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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

(This time without hope and robots)

Wayne Coyne was 16 when he realized he would die. He was working at the fast-food restaurant Long John Silver’s when a robber held it up, putting a gun to Coyne’s head. Though he was uninjured, the incident left him with an awareness of his own mortality that would shape the way he lived. Most mornings Coyne wakes up and literally looks death in the eye...
08.19.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
It won't surprise too many fans to hear that the new Flaming Lips song is about death�many of the band's are. But death for the Flaming Lips hasn't been a particularly scary proposition in a long, long time. Since Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Wayne Coyne has caked his ruminations on the great beyond in enough puppets and sunshine to fill an entire afternoon block of PBS children's programing. ...
04.18.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
It's 5 p.m. as I write this, and although Record Store Day will run for another three or four hours at least, scalpers are already selling its limited-edition releases on eBay with predictable mark-up. Leonard Cohen's 7-inch is going for $25; The Flaming Lips/Black Keys split 7-inch for $35, and Pavement's Live in Germany LP for $50. One particularly opportunistic seller is offering a buy-it-now o...