Tag Archives: The Flaming Lips

1, 2, 3, 4 Songs

4/4 is the basic rock beat.  It’s simple and primal.  There’s nothing sophisticated about it.  You can do it slow or fast.  AC/DC are masters of it.  Hearing both Dee Dee Ramone and Bruce Springsteen count off  in concert is one of the most thrilling things I’ve ever heard in my life. So in honor […]

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Halloween New Music Friday

While it’s hard to beat “Monster Mash”, “Thriller”, “Ghostbusters” or anything by Danny Elfman as the ultimate Halloween song, that doesn’t stop people from trying.  The thing that endures and keeps people these songs after all these years is that while the theme is spooks, the tone is always fun.  Here are five songs from […]

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New Music Tuesday

Halloween week means the Princesses and Freaks are coming out. Just in case you live under a rock, you might not realize that Taylor Swift has a new album out this week.  Unlike Beyoncé and U2 that used the element of surprise to release their past albums, Taylor is doing it like it’s 1989. Taylor […]

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Lead Singer Disease

As I was watching Future Islands lead singer Samuel Herring, shimmy, shake, bounce and exhort the audience to join in on Jimmy Kimmel’s show last night, I realized that a lead singer that does not play an instrument is a dying breed. Perhaps it’s David Lee Roth’s fault.  Eddie Van Halen famously referred to Diamond […]

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New Music Tuesday

It’s the return of the freaks.  How freaky you say?  Well all one has to do is look at Wayne Coyne from the Flaming Lips and Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs at their past Coachella shows.   What should we expect?  Wayne Coyne has said it’s “Something of a different mood…(from past albums).”  Karen […]

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