Do you realize that we’re floating in space?

May 8, 2009

Oklahoma just got a lot cooler.

Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne spoke out Friday about a state House vote that killed a resolution naming the band’s 2002 hit “Do You Realize??” as the official state rock song. 

“It’s a small minority of religious wackos that think they can tell everybody what to wear and what to say and what to do and what music is right for the rest of the world. 

And all the smart, normal, rational people of Oklahoma know better,” Coyne said during a phone interview with the Tulsa World. 

Soon after Thursday’s vote, Gov. Brad Henry intervened by announcing that he would sign an executive order proclaiming “Do You Realize??” as the official rock song of Oklahoma.

This is the kind of executive power I like to see. Now if only we could get T-Pawl to recognize the Suicide Commandos as a state treasure…


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