The Sunday Song!

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The new-look blog is taking it out of me. It’s a lot of work keeping it fresh every damn day. Sunday is therefore the new Friday today, and you’re getting a song, but it’s a good one. Some years back two plays about London’s club scene played off against each other. One was ‘Taboo’ with Boy George, and looked at Leigh Bowery and the crazy performance-art boys and girls at Taboo, the other was the Pet Shop Boys’ ‘Closer To Heaven’, covering roughly the same ground.

My money was on the Pet Shop Boys because they had a track record of producing hits in other media. (Their score for ‘Battleship Potemkin’ is superb.) They were professionals, whereas Boy George seemed a bit – well, flaky doesn’t cover it. But in their determination to not frighten the punters coming ‘up west’ for a night out the Pec Shop Boys produced a surprisingly anodyne version of clubland’s scandals. Boy George, on the other hand, really went for it and took away the prize – his version was funny, sad and above all honest. Here’s one the the tracks.

3 comments on “The Sunday Song!”

  1. Helen Martin says:

    Chris, you are not to allow this blog to become something you “have to” do. Take a break, go for a walk in a park, take an art class. Anything to ease the tension. Drop it if it is taking too much out of you. How is your eye?
    I’m sorry but I don’t see change in the site, except that the pictures don’t always get squashed into a skinny vertical now.

  2. admin says:

    I’m doing it in bits – I’m resetting all the type and need to change a few things in the layout, but my publisher’s IT team insist on controlling certain elements, so I have o wait for them to get back to me. Next I’m making the type for readable. I miss the old site with its cool views of London, but it ran on Flash, a far more sophisticated system that’s now defunct.

  3. Matt says:

    I love “Taboo” some of my favourite songs ever recorded are from the show. “Love is a Question mark” being my favourite one and here we are listening on your blog…. Beautiful, thank you.

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