December 9, 2016– THE FLAMING LIPS

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“Spot light on a Song”

Happy Friday music appreciators!  And happy snow in Seattle!  Whoo hoo!!  I don’t particularly enjoy the snow or miss it much, however it’s nice to see and the fact that it will all be melted in a matter of minutes is tolerable.  I just returned from a beautiful open mic I attend monthly.  Seeing friends while making new ones and playing music soothes my soul.  

in 2002, I recall hearing the song “Do You Realize” in a little cafe I lived near.  I stopped mid-sentence when it got my attention and immediately needed to know who it was and have been a big fan ever since. This band has been around for over 30 years and have produced over 15 albums! I’m super excited because they are releasing a new album early next year.  Hopefully they go on tour because I hear their live shows are worth seeing.

The Flaming Lips formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 1983. Instrumentally, their sound contains lush, multi-layered, psychedelic rock arrangements. Lyrically their compositions show elements of space rock, rock-eretta.  

I heard this song today which had me silent again, immediately searching the radio website for the artist.  Sure enough it was The Flaming Lips.  Typically I share original songs of the artists I ‘Spot light’.  But I had to share this with you; especially since yesterday marked the 36th anniversary of John Lennon’s death.  Just imagine life today if his voice was still here to speak out and make a difference.  I can’t imagine a more beautiful tribute exists.  Take a few minutes to spin this record and remember to stay positive and do what you love. 

Strum a little….

~Abby K