Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Old Man Explains That Things Were Better In His Day

"I was part of a generation that changed the world – and it was taken over by poseurs," says Billy Corgan.

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Zack (#2,609)

My generation never complained about how unique we were and how things were different when we were coming up. Generations today aren't like that, it's what set us apart.

HiredGoons (#603)

@Zack: my friend Arthur wrote this, and it never ceases to blow my fucking mind http://www.thecontrarianmedia.com/2011/04/the-thing-i-used-to-like-is-better-than-the-thing-people-like-now/

Kevin Knox (#4,475)

@HiredGoons Oh my god is that good. Thank you.

Zack (#2,609)

@HiredGoons That's pretty good. But back when I was writing ironic reflection, we had more authenticity and really … (etc. etc. but, really, that was a fun read thanks for sharing it!)

HiredGoons (#603)

ah, spoken like a true poet.

Danzig! (#5,318)

"A minute later, Corgan, still probing, finally finds the key to Thayil's heart: "I hate how in magazine pictures, they always stick me somewhere in the back."

Thayil explodes: "What do you mean? You write all the songs, and you do all the interviews. You play the instruments on the album. You control the band to the extent that most people think of Smashing Pumpkins as the Billy Corgan Experience, and all you care about is some photograph?"

"But I hate it," Corgan says, "it means they don't think I'm the cute one."


Always worth reading. Always.

Pandering slut grows old.

jfruh (#713)

Haha, remember the part when they named an album "Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness" and it wasn't an elaborate put-on? Oh, also, vaccine denialism.

Mr. B (#10,093)

@jfruh The world is a vampire.

Amasa Amos (#9,654)

Pose off, you poseurs.

KenWheaton (#401)

"You don't know what it's like to be me." Billy Corgan, Lollapalooza, on stage, while the rest of us were sitting out in the mud and rain. Prick. And they always sounded like shit live anyway.

City_Dater (#2,500)

Corgan is, and always has been, the poseur to end all poseurs.

And I don't want him in my generation. If the boomers or the millennials could step up and carry him off, I would be most grateful.

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

I / they.

LondonLee (#922)

They can't have changed the world, MY generation did that and you can't do it twice.

forrealz (#1,530)

Is Billy still dating Tila Tequila?

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