on life, music etc beyond mainstream

„Commons blasts it straight down the middle and it hits the bar …. and bounces over the line! Neil Lennon couldn’t watch but the roars of the crowd tell him it’s time to start punching the air …“


You’ll never walk alone, and long may you run!

The big problem with life after death is not that there might be no life at all.
The problem is, there are probably no coffee shops in the great beyond, no football fields in the garden of Eden, and only new age choir music by angels who really don’t like The Flaming Lips!

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  1. Michael Engelbrecht:

    Between appearing at Stephen Colbert’s StePhest Colbchella ’012 festival, setting Guinness world records for most shows in 24 hours, releasing 24-hour songs encased in human skulls, and pissing off Erykah Badu, the Flaming Lips have been just about the hardest-working rock band on the planet for the past 12 months. So it should come as no surprise that they apparently have a brand-new studio LP, tentatively titled The Terror, set for release before year’s end. The surprising part is that they’ve managed to do all this despite the fact that, according to frontman Wayne Coyne, drummer/multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd has been battling drug addiction for at least some of this incredibly prolific period.

    In an interview with Rolling Stone, Coyne revealed that Drozd was “in a bad way” for much of the recording of The Terror as well as the band’s most recent, collaborative album, The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends. The article doesn’t specify what drug(s) Drozd was hooked on, but portrays the troubled Lips member as spending much of his time holed up in a separate recording studio, writing what Coyne describes as “horribly creepy” songs, some of which will find their way onto the new album.

    Coyne tells Rolling Stone that his bandmate has fully recuperated and is “better now than ever.” Hopefully he’ll soon be able to tell his own version of what went down—because, although we’re assuming Coyne talked to Rolling Stone with Drozd’s full permission, there’s still something a bit creepy about using your friend and bandmate’s addiction problems to, in essence, talk up how intense your next record is going be.

    There’s no music from The Terror available yet as far as we know. But in the meantime, you van find a video of Wayne Coyne and Stephen Colbert crowd-surfing in matching giant hamster balls. Enjoy.

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