Original Smashing Pumpkins bass player D’Arcy Wretzky unexpectedly called in to Q101 on their request line to ask about an upcoming Davy Jones show and to find out the name of the band who sings “Panic Switch.”
What you are about to hear is the unedited phone call. Edited versions of this have aired on Q101. Remember that this is merely a phone call; NOT an interview.
She sounds quirky and goofy, but not nearly as fucked up as Billy Corgan has made her out to be. She sounds pretty happy, actually.
Ethical question: are radio stations allowed to broadcast “personal” conversations from a request line? I’m sure it’s legal, but is it right? By the way, I recognize that by passing this along I am complicit in the breech of ethics (if that’s what this is). What do you think? It feels a little wrong to be hearing this.