We don't know what to say about the fact that Oklahoma picked one of the softest Flaming Lips songs as the official 'rock song of Oklahoma.' The nominees were not particularly spectacular, and better the Lips than a particularly rambunctious number by Reba McEntire or Garth Dean Brooks, but the FBO remains upset that Oklahoma didn't consider any failed bands' songs (particularly Tall Tales' 'A Place in Oklahoma' -- hear it here).
We applaud the Lips for their charming song ('Do You Realize?') but must note that it's one that sadly lacks any connections, lyrically, to the state, and is perhaps most famous of the contenders due to its inclusion in a recent TV advertisment.
Other notables: Lips bass-player Michael Ivins of the band wore a Soviet Union hammer'n'sicle shirt to the capitol for the announcement.
--> The FBO noted the snub of the failed last September. Rolling Stone made fun of the event last week.
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