Smashing Pumpkins Bassist Poll!

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For all time, who was is and ever shall be the best bassist in the Smashing Pumpkin?

Poll Results

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(tattoo courtesy of @sir.cophagus 1
#WPC 1
Which brings me back to my time in the hills of Topanga, dressed in a long coat, staring out into the ocean dreaming of 1
@jamesihaofficial on the other hand, well, I haven't seen him pick up a bass since Machina (which he played a fair shar 1
But perhaps I can try *someday*. 1
Other reports have @jjjschroeder (who just celebrated a birthday) as a budding bassist. 0
#becarefulwhatyouwishfor 0
Saturday, I was high in the hills of Topanga, overlooking the ocean on a beautiful sunny day, and according to some rep 0
So kindly, truly, embrace the life you are living TODAY Which reminds me of a song that I also played bass on... 0
There truly is no past (but that which lives in your mind), and the future too is but a dream. 0
Wisdom here dictates that I share something I have said many times as of late, which is: be here now, live in the prese 0
I mean, yes, I have played bass on many of your fave songs but I'm not sure I can play bass AND sing at the same time? 0
Which is interesting, because though Jeff doesn't mind plucking at 4 strings if needed I know he would much prefer the 0
What a weekend! 0


how's life, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 17:48 (eight months ago) Permalink

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I was high in the hills of Topanga, overlooking the ocean on a beautiful sunny day, and according to some reports (based on photos taken or leaked) I am now a bassist.
Which is interesting, because though Jeff doesn't mind plucking at 4 strings if needed I know he would much prefer the dulcet tones of 6 (but I have heard him confess that 7 strings is just 'too much')
@jamesihaofficial on the other hand, well, I haven't seen him pick up a bass since Machina (which he played a fair share on, despite reports claiming a certain 'flaxen Saxxon' did; and as you know with much that is written is patently f-a-l-s-e)
Which brings me back to my time in the hills of Topanga, dressed in a long coat, staring out into the ocean dreaming of a future not yet realized.
Wisdom here dictates that I share something I have said many times as of late, which is: be here now, live in the present.

how's life, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 17:50 (eight months ago) Permalink

ugh. For readabilities sake (sorta), here's the full text:

williampcorgan What a weekend! Saturday, I was high in the hills of Topanga, overlooking the ocean on a beautiful sunny day, and according to some reports (based on photos taken or leaked) I am now a bassist. I mean, yes, I have played bass on many of your fave songs but I'm not sure I can play bass AND sing at the same time? But perhaps I can try *someday*. Other reports have @jjjschroeder (who just celebrated a birthday) as a budding bassist. Which is interesting, because though Jeff doesn't mind plucking at 4 strings if needed I know he would much prefer the dulcet tones of 6 (but I have heard him confess that 7 strings is just 'too much') @jamesihaofficial on the other hand, well, I haven't seen him pick up a bass since Machina (which he played a fair share on, despite reports claiming a certain 'flaxen Saxxon' did; and as you know with much that is written is patently f-a-l-s-e). Which brings me back to my time in the hills of Topanga, dressed in a long coat, staring out into the ocean dreaming of a future not yet realized. Wisdom here dictates that I share something I have said many times as of late, which is: be here now, live in the present. There truly is no past (but that which lives in your mind), and the future too is but a dream. So kindly, truly, embrace the life you are living TODAY Which reminds me of a song that I also played bass on... #WPC #becarefulwhatyouwishfor (tattoo courtesy of @sir.cophagus

how's life, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 17:58 (eight months ago) Permalink

lmao all right my man

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 18:35 (eight months ago) Permalink

someone has needed to take dude's computer/devices away and tell him not to read his own press for like.... almost two decades now

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 18:36 (eight months ago) Permalink

his instagram likes are public fyi that’s all im saying

flappy bird, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 18:56 (eight months ago) Permalink

idgi

why aren't the names of bass players written as options

infinity (∞), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 19:14 (eight months ago) Permalink

Wisdom here dictates that I share something I have said many times as of late

Does it though

Gavin, Leeds, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 19:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

idgi

why aren't the names of bass players written as options


nvm they’re not

one of them is listed: #wpc

flappy bird, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 19:19 (eight months ago) Permalink

Jeez, maybe I should have held out for this one.

First-world problems: so, I had to move hotels today and in a sentimental fashion I chose to stay somewhere I haven't stayed at in 20 years, despite having heard the place had seen better days. So far, hallways are dirty with torn wallpaper, the bathroom in the room was not freshly clean (I will spare you the how and wherefores), there appears to be a mysterious gelatinous substance on the worn nightstand just next to me not doused by a maid, the windows won't close fully despite there being an outdoor night club just 30 feet away (the handles apparently have been sheared off of various metal frames), and my trendy orange key stopped working (I've only been here a few hours) to which I had to go downstairs twice to present my dilemma. To this hotel's credit, they did offer to move me to another room but being superstitious I declined figuring the next destination would be worse. Which reminds me of a recent story, wherein @lindastrawberry and I were working with @howardwilling_thebear in Nashville and staying at a fancy new-new hotel. In that, we were assaulted for 48 hours plus by a raging party so loud Linda could hear it in her room and she had the room next to mine, which given my close proximity to the revelers afforded me clear access to their mendacious screaming and throwing of furniture; all fueled by some illicit benzedrine as best I could gather. The coup de grace being the rascals trying to entrap Linda in her room by placing a bed (tipped on it's side) in front of her door. Our many complaints down would go unheeded, and the party was never shut down, and when I spoke to the true manager of the joint she said she'd heard of some incidents but no employee had written anything down so as to not be culpable over the weekend. So she'd have to take my word for it. 'What can I do,' she asked in tone that said there be little culpability. I said I didn't need a free bottle of wine, but the lack of security was quite troubling. The rest being up to her. But when I got the bill on check-out I saw her professional response. A $75 credit against my 7,000$ bill. So like I said, first-world problems. I've stayed in worse, and I've certainly stayed in better,amen

how's life, Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

Good story

flappy bird, Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:22 (eight months ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DVeVeC_VQAARj-u.jpg

flappy bird, Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:49 (eight months ago) Permalink

Lol, misread bass as 'boss'. I'm sure he thought the same.

Why is D'Arcy ruled out all of a sudden? This is not good.

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:58 (eight months ago) Permalink

Some photos leaked of a promo shoot that featured Billy, James, Jimmy, and... Jeff. I mean we'll find out eventually but I don't think that anyone intentionally kept D'arcy out of the reunion - all of the press around Ogilala suggested that Billy & D'arcy were on great terms again. I mean D'arcy hasn't played bass publicly since the 90s, is probably not healthy enough for a full world tour, & might have lost the ability to play not even to Billy's standards but just standard arena rock shows and what they demand. Either way it's a drag.

flappy bird, Thursday, 8 February 2018 01:08 (eight months ago) Permalink

Ah man, that's a real bummer.

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 8 February 2018 01:11 (eight months ago) Permalink

"Jeff" smh

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 8 February 2018 01:11 (eight months ago) Permalink

a few weeks ago D'Arcy told some website via Facebook that she'd only found out recently that they decided to go with a different bass player but then later said her Facebook was hacked so idk what happened there. my guess is it's going to be a 3 guitars + touring bass player lineup

doesn't really feel like a lot to be excited about, especially since they're going to be touring a new album

ufo, Thursday, 8 February 2018 01:23 (eight months ago) Permalink

I've been under the impression that D'Arcy is still suffering from some serious mental health and/or drug issues

vicious almond beliefs (crüt), Thursday, 8 February 2018 02:02 (eight months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 9 February 2018 00:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Saturday, 10 February 2018 00:01 (eight months ago) Permalink


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