Flaming Lips + Ke$ha = Lip$ha
I like to think that the idea of The Flaming Lips collaborating with Ke$ha drives people bonkers, if only for the fact that somehow The Flaming Lips’ brand of nonsense fuckery is somehow better than Ke$ha’s nonsense fuckery. You know, because Ke$ha is played on pop radio stations—horrors!—and The Flaming Lips are not. (For the record, I’m not much of a fan of either of them, but I did get down with that Bob Dylan cover Ke$ha recorded two years ago, if only because it proved that there’s some talent beneath that glittery garbage she’s usually covered in.) Yesterday, in a Reddit AMA, Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne touched on his band’s previous collaboration with the pop star and confirmed that they are working on an album together.
Via Spin, here are the highlights of Coyne’s revelations:
What was it like working with Ke$ha?
"She is a blast on all levels. She’s funny, she’s humble. She’s badass. She’s everything. She’s awesome. We’re actually already working on an album with her. It’s called Lip$ha."
Does Wayne still have any of Ke$ha’s blood? If so, how glittery is it?
"Yes and it’s VERY glittery. It came out of vagina that way. That’s the truth."
Fascinating, huh? I do love it when a grown man refers to a grown woman was "vagina." Not "a vagina" or "the vagina," but just "vagina." I appreciate that Wayne Coyne is getting right to the point! Anyway, there’s no real confirmation from the band or Ke$ha’s reps that Lip$ha is actually happening, so take this all with a few grains of glitter, I suppose.
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