I’m both surprised and pleased (in equal amounts) that the weekly series of songs from the 1980s you and I know as Educating Peter has been going one year. A year.
I’d like to thank my friend Michael for supplying all those songs over the past 12 months. I’m mighty glad that a year ago he responded to a statement I made about the music of the ’80s being the most loathsome in history. Michael responded in a constructive way: by hurling his favourite ’80s songs at me.
To celebrate the startling longevity of this series, Michael is going to have a rest from suggesting songs. (Sit back and relax, young Michael.)
I’m going to choose this week’s music.
For week 52 of Educating Peter, I’m going to play you a birthday song from the ’80s.
Actually, I’m going to play you two.
I’m a bit of a fan of Concrete Blonde (“God Is A Bullet” is one of one of my favourite songs of the ’80s), so I was glad that they had a song I could play to celebrate one year of Educating Peter.
Admittedly, if you listen to the lyrics of “Happy Birthday” you’ll realise it’s not the most celebratory of songs. But it’s Concrete Blonde, and the song’s called “Happy Birthday”, and that’s good enough for me.
I love it.
“Eek!” Moment of Realisation
It’s just occurred to me that because I chose the songs this week, this particular post may seem a tad self-congratulatory. Sorry about that. I’ll try to be more humble next week when Michael comes back with a song that he’s chosen.