Thursday, September 13, 2007


Wow. We saw The Flaming Lips last night and I think it's fair to say that I've never been so incredibly moved at a concert before. Considering all the bands and musicians I've seen in concert, that's saying a lot. Many bands that I've seen have been amazing, and even moving, but in a much different way. Opening for the Flaming Lips was Black Moth Super Rainbow, whose songs are (as described by "ancient and organic, but at the same time futuristic and robotic." For more good words, go here. I'm not sure if they're joining the Lips on their entire tour, but they were really great. With their own crazy screen images and funk, they a perfect segway into the happy, psychedelic, streamer-shooting, bouncy-balloon, crazy-red-laser-lights-everywhere scene that followed. I have NEVER seen anything like it. Sitting two seats down from us was a woman who had seen them 14 times! Now, I understand the addiction. Although "Do You Realize" made me cry, it was so fun and so happy... and just what I needed.

These great photos were taken by Tom Daly for an interview with Michael Ivins on monkeyclaus.

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