Monday, April 15, 2013

Do You Realize?

Awww...
A composition by local alternative rock stars The Flaming Lips is no longer the official state rock song, and while one legislator claims Republican Gov. Mary Fallin allowed the related executive order to lapse for political reasons, the band itself believes it was an oversight that will be rectified.

A spokesman for Fallin confirmed Friday the governor didn't renew an executive order proclaiming “Do You Realize??” the official rock song when she took office. Spokesman Alex Weintz said the governor had other priorities, and the order “did not make the cut.”
Apart from The Flaming Lips I don't think much about Oklahoma.

8 comments:

mikey said...

"Turn it On" from Transmissions from the Satellite Heart is one of my favorite songs of all time. I have to be careful - If I play it I end up listening to over and over again...

Substance McGravitas said...

That one's terrific, and you can't feel bad about trying to sing it either.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

O.T. (purrhaps), but I'm playing this.
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M. Bouffant said...

Once knew someone who would say she was "thinking about Arkansas" when doing nothing or woolgathering (spacing out).

M. Bouffant said...

Oooh, burning brain looks GOOD!

B. Spencer said...

mikey, so far as Flaming Lips songs go, I'm really partial to "The W.A.N.D"

El Manquécito said...

I think JJ Cale is terrific and the documentary about him "Return to Tulsa" is good. I used to cover his song 'Oklahoma' a lot so I think about that before the Flaming Lips.

Substance McGravitas said...

It's been a long long time since I had a JJ Cale album, and I had that one probably before I was ready to give it a proper shot.