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Message from Jimmy [Mar. 24th, 2008|01:12 pm]
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Hello music lovers.

As the tour winds down I would just like to say what a pleasure and an honor it was to play for so many of you. I try to never forget that my job is a sacred privilege. Music, the thing that binds you to me and all of us to the Universe is my light.

Let me also say that this band, The Smashing Pumpkins, will continue to write, record, release, and perform AS LONG AS WE ARE ABLE!

Some of you may have read bits of an interview that was done in confidence by yours truly in which I say that the Pumpkins probably won't record cd's anymore. What I meant by this is this: Although we may not use the "album" or "full length cd" as a format anymore, WE WILL WRITE AND RECORD MUSIC UNTIL WE ARE DEAD!!!!!!!! WE ARE NOT GOING AWAY!!!!!!!!

I could go on about how I was stolen from, violated, lied to by some ignoble journalist, but what's the point?

I choose light.

Love Jimmy.
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From: ex_ryvok
2008-03-25 09:00 pm (UTC)

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always choose light!!!
thanks for the good news.
[User Picture]From: dima_dig
2008-03-25 09:09 pm (UTC)

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I wasnt doubting even for a moment :)
[User Picture]From: melloncollie_nz
2008-03-25 09:10 pm (UTC)

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Your concert in Wellington was amazing! Thank you so much! I was waiting for that for thirteen years! Come back!
[User Picture]From: monimeows
2008-03-26 02:46 am (UTC)

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I went to the Auckland concert -I was just in awe the entire time.
[User Picture]From: microcutts
2008-03-26 09:09 am (UTC)

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I was at the Chch show! Glad to know some people enjoyed the shows up north despite the bad reviews!
[User Picture]From: monimeows
2008-03-26 09:34 am (UTC)

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Bad reviews my ass! I thought the entire show was flawless. Was a bit disconcerting to me that I knew the words to every song lol. You have fun at the Christchurch show?
[User Picture]From: microcutts
2008-03-26 09:57 am (UTC)

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Oh, some people were complaining on the stuff.co.nz reviews, apparently the acoustics @ vector arena were pretty bad. The chch show was amazing! Acousitc version of 1979 fully blown me away...
[User Picture]From: iluvwaffles
2008-03-25 09:24 pm (UTC)

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of course SP will always record, thanks for the Boston show!!
[User Picture]From: hyeahrocker
2008-03-25 09:31 pm (UTC)

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thanks for being so freakin' awesome, jimmy!
[User Picture]From: halifax_samuels
2008-03-25 09:41 pm (UTC)

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It's really reassuring to hear that said with such passion. I look forward to everything that is yet to be written!
[User Picture]From: sleptwithghost
2008-03-25 11:08 pm (UTC)

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doesn't really do people who can't get music online any good if you don't make cds anymore.
[User Picture]From: ritzcrackerman
2008-03-25 11:40 pm (UTC)

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You guys are awesome. Godspeed!
[User Picture]From: lanulove
2008-03-26 12:35 am (UTC)

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Aw (:
I'm glad you are having fun on the tour.
From: gods_lament
2008-03-26 12:53 am (UTC)

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Jimmmy.... come to the Dark Side.

We have cake.

And doobies.

And you get to yell at stupid reporters.

In the end we all wind up in the same Heaven, only people from the
Dark Side are less stressed.

Join us.

Release your anger.

I can feel the power within you.

The Doobage is strong with this one.
[User Picture]From: _grayswandir_
2008-03-26 06:02 am (UTC)

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Heh.
[User Picture]From: jenerationb
2008-03-26 02:40 am (UTC)

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woo! I can't wait to see and hear you guys on Monday night in Brisbane
[User Picture]From: monimeows
2008-03-26 02:47 am (UTC)

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I bought a hoodie from the merchandise stand -that $90 can go towards your new Ferrari lol
[User Picture]From: ledasdaughter
2008-03-26 11:19 am (UTC)

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thanks for letting us know! rock on!
ars longa, vita brevis!
From: entomocephalous
2008-03-26 11:30 am (UTC)

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I was at the Christchurch gig - fuckin' awesome. My Blue Heaven was probably the highlight for me, weirdly - I just didn't expect to hear it live. And to follow that with Everlasting Gaze...tasty.
[User Picture]From: tellmetenwords3
2008-03-26 12:49 pm (UTC)

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The death of the album format, for the Pumpkins, is sad though.

No more openers and closers. No journey through a batch of songs.

Instead it'll be just a handful of tunes every now and then..
[User Picture]From: backseat_jesus
2008-03-26 04:02 pm (UTC)

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the consumerist in us all makes us crave the album. but i can tell you that it's probably nice not having to wait for sometimes up to two years to see your ideas make it to the ears of the fans. these new songs can be uploaded as soon as they're mastered (hopefully tastefully so!). digital publishing is easier on so many levels, especially when you have the tremendous fan base that SP does.
[User Picture]From: keyl
2008-03-27 01:54 pm (UTC)

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Thank you for coming to Sydney and playing such an awesome concert tonight. I hope we see you all back here again soon.

And happy birthday to Billy for last week. :)
[User Picture]From: nasukeiju_
2008-03-27 06:23 pm (UTC)

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Thanks for the gig in Finland, I know Billy was having a cough and all but you still managed through :)




[User Picture]From: peony_bud
2008-03-27 07:39 pm (UTC)

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Nice to hear about you! And it's more than amazing that you're not going to call it quits for a long time.
From: starla_whir
2008-03-28 12:02 am (UTC)

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Nice1 Jimmy, I vote for a SP revolution against record labels & reporters goooooooooooooooooooo.

Oi oi oi - you need to come back to New Zealand & stay a while.

Your concert kicked arse & took me to that place, where only Smashing Pumpkins can.

Enjoy the rest of the tour. Rock on.

Cheers ... Starla
[User Picture]From: hgdf
2008-03-30 12:33 am (UTC)

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Take a tip from Trent and make it quadruple albums!
From: (Anonymous)
2008-03-30 09:19 am (UTC)

Hordern Show @ Sydney

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Saw you guys for the first time the other night, and i have to say you are amazing.
Managed to meet you Billy after the show and it was amazing, thankyou so much for the opportunity.
Flying out to Adelaide on Wednesday to do it all again.
I wish you a safe trip and enjoy the Gold Coast, be seeing you soon.
Love SB
From: (Anonymous)
2008-04-02 07:52 am (UTC)

Thanks for coming

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I saw the Brisbane show - it was so awesome. You guys have been my favourite band for so long and this was the only time I have gotten to see you. All I was thinking the whole time was how much I wish you knew how grateful we are that you came and you played for us even though we were a small group - you showed us the same love you would a crowd of 50 000. Two and half hours of your time brings such joy to each of your fans who have a life long memory of seeing you and how much they enjoyed your show. You did such a well rounded show, which (although neglecting my favourite song Zero) had so many songs from such a long career - rather than just focusing on the new material.

Thank you so much for coming - please consider Australia and NZ when you tour again because we truly love to have you!


Light & SP lover
Kelly
From: smashedbabs
2008-04-02 06:52 pm (UTC)

MEXICO IS WAITING FOR YOU!!

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I WAITED FOR YOU 10 YEARS TO COME AGAIN TO MEXICO, I HAVE OF COURSE MY TICKET !!!!

I HOPE I CAN MEET YOU IN PERSON!!
From: (Anonymous)
2008-04-15 03:07 am (UTC)

Bonjour*Hello

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Bonjour.

J'ignore si vous maîtrisez ma langue, cependant, je vais tout de même l'utiliser.

J'aime votre attitude. C'est bien de prendre le temps d'écrire à vos fans et de leurs rappeler
que le point qui vous lie, c'est la musique.
Bravo à vous d'avoir opté pour la lumière et pour la vie.
Je pense que c'est une excellente idée de se préserver et d'accepter de partager un peu de cette grâce avec nous.

Continuez à nous surprendre,
continuez de rayonner!

gabrielle
From: (Anonymous)
2008-04-16 05:42 pm (UTC)

CDs

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Billy & Jimmy:

Love your music, especially the new album. Glad to know the Pumpkins will still be kicking it ad infinitum (get me---don't I sound 'kewl'?)

But please don't forsake the CD format completely. Some of us old Gen X'ers who can just barely run our computers still love those little silver disks---especially those made by our favorite rock band ever, the Smashing Pumpkins. Rock on, guys!
From: (Anonymous)
2008-04-29 01:22 pm (UTC)

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Wujuuu, Good Vibes :)
From: (Anonymous)
2008-05-07 09:57 pm (UTC)

you are my favorite drummer

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i'm a drummer too :)i was at paris bercy the 6 february it was so beautiful,when will you come again?

i give you the myspace of my band :)
www.myspace.com/kiwiaddictive

love you all

alexis:)
From: (Anonymous)
2008-05-09 09:56 am (UTC)

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I'm so excited.
From: (Anonymous)
2008-05-12 09:14 pm (UTC)

jimmy and billy please help save chicago music!

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http://savechicagoculture.org/

there is a promoters ordinance that is going to cripple live music in chicago. please please help! the hearing is this week on wednesday the 14th!
From: ava76ava
2008-05-15 05:04 pm (UTC)

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Wow!
From: jeannie698
2008-05-19 03:41 pm (UTC)

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If you really need it
From: giliazov
2010-04-05 05:08 pm (UTC)

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Great light.