Earlier this month, Billy Corgan announced that he’d be giving an eight-hour solo concert, a sort of musical interpretation of Herman Hesse’s novel Siddhartha. He was not bluffing. The show is happening this very minute at Madame Zuzu’s, the Chicago tea house that Corgan owns. The show is all ambient and instrumental, and as I’m writing this, it involves Corgan fiddling with a gigantic bank of electronics. The show is streaming live on YouTube, so you can watch it as it unfolds below.
Just think: If you watch this whole thing, you might not need to read the book.