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In which my secret fangirl nature is further revealed [Oct. 8th, 2009|11:00 pm]
Lindsey Kuper

Ketamine at Act IV 2002, featuring Lindsey Kuper

I'm not sure how I managed not to find out about this until now, but it turns out that I'm in an article on the Smashing Pumpkins website about the Act IV project. Following a period of a couple of years from about 1998 to 2000 during which being a Smashing Pumpkins fan was a startlingly important part of my life, I played in a Pumpkins tribute concert in 2001 that, to the surprise of most of us who were involved, ended up becoming sort of a Thing. The show happened again in 2002, and together, the two concerts and the various other stuff we did comprised the Act IV project.

I ought to say something thoughtful and incisive about Act IV, but I don't have to, because in 2003, my sister Maya leadsynth made an audio documentary about Act IV that pretty well captures what it was all about. Happily, both parts of her documentary are now being hosted on the Smashing Pumpkins website and are linked from the aforementioned article.

Oh, yeah, did you know I play music? I play music! In fact, a week from tomorrow, Alex oniugnip and I are playing a show here in Bloomington that will be the first real show I've played in years. I refuse to act blasé about this. In fact, it's earth-shattering enough to make me use Twitter.

(Update: In case you care, in 2011, I wrote more about the aforementioned period from 1998 to 2000 in which being a Smashing Pumpkins fan was a startlingly important part of my life.)

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[User Picture]From: tiggerbone
2009-10-09 06:18 am (UTC)
Cool beans! I wish I could come to the show but my work schedule will be nutty next week. Let me know for your next one though and I'll come see you! :)
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-10-09 02:41 pm (UTC)
I'll definitely let you know about the next one! Maybe (I fervently hope) I'll stop letting years go by in between them.
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From: gorthx
2009-10-09 04:02 pm (UTC)
Dang, you're making me wish I was in Indiana! Wish I could see that show.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-10-09 05:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I imagine it takes a lot to make you wish you were in a place with no mountains whatsoever.
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