Thursday, October 27, 2011

General Information about our blogs

We're 3 Pet Shop Boys fans who blog about them. Each of us (Lizzy, Jaleen and Clare) own individual blogs dedicated to PSB, each of the blogs are very different (and sometimes will feature non PSB posts on some of the blogs)     <<---our blog page
General Information
This one is Clare's, and my initials will be (CM). I run a review type blog on PSB, that is dedicated purely to their music and giving my opinion to their work. Its a fairly new blog, only started in August but I'm updating it all the time! I tend to concentrate more on their lyrics as opposed to their visual content also. This one is own by me Jaleen. It's basically me posting my art of the Pet Shop Boys and Soft Cell really.
My latest one is I will be discussing my observations of both Pet Shop Boys and Soft Cell videos and Marc Almond videos!.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

After long searching, I finally found this lovely Marc Almond photo of him 1982, oh tumblr. Its funny to find it because few days earlier, I found a Pet Shop Boys photo for Lizzy and she was looking for it for years :P and now it came right back to me O_O

My only Pet Shop Boys Vinyl Opportunities

I got this as a gift for helping some friends out :) its awesome :D
I may not have everything of theirs, but this is all I need really :)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

My little Soft Cell/Marc Almond collection

---CDs--- ********* just came recently
The Very Best of Soft Cell (needs to be replaced)
Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret (needs to be replaced)
Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret included bonus tracks( needs to be replaced)
Non-Stop Ecstatic Dancing (needs to be replaced)
The Art of Falling Apart(was a gift)
Soft Cell/Marc Almond: The Singles(needs to be replaced)
Soft Cell:The Singles (needs to be replaced)
Tear Run Rings (needs to be Replaced)
Soft Cell live 2 disc set(Needs to be replaced)
Soft Cell live 2 disc set same songs different art cover(needs to be replaced)
***********My Hand Over My Heart (was a gift)
 **********Live at the Union Chapel 12 December 2000 (was a gift)
**********Live at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, 1992 (was a gift)

Soft Cell Live in Milan

Soft Cell Demos Non Stop and Bedsit Tapes
other rare songs and from This Last Night....In Sodom
Tainted Life

My little Pet Shop Boys collection, I get whenever I can.

---CDs or with a DVD as well---
PopArt the hits
Disco 2
Disco 3
I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Anymore (single)
Can you Forgive Her? (Single)
The Most Incredible Thing
Pet Shop Boys Live at the O2 Arena + DVD

Somewhere Concert

.45 Opportunities Vinyl B-side Was That What it Was?(was a gift)

---Audios sent to me (The *** indicate Lizzy sent it to me)---
Battleship Potemkin ***
Actually + Further Listening***
Introspective + Further Listening ***
Please + Further Listening***
bits from Very Relentless
Pet Shop Boys Demos (from Various fans)
bits from Beside( from Various fans)


Yes Commentary
Podcasts from March 31, 2009 and April 2, 2009
Word Podcast March of 2011
Pet Shop Boys Really audio documentary (Thanks to Clare showing me the link)
Coming Soon: A Marc Almond review by Neil Tennant from July 8, 1982

Saturday, October 22, 2011

My brief discussion about Pet Shop Boys's Catalogue

Catalogue is a fantastic Pet Shop Boys book. It is a 336 page book with over thousands astounding photographs of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe. I asked fans what book would be the first book of the Pet Shop Boys to get, they all told me to get Catalogue. I'm glad I bought it, it really is a fascination to get. It starts off with bits of photos of them from then to now and then during the University Tour. It is like a brief introduction almost like you see a sneak preview of their reflection knowing to be a two guy band that last for so long. Then it takes you back all the way from West End Girls to Battleship Potemkin. What I personally love about the book as an artist, it reveals photos from their promos and so on in an organized fashion. It reveals all their songs that was released as videos and as singles. You can definitely tell their fashion sense was way different like it is now. I also love how they give a brief sample of their other books too. The title of the book really speaks for itself. The well-organized snippets of their music videos. Having contact sheets too and showing how other photos looked like before they chosen the final photo. The Christmas cards are enjoyable to look at as well, it reveals how the musicians have a soft side under their frowns. The Chronology is well put out as well from start to just about finish really, and the conversation of the Pet Shop Boys with Chris Heath (also known for Pet Shop Boys vs. America and Literally and can be heard on the Pet Shop Boys's Pop Art DVD commentary)It also proves to the viewers that Neil and Chris strongly adore art, it reflects on their materpieces. I only wished they could have it to come out around this time, because of their wondrous piece The Most Incredible Thing. I love it when artists know art, observe it and take it as their own and have fun with it. I would highly recommend this book to any fellow artists or any fan that really adore them or love photos! I can also say on a personal note, I practically have my own little collection in one book. It is almost like a guide to their artistic world if you will. I want to say more about the book, but for now this is far as I go.  and it also have on the front cover Chris Lowe in the "Suburbia" photo shoot and Neil Tennant on the back. the hardback have the Nightlife photo in a pinkish orange colour. ) P.S. the photo has a picture of my painting pants on the bottom of the photo XD

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Neil Tennant and Marc Almond drawing complete

I will post the photos they were inspired from. I did this drawing for a German fan of both bands. It's her birthday today. Happy Birthday Melanie! :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Joyous News!

Hello Everyone who reads or even looks at this blog, I was having a miserable day. Until on twitter The NotShopBoys mentioned this art blog, yes, this one. as of todays pages. Thanks to an associate I know it probably mean nothing to others, but to me, it means a whole a lot. I do take art seriously. Thank you and if you want to or feel like it, please have a look around. I want to hear your opinions, comments anything really!  Again much appreciation!
This is what the message said: 
(Today's featured fan site: Nonstop WestEnd Art of Pet Shop Boys & Soft Cell )Jaleen81......................................................................................................................X

Monday, October 10, 2011

Celine's drawing of Neil Tennant!

Hey there, I am not posting art for a while, but I will soon! However, I am posting a drawing a pethead did for me! Her name is Celine :D I asked her to do a drawing of Neil Tennant, I am quite impressed! Proving that, I am posting it as a thank you and appreciation. :) Hope you like it!  The second photo is where the original drawing came from. Thanks again Celine! :)