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Hi, I'd just like to tell you there's a new PSB interview in the upcoming
Sunday edition of the newspaper Der Tagesspiegel.
It's mainly about terror, the power of pop music and - of course - Potemkin.

http://www.tagesspiegel.de/sonntag/inde ... 87.asp#art

If you don't happen to speak German, here are a few points:

- In the Eighties Chris was working in the toy department of Harrod's.
Once there was a bomb warning and he had to search for a bomb
by examining the shelves stuffed with all the cute toys.

- They openly disagree about Iraq (Chris: "We were deeply divided.")
and whether there's a link between Western politics and terrorist attacks
(Neil: "It's hard to say if there's a link.").

- They were hoping for a screening/performance of Potemkin in Iran,
but the British Embassy and the British Council smashed the project in advance.

- Chris is now officially out.
Chris: "When we grew up we were able to lead a normal gay life,
others had already paved the way for us in the early Seventies. (...)
It didn't take us revolutionary energy anymore in order to be openly gay."

- They firmly believe pop music is influential enough to fight off
fascism and totalitarian systems.

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#2 Post by Pani »

Danke.

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#3 Post by Janet Street-Porter »

Chris is gay?!?!?!?!?! :o

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#4 Post by Flaffer »

time to start burning their records !!!!!!!!!! - chris is 49 as well :wink:
Still waiting to hear the Adam Freeland, Manhattan Clique and Axwell mixes of Integral.

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#5 Post by Flaffer »

Pop music is enough to fight off facism and totalitarianism :roll:

oh thank you posting by the way, interesting tidbits
Still waiting to hear the Adam Freeland, Manhattan Clique and Axwell mixes of Integral.

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#6 Post by Blossom »

Interesting interview. Fortunately I can read German! :D

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#7 Post by Hmmm »

Well thats cleared that point up :wink:
- Chris is now officially out.
Chris: "When we grew up we were able to lead a normal gay life,
others had already paved the way for us in the early Seventies. (...)
It didn't take us revolutionary energy anymore in order to be openly gay."
They make a little go along way.. very Minimal but Fundamental.

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Re: PSB interview in Berlin paper

#8 Post by rollo »

Thanks for that.

I liked the discussion at the end about sticking up fingers... :D
Check out my new music blog...
http://musicforstowaways.wordpress.com/

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#9 Post by Very »

Janet Street-Porter wrote:Chris is gay?!?!?!?!?! :o
Good morning! :roll:

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#10 Post by shamelessbehave »

amandote wrote:
Janet Street-Porter wrote:Chris is gay?!?!?!?!?! :o
Good morning! :roll:
:lol:
http://www.myspace.com/shamelesssilvia

"It´s fundamental that we do only exist in our own universe. When you like Pet Shop Boys, you are in our world. This is absolutely crucial to our entire outlook...what we do has an incredibly strong identity and applies only to us. It´s a case of not recognising the existence of anybody else!". Neil Tennant.

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#11 Post by Naughty Zoot »

Let me be the first to congratulate Chris for feeling comfortable enough to finally be able to indentify as Gay.

:clap: :clap:

It always feels better when you can say: " I was born this way "
I like it here ~~ wherever it is ...

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#12 Post by Blossom »

Naughty Zoot wrote:Let me be the first to congratulate Chris for feeling comfortable enough to finally be able to indentify as Gay.

:clap: :clap:

It always feels better when you can say: " I was born this way "
Yes, that's very true. I'm glad that Chris has finally admitted it, but I don't see either Neil or him in a different way - I never have! They're the same people they've always been.

I will also applaud him!

:clap: :clap:

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#13 Post by Pani »

Great, so this will have to
be changed then ... :mrgreen:

Acelera

#14 Post by Acelera »

Pani wrote:Great, so this will have to
be changed then ... :mrgreen:
Who gave you that link? ;)

Anyway, I recall both Neil and Chris outed themselves in that german magazine, PopCorn in 1987. Didn't they? Not that that magazine was very reliable.

Anyway, who cares? :)

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#15 Post by Piotrek »

Pani wrote:Great, so this will have to
be changed then ... :mrgreen:
Did you submit a correction, Pani??

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