Tuesday, June 21, 2005

YEAH, ZWAN AND THE SOLO STUFF REALLY HAS STUNK THE PLACE UP

Having learnt the hard way that, frankly, nobody wants him untempered, Billy Corgan is mulling getting the Smashing Pumpkins back together. He paid for a full page ad in the Chicago Tribune (jesus, man, why not the Red Eye?):

“When I played the final Smashing Pumpkins show on the night of December 2, 2000, I walked off the stage believing that I was forever leaving a piece of my life behind. I naively tried to start a new band, but found that my heart wasn’t in it. I moved away to pursue a love that I once had but got lost. SO I moved back home to heal what was broken in me, and to my surprise I found what I was looking or. I found that my heart is in Chicago, and that my heart is in the Smashing Pumpkins.

”For a year now I have walked around with a secret, a secret I chose to keep. But now I want you to be among the first to know that I have made plans to renew and revive the Smashing Pumpkins. I want my band back, and my songs, and my dreams. In this desire I feel I have come home again.”


In other words: Okay, okay, I need to re-surface the tennis court and I'm getting sick of Safeway brand cola. I'll eat a little humble pie, do a reunion tour, get myself some of that Pixies action, and there should be enough left over for a new smoking jacket or two.




2 comments:

juan said...

i haven't really had the stomach to trawl through all the live Zwan stuff that's out there on the web BUT i love Mary, Star of the Sea
. i dunno why. in 94 i was in america, pumpkins on rotation i hated it. but zwan saved my life. kind of.

Alan Connor said...

"Lyric"! First song I gave five *s to on that silly transistor walkman thing the Californians make.

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