The Michael McDonald Institute

I am so proud to announce that I have been named the first teen librarian ever to represent the The Michael McDonald Institute and help spread their mission to the world!

The Michael McDonald Institute is committed to spreading the 1979 Doobie Brothers song “What A Fool Believes” to a larger portion of the world’s population.  Released in June 1979, “What a Fool Believes” quickly shot up the Billboard Charts and  was one of the few non-disco No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 that year.  Since then, the song has remained a fixture of classic rock radio.

However, every year goes by where more and more children and teenagers are not exposed to “What A Fool Believes”.  It is the mission of the Michael McDonald Institute to keep the song alive in the hearts and minds of today’s youth.  Continued awareness of “What A Fool Believes” and constant radio play of this classic rock gem will only better serve the modern world.

It is quite an honor to be given this position and I promise with all of my heart that I will do my best to continue to spread the love and joy that Michael McDonald and The Doobie Brothers put out into this world so many years ago!

One of my projects for the Michael McDonald institute is to expand awareness for the 12″ single disco version of the song. This version, with a significant bass-driven drumbeat, is unknown to most listeners.  My personal goal is to make this version of “What A Fool Believes” a must play at every disco and library in the world.

Here we go!

But what a fool believes he sees
No wise man has the power to reason away
What seems to be
Is always better than nothing
And nothing at all keeps sending him…

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