Most recent updates: May 26, 2019

My Current Biweekly/Fortnightly PSB Survey
Sometimes I like to run polls in which I list a small set of PSB songs determined by a "random" creterion—songs that otherwise have relatively little else in common—and simply ask you to pick your favorite. Yes, it may be silly, but I think it's fun. So this time I'm wondering—

What is your favorite Pet Shop Boys/Tennant-Lowe song with "night" in its title?*

I Can't Say Goodnight The Night Is a Time to Explore Who You Are
In the Night Night Song
Later Tonight Nightlife
My Night One Night
Night Falls Saturday Night Forever
The Night I Fell in Love Tonight Is Forever

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*Please note that for the purposes of this poll I'm not counting "Rhythm of the Night," a cover that they've only performed live during their DiscoVery tour, and "Saturday Night," a Suede song that Neil once performed as a guest onstage with Suede.

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 26, 2019.

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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:

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