You have to love the Internets. Seems this is a new meme going around (someone sent this to me) where I guess the question is(?): Is T Swift my child. Hmm... I'll take the compliment of the comparison here despite the fact that I guess the jokes on me? (and not the lovely and talented Miss Swift) Which becomes a good starting point back into where I left off last time; on notions of image/self-esteem/God/and self-love. But before I do let me express how I continue to be blown away by the number of messages I am receiving regarding these issues. There simply is no end to how many are struggling, and it seems to have some connection to this modern or Digital Age culture we are living in. Where what's real is just as relevant, or so it appears, as to what is constructed, fake or false. Where a real you must negotiate time-space next to the more shiny or dark social media avatar of you, and so on and so forth up the food chain of governments and endless celebrity. Each tier of human life augmented to the point where what you no longer know what, or whom, to believe in; including God. And for those new to the game, it is easiest for me to speak of my own experience. So please consider that I do so as illustration. Take from it as you will... There is NO such person as 'Billy Corgan'. He (BC) does not exist. Or, if he does exist (per these times), he is a creation from my mind to yours, and no different than a cartoon drawing of Batman or Sponge Bob. Trace the route: from 1967 to 1985 I was Bill Corgan, born WPC. My father was known to us as Billy, so he does exist, but the 'Billy' I speak of, the one who made records with SP and appeared on chat shows, was a creation. And I still remember the day around age 18 when I told someone, 'don't call me Bill anymore. I am Billy now...' Now why would I do such a thing? Because Bill, or Little Bill as I was known to the family, was beaten, harassed, broken and discarded over so many years, and in so many separate instances (let's say the number of disassociative events is in the thousands) that he (Bill) was WORTHLESS to me. But Billy Corgan, a construct of my own making, with a different walk, haircut, and...end pt 1
There’s a conspiracy theory going around the Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is actually Taylor Swift’s father. Yeah, really. Photos comparing the two have circulated online, eventually reaching Corgan himself. In a series of long-winded social media posts, Corgan denies the rumors… while also going on a super long existential rant.
Corgan says in the huge rant that while he takes the T-Swift comparison as a compliment, the joke is on him because there is “no such person” as Billy Corgan. A little confused? He tries to explain that "Billy Corgan" doesn't exist because he created him, "no different than a cartoon drawing of Batman or Sponge Bob.”
Corgan concluded the post trying to put “Billy Corgan” to rest once and for all, writing, “You can keep Billy Corgan, he is dead, and he’s there for you to mock and use as you wish.” You can try to make sense of the full posts below. So the takeaway from all this is basically that “Billy Corgan” is not Taylor Swift’s dad… unless you want him to be?