Oklahoma City music luminary Wayne Coyne recently visited the NewsOK studios to talk about The Flaming Lips New Year’s Eve Freakout #3. The show, featuring Stardeath and White Dwarfs, will ring in 2010 starting at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cox Convention Center.
The Lips frontman talked with Entertainment Editor Gene Triplett at length about the concert. Check out the NewsOK video posted above.
The event is sure to bring 2009 to a stunning close, with otherworldly music, confetti cannons and what Coyne believes will be the world’s largest balloon drop.
Following the countdown to midnight, the Lips and Stardeath will start off the new decade by performing the seminal 1973 Pink Floyd album “The Dark Side of the Moon” in its entirety. The bands recently released their rendition of the album, featuring Peaches and Henry Rollins, through digital outlets such as iTunes.
While at NewsOK, Coyne and bandmate Steven Drozd appeared on the very first Christmas episode of George Lang’s excellent interview/performance video series Static. They did a musical reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and performed “White Christmas” (a fine choice considering Oklahoma City was blanketed by a blizzard on Christmas Eve) and “Silent Night.”
Though Christmas has passed, this bit of Lips-style holiday cheer definitely is worth sharing:
I’ll be covering the New Year’s Eve Freakout this year, so expect to see my review of the show sometime in the wee hours of New Year’s Day.