Most recent updates: June 26, 2017

My Current Biweekly PSB Survey
Are you planning to buy (or perhaps have already pre-ordered) the upcoming reissues of Nightlife, Release, and Fundamental with "Further Listening" bonus discs?

Yes, I'm buying all of them!
No, I won't buy any of them.
I'll buy one or two, but not all three. I'll buy the following:
  Nightlife
  Release
  Fundamental

If it's an option to do so, I'll buy only digital copies of certain tracks (such as those previously unreleased). Otherwise I'll do one of the things listed above (which you may also choose if you like).

I'm undecided at this time.

Current Results*           Powered by Sparklit

*As in all of my polls in which you can make more than one selection, my survey service provider automatically calculates the "Current Results" based on the total number of votes rather than the number of voters. That results in deceptively small percentage figures. When I post the final results at the end of this survey, I will calculate them based on the number of voters, which will yield larger, more reasonable percentages.

Please note that if you choose any of the individual albums listed above, it will automatically deselect some of the other options, and vice-versa. In short, certain choices will automatically cancel any previously chosen mutually exclusive options. Also, if the code is working correctly for you, you shouldn't be able to choose all three albums individually; rather, that choice is covered by the first "Yes, I'm buying all of them!" option.


What This Website Is All About

This website has no "official" connection to the Pet Shop Boys. It merely presents my own personal commentary—often including attempted explanations and interpretations—on the songs of my favorite contemporary pop band. Of course, this commentary has often been influenced by what the Pet Shop Boys themselves, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, have said about their music and by what others have previously written. Nevertheless, many of the observations I make here are original with me.

By no means am I suggesting that these are the "only" or "correct" interpretations. In fact, it's typical of great art, even great pop art, to lend itself to multiple interpretations. And I do consider the Pet Shop Boys to be the creators of great pop art. So you can take or leave my interpretations as you wish. If you disagree, please don't take offense. Rather, enjoy the fact that we're both fans of music rich enough to invite different interpretations.

Despite my best efforts, I have no doubt that I'm guilty of at least some factual errors. I recognize this fact and apologize in advance for any that may have slipped past me. I'll certainly correct any errors that come to my attention.


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This site was originally posted on March 16, 2001, and was most recently revised on June 26, 2017.

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