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Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Flaming Lips Honoured In Oklahoma City This Tuesday!

I’ve seen plenty of band biographies and career trajectory analyses through my years as a music fan. Truly one of the more interesting and storied histories belongs to Oklahoma’s favourite sons, the Flaming Lips. Mark another chapter this coming week when the band will be honoured with a distinctive milestone.

On Tuesday, April 28th, at 2:00pm, the Oklahoma History Center will host a Gala event celebrating the signing of the executive order proclamation by Governor Brad Henry declaring “Do You Realize??” the OFFICIAL OKLAHOMA STATE ROCK SONG as well as FLAMING LIPS DAY in the state of Oklahoma.

Statements will be made by Governor Brad Henry, Dr. Bob Blackburn, Executive Director of the Oklahoma History Center; Jill Simpson, Director of the Oklahoma Film and Music Commission, State Representative Joe Dorman, Senator Mike Schultz and of course, Wayne Coyne of the band.

The Oklahoma History Center is located at 2401 N. Laird Ave. and anyone is welcome to show up and show their support.

Might just have to fire up the UFO and head south for this one.


Allison said...

I heard that this wasn't happening...glad to hear that rumour was wrong!

Anonymous said...

The History Center is actually at 2401 N. Laird Ave. Thanks!

Sean Wraight said...

Allison- Absolutely. A worthy band to say the least. I'm so glad this worked out.

Anon- I will amend accordingly. Thanks for the heads up!


Barbara Bruederlin said...

Seriously? An official state rock song? Damn, those Oklahomans are cool!

Although in our defence, I will say that Alberta has a provincial mushroom. So there.