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Nathan King
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What does everyone think of the MCIS reissue?
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I think it was solid, but not great.  Maybe my expectations were too high.  I was imagining a somewhat complete song representing most of the snippets in Pistachio Medley and other unreleased tracks.  There were a fair number of unreleased tracks (17 or so-a whole other loong album's worth and I'm complaining) though not as many as I had imagined.  I suppose Billy needs to save some tracks for the re-release of The Aeroplane Flies High (although . . . I was very disappointed to read a few days ago on Crestfallen.com that TAFH re-release may not have unreleased tracks on it.  That would be a huge disappointment for me, but I trust that Billy would give it something special so it's not just the same music as the original with audiophile-only level differences).

I think the unreleased tracks were mostly available on the web years ago too, so I had actually heard most of them already.  I really appreciate a nice commercial release of these though rather than a collection of un-sexy mp3s in a folder.

I want to appreciate the alternate versions and there are a few gems (Barbershop version of Jupiter's Lament really stands out), but many of the alternate versions are too similar to the album versions to get me going.  I suppose Billy is trying to show that some songs don't really change that much from demo to official studio version, while other tracks change wildly.  This is him letting us be a fly on the wall so to speak.  But like I said, I want to like these very similar version a bit more than I actually do.

Another thought I have is I almost want the different sorts of bonus material to be grouped together - I'm sure Billy considered track order on the bonus disc and had some vision, but that's not jumping out to me.  I almost wanted to see all the unreleased tracks grouped together, then the alternate versions of album tracks, and then other stuff that serves more of a demonstration role such as the new Pistachio Medley version or the strings-only version of Tonight.  To me, these represent different listening modes.  I can imagine re-listening to the bonus discs a year from now and being in the mood for just unreleased tracks, so I'd skip through many of the tracks.

Now this is sounding waaay to negative since I really do love the album and all the extras.  Other standouts for me are the XYU version on the bonus disc which is a bit more raw and less rehearsed in a good visceral sense than the album version.  Another is the stripped down version of the normally electronic Eye.

The packaging is very cool, but that's only a curiosity for me since I've never really gotten too off on packaging, or videos or other peripherals - they need to be decent, but beyond that good packaging doesn't add too much for me.  My first instinct with the re-issues is that I wanted them to be of the same type box size etc. so they sort of fit together as the ultimate compendium when it's all done, but I've come more to appreciate that Billy makes each unique reflecting the mood and style of the album (gish cassette mix tape, wondrous cornucopia of MCIS are two of the more obvious examples of stylization of the presentation to work with the album even though when they're all released and set on a table it'll look more like those photos you see occasionally with a table showing all the food an Iranian, Japanese or American family eats in a week rather than a  compact volume-like stack or block).

Not regarding the original album content as much as the extras and presentation I think my favorite so far has been Siamese Dream re-issue, then MCIS then Gish.  It's a fun journey to take over a couple years!  I really hope Billy digs deep into all the great and plentiful unreleased Zwan music (he's talked about continuing the re-issue compaign through Zwan and Billy solo eras.  I'm not familiar at all with what might be unreleased from Billy's solo time except the much-hyped Chicago songs.  I can't imagine Billy producing an album without the cutting room floor ankle-deep in unreleased music, so I'm hopeful. 
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+Aaron Crocco I was just thinking about Smashing Pumpkins today... Thanks for the invite.
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Aaron, have you tried consolidating the other Smashing Pumpkins groups on Google+?  There's at least one other and in my opinion the greater numbers would help keep momentum and participation going.  I can't complain though since you set up this group and it looks like your trying to give it a nudge here and there.
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Does anyone know of a tutorial or information on responsive email design and programming?
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Ever wonder how many DVDs it would take to house the web? What about how tall that stack of DVDs would be? This is one of the best infographics we've created yet! http://www.diverse-technology.com/size-scope-web.cfm#
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looks like network marketers will be in high demand.lol
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Anyone else listen to The Bean Cast with +Bob Knorpp? Great podcast and a great lineup of guest every week. I created a G+ Circle so you can easily follow some of the most recent guests.
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+Bob Knorpp's Beancast Podcasts are great and it is fun being a guest on them too!
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Want to know what still amazes me? Telemarketers still ask to speak to Mr. Coffin even though he's been deceased for 56 years.
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Never tried their meatballs, but I'd give this a shot.
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It's weird to say it but the food at Ikea is pretty damn good. 
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