Shakey Graves is at the Wiltern on Tuesday
Posts Tagged: Smashing Pumpkins
So God is just like zero hero Billy?
And his train of thought is totally contradictory, my fans are gone but ‘My position as an artist has basically not changed in a world’? Well, if you don’t have fans anymore… But that wasn’t it, Billy visited the Howard Stern show and basically dissed a few of his peers
Even cooler, with the years tightening both his singing and his arrangements he sounds smarter and kinder. By the way 32 minutes and done and not a wasted song, indeed not a wasted word . Added plus? Pitchfork gave it a 6.0 – ALBUM OF THE WEEK – A
“So perhaps Billy Corgan is I don’t know, off his alternative rocker, but I think maybe there’s more to this. Maybe he’s being ironic, or maybe when the cool rock stars start doing less rock starry things, it kind of makes us face our own mortality.”
As my friend Philip Poyner put it: “You know, when you manage to make Tales From Topographic Oceans look both unpretentious and brief, you may want to ask yourself “At what moment in my life did I first go SO FAR off the rails?”