Glastonbury Festival 2013 - Day 4

A post on the Smashing Pumpkins website offers an update on Billy Corgan’s new “spiritual memoir” God Is Everywhere From Here To There. Here’s the whole of it:

Hello friends, a short status update on my book-in-progress, ’GOD IS EVERYWHERE FROM HERE TO THERE.’

A few days prior I crossed the 200,000 word threshold, convinced that the midway point of said opus had been reached. But this was not so, as only 5 of 12 intended sections have been covered. Had I forgotten to count? No, it was just that section 5 was so long and intense an experience to spin-out that it *felt like a conclusion of sorts. So all this means is that I’m only a few weeks behind, and intend to make the correct (and anticipated) announcement 4 weeks hence.

General indications are that the book will eventually clock in at a half million words. Too many I say; but sadly, never enough.

W.P.C.

The post also includes a recording of Corgan’s appearance on The Big Questions, a podcast run by The Highland Park News, the local newspaper for which Corgan recently served as guest editor. He discusses his memoir as well as the two upcoming Pumpkins records, his infamous cat photo, Twitter, and lots of stuff that’s probably only relevant to residents of Highland Park, Illinois. Listen below.

[Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images.]

Comments (11)
  1. I can’t believe I am going to buy a book called “GOD IS EVERYWHERE FROM HERE TO THERE”

  2. As a frame of reference, half a million words would be over twice as long as Moby Dick, which has somewhere around 210,000 words

  3. WPC sounds like a jerk.

  4. It would be foolhardy to expect brevity from the man responsible for Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.

  5. Wow Stereogum. ”He discusses his memoir as well as the two upcoming Pumpkins records, his infamous cat photo, Twitter, and lots of stuff that’s probably only relevant to residents of Highland Park, Illinois.’
    What kind of condescending stuff is that? Many of the 90′s alternative rock kings/queens haven’t branched out in other venues like Corgan. Bill runs his own tea shop, wrestling league, is incredibly prolific, supports animal charities, ect. Maybe it’s wise to run awesome stuff like that favorably in your blog columns? Just a thought. Anyway thanks for the news.

  6. Chris Deville, no hard feelin’s. Also, there’s this super cool thing Billy’s done recently. You guys should run it if you havn’t already.
    http://www.nme.com/news/smashing-pumpkins/78026

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