Most recent updates: May 22, 2018

This Week's PSB Survey
Should the Pet Shop Boys participate in the Eurovision Song Contest?

No, absolutely not!
Yes, they should, as both performers and songwriters.
Yes, they should, but only as songwriters—not as performers.
It may have been a good idea at one time, but not anymore.
I have very mixed feelings about it.
I have no opinion about this one way or the other. (For instance, if you're really not very familiar with the Eurovision Contest, then this might be a good choice for you.)
I have a very different opinion from any of those described above.
(If you choose this "other opinion" option, please feel free to use the "Comments" feature on the "Current Results" page to share your alternate viewpoint.)
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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 May 22, 2018.

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