I loved your tour, and hope to see you again soon.
2008-09-18 11:39 am (UTC)
Ты понимать по Русски?????????
Billy, I have the bird flu!!!
2008-08-29 04:41 am (UTC)
i like it. i think it works.
Play at the Metro, like tomorrow <3
Goths (none / 0 ) ) by Anonymous Reader on Fri Jul 20th, at AM PST your basically saying that goths are unintelegent all the goths i know work in offices and are computer geeks.
when you will arrive in Moscow?
best tour ever, seriously.
Possibly you were all of those things at one time as well as too innovative to stay in any one track. I am not sure I know what "American Gothic" music is, but I know I like what you do and that is enough for me. Some of us simple folk need no labels but "The Pumpkins" to know it is good enough.
I am not much one for TV, but I was sure never to miss any show. If it is cancelled, it would be a shame.
we're still waiting for you in Moscow. no, seriously :) come play a few songs.
Do you think there are any other bands that would fit in that genre? I can't think of any off hand, but I am sure there are. What do you think?
I'm glad the tour was so positive for you, Billy. Even if you never read this I am happy for you. I was in attendance at the Charlotte, NC show. I felt a wave of energy from you (and the band) that I haven't felt in a long time. And it wasn't my own nostalgia at hearing old favorites being played live... it was something else.
I hope you harness it for beauty and truth as you always have managed to do.
Personally I'd rather be labeled a friend of the band (yes kind of like "friends of the library") than a fan of the band.
Never believe it's not so,
2008-08-29 04:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Oh oh oh it's magic, you know...
I was also at the Charlotte show, and what ze is describing definitely hit me during Billy bangin' on those big drums. It's my favorite part of the show, hands down.
Why do you feel the need to constantly re-invent yourself? Why not just do things at a steady pace?
Anyway, you don't read this, so whatever.
Because if you don't, you get brilliant musician, but nothing new and sounds the SAME for the longest time.
I don't know if you noticed, but most musicians change after time, sometimes for the better, but the change is there.
I love it. Thanks for being yourself.
) we spent a week rehearsing with Jerry, he adds so much extra texture to the group, the first ever gig in this expanded format went down such a storm that I can't wait to play in Saint Petersburg and Moscow this week.
American Gothic. hm... I like it.
What I would need to see is a constructive framework that would allow a whole host of thought and opinion in a positive way that brings fans together, and not further divide them.
I agree, that would be a wonderful thing. Set a positive tone early and get yourself some good moderators and you'll have a chance. Otherwise...well, you've seen what fandom is like on the Internet, right? Yeah. This is the same medium that brought us 4chan. Best of luck though! :)
"American gothic" is as good a moniker as any. Hope to catch you guys on the next tour!
Please come to Moscow!!! )
I will definitely check out the message boards - and support your optimistic vision :)
You are right on about a label for your music. I have always considered your music too dark and elegant to be lumped in with 'alternative' or 'new wave'.
(American) 'Gothic' is a more fitting descriptor. I love it.
Can't wait to see you guys again soon!
How is Mr. Tom. I watched the night where you and Uli were together back in Feb. in Deutchland I think. I thought it was so cute about how you told us about what your cat did when he was watching the hummingbird. I am jealous of your cat now. My g/f and I had to get rid of ours. But hope Chicago is well. I moved from there to Portland. I met you a few times. I am the kid that has scoliosis and is really skinny. I was at your book signing at the downtown Borders and at your solo release party at the Planetarium downtown. But anyways, it would be awesome if you said something on my LJ page. I posted pics of our apartment up and posted about watching you on that video i saw. ok ttyl.
American gothic; that works!
I hope you all come to Japan soon. Please?
Haha fabulous label (:
I went to your show in Belfast.. I wrote I <3 BC across my collar bones. I could've swore you winked at me.. :P
No no no no no. "Strontium Rock".
It reaches for the future, not the past.
It's good that you feel the band is really getting the groove tho.
No matter what you call it.
i love your American Gothic music label... haha it's like the Pumpkins' own label. that is very cool. i don't really like the labels either. it's really hard to answer "what kind of music do you listen to?" well, now i can say "American Gothic." [:
i love you billy!
American Gothic. I like it. But, you shouldn't worry about labels. You make wonderful music. Just keep doing it.
Billy, I thought you were incredible at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. That concert was so awesome and you were full of energy. It was just awesome. I can't wait to see the Pumpkins again in Clearwater, or the surrounding areas.