Monday, April 19, 2010

Hot Stuff

Disco is still queen... or king.

At least it is... according to this new book, Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture by Alice Echols. The book takes an academic look at the effects of disco on life in the U.S. in the 70s, as well as the effects of society on disco music. It examines the ethnicity, class, gender, and sexual orientation themes of the disco era. Check out this L.A. Times review of the book.

In other disco news, just read on Rod 2.0 this heartwarming story about what disco diva Sylvester's estate left a few San Francisco AIDS/HIV community organizations. And we probably have technology, pop culture, and of course Sylvester's music to thank for the legacy and gift. Check out this clip of Sylvester on Joan Rivers' late night show in the 80s.

That's the hot stuff for now.

1 comment:

Anthony said...

I just love this post / your blog! Can't wait to read that book also! And btw when can we expect a new book from you? I simply LOVED "right side of the wrong bed" when I read it a couple of years ago!

Peace and Love from Roma by way of LA and the bay. Ciao bello.