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by ola t
Wed 24 Jul 2013, 9:14 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Well, the Alan Turing project just got more interesting.
Replies: 19
Views: 3816

Re: Well, the Alan Turing project just got more interesting.

What exactly do you think "chemical castration" means, if not hormone injections? When did it ever mean anything else? Are you saying injecting testosterone would have reversed all the negative effects of the oestrogen? Do you have a source for that claim? Even if true, was testosterone easily obtai...
by ola t
Sun 21 Jul 2013, 8:26 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: #lastfm hashtag on twitter
Replies: 1
Views: 670

Re: #lastfm hashtag on twitter

Those are automated tweets that show what that person has been listening to the most during the past week, on devices or programs that report what they play to the last.fm site. It only means that person has been listening to something.
by ola t
Sat 20 Jul 2013, 9:17 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Alan Turing to Be Posthumously Pardoned
Replies: 19
Views: 2580

Re: Alan Turing to Be Posthumously Pardoned

What does a pardon (in the UK) imply about the original sentence? Does it mean "we were wrong to punish you" or is it more like "we were right to punish you, but we've decided to forgive you"?
by ola t
Sun 14 Jul 2013, 2:45 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Glitches on Bolshy?
Replies: 2
Views: 1036

Re: Glitches on Bolshy?

The percussion sound at those points is a bit strange, like two handclaps edited together or something (and then drenched in reverb), but to me it sounds the same both times, and also when it reappears three times around 2:09-2:20, so I don't think it's a glitch. My MP3s are from the official site f...
by ola t
Wed 20 Mar 2013, 6:29 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Love Is A Bourgeois Construct - new single?
Replies: 58
Views: 9557

Re: Love Is A Bourgeois Construct - new single?

For those who don't know, "The Draughtsman's Contract" is the 1982 film by Peter Greenaway, for which Michael Nyman wrote the soundtrack. 'Chasing Sheep Is Best Left To Shepherds' is a very catchy track.
by ola t
Wed 20 Mar 2013, 6:17 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Love Is A Bourgeois Construct - new single?
Replies: 58
Views: 9557

Love Is A Bourgeois Construct - new single?

From the MN Records Facebook page, a photo of Michael Nyman with Neil and Chris, and the following caption: "had a more than pleasant meeting with the Pet Shop Boys in Angel Studios today - exchanging ideas about our respective scores for 'Battleship Potemkin' and listening to their new single, 'Lov...
by ola t
Wed 24 Oct 2012, 9:15 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Potemkin DVD?
Replies: 12
Views: 1620

Re: Potemkin DVD?

Unfortunately their score does not sync up with the most recent restoration of Battleship Potemkin (which incidentally is being released on blu-ray by the British Film Institute next month) without some cuts, tweaks and/or tempo changes. So unless they re-work their score to make it fit, it could on...
by ola t
Fri 14 Sep 2012, 7:56 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys Live From Berlin
Replies: 268
Views: 17844

Re: Pet Shop Boys Live From Berlin

The backing singers on the screens reminded me of some works by video artist Candice Breitz, especially "Working Class Hero (A Portrait of John Lennon)" where 25 Lennon aficionados, each on a separate screen in "portrait format", are shown in static shots singing along with the Plastic Ono Band album.
by ola t
Thu 17 Mar 2011, 3:36 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The Most Incredible Vinyl....
Replies: 319
Views: 27815

Re: The Most Incredible Vinyl....

It's here. 500 copies, £350, exclusive demo versions.
by ola t
Mon 09 Aug 2010, 10:20 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Literally 35...
Replies: 62
Views: 5870

Re: Literally 35...

Pertan wrote:Not the one that was mentioned in Literally xtra paper when Renewal
The shirt with the balloons is a club-exclusive shirt that's available for purchase. This one is the membership-renewal shirt that you get as a gift.
by ola t
Tue 27 Apr 2010, 1:00 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Battleship P
Replies: 17
Views: 2178

Re: Battleship P

I was surprised that some of the themes were reused by the boys. I'm going to listen to the entire DVD soundtrack today and see how similar the two soundtracks are. Do all the DVDs have the same soundtrack, or are there different versions out there? There are many different soundtracks, but a prett...
by ola t
Tue 24 Mar 2009, 12:52 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Important pre-order information for Yes limited ed. vinyl
Replies: 182
Views: 30788

Re: Important pre-order information for Yes limited ed. vinyl

Not sure if this link will work, but EMI UK now list a single disc LP with catalogue number 695 3471, barcode 5099969534713, and release date April 27.
by ola t
Mon 19 Jun 2006, 1:27 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Zulu Rocks, Copenhagen
Replies: 20
Views: 3405

Can anyone ID the song that was played over the P.A. just before PSB's show started?
by ola t
Fri 19 May 2006, 12:25 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Fundamental Japanese Release Photos
Replies: 20
Views: 3116

Looks very nice! Can you confirm that they have copy control? I notice there's some fine print on the back about DRM...
by ola t
Sat 10 Sep 2005, 8:20 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Problems with Battleship's Copy Control
Replies: 5
Views: 1586

I know CD-Wow source at least some of their CDs from the EU, so I don't think you're guaranteed to get the UK version from them. I have heard (but this is hearsay only) that they're pretty nice about letting people return copy-controlled discs, though. Please let us know which version you got once y...