Pumpkin Season

by Mark Forman on November 11, 2017

I woke up this morning and decided to check Youtube for something interesting before I got out of bed to begin my active day. I saw a live feed of Joe Rogan with guest Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins fame. While I was never a Smashing Pumpkins hardcore fanboi I did like the band, especially in their early days and have always heard much buzz about Billy Corgan being a control freak, etc. I quickly discovered that Billy is very intelligent and articulate-no big surprise but I just had never connected with him via a chat setting. In this case, his comments caused me to reflect on how we are several different people: 1) the person who we see ourselves as; 2)the person others see us as; 3)the person we want people to see.

Rogan is often good and even when he has a guest that doesn't really appeal to me or he voices positions at odds with mind he is intelligent enough and has adequate credibility that I'll consider what's going on for a bit before pressing the off button. In this case I was engaged and felt Corgan was quite interesting until the end although I'm glad I was spared his shape shifting encounter story due to his not wanting to share it "on the record" since he was writing a book and was sharing it there.