I threw up three times while writing this headline: Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus are collaborating on a Beatles cover


Miley Cyrus and Wayne Coyne

Why, Wayne, why? Are you having a midlife crisis? Are you just trying fuck with us? What is the deal with all the shitty pop collaborations of late? It wasn’t bad enough you did a song with Ke$ha, now you have to team up with Miley fucking Cyrus?

Actually, the very notion of Miley/Flaming Lips collab is so perverse, it just might work. In a way, it already has; the Lips joined Miley onstage at the Tulsa, Oklahoma stop of her current “Bangerz” tour to perform “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots,” and much as we hate to admit, it didn’t actually suck (video proof below). But they’ve also been up to no good in the studio, and that’s where the story takes a really scary turn: They’re teaming up with one of the guys from MGMT to do a Beatles cover. And not just any Beatles cover: They’re doing “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds.” I think I speak for all Beatles fans when I say this has all the makings of a sacrilege on par with Katy Perry’s recent butchering of “Yesterday.”

But hell, what do I know? The Lips minus Miley are actually the perfect band to give “Lucy” an appropriately trippy interpretation. So maybe they can tame The Tongue long enough to get a decent vocal take out of her.

Then again, this recent post to Wayne Coyne’s Instagram account, accompanied by the caption, “Miley in the studio vomiting diamonds while singing Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds!!”, does not fill us with hopeful anticipation:

Miley-Diamonds

On a brighter note: Here’s that video of adoring Miley Cyrus fans cheering Wayne and Miley’s rendition of “Yoshimi.” Some of them even pelted Wayne with their bras. I believe in midlife crisis terms, that’s known as “Unlocking the Tom Jones Achievement Badge.”

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One thought on “I threw up three times while writing this headline: Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus are collaborating on a Beatles cover

  1. I believe Mr. Coyne is in the early stages of frontotemporal dementia, a brain disorder which is much more prevalent than once believed, tends to strike people in their 50s, and is wrongly called a “midlife crisis.” This horrific disease is under-recognized and frequently misdiagnosed.

    The disease often presents itself when the person walks out on a previously adored wife and family of many years, then the shit starts hitting the fan.

    The Alzheimer Association was almost too successful because most people think dementia means memory loss in the old, not uncharacteristic, impulsive, mean, aggressive, even criminal behavior in the prime of life. Memory and intellect remain intact for quite awhile. This terrible disease destroys the frontal lobe first, the seat of civilization.

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