Mi piace la musica

This is so adorable, I just had to share it with everyone. Especially for you 😉

Move over Jason Donovan 😛

I was in love with this man.

Eternal devotion I swore to him.

This man is none other than Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins.

The first time I heard about his music was about in 1997 when staying up late and I caught the music clip, Tonight Tonight.

The video was surreal, with the set like 1920’s science fiction show and it was really engrossing to watch. At the time, it was a refreshing change to watching the typical music clips.

But what really snagged me about the song was the stringed instruments in the background. It just emotionally tugs your heart and I cant help but to be completely enthralled by it.

I borrowed the Mellon Collie and the infinite sadness cd from my then classmate, Fazna and poured over every song that there is in there.

The whole cd is a complete treat! It starts off with a gentle and soothing piano recital in ‘Mellon Collie and the infinite sadness’ (apart from guitar, Billy Corgan plays the piano too) to the more alternative rock sounds of ‘Zero‘.

After weeks and weeks of borrowing Fazna’s cd, I decided to purchase the cd for my own. My very first music cd. Considering then, that I was a schoolgirl with no job, that was one of my more expensive purchase. But never did I regretted it, as I listened to the cd day by day.

There is a vast mix of different type of sounds, from harder metallic sounds like ‘X.Y.U‘ and ‘Tales of a scorched earth’ and the nostalgic sounds of ‘1979‘ All of them with an amazing harmonic blend of rifts and bass.

I believe that Billy Corgan has a romantic soul

Who can not fall in love with ‘By starlight’?

by starlight i’ll kiss you
and promise to be your one and only
i’ll make you feel happy
and leave you to be lost in mine

Or the lush and haunting ‘Beautiful’

Don’t let your life wrap up around you
Don’t forget to call, whenever
I’ll be here just waiting for you
I’ll be under your stars forever
Neither here nor there just right beside you
I’ll be under the stairs forever
Neither here nor there just right beside you

The lyrics to ‘Porcelina of the vast oceans‘ is amazing

As far as you take me, that’s where I believe
The realm of soft delusions, floating on the leaves
On a distant shoreline, she waves her arms to me
As all the thought police, and closing in for sleep

Its just wonderful.

One of my favourites would be ‘mayonaise‘ from the album Siamese Dream. It starts off lush and soft and then slowly goes to its guitar rift. And he starts with

Fool enough to almost be it
Cool enough to not quite see it
Doomed
Pick your pockets full of sorrow
And run away with me tomorrow
June

We’ll try and ease the pain
But somehow we’ll feel the same
Well, no one knows
Where our secrets go

It might sound silly, but I felt a closeness to all of his songs. It was as if he was relating to me. Like he understood what I was going through in my turmoil filled teenage life.

The music totally changed when the band produced the following album ‘Ava Adore’ and hasnt quite been the same since. But to me, Mellon collie will always be one of the best albums ever produced.

Today is the greatest day I’ve ever known …

3 thoughts on “Mi piace la musica”

  1. Hey there…I used to and still enjoy the songs…Jason Donavan or Kermit…but gotta admit Kermit is much much cuter than Jason Donavan…haha…

  2. Sexyinred – Oooh yes, who else can beat that that cute and adorable green froggie 😉 I’m really surprised at how much I enjoyed this song 🙂

    Red – Smashing pumpkins were really awesome during their MCIS stage. Tonight tonight will go down as a classic 😀

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