“Do you realize…”

December 15, 2014 Carolina Theater Durham, NC


“…everyone you know someday will die?” Those are the words that resonate in my brain these days thanks to our great friend and colleague Donny Montana (DMT) (Check out his live recordings!). He is always thinking of others and using music to soothe our troubled souls (Thank yee, kindly DMT!). DMT has gifted countless albums to friends living in places ranging from London to Japan, California to North Carolina, Montana to Texas and many other places in between. His latest care package included The Flaming Lips iTunes Original album.

The Flaming Lips iTunes Original album is full of detailed background information for each song featured on the album. Wayne Coyne narrates his thoughts and gives each song personality I could not have known otherwise. I love the way Wayne explains how each song came about. His voice is direct with a “matter of fact” tone.  The lack of hesitation as he speaks left me feeling reassured about the way I write music and create art (No regrets!). His thoughts are therapeutic and gave me encouragement to be confident in how I pursue the things I want to get out of life.

Even though I just listened to The Flaming Lips iTunes Original album for the first time, it was actually released May 29, 2007. However, I don’t think I could have appreciated this album back in 2007. I have changed a lot as a human being since then and sometimes the timing has to be just right in order to appreciate the thoughtfulness of certain things like this album.

With that said, as I was curiously researching The Flaming Lips, I stumbled upon an opportunity to actually see Wayne Coyne speak. It seems that he will be at the Carolina Theater in Durham, NC screening and discussing The Night Porter (directed and written by Liliana Cavani) on December 15, 2014 to celebrate its 40th anniversary. 

Is the universe calling me again? Is it mere coincidence that I have been listening to Wayne Coyne in my car non-stop and now he is coming to Durham? Maybe…

I’d like to think coincidences in life are more than JUST coincidences. I like to think that the universe is constantly speaking to me and on some rare occasions I can hear it directing me and guiding me. SO, Universe, I hear you this time. I have purchased my tickets to see The Night Porter at the Carolina Theater featuring Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips. Who knows, maybe I’ll even get to interview him? Do you realize, anything is possible…



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