UPDATE: The Pet Shop Boys have just tweeted, giving the cover their thumbs up!
This is me at home on the piano (yes just got out of bed) playing an old Pet Shop Boys b-side that I’ve always loved. Although it’s a song about a funeral, and despite being set in the context of the formal, stiff-upper lipped way British people approach death, I think it’s more about how "passing on" should really be seen as something more positive…much more a part of life I suppose. In this case, a release from prejudice and a sense of hope that a life lived with “strength and pride” is an inspiration to those left behind. In the context of a New(ish) Year, I hope that’s a happy message!!
So yeah, Happy New Year Everybody!
See you soon,