Right now, the 78th Annual Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors is going down in Oklahoma City. And since the Flaming Lips seem to be acting as Oklahoma City’s official cultural liaisons these days, why not have Wayne Coyne and co. provide our country’s mayors with a little hometown entertainment?
Blake Jackson tipped us off to the fact that on Sunday night, the Lips teamed up with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic to play a mini-concert for the assembled mayors. After an introduction in which the Philharmonic played an instrumental version of “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1”, the Lips played “Race for the Prize” and “Do You Realize??”, as well as a cover of Yo La Tengo’s immortal fuzz-pop love song “Sugarcube”. Lips member Steven Drozd conducted the orchestra.
Click below to watch the the Lips do “Sugarcube” and the Philharmonic doing “Yoshimi”:
The Flaming Lips cover Yo La Tengo’s “Sugarcube”:
Oklahoma City Philharmonic does “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1”