Framed is all about alternative rock--everyone knows that!--so it's with some pleasure that we welcome the great Smashing Pumpkins to our blog this week. The controversial Pumpkins, who've placed five albums in the U.S. Top 10, played their farewell concert in 2000... and then reunited in 2006 to great acclaim and even more success.
This week's video, "Owata," is from their self-released 2009 album, Teargarden By Kaleidyscope. In a word, it's a dull and meandering wrestling video, wrestling being one of Billy Corgan's inexplicable loves. The Pumpkins themselves don't appear in the video--really, a 12-minute short--but it does feature real female wrestlers like Cheerleader Melissa and Shelly Martinez.
The point of the whole thing is, of course, unknowable, but, since we're just here for the captions, no one really cares! Good! So let's enjoy the video and the captions and then vow to take control of our own lives and eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, as we should!
See you next week!
1 - "Don't change the station! This song's about mules!"
2 - "I'll get the money, Dealie! I'll get it!"
3 - "Just hit the one that isn't Gummo, OK?"
4 - "Alright! Now to post on blogs!"
5 - "Secret identity? Me? Big Fat Hand Man? Ridiculous!"
6 - "This is just in case this bag has a penis."
7 - Fun fact! In Hawaiian, "aloha" not only means "hello" and "goodbye," it also means "hello but goodbye," "goodbye, sort of," and "I'm totally ambivalent about this encounter."
8 - "So only the johns who write Framed get a discount?"
9 - "It's Pumpkinhead, not dead after all! And now Corgan will have to pay the ultimate price!"
10 - "Ohmigod! Robert was crushed in a collision with a truck hauling radishes??"
11 - "What's more, our sweet, same-sex love will be recognized in seven states and the District Of Columbia."
12 - "Everyone was right! The 'American Idol Report' is soul-crushing!"