Today is Crestfallen 3rd birthday (sort of). For the past 3 years Crestfallen.com has been reporting the latest Smashing Pumpkins news and has had over 3 million visits.
But where did this all begin? Why Crestfallen? The story starts back in 1998 / 99.
During my senior year of high school me and a friend Ray were in the “audio visual” class (not with D’arcy). During that time we had to do a discography video project. We ended up doing one about the Smashing Pumpkins. My friend really liked the song Crestfallen. So we used that track in our discography.
A few weeks later our last project of the year was to be a music video. So we chose to do one to Crestfallen. A ended up giving Billy a copy of this music video back in 1999 at a SP signing at Virgin Records. When I saw Billy again later that year I asked if he had seen it, or if it had just gone into a pile of stuff, to which he said that it had. So if you want to see that video, Billy is hoarding it. 😉
A few years later my friend was able to obtain the domain Crestfallen.com, which he used to host videos and pretty much run a blog.
As years passed and my friend and I went in and out of contact. But in May 2011 he emailed me asking if I wanted the domain, because he had no interested in renewing it. So originally out of sentiment, I chose to take it, not knowing what I might do with it.