Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Why I hate the 1980s (I think)
I'm wondering, in particular, whether this is perhaps an 'it's not you, it's me' moment.
Last week, Sounds of the 20th Century got up to 1979. And I didn't enjoy it as much as previous weeks/years. There was still some good music, the historical items were as interesting as always, but the nostalgia factor was gone.
In 1979, I turned 21, left university, and got married. And Margaret Thatcher became prime minister.
Why I hate the 1980s? Two things. Thatcherism. And the fact that I was a grown-up.