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Old 10-04-2009, 05:45 PM   #316
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Wait, you mean he supposedly DOESN'T do drugs?!

I have always thought of The Flaming Lips as the epitome of "drug music". I don't dislike them for it by any means, I just always assumed it was given that they did. Guess it's more of a fans vs. the band type thing then.

epic joke failure by me
Oh, believe me, they totally are "drug music", but apparently they just don't do it themselves. It also helps that they have stated a very liberal stance on drug use in general, so fans are more apt to do them at shows.


(wait, what was the joke? i iz confused.)

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I read an article in some music magazine once chronicling the history of the band's wanton use of heroin in their early days. So, yeah.

And Wayne is definitely on some shit in that video.

Everyone's at it. Everyone has a vice. My vice? Booze and cigarettes. U2popmofo's vice? Justice.
Steven, the drummer/guitarist, had a serious heroin problem until partway through the recording of Yoshimi. As far as I know, nobody else touched the stuff.

If you're really interested in the whole drug aspect to their music and haven't seen The Fearless Freaks yet, I highly suggest checking it out. They go into it quite a bit; there's a heartbreaking and disturbing scene of Steven shooting up while talking about his heroin problem. It's an exceptional music documentary otherwise as well.
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Old 10-04-2009, 06:02 PM   #317
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(wait, what was the joke? i iz confused.)
My entire original post about watching the video was supposed to be a joke. And what a successful joke it was!
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My entire original post about watching the video was supposed to be a joke. And what a successful joke it was!


Oh well. Bright side is that it brought in some interesting conversation.




I'm currently listening to The Soft Bulletin. It's awesome, as always.
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:59 AM   #319
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For those interested, Embryonic officially leaked yesterday in good quality.


(I still haven't caved.)
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I don't want to rain on the parade, but I'm not hearing anything special. Awfully noodling. I have only listened once, though, and am not a Flaming Lips fan, so take my opinion with a grain or four of salt.
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Old 10-11-2009, 10:56 PM   #321
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so take my opinion with a grain or four of salt.
I always do.
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:21 PM   #322
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This sucker's only 8 bucks at Best Buy this week. Guess where I'm headed.
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:23 PM   #323
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This sucker's only 8 bucks at Best Buy this week. Guess where I'm headed.
Daammmmn. That's a great price. Is it the one CD or two CD version? I have a 20% off coupon to the Electric Fetus that I'm going to use on it.
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Daammmmn. That's a great price. Is it the one CD or two CD version? I have a 20% off coupon to the Electric Fetus that I'm going to use on it.
One CD. The CD/DVD combo is going for 16. Vinyl for 25, if it's being carried.
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One CD. The CD/DVD combo is going for 16. Vinyl for 25, if it's being carried.
Good deal. I'll be snagging the vinyl, as will Imperor, I believe.
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Awesome. I wish my parents were into books, movies, music and general pop culture as much as I was... definitely would've made starting a vinyl collection much more enticing. Starting from scratch is no fun, especially with a broken player.
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Awesome. I wish my parents were into books, movies, music and general pop culture as much as I was... definitely would've made starting a vinyl collection much more enticing. Starting from scratch is no fun, especially with a broken player.
Very true. The only reason I got into it was because my mom had a turntable, so I'd buy a record here and there and bring it back to listen to. Funnily enough, I was the only one to ever use the thing. I just finally got my own this summer and am now fully addicted to it. It wasn't expensive at all either; I think I spent $30 on the used turntable and $15 on the used receiver, both from a vintage record shop, and $25 on the speakers from a pawn shop.
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Very true. The only reason I got into it was because my mom had a turntable, so I'd buy a record here and there and bring it back to listen to. Funnily enough, I was the only one to ever use the thing. I just finally got my own this summer and am now fully addicted to it. It wasn't expensive at all either; I think I spent $30 on the used turntable and $15 on the used receiver, both from a vintage record shop, and $25 on the speakers from a pawn shop.
Nice. There's a solid chance that I'll end up rooming with a guy next year who has a decent vinyl collection and player. Couple that with my DVD archive, throw in some shag carpeting, and it'll be a full-on entertainment center/love pit.
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Nice. There's a solid chance that I'll end up rooming with a guy next year who has a decent vinyl collection and player. Couple that with my DVD archive, throw in some shag carpeting, and it'll be a full-on entertainment center/love pit.

Sweet. I bet you have quite the movie collection, and combining forces is always fun too. I also sincerely hope you do turn it into a 70s love den.
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I had a roommate after I graduated college who had nearly as many CDs as I did. He was a huge metal fan, so our collections didn't have a lot of overlap. He also had a large amount of movies. A few months later, another guy moved in with us who had even more movies, and a decent number of CDs as well. Pretty much any time I walked in the door, a movie or music was on. It was a very fun time.

Now they all have kids and listen to shit.

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