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Summer Fever Pick for April 2010:

The Vault

Shhh.... don't tell Donna...

Recently Donna was out of town shopping for wigs, picking up guys in red Ferraris, and doing other diva-like things, when by some strange chance I found that she'd left the vault completely unguarded. (It's a really lucky thing that I just happened to be hiding in her closet at the time or I might have totally missed out!) So after a 3 second debate with my conscience (or maybe less), I sneaked in there and grabbed a few tapes. The clips on this page are from those recordings. 

The Tracks
(You know the drill - click the icon for a streaming MP3)

Valley Of The Moon
Silver Girl
Protection (unreleased version)
A medley of selections from Ordinary Girl
Hmmm - these clips don't seem to match the labels on the tapes. Could it be? Yes, I think it is......   APRIL FOOL!  ;-)

While I go check myself into the witness protection program, you can check out the REAL Summer Fever Pick.


The History of April Fool's Day


<<The history of April Fool's Day or All Fool's Day is uncertain, but the current thinking is that it began around 1582 in France with the reform of the calendar under Charles IX. The Gregorian Calendar was introduced, and New Year's Day was moved from March 25 - April 1 (new year's week) to January 1.

Communication traveled slowly in those days and some people were only informed of the change several years later. Still others, who were more rebellious refused to acknowledge the change and continued to celebrate on the last day of the former celebration, April 1. These people were labeled "fools" by the general populace, were subject to ridicule and sent on "fool errands," sent invitations to nonexistent parties and had other practical jokes played upon them. The butts of these pranks became known as a "poisson d'avril" or "April fish" because a young naive fish is easily caught. In addition, one common practice was to hook a paper fish on the back of someone as a joke.

This harassment evolved over time and a custom of prank-playing continue on the first day of April. This tradition eventually spread elsewhere like to Britain and Scotland in the 18th century and was introduced to the American colonies by the English and the French. Because of this spread to other countries, April Fool's Day has taken on an international flavor with each country celebrating the holiday in its own way.>>

Here at the Tribute Site, April Fool's Day is celebrated with a special Summer Fever page.  I've made Shout It Out the spotlighted album a couple of times, I've made a special Crayons page (about actual crayons), and I even featured a page on Donna's time as one of the original Supremes. Who knows what dementia will come next year?  LOL

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