Giraffe Encounter at Safari West

For Easter we traveled to the Santa Rosa area for a little mini trip. On Sunday we played around in the pool at the hotel, where I had a fun time filming Quinn.

On Monday, we went to Safari West for an early tour of the animal park. We got to sit on the top of the truck for the first portion of the tour, where we had an up close and personal encounter with a giraffe. Up. Close. And. Personal.

40 Favorite Pet Shop Boys Songs

Here’s the list of my 40 favorite Pet Shop Boys songs. 40 seemed like a nice round number and when I tried to keep it to 30 I really felt I was missing some key tracks. ¬†As you can see, this spans the group’s entire career with very few gaps – though does skew towards their early material.

Some stats:

  • Lots of singles, obviously, but also lots of remixes. So average song length is just over 5 minutes
  • 13 of 40 tracks are from singles releases (26 of 40 were singles in some form or another)
  • 7 of 40 tracks are B-sides or bonus tracks
  • 7 of 40 tracks are straight album tracks with no singles release
Opportunities
(Let’s Make Lots of Money) (Shep Pettibone Mastermix)
Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money)
(US 12″) single
7:20
1986
Was That What It Was? Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money) single
5:15
1985
I Want A Lover Please
4:07
1986
Love Comes Quickly Please
4:20
1986
Tonight Is Forever Please
4:33
1986
Paninaro (Italian Remix) Disco
8:36
1986
Suburbia (The Full Horror) Suburbia single
8:59
1986
Jack The Lad Suburbia single
4:32
1986
It’s A Sin (Disco Mix) It’s a Sin single
7:41
1988
You Know Where You Went Wrong It’s a Sin single
5:52
1987
What Have I Done To Deserve This? Actually
4:23
1987
Rent Actually
5:08
1987
Always On My Mind Always On My Mind single
3:56
1987
Heart Heart single
4:18
1988
Domino Dancing Introspective
7:45
1988
It’s Alright It’s Alright single
4:20
1989
Don’t Drop Bombs Results (Liza Minelli)
3:39
1989
So Hard (Dub) So Hard single
7:37
1990
Was It Worth It? (12″) Was It Worth It? single
7:13
1991
Theatre Very
5:11
1993
KDX 125 Relentless
6:25
1993
Can You Forgive Her? (Swing Version) Yesterday, when I Was Mad single
4:55
1994
Absolutely Fabulous (Rollo Our Tribe
Tongue In Cheek Mix)
Disco 2
6:02
1994
Decadence Disco 2
3:56
1994
Paninaro ’95 Paninaro ’95 single
4:11
1995
Single Bilingual
3:48
1996
Metamorphosis Bilingual
4:04
1996
Up Against It Bilingual
4:17
1996
For Your Own Good Nightlife
5:14
1999
Radiophonic Nightlife
3:31
1999
Home and Dry Release
4:21
2002
Sexy Northerner Release (Bonus Disc)
3:43
2002
Break 4 Love (US Radio Edit) Release (Bonus Disc)
3:30
2002
Miracles Pop Art
3:55
2003
Love Etc. Yes
3:32
2009
Did You See Me Coming? Yes
3:41
2009
Leaving Elysium
3:50
2012
Axis Electric
5:33
2013
Thursday (featuring Example) Electric
5:03
2013
Vocal Electric
6:35
2013