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Fools In Love Songs

Posted by Billyjam, April 1, 2013 01:31pm | Post a Comment
There are a lot of songs on the topic of fools and even more songs on being in love. But for today, April Fool's Day, I have assembled some random songs about both - about fools in love or people falling foolishly into love. We've all been there and done that and hence can relate, no doubt, to the selection of songs I've assembled below (via YouTube) about fools in love.

Included is the song "Fools In Love" by Joe Jackson - the single off his great album Look Sharp in which he cynically muses, albeit from first hand experience, on: "Fools in love, are there any creatures more pathetic? Fools in love, never knowing when they've lost the game." Other songs about fools in love include the 1956 #1 hit from the very young Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" (a live TV rendition from 1956 from WNEW's The Frankie Lane Show with a funny interview beforehand). The song, which has been covered by folks such as Diana Ross and Joe Ely, poses that eternal question: "Why do fools fall in love?"  Also below is Journey-man Steve Perry's 80's pop rock ballad mega-hit "Foolish Heart" (off his Street Talk LP) and Rod Stewart's version of Elvin Bishop's hit "Fooled Around And Fell In Love."

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Will Get Fooled Again: KFJC Pulls Another Elaborate April Fools' Day Prank

Posted by Billyjam, April 1, 2012 04:25pm | Post a Comment

If you happen to be driving in the Bay Area today with the radio on and you tune into 89.7FM expecting to hear the usual excellent alternative radio programming of beloved South Bay college radio station KFJC in Los Altos Hills but instead hear Sting or Phil Collins or a drop for "The New KFJC + plus" format of "The Hits of the 80's, 90's, and Today" and you think: A) you're losing your mind, or B) the award-winning station out of Foothill College has followed the tragic path of University of San Francisco radio station KUSF and had their license sold out from under them to make way for some generic commercial entity, fear not. Don't even let the Geico or Cialis commercials or the above elaborately customized "new" KFJC format homepage catch you off guard. The "new" format is merely the latest elaborate April Fools' Day prank by the ever-innovative radio station that a few years ago on April 1st switched broadcast signals with WFMU New Jersey for the day. 

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