Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Flaming Lips Attempt World Record Today

Do you realize you're getting on my nerves?
Steve Hyden does a good job documenting his diminishing feelings towards the band The Flaming Lips. I could relate, to some extent, but I think a lot more favorably of Embryonic than Hyden appears to. At the same time, we're looking at over a year of sub-par recorded documents, exploited by the black humor of Wayne Coyne's fancy.

On the back cover to the band's debut album, Hear It Is, there is a picture of a human skull, decked out in food like egg yolks for eyes and spaghetti for hair. The idea now, it seems, is to fork over a large chunk of change to actually buy a human skull, egg yolk and spaghetti replica. And don't forget to use it before the expiration date.

I spoke to similar feelings myself, but I have to confess that I'm leaning more towards the Hyden camp thanks to the band's new attempt at getting into the Guinness Book of World Records.

If anything, can anyone else imagine the smell of Wayne Coyne midway through this attempt? That alone should be cause enough for disqualification.

What good will come of this, musically or artistically? To demonstrate this weird assertion of power-testing the limits of himself and his fellow band members-does not point well to the same logical reality that nobody would ever choose to be at work for over 24 hours.

A bit of a surprise for me was that Jay Z is the current record holder.


June 20, 2012 - (Burbank, CA) - Actual set times and details can now be revealed for the The Flaming Lips upcoming quest to break the Guinness World Records® title for the Most Live Concerts In 24 Hours (Multiple Cities) during the groundbreaking and Webby Award winning O Music Awards, part of the Viacom Music Group, which includes MTV, VH1, CMT and Logo networks., a digitally driven event that celebrates and honors the artists, fans and innovators impacting digital music culture.   
As previously reported, June 27th, will begin the kick-off the O Music Awards which will play out across all our screens and linear networks absolutely LIVE as the world's first 24-hour award show unfurls as it happens. This historic bus ride will traverse the Mississippi Delta, in which two-time O Music Award nominee and multiple Grammy winners THE FLAMING LIPS board a "The Endeavor" tour bus and blaze a path across the region in an attempt to break the world record currently held by Jay-Z.    
Along the route and throughout the show, O Music Awards will feature a series of 8 concerts (one in each city) for fans to participate and support THE FLAMING LIPS on as they attempt to crush the record. Each O Music Awards concert will feature an eclectic mix of artists including Gary Clark Jr., Neon Indian, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Grimes, Hunter Hayes, GIVERS, New Fumes and others to be announced will play a full set before THE LIPS take the stage for an unforgettable mini-set filled with many surprise collaborations and guests. Tickets on sale now and can be purchased through the individual venues listed here. Partial proceeds from the show will be donated to VH1's Save the Music Foundation. Can't get a ticket or make the show? No worries. The entire show will be streamed live on and accessible on all platforms including mobile and tablets.

During the 24 hour live stream, 24 awards will be presented to winners. Fans can vote now up until the show via in a wide assortment of categories that include Must Follow Artist on Twitter, Best Online Concert Experience, Most Adorable Viral Star, Fan Army FTW, Best Music App and Digital Genius Award. Over 25.1 million votes have been cast since voting kicked off on May 23rd, the most of any previous O Music Awards to date.

Show times and details as follows:
June 27   Memphis, TN    Handy Park (Doors 3:30pm)
New Fumes & The Flaming Lips

June 27   Clarksdale, MS    Ground Zero Blues Club (Doors at 6:30pm)
Gary Clark Jr & The Flaming Lips:

June 27   Oxford, MS   The Lyric (Doors 8:30pm)
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals & The Flaming Lips

June 28   Jackson, MS   Duling Hall (1:00am)
Neon Indian & The Flaming Lips:

June 28  Hattiesburg, MS   Benny's Boom Boom Room (6:30am)
Hunter Hayes & The Flaming Lips

June 28   Biloxi, MS   Hard Rock Casino (9:45am)  Neon Trees & The Flaming Lips

June 28   Baton Rouge, LA   Varsity (12:30pm)
GIVERS & The Flaming Lips

June 28   New Orleans, LA   House Of Blues (4:00pm)
Grimes & The Flaming Lips

Confirmed sponsors include Capital One, Honda, SK Energy, State Farm, and Starbucks® Frappuccino® blended beverages.

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