If you can’t drive out
to Portland to
buy the new artifact, a stream’ll have to do…
By Fred Mills
It’s been a busy day for music news, and among the top
stories today: The Flaming Lips unveiled a six-hour song called “I Found A
Star on the Ground.” Thanks to Pitchfork for the tip – as they noted
previously, it’s a benefit project for the Central Oklahoma Humane Society and the Academy of Contemporary Music at the
University of Central Oklahoma, with the idea being that if you were
willing to donate $100 to the cause, you would get a shoutout of your name
someplace in the lyrics.
So indeed, yesterday Lips mainman Wayne Coyne arrived at
Portland’s Jackpot Records with the single-box-thing (including a “Strobo Trip”
toy), where it’s apparently for sale exclusively. Here’s what it all looks
And meanwhile, some enterprising Lips fans at the Slow Nerve
Action fan blog have posted the material in a trifecta of 2-hour SoundCloud
streams. If you’ve got six hours, available, toke up, kick back and dig it.
There’s also a pretty interesting forum thread on the “I Found A Star” single
detailing the names that have been spotted thus far in the song… See if you can
find your friends!
The Flaming Lips – I Found a Star On the Ground [Part One of Three] by Slow•Nerve•Action 3
The Flaming Lips – I Found a Star On the Ground [Part Two of Three] by Slow•Nerve•Action 2
The Flaming Lips – I Found a Star On the Ground [Part Three of Three] by Slow•Nerve•Action