Wednesday, January 25, 2006

So rarely as it happens.

Where music is concerned, I seldom get bouts of nostaliga and long for the music of my past. I've heard the music of my past, and I know for a fact that most of it sucks. (Except, of course, U2) I'd always rather find something new to wear out and then discard like an old sock. "What did I do with that Air cd? Do I really care?"

For some reason this morning, while blearily filling my teeny mp3 player with music I came across a song I haven't listened to in AGES.

Smashing Pumpkins - The Boy

What a great song this is! And maybe it's because it's James Iha singing instead of Billy Corgan, but that slammed me right back to 1998, when to me, you couldn't get any better than the Smashing Freaking Pumpkins. I'll be the first to admit that Billy Corgan really can't sing. He made it work on Gish & Siamese Dream, but I remember wincing through most of Pisces Iscariot. However! I believed then (and always will) that he IS one of the Greatest songwriters of all time. That's why he started going all weird, thinking he was David Gilmore. He started trying to look like Uncle Fester on purpose. I'm convinced he's somehow related to Michael Stipe, the only other musician I can say whose Ego could rival Corgan's. And maybe that's why I love them both (or did), because they're both extra extra crazy.

So without any furter adieu...

My Sugguested Smashing Pumpkins Playlist. You're welcome.

Cherub Rock (You ALWAYS start a S.P. Mix with this song)
The Boy
The Last Song
Frail and Bedazzled
Geek U.S.A.
To Sheila
The Aeroplane Flies High
Blank Page (always end on this song.)

You can't listen to 'Mayonaise' (I KNOW, stupid name for a song, Ego, remember?) or or 'Cherub Rock' without being soundly impressed with Corgan's songwriting skills. He's always kind of Wistful and Daydreamy, just like me.


Danius Maximus said...

how about throwing some zwan on that list?

B.O.B.I. said...

I listen to GWAR.

Ms. Adventures said...

Aw man! Take me back! I wore those albums out! I still have a place in my heart for weirdo Billy and Mr. Stipe.

I love when that happens and you hear something you haven't heard in ages, then it all comes back. Good playlist Bethies. Hurah!(in the cheerleader way not Al Pacino way)

Crystal said...

i have never heard of any of these songs. the only sp song i know is 1979.

remember people, in 1998 i was still deep into my Elvis Presley phase.

I've always been just a little bit different. Maybe that's why Beth likes me.

Bee said...

Good Call, Dane!

I'll add just about every Zwan song to that list...*sniffle* I miss Melissa Auf der Mar. She's not been there for me at ALL, post-Hole.

B.O.B.I. said...


"Hey, Mark! You rock at the guitar! Too bad you have to DIE!!!!"

Name the movie, win a sexual favor!

Bee said...

Empire Records, Bitch!!!

Now Favor Me!!!

tolbs said...

Where is Disarm? Agree with most of your list. Being raised 7 years of my young life in chicagoland, smashing pumpkins are in my blood. Billy Corgan is literaly god in's freaking scary.

Anyways..looks like they might be getting back together..which is a good thing, because Corgan's latest album wasn't so hot.

kimberlina said...

i am a total pop culture retard. i have nothing to add.

i like pumpkin flan & pumpkin seeds!

Crystal said...

well that's something kimerblina!

We can go have some pumpkin pie together while the rest of these nerds listen to music! :)

Bee said...

Tolbs...Disarm was the only song of theirs I got really, really sick of. Maybe It's been long enough to where now I can listen to it without going nuts.

As for their reunion, I'm going to remain skeptical. Remember when Guns n' Roses reunited, and it was just some freakish version of Axl Rose and a bunch of wierdos?

Duff McKeagan or Die!!!

Crystal said...



tolbs said...

So bobi..uhh..yeah..think maybe it's time to open up that Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness CD you've had wrapped in plastic sitting on your desk for THE LAST 2 YEARS(ISH?). I will never stop giving you crap for that, and now is the perfect opportunity. :)

Bee said...

It must have worked, Tolbs. Because he swears he finally unwrapped it.

Boys are so easy.