Friday, April 01, 2016

Fooling Around

Okay, it's April Fool's Day.  I don't like practical jokes, but I like music, so here are some appropriate tunes.


Blogger New England Guy said...

No Beatles? Probably covered in a prior year I'm guessing

Also I would add Elvis Costello's tuneful "You Little Fool" though despite the video which made the lovers the same age, was the story of a rueful teacher falling into it with one of his students, wooing her with cheap trinkets despite knowing better ("Don't look at me that way, you know it isn't right")

9:24 AM, April 01, 2016  
Blogger LAGuy said...

I came up with quite a few "Fool" songs. It was hard to cut it down to five, but in this case I tried to pick stuff I like (of course), that I haven't used before and that aren't too long.

"Fool In The Hill" was one of the first songs I thought of, but I felt it was a bit mopey for April Fool's Day.

10:00 AM, April 01, 2016  
Blogger New England Guy said...

Well you had the Doobie Brothers so I figured the bar was pretty low. There was show honoring the Beatles in the 70s where The Fool On The Hill was played behind, an actor with a Big Nixon mask dancing around a set that was supposed to be the Oval Office.

May have been a piece in some other variety show or standalone show. Anyone else remember it?

1:45 PM, April 01, 2016  
Blogger LAGuy said...

I don't remember anything like that, I that's the sort of thing I would remember. I do remember shows honoring the Beatles, but nothing like what you describe.

Perhaps it was some local thing, or a film festival short, since nationally, before Saturday Night Live, you didn't get that much harsh political satire on TV, and after SNL, not that much Nixon stuff.

Is it possible you're referring to All This And World War II, which had Beatles' songs--including "Fool On The Hill"--and newsreel footage from that war's era? Doubtful, but I can't think of anything else from the 70s that's even close.

5:31 PM, April 01, 2016  

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