CND Song 21 The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness - I'm an Adult, Now, 1986 (Toronto, Ontario)

Guest post! My distinguished colleague and self-professed nerk, Leigha Worth, has this to say about TPOH:

"'I don't hate my parents, I don't get drunk just to spite them. I've got my own reasons to drink now, I think I'll call my dad up and invite him.' Back in their heyday, I was crazy about TPOH. I loved their songs' offbeat lyrics and their blending of two seemingly disparate sounds: 70's rock and 80's pop. Of course, my crush on Moe Berg didn't hurt. His bookish anti-machismo charm and wry smile set my heart aflutter. He was that goofy and endearing Canadian guy who had a secret identity as an irreverent guitar-toting bad boy...swoon! Kind of weird that as a teen I loved a song about being an adult but maybe I loved it because it made me feel smug. It was about crap that wasn't even on my radar and I was damn happy about that. Of course, I got older and now this is my life:

'Gotta get up and take on that world, when you're an adult, it's not cliche, it's the truth. 'Cause I'm an adult now, I'm an adult now, I've got the problems of an adult on my head and on my shoulders, I am an adult now.'

Christ, Moe...could you have given us a heads up? Oh wait...you did. NVM."

Thanks, Leigha! I'm with you on the swooning. Here's a clip someone appears to have taped off the TV - for nostalgia's sake I left in Muchmusic Veejay Erica Ehm's piercing and insightful commentary. She stops talking about 45 seconds in if you'd like to skip ahead.

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