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Message from me [Feb. 26th, 2009|11:55 am]
Billy Corgan
Since it's a new year, let's try something new...
Let's try to forgive each other, support each other, be kind in our words and deeds, and get out of judging each other...
The world around us right now is very complicated...
I for one am very confused by much of the information I come across...
I am concerned about so many losing their jobs, homes, and peaceful lives under an increasingly curious set of circumstances...there are however new opportunities to be had, even in the worst of times...we are all affected by the changes that are going on on a global scale...the politics of egoism and cultural divides mean very little if you can't support your family, or help those in need, even if you want to help...it is a test for us now to find how to heal each other...i believe very strongly in the power of prayer to affect change and welcome in forgiveness...
I don't mind asking publicly for your forgiveness...if I have offended you somewhere along the way, out of my own ignorance or fear, please forgive me...it would be part of my own healing to be forgiven...
I can honestly say that if I have ever wanted to do anything in this life it has been to heal others thru my work...i have failed many times to shine some light in this world, but I can still try and try again...

From: dddkiddd
2009-02-27 11:28 am (UTC)
:) to err is human; to forgive is divine

thanks for being real, and being human, and the awareness of that. i dont think an apology is warranted (youre human), but i believe forgiveness is :)

One Love
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[User Picture]From: grrliegurl
2009-02-27 12:31 pm (UTC)
as far as i see it, you've shined a lot of light in my life, and when other people aren't there, i can always turn on my ipod and find you...i feel no need to forgive, because we all fuck up; however, i do feel the need to thank you...there are a few things you have done that still bring me to tears <3
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[User Picture]From: om_shakti
2009-02-27 12:52 pm (UTC)
You want forgiveness but all i can do is give you gratitude. Your work has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember, it has been there during all the hard times and all the good times. It has been my comfort when the rest of the world has turned it's back on me, and it is the music that speaks to me most of all. For me, your music IS healing. It is what keeps me grounded and what can always bring a smile to my face and make me feel a little less alone.

Thank you, Billy.
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[User Picture]From: dima_dig
2009-02-27 02:49 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: babybill
2009-02-27 02:08 pm (UTC)

Thank you Billy

Those words mean so much to me. I have been through a LOT in the past year, with my family (especially since I lost one of my sons to a disease wich people don't usually die from in 2008, pneumonia), and there is a certain bass player (David Desrosiers of Simple Plan), who somehow made it through to me, and prevented me from doing something that would've killed me for sure. I have had no success in getting ahold of the guy, to let him know how much he meant to me and thanked him for saving me.
But you are still a part of my life, as whenever I feel nostalgic, I will listen to you music.

A LOT of people are losing jobs these days, but I have to see I have been lucky on that side, since I started a new job a month ago. But paying out as much, but it keeps me busy, so I don't go insane.
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[User Picture]From: technomouse
2009-02-27 02:46 pm (UTC)


For many years your songs and music has helped me understand or cope with the world slightly better.

So i think there is a great chance you have helped the light shine a little bit brighter in lots of peoples lives

x x

Edited at 2009-02-27 02:48 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: whiteelephants4
2009-02-27 03:30 pm (UTC)
I think this really shows what a good person you are. There is nothing which you need to be forgiven for. You have lived and made choices that perhaps some people were not pleased with, but you can't make everyone happy. Especially you, when there are so many people to please.

And your work, it is healing. You're voice is wonderful in everything that you have performed, written, sung, and you have shone a great deal of light in this world, hundreds of times more than most people do. You have definitely healed me thru your music.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
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From: ext_170783
2009-02-27 03:46 pm (UTC)

Thank You

I think it's a true gift to write and inspire others and your words and songs have always been there to help and guide me; and for that I shall forever be thankful and grateful for. It's a good feeling knowing that you're not alone in feeling the way that you do.

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[User Picture]From: joseph_rocco
2009-02-27 05:02 pm (UTC)
try try try
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[User Picture]From: lilymyone
2009-02-27 05:37 pm (UTC)
And this is yet another one of the reasons that I sincerely adore and appreciate all of the things that you do and have done. I feel that is a wonderful message, and a absolutely beautiful sentiment that is desperately needed at this time. The fact that you are so open and honest and secure in yourself to be able to do something that heartfelt and sincere as to honestly and publicly ask for forgiveness... it's just simply amazing, and I truly hope that others can learn from such benevolence.

Thank you for being a part of my life, thank you for bringing joy to a sometimes very difficult situation, and blessing us all with that level of emotion, compassion, and honesty that you are so well known for. I for one am infinitely grateful and thankful.

I can only hope that if there is anyone out there who feels that you do need forgiving, that they are honest and open and truthful enough to forgive you.

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From: ext_170814
2009-02-27 05:42 pm (UTC)

Thank You

Thank you for posting this. I always think the world is bad enough as it is, why add to the hurt. In the work that I do and the site that I run I sometimes have to struggle with this at the risk of being perceived as naive, gullible and even ignorant. It is always tempting to join the fray and just give in. This seemingly little post of yours is incredibly huge. It gives us strength and is a reminder that you don't have to be negative towards others to be successful. Thank you for that.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-02-27 06:08 pm (UTC)


Thanks for that message man,
Everything is perfect and beautiful lol we just haven´t realized yet.

Peace = happiness = enlightenment = meditation
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From: ext_170827
2009-02-27 06:24 pm (UTC)

You have given much already

I have always seen you as the person you are now showing, just hidden behind all your "stuff." Your wisdom, at least the searching of it, have always impressed me. Your latest music is maybe even deeper than you know, on a spiritual scale. You have given so much of yourself already. It is obvious you are in a higher place and your light is now shining brightly. Keep on reaching people with love. God Bless.
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[User Picture]From: deadeyes329
2009-02-27 07:23 pm (UTC)

Shine On....

As far as I am cocerned you have shown so much light onto my life alone that there is no reason to ask for forgiveness... Even if you change one persons life through music, or by kind words, or even an acknowledgement, you have succeeded...

I believe that you have. I couldn't possibly be the only person that you have helped through songs of hurt, or love. but even if I am take that as a success!

asking for ones forgiveness shows that you are real, that you are pesonal. And for that I thank you. Helping me through some of the toughest times of my life, its nice to feel that it was personal!

You are a good man Billy Corgan... and I thank you for being honest... and real with people..... and I thank you for doing the things you do. You do make lives better with your work, even if you don't see it all around you it's there.... everywhere!

lots of love,
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From: bigjimddiver242
2009-03-18 09:43 am (UTC)

Happy Birthday!

Howdy! Just wishing you a "Happy Birthday", hope you had a great day! Your friend always, Big Jim
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From: blueskyeyed
2009-03-18 04:49 pm (UTC)
I agree that judging only hurts, especially the one who judges. We live in such a greedy and self-absorbed society it's only a matter of time before it collapses if change does not occur. But fortunately, world peace is entirely possible the very moment everyone believes it to be.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-03-18 06:40 pm (UTC)

happy birthday billy

thank you for everything you do
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From: 3lsy
2009-03-18 06:58 pm (UTC)

happy birthday billy

I send you all my love for today(17 march)and everytime
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-03-19 09:24 am (UTC)

Well you've never failed me

You're one of the constant reservoirs of hope and belief in my being. Your words have healed my soul and forced me to believe when the face of opposition and heartache poison my ability to see clearly. There is so much honesty and intergity in you, and your beautiful work, thank you and bless you always Billy.......

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From: x_curetastrophe
2009-03-19 09:32 pm (UTC)
You have definitely... DEFINITELY... healed me thru your music. You have no idea how much it has gotten me thru. You have never failed me, ever. I love all your work, and always will. I admire everything you do. And I definitely agree with Bronwen (whiteelephants4) up there. This message really does show what a wonderful, kind person you are. I don't understand why people think you are an asshole... I have never, ever gotten that impression of you. Sure, you may have made some decisions that made people pissed off and upset... but you have millions of fans... how can you please everyone? Just remember that you have your true fans, who love everything you do, and always will. You have never failed to shine light in this world... you have been shining for 20 years now. There is so much I want to say to you about all this but I couldn't possibly type it right now, especially when I am supposed to be doing homework... [:

God bless you Billy. <3


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From: (Anonymous)
2009-03-20 11:40 am (UTC)
I'm from Italy.
Just want to thank you, because in my life full of troubles, you' ve always gave me hope.
I always felt you close, and I'll always appreciate the person and the artist you are.


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From: angel0502
2009-03-22 05:45 pm (UTC)
You do not need to ask for fogiveness.
You're obviously reflecting on your life so far and you think you made a mistake here and there..that's all right,you're only human.
however, it is touching that you try to make people understand that a time like this(especially), you need to get over your own selfisness,ignorance,fear and hate.
You're my hero Billy...and please never stop trying to make us happy.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-03-22 10:54 pm (UTC)
So are you really asking for forgiveness, or is it just another pretentious "look at how amazing and humble I am" publicity stunts?
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From: x_curetastrophe
2009-03-29 09:29 am (UTC)
you're an ass. he IS a nice person. you just go along with the media and how they twist around everything he says.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-03-24 07:56 pm (UTC)


Pray for me to forgive as I am forgiven. I Love your art man, keep your chin up, and remember we wrestle not against flesh and blood. Peace out, your brother, Greg "Big Papa" Binns.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-03-26 04:33 am (UTC)
time and time again your work inspires and heals people all over the world.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-04-27 08:11 pm (UTC)

You're embarrassing yourself

"Bullet with Butterfly Wings" was what got me into the Pumpkins and to see you use it to help promote wrestling (and in the manner you do) saddens me beyond belief. I haven't followed the "Pumpkins" since Machina II and now I can't even bear the thought of another record. What happened to you Billy? What happened?
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From: shoppinggirl21
2009-09-20 08:00 pm (UTC)

Thank you for such kind words

Thank you so much for this heartfelt comment. It is nice to know that there are people out their with compassion and kindness. I completely agree, people should learn to let the little things go and live life to the fullest. Life is to short to spend it judging people and putting others down. Everything anyone does has nothing to do with the people they are doing it to, it has to do with them. So when someone says something hurtful, don't take it personally, it has nothing to do with you, it is all about that person's insecurities. Just knowing that fact has made me feel so much better about a lot of hurtful things that people have said to me in the past.

Thanks so much again for such a kind and thoughtful entry.

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