Poisson d’Avril, tout le monde.

I first encountered “Poisson d’Avril” when Tuxedomoon was playing in Bordeaux in 1981. I stepped into a photo booth for an ancient selfie. When I saw the results, there was a fish taped over the lens and thus over my face. I asked a French friend what the hell that meant and he replied “Ah ha ha. Poisson d’Avril!” The fish of April. A most surrealist moment. The French tape small paper fish on each other on the first of April. April Fool’s day.

Author: Blaine L. Reininger

Blaine L. Reininger was born July 10, 1953 in Pueblo, Colorado. Then he lived a life. By and by, he founded Tuxedomoon with Steven Brown in 1977. He traipsed around America, tuxedomooning until 1980, when he began to traipse around Europe. As a direct result of all of this traipsing, many musical compositions were composed, most of which found their way to some sort of mechanical device capable of reproducing musical compositions. This was mostly for the good. He now lives in Athens, Greece, where he is content.

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