn't so much as an imitation of the people they were playing but more of the feeling that these people invoked throughout the character lives. I felt the real emotion of the story in spite of knowing it wasn't the real Donna Summer on stage.

The play got towards the later years in her life and her untimely death and her reflection on her artistic and personal legacy. It showed a strong and powerful woman taking charge of whatever circumstances came her way. The play showed how Donna was one of the first female singers to fight the music industry. Towards the end of the play was when things got to my heart and I couldn't keep a dry eye. The play ended we went back to our motel. Unexpectedly the play is still sticking with me. Meaning that I still keep thinking about it. I even cried few times the day after the play. So I guess you can say that I took something from the play. I'm so grateful that I had the opportunity to go to the world premiere of it.

[NOV 5] Greetings all! Let's start off with the musical, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. It opens Tuesday - can you believe it? Tuesday! The long wait is over! If you are in the La Jolla area and don't have your tickets yet, grab some now because the show closes December 17.  NBC 7 in San Diego has an article about the show where they talk to Ariana DeBose ("Disco Donna").  The NY Post also has an article about a number of shows that could potentially end up on Broadway next season. (Please understand that while the plan is to try to get Summer on Broadway in 2018 - it will depend very much on if there is a theater available. For something to  open on Broadway something else has to close, so it's always a competition for any newly available theater.) I am hoping for the next update, we will have a bunch of reviews to share. Fingers crossed!

[NOV 5] The Pop Icons Blog is running a poll until November 12 to determine the Best Female Icon. Currently Donna is in 10th place and all of the icons are severely trailing Madonna. So maybe it's time to give the Madonna fans a run for their money. You know what to do.  ;-)

[NOV 5] Bruce Sudano fans - 21st Century World has been officially released in Italy. Check it out on Rockerilla.com and on Rootshighway.it. (Both sites are in Italian so if that's not your language try Google translate or get some cute native speaker to interpret for you.  :-) )  New York area fans will be able to see Bruce live on March 6 at City Vineyard for the Voices On The Hudson series. Tickets are on sale now and are limited, so don't wait too long to grab yours.

[NOV 5] Johnnyswim fans - the duo are still on tour and of course that means articles from the road. TampaBay.com has a review of the show in St. Petersburg, and GastonGazzette.com has a promotional piece for the  Charlotte show.  Interestingly, both articles mention that Johnnyswim are writing new songs for an upcoming album (no surprise there!) AND that they are planning to collaborate with a couple of other bands for an EP that will go along with a planned Spring tour. So expect lots more Johnnyswim goodness in 2018!  :-)

[NOV 5] Mary Bernard fans - don't forget that she is performing at the South Florida Garlicfest on February 11.  That promises to be a great time so make sure you bring your dancing shoes!

[NOV 5] I think that brings us to YouTube. Let's do some interviews this week. First up is a long one with Elliot Mintz from 1978 - that starts off with Donna being a total wiseguy.  LOL Then we have Donna on Regis & Kathie Lee from 1994 (with her dishes), Donna on the Mike Douglas Show promoting Love To Love You,  a 1989 French interview (you can hear Donna under the interpreter if you listen closely - also, you can tell Donna is listening to a translator via earpiece while the hosts are speaking), and a 1995 interview from Brazil with Jo Soares where the host does all the translating.

[NOV 5] And finally - just a note about next weekend's update. I will be spending next weekend indulging one of my other geeky hobbies (I speak many dialects of geek!  LOL) so that might make the update a little late. BUT - if a bunch of review of the musical turn up, I may get to update early. So you might get an early surprise, but don't freak out if I don't get to the update until Tuesday. :-) Oh, and on a side note to my American friends - Tuesday is election day so don't forget to go out there and vote. I know this year isn't a Presidential year or the all important mid-term year, but don't let that make you lazy. If you don't try to put good people in the lower offices, then you aren't going to have good people to choose from for the more prestigious offices. 

[NOV 1] It's a new month so we have a new Summer Fever Pick. This month we look at Love To Love You Baby.  :-)

[OCT 29] Happy (almost) Halloween all!  Let's start off with some sad news. Robert Guillaume star of the TV shows Soap and Benson has passed away at the age of 89. Donna Summer fans will remember that he made a guest appearance on her 1980 TV special where they did a little skit and then performed Bridge Over Troubled Water. My condolences to his family, friends and fans. (89? I had no idea he was that much older than Donna!)

[OCT 29] On to happier things. Can you believe that Summer: The Donna Summer Musical is just a few weeks away? I feel like we've been waiting for it forever! LOL The San Diego Union Tribune has an article taking a look at the 3 talented ladies who will be playing Donna at various ages.  Playbill.com also has an article listing the winner of the Edgerton Foundation Awards. (There are financial awards that allow productions more time to develop and rehearse.) The Donna Summer Musical is one of the recipients.  :-)

[OCT 29] In the Donna is everywhere category, her song Do Believe (I Fell In Love) is in the Netflix series Stranger Things 2 - episode 9 I believe. Talk about a deep cut!   :-)

[OCT 29] In Bruce Sudano news - as you know, he performed at Genghis Cohen the other night. Fortunately for thos if us who couldn't be in LA, someone live streamed one of the songs, At The Dawn Of Hallelujah Day,  on Facebook. So go check that out when you have a chance.

[OCT 29] In more sad news, Bob "Inky" Incorvaia has passed away.  If you are Brooklyn Dreams fan, you will have seen his name in the liner notes - actually you probably saw him in some of Donna's liner notes too. He and Bruce went way back - all the way to the days when Bruce was in Alive & Kicking. Inky did some engineering, some producing, and some songwriting over the course of his career. My condolences to his friends and family. And just to give you a little something - here is a track from Bruce's 1980 Fugitive Kind album. It's called True Love and it was one of the ones co-written by Inky. And you might just hear a familiar female backing vocalist in the mix too.  ;-)

[OCT 29] I think that brings us to YouTube. Oh let's do some Donna collaborations with the Brooklyn Dreams.  So of course we have to start with Heaven Knows from The Midnight Special. Then there is a Motown Medley also from The Midnight Special, the American Bandstand interview Donna did with the guys, the Brooklyn Dreams version of Heaven Knows (with the vocal parts reversed),  and a Soundcloud track of Donna and the Brooklyn Dreams singing an alternate version of Hollywood Knights. Anf finally in honor of those we lost - Donna's amazing live cover of Celebrate Me Home with Mary and Dara on backup.

[OCT 22] Greetings all! I hope your weekend is going well. Let's start off with Mary Gaines Bernard this time. She will be performing on Sunday February 11 at the South Florida Garlic Fest in Lake Worth. For info check out the Garlic Fest website.

[OCT 22] Ok - back to Donna. Fans of the self-titled album, Donna Summer,  will want to check out the Insights and Sounds blog for an in depth look at  the album.

[OCT 22] Bruce Sudano fans - catch his performance for 91.3 FM The Summit on his Facebook page. It's about 50 minutes long, so allow yourself plenty of time to enjoy the show. ALso, if you happen to be in LA on the 24th (Tuesday) go see Bruce at Genghis Cohen at 8PM. He's bringing his full band and he's promising some new songs. 

[OCT 22] Johnnyswim fans - catch them on the road now through December in various places here in the US. And if you can't get to a show, check out their Instagram feed for pictures from the road. Oh and go check out KTVU.com also. Johnnyswim brought special guests Steph and Ayesha Curry up on stage for the final number and KTVU has the video. (Johnnysw3im's Instagram has some video too, but it's a much shorter clip.)

[OCT 22] Let's jump to the rumor mill for a second. Some of you might remember that there was a rumor going around awhile ago that Madonna would record Enough Is Enough as an anti-Trump anthem. Well now we have a new rumor about the song which is that Pink and Kelly Clarkson will perform it. I'm not holding my breath on that one - Pink has never heard of the song.  LOL

[OCT 22] I think that brings us to YouTube. I'm in the mood for some Crayons tonight, so here we go. First up is the whole concert from Jones Beach. Donna on the season finale of American Idol, the Queen Is Back promo video, the Today Show Summer Concert Series performance from 2008, a fan video for Driving Down Brazil, and Stor Dubine's video for Stamp Your Feet.

[OCT 15] Happy Sunday all! Where to start? How about the Dan Fogelberg Tribute album? We still have about a month until the whole thing is released, but the Dan Fogelberg official website has posted more info about the album. They have the whole story about the album starting with an overview of how the album came about and then continuing with the stories behind all the individual songs. You can go read the whole thing, but I will summarize the section about Nether Lands.  Donna's involvement dates back to June of 2010 when she expressed an interest in recording that particular song for the tribute. Apparently it was a song she sang along to for years and she credited it for helping to inspire her during some difficult times. When it came to recording the song, they used Dan's original instrumentation taken from the original masters as they figured it would be too costly to recreate it. So what you guys have heard on YouTube is going to be exactly what we are getting only with Donna's vocals.  :-)  And you guys will be amused by this part. Jean Fogelberg (Dan's widow)  was unaware that Donna was still performing and so she was very pleasantly surprised (or maybe I should say she was blown away) when she heard Donna's track and discovered that the Diva could still sing like no ne else! :-D  Then she goes on to mention that since Donna is no longer with us,  Johnnyswim performed the song at the tribute concert this past summer.

[OCT 15] Donna's official Instagram has been updated. It includes photos of some of the old recording tapes and such. Go look - it's very interesting. ;-) And as long as you are on Instagram, check out Bruce's photo with one of the cast members of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.

[OCT 15] Vienna Dohler fans - she has a single out now on Amazon.com called What Are You Waiting For. Go check it out.  :-)

[OCT 15] I think that brings us to YouTube.  I think since we found out Nether Lands will be with the full orcestral track that was used in the original, I want to feature some orchestral Donna. :-) SO let's start with Donna at the Nobel Peace Prize concert in 2008 backed with an orchestra of course. (This is a play list of 3 videos that cover Donna's entire part of the show.) Then there is Donna at Art On Ice  backed with the Christoph Walter Orchestra, I Feel Love at Night Of The Proms 2005, and then Donna with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra with a "medley." (It's not actually a medley as such, it's a compilation of clips from the show including parts of MacArthur Park,  Smile - which is amazing with the orchestra!, Don't Cry For Me Argentina, Amazing Grace, Last Dance, and the beyond amazing symphonic version of I Will Live For Love.) And then just for fun - the Belgrade Philharmonic covering Hot Stuff. (Watch the conductor - he's having a blast!)

[OCT 8] Greetings all and my condolences to the people of Las Vegas.  I'll never understand how someone can just randomly kill or injure a bunch of people for... well, who knows what his reasons were.  :-( On a happier note, Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

[OCT 8] OK on to Donna. TVOverMind.com has published an article featuring the top uses of Donna's songs in movies or TV. They only show 5 selections, but there are video clips for each.

[OCT 8] Bruce fans - he's been busy making the rounds lately. He performed Common Sense on WREG News Channel 3 recently, he also sang a tribute to the late Tom Petty at his concert the other night. You can hear a bit of it on Facebook. Bruce has one more concert on his schedule (at the moment anyway) and that's LA on October 24 at Genghis Cohen. If you are in the area, go check out the show.  :-)

[OCT 8] Johnnyswim fans - the duo is back in the US with more dates starting October 13 and going through to December 19.

[OCT 8] I think that brings us to YouTube. I'm in the mood for the Bad Girls album tonight so let's see what YouTube has. Let's start with the less familiar tracks - the long version of Walk Away (set to a slideshow), the Glen Rivera Restructured Mix of Love Will Always Find You, a fan video for an edit of Journey To The Center Of Your Heart, the Razormaid Remix of Our Love, and Sunset People from the 1980 TV special. And you know Ihave to include the 3 biggest hits,right? So we have Dim All The Lights from the 1980 TV Special, Hot Stuff from Dinah Shore, and Bad Girls from Johnny Carson (with the funky glasses  LOL). And as an added bonus, the "unplucked" version of Dim All The Lights presented with a slideshow in memory of Donna.

[OCT 1] Greetings all!  And a special shout out to the people of Puerto Rico. We have not forgotten you!

[OCT 1] Okay, I think we should start with a new song! I have mentioned before that Donna recorded a song called Nether Lands for the upcoming Dan Fogelberg tribute album.  Well, we have an official release date - November 17 and it is finally available for pre-order on Amazon and Amazon UK. No sould clips are up yet for most of the tracks, but I'm sure those will come soon. In the mean time, check out the lyrics to the song and Dan Fogelberg's original recording just to give you an idea of what the song is like. I predict tears when we hear Donna's version.... :-) I do want to say that this album has been a LONG time coming.  I went back through my archives and found a November 2011 mention from Dan Fogelberg's website when they were talking about that year's crop of potential Rock Hall Of Fame inductees:  "Our personal pick is Donna Summer - she was a big DanFan and is one of the artists who have donated their time and talent to the tribute CD. Her track is going to give you goosebumps; it's a song she credits with helping to get her through a really tough time in her life. Go, Donna!"

[OCT 1] On a related note, there was a Colorado Music Hall Of Fame Concert this past August at Fiddler's Green that included a number of the artists  on the Dan Fogelberg tribute album. Because, of course, Donna is no longer with us, they tapped someone else to perform Nether Lands. I think you just might be familiar with the duo who sang in Donna's place. They go by the name of Johnnyswim.  :-D The event was filmed and the Fogelberg website is talking about a DVD coming some time in the future.

[OCT 1] Well, you know I have to mention the upcoming Summer musical, right? Well there is nothing new about the musical itself this week, but Bruce had an interesting Instagram post. In it he's wearing a new hat with the photo caption Old Merch -New Merch and the hashtag #musical. In other words, I think we are looking at some new swag.  :-) (Good! I need something new to wear at my next MS Walk!)

[OCT 1] I got so excited about the new song and the musical, I forgot to mention - it's October 1 so that means it's time for the new Summer Fever pick! This month we go back to the beginning with Lady Of The Night.

[OCT 1] Do you wanna dance?  DJ Rico Berringer has posted a number of his mixsets on Mixcloud and  yes, you will find some Donna tunes mixed in there. He is one of us you know.   :-)

[OCT 1] Ok, so let's move on to Bruce. He's been a busy boy lately! First up is his interview in the October issue of Daeida Magazine. (I'm sure you guys remember their other fabulous interviews with others in Donna's circle.) You can read the whole issue for free online. And to see Bruce performing, check out the Facebook of When Cinderella dies filmed at The Station, or you can see the same song on YouTube performed for Today In Nashville.

[OCT 1] Vienna Dohler fans - she recently performed at set at City Winery. You can hear 2 of the songs at the RAW website. (And you DO want to hear them!  :-) )

[OCT 1] Paul Jabara fans - can you believe it's been 25 years since he left us? (And if any of you are wonderling who Paul Jabara is, I will smack your young whippersnapper head and then start playing Last Dance for you.  LOL) Anyway, to commemorate Paul's life, a new version of PaulJabara.com has been launched with an official press release to announce it. (You know, I wonder if when Donna got to the next world, Paul found her and locked her in a bathroom there to make her listen to his latest song idea.  :-)   I'd like to think so!)

[OCT 1] I think that brings us to YouTube and I think to celebrate the new Paul Jabara website we should have some Paul and Donna stuff.  So let's start with liveandmore's video for Never Lose Your Sense Of Humor (Paul featuring Donna), liveandmore's video for  Shut Out ("to get off my bummer I play Donna Summer!", stampyourfeet's video for Donna's half of Something's Missing (released as a duet between Donna and Paul but almost certainly recorded separately), Last Dance (Donna performing it at the Oscars the night it won the award for Best Original Song), Enough Is Enough live at Coney Island and just for fun, Paul's video for Ochos Rios.

[SEP 23] Happy Saturday all! All good thoughts and wishes are going out to those places ravaged by the recent hurricanes - the islands can't catch a break.  And also to the people of Mexico who are dealing with 3 recent earthquakes. Mother Nature is on a real rampage these days.  :-(

[SEP 23] Let's start off with Summer: The Donna Summer Musical opening in La Jolla in November. Broadwayworld.com has an article about the musical including a cast list. There are 3 actresses playing Donna at different stages in her life - one of whom is a Tony winner. The article includes this very interesting line:  "Told through the dramatic lens of her final concert, SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical presents the complexities and conflicts the iconic songwriter and singer faced in her meteoric rise - and descent."  Playbill.com also has a shorter article with the same info (but less background info on the key players). I'm getting excited! Any of you who are going to the show - feel free to send in your reports! I'll be more than happy to post them here on the site.  :-)

[SEP 23] Bruce Sudano fans - we have a couple of new videos for you. First up is a Facebook video of  Bruce and Neon Moon on WDXV's Blue Plate Special.  Bruce is the first half of the show.  The other video is the official video for When Cinderella Dies.  PopMatters debuted the video with an accompanying article by Christian John Wikane.

[SEP 23] Johnnyswim fans - the duo is on tour right now, and in support of their visit to Germany, daserste.de has posted an article and a couple of videos. The article is in German of course and just gives a little background on Johnnyswim. But there is a performance video on the top of the article of the two of them performing First Try.  And if you check the links on the side of the page, there is one that brings you to an interview/profile piece. That is also mostly in German. Johnnyswim speaks in English but a translator plays over them so you have to listen really carefully to  hear Amanda and Abner themselves. 

[SEP 23] I think that brings us to YouTube. Let's do some official videos this week. First up is the promo video for Could It Be Magic. Then we have the official video for Unconditional Love, the video for Work That Magic, the video for When Love Takes Over You, the video for The Woman In Me, the video for Love Is In Control, and a promo video for Winter Melody.

 

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"The richest environments I have ever been in have been the most culturally diverse. My own cultural influences are vast. I have been around the world and have seen a multitude of ethnic fusions. One of the many great things about America is that every day we have incredible opportunities to learn and to grow. For example, every time we go out to eat, we have choices - Indian curry, Chinese, sushi, lox and bagels, rice and beans, spaghetti, bratwurst, and thankfully, fried chicken. If only we could sample and taste things beyond our scope, surely we would find new and exciting possibilities to explore and appreciate."

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