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Some Blog I Wrote

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Friday, June 24, 2005

One of those damn good interviews you wish were more common...

The Friday Night Show on Chicago WTTW 11 tonight featured a replay of an interview with Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins. The interview was so good, I TiVoed the damn thing.

Mr. Corgan has kept himself rooted in Chicago, offering commentary on his beloved Cubs in print and on the radio. His recent project Zwan is officially over, and he's publishing a book of poetry. I must admit I never really followed his band all that much, but I do remember liking what I heard coming from my college roommate's stereo.

I wish I could offer a link to a transcript of the interview. He offered a lot of good insights into the music industry, radio, his own career, rock 'n' roll, the abduction of yet another artistic realm by the pop culture/advertising machine, Johnny Cash, and Courtney Love. I'd love to see him in an open panel discussion with Bono, Tony Bennett, and a handful of other insightful artists.

If I find a transcript, I'll post it here. Stay "tuned."

Posted by GiromiDe @ 8:10 PM
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