I have been known to start, then abandon projects… or have a great idea that fizzles out before completion. It happens.
This time though, I can report that I have completed a project. A big one.
Over a year ago I had an idea to collect all the live versions of The Smashing Pumpkins song “Gossamer” that I could find on Internet Archive. “Gossamer” is a song that The Smashing Pumpkins performed live from 2007 – 2013 while on tour, but it was never recorded for any album. It is a long jam spun around a song allowing for lots of soloing. Here is the post that I wrote when I decide to do the project, including a link to the first YouTube post.
Since I posted the first one (which to date has amassed 111 views, literally nothing in todays “it went viral” world, but I am still proud of) I have posted 17 more. The collection is now complete.
Along the way the software I was using to make the videos stopped working and I had to buy new software and learn it all over again. I briefly misplaced ALL the files and thought the project was dead (spoiler alert… I found them again and made double backups) but I am pleased to announce that I have actually finished.
18 separate videos totaling 54 individual songs. Each video is about an hour long and has 3 songs each. It was a labor of love and I’m really glad to have seen it through to the end, finally. I even listen to some of them once in a while. The song is so good I’m still not burned out in it. So, now that the project is complete, I’ll post all the links here.
Part 1 https://youtu.be/0tMt3UHI8jE
Part 2 https://youtu.be/NQLonBXJbsQ
Part 3 https://youtu.be/CCSciGC2gFk
Part 4 https://youtu.be/m1BtptsFkt4
Part 5 https://youtu.be/NnMCOI_n9XY
Part 6 https://youtu.be/Syztg3TNg0s
Part 7 https://youtu.be/5nS9-lhDtWw
Part 8 https://youtu.be/JimfulJtdk4
Part 9 https://youtu.be/WPz1dChvehY
Part 10 https://youtu.be/GvADfHdgckY
Part 11 https://youtu.be/zq47tRJKCKo
Part 12 https://youtu.be/HRaQ08LcmjM
Part 13 https://youtu.be/V21XLfIF7H0
Part 14 https://youtu.be/2W5fMZlJmO4
Part 15 https://youtu.be/CqsoQfMvOiY
Part 16 https://youtu.be/Dxjpoi2tVcU
Part 17 https://youtu.be/Xdx0EMRVt5U
Part 18 https://youtu.be/QbTYWJD9RCs
Still love the song.
Check it out!