The Flaming Lips On World Cafe : World Cafe Frontman Wayne Coyne says he thrives in environments that combine art and chaos. Hear that conversation, plus live performances of songs from Oczy Mlody.
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The Flaming Lips On World Cafe

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The Flaming Lips On World Cafe

The Flaming Lips On World Cafe

The Flaming Lips On World Cafe

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Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips is World Cafe's guest for Tuesday, March 28. George Salisbury/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips is World Cafe's guest for Tuesday, March 28.

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Set List

  • "How??"
  • "The Castle"
  • "There Should Be Unicorns"

For 30 years, Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips has been pulling musical ideas from his giant hamster ball, guiding his merry band through creative ups and downs. He's always busy, whether he's taking a year to let a new Flaming Lips album germinate or working just as energetically on a record with Miley Cyrus.

Coyne says there is a good reason he thrives in creative environments; it has to do with growing up in his house in Oklahoma City, where there was always something artistic going on. "The idea of being an artist and being in chaos at the same time — that is probably what made me want to be in something like The Flaming Lips," he says.

In this session, we feature live performances of music from Oczy Mlody, The Flaming Lips' album from earlier this year, and a conversation that covers the making of both that album and the band itself.

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