I’ve been a big fan of Oklahoma City, OK’s purveyors of psyechedlic music, The Flaming Lips, for a few years now, and so the last few days have been exciting, as the Lips attempted to break rapper Jay-Z‘s Guiness World Record for most concerts in a 24-hour period. And break it they did, in grand … Continue reading Video Fridays: Flaming Lips’ World Record
Anyone who has been reading Fish & Bicycles for a while will know that I’ve blogged multiple times about my two favorite bands: Wilco and The Flaming Lips. What, then, could be better than the two bands coming together…at least in part?! Not much. Well, until today, it was just one music geek’s dream, but … Continue reading Wilco Meets The Flaming Lips!!!
While I continue to be extremely excited about my latest musical obsession, Portland, Oregon band Menomena, I listened to a song today titled If, by my predominant obsession over the past year or so, The Flaming Lips, and it really caught my attention. As I listened and took in the lyrics, I found myself seriously … Continue reading Lyric of the Day: More Flaming Lips
Ok, I know, I’ve been obsessing on The Flaming Lips here this past week, and I promise I’ll move on to different topics soon, but there’s just no way that I can not reflect on last night’s concert, a concert that was arguably the greatest show I’ve ever seen. Saturday, as Bellinghamsters will recall, was … Continue reading Flaming Lips Finale
Although words can’t fully describe how frickin’ excited I am about having just purchased tickets to see The Flaming Lips at the Malkin Bowl in Vancouver’s Stanley Park, in September… …I think I’ll try anyway. I’m EXTREMELY excited! …um…I think I need the help of Walt Whitman. I’m so EXTREMELY excited that I feel the … Continue reading Video Fridays: The Flaming Lips
A few weeks ago, I wrote about a common phenomenon that I’m sure most people experience, at least occasionally, that of hearing a song and having it stuck in your head for a considerable length of time. And while I was thinking at that time of the melody of a song, for me the same … Continue reading Lyric of the Day: Flaming Lips
So, I’ve been getting into The Flaming Lips, already explained that I’m WAY late to the Lips party, and then a funny thing happened. The first album I chose to explore was 2002’s Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, and it’s weird and wild and very electronic. And then, thanks to Pandora, I discovered that a … Continue reading Video Fridays: The Flaming Lips
Check this out. As I was writing my last post, I received an email from a friend of mine who was writing from San Francisco, he didn’t know what I was writing about, and he reports to me that he’s going to a Flaming Lips show that evening. How weird is that? Later Update: I … Continue reading Flaming Lips update
Consider me skeptical. Pitchfork reports that the band The Flaming Lips is working on a song-by-song reinterpretation of Pink Floyd’s 1973 classic Dark Side of the Moon. In an embarrassing disclosure, I don’t know the music of The Flaming Lips, a critically acclaimed group that’s been around for over 25 years, nor am I familiar … Continue reading Pink Flaming Floyd Lips
As mentioned Wednesday, I’m bound for Vancouver on Sunday to see the weird, the wonderful, the wacky Flaming Lips. And so, to celebrate this auspicious occasion, to celebrate the weekend, and to celebrate the end of 12-straight days at work, at the risk of Lips overkill here at Fish & Bicycles, I really can’t think … Continue reading Video Fridays: Lips Mania!