Flaming Lips Announce Record Store Day Release

By: Brian Kruse

Legendary Oklahoma-based psychedelic rock band the Flaming Lips have announced that their unusual Record Store Day release for 2018 is going to be a 7-inch vinyl pressed entirely from band members’ collective ear wax. The group’s lead singer, Wayne Coyne, says that the band has been working on this project for at least five years. “Yeah, we were like in the studio one day, working, and I noticed how much ear wax was building up on the headphones we work with, y’know. And I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool if we could do something with this rather than throw it all away?’ Y’know, like turn it into a project we could share with the fans. So, we’ve just been kind of collecting it since then and are excited to finally see this project through.” Although the band had been diligently collecting ear wax for the past five years for the release, they only harvested enough to press ten copies, which is sure to make it one of this year’s most sought-after Record Store Day releases.

“Y’know, because this like sort of thing has never been done before, um, there’s a chance this thing might not even play, or it may just play one or two times. But it’s a really cool experiment that allows us to share something intimate with the people who love us,” Coyne stated. As if the unique manner of production wasn’t enough, the release will contain a song composed entirely of music sampled from celebrities blowing their nose. The band’s multi-instrumentalist, Steven Drozd, explained, “When people blow their nose, they make a tonal sound, and everyone makes a sound that’s unique to them. S,o we had a bunch of our friends record themselves blowing their noses and plugged that into our synthesizers. And we were able to compose a unique song out of it.”

Among the celebrities said to be snotting it up on the track are actress Betty White, comedian Kevin Hart, and celebrated international cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Perhaps the most controversial aspect to the recording, though, is the inclusion of political power couple, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. Coyne states, “Yeah, we met them backstage after a show we did at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC last year. And it was unbelievable just how cool and down-to-earth they were. I’m not really one to comment on their politics or anything, but I’ve met a lot of famous people like Bob Dylan, and Jared and Ivanka are so much cooler and laid-back than someone like that is.” The band did not, however, inform us whether the celebrities would be blowing their noses into Kleenex or magazines.

Awesome Totally Awesome - Freaks & Weirdos Boutique
ATA - DTK

Awesome Dropping

Awesome Totally Awesome - De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising

Unspotified: De La Soul's Three Feet High and Rising

These are party jams for something like comic book nerds, long before quite so many declared themselves comic book nerds.
UBER Chronicles

Had a Bad Day...

Sometimes I feel like my blindness makes me invisible to Uber drivers as they have the tendency to drive right past me even though I’m the only person standing where they are supposed to pick up and I’m holding a phone. Maybe it’s something psychological that the driver experiences. Maybe they just assume that they won’t have a blind passenger and, if they just travel on a little further, they’ll find the able-bodied passenger they were supposed to meet.
Awesome Totally Awesome - Pink Floyd Waters GIlmour

Pink Floyd's The Final Cut: One of their Best Albums

Look around the internet for what people think are Pink Floyd's best albums, and The Final Cut usually rates as one of the worst, at least of those from the Roger Waters era.

Awesome Features

Awesome Totally Awesome - Temple Of The Dog

ATA Revisits The Classic, Temple of the Dog

There are few hard rock albums with packed with as much raw emotion as the stellar Temple of the Dog record.
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind

Piece of Mind: Iron Maiden's Metal Masterpiece

With the success of 1982's Number of the Beast, one would think Iron Maiden would be hard pressed to follow it with an equal or better record, but they did just that with Piece of Mind.
Alfonso Rawls EverybodySkates Awesome Totally Awesome

SHINE: ATA’s INTERVIEW WITH SKATEBOARDING ICON ALPHONSO “ALF” RAWLS ON SKATING, HIS STREETWEAR COMPANY #EVERYBODY SKATES, AND HIS ART

Our latest Shine subject is Alfonso "ALF" Rawls.  ALF is a skateboarding legend and really good soul who can still rip everything with freaky styley style.

Awesome Trending

Awesome Totally Awesome - Parents with Fortnite Playing Flossing Teen

Parents Around the World are Refusing to Hangout With Their Fortnite Flossing Adolescents

In a strange turn of events, parents around the globe are devising any excuse to avoid hanging out (or even be seen) with their Fortnite flossing kids.
Awesome Totally Awesome - Class of Seventy-Four

The 10 Presents: Wrestling's Doper

Class of Seventy Four loves wrestling...end quote. Despite the negative stigmatism attached to grown men watching a sport some have called a "soap opera", it still is probably the one thing in our creative process that excites us.
Awesome Totally Awesome - Supreme Box Hoodie Legit Check 101Four-Pins

Legit Check 101 Supreme: Box Logo Hoodies

The Supreme Box Logo (“BOGO”) Hoodie is one of the most iconic and sought Supreme pieces year in and year out. We’re here to provide you with a basic checklist that should apply to any BOGO Hoodie within the past 10 years.