In a complete reversal of the current trend which has seen stars of the entertainment world enter politics - with varying degrees of success - the former US president, Barack Obama has announced that he is changing his life's path, and is embarking upon a late-in-the-day musical career.
With the current president, erstwhile TV star Donald Trump, at the 'top of the bill', other celebrities such as Ronald Reagan, Clint Eastwood, and Arnold Schwarzenegger have all 'crossed over' from movies into politics at some level.
Rapper Kanye West made a somewhat lame attempt to do the same.
But, whilst buying yourself some official-looking suits, and getting the backing of a rich industrialist to become a politician might be one thing, turning your hand from politics to singing is an altogether different matter.
Mr. Obama, however, is going to do just that.
He's been busy in the recording studio with various figures from the worlds of rap, hip-hop, jazz and soul, and has spoken highly of Dr. Dre as a producer. Obama, however, sees himself as something of a Billy Paul, or a cool, funky Alexander O'Neal type, or even a modern-day Johnny Mathis, though that is stretching things a bit.
Mr. Obama is set to launch a tour to all major US cities just as soon as that boneheaded, orange knobjockey has been levered out of the White House, out of the limelight, and, hopefully, out of the country.