Most recent updates: September 17, 2018

My Current Biweekly/Fortnightly PSB Survey
• A Special Two-Part Question •
Two questions regarding the inevitable (but hopefully still far-off) final Pet Shop Boys studio album –
  1. Would you prefer the final song on the final PSB studio album to be an uptempo "stomper" or a quieter, more contemplative track?*
    I would prefer an uptempo "stomper" to be the final song on the final PSB album.
    I would prefer the final track on the final PSB album to be a quieter, more contemplative song.
    *Yes, I realize that perhaps you might prefer some third type of song that doesn't quite fit into either category. But if you had to choose between just these two types, which would be your preference?

  2. Would you prefer knowing in advance that the final PSB studio album is indeed their final album, or would you prefer discovering that only in hindsight, perhaps years later, as it becomes apparent that it had indeed been the last one?
    I would prefer knowing in advance that the final PSB album is indeed the final PSB album.
    I would prefer discovering only in hindsight that the final PSB album had indeed been the last one.

Current Results**            My Current Biweekly PSB Survey

**As in all of my polls in which you can place more than one vote, my survey service provider automatically calculates the current results based on the total number of votes, not the total number of voters. When I post the final results at the end of this poll, I will calculate them based on the total number of voters, which will yield far more reasonable results.

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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I've decided against investing the additional time, effort, and (especially) money—an average of about $300 per year—that it would require for me to register, set up, and maintain a "secure" site (https as opposed to http). "Security" of this sort is generally important only for websites that:

I don't do any of those things. So my site really doesn't need to be "secure" in this way, particularly considering the costs involved. I hope this doesn't dissuade you from visiting.

This site was originally posted on March 16, 2001, and was most recently revised on September 17, 2018.

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