The final results are in for my poll this past week, in which I asked my site visitors to choose their favorite narrative persona -- a "character" other than himself -- adopted by Neil in the lyrics of Pet Shop Boys songs. And the character who received the largest number of votes was:
* "The reluctant autocrat in 'The Dictator Decides,' picked by 17.7% of the voters.
To see the complete results, please visit my "Commentary" site at http://www.geowayne.com/psbhtml.htm and either click one of the "Past Survey Results" options in the top navigation bar or click the appropriate link on my "What's New?" page.
My new survey for the week ahead is the first of two parts, and it's something that I'm amazed I've never done up to this point. I'm asking you to assign ratings of from zero to five stars to most of the Pet Shop Boys' albums (those aside from hits collections and releases in which someone aside from themselves is the primary performing artist for most if not all of the songs) based on how they compare to each other -- that is, just to other PSB albums. Because you'll be comparing them only to each other, it's inevitable that some will receive higher ratings than others -- in fact, I believe that some should receive quite low ratings, whereas others should of course be rated quite high. (It's next week's poll where you'll be able to assign star-ratings to these same albums based on pop music releases in general by any artist.) Thanks so much to Andrew J. Smith for suggesting this survey!
Thanks as well to everyone who voted in last week's survey! And I hope you have a five-star week ahead!