View Full Version : So I saw Corgan in Chicago Yesterday


dsheinem
04-01-2005, 06:56 AM
Yesterday as part of a "cultural tour" of Chicago I ended up walking around the Field Museum (the one with Sue), and looking at the various stuffed animals, dinosaur bones, and what not.

Anyway, they have this "room of jade" - jade products from around the world. While I was in this little, out of the way room, I stopped dead in my tracks.

I found myself standing next to Corgan, who was looking at the same display. As far as i could tell, he was by himslef. I actually had the werewithall to tell him "I'm a big fan of your work"...not sure how I did that...and I added that "I'm excited to see what comes next."

He thanked me for the compliment and I told him I had just read (in the morning) about his plans for a tour, the tracklist, etc. He was surprised the interviews had made it to the web so fast. I actually got to talk to him for about 5 minutes - half about the Jade and my trip to chicago, half about music stuff...here's what i gathered from ur conversation, which seemed to rush by in a hurry.

On Jade:
-He collects little jade statues from Asian countries - his interest in the exhibit was to see some really old, ancient pieces.

-He thought that one particular statue, of a little dragon, looked exactly like one he keeps on display in his dining room

On Music:
-The tour WILL be him, solo, with just a guitar. he mentioned maybe playing keyboards from time to time or having some backing tracks (drum machine?) - he doesn't want to do the whole "band thing" this time

-The music is "not easily described" but defintely has guitars, electronic elements, and he mentioned that the Robert Smith song wouldn't be the only one with guests

-There will be a new website within a week. It's mostly done.

-The title, "TheFutureEmbrace" is meant to be taken literally - he is embracing the future, leaving the past (SP/Zwan) behind. He said the title is "Squished together" becuase it represents how quickly he feels time is going for him right now (at a furious pace)

After our brief conversation, we both headed out of the jade room and went our separate ways. My mind was buzzing the whole way home - I kept repeating "holy shit!" to my wife. I am more pumped about this album then ever!

zerock
04-01-2005, 07:00 AM
no band on tour?? whoa

Deleted_User
04-01-2005, 07:05 AM
its good to see he was so cool with you.

burraldo
04-01-2005, 07:19 AM
April fools? :eek:

Sandra
04-01-2005, 07:23 AM
He collects jade? What a nerd.

Rockin' Cherub
04-01-2005, 07:23 AM
<awesome>

zerock
04-01-2005, 07:42 AM
http://img192.exs.cx/img192/8463/jadebearwalking12inches1ct.th.jpg (http://img192.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img192&image=jadebearwalking12inches1ct.jpg) :banoonoo: :banoonoo: :banoonoo: :banoonoo: :banoonoo: :banoonoo:

The New
04-01-2005, 07:42 AM
I guess that means he's going to be playing the acoustic stuff on the tour as opposed to the songs from the album....

Cherub Angel
04-01-2005, 07:49 AM
Originally posted by Screamin' Wild
I guess that means he's going to be playing the acoustic stuff on the tour as opposed to the songs from the album....

not necesarily. The presence of backing tracks would let him have no need for a band.

harrow
04-01-2005, 07:54 AM
Corgan is still in LA you fucker.

obscured01
04-01-2005, 07:55 AM
<font color="dab9ea">Hey that's pretty cool. Thanks for sharing.</font>

dsheinem
04-01-2005, 07:59 AM
Originally posted by harrow
Corgan is still in LA you fucker.

He was there for the video shoot, I think. Wasn't that like two days ago? I can assure you he wasn't there yesterday afternoon.

THEFUTUREMBRACE
04-01-2005, 08:25 AM
iowa city huh? im going there in about 4 hours. im in ames right now.

chris_bakewell
04-01-2005, 09:28 AM
THats cool, and your lucky to have met him.

Spaldz
04-01-2005, 11:07 AM
Wow that rules. Little more excited now

wpc33
04-01-2005, 11:26 AM
I wuv billy

< / loser >

Jonny5
04-01-2005, 11:40 AM
awesome! lucky you. a solo tour will be interesting. so I'm psyched. Sounds like you handled the situation real smoothly too. thanks for sharing

Axis of Action
04-01-2005, 12:52 PM
something something should have gone solo in 2001 something something

wHATcOLOR
04-01-2005, 12:56 PM
Originally posted by Jonny5
awesome! lucky you. a solo tour will be interesting. so I'm psyched. Sounds like you handled the situation real smoothly too. thanks for sharing


i agree with all of this!! nice going and thanks for sharing!


unless it's an april fools joke, in which case, oh boy, there's egg all over my face!:o

Quiet CD
04-01-2005, 02:19 PM
This seems to be pretty much the jist that is floating around the web, various blogs and online sources etc...

I think there is info out there to be sought, just have to find it... cause things are pretty much ready to roll.

vanilla
04-01-2005, 05:30 PM
that's a cool story.

dsheinem
04-02-2005, 06:12 AM
Originally posted by burraldo
April fools? :eek:

Ding! Ding! Ding! You Get the Prize!

The best part is how many people continued to buy into it after this post...

Jade...heh.

Spaldz
04-02-2005, 06:17 AM
That wasn't even an enjoyable April Fool's. :( I needed some new and exciting Corgan news. I expected better of you.

chris_bakewell
04-02-2005, 06:55 AM
Originally posted by dsheinem


Ding! Ding! Ding! You Get the Prize!

The best part is how many people continued to buy into it after this post...

Jade...heh.

DAmn you!!!!

Sandra
04-02-2005, 09:36 AM
I am relieved that Billy does not actually collect jade, but now I am concerned that in reality he collects things that are even lamer.

Dead
04-02-2005, 11:36 AM
Hah. :D

wHATcOLOR
04-02-2005, 02:30 PM
Originally posted by Jerome
oh boy, there's egg all over my face!:o

redbreegull
04-02-2005, 04:24 PM
Originally posted by Sandra
I am relieved that Billy does not actually collect jade, but now I am concerned that in reality he collects things that are even lamer.

Like guitars.

Jonny5
04-02-2005, 04:38 PM
Originally posted by Jerome

and I, bacon.

ZackZ
04-02-2005, 10:11 PM
Originally posted by Sandra
I am relieved that Billy does not actually collect jade, but now I am concerned that in reality he collects things that are even lamer.

Courtney Love said she got outbid by Billy on some kind of gay ferris wheel paper weight once. That's a lot gayer than jade.

I think the best news about this is that the tour will not (assumedly) be just him solo. That'd be fucking stupid.