Don’t know about you, but around here, we’re pretty jazzed about this New Year stuff. So happy, in fact, that we’re going to kick off 2009 with a giveaway!

The latter half of 2008 found Billy Corgan, volatile and eccentric front-man for the Smashing Pumpkins in its various reincarnates, doing what he does best: going apeshit. T-Sides both witnessed this first-hand and read hilarious reports from others.

In a nod to the person responsible for one of the more memorable moments of 2008, and thanks to the release of If It All Goes Wrong, a double-DVD celebrating the reunion and career of the Smashing Pumpkins, T-Sides is giving away two Smashing Pumpkins t-shirts!

What do you have to do to win? Simple. In an e-mail to taylor @ t-sides . com titled “Smashing Pumpkins Contest,” answer one of the following questions:

1. Why do you love Billy Corgan?
2. Why do you hate Billy Corgan?

A winner will be selected for each question – feel free to try your hand at both! Just make sure to get your answers in by January 23rd.

If you need some inspiration, check out this preview for If It All Goes Wrong: