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Old 05-21-2008, 11:06 PM   #1
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Question So what's the deal with the skirts?

Has Billy ever addressed this? Is this some sort of tongue-in-cheek humor? Is he completely serious? Is this some sort of homage to someone from the past?

 
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Old 05-21-2008, 11:11 PM   #2
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well during MCIS-era (i think) he mentioned something about all his songs being written from a female perspective and he can't imagine a man singing/covering his songs. Probably some bullshit about androgyny that b0llz thinks is cool but really isn't funny anymore when you pay a designer a fuckload to make the dresses.

 
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Old 05-21-2008, 11:19 PM   #3
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what a fucking retarded thing to talk about.

 
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Old 05-21-2008, 11:26 PM   #4
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what a fucking retarded thing to talk about.

do the banks in your area have bulletproof glass?

do you wave to people driving the same car as you?

houses with christmas trees in september

 
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:29 AM   #5
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hate the hater is my friend

 
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:38 AM   #6
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the skirts are cute.
upskirts are even better (far and few)

 
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:48 AM   #7
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what a stupid question. hate the hater is a fuck.

The skirts just add more to the aesthetic appeal and glamore of the concert. It makes billy look much more provocative and important than if he had wore boring pants.

 
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:51 AM   #8
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boring pants

 
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Old 05-22-2008, 01:03 AM   #9
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i remember in an interview he mentioned how his mom doesn't like it
and how his family memebers asked him if he was a fag because of it
this was after MCIS


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My mother came to a Smashing Pumpkins gig once, and I was wearing a dress. She was very upset. She said, 'Everyone's gonna think you're a fag.' I said,'Well, they already think I'm an asshole.'

* Rolling Stone. 23 January 1997.

 
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Old 05-22-2008, 01:34 AM   #10
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it's just part of the show.

 
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Old 05-22-2008, 01:46 AM   #11
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billy deserves to feel pretty, we all deserve that.

 
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Old 05-22-2008, 02:11 AM   #12
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maybe he dose not what to come across as a man or woman. Scary bald dude+skirt=nothing, they cancel each other out.

 
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Old 05-22-2008, 02:25 AM   #13
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maybe he dose not what to come across as a man or woman.
advanced cryptic writing.

 
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Old 05-22-2008, 02:28 AM   #14
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glen or glenna?? is that want you mean

 
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Old 05-22-2008, 02:32 AM   #15
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glenn.

 
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Old 05-22-2008, 02:46 AM   #16
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pull the string, you fool.

 
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Old 05-22-2008, 02:54 AM   #17
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maybe he dose not what two pill the strung, you fuel.

 
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Old 05-22-2008, 08:30 AM   #18
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pull the strings!
http://imaginarycinema.com/images/bu...mal_ew_020.jpg

 
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Old 05-22-2008, 01:05 PM   #19
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Androgeny is nothing knew. David Bowie pulled it off pretty well for a while. But Billy's take on androgeny is almost completely different to Bowie's concept....Yay for originality!

It all creates a great ambience for the show.

 
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Old 05-22-2008, 01:07 PM   #20
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it all creates a great ambience for the show.
nah

 
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Old 05-22-2008, 01:11 PM   #21
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Billy is one of the last few people who actually bother to express individuality in music. All live musicians today of the same genre seem to follow the same themes and elements in their live performances.
Indie Rockers dress Indie, death metal artists look heavy metal...Agh. BOOORING.

 
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Old 05-22-2008, 01:15 PM   #22
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you guys better stop being dicks to hate the hater, or you'll get a knuckle sandwich!

 
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Old 05-22-2008, 02:43 PM   #23
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i remember in an interview he mentioned how his mom doesn't like it
and how his family memebers asked him if he was a fag because of it
this was after MCIS


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here it is
i remember that interview too but always had the impression he was referring to a much earlier show; like when he had long hair and wore the flowery thing. just because he mentioned the incident post-MCIS doesn't mean it happened post-MCIS

 
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Old 05-22-2008, 04:12 PM   #24
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i remember that interview too but always had the impression he was referring to a much earlier show; like when he had long hair and wore the flowery thing.
i love that flowery thing.

sadly, the only other artist who i can think of who does this now is bradford cox.

 
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Old 05-22-2008, 04:20 PM   #25
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just because he mentioned the incident post-MCIS doesn't mean it happened post-MCIS
i wasn't implying anything
just when i read it.


were there any other MCIS era dresses aside from the MTV awards?
what year was the red wig & dress pic?

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Old 05-22-2008, 04:25 PM   #26
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...machina?

 
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Old 05-22-2008, 04:38 PM   #27
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i wasn't implying anything
just when i read it.


were there any other MCIS era dresses aside from the MTV awards?
what year was the red wig & dress pic?
oh ok i thought you were stating that as fact. in hindsight it would make sense to refer to the MTV awards. i thought perhaps it would be the first time he wore a dress. when was that?

 
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Old 05-22-2008, 04:41 PM   #28
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'96.

 
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Old 05-22-2008, 04:42 PM   #29
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were there any other MCIS era dresses aside from the MTV awards?
what year was the red wig & dress pic?
1997-11-03

but that was also a one-time thing, opening for Jane's Addiction unannounced.

 
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Old 05-22-2008, 04:44 PM   #30
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didn't he come out for a benefit wearing that red wig... ? why does that sound familiar?

 
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