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26 September 2002 @ 10:49 pm
Almost makes me want to shop there...  
Leaving work last week, I was walking by American Eagle's doors, and I heard the music playing inside and walked on past. Then I did a double-take. Was that Flaming Lips I was hearing? In the mall? I listened. Yup, it was The Flaming Lips all right. I immediately went into the store and had the following exchange.

Me: Excuse me, I'm sorry, but I have to know who here put this album on.
Unsuspecting sales boy: Uh...it's the company's. They send one to all the stores with a lot of stuff nobody knows on it.
Me: Wow. I just had to ask, because this is off The Flaming Lips new album, and I was just amazed to hear it in here.
USB: Flaming Lips?
Me: Yeah, this is from "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots". One of the best albums of the year. Fantastic music. Well, thank you again. Sorry to disturb you.
USB: Really? Okay. Thanks. (probably relieved I was leaving, but seemed at least a little interested).

This is the song they were playing, and today, I just can't stop listening to it.

The Flaming Lips
Fight Test

I thought I was smart - I thought I was right
I thought it better not to fight - I thought there was a
Virtue in always being cool - so when it came time to
Fight I thought I'll just step aside and that the time would
Prove you wrong and that you would be the fool -

I don't know where the sun beams end and the star
Light begins it's all a mystery

Oh to fight is to defend if it's not
Now then tell me when would be the time that you would stand up
And be a man - for to lose I could accept but to surrender
I just wept and regretted this moment - oh that I - I
Was the fool

I don't know where the sun beams end and the star
Light begins it's all a mystery
And I don't know how a man decides what right for his
Own life - it's all a mystery

Cause I'm a man not a boy and there are things
You can't avoid you have to face them when you're not prepared
To face them -
If I could I would but you're with him now it'd do no good
I should have fought him but instead I let him - I let
Him take you -

I don't know where the sun beams end and the star
Light begins it's all a mystery
And I don't know how a man decides what right for his
Own life - it's all a mystery
Mood: mellow yet edgy
Music: The Flaming Lips - Fight Test
S0n of N00n: oh.  mm.bibble on September 26th, 2002 08:57 pm (UTC)
1.Gary Numan - Down in the Park

2.Duster - Orbitron

3.National Skyline - Tropic Depression

4.Elliot Smith - Satellite

5.Grandaddy - AM 180

6,Brainiac - Flash Ram

7.Aerogramme - Zionist Timing

8.Deathcab for Cutie - Information Travels Faster

9.Satisfact - I'm in a Bad Way

10.Man...Or Astroman? - Domain Of The Human Race

11.Enon - Rubber Car

12.Guided by Voices - Everywhere With Helicopter

13.The Vermicious Kind - No Life Crisis

14.Mr. Mixel Pixel - Cyclone Took my Baby

15.John Vanderslice - Ambition

16.Satisfact - Escapism For the Future

17.June Of 44 - Recorded Syntax

18.Mr. Mixel Pixel - Fake Violin Solo

19.Thou - Cool

20.Deathcab for Cutie - A Movie Script Ending

21.MK Ultra - The Dream Is Over
S0n of N00nbibble on September 26th, 2002 09:07 pm (UTC)
The Panoply Academy Legionaire - The 7th Direction

Enon Natural - Disasters

June Of 44 - Escape Of The Levitational Trapeze Artist

20 Minute Loop - Elephant

Eureka Farm - Terraforming

Crispy Ambulance - Loupgarou

The Panoply Academy Legionaire - I Bloomingtonian

Ok Go - Hello, My Treacherous Friends

Home - I Can Rely

June of 44 - Doomsday

Thingy - Revolution In a Box

The Vermicious Kind - No Life Crisis

Home - Wicked Ember Waltz

Joan Of Arc - What If We Are Not After All, Destined For Greatness

Timonium - Crushed Discs

Les Savy Fav - Scouts Honor

Thingy - Mayday

Joan Of Arc - (I'm 5 Senses) None of them Common

The Zephyrs - Obeyessekere

The Mercury Program - The Secret To Quiet

Harvey Danger - 08 - Pike St./Park Slope
Second Best Coffee in Towndaoistraver on September 27th, 2002 02:26 am (UTC)
I <3 the Lips.

and tell brandon I believe its the "Vermicious Knid" please.

I <3 both of you too. In a big brother sort of way, of course... ;)

and y'all need to come down here for the Flaming Lips show, whenever that is...

S0n of N00nbibble on October 2nd, 2002 11:13 am (UTC)
you're right and it was only a typo.
Commodore Lunchmeatsninjer on September 27th, 2002 02:55 am (UTC)
Out of all the bands mentioned in this post, the only one I have ever heard is Gary Numan.


I need to start abusing this broadband soon.
Mellen: Kawaii Fayeabsentmammoth on September 27th, 2002 08:39 am (UTC)
Don't feel too bad about it, the name of the mix CDs are "Indier than Thou". It's mostly stuff even we just learned about, so don't worry. It's not easy being indie...
S0n of N00nbibble on October 2nd, 2002 11:14 am (UTC)
you'll abuse it and you'll abuse it BAD.