Michael Silverblatt on “I Will Survive”

You simply can’t make this shit up. You can find it here at the 3:13 mark.

“It’s amazing ’cause that song, for many people, I think, has the power of transport. Since it was such a popular disco song during the age of — the height of the AIDS crisis, many a time one would hear it at memorial services and be reminded of the unlikelihood of survival and the ferocity of the need to survive.”

Get out of the house much, Silverblatt?

One Comment

  1. …If he means Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive, I think it’s a great song. I don’t understand his relating it to the time he mentions (which should probably be the late eighties)–the song was megapopular several years earlier, especially with people who had been shitted on by mates.

    I think you’ve said you’re 31? If so, you were very young during those times, so may not remember them as well as people my age (39) do.

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