Happy Birthday, Billy

Today happens to be the happy day wherein we all don one of a million shades of green, go to Irish pubs, and drink copious amounts of green beer, but did you know it’s also a rather important gentleman’s birthday? He’s the sometimes cranky, oft-brilliant leader of one of the most important bands from the 90s.

I can still remember how vital the Smashing Pumpkins were in my formative musical years, and when I close my eyes I can see that video for the song “1979” that so epitomizes my high school years (totally just dated myself). Regardless of how you might feel about them and him these days, I think most of us can agree that Smashing Pumpkins helped define the 90s, musically speaking. We celebrate his multitude of musical achievements (and his super-shiny scalp) today, and raise a glass of green as we wish Billy Corgan a very, very Happy Birthday.

Top’o’the morning to you, Billy.

mp3: Zero (Smashing Pumpkins from Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness)


  1. I'll Raise a glass to Billy Corgan, and I am there with you on the "1979" video.


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