Posted in music on May 2, 2014

Kurt Scurlock w/ The Lips @ T5 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson)
Kliph

When we initially reported that Kliph Scurlock was no longer drummer for The Flaming Lips, we didn't know the reasons behind it, but this week details of the whole thing have come to light. Scurlock claims he was fired by frontman Wayne Coyne after taking a stand against against Christina Fallin, singer in band Pink Pony and daughter of Okalhoma Governor Mary Fallin, who wore a native American headdress in a publicity photo on her Instagram (which has since been deleted, as has a letter her band posted to Facebook defending their actions at the Norman Music Festival):

Fallin Headdress

Despite "Do You Realize??" no longer being Oklahoma's song, the young Fallin and Coyne are friends and when she allegedly told the Lips frontman about Scurlock taking jabs at her on Facebook, the drummer claims he got the axe.

Much of this first came to light originally, actually, via an anonymous comment in the BV post about The Flaming Lips April Fools stunts:

Kliph wasn't fired for calling Wayne out on his midlife crisis b.s. (although if anyone in that band had the nuts to bring it up to Wayne, it would be Kliph!) He was fired for taking a stand against Wayne's new buddy - the daughter of OK's tea-bagging, homophobe governor Mary Fallin - when she donned a Native headdress for a racist publicity stunt. When Kliph called her out on social media for being a shithead to the Oklahoma Native community who complained about her headdress publicity stunt, she tattled on him to Wayne. Wayne actually told Kliph he was fired for insulting Fallin publicly.
The story broke wide this week thanks to a story on the Red Dirt Report. They read the BV comment and confirmed it with an anonymous source. Kliph then seemed to confirm the story via tweets that supported the Red Dirt story. That was followed by a story on Gawker. Today Scurlock told his side of the story via a statement sent to Pitchfork:
he texted me again pressing the headdress photo issue. In my desire to have this done and over with, I apologized and said I wouldn't do it again. He responded, "... Ha ha... You so full of shit ... You're a fucking coward !! Go stick up for your Indian friends if its so important to you !!" It devolved from there, with him later texting, "I think..... I am gonna make it so your 'beliefs' no longer have any association with the Flaming Lips .." More name calling followed with him finally sending me a text at 3:49 a.m. on March 20 that said I was fired...

...Christina Fallin and the rest of her lame band tried to get publicity for a recent live performance by spreading the rumor that they were going to perform in full Native regalia. My good friend (and someone I admire deeply) Samantha Crain organized a peaceful protest. The band mocked Native culture and was very antagonistic towards the protesters by flipping them off and trying to get security to remove them, despite them being out of the sight lines of the audience. Wayne and his girlfriend were apparently there making fun of the protesters (I can't confirm this because none of it is on video and I wasn't there) which enraged a lot of people, which led to someone telling the local press the reason I was fired, which led to the furor over the past several days.

There's a lot more than that and the entirety of Scurlock's statement is below.

The Oklahoma Governor's office is getting a lot of strange press of late. Have you seen that statue of Lucifer the Satanic Church wants to put outside the Capitol Building?

In happier news, Scurlock plays on Gruff Rhys' new album, American Interior, and is featured in it's accompanying film as well.

Read Scurlock's long statement below...

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I have kept quiet about the circumstances surrounding Wayne Coyne firing me from The Flaming Lips thus far because I figured those who know and love me would know the truth and it probably wouldn't be of much importance to anyone else. But it seems it's quite an interesting topic to some, so for those of you who do care, here's the story.

Some time in early March, the daughter of the Governor of Oklahoma, Christina Fallin, posted a photo of herself on Facebook wearing a full headdress with the caption, "Appropriate Culturation", which I found disgusting. (For those who don't know, a headdress is a symbol of respect which is earned. Each feather in a headdress is representative of a good deed or a fierce battle won. It is, in my opinion, not something to be worn the same way you would wear a t-shirt or a hat or whatever.) A number of people called her out for doing it and several tried explaining to her what the headdress signified, in case she had posted that photo out of ignorance rather than malice. (I'm on the side that thinks she knew exactly what she was doing - hence the caption "Appropriate Culturation".) She responded with a very insincere non-apology, which I also found disgusting. I have several Native American friends who were very hurt by her combination of actions and I am nothing if not protective of my loved ones. I am also a big proponent of Native rights and one of the greatest tragedies in the history of humankind has been the treatment of the Natives by the white settlers, which continues to this day. So I responded by telling her to go fuck herself on a mutual friend's Facebook page she was commenting on and posted something on my own page condemning her actions. In my upset over my friends' upset, I went a little far and included some jabs at her mom. Her mother is someone whose politics I couldn't possibly be on a more opposite side of and I think she has done many detrimental things to the good people of Oklahoma. So I deleted it because her mom, as vile of a human as I think she is, had nothing to do with it. I intended to post a reworded, on topic comment, but got busy with an Electric Würms song we were working on and didn't get to it.
Some weeks go by and Wayne was apparently out when he ran into Christina, who proceeded to complain to Wayne. Wayne got upset and texted me at 12:13 a.m. on March 19 to ask me what was up. I explained to him what had happened and he responded, "You lost your mind dude.... that is some petty, sad, hater bullshit. You love to talk shit.... Like a punk coward... " I stopped responding to him at that point. (By the way, all texts are quoted verbatim, with spelling and punctuation as they were sent to me.)

The following day, I texted him about something personal involving neither of us and we had what I thought was a friendly enough text conversation. I have become used to his lightning quick temper and the horrible things he'll say in the heat of being upset (which is something I see a bit of in myself and am working to get rid of), but he usually cools off as quickly as he gets upset and things move on. For example, at what ended up being my last Flaming Lips practice, I made an error in judgement and and answered a text from George regarding liner notes for the "7 Skies H3" CD while one of the other guys used the restroom. Wayne got upset and yelled and threatened to throw my phone and me along with it the next time I had my phone out during practice. 5 minutes later, we had run through the song and everything was fine and Wayne and I resumed our conversation about said liner notes. So, like I said, after we had the friendly conversation about our friend, I figured everything had blown over and gone back to "normal". Unfortunately, it hadn't.

At 9:54 p.m., he texted me again pressing the headdress photo issue. In my desire to have this done and over with, I apologized and said I wouldn't do it again. He responded, "... Ha ha... You so full of shit ... You're a fucking coward !! Go stick up for your Indian friends if its so important to you !!" It devolved from there, with him later texting, "I think..... I am gonna make it so your 'beliefs' no longer have any association with the Flaming Lips .." More name calling followed with him finally sending me a text at 3:49 a.m. on March 20 that said I was fired. Along the way, he called me a "nazi punk coward Internet bully" and tried to claim that he was "sadly unaware" that I have taken a few jabs at Dave Grohl on Twitter, when he actually was very aware and, in fact, set me up to do several of them. (He also once tried to get me to talk shit on the Black Keys on Twitter when he got mad because they supposedly dissed Led Zeppelin in a Rolling Stone article (I didn't read it), but I pretended to do it and never hit send.) He also brought up a tweet I had sent on January 1st saying, "I think Aspen has replaced Las Vegas as my least favorite place on Earth." I tried explaining to him that I was far from the only person in our organization to post a pissy tweet while in the midst of a bad travel day, but I could tell he wasn't looking for an actual debate. Whatever Christina had said to him had made up his mind and he was looking for justification. I do almost find humor in the irony that the guy who is known worldwide for talking shit in the press on Beck, Bob Dylan, Erykah Badu, the Arcade Fire, etc. was suddenly so concerned at what I might be saying to my 3000 "friends" on Facebook and 4000 followers on Twitter, but that's beside the point; like I said, I know he was just looking for some kind of justification because it would make him look bad to kick out someone who had stuck by his side through thick and thin for 12 years (15 if you count the time since I first became a roadie for the band) for calling out a spoiled brat for doing something insensitive and stupid.

So, yeah, I was fired. No longer a Flaming Lip. Seriously?!?! FUCK!

I can't even begin to express what a devastating blow that was to me. I have loved that band since the early 1990s and becoming a member of that band in 2002 is probably the proudest moment I've had in my life thus far. I lived and breathed that band. I put up with endless verbal (with threats of physical) abuse from Wayne because I absolutely loved the music we were making and playing (and also because I love Steven, Michael and Derek.) I turned a blind eye when he pulled several of his (what I consider to be) tasteless publicity stunts. I kept my mouth shut when he threw away the track Deerhoof had sent us to work on because he had suddenly decided that song was going to be done with Kesha.

[Update: Scurlock clarifies: "The song that we were going to work on with Deerhoof was completely separate from the track that we ended up doing with Kesha. It's just that there were x amount of 'slots' on the album and Wayne decided to do the song with Kesha rather than the one with Deerhoof."]

And, even though I was incredibly disappointed to suddenly not be working with one of my all-time favorite bands because he had decided on behalf of the whole band that we were going to instead work with someone whose music I couldn't possibly care less about, I put my head down and gave it my all and my best - because that's what I did in the Flaming Lips. Sure, I have grown apart from Wayne on a personal level over the last several years, but never did I once let it affect my job performance. I just merely didn't speak to him unless we had business to conduct. It bothered me for a while until I thought about other people that have been in bands together for a long time. I mean, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones didn't even attend Robert Plant's infant son's funeral in 1977, but Led Zeppelin still kept going until the death of John Bonham. Paul Stanley didn't invite Gene Simmons to his wedding in 2005, but Kiss is still going. So, I figured it was okay to not be friends with him for the time being. And it was my choice to distance myself from him on a personal level. We were at Tarbox Road Studio and he wanted me to run an errand for him. I was having a high anxiety day and asked him if I could do it in a little bit when my anxiety had subsided. He got upset and used some personal things from my past to jab at me. And I decided right then and there that that is not the kind of behavior a friend exhibits. But we didn't need to be friends to make music, right? It worked for a couple of years, at least. But, throughout all of this, as I said before, I never used it as an excuse to make the music suffer. Even if he laid into me right before we went on stage (as he did a number of times), I put it aside and played the absolute best show I could possibly play. Blah, blah, blah, etc., etc., etc.

As I stated earlier, I decided to keep publicly silent about the reason behind my firing for a number of reasons. At first, I thought he would likely have a change of heart and I would be back where I felt I belonged and everything would move forward. But then he posted the photo on Instagram of his girlfriend, a roadie, Sarah from Phantogram and (to really drive his point home) A DOG wearing a headdress with a caption giving a shout out to Christina Fallin as a jab at me. That's the moment I knew he wasn't going to change his mind and was, in fact, doubling down on his reason for firing me. Still, I kept quiet publicly because I figured it wouldn't matter that much in the grand scheme of things. The Flaming Lips have had drummers before me (in fact, as you probably know, the best drummer they've ever had - and the greatest drummer walking Planet Earth today - is still in the band and plays a multitude of instruments). And the Flaming Lips are greater than the sum of their parts. So, what does it matter if I'm gone? Well, it matters to me, but that doesn't mean it will matter to you. I also kept quiet out of respect for the other members of the band. Steven is one of my best friends and I also love Michael and Derek. Any noise coming from me would surely impact them and I didn't want this whole firing nonsense to affect them negatively any more than it already has. I told my friends and other people I care about the real reason and I've seen it seeping out here and there, but nothing too extreme. Until recently.

Christina Fallin and the rest of her lame band tried to get publicity for a recent live performance by spreading the rumor that they were going to perform in full Native regalia. My good friend (and someone I admire deeply) Samantha Crain organized a peaceful protest. The band mocked Native culture and was very antagonistic towards the protesters by flipping them off and trying to get security to remove them, despite them being out of the sight lines of the audience. Wayne and his girlfriend were apparently there making fun of the protesters (I can't confirm this because none of it is on video and I wasn't there) which enraged a lot of people, which led to someone telling the local press the reason I was fired, which led to the furor over the past several days. I can't lie and say that some part of me isn't happy to see Wayne finally catch heat for some of his actions, but I do feel that some of the reactions I've seen have been extreme. I've seen a couple of things written that wish death upon him and I don't agree with that. I've seen some things calling for bad things to happen to all of the members of the band, which I most certainly don't agree with. I know those guys about as well as it's possible to know a person and I can say in no uncertain terms that Steven Drozd, Michael Ivins and Derek Brown are three of the kindest, most upstanding (and outstanding) people you could ever hope to meet. I was spoiled getting to play alongside them and spend so much time with them for so long. Those three have absolutely NOTHING to do with Wayne's antics (or his decision to fire me). I love them all very deeply and it bums me out to see them lumped in with any of this.

In closing, I've been asked constantly the past month and change since my firing what I plan on doing next. The answer is, "a lot." I'm not one to count chickens before they hatch, so I don't want to mention anything specific at the moment in case one thing or the other doesn't pan out. But I do really, truly from the bottom of my heart love and appreciate every single person who has reached out to me in the last month and a half and offered their love and support. The immediate aftermath of being fired from my favorite band was one of the darkest times in my life and your support kept me from sinking into an abyss of depression and self-loathing. I hope to see you all very soon.

Love, Kliph

2 May 2014

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Comments (124)

Well I know I hated this band for a reason!

It's a shame they're linked with Tame Impala!

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 4:52 PM

They'd be a whole lot better off with more gimmicks.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 4:54 PM

I gotta side with the drummer on this one.
Bros>Hoes

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 4:55 PM

I believe it. Coyne is a dickhead that relies more on gimmicks than musical talent. I saw them on the "Soft Bulletin" tour they did in 2011 and there was like 30 minutes of him talking and 30 minutes of actual music during their set. They didn't make it through the whole album.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 4:59 PM

I wonder what kind of backlash, if any, this will have on Wayne and the band in the future. Judging by the new Miley audience they've crossed over and picked up, probably not much.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 5:01 PM

4:58 - Ian Astbury and The (Southern)(Death)Cult have used Native American imagery since their early 80s inception and do so as a true, respectful homage...not for crass publicity.

All that being said, the Governor's daughter is HOT!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 5:05 PM

Very true about The Cult. Also, while what the Pony girl did is wrong, yes, she is hot. The biggest enjoyment I get out of all of this, however, is that finally it is coming to light, the big spotlight of major news outlets, what a complete fucking asshole Wayne Coyne is.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 5:08 PM

Coyne is a notorious ass, and most peeps in the music industry have known that for years. His need for gimmicks is off the chart. For fuck's sake, he's worn the same mother fucking outfit (jacket with bow tie undone) for almost every press photo for the last ten years. And don't get me started on the fucking ball. It was fun the first time. Now that we're in the umpteenth iteration of it ... mmm, not so much.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 5:10 PM

#TeamDrummer

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 5:10 PM

What a bunch of creeps

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 5:12 PM

Fine.. But we all agree that the village people is the exception to the rule right?

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 5:13 PM

Useless State and Useless Band - Fuck All Of them

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 5:15 PM

at least YMCA is unbanned from Clippers games *busts out headdress*

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 5:17 PM

2 long didn't reed

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 5:17 PM

wayne coyne is the Carrot Top of music.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 5:28 PM

I like(d) the Cult back in the day, and get that they were trying to be respectful, but I don't really see how it was cool then except that times and sensitivities have changed on the issue as demonstrated by the backlash now on the Redskins team name.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 5:45 PM

Friends. FRIENDS! Welcome to what we have ll known for a very, very, long time:

Wayne is a fucking tool.

It is indeed about time the rest of the world started taking notice.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 5:52 PM

They've made some good music, but it's hard to take them seriously with all the Miley Cyrus bullshit.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 6:00 PM

Hey guys,

Sorry I am such a tampon dick-shit. I promise to keep being a complete tool.

Suck it,

Wayne Coyne

Posted by Wayne Coyne | May 2, 2014 6:00 PM

^Hey Wayne - Fuck You!

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 6:20 PM

Must be nice to be a Governor's daughter
$

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 6:22 PM

This is all so fucking stupid.

Posted by A. Non | May 2, 2014 6:27 PM

Wayne has a big fucking mouth. Gotta side with Kliph since Wayne has such a history of being a jerk-off, even though he preaches all that hippy love bullshit.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 6:27 PM

Chances Wayne is actually petty enough to have read this thread and actually posted in the comments? Probably as good a chance of him having lifelong "little man" problems down below which is to say about 100%

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 6:47 PM

Don't believe everything you read and fuck you Lando!

Posted by Wayne Coyne | May 2, 2014 7:15 PM

That girl needs to scrape off her 3 inch thick makeup. I will never ever ever understand why girls do this.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 7:17 PM

It's true, I hate native indians.

Posted by Christina | May 2, 2014 7:18 PM

wayne you fagit
cmon you cokehead
which one of you sold my daughter the dope

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 7:22 PM

This probably won't cause Wayne to lose any fans, since you would already have to be a complete fucktard to care about them at this point. Sadly that applies to a lot of people.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 7:50 PM

^ Friend, you could not be more truthful with that statement. I'm guessing you would like a pause after "Sadly", however, so maybe next time a comma? Outside of that, fab grammar. Keep on Fuckin'.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 7:53 PM

At least they have a good light show.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 8:14 PM

I hope the hamster ball comes back and the water bazooka too

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 8:30 PM

Every single individual mentioned in the article is an attention hounding fucking douche. Fuck 'em all.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 9:02 PM

That girl needs to scrape off her 3 inch thick makeup. I will never ever ever understand why girls do this.

^TRUE
Sign of a confident woman.... no makeup.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 9:34 PM

>Every single individual mentioned in the article is an attention hounding fucking douche. Fuck 'em all.

Friend. I understand that this issue causes emotions to boil. It's completely understandable. Please do make a point, however, to pay attention to your grammar. Your describing them as hounding. What kind of hounding? The attention kind. I understand that thought. Also, what kind of douche are they? The fucking kind. And between you and me, that's the worst kind. So please allow me to correct your statement:

Every single individual mentioned in the article is an
attention-hounding, fucking douche. Fuck 'em all.

That wasn't so hard, right? I look forward to seeing your future posts here. Please carry on hating on Wayne. That fucker deserves it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 9:35 PM

Always thought the drummer was the coolest member of this band.

Goes on stage...rocks out...doesn't act like an attention whore.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 9:44 PM

^^^^grammar hound it's you're describing them not your describing them...ouch!

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 9:45 PM

Drummer is Charlie Sheen winning...
#ROYALTIES

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 9:46 PM

>^^^^grammar hound it's you're describing them not your describing them...ouch!

You're wrong. I was not saying "you are". I was speaking of their reference. As in "your" reference to what you were saying. There's a difference. Please pay attention and play again next time.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 9:49 PM

This band is still relevant? Really?

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 10:09 PM

"This band is still relevant? Really?" why would they suddenly NOT be?

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 10:17 PM

Every single individual mentioned in the article is an attentionhoundingfuckingdouche. Fuck you all.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 10:20 PM


This word fascinates me: attentionhoundingfuckingdouche

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 10:23 PM

bunch of uptight fucks around these parts for a friday evening

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 10:32 PM

"why would they suddenly NOT be?"

The Flaming Lips have not been "relevant" for 15-20 years.

Mary Fallin is a piece of shit. Her daughter sounds very much like one too. Pretty par for the course for Coyne.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 11:10 PM

"why would they suddenly NOT be?"

Because BV readers said so.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 11:18 PM

> bunch of uptight fucks around these parts for a friday evening

Oh my, Friend. I would like to give you the benefit of the doubt, but I simply can't be sure. Please, going forward that is, know that because "for" is a preposition, you really need to have a comma before it to separate that phrase. I'm not even going to get into the lack of upper and lower case and lack of punctuation.

Thank you.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 11:25 PM

Every single individual mentioned in the article is a fucking
attention-hounding douche. Fuck 'em all.

That sounds better, no?

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 11:50 PM

She wore an Indian head dress, big fucking deal.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 11:56 PM

Mr./Ms. 11:50.

I'm afraid that's a negative. You'll want a comma after "fucking". But outside of that, I adore the thought behind your process.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 12:05 AM

However ... 11:56pm ... WTF?!

That's a gross example of a comma splice. What the living fuck, friend? You just separated two independent statements with a comma. Did you ever go to school?

Open. Up. A. Book. And. Learn. Proper. Grammar.

You'll be happy you did later in life.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 12:07 AM

Christina and Wayne have endless reserves of unexamined privilege to draw upon in this situation, as in life. I side with the drummer, Mr. Scurlock.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 12:08 AM

I remember when Wayne Coyne sucked my dick, now that was nice.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 12:53 AM

I heard all day about the "racism" involved, it turns out it's just a girl wearing a Native American headdress? that's what counts as a "racism" scandal?

sorry, as racism goes, that's just not very impressive. that would make Jimi Hendrix, the Village People, the Neville Brothers and the Grateful Dead all racists.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 2:58 AM

I would most def fuck that christina girl. Hot looking piece.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 7:59 AM

Sorry about the misplaced comma. My written works are usually edited by a professional before publication.

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Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 8:37 AM

>I heard all day about the "racism" involved, it turns out it's just a girl wearing a Native American headdress? that's what counts as a "racism" scandal?
sorry, as racism goes, that's just not very impressive. that would make Jimi Hendrix, the Village People, the Neville Brothers and the Grateful Dead all racists.

Your grammar sucks balls. However, the Hendrix comment is an interesting one so I'll look past your aforementioned mistakes this one time.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 9:20 AM

What does Gibby Haynes think?

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 9:27 AM

No word yet on 8:14's missing comma. Stay tuned.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 9:58 AM

He wore blackface. Big fucking deal. She used the n word. Big fucking deal.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 10:28 AM

Is OK governor similar to OK cupid?

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 10:44 AM

wayne coyne has been bottoming out for years...hopefully the real shit comes out public soon!

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 10:50 AM

I'm not really sure where I fall on the misappropriation thing. Are there African protests at Goat shows? What everyone can agree on is it would be truly funny to see the aging hamster ball tear and deflate and suffocate Wayne.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 11:25 AM

Okay, so I'm almost positive no member of the Grateful Dead actually wore a headdress. Sure, they had & currently have (Spring 1990 box set comes to mind) art that uses Native American imagery, but there's a big difference between that and walking around wearing a headdress like you're the big chief. Speaking of "Big Chief", you've got it wrong on the Neville Brothers too. They have a heavy involvement with the Mardi Gras Indian culture in New Orleans. They have headdresses, but they're very different in terms of cultural meaning and appearance. It's its own unique thing. I can't speak for Jimi or the Village People, but you've got it wrong on the Dead & the Neville Brothers.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 11:41 AM

pretty sure 11:41 is right about the Nevulle Bros and GD

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 11:58 AM

headdress aside, flipping off and mocking the protesters just ain't cool

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 12:51 PM

^ I concur regrading 11:41's explanation. These are different circumstances. However, as I'm on here to point out your grammar, please note the following:

>Sure, they had & currently have (Spring 1990 box set comes to mind) art

Try this:

Sure, they had, and currently have - Spring 1990 box set comes to min - art ...

I do like the way you used "It's" and "its" correctly and right next to each other. As Hammer would say ... Proper.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 12:54 PM

^REGARDING

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 1:54 PM

^Huh?

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 1:56 PM

waiting to hear what wayne says...

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 2:11 PM

He already comment on this post. See above.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 2:31 PM

1:56 - Huh what? Just calling out the fish-in-a-barrel-shooting Grammar Nazi on the typo. No free passes.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 2:36 PM

They'd be a whole lot better off with more gimmicks.

Posted by How to get $250 Chilis Gift Card? | May 3, 2014 2:57 PM

i give flaming lips a year before they implode...finally.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 3:02 PM

Dear Friend who posted at 2:36PM. Unfortunately, your comment still makes no sense. The word "regarding" ... where exactly does that appear, darling?

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 3:45 PM

Regarding 3:45, it seems 12:54 stated, "I concur regrading.."

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 4:14 PM

ever since i became an injun, i get to wear my headdresses everywhere...it's a great place to stash away your decks and hummus when you're cruising through ohio if you know what i mean

Posted by Injun Joe formerly known as Devin Diiver | May 3, 2014 4:18 PM

I think we're all missing the point here:

Wayne decided to work on a tracking with Kesha over working on a track with Deerhoof. That pretty much says enough for me.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 4:36 PM

BV grammar nazi correcting a post about the Grateful Dead's Spring 1990 box set > anything Wayne Coyne has done post-1995

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 4:40 PM

12:54, can you explain your use of en-dashes and the spaces before and after your ellipses? Neither of these would be acceptable in any style guide that I've read.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 4:49 PM

3:45/12:54(?) - You're sweet.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 5:44 PM

4:49PM

I applaud your attentive eye. The en dashes are often used in place of a () or even ; depending on the context.

Thanks for asking AND playing! Come again.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 6:14 PM

Ward Churchhll here. Whites can be Native Americans too, ask Elizabeth Warren, or me.

Posted by Ward Churchill | May 3, 2014 6:53 PM

I just don't see how in that sentence it changes the context. They're both working in the same way, especially in the context of a music blog's comment section.

I support the en-dash, in general, and it would make me laugh if BV commenters started writing like Laurence Sterne.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 6:55 PM

^ I feel a sense of accomplishment just seeing small steps being taken towards attentiveness of grammar in any shape or form.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 7:07 PM

A few interesting notes via wiki about the winner that Wayne chose over Kliph:

In June 2011, Fallin married Matthew William Bacon in Ireland. She filed for an annulment in April 2012. She remarried on July 2, 2012, seven weeks after the annulment was granted, to Eric K. Smith. Christina's husband filed for divorce on November 29, 2012.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 7:40 PM

7:07 - "attentiveness of grammar"? C'mon.
That's a mouthful of bleu cheese.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 8:38 PM

If I post my history paper that's due Monday, will you edit it for me?

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 8:45 PM

Lombardo is available.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 8:48 PM

Dearest 8:38 Friend,

I'm not a huge fan of blue cheese. Well, wait a second, please. On occasion, I have been known to enjoy some Stilton, or any of the robust blue-veined cheeses that are available. I like to shop at Murray's and Williamsburg Cheese Shop. I find it best to choose a nice Tawny Port to pair. I'll tell you a little secret, friend. If you are looking to spend some of those pennies you so diligently save, take a trip to Chambers Street Wines and find yourself a nice Colheita. It's a vintage Tawny Port. The notes of caramel, toffee, nuts and spice ... it truly is a slice of the good life. You seem like you deserve a taste of what I regularly experience. Be well.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 8:58 PM

^I have to tell you, I'm suspicious. But, thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 9:21 PM

Why would you be suspicious? The aforementioned locations for picking up either cheese or spirits are exceptional and known nationally for excellence. Sometimes, friend, you just need to dive right in and take that chance. I believe in you.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 9:25 PM

^ #fail

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 9:53 PM

I almost forgot how smoking, fucking hot Tara Lipinski looks these days.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 10:18 PM

The edgiest thing these guys ever did was stay in their hick ass hometown.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2014 10:53 AM

So Wayne hates Native Americans, works on songs with Kesha over Deerhoof, and gives shout outs to clueless old hag tea baggers.

He must constantly have his asshole oiled up with the finest lubricant.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2014 11:54 AM

^ Totally agree with you, friend. But please keep in mind, it's "shout-outs" and not "shout outs".

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2014 1:56 PM

This is a music blog, not a rhetoric test. All you assholes who insist on correcting the mistakes of others should die a slowly painful, cancerous death. Thank you.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2014 2:35 PM

Oh my. It looks as though 2:35 has his/her panties in a twist. Let me advise you on something, dear friend. You're dangerously close to a comma splice in your first sentence. I would recommend ditching the comma and simply using "and". Or, if you so choose, maybe it two sentences. Also, an adverb in front of an adjective, like the way you wrote "slowly painful" is wreck. I think what you meant was something along the lines of "slow, painful, cancerous death". You could have also said "slow and painful, cancerous death". Please pay attention when you decide to go after someone. Keep those ducks in a row, and you go on and keep on fuckin'!

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2014 2:43 PM

^F,U,C,K, Y,O,U,

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2014 5:19 PM

^ You almost had it there, friend. If you would have simply left off that last comma and made it a period ... so close. But yet, you're so far, really.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2014 6:05 PM

I think the douche bag @2:43 needs someone to proofread his posts. I have found a mistake or two. "Or, if you so choose, maybe it two sentences." I'm thinking he meant to put the word 'make' before the word 'it'. It's a simple and minor mistake, because obviously he's an English professor. Maybe he should get his mom to check these posts before he presses submit. Of course first he needs to wipe the jizz out of his eyes.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2014 6:18 PM

> Of course first he needs to wipe the jizz out of his eyes.

Mmm. So close, friend. Next time, please do not forget the comma after "course".

Kthxbye.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2014 7:11 PM

trolls with training wheels

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2014 7:52 PM

6:18, what makes you think it's a guy? and, for better or worse, it's just grammar correcting that's taking place. you seemed to answer with a homophobic response, which most people would say is fairly dickish. keep it classy.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2014 7:56 PM

7:11, I never claimed to be attempting to use perfect grammar. However, 2:43 (and I assume 7:11) appears to view it as very important. Therefore, he or she should address his or her omission of the word, "make". 7:56, regarding the homophobic issue: I was assuming the commenter was a male, so I guess I was being sexist. However, if it's a female she should wipe the jizz from her eyes as well.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2014 9:32 PM

Aaaaaand...done.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2014 10:45 PM

9:32. Exactly what does that prove? As in, the wiping jizz from one's eye? Please, do explain yourself. Oh, and for what it's worth, you're going to want to place a comma after "female" in that last sentence. With "if" being a preposition, you need the comma to indicate the phrase. Maybe you should spend less time making sexist comments on music blogs. Think of how you could educate yourself on grammar that you should have learned in grade school! xoxo

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2014 11:03 PM

Once watched Coyne break a girl's nose with his hamster ball and play it off like he'd done her a favor. "I'm covered in the dust of the leader!" http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kq5_cERPpR0

Good to know 21st century "rock stars" are such petty hypocrites. Ke$ha? Condemning a loyal bandmate for having a conscience and express his opinion? Ke$ha?

Fairly obvious Wayne has his eyes set on campaign fundraisers in '15. Wouldn't want to burn any bridge$.

Posted by All We Ever Had Is Now | May 4, 2014 11:17 PM

fix yo grammar bitch

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2014 11:20 PM

@1103 I like jizz, I suck it through a straw

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2014 11:22 PM

rubberneck

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2014 11:49 PM

jizz is good

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2014 12:54 AM

Only the Village People & Anthrax are allowed to cop this shit. Everyone else can eat a bag of buffalo dicks.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2014 1:31 AM

jizz on Anthrax

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2014 2:30 AM

jizz on wayne

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2014 2:31 AM

jizz in the morning, jizz in the evening, jizz at supper time

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2014 9:18 AM

Not only is this chick a horrible person (and average looking btw. Not sure why all the horny comments) according to wikipedia she was a lobbyist. Talk about the worst pieces of shit on the planet.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2014 12:08 PM

she's a pasty looking tea bagger

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2014 1:13 PM

I know how Kliph Scurlock feels. After two years in a rock band in Oklahoma. We had a 1% doctor that hated our social programs, Tea Party members that hated the POTUS and a retired cop that hated Obama Care, FYI I lost my due to "Pre-Existing Conditions. In reality Oklahoma has become a Fascist State. I remember as a child two pictures that hung on the living room walls across the state. FDR and Jesus Christ. My family lost their farm due to "Hoover's Henchman" shooting their cattle. After 50 years playing rock I will never lay my Fender bass down over politics. I also believe in KARMA. Klip Scurlock will find a band that will be great.

Posted by Railroadmike | May 15, 2014 9:08 AM

Railroadmike seems like a crazy poor loser. Have respect for your superiors. You and Kliph can make my coffee and change my oil.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 9:57 AM

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