Flaming Lips

  • Thu
    Nov 06
    9:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Sun
    Nov 09
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

the walrii live

the singer/songwriter al stewart said of his song "terminal eyes," that it wouldn't have existed if not for the musical concepts in the beatles' "i am the walrus." he specifically mentioned the rhythmical vocal lines, drums, rhythmic string section, psychedelic imagery of the lyrics, and multi-instrumental musical complexities...

i agree, but he's not the only one.

beatles walrusfirst of all, for being a weird, psychedelic anthem, the song has been covered by artists ranging from bono, jim carrey, spooky tooth, and (just released last week) al di meola.

and perhaps more significantly, the song has influenced several generations of artists, from the flaming lips, tame impala, the secret machines, ratatat, and even luddite alexander (from edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros).

  • Thu
    Jan 16
    9:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jan 19
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

new music from old folks from 2013

there was a lot of great new music released in 2013. lots of new artists, and plenty of old artists as well, all released new music.

flaming lipsbelieve it or not, the flaming lips [left] were formed 30 years ago, so they're practically a classic-rock band. their album "the terror" is a new direction of their psychedelic style.

creedence clearwater's john fogerty's "wrote a song for everyone" is a collaboration with other artists, playing some of fogerty's classic songs with him. it shows how fresh his music was and is.

there was some outstanding new music by david bowiepaul mccartney, pearl jam, eric clapton, and the seemingly immortal todd rundgren.

  • Thu
    Jan 09
    9:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jan 12
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

the best of the rest of last year's best

this week: the rest of the best of 2012.

if you haven't already heard, be sure to hear: authentic emo from john grant (in which his r-rated "gmf" is magically transformed into pg-13's "greatest living creature"), what can only be called uniqueness from the flaming lips, classic harmonies from the lone bellow, the acapella voices of pentatonix, the accoustic and screaming guitars of buckethead, and the very real and profound voice of lorde.

daft punkand the cd of the year (i know i said last week that it was snoop lion's reggae cd "reincarnation") is the technological funk mixes of daft punk's "random access memories." [pictured] 

or maybe the cd of the year was arcade fire's "reflektor." or perhaps vampire weekend's "modern vampires of the city." or maybe...i'll continue this next week.

here's what you'll hear.

  • Thu
    Jul 18
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jul 21
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

off the wall

flaming lipsthis week's music is all off the wall.

you will laugh, you will chortle, you will spit your coffee out on your radio or keyboard...

the flaming lips, lothar & the hand people, bjork, and the arrogant worms [from "jesus' brother bob"]:

I have to pay the ferry to cross the Galilee.
But not my brother; no not him; he walks across for free.
I finally get to work about a quarter after nine
And he's already turning water into wine.

Jesus' brother Bob, Jesus' brother Bob
A nobody relative of the son of God
If only I'd been born just a little sooner
I'd be more than the brother of God Junior.