RC 159: Parkade Shop Boys – the PSB mix

Last Thursday we did a special themed gig at the Parkade in Second Life around the music of the Pet Shop Boys. I DJ’d first for 2 hours, then Amanda Shinji aka Ms Cyberpink DJ’d for 2 hours – you can hear her mix here. My set included a real mixture of originals, covers, remixes, mashups, collaborations and even the odd spoof πŸ˜€

In this mix I included To Speak is a Sin, one of my coming out songs, as it is as I correctly guessed before Mr Tennant’s coming out, about a gay bar – takes me back to those times!

C.L.I.C.K.I.N.G. we’re clicking (108Mb, 128mins)

Setlist

  • Pet Shop Boys – We’re the Pet Shop Boys
  • Pet Shop Boys – Love Comes Quickly (Automatic Drum Beat Mix)
  • DJ Magnet – Love Comes Running Up That Hill Quickly
  • Pet Shop Boys – You Know Where You Went Wrong
  • Pet Shop Boys – Two Divided by Zero
  • Xam – West End Jump
  • Flight Of The Conchords.- Inner City Pressure
  • Junobot – What Have I Done To Deserve This
  • Pet Shop Boys – Paninaro ’95
  • Electronic – Disappointed
  • judgedreadfull – don’t drop the washing up
  • Yoko Ono – Walking On Thin Ice (Pet Shop Boys Electro Mix)
  • Pet Shop Boys – It’s A Sin (DreamTime Mix v2.0)
  • Pet Shop Boys – Left To My Own Devices
  • Pet Shop Boys – In Private (7″ mix)
  • Pet Shop Boys – Sodom (Trentmoller remix)
  • Pet Shop Boys – Psychological (alter ego remix)
  • Pet Shop Boys – Yesterday, When I Was Mad
  • 10000 Spoons – Polyminimal-C
  • Pet Shop Boys – Shopping
  • Carter USM – Rent (Pet Shop Boys)
  • Pet Shop Boys – We All Feel Better In the Dark
  • Pet Shop Boys – I Want A Dog
  • KLF vs PSB – So Hard
  • Pet Shop Boys – DJ Culture
  • Pet Shop Boys – How I Learned To Hate Rock ‘n’ Roll
  • Pet Shop Boys – Party Song
  • Pet Shop Boys – A Red Letter Day
  • Pet Shop Boys – Go West
  • Pet Shop Boys – To Speak Is A Sin
  • Pet Shop Boys – Tall Thin Men (Demo)

Parkade Shop Boys (and Girls) press shot


All of the tracks are my PSB faves – mostly B-sides and album tracks with some singles thrown in and mashups/remixes.

Of note are Go West – in there because of my memory in 2006 seeing the Pet Shop Boys at the Civic Auditorium in San Francisco and belting out the words along with all the men there doing the motions and raising the roof, an amazing moment.

And To Speak is a Sin – my coming out song, which ironically was Neil’s Coming out album, and it is about gay bars, the old sort like The Coleherne in London, which I really associate with that song…

The mashup by DJ Magnet – Love Comes Running Up That Hill Quickly has emotional resonance for me, and DJ Culture is about the first gulf war – all those satellite fantasies and wars we’ve (not) wom. And I think You Know Where You Went Wrong was the first bside of the first Pet Shop Boys 12″ I had. And I own Introspective on cassette somewhere and I Want A Dog along with the funny Always in my House are the favourite tracks from that, I like the same sort of irreverent approach to their own songs like Soft Cell did with Ecstatic dancing…

And the ending of Tall Thin Men was accidental – Amanda had problems with her feed so I did another song (forgetting to switch off the audio in SL at first, so at the start you’re hearing the song relayed sattelite-like through the server) and is an unused demo from Closer to Heaven. I love it because a) it refutes the gay stereotype of liking showtunes and b) rhyming Ute Lemper with temper. A showtunes song about hating showtunes? CLASS.

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5 Comments

  1. April 13
    Reply

    Glad you liked it πŸ˜€

    A bit rough in places, as it was a live mix, I had to fix the odd spot where for example a Mp3 was truncated…how I hate that!

  2. Dov
    April 14
    Reply

    THANKS! I’m so glad you posted this for those of us who couldn’t be there, Tim.

  3. April 14
    Reply

    Tim,

    It was ruddy BRILLIANT, and I am LOVING it:))
    Thank you for posting the mix, and for being such a bloody good DJ!

    Kitty =^..^=

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