Billy Corgan Featured Poet: Four poems online by Billy Corgan from Blinking With Fists, Around the Maypole, The River Runs Foul, Blinking With Fists (and other. As lyric poems, however, without the support of a band, it’s just totally high school , totally amateur, totally naive, and not in the good way. Blinking with Fists. dum dum dum mmmbbbbbbbbbb!!! hello friends, neighbors, lovers, poets to be, cloaked agents of nothing, and sinners all, .

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I tried to consider that when reading reviews and while reading the poems themselves. It is his amazing powers of speech that beckoned me to tear through the book three times end after end look for a whisper of that same voice in the words printed before me.

Corgan is the vocalist and lead guitarist for alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins, who are known for their complex, fista style, and Corgan’s distinctive vocals and guitar solos.

I got to see the Metallica movie the other night by my lonesome, and seeing the band work and their confusion and passion and heartache and whatever else was in there took me back to a simpler time of listening to “fade to black” on a shit boombox and pulling a 17 year old thru the gloom as he watched his grandma die The Best Metal of Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

But what the hell was up with this book? The Boinking of Melbourne. Long admired for his evocative songwriting, Corgan embarks on a deeper exploration of literary terrain as a poet. P Okay, SO here is cofgan little rant of mine.

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Unfortunately, I didn’t find that genius in this book. Billy Corgan US publication date: I am a fan of his music both old and new, he does have talent blinkijg.

I had a lot of expectation when purchasing this book and it just didn’t make as much of an impact, or any impact at all, to me as I foretold it to.


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May 29, Cfsingers rated it liked it Recommends it for: Didn’t like it is probably the understatement of the decade. The “title” poem is darn good, and “See Saw Swam” is an intriguing exercise in language. After releasing a solo album and a collection of poetry, Corgan reformed The Smashing Pumpkins with Chamberlin in View all 4 comments. I was disappointed to find myself so disappointed. Your ancestors, when hollowed out by hungers Climbed over oceans to get here They figured you might need to know someday That nothing changes but the rules of man against God.

Take “Siva” or “I Am One” for instance–they sound phenomenal but don’t say a whole lot. There are a few poems that were great but nothing that really blew my mind like some of his lyrics have done. Alan Moulder, my good friend and noted rock and roll legend, is set to mix starting on Sept. This page was last edited on 5 Aprilat You’ve disappointed me, Billy.

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Corgan can do much better than this. He makes revolutionary, virtuoso-like decisions, such as the half-page spillage-paragraph of words which he calls “a bunch of words. Don’t let me down!

The hit poetry collection from the creative force behind The Smashing Pumpkins Having risen to fame during the grunge era in the early nineties, Billy Corgan is among the most respected figures of the alternative rock world—a visionary artist who, more than a decade later, still commands a devoted following. And generally I think the answer is quite well. Language English View all editions Prev Next edition 2 of 3.

Without the music and other people buoying his words, corgn can conclude that something is lacking here.

So, let me start by saying that I am a huge Smashing Pumpkins nerd. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It challenged me on my previous thoug More widely known as the singer from The Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Corgan’s Blinking with Fists proves that his talent is not restricted to performance in vocals.


The poems did not rhyme, and sounded sophomoric and that they were the poorly put together thoughts of a angst ridden girl whose parents did not understand how deep and complicated she I could not even finish this book because reading it made me cringe and want to go ‘ Oh Billy’ out loud to my self in a sad voice. Focus your energy in your music and writing and come up with some good ol’ angsty Billy stuff!

But there are moments of striking skill with words and stunning and original images peppered throughout. Man, someday, I hope I get to exchange some of mine with some of his. Not to mention poetry books are ridiculously expensive. I see that ex-zwan people are running their mouths again AND if he does a book signing I will lie, cheat and manipulate my way out of work that day!

Login to add to list. If after reading a poem several times you still have no idea what the poem means or even how the words fit together, it is not a good poem. Still, this book rides on the curiosity factor, the same thing that makes people buy books of poetry from Jewel or Tupac, unoriginal books that thousands of us could write.

Billy Corgan is also writing a novel My warning flag should have been the publishing date: But there are moments of striking skill with words and stunning and original i I’ve never classed myself as a huge fan of the Smashing Pumpkins, but what does appeal to me most on the albums I own is their lyrics and sense of storytelling within the songs.

Rocker Corgan offers rare moments of vulnerability steeped in his unique brilliance: There are some fantastic moments in these guys’ poems, but that’s about all.