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HU Podcast #1: Presets Squabble, Virgin Lawsuit, and More 9:32 pm // Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Posted by chris in advertising, australia, billy corgan, legal, linda strawberry, lisa harriton, mexico, podcast, the presets, tour.
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podcast logoAs previously alluded to, my name is Chris, and I am here to announce the latest addition to the HU universe: the HU Podcast. Each episode, the distinguished panel and myself will discuss the latest news and rumors surrounding the Smashing Pumpkins. While the blog is a great way to get information out quickly, I hope that the podcast will allow us to go a little deeper into the news and share our opinions on the events of the week. See the end of this post to find out how you can become a part of the show.

Until we are listed in the iTunes Music Store, you can subscribe to the podcast through iTunes or your podcatcher of choice using the following link: http://www.hipstersunited.com/blog/podcast/rss.xml.

This week’s topics:

Panelists
-Chris, Jason, Jill, and Andrew

News
-Billy Corgan vs. The Presets, the feud that never was (9:54)


-Lisa Harriton interview in Keyboard Magazine (9:34)


-Linda Strawberry covers W.P. in an attempt to become Miss Hooker 2008
-The final leg of the Spring tour begins

Tour Roundup
-Mexico City, MX April 12, 2008

In-Depth Discussion
-Billy sues Virgin Records (20:38)


Song of the Week
-Cherub Rock August 14, 1993

Listen to the whole show (1:03:42)



(download)

Note: Due to technical difficulties, we had problems keeping Andrew on the line for the show and the last 5 minutes of the Virgin lawsuit discussion were lost. Each show we will strive to improve our audio and connection quality to bring you the most informative and entertaining show we can.

Have a topic you want us to discuss? A suggestion for improvement? Want to gripe about the length, audio quality, or sound of our voices? We’re always looking for feedback. Contact Us or leave comments in this post. Responders who leave their real first name and location may even hear their comments on the air.

Wake Up with Billy 4:36 pm // Monday, April 14, 2008

Posted by apm in advertising, billy corgan, news.
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As mentioned here last month, the Smashing Pumpkins are taking part in the “Body By Milk” ad campaign. They made their debut today as the latest featured artist of the month at the Body By Milk website. Included at the website are the usual MP3 (Bring the Light, Starz, Tarantula) and desktop wallpaper downloads. But also included is a “Wake Up Call” feature where you can sign up yourself (or a friend?) to receive a phone call from The B0lly himself. Amaze your friends!

“Hey! Hey! This is Billy Corgan from The Smashing Pumpkins. Get up and drink some milk. Come listen to us at BodyByMilk.com.”

Also of note: The “The” returns!

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