Sunday, March 29, 2009

April Fools: Fools In Love

Joe Jackson: Fools In Love


What makes fools of us more quickly than love? We do things that we would normally consider to be insane. We say things that we don't even mean. We worry about stuff that no one who is not a fool would ever worry about. Occasionally we even stand outside girl's windows with boom boxes over our heads and blast Peter Gabriel tunes throughout the neighborhood.

Love makes us crazy and if you don't know that, then you've never been in love.

Fools In Love is originally from Joe Jackson's nearly-perfect debut album, Look Sharp, but I'm providing a link to a great slowed-down version of the song from his 2004 live album, Afterlife. If you don't know Joe Jackson very well and you'd like to give him a shot, Afterlife is probably the best place to start because you get a sense for how much fun his shows are. I saw Joe play in Minneapolis last year and he is just as exciting now as he was when I first saw him in the early 80's.

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