8:19 pm // Friday, June 22, 2012Posted by susan in postchildren.
“I listen to a lot of classical music lately. I think that as pop music becomes very formula – I say it’s just like a bunch of McDonald’s commercials together – I think the only way that you can write something more beautiful is to engage with more melody. And if you want more melody, well you turn to masters like Beethoven or Mozart because it’s such a high level of melody. So I’m tring to elevate my mind to write a higher level of melody than say, beyond typical pop.” – Billy Corgan, speaking to a Portuguese interviewer in late May