Random Post about Music

Armin van Buuren’s State of Trance 2006 is a must-have CD for any trance fans. I recently learnt that the BBC chose the Pet Shop Boys’ track Numb for their World Cup Montage [no hyperlink; it was taken down]. And the Pet Shop Boys will be in Seattle on November 5th! Yeah baby.


Amazing Pet Shop Boys fan site

Wayne Studer has on his site “interpretations and analyses of every song written or performed by Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant” — pretty darn impressive! You can catch the goodness at http://www.geowayne.com/psbhtml.htm Personally, I think one of the most powerful lines they’ve ever written comes from Jealousy, on the very melancholy album Behaviour: I wish…


Strange Japanese Television Shows

I just finished my last blog entry, which prompted me to visit the PSB website to see what was new. Well whadayaknow, the video to their next killer single “Flamboyant” is on the website. But I’m not just gushing about the ‘Boys in this blog entry — the video is really cool! A while ago…


Gandalf is Dracula!

Many of you probably know that Sir Ian McKellen played both Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and Magneto in X-Men. But did you also know he plays Dracula in the Pet Shop Boys’ 1988 music video Heart? I didn’t, at least until I listened to the commentary on the new Pop Art DVD….


OK so I’m a big fat liar

All you lucky people in England have probably been hearing this on the radio for a while now, but I just got my little mitts on Miracles (that’s a link to a 64k Windows Media stream), the new Pet Shop Boys single. If you must, you can get the sample in RealAudio or even watch…


Avoiding work any way I can…

So I promised a while ago not to gush about the Pet Shop Boys for a while, but I never said anything about Ace of Base. Their latest album Da Capo is by far their best effort so far, and if you like their earlier work (or are a fan of dance / pop) then…