Billy Corgan at South by Southwest Interactive… live blogged 2:15 pm // Monday, March 12, 2012Posted by susan in billy corgan, interview, news.
I’m going to try to compile all of our Billy Corgan at SXSWi coverage here… as best I can. Bear with me as this post may through go changes throughout the day.
Last night, Corgan appeared at Google’s “Android House” at Lustre Pearl, a well known local bar and music venue. Although he was scheduled to go on there around 5 PM, but judging from tweets made at the event he was on closer to 10 PM CDT. Based on the tweets I’m seeing, Corgan made remarks that were critical of the recording industry and promoted his rediscovered love for the album. He was on the “Google Play” stage, Google Play being the new name for Android Market, which Google is rebranding and rolling out new features for… I’m particularly fascinated by the Google Play Artists’ Hub. UPDATE: Watch Billy’s Sunday night appearance below.
Then today at 1 PM, Billy Corgan was interviewed by Shira Lazar for her “What’s Trending?” show. It streamed live so I know a lot of our readers watched it; feel free to discuss below. There are some choice quotes from Corgan available for your reading pleasure @WhatsTrending; Watch the full interview below.
Next up at 3:30 PM, the main event: Billy Corgan is to be interviewed by Brian Solis as part of an official SXSW panel. The room is already filling up. I’ll try to update this post with any major news items as they occur. I’m making a Twitter list of people at the panel, so follow away!
UPDATE: Oh dear readers, it appears that the panel has concluded and it sounds like this was truly an epic talk… please check out the Twitter list and @HipstersUnited for lots of choice quotes. I’ll try to get some kind of summary together soon, but I’m going out to see some SXSW band action myself tonight.