Minneapolis-based electronic musician Mark Mallman this week is performing one continuous song and streaming it live online from the back of a van traveling coast to coast. USA Today's PopCandy featured a story about the crazy adventure, scheduled to end Saturday in Los Angeles.
He's playing a variety of instruments, including a keyboard guitar. Even when he sleeps, he hooks himself up to heart and brain-wave monitors that create sounds that amount to music, he says. He explains more on that in Wired magazine.
He's done these stunts before; this trip is dubbed Marathon IV. Marathon III was a 78-hour live performance two years ago, for which he stayed awake.
Why does he do it? Mallman, prior to the trip, tries to explain it: