Tuesday, January 16, 2007

22: The Flaming Lips - At War With the Mystics

The Flaming Lips are aging really well. I never imagined that those crazy wackos that wrote Jesus Shootin' Heroin would still be writing music that feels intelligent and imaginative while continuing to keep their finger pushing down on that pulse. How do they manage to keep doing it time and time again?

These guys are like that cool uncle who you never really understood when you were little but he always seemed to be really interesting and fun. Then as you get older you realize that he's actually an artist and that he's grown into this really mature thoughtful person and that his sense of humor is totally amazing. You'd like to sit down for a few hours and talk about life and art and culture and politics and aliens and crap like that. His insight won't necessarily make you smarter or anything but when you think back on the time you spent with him a smile always seems to rise up on your face.



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