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stripes
05-10-2011, 12:18 PM
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By Greg Prato
May 10, 2011 10:15 AM ET

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan isn't just working on reissuing the band's back catalog and recording two new albums, Oceania and Teargarden by Kaleidyscope. He's also writing an autobiography, titled God is Everywhere, from Here to There, that he described as a "spiritual memoir."

"It's a very interesting take inside my personal life and my band life," Corgan tells Rolling Stone. "I've decided to write this on my own, which is complete insanity. I try to spend about an hour a day on the book, which is the time I would usually put towards music writing. So that means I have to find that hour, because I won't give up that music writing time. It's a journey, for sure." He says that with around 300 pages completed, he's finished writing one-third of the book.


But don't expect to find any of Corgan's revealing "online diary entries" that he posted several years ago on his Myspace page. "It's totally fresh material. When I started talking about child abuse stuff [on MySpace], and people started saying, 'You have no right to talk about that stuff,' it was a total turn off. Because people start saying, 'Well, my dad ripped my arm off, so you can't talk.' Well, I'm just talking about my journey. I apologize that I didn't get beat more. Talking about child abuse in public brings out a lot of weird stuff from other people that haven't healed from it, so I just got really bummed out, said 'Fuck it,' and stopped."

God is Everywhere is scheduled to be released sometime next year by St. Martin's Press

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TheAeroplane
05-10-2011, 12:37 PM
I fucking hate the title :dammit:

Kahlo
05-10-2011, 01:18 PM
GOD IS EVERWHERE

GOD IS EVERYWHERE


GOD IS EVERWHERE

GOD IS EVERYWHERE

GOD IS EVERWHERE

GOD IS EVERYWHERE

GOD IS EVERWHERE

GOD IS EVERYWHERE

GOD IS EVERWHERE

GOD IS EVERYWHERE

GOD IS EVERWHERE

GOD IS EVERYWHERE

FoolofaTook
05-10-2011, 01:19 PM
HE is omnipresent

Pizza Club
05-10-2011, 01:30 PM
Sure he is.

FoolofaTook
05-10-2011, 01:39 PM
Surely he is.

indeed

FoolofaTook
05-10-2011, 01:40 PM
oh, and you forgot to capitalize the h. show some respect to your creator and redeemer.

emotionalfriend
05-10-2011, 01:43 PM
No way is this ever going to happen

Kahlo
05-10-2011, 01:50 PM
Thanks to TGBK i'm finally looking forward to BC projects never happening.

scottytheoneand
05-10-2011, 02:04 PM
except the reissues..

Cade McNown
05-10-2011, 03:01 PM
900 pages?

dustrock
05-10-2011, 05:33 PM
He should call it I AM ROCK

scottytheoneand
05-10-2011, 05:37 PM
How about I AM A COCK

null123
05-10-2011, 07:09 PM
so he struggles to devote 2 hours a day to his creative pursuits

ilikeplanets
05-10-2011, 07:24 PM
Thanks to TGBK i'm finally looking forward to BC projects never happening.

Basically this

RenewRevive
05-10-2011, 07:35 PM
Yep, will never happen. 900 pages of new-agey goop? good grief.

now if he'd quit being a baby and pick up his memoirs again, that'd be worthwhile. how does he figure he caught all this shit from victims-of-abuse? never heard this before.

iPumpkin
05-10-2011, 10:09 PM
If Owata & Widow are playing in Heaven, I choose Hell.

Order 66
05-10-2011, 10:17 PM
i thought some of the stuff on that spiritual blog was interesting. don't get me wrong - i did question his sanity on a lot of things (swine flu being man made, indigo children) but i kept coming back. so... here's hoping.

though i don't know how he could work that into 900 pages. i guess most of it will be memoir-ish material rather than god stuff

Trotskilicious
05-10-2011, 10:47 PM
http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/images/story/billy-corgan-writing-spiritual-memoir-about-smashing-pumpkins-20110510/1000x294/main.jpg

what in the fuck is he wearing

Trotskilicious
05-10-2011, 10:49 PM
maybe the reason bc never really had a long term relationship with a woman is because he's a great big 'mo

stumpycat
05-10-2011, 11:23 PM
Well...so now at least I know why Billy quit writing the uber-interesting memoirs. Most everyone seemed interested in them so I think his rationale for stopping writing them--essentially, that a few people were bitching while the majority enjoyed them--is complete bollocks and exemplifies his problem in how he deals with any form of perceived negativity or criticism. Grow the fuck up and grow some fucking balls (unlikely, though, seeing as he's only seemed to have gotten more reactionary with age.)

Trotskilicious
05-10-2011, 11:28 PM
<I>a sequined scarf</I>

stumpycat
05-10-2011, 11:30 PM
I still don't get the pointless scarves.

fuzzyroes
05-10-2011, 11:37 PM
I still don't get the pointless scarves.

Its a fashion statement man. Its the trendy thing to do these days. Dont you subscribe to all the latest "style" magazines?

Venom
05-10-2011, 11:46 PM
Don't touch yourself in an impure manner... God is everywhere and is watching you! Oh wait, he had to watch b0llyw00d fuck Courtney Love. I'm sure even he wanted to poke out his own eyes then.

stumpycat
05-10-2011, 11:49 PM
I thought that fad hit strong around 2002-2003 and would have been exhausted by now.

FoolofaTook
05-11-2011, 04:39 PM
I thought that fad hit strong around 2002-2003 and would have been exhausted by now.

I'm sure your mother's been exhausted by now!

purrrrrsnickety
05-11-2011, 04:45 PM
I can't stop looking at that photo. Wow. That scarf.

FoolofaTook
05-11-2011, 04:48 PM
the man's got class

scottytheoneand
05-11-2011, 04:51 PM
the man is Glass

FoolofaTook
05-11-2011, 05:11 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_zvqVkky2WBE/SHb9dhd9V6I/AAAAAAAAAr8/v68ZT_n9UAQ/s400/Sexy_Ass_Part_3.jpg

purrrrrsnickety
05-11-2011, 05:24 PM
Why did you take a picture of my booty? :(

Ihaguitar
05-11-2011, 06:09 PM
At least he knows that writing it on his own is completely insane.

cork_soaker
05-11-2011, 06:37 PM
sounds like spring!

stumpycat
05-12-2011, 01:59 AM
I'm sure your mother's been exhausted by now!
Please don't bother to imitate that mickeyshambles douche. :hurl: Even though you're just kidding...

null123
05-12-2011, 02:13 AM
Billy has a scrawny neck and probably gets cold in 80 degree weather.

pithy
05-12-2011, 02:55 AM
so he struggles to devote 2 hours a day to his creative pursuits

It's a charmed life

scottytheoneand
05-12-2011, 08:36 AM
tweeted today that the book is specifically NOT about SP. But how does he write about his personal "journey" without writing about the band?

I got news, nobody gives a crap about the personal spiritual journey of rock stars. people want to know what goes on in the band! At least Slash nows how to write a book.

sounds like = boring

TheAeroplane
05-12-2011, 08:47 AM
"God is everywhere". Maybe the book will be an analogy on Jesuschrist carrying his cross and Billy carrying his millions of dollars and fame and fans and women through a very difficult adulthood.

stumpycat
05-13-2011, 01:58 AM
tweeted today that the book is specifically NOT about SP. But how does he write about his personal "journey" without writing about the band?

I got news, nobody gives a crap about the personal spiritual journey of rock stars. people want to know what goes on in the band! At least Slash nows how to write a book.

sounds like = boring
Godammit. It's kind of like how Behind the Music never actually included the actual music of the band they were talking about.

Trotskilicious
05-13-2011, 02:46 AM
Its the trendy thing to do these days. Dont you subscribe to all the latest "style" magazines?

This is p. stupid.

scottytheoneand
05-13-2011, 09:44 AM
Godammit. It's kind of like how Behind the Music never actually included the actual music of the band they were talking about.

that's cause VH1 and MTV don't play music anymore.

Trotskilicious
05-13-2011, 09:15 PM
here's the thing though in the winter a scarf is pretty cool but you know, not a glittery silver one on an aqua shirt, I mean ffs.

Trotskilicious
05-13-2011, 09:15 PM
i mean if you like dudes that's a big banner and that's fine

pithy
05-13-2011, 09:44 PM
how could anyone find that outfit sexually appealing.

stumpycat
05-14-2011, 01:37 AM
You're right; I do not think that gay men would go for that either. I think they generally go for a little less clothing, and a little tighter...

Gish08
05-14-2011, 06:36 AM
WHY DOES BILLY INJECT GOD INTO EVERYTHING HE DOES NOW

WHY

HOLY FUCK JUST GO AWAY AND STOP MAKING MUSIC

Trotskilicious
05-14-2011, 06:47 AM
Because god is the only person that thinks he's right all the time.

FoolofaTook
05-14-2011, 10:33 AM
God is not a person, dude.

God is.


IS.

SlingeroGuitaro
05-14-2011, 10:53 AM
i thought Morgan Freeman was God.

FoolofaTook
05-14-2011, 06:54 PM
Every-thing is god, dude. Every-one is god. God is a force, that transcends into every-thing/one. This entity you call "Morgan Freeman," the name used for the profane cloak which veils the bashful Atman, is also part of the universal vibration. God is him and he is God.

That's beautiful.

stumpycat
05-14-2011, 10:01 PM
If Billy writes it like that I'll fucking slap him.

Trotskilicious
05-15-2011, 05:34 AM
Every-thing is god, dude. Every-one is god. God is a force, that transcends into every-thing/one. This entity you call "Morgan Freeman," the name used for the profane cloak which veils the bashful Atman, is also part of the universal vibration. God is him and he is God.

That's beautiful.

Shut the fuck up.

FoolofaTook
05-15-2011, 12:54 PM
Smile. "You" are beautiful too.

pithy
05-15-2011, 06:59 PM
You're right; I do not think that gay men would go for that either. I think they generally go for a little less clothing, and a little tighter...

he just looks silly. and not sure even if tighter would make it better but ffs get clothes that fit.

scottytheoneand
05-15-2011, 08:51 PM
Smile. "You" are beautiful too.

i bet you really love Zwan

tweedyburd
11-28-2015, 07:50 PM
Nothing of this, huh?

reprise85
11-28-2015, 08:17 PM
lol this place really hasn't changed in 4 years huh

FoolofaTook
11-29-2015, 11:57 AM
yeah, unlike your mother's cunt, which has gotten progressively looser, hairier

reprise85
11-29-2015, 01:54 PM
it probably has tbh

killtrocity
11-29-2015, 10:22 PM
Come on bolly nobody wants this shit just gives us the machina remasters

T&T
11-30-2015, 12:27 AM
just kill yourself, maybe then your records will sell.

themadcaplaughs
11-30-2015, 11:16 AM
But clearly no one is saying Billy Corgan should commit suicide.

myosis
11-30-2015, 12:45 PM
some people such as T&T like to repeat this once every month like it were funny

teh b0lly!!1
11-30-2015, 08:24 PM
Come on bolly nobody wants this shit just gives us the machina remasters

i'm on it buddy.
unfortunately my attention span is very short.
HEY, A SQUIRREL!

Ram27
11-30-2015, 08:42 PM
I don't even want that I just want a nice live disc

Run To Me
11-30-2015, 11:39 PM
Shut up you want it, everyone here is gonna buy all the versions of it bill, so stop scaring us with this people and cars sadness desperation commerce of yours, and be a fucking musician and stand up for your craft and what you did and release that shit

Asshole

MplsTaper
01-12-2016, 05:34 PM
Smashing Pumpkinsí Billy Corgan ĎAbout a Thousand Pagesí Into Writing Autobiography (http://loudwire.com/smashing-pumpkins-billy-corgan-about-thousand-pages-into-writing-autobiography/)
January 10, 2016

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has been working on his autobiography over the past year and the rocker reveals that heís got plenty down for the upcoming page turner. While speaking with Jennifer Weigel in a series of video clips making up a full interview, the vocalist discussed the progress of his book and revealed that heís written ďabout a thousand pagesĒ for his memoir.

The book is tentatively titled God Is Everywhere, From Here to There and Corgan says itís been a slow process. The vocalist is also changing the names of people in the book, but reveals that the average person will still be able to catch on to who heís talking about.

ďItís not meant to be a clever legal device,Ē says Corgan. ďItís actually meant to get you out of what you think you know and take you hopefully into the very interpersonal experience of what I experienced. Which, I would argue, is mythology. Most of what I have experienced in my life isnít real.Ē

In January 2015, Corgan told Full Metal Jackie, ďI started writing the book about four years ago. A few attempts but finally got traction last year. Iím probably about 75 percent of the way through, itís kind of my life but from the perspective of a myth and thatís meaning I donít try to worry about whether or not things happened or didnít. Itís more based on the idea of memory and how it changes the perspective of oneís life. So itís written more like a fable. Itís pretty honest in a way, but it does not talk about the things that most people would figure it would. It talks more about the inner relationships of my life as opposed to the public relations in my life.Ē

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Ram27
01-12-2016, 06:14 PM
Most of what I have experienced in my life isn’t real.

Someone's gonna post all the relevant James portions on here right? I'm not buying that shit

Shadaloo
01-12-2016, 06:28 PM
So a book of lies, basically.

TheAeroplane
01-12-2016, 06:39 PM
The vocalist is also changing the names of people in the book, but reveals that the average person will still be able to catch on to who heís talking about.

"So I hired Chinaman for my first band. Then I hired Chinkie for my second band. God is everywhere, but cheap labor isn't."

redbreegull
01-12-2016, 07:57 PM
The inside cover of his poetry book says he is working on "his first novel."

this was ten years ago.

NovaFritz
01-12-2016, 08:21 PM
I love the interviewer's comeback to Corgan's whine when she refers to Run to Me as the first video.
And on what planet did Run to Me get a positive response????

NovaFritz
01-12-2016, 08:26 PM
I also love how Billy claims that we live in a world of illusion and lies, but how his interviewers have to delve into Billy's world of illusion, in which everyone keeps track of all his moves, and appeal continuously to his vanity. They have to tip-toe around the truth (of his irrelevance). In the real world, Billy, no one gives a shit.

SOUL PWR
01-12-2016, 08:39 PM
I hear James Iha is gonna narrate the audio-book version.

teh b0lly!!1
01-12-2016, 09:05 PM
Itís kind of my life but from the perspective of a myth and thatís meaning I donít try to worry about whether or not things happened or didnít.

this is spectacular really

the guy's writing an autobiography and states beforehand he's not too concerned about, ya know, if the stories really HAPPENED. can somebody just poison his tea already?

fuzzyroes
01-12-2016, 10:04 PM
this is spectacular really

the guy's writing an autobiography and states beforehand he's not too concerned about, ya know, if the stories really HAPPENED. can somebody just poison his tea already?

And he's going to be using fake names?:rofl:

Why would the casual fan even care to read shit like that? People like reading rock bio's for all of the history and unknown stories, no one wants to be reading about run ins with god knows who.

Ram27
01-12-2016, 11:05 PM
I heard a song Frank wrote today. I thought it fucking sucked and his voice sounded like shit.

While Greg was playing a solo gig, I took his girlfriend Jane back to my room and banged her

_____

It would only make sense for this to not make any sense at all. It's something Billy Corgan did after 2002

T&T
01-12-2016, 11:31 PM
I'll eat crow if this actually ever gets published. (self published amazon print on order doesn't count).

what a joke.

teh b0lly!!1
01-13-2016, 12:03 AM
man that gustavo is one of the worst human beings i've ever met. that asian asshole. he thinks he's some 'opressed talent'. he didn't even let me rewrite his solo record! what a piece of shit. him and that goddamn o'phelia. she does so much crack she can't even tell a bass from a flute lol!

- b.c 2015

TheAeroplane
01-13-2016, 12:27 AM
I also love how Billy claims that we live in a world of illusion and lies, but how his interviewers have to delve into Billy's world of illusion, in which everyone keeps track of all his moves, and appeal continuously to his vanity. They have to tip-toe around the truth (of his irrelevance). In the real world, Billy, no one gives a shit.

^^Can somebody PLEASE forward this message to Billy Corgan. Someone needs to print this and staple it on his fucking forehead.

For real, I couldn't believe it when I heard he named his son Augustus Jupiter, what the fuck ?!?!?? Seriously, who the fuck does that ? If I had a friend who named his son Augustus Jupiter, I would unfriend him immediately. What a pretentious cocksucker.

Cool As Ice Cream
01-13-2016, 03:08 AM
Smashing Pumpkinsí Billy Corgan ĎAbout a Thousand Pagesí Into Writing Autobiography (http://loudwire.com/smashing-pumpkins-billy-corgan-about-thousand-pages-into-writing-autobiography/)
January 10, 2016

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has been working on his autobiography over the past year and the rocker reveals that heís got plenty down for the upcoming page turner. While speaking with Jennifer Weigel in a series of video clips making up a full interview, the vocalist discussed the progress of his book and revealed that heís written ďabout a thousand pagesĒ for his memoir.

The book is tentatively titled God Is Everywhere, From Here to There and Corgan says itís been a slow process. The vocalist is also changing the names of people in the book, but reveals that the average person will still be able to catch on to who heís talking about.

"the vocalist"???
huh?

crabshack
01-13-2016, 06:48 AM
Also a poet.

enthusaroo
01-13-2016, 07:48 AM
and a pedo

T&T
01-13-2016, 09:19 AM
you guys think he sings while peddling?

topleybird
01-13-2016, 09:51 AM
"It was then that arrogant pedal-maker Devo Never attempted to punch me in the face, but I quickly used the swan-style martial art I developed myself to dodge the (no-doubt weak) blow and deliver a single quick strike to the solar plexus which has in the past disabled everyone from Urtkay Obaincay to Ondaray Ouseyray. I left triumphant, definitely not shouting transphobic remarks as I laughed, it was funny actually and I wasn't mad at all."

amoergosum
01-13-2016, 10:09 AM
The vocalist is also changing the names of people in the book, but reveals that the average person will still be able to catch on to who heís talking about.


>>>

http://i.imgur.com/UHCLn34.png

redbreegull
01-13-2016, 02:06 PM
I'll eat crow if this actually ever gets published. (self published amazon print on order doesn't count).

what a joke.

it will definitely get published if he ever finishes it

FoolofaTook
01-13-2016, 02:10 PM
do you think the prose will be intersperse with delightful selections of seething poesy?

enthusaroo
01-13-2016, 02:42 PM
it will definitely get published if he ever finishes it

10 copies will be sold :rofl:

Elphenor
01-13-2016, 03:20 PM
I just wonder if Corgans poetry book sucked because it was written by New Age Corgan

Call me dumb but I feel like Corgan could have written some enjoyable poetry at his peak creativity

Nothing that scholars wouldn't scoff at but enjoyable nonetheless

FoolofaTook
01-13-2016, 03:22 PM
10 copies will be sold :rofl:

That's ten more copies than Thoreau sold of Walden before he died of a broken heart.

Just sayin'.

redbreegull
01-13-2016, 03:50 PM
10 copies will be sold :rofl:

nah it will sell fairly well, probably better than his last few albums. there are so many b-list celebrities who have profited from tell alls and memoirs, I don't know why his would be different. Especially because he is a contentious figure, people will want to read this (or at least think they do enough to purchase it) and you will also get a lot of fans who haven't listened to his music in 20 years pick up a copy, etc. I think he's going to make a nice buck off the book if he can finish it and I don't know what's with all the doubt that anyone will buy it.... remember no one has to finish reading it for him to have made a sale.

I just wonder if Corgans poetry book sucked because it was written by New Age Corgan

Call me dumb but I feel like Corgan could have written some enjoyable poetry at his peak creativity

Nothing that scholars wouldn't scoff at but enjoyable nonetheless

If you come at the poetry book from the angle of like reading his lyrics, some of the poems are pretty interesting and poignant... better than most of the lyrics he's penned since then.

teh b0lly!!1
01-13-2016, 08:04 PM
A TWIXT

teh b0lly!!1
01-13-2016, 08:04 PM
TEH TWINE

T&T
01-13-2016, 08:05 PM
shitpost:

fuck you B∅lly C∅rgan, B∅B∅ the clown

redbreegull
01-13-2016, 11:32 PM
If the dream is gone
Good! then let it die
I'd rather tumble from my window
To ground wet and hard with rain
Knowing you were waiting for me
Hearing the gravel scrape under our feet
Counting long seconds between cars passing
To cross the road giddy with freedom
There is something about your face
Lit up by the station lights
That inspires me to reach out past you
and this moment
And try to take you with me
I know you won't come
This town has already killed you
and it's my desire in your eyes

:(

fuzzyroes
01-13-2016, 11:47 PM
nah it will sell fairly well, probably better than his last few albums. there are so many b-list celebrities who have profited from tell alls and memoirs, I don't know why his would be different. Especially because he is a contentious figure, people will want to read this (or at least think they do enough to purchase it) and you will also get a lot of fans who haven't listened to his music in 20 years pick up a copy, etc. I think he's going to make a nice buck off the book if he can finish it and I don't know what's with all the doubt that anyone will buy it.... remember no one has to finish reading it for him to have made a sale.

You're definitely right. But It's not going to be a tell all if he's going to be using fake names and imaginary people while he's describing his life. The general publics gonna have no interest in that kinda shit, let alone all the mythology crap.

Billy Corgan writing a straight ahead memoir of his life would land on the top sellers list, but the kinda angle he's takings gonna turn everyone off. People want the juice and entertainment reading about his run ins with other known figures- if he takes out all other identities in his story it'll make for a headache of a read.

fuzzyroes
01-13-2016, 11:51 PM
That's the brilliance of any musicians memoirs, the dialogues between the musicians they work with and the other public figures that they deal with in life. It's the behind the scenes, straight from the horses mouth detail on "what really happened".

If you don't actually explain what really happened it's not even really a memoir.

fuzzyroes
01-13-2016, 11:52 PM
but of course Corgans the kind of guy to wanna tip toe around everything, not actually go and tell it as it is

redbreegull
01-13-2016, 11:53 PM
Yeah you're right, but from his description it really seems like he's just writing a memoir that is going to ******* a lot of spiritual nonsense and self-indulgent cogitating on what kind of narrative he wants to build around his life events. I would expect it to be more or less a memoir. And it certainly won't be marketed as Billy Corgan's mythological fantasy vision of his own life.

Neil Young's book Waging Heavy Peace was kind of like this in a way. it was like listening to an old man tell a lot of random out of order stories about his life and interests and beliefs. Except Neil Young is a real standup guy and his book was interesting. Corgan's will probably be extremely self-indulgent and hard to get through.

fuzzyroes
01-13-2016, 11:58 PM
Yeah you're right, but from his description it really seems like he's just writing a memoir that is going to ******* a lot of spiritual nonsense and self-indulgent cogitating on what kind of narrative he wants to build around his life events. I would expect it to be more or less a memoir. And it certainly won't be marketed as Billy Corgan's mythological fantasy vision of his own life.

Neil Young's book Waging Heavy Peace was kind of like this in a way. it was like listening to an old man tell a lot of random out of order stories about his life and interests and beliefs. Except Neil Young is a real standup guy and his book was interesting. Corgan's will probably be extremely self-indulgent and hard to get through.

I'm a casual Neil Young fan and was pretty excited for his book, but once I got it from the library it was a real grind to get through... I didn't even complete it before I couldn't renew it any longer.

I mean us hardcore fans will probably love the memoir cause we'll likely be able to piece things together. I just think on a larger scale it might be a flop. If all the reviews come out bashing it none of the casual music nerds will even bother with it.

fuzzyroes
01-14-2016, 12:00 AM
People just want the dirt, and I can't really blame em.

If there was some musician I kind of had an interest in with a new book coming out but all of the stories featured were with made up people... it would no doubt be a deal breaker... I wouldn't even bother with it.

redbreegull
01-14-2016, 04:27 AM
really? I breezed through that book. I thought it was all pretty interesting except that incessant harping about his electric car and his pono. I thought his narrative voice was really funny and very down to earth, and I also thought it gave really interesting insight into why he is the artist he is. He seems really torn up inside by a lot of things from his past, lost friends, etc. and keeps himself busy 100% of the time because he can't contend with it. I also didn't realize all the hardships he had been through with his family and such either. Pretty good read.

redbreegull
01-14-2016, 04:28 AM
and the contrary I do not expect to like Billy Corgan's book and I will only buy it if it's in the nook store for like $2

ButterflyBullet
01-14-2016, 04:30 AM
Weren't people worried this was going to be gibberish like most of the song descriptions in the Gish reissue booklet

Cool As Ice Cream
01-14-2016, 05:41 AM
I mean us hardcore fans will probably love the memoir

really? that seems unlikely to me.
i'm surprised anyone's even considering reading the thing, if it ever comes out.

vixnix
01-14-2016, 05:59 AM
nah it will sell fairly well, probably better than his last few albums. there are so many b-list celebrities who have profited from tell alls and memoirs, I don't know why his would be different. Especially because he is a contentious figure, people will want to read this (or at least think they do enough to purchase it) and you will also get a lot of fans who haven't listened to his music in 20 years pick up a copy, etc. I think he's going to make a nice buck off the book if he can finish it and I don't know what's with all the doubt that anyone will buy it.... remember no one has to finish reading it for him to have made a sale.



If you come at the poetry book from the angle of like reading his lyrics, some of the poems are pretty interesting and poignant... better than most of the lyrics he's penned since then.


Are you joking?? Bestselling books in Australia last year were 2 books written for kids (72 Story Treehouse and another instalment of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series) and in the adults literature category...colouring books were #1, followed by cookbooks.

Sales overall were still poor and in decline.

Books are dead.

Cool As Ice Cream
01-14-2016, 06:37 AM
but billy will change the book industry. revolution. it will be absolutely groundbreaking. shifting the paradigm. integrity.

bobliefeld
01-14-2016, 10:46 AM
Maybe he'll reveal the truth about Carry Hope killing Kevin Cocaine? That'd grab headlines and get him some sales.

topleybird
01-14-2016, 12:06 PM
If the dream is gone
Good! then let it die
I'd rather tumble from my window
To ground wet and hard with rain
Knowing you were waiting for me
Hearing the gravel scrape under our feet
Counting long seconds between cars passing
To cross the road giddy with freedom
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There is something about your face
Lit up by the station lights
That inspires me to reach out past you
and this moment
And try to take you with me
I know you won't come
This town has already killed you
and it's my desire in your eyes

:(

Misspent youth, shakin' off a
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Morlock
01-14-2016, 12:08 PM
The first draft will be 2000 pages of the drivel he produced for his God isd Everywhere website.
I can't imagine Billy of today writing anything interesting or witty. Or honest.

fuzzyroes
01-14-2016, 09:51 PM
really? I breezed through that book. I thought it was all pretty interesting except that incessant harping about his electric car and his pono. I thought his narrative voice was really funny and very down to earth, and I also thought it gave really interesting insight into why he is the artist he is. He seems really torn up inside by a lot of things from his past, lost friends, etc. and keeps himself busy 100% of the time because he can't contend with it. I also didn't realize all the hardships he had been through with his family and such either. Pretty good read.

I dunno dude, it was one of the most scatterbrained, longwinded rock bio's that I've ever read... And I don't have a problem with long-winded really (I loved Clapton and Keith Richards books. a lot of my acquaintances didn't bother getting thru those).

Although I did start reading it in the summer when I had a lot more going on... Maybe I just didn't sink my teeth into it enough. But still, it seemed all over the place with a kind of stream of consciousness approach which I didn't find all that enduring.

I mean one minute he's rambling on about pono, then he's telling some old yarn about touring, then he's rambling on about model trains. He's got a charming way of explaining stuff, but it's a grind

fuzzyroes
01-14-2016, 09:54 PM
really? that seems unlikely to me.
i'm surprised anyone's even considering reading the thing, if it ever comes out.

lol riiiiiiiiiiiightttttttttttt. I bet all of us nerds will go out, get it and dive right in

fuzzyroes
01-14-2016, 10:05 PM
The first draft will be 2000 pages of the drivel he produced for his God isd Everywhere website.
I can't imagine Billy of today writing anything interesting or witty. Or honest.

I was one of the few people who actually enjoyed his spiritual blog. He's a bright guy, and it's always more interesting when he pours his heart out rather than trying to sell records

TheAeroplane
01-14-2016, 10:17 PM
but billy will change the book industry. revolution. it will be absolutely groundbreaking. shifting the paradigm. integrity.

:rofl:

Cool As Ice Cream
01-15-2016, 02:24 AM
lol riiiiiiiiiiiightttttttttttt. I bet all of us nerds will go out, get it and dive right in
i don't think so.
i don't even think i'd read it if it was for free.

he should've continued his "confessions". that had some good stuff.

Titty Boi
01-15-2016, 02:56 AM
i think you'd buy it to be a completist. don't lie.

redbreegull
01-15-2016, 02:35 PM
Are you joking?? Bestselling books in Australia last year were 2 books written for kids (72 Story Treehouse and another instalment of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series) and in the adults literature category...colouring books were #1, followed by cookbooks.

Sales overall were still poor and in decline.

Books are dead.

australia is not the stick by which anything literary will ever be measured

although according to Harvard (http://asklib.hcl.harvard.edu/faq/81944) there is apparently no available method to calculate overall book sales, I think a lot more people still buy books than buy music. We still have actual bookstores all over the place and while their numbers have shrunk, there are no more music specific stores. Wait and see, there's a reason every vaguely recognizable figure in music has a memoir out now, and it's not cause they all love writing so much. There's $$$ to made.

I dunno dude, it was one of the most scatterbrained, longwinded rock bio's that I've ever read... And I don't have a problem with long-winded really (I loved Clapton and Keith Richards books. a lot of my acquaintances didn't bother getting thru those).

Although I did start reading it in the summer when I had a lot more going on... Maybe I just didn't sink my teeth into it enough. But still, it seemed all over the place with a kind of stream of consciousness approach which I didn't find all that enduring.

I mean one minute he's rambling on about pono, then he's telling some old yarn about touring, then he's rambling on about model trains. He's got a charming way of explaining stuff, but it's a grind

I'm generally not interested in what musicians have to say past stage banter or interviews, usually things can only go south when they are left to their own devices. But I love Neil Young so much, I couldn't not read the book. I've never read any other rock bios so I can't compare, I was just really fascinated by it. Some of the stories are so gold, like when he got (maybe Frank Sinatra's daughter?) to come home with him and his cat had taken 500 shits all over his house.

I wished there had been a bit more about actually writing and recording music, but his primary focus was the relationships and his life and that was cool.

myosis
01-15-2016, 03:22 PM
does anyone think it will be properly edited?

NovaFritz
01-15-2016, 03:33 PM
does anyone think it will be properly edited?

Strawberry will edit it, and it will be as nausea-inducing as her music video.

Ram27
01-15-2016, 06:08 PM
with foreword by Howie

bright_doom
01-15-2016, 09:14 PM
and liner notes by David Wild

crabshack
01-15-2016, 10:42 PM
Ghost written by Neil Strauss