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Topic: 7 skies h3

Skull on the brain

No need to build a Halloween playlist this year.

So you may have heard that The Flaming Lips recently recorded a 24-hour song. Per Wayne Coyne’s promise of a Halloween release date, that song is now available for listening (assuming you are the lucky 999th listener) at flaminglipstwentyfourhoursong.com/. I can tell you right now that the first six or so minutes are pretty wobbling and eerie, and also that I intend to live-blog this thing, titled “7 Skies H3,” all Halloween workday long.

Check back throughout the day as I attempt to at least carve out a third or so of this thing. Feel free to tweet me your thoughts at @okmattcarney, and we can get a little discussion going.

Also, for those of great fortune looking to blow an extra $5,000 on a collector’s item, you can purchase — via PayPal — The Flaming Lips 24-Hour Song Skull™, which is encased in an ACTUAL HUMAN SKULL, thanks to the services of Oklahoma City’s own Skulls Unlimited. Wayne Coyne has assured the public that this is perfectly legal, and also pretty bizarre.

Also, Wayne recently told Pitchfork that the Lips have a laundry list of artists they’re currently either recording with (via email) or talking about recording with that includes Deerhoof, No Age (No Age!), Stars, Death Cab for Cutie, and Nick Cave (Nick Cave!). I think a No Age-Lips EP would absolutely just split my brains out all over the floor.

Anyhoo, live-blogging begins now:

9:40 a.m.: The track begins with a gentle keyboard and short-circuiting guitar ambling around an overhanging haze of synth aura, with little, muted drums plodding along behind.

10:39 a.m.: It was much of the same for the first hour, each instrument growing steadily louder in volume.

11:11 a.m.: Aaaand my Internet connection was interrupted. I am currently listener #1,000. Balls.
by Matt Carney 10.31.2011 2 years ago
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Ono? Oh, yes!

The Flaming Lips’ annual New Year’s Freakout sparks with changes: a new venue, two nights and special guest Yoko Ono.


Music

Becky Carman
The Flaming Lips with Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band and more
8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
Coca-Cola Bricktown Events Center
425 E. California
ticketstorm.com
866-966-1777
$100 per night, $150 both nights

 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The not-so-soft bulletin


CFN

Gazette staff
While Oklahoma City’s own Flaming Lips made some headlines last fall by releasing a 24-hour-long song, the current issue of Wired magazine isn’t so impressed — even if the track was released, in part, inside an actual human skull.
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
 
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