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Summer Fever Pick for April 2013:

A Moment Of Silence

Coming soon from RipOff Records...

Here we are, almost a year after Donna's passing and FINALLY someone is doing a tribute that will make all others pale in comparison. I am of course talking about the upcoming release, A Moment Of Silence: A Tribute to Donna Summer. This brand new compilation will feature top artists covering some of Donna's most often overlooked material - the 2 second gap between songs. And as a website exclusive, I just happen to have a partial track list here for you, along with samples.

The Rolling Stones: the space between The Mystery Of Love and The Woman In Me
Dolly Parton: the space between People People and I Do Believe (I Fell In Love)
Bruce Springsteen: the space between Protection and (If It) Hurts Just A Little
Madonna: she raided the vault to cover the unreleased space between Hot Stuff And Bad Girls!
Andrea Bocelli: the space between Love Is The Healer and I Will Go With You - in ITALIAN!
Justin Bieber: The space between Mr. Music and Crayons - he's never sounded better
An all-star choir of new young artists doing the space between State Of Independence and Living In America - and in a very brave move, they are NOT using Auto-Tune! Woot!

Look for this album to hit stores........ in 8 to 10 months.    ;-)






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Ok, enough silliness - on with 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 put I Will Survive in the spotlight, 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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