I guess some call their style psychedelic pop. Sounds good to me. I have never claimed to be one to name entire genres of music. Whatever genre, the music is inherently - and physically - moving. The songs make you want to get out of bed in the morning. And nod your head. Or tap your foot. Walk a little more quickly. Or dance in your bedroom whilst you right foot-left foot into your pants.
Maybe it's just me. Remember, I grew up as a dancer. And as a dancer, I don't just hear music. I tend to see it. Really good music? Well, I tend to see see it on a stage. With colorful, synchronized lighting. And costumes. Clusters of bodies taking shape in various lines and circles and formations. Pirouetting and blossoming as the sounds crescendo. Leaping and rolling in accordance with melody and harmony, percussion and bass.
On Tuesday, The Flaming Lips are going to release their next album, At War With the Mystics. I pre-ordered it on iTunes after hearing about it on NPR's All Song's Considered. And since that day, I have been listening to "The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (With All Your Power)." A lot. Again, I can't ignore compulsions to move while listening to this song.
However, this time, I'm not seeing a modern dance piece set on 14 dancers in bright, flowing costumes. There is a monotony in the song that begs a fast cadence. With head high and arms pumping.
"With all your power... what would you do?"
Well, that's pretty easy. I'd run-run-run-run-run-run-run-run!
- March Miles Run: 154.25
- March Miles Walked: 93
- March Miles Elipticaled: 14.35
- March Hours Spin: 4
- March Hours Bikram: 9
- March Hours Weight Trainined: 2
- 2006 Miles Run: 397.25
- 2006 Miles Walked: 323
- 2006 Miles Elipticaled: 22.35
- 2006 Hours Spun: 10
- 2006 Hours Bikram: 34.5
- 2006 Hours Weight Trained: 2
"With all your power... With all your power... With all your power... What would you do?"