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Monday, October 15, 2012

Smashing Pumpkins: Live in a Conference Room

Posted by on Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Before their show at the Everett Comcast Cell Phone Mega Arena last week, Billy Corgan and his l'il Pumpkins played a show. In an office.

There are photos of said session here and here.

Despite all my rage, I've still got to get these reports in by Tuesday afternoon.

H/T: April Schiller

 

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1
My how the mighty have fallen
Posted by Justin on October 15, 2012 at 8:23 PM · Report this
2
Hey! Who the fuck are those other three people!?
Posted by d.p. on October 15, 2012 at 8:51 PM · Report this
DeaconBlues 3
daaaaamn billy corgan is fat as hell now
Posted by DeaconBlues http://radzillas.blogspot.com/ on October 15, 2012 at 8:54 PM · Report this
seandr 4
I like it.
Posted by seandr on October 15, 2012 at 8:58 PM · Report this
Gern Blanston 5
Where is the context? Is this some kind of radio station promo? Are they just practicing?
Posted by Gern Blanston on October 15, 2012 at 9:33 PM · Report this
Westlake, son! 6
What a cream puff! If nothing else this mixing environment shows how essential his voice and riff are to the uniqueness of the song.

Fatty.
Posted by Westlake, son! on October 15, 2012 at 9:36 PM · Report this
Andy_Squirrel 7
does that scarf hide his 3rd & 4th new chin?
Posted by Andy_Squirrel on October 15, 2012 at 9:36 PM · Report this
mikethehammer 8
If this had gotten posted straight to slog you folks calling him out for having gained weight would be flamed to hell & back by now. And I'm a skinny guy, but come on, he's no better than pudgy here. Also, what @ 5 said. What office? Where & why? Those flickr photo links are utterly useless.
Posted by mikethehammer on October 15, 2012 at 11:37 PM · Report this
jnmend 9
WOW YOU GUYS SUPER INSIGHTFUL COMMENTARY ON THE GETTING FAT.

You guys are like SUCH fans of music. Fuck.
Posted by jnmend on October 16, 2012 at 12:06 AM · Report this
Sean Jewell 10
I cried a little bit. Thanks Erdman!
Posted by Sean Jewell http://https://twitter.com/cursedjewell on October 16, 2012 at 12:55 AM · Report this
Rotten666 11
Dudes 45 years old. I want to see what you fuckers look like at 45 years old.
Posted by Rotten666 on October 16, 2012 at 6:55 AM · Report this
slake 12
The carpet and windows look like the Holiday Inn in downtown Everett
Posted by slake on October 16, 2012 at 7:42 AM · Report this
Simone 13
The mapping system in the Flickr photos show the room is located at the Everett Comcast Center/Arena/Place.
Posted by Simone on October 16, 2012 at 8:53 AM · Report this
the_april 14
This conference room set was part of a VIP package (that was gifted upon me). We got signed posters, guitar picks, a cd, a special 'corral' in the arena, and this little spectacle and it was indeed in a conference room at the Comcast Arena in Everett. I really enjoyed the show, but this was pretty amazing. Judge him on his weight if that's what's important to you in musicians, but he is still a great performer and is still dedicated to his craft. There's so much focus on indie music (so indie it's mainstream) that alternative rock has kind of been forgotten.
Posted by the_april on October 16, 2012 at 9:15 AM · Report this
Gern Blanston 15
So basically Billy Corgan is being slammed by the indie snobs at The Stranger for being fan friendly?
Posted by Gern Blanston on October 16, 2012 at 10:01 AM · Report this
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Andrew Squirrel,

Didn't Lindy West pass a law that says fat people can't be talented?
Posted by ChubbyTubby on October 16, 2012 at 10:37 AM · Report this
derek_erdman 17
@15: whoa, bro. I was just reporting that they played in an office.
Posted by derek_erdman http://www.derekerdman.com on October 16, 2012 at 12:19 PM · Report this
biffp 18
@14, you should get the Tune-in app if you feel that way. There are about 30 or 40 alternative stations, and most of those are "Classic Alternative" stations. Loads of Pumpkins and Beck, but a curious lack of QoTSA.
Posted by biffp on October 16, 2012 at 12:20 PM · Report this
19
Billy Corgan on Carson Daily:
"I almost killed myself three, four times."

Start @ the 5:05 minute mark:
http://vimeo.com/51371007
Posted by Kelly O on October 16, 2012 at 1:25 PM · Report this
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I thought that the show was really good.
Posted by ptr on October 16, 2012 at 9:41 PM · Report this

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