Q or Quique
Real name: Enrique
Location: Valencia, Spain
Ocupation: Civil servant and DJ
Hobbies: Everything about music; drawing; reading books and comics; movies...
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Donna Summer fan since: 1977
How did you become a Donna Summer fan?
remember having heard Donna's songs on the radio long before I related the music
to the name of the artist. It wasn't until 1977, when I was 9, when I fell in
love with a song, which name and the person who sang it I had to learn in order
to go to the store and ask for it. The song was "I remember yesterday"
and the name was Donna Summer. When I went to buy it, I was so disappointed that
they didn't have the single (in fact, I don't even know if that song was a
single here in Spain). But, though there wasn't "I remember
yesterday", there was "Donna Summer". There was this single,
"I feel love", which the vendor told me I'd like it too (I'll never
know why he thought that because the two songs have absolutely nothing to do).
Who knows? Maybe he had powers to see the future and knew that I'd become a
die-hard fan of the artist. The truth is that I liked a lot the song (maybe not
as much as IRY, at that time) and I deeply fell in love with the b-side
"Can't we just sit down". I still have that first single somewhere,
though I doubt it can be still played because I don't know how many times I did
it back then.
another day, while listening to the radio, they played a song I really loved.
When they said the name of the artist, I understood that this woman still had a
lot of things to tell me. Her name was (again) Donna Summer and the song was
(though I didn't know that very moment) "Could it be magic". So there
I went again to the store looking for that song. And again I found out that
there wasn't a single of that song. So, though my echonomy wasn't very good at
that tender age of 9, I dared to go to the albums section. I got to get that
song! There were some LPs by Donna Summer, so I started to look for that song,
which the only thing I knew of was that it contained the words "come into
my..." (my English lessons had just started). Well, after reading all the
titles of all the songs of all the albums, I bought an album with a song whose
title had a similarity with what I was looking for. The song was "Come to
me" and the album "A love trilogy". Oh, what a disappointment
when coming back home I played that song the first! It wasn't bad, but it wasn't
THE song either. Anyway, I played the whole album from the beginning and you can
imagine what I felt when turning it over and listening to the first song of the
got hooked with that Donna Summer lady. I loved both the IFL single and the ALT
album, so it was only a matter of time (and saving) to go acquiring every note
that's come out of her mouth. A task I'm still doing.
His favorite Donna song? It's
always difficult to choose only one song. Some days it's "Could it be
magic" and others it's "MacArthur Park". But, definitely, it goes
around those two.
Personal notes : Sometimes
I've thought about my admiration for Donna Summer and the way she's become that
idol that, somehow, we all have. I mean, that someone who stands from the rest
when it comes to the music I like. In fact, that admiration has a lot of
irrationality, because, in spite of all her many qualities, I have to admit
that, musically, I haven't really liked much of the music she's done in the past
two decades; and definitely I don't agree with most of her views of the world
and philosophy of life. In fact, these subjects are ones that, if she wasn't
Donna Summer, would put me very away from her.
there she is. When I hear or read the name Donna Summer there's this little
chill going up and down my spine. When I've watched her in concert, I tremble
with each note (and this just from watching videos, so imagine if I ever got to
see her really live!).
a psychologist, I've analyzed that phenomenon and come to satisfying
scientifical conclusions... But there's this phrase by another Donna's fan and
friend of mine, Sandro, which perfectly resumes that scientific theory giving it
a beautiful and warmer context: She awakes the child in me. Because of that,
"winds may come and winds may blow", but she'll always be with me.
Text = Songs in my collection
Text = Songs not in my collection
Text = Songs posted as the song of the week
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