I have been obsessively following Billy Corgan’s documentary project on FB & Youtube called “30 Days”. It’s a video project where Billy travels across America. What’s the project is about? It’s just something he wants to do since he’s not touring at the moment. He’s just travelling around doing some sight seeing, checking out some different small towns & cities… he also goes around meeting people and performing songs with his acoustic guitar at random places. He does this thing called “50 for 50″where he plays like 50 Smashing Pumpkins songs over the years. He has already performed songs from “Siamese Dream” and “Mellie Collie” which both are amazing albums, btw.
There’s a lot of talk and so much buzz about the original Smashing Pumpkins lineup reuniting for a possible tour. Ya know, the original Pumpkins lineup featuring Corgan, D’arcy Wretsky, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin. According to Corgan the man himself, he says he doesn’t know if a tour would happen with them but he is talking with all the members again and he’s getting along with all of them so who knows? I think an original Smashing Pumpkins lineup tour will probably happen this year or next. If it does happen, hopefully they do a new studio album together too.
I love the Smashing Pumpkins. Always did and still do; however, like most people the original lineup will always be important to me. It’ll be fucking awesome if the original lineup would play all the Pumpkins songs from the first three albums on tour: “Gish”, “Siamese Dream” and “Mellie Collie”. All three are pretty amazing albums.
Anyways, I’m really enjoying Billy’s “30 Days” project. I’ve watched every video he did so far. Billy’s an interesting guy in real life. He seems cool and he seems like a nice guy too. I love how Billy loves his fans ’cause as he’s travelling out there, he does get spotted by die-hard Pumpkins fans a lot.
I’m looking forward to hearing Billy’s first solo album too as I will buy it when it comes out. I’ve been a huge Pumpkins fan throughout my life pretty much. They were important to me when I was a teenager in high school. I remember I used to bring my portable CD player to school a lot and I would listen to the Smashing Pumpkins during lunch or study hall or whatever. They were important to me as a kid so it would be cool if the original lineup gets back together so I’m crossing my fingers for now.