My shenanigan for today is to offer you a refuge from the usual April 1 hijinks. Seriously.
Song/video: “April Fool,” Ronnie Lane
If you enjoyed the tune, there’s an excellent BBC documentary on the artist, the late Ronnie Lane (whose birthday is today, hence the song), available in six parts on YouTube called The Passing Show. Talented musician who had a long streak of bad luck, personally and professionally, but a poet’s soul and a minstrel’s heart.
I wanted to post a video of his most famous song with The Faces but frickin’ YouTube blocks the embedding, so instead here’s the link to “Ooh La La.”
Now excuse me while I prank the kids into thinking I’m making them donate all their gaming systems to a worthy cause.
Like Electrify the Amish.
Or Enlighten the Luddites.
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