Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Back When I Wanted To Heavily Pet One Of The Pet Shop Boys

It's Tuesday in the big, bad world.........do you know what that means? That's right, dawg, another edition of GAY TUESDAY is here! Holla!
Twas the summer of my formidable year between middle school and high school when I first delighted in the melodic sounds of The Pet Shop Boys. And when I first spied the super dapper and nattily dressed Neil Tennant, I wanted to sing, "I Can't Take My Eyes Off You," to him. I've always felt an attraction towards the men residing on the nerdy end of the spectrum and when Neil proposed certain "Opportunities" and said that I had the looks and he had the brains and "Let's Make Lots Of Money," I knew what "Love Comes Quickly" meant

My Mom had her love of Neil Diamond and I had my own Neil love. During my moments of "Being Boring," I'd fantasize about Neil forgetting his "West End Girls," and instead deciding on an H-Town girl. Together we'd pay "Rent," for a little house out in "Suburbia" where "The Streets Have No Names." Happy thoughts of engaging in "DJ Culture," and a little "Domino Dancing" with Neil put a spring in my step and a song in my soul. Yes, that Neil Tennant was "Always On My Mind." If "Left To My Own Devices," I might have flown off to England to claim him as my own. Then, tragedy struck. I found out that no matter how cute and charming I was, Neil Tennant would never be interested in me. Ditto for George Michael. Ditto for Doogie Howser. Ditto for Lance Bass. Well, you get the point. That was "So Hard" to take and I kept thinking "What Have I Done To Deserve This?" But dwelling and coveting the very "Heart" of another individual, well, "It's A Sin."

Things between Neil and I never materialized, but at least we have some fantastic music for Gay Tuesday provided by him and his partner. I need my army of Gay Warriors strong out on the battlefield to reclaim Teh Gay and cheesy Rainbow merchandise back for the regular folk. The song playing today by The Pet Shop Boys will help to fortify and boost the morale of my Gay Warriors and Dusty Springfield fans alike!

16 comments:

Toni said...

Thanks for the laugh! I had totally forgotten about them! Have a great Tuesday!

Tori :) said...

Pet Shop Boys were gay?!?! NO WAY! Next thing you're gonna tell me is that Michael Jackson had a nose job. I'll never believe it. Never.

jams o donnell said...

So no Paninaro??? I hope everyone is Faaaabulous on a gay tuesday!

Kimberly said...

Ah, you crack me up, you cracker you. Great tune!

Radioactive Jam said...

Nice shades, though.

Lianne said...

I love Gay Tuesday! Isn't it a shame when beautiful men go to "the other side"?

No Cool Story said...

Awesome! Best Gay duo ever. I love all of their songs.

Have a happy Gay Tuesday Elastic!

PJ said...

Groovy, freedom Rock dude.

carronin said...

The 80's were Gaytastic all the great bands back then were gay. New Order, Erasure, ABC, The Smiths the list goes on and on. I've heard that Bono and the Edge are secret lovers. I'm stil in denial about George Micheal. I don't care what you say he's not gay!( fingers in ears)la la la la I'm not listening.

Carrotjello said...

Great post! Keep them coming! ;)

No Cool Story said...

When I woke up this morning, it felt like a Gay kind day.
Now I know why: I missed the whole Gay Tuesday thing two weeks ago...that's my life.

Annie said...

Gay Tuesday is my new favorite day!

Speaking of gay. Did you ever hear about the time the Pet Shop Boys and the Blow Monkeys got together?

Chris said...

Thanks to my sisters, my music knowledge has a section on cheesy 80's bands.

I'll never forgive them.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

toni- I don't want to make you insanely jealous, but, I own the Pet Shop Boys Greatest Hits CD!

tori- I'm just as stunned as you are, tori. I mean, I never saw them wearing vests without a shirt underneath or buttless chaps. Isn't that the gay man uniform and universal gay symbol?

jams- Do you feel tingly and gay all over, jams? I won't be able to sleep peacefully until I know that you are.

kimberly- I'm a gay cracker, kimberly, and I feel pretty. Pretty, and witty, and gaaaayyy.

RAJ- Dare you deny your secret love for all things Pet Shop Boys?

lianne- I don't think Neil "went" to the other side, I think he already had his tent pole erected there the whole time. No entendres meant. Not at all.

NCS- Yay For Gay!

PJ- FREEBIRD! ROCK ON!

carronin-Ordinarily, I think gay people have great taste in music and make fantastic music which is why it pains me so to see them fawning all over Cher. Seriously, I can't frickin stand Cher. Oh, with the exception of 'Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves.' My Stef loves that song.

carrot jello-LOL.....you are sooooo funny! :) Did you read over my blog? Did you find it inquisitive?

NCS- You must make a solemn vow to never, ever, ever, ever, ever miss a Gay Tuesday again for the rest of your life.

annie- Yes, with special guest star Pantera and Eddie Vedder's side project, Temple Of The Dog. I often think about a fantasy concert bill combining all the sister acts and brother acts. Doobie Brothers and Pointer Sisters, for example.

chris- You sisters have taught you well in the ways of gay music, Christopher-san.

on.the.run said...

Very clever. I loved th Pet Shop Boys - I loved all that gay music actually, those gay boys sure know how to sing.

on.the.run said...

Didn't you always hate the term petting? It always conjures up the weirdest images.