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Tuesday, June 21st, 2005

Time:12:36 pm.
Mood: ecstatic.

Billy Corgan wants his Pumpkins back

Published June 21, 2005

Fresh on the heels of the release of his first solo album, "TheFutureEmbrace," Chicago rocker Billy Corgan says he's breathing new life into an old dream: The Smashing Pumpkins.

In a full-page advertisement in today's Chicago Tribune marking the release of the new CD, Corgan says, "For a year now I have walked around with a secret, a secret I chose to keep. But now I want you to be among the first to know that I have made plans to renew and revive The Smashing Pumpkins. I want my band back, and my songs, and my dreams."

The Smashing Pumpkins broke up in 2000 after playing a final gig at The Metro. The band racked up record sales (more than 25 million, with 1995's "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" selling 4.7 million in the U.S.) and critical acclaim (two Grammys and several nominations) in a relatively short time; their debut album, "Gish," was released in 1991.

The Pumpkins have a tumultuous history. The band's lineup included drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, guitarist James Iha, bassist D'Arcy Wretzky and Corgan; Wretzky left after recording "Machina" in 2000, with former Hole bassist Melissa auf der Maur filling her spot in the tour, and Corgan has blamed Iha in postings on his Web site for breaking up the band.

After the breakup, Corgan and Chamberlin put together the rock quintet Zwan, which imploded in 2003 after only one album.

"TheFutureEmbrace" is set for release Tuesday.

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Saturday, May 21st, 2005

Time:11:41 am.
Mood: relieved.

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Monday, April 18th, 2005

Subject:laugh at the weiner
Time:5:45 pm.
Mood: tired.
today was another f-unit grand joke day in which we had three t-shirt designs:
8 out of ten students can't reduce fractions (chris)
taks = fun! (myself, dan, emad, sam)
taks > learning (stevo)

when put together in succession... it makes a cock

people found it quite humorous, although we looked like gits if we weren't together... ho, ho ho

called into work and lied, saying i was sick - for the first time in my entire 2+ years there

sick of their bullshit! ooh... gunna find a new job as a waiter i think
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Monday, March 28th, 2005

Time:8:15 pm.
Mood: content.

my prom tux. oh yeah.
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Saturday, March 26th, 2005

Time:1:00 am.
Mood: drained.
man, i am tired. my life is very sleep-school-run-work-repeat.

a few updates... i am definitely attending ut next year doing economics and livin at this bitchin' shack with mr chris marco. will be a killer time, i'm hopin. looks like stevo and dan will be there too, possibly at the castilian? will find out in a week or so.

it's so awesome that school is gettin out so soon. senior year has just brushed by but i feel like i've learned so much about myself and grown up so much too (those who saw the wedgie i got on thursday may disagree). sure i've been an asshole here and there but who hasn't. you'll find that a lot of people who call you a jerk are in fact bigger jerks than you. so despite my occasional wankery, i think i'm a bit of a more easy going guy now.

work is life at the moment - 33 hours this week! weds thru sunday it looks like. i'm being promoted to manager in the next few months or so...very cool. i'm gunna try to transfer to chipotle in austin when i move. working a lot makes life easier... there's just less stress cos i'm always tired or always working. i also took up running in order to get in shape. that's really nice.

i'm not as bummed as i used to be, i don't think, despite my three best friends having girlfriends and being the 7th wheel. sometimes it's cool though, they're really nice about it. when we go to college they'll all be single anyways ;)
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Monday, January 31st, 2005

Time:5:42 pm.
apollo 18 / january 29 2005Collapse )
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Sunday, December 26th, 2004

Time:4:58 pm.
what i saw this morning...Collapse )
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Time:3:46 pm.
well i'm in england at my aunt's house near blackpool (northwest england) and i figured i'd start updating more with pictures that i have taken/will take with my new digital camera. i think pictures in journals are better than words, so i'm going to try and do that from now on! all right.

christmas day and snow and stuff!Collapse )

more in next post!

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004

Time:1:17 am.
so it's been a hella long time since i updated, but this is appropriate
yearly survey...Collapse )
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Sunday, August 29th, 2004

Time:11:17 pm.
recently has been fun
started back at school, which sucked initially but now is almost to the point of kicking ass

i'm a an ap student assistant, which is badass, because the aps are fun people lol
i got my gold(!) check card in the mail a couple days ago and managed to void it within 20 minutes by rubbing alcohol on the back of it... cos i smudged the signature thing... and it rubbed off so i'm getting another one which means economic freedom for mee!! yay

doin 17 hours a week at boston now, 3 days... it's pretty tight really, except today i managed to drive off some customers but... his girlfriend was a bitch so who cares

friday night went to football game against taylor with chris and charlotte and dan to support STEVE-0 and bizzetz... they lost and steve-0 bust his leg so chris and i bought him a pie, for which he was eternally grateful. and then dan walked in on steve-0 naked, which was teh funnyh oh and i rode in steve-0s trunk while him and his girlfriend drove to charlotte's house and then they got out and he told her to close her eyes and he opened the drunk and there i am and i'm like 'sup' and she's just speechless
so i jumped out and went "wuaah!" in the way only i can and that was that

oh yeah had fun at bungo's party last night... thanks for ash for drivin me home
nothing's weirder than being around a bunch of people who have known you for years yet you can't talk to
meeting new people is fun though, and being slightly drunk while doing it is even... funner <-not a word

been listening to a ridiculous amount of pumpkins recently, which is good because pearl jam needed a breather. i say this as i listen to all those yesterdays... like that makes sense, haha

gotta read 200 pages of some book by tuesday adios!
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Monday, August 9th, 2004

Time:9:55 pm.
sunday night was interesting

well, shitCollapse )
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Thursday, August 5th, 2004

Time:1:49 pm.

enter senior year.

had to drop comparative government in order to fit eco ap, that sucks. so my schedule as follows

english iv ap - leclerc
calculus bc ap - lyge
art ii sculpting - rawlings
government ap/eco ap - collins and dunno
human geography ap - wurst
chemistry ii ap - newsom

sounds like it'll be fun - lots of people i know in my english, government, geography and chemistry classes.
senior year! woo! and our parking stickers are ROUND.

i'm currently taking a week off from working at boston market willowbrook... worked 6 days a week all summer so i think it's time for a break. only gunna work 3 days a week during the school year tho, hehe.
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Sunday, March 28th, 2004

Subject:all you have is nooowwwww
Time:11:04 pm.
Mood: content.
my god, does anyone ever sit down and realize how good yoshimi is? wow. i am amazed, once again! fabulous album.

today i did lots of stuff! i woke up and did my laundry and wasn't as hoarse as i have been recently, so that was good. then i sat around and ate lunch, and then sam came and picked me and chuck up and we all went to the apple store cos chuck's computer needed fixing. or something. so marveled at the fact that there are 2 starbucks in the galleria and ate lunch at ninfa's. jordan called, saying she was going to memorial city and i figured i'd go too cos i wanted to go to express with her, so i got the guys to drop me off there and then i waited for jordan and mallory and mallory's mom to get there.
i walked around. for a long time.
and then this girl comes up to me and says
"have you ever considered a career in modeling?"
".......*pause*..... would you like to?"
"um.....*pause*, *ponder*.... not really. thanks though!" and then i walked off.
so i got $80 out of the bank.
and then jordan and co showed up and she was like "why didn't you say yes?! you should have said yes" so we decided that if we saw them again she was gunna tell them yes for me. and then they walked past us. but we didn't say anything.

went to express, bought two sexy man shirts.

found girls again. jordan says "he wants to be a model" i say "no, you want me to be a model" and then arguing ensued and we made a deal that we were BOTH gunna get our picture taken and sent off the people. so that was funny.

picked up a cool sweater in fossil and a pair of flip flops courtesy of mallory's mom in american eagle. me? american eagle? wtf... they're cool though.

came back, went to chili's with my parents, then went and picked up sommer, took her to her parents' house, to her apartment, to fuddruckers, then to her apartment again. whatever. weiird...

i am glad that i am friends with natalie again. i am glad i'm friends with all the people i'm friends with. you all mean a lot to me, really.
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Friday, January 23rd, 2004

Time:12:03 am.
Mood: cheerful.
as all of you know...

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Sunday, January 11th, 2004

Time:10:38 pm.
Mood: excited.

done with vienna.


ps got a new cell number, IM me for it
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Friday, January 2nd, 2004

Subject:LUBE UP!
Time:12:00 am.
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Thursday, January 1st, 2004

Time:12:00 pm.
Mood:hung over.
austin was funn - we brought back mike - "mike, come to houston with us" "ok"

new years was fun

spent it with lizzie :D and had a lot of fun, it was great

mmmmmm then i went to david's and drank a lotttt and hung out with lauren and josh and mike and david and jacob and chloe and ananth and carrie and lora and evey and a bunch of other people and stayed up until 7am
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Tuesday, December 30th, 2003

Subject:doo doo doo
Time:12:19 am.
Mood: complacent.

:: how jedi are you? ::

i told you i was a jedi, fuckers!

i'm turning in my 2 weeks notice tomorrow. going back to boston market. stress free job, cool people (imran!), and no people from school hanging out there. yaaay... maybe i'll return to normal again. i really hope so. i'm sick of being depressed and unhappy all the time. 4 months is ENOUGH! i don't want to write about that now but i've been having some serious problems recently.

in other news, i went out to lunch with lizzie today and she was a lot of fun. i hadn't seen her in a long time and since we've been talking a whoooole lot recently, it was good to see her. she's a really cool chick.

i had work, which didn't suck. i am amazed.
today and yesterday, 'denrae' got together to play - denrae is me, bassam, and chuck. it's really fucking awesome and i'm glad to be in a music-making environment again. it's very liberating. we're playing the borders in stafford on the 16th.

imran and i are off to austin tomorrow, but we'll probably be back for new years. if anyone wants to do something, gimme a holla.
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Thursday, December 25th, 2003

Time:6:23 pm.
yay, christmas!

now i tell you what i gotCollapse )
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Wednesday, December 24th, 2003

Time:9:40 pm.
</td><td valign="top">You are a geek. Good for you! Considering the endless complexity of the universe, as well as whatever discipline you happen to be most interested in, you'll never be bored as long as you have a good book store, a net connection, and thousands of dollars worth of expensive equipment. Assuming you're a technical geek, you'll be able to afford it, too. If you're not a technical geek, you're geek enough to mate with a technical geek and thereby get the needed dough. Dating tip: Don't date a geek of the same persuasion as you. You'll constantly try to out-geek the other.</td></tr>
You are 51% geek

Take the Polygeek Quiz at Thudfactor.com

i can't believe imran beat me
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