Listen To This Before Surfing: The Flaming Lips

When you want to get modern, but not too crazy, let the pride of Ohio take you there.
The Flaming Lips
By Brian Roddy

With the amount of astounding clips that are tossed around the web on a daily basis, we can’t help but want to wave the flag of the progressive movement. And that is great, but it is flawed. See, the problem is that we don’t all surf as well as Kolohe Andino. Unfortunate as that may be, it is just something that we have to deal with.

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to mince a little bit of innovation into your game; it’s just that you should do it within your skill level. Get modern, just not too modern. Does that make sense?

Maybe The Flaming Lips can help you make sense of it. The psychedelic wanderers from the ‘80s are still as progressive as ever. And even after all these years, they’ve kept their sound true to who they are. They haven’t bluffed anything. They just keep doing their thing while constantly pushing the envelope. Isn’t this starting to sound like surfing now?

Do your thing, but shove a few envelopes. If you can do airs, try a new grab. If you can’t do airs, work on letting those fins breathe. If you can barely get to your feet, get out and play beach volleyball. But no matter what you do, do it with the Flaming Lips occupying your brain.

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