Wayne Coyne, entrance man for the Flaming Lips—who’ve a brand 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 file, I downloaded it. Seems, it’s supercool, bizarre jazz. Typically I really feel like I’ve heard every part, however albums like this remind me that there’s nonetheless a lot fantastic music on the market to seek out.
2. Should-Have Equipment
On tour this fall, one of many backstage caterers had an elaborate, commercial-grade orange-juice machine. Nicely, I purchased one for my spouse for Christmas, principally as a result of it appeared enjoyable; I didn’t actually know the way properly it’d work. However I completely like it. Having recent juice very first thing within the morning provides me a lift, 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 just lately did we notice that it’s really implausible. It’s immaculate, for one, and the Metropolis Museum is nice. Inside, there are these insane hand-sculpted caves and a 10-story industrial shaft that’s been changed into a slide. It doesn’t really feel Disneyfied; it’s an actual journey.
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four. Go-To Exercise
I’ve an iPod Mini that I received 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 pleasant 45-minute warmup, led by the trainer Rodney Yee, who’s pretty common. I may keep in mind the routine, nevertheless it’s good to have a information. — As informed to J.R. Sullivan