Episode #1316

The Flaming Lips & Theresa Andersson

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Wayne Coyne and the Flaming Lips Wayne Coyne and the Flaming Lips (J. Michelle Martin-Coyne)

Kurt Andersen talks with Wayne Coyne, the mastermind of the Flaming Lips, about a near-death experience. Marina Abramović, the self-described "grandmother of performance art," sits silently in a museum atrium for months. And DIY soulster Theresa Andersson brings a garage’s worth of gadgets to the studio for a live performance. (Segments in this week’s show were broadcast previously.) 

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Wayne Coyne's Lips Are On Fire

Back in the 1980s, the Flaming Lips were just an alternative rock band from Oklahoma. They toured for a decade before finally hitting it big in 1993 with their song “She Don't Use Jelly.” But the Flaming Lips didn’t go all Hollywood. “It never occurred to us to move to Los Angeles or New York,” ...

Bonus Track: Obsessed with Brittany, Over Oklahoma

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Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present

In the spring of 2010, visitors to New York’s Museum of Modern Art could find Marina Abramović, the self-described “grandmother of performance art,” holding court. She sat silently, all day, every day, for three months. She had worked with a trainer and a nutritionist to endure long days of ...

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Aha Moment: Karim Rashid

The industrial designer Karim Rashid has 3,000 designs in production — including the Umbra “Oh Chair,” the Bobble Water Bottle, and the “Garbo” trash can — many featuring his signature rounded edges, cast in colorful plastics. Born in Egypt, Rashid found his calling as a designer early. ...

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Theresa Andersson's DIY Soul

Swedish-born, New Orleans-based singer-songwriter Theresa Andersson became an internet sensation a few years ago after she posted a video of her song “Na Na Na” to YouTube. Standing barefoot in her kitchen, surrounded by an array of instruments, Andersson plays each one, using a loop ...

Bonus Track: "What Comes Next"

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John Woodrow Kelley from Brooklyn, New York

Hi Kurt, I'm listening to your Sunday morning show, and you just invited the public to send in stories about childhood family trips that changed lives. I'm an artist, painter, and my most important work is a series of paintings interpreting Greek mythology. I grew up in Tennessee, and at about age seven our parents took us to see the Parthenon Museum in Nashville, which is an exact full scale replica of the original in Athens, and contains plaster casts of important ancient Greek statues. I remember feeling an enormous excitement experiencing this important influence on human culture. It was the most important experience of my life, and inspired my entire life's work. The event came full circle a few years ago when I had a show of my Greek mythology paintings in the Nashville Parthenon Museum. Please see my site, johnwoodrowkelley.com.

Many Thanks for your inspired radio show, John

Apr. 22 2012 11:55 AM

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