Most recent updates: September 19, 2017

This Week's PSB Survey
Based on how much you like and/or appreciate the music videos they've directed, who is your favorite director from among those who have directed two or more of the music videos for the Pet Shop Boys' singles? To put it another way, who, in your opinion, has done the finest job of directing multiple videos for PSB singles?*

*I realize that the Boys themselves also directed two of their music videos—for "Paninaro" and "Leaving"—but, for various reasons, I'm not including them among the choices in this poll.

Jack Bond
Always on My Mind;  Heart
Howard Greenhalgh
Can You Forgive Her?;  Go West;  I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind of Thing;  Liberation;  Yesterday, When I Was Mad;  Absolutely Fabulous;  Paninaro '95;  Before;  Single-Bilingual;  A Red Letter Day;  New York City Boy;  Miracles
Derek Jarman
It's a Sin;  Rent
Liam Kan
How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously?;  Where the Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes Off You)
Pedro Romhanyi
I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More;  You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk
Eric Watson (with or without Andy Morahan)
Opportunities (Version 1);  West End Girls;  Love Comes Quickly;  Suburbia;  What Have I Done to Deserve This?;  Domino Dancing;  Left to My Own Devices;  It's Alright;  So Hard;  Jealousy;  DJ Culture;  Was It Worth It?
Bruce Weber
Being Boring;  Se A Vida É;  I Get Along
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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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