The Tumblrification of Jessica Hopper
He was right about Pavement, y’know. Insufferable, self-righteous, whiny, and megalomaniacal as Billy Corgan can be, let’s give him that. It is possible to adore both bands and still regard the notorious, gratuitous Smashing Pumpkins diss on Pavement’s 1994 anti-hit “Range Life” — “I could really give a fuck,” it famously concludes, though the key phrase is the ambivalence of “I/they don’t have no function” — as cheap, snotty, class-bully-masquerading-as-class-clown cruelty, ambitious men who cynically refused to appear ambitious deriding an ambitious man whose band earnestly put out a double album called Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. Cheap, feigned-apathy posturing. A dick move. Clown verse, bro.
Do you think BC ever goes by “Bill Corgan”?
“This is Bill Corgan, from our tri-state office”.