One of the great Smashing Pumpkins fan sites Hipsters United updated today they are changing how they run the site:
After today, we will no longer be updating the Hipsters United blog.
HipstersUnited.com will continue to exist as a portal archiving our old posts. New podcasts may be posted intermittently, and the HU Twitter account will remain a voice for the site, but Hipsters United will no longer be committed to coverage of Smashing Pumpkins ‘news’ on a continuous basis. The@PumpkinsNews Twitter account will accordingly be deleted, as will our Facebook page.
You can read the full post here.
As a fellow fan site we know the time it takes to constantly report on the news and even visitors to our website would notice we only update now during more frequent times of relevant news.
Social media has allowed us all to get information about the Smashing Pumpkins as it happens from various sources and even the band themselves, websites like ours, Hipsters United and others will one day be more of a ‘catalogue’ of past events.
We want to say a massive thank you to Hipsters United, they took reporting on and defending the Smashing Pumpkins to a new level with all fan websites and are glad they aren’t going away for good, it’s a change and change is good.
The Smashing Pumpkins’ official Facebook page offered a sneak peek into the band’s archives tonight by posting a picture of an “about to be transferred” 4-track casette tape from the “Gish/Siamese era.” According to the post, over 60 such tapes have already been transferred, presumably for the purpose of identifying material to be released over the next couple of years.
The tracklist on the tape, written in Billy Corgan’s distinctive handwriting, consists of:
Taken from Hipsters United: Pumpkins offer glimpse into the archives
Billy Corgan uses his Facebook account to solicit acoustic requests for tonight’s show in New Mexico, reveal that The Sacred and Profane and Jennifer Ever have been recently rehearsed, good-naturedly joke about never again playing songs written (Mayonaise) or performed (Zeitgeist) by former bandmates.
via Hipsters United