Saturday, November 8, 2008

Smashing Pumpkins, "Rocket"

As you know if you've been reading this blog, I think the Smashing Pumpkins suck. However, before they started to suck, they made one really great album which can easily bring me back to 1993, a good year for DT.

Smack dab in the middle of the album is this song, and the build from 1:50 to 2:45 (or so) is one of the highlights. Enjoy some real music for the weekend... however, don't watch the video too closely... way too many close-ups of bandmembers trying to look blissed out and spacey.


dowdyism said...

Mayonaise was always the track that did it for me, followed by this one. Very nice!

Dinosaur Trader said...

Yeah, Mayonnaise is good too... I like the whole album except for Disarm.

I picked up that Pitchfork 500 book. It's interesting, you may like it.


Complacent Panda said...

When I listen to their other stuff, I never understand how Corgan and the Pumpkins managed to create such an overall good album. Yeah, they have 1972 (I like it), Zero, Rat in a Cage (not sure the exact name), Drown (has a crazy 5 minute instrumental/solo-esque part), and their first album Gish (I like it at times). But some of their shit was exactly that, shit. Actually most of it was. For instance, have you read Billy Corgan's book of poetry? It was a piece of utter shit. The new album is not much better (I bought it but haven't listened through it more than once, if that).

In any case, Hummer was probably my favorite song on Siamese Dream.

Rudy said...

I enjoy your blog very much. However, can you elaborate on the money management method you employ when managing a trade? For example: (1) % capital risk per trade, (2) Setting of initial stop, (3) Moving stop to b/e, (3) Banking some profits, (4) Letting profits run.

Thanks, Ralph

Dinosaur Trader said...


That'd be really difficult for me to do in the same way that say, HCPG does it. I don't really have set rules, nor do I consistently risk the same amount on a trade, use some metric for setting stops or use targets for profit taking.

My style has changed drastically in the last few months. No doubt I need to write a post soon explaining the change.

Thanks for reading and hopefully I'll be able to clarify my trading soon.