I have been feeling rather nostalgic over the last few days. Possibly because I've been listening to all my Pet Shop Boys CD's. Their music has such a wonderful affect on me, and always has me reflecting on my late teens, early twenties - the years between 1988 and 1991, not that I want to reveal my age. I suppose the Pet Shop Boys music between these years and that time in my life are are perfectly connected, THE soundtrack of my youth. Neil and Chris were always there, during high school days and disco nights. Pouring out of a small stereo from a high school locker, or singing in the background as we got ready to go out clubbing. The smell of menthol cigarettes, hairspray, and burnt hair from a pair of straighteners reminds me of Domino Dancing. While the taste of cheep red wine, vodka and coke always makes me hum Left To My Own Devices. Then there's Being Boring. The song of my youth, possibly yours. It's a song that spoke to my generation on so many levels. Being Boring was all about growing up and the ideas you have when you are young. It's about the friends who go off into the world to find inspiration and bring it back. It's my song and my friends. It's hard to imagine my life without this song or the Pet Shop Boys for that matter. It's even harder for me to say which of the Pet Shop Boys albums is my favorite. I'm somewhere between Introspective and Behavior, but closer to Behavior. If you have a favorite Pet Shop Boys album, tell me about it below. I'd love to hear your feelings on this Blog post. In the mean time, I hope you're not being boring.
Pet Shop Boys Website - www.petshopboys.co.uk
Pet Shop Boys - Being Boring (Watch VIDEO Here)