"A denim jacket I haven't worn since March..." - The Trouble With Sweeney.
We think it is worth noting the digital release of the Smashing Pumpkins catalog, which we just breezed through over at ITunes and discussed a little on ILM today. It is really a monumental amount of music, and more of it is good than you can really expect from one band. Even if you draw the line at Siamese Dream, as many do -- no, screw that -- even if you draw the line at Gish, their first proper full length, you are left with a lot of great music. Our favorite number from that joint is "Snail," followed closely on by "Rhinocerous" and "Tristessa." Those songs equate to springtime for us. So it is nice that Corgan et al. have obliged us with today's release. It wasn't really until the spring of '93 that Gish really sunk in for us, despite the best efforts of Woods, who bought that shizzing (on cassette) shortly after Caroline released it in 1991. Anyhow, we plunked down a half dozen dollars (including shipping) for a used copy of Gish this morning, so it will be springtime here in Cambridge soon enough.
That is all.