Reply To: Billy Posts a Blog
On 2007.10.16 at 2:20 pm manillascissor wrote:
Taken from http://www.smashingpumpkins.com
Words Iz Cheap – October 11th, 2007
Sometimes after shows I like to stop and talk to fans, to hear what they are feeling and what they want, and maybe even see what they needâ¦in Detroit a few nights ago, a fan kept yelling at me ‘Billy, more Siamese Dream, more Siamese Dream!’â¦of course I asked him my favourite question, ‘why’ and he said, ‘because it’s the best!’â¦what I think he really meant is ‘it’s my favourite album and I came here hoping to hear you play more of those songs’â¦to his credit, he was young and probably didn’t get the chance to see ‘ol SP on that tour back in 93-94â¦so I respect thatâ¦(in fact, I respect all fans opinions, even when I may disagree strongly with them, which I often do)â¦I respect that he may have come in the hope to hear us play his favourite songs, and triumphantly be the band he wants us to beâ¦but as I said the other night to the same audience in Detroit that this young man was in, ‘this is not a reunion tour’â¦
The question I ask is when does the past begin to dictate our future?â¦if one was to listen to Siamese Dream from a particular perspective, you might hear me at age 25 or so struggling with how to escape my past! How ironic that that same struggle should now become part of my current struggle for autonomyâ¦the current SP is designed to live on happily, strongly, proudly, and boldlyâ¦there is no other way that I can see to water the flowers properlyâ¦we choose life, and the love of the moment for the song we choose to singâ¦
I believe God talks to me at each and every moment of my life, the only problem being that I don’t listenâ¦God does not want any of us to be unhappy, or to mourn for that which has no meaningâ¦thanks to digital media, many of us can and will be remembered in perpetuity by an unseen future, but they probably won’t bother to watchâ¦my guess is our images and sounds will seem as archaic to them as images and sounds from the beginnings of the 20th century sound to us nowâ¦so fighting for the preservation of values that don’t matter now and will matter even less down the road seems a sad waste of energyâ¦I am happy to be a warrior of light and universal logic if I am fighting for the good in usâ¦sentimentalism in and of itself is a form of deathâ¦sentimentalism in the context of preserving that which meant something to our ancestors and therefore is encoded secretly in our dna is something I am raptuous aboutâ¦if God is love is truth, than you are that to meâ¦SP stands at the center of my musical truth, and mirrors how god stands for me in the center of all truthâ¦I would hope we can faithfully copy that paradigm, and always stay focused on what really mattersâ¦we may not always be what you want, but we do have what you need!