Today, the Oklahoma state legislature announced that “Do You Realize??,” the 2002 hit by professional hallucinogen-abusers and occasional rock band Flaming Lips, would be the state’s official rock song! This new honor sits perfectly next to their state bird (scissortail flycatcher), the state tree (Eastern Redbud) and the state testicle (left one). This special honor got us thinking—what are the other 49 states’ State Rock Songs? Did you know every state has one? Check out the full list after the jump!
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The line-up for the Calgary edition of the Virgin Festival has been announced, and I recognize the names of a whopping eight out of the 19 bands listed on the official website, including Americans Stone Temple Pilots, the Flaming Lips, and Face To Face. (Didn’t even know they were still together when I played “Disconnected” on the jukebox this weekend.) Canadians (or border-dwelling Americans) can get the rest of line-up by clicking on the logo to the left. [Virgin Festival Calgary/HT: Matt Learoyd]
Good news, Studio 60 fan! According to Entertainment Weekly, Aaron Sorkin will be writing the upcoming musical adaptation of the Flaming Lips’ Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots: Sorkin’s reps confirmed on Tuesday (March 20) that the West Wing creator has officially signed on to write the musical’s… More »