Wayne Coyne, entrance man for the Flaming Lips—who’ve a new album, King’s Mouth, out in April—discusses a must-visit Midwestern metropolis, his orange-juice obsession, and extra.
Our 10 Should-Learn Options of 2018
1. New Music Discover
Lately, whereas scrolling by Peter Max art work on-line, I noticed that he’d painted the duvet of World Galaxy by Alice Coltrane. Unfamiliar with the report, I downloaded it. Seems, it’s supercool, bizarre jazz. Generally I really feel like I’ve heard all the pieces, however albums like this remind me that there’s nonetheless a lot great music on the market to search out.
2. Should-Have Equipment
On tour this fall, one of many backstage caterers had an elaborate, commercial-grade orange-juice machine. Properly, I purchased one for my spouse for Christmas, largely as a result of it appeared enjoyable; I didn’t actually know the way effectively it’d work. However I completely adore it. Having contemporary juice very first thing within the morning offers me a increase, like I’m on crack or one thing.
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three. Favourite Journey Gem
The Flaming Lips have been taking part in St. Louis because the 1980s, however solely not too long ago did we notice that it’s actually incredible. It’s immaculate, for one, and the City Museum is nice. Inside, there are these insane hand-sculpted caves and a 10-story industrial shaft that’s been was a slide. It doesn’t really feel Disneyfied; it’s a actual journey.
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four. Go-To Exercise
I’ve an iPod Mini that I obtained 12 or 13 years in the past that I nonetheless carry on tour with me, because it has my yoga routine on it. It’s a good 45-minute warmup, led by the teacher Rodney Yee, who’s pretty fashionable. I may keep in mind the routine, nevertheless it’s good to have a information. — As advised to J.R. Sullivan