View Full Version : Really Good Billy Interview


Corganist
08-23-2010, 07:23 PM
Videos Posted by The Smashing Pumpkins: Aug 23, 2010 2:47pm | Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=432033114667&ref=mf)

Highlights:

- EP 2's artwork has been signed off on and he's hoping for the physical release to occur by the end of the year.

-Matt Walker is now in charge of getting the Chicago songs (now called the "Chicago Kid" project) sorted out and into some kind of releasable form. Apparently there are 72 songs from that era that they're choosing from. They're wanting to have a DVD/box set kind of thing out by the end of next year.

-Billy wants to put out a Gish reissue or box set for the 20th Anniversary of it next year. He says he's gotten the rights for the material, but that he wants EMI to participate in it somehow to help it get out. He wants fans to somehow get it across to them that there's enough interest in the idea to make it worth their while to help Billy put it out. He suggested that without help, he wouldn't be able to put it out on his own until he's 50.

-Billy is tossing around the idea of touring on his own, playing small acoustic shows where he pretty much plays whatever he wants from his entire catalog. He specifically mentioned playing Zwan and TFE songs in addition to SP songs. But he says SP are so in demand these days that finding the time to do such a tour is problematic.

Astur
08-23-2010, 08:06 PM
Fuck EP2, the other news are quite interesting. I sure hope we get the Gish Box and touring acoustic on his own seems like a good, non-SP3'14-ClusterFuck-Edition idea.

Pizza Club
08-23-2010, 08:29 PM
So by the end of the year we will have gotten 2 EPs out of 11, and this is going to take 4 years?

And the "grab bag" BC solo acoustic show...that's actually pretty exciting.

eyesofruby32
08-23-2010, 08:40 PM
Interesting. But what are we supposed to do? Petition EMI with letters? It's not like they're broke or anything.

MonteLDS
08-23-2010, 08:55 PM
I went ahead and wrote a letter

<a href="http://twitpic.com/2hm1pf" title="A letter 4 @emimusic in behalf of my desire for a 20th annive... on Twitpic"><img src="http://twitpic.com/show/thumb/2hm1pf.jpg" width="150" height="150" alt="A letter 4 @emimusic in behalf of my desire for a 20th annive... on Twitpic"></a>

EMI Music Publishing
RE: Smashing Pumpkins
2700 Colorado Avenue
Suite 450
Santa Monica, CA 90404

samuel redman
08-23-2010, 08:57 PM
the second Billy says an idea for fans to do, you instantly jump to it. don't you have some sort of family to attend to?

samuel redman
08-23-2010, 08:58 PM
sheesh. people really scare me

MonteLDS
08-23-2010, 09:00 PM
taking 3 mins to hand write a letter isn't some sort of huge project.

easily done.

samuel redman
08-23-2010, 09:01 PM
that's not the point

Caine Walker
08-23-2010, 09:02 PM
will you write a letter for me, monte?

samuel redman
08-23-2010, 09:03 PM
im writing a sex novel with you in it caine

eyesofruby32
08-23-2010, 09:03 PM
Just take 5-10 minutes, write a letter, mail it tomorrow. Done.

Pizza Club
08-23-2010, 09:13 PM
Fuck you Monte.

Pizza Club
08-23-2010, 09:14 PM
I'm serious, you are a terrible person.

paranoid
08-23-2010, 09:21 PM
that will look nice in the trash bin at EMI.

Pizza Club
08-23-2010, 09:21 PM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs195.ash2/45775_133405920036847_100001023206131_179019_73553 52_n.jpg

Caine Walker
08-23-2010, 09:32 PM
im writing a sex novel with you in it caine

i'm gonna need to see a rough draft.

stumpycat
08-23-2010, 11:23 PM
Did anyone else feel the strong desire to proofread Monte's letter? I am frustrated that it is too blurry. Also, I am surprised that he did not type the thing, being IT* and all.
















*Information Technology

slunken
08-24-2010, 12:52 AM
But he says SP are so in demand these days that finding the time to do such a tour is problematic.

:erm:

EyesOfAJackal
08-24-2010, 02:16 AM
Videos Posted by The Smashing Pumpkins: Aug 23, 2010 2:47pm | Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=432033114667&ref=mf)
- EP 2's artwork has been signed off on and he's hoping for the physical release to occur by the end of the year.
-Billy wants to put out a Gish reissue or box set for the 20th Anniversary of it next year. He says he's gotten the rights for the material, but that he wants EMI to participate in it somehow to help it get out. He wants fans to somehow get it across to them that there's enough interest in the idea to make it worth their while to help Billy put it out. He suggested that without help, he wouldn't be able to put it out on his own until he's 50.



Fuck EP2, the other news are quite interesting. I sure hope we get the Gish Box and touring acoustic on his own seems like a good, non-SP3'14-ClusterFuck-Edition idea.

This won't win me any cool points, but I noticed on my facebook newsfeed today the Pumpkins were saying "We want EMI to release the Gish boxset!". I guess they were hoping enough people would like it to make a difference? :think:

Also, the most recent post was "You rule, Monte!"

soniclovenoize
08-24-2010, 09:38 AM
-Billy is tossing around the idea of touring on his own, playing small acoustic shows where he pretty much plays whatever he wants from his entire catalog. He specifically mentioned playing Zwan and TFE songs in addition to SP songs. But he says SP are so in demand these days that finding the time to do such a tour is problematic.

Fuck it. I'm going to the show and yelling for "She's The One For Me."

RenewRevive
08-24-2010, 10:18 AM
leave Monte alone guys. the ability to dash off a quick letter freehand is a valuable skill should one ever find oneself in the clink, illiteracy being what it is in the corrections system.

DaveKShape
08-24-2010, 04:39 PM
more ideas that will never come to fruition.

redbull
08-24-2010, 07:19 PM
DEBASER

whorebucket
08-24-2010, 07:47 PM
billy, por el amor de dios, drop tbk and go on a solo acoustic tour

Trotskilicious
08-24-2010, 08:05 PM
taking 3 mins to hand write a letter isn't some sort of huge project.

easily done.

i'm sure an honest mail room employee will take a good look at it for a few seconds before tossing it in the trash

Trotskilicious
08-24-2010, 08:05 PM
although considering your spelling and maturity level i'm sure maybe someone will think it's from a cute little kid and send it on up the ladder.