Today is a Holy Day. It’s Record Store Day! And that means an early rise and shine, breakfast, coffee, post breakfast poop before rolling up all Snoop Dogg-like up to SRCvinyl Niagara to secure our Record Store Day treasures. And score we did, beginning with HRH‘s big find, the ‘Onboard the International Space Station: Concert for Peace‘ by The Flaming Lips.
It’s no secret that HRH loves her Flaming Lips and Prog Rock, which is good seeing as how the Lips have more or less become known as the unofficial ambassadors of Record Store Day since no other artist has really ever matched the Lips’ history of first class releases on Record Store Day and its Black Friday kid brother. While many acts offer low hanging fruit (say, the umpeenth reissue of the most popular item from their catalog), year after year the Lips whip up something special just for these days and this year was no different.
Last October Wayne Instagrammed some sketches of The Flaming Lips playing onboard the international space station (though it wasn’t apparent at the time that’s what the drawings depicted), and in November he teased the Lips’ Record Store Day 2017 work. It was later announced that it was the official title of the new Lips faux live album (this album) and official product description reads:
“Limited edition orange vinyl featuring seven live(ish) tracks from Oczy Mlody reimagined as a fictional/fantastical live Flaming Lips performance on the International Space Station.”
C’mon, that’s kinda cool.
HRH thinks so anyway and I tend to agree.
Sure ‘ol Wayne’s lyrics tend to be a bit questionable at times but, hey, there’s certainly worse things in life that she could become enamored with.
I also like the Peanut Butter Chocolate vegan donuts from Beechwood Donuts that we scored earlier this morning too.
Like I said, it’s a “Holy Day” today and donut holes totally fit into that mold.