"I truly believe that when you’re young, you should think that the world is yours and you can do whatever the fuck you want with it, and people should get out of your way. As you get older, though, you realize— and this is good news, but it’s also devastating— that there will be love that will die and love that you can’t understand anymore. I don’t think I would disappear or die or kill myself if this love disappeared— I may wish I did, but life would just go on. That’s the bleakness in this album, and it’s the nature of reality. It’s a motherfucker. The more joy we feel, the more we know that there’s suffering and pain in the world. You can’t know one without having a realization of the other."
— Wayne Coyne talks to Larry Fitzmaurice about 30 years of the Flaming Lips and the band’s new album, The Terror.
"When I got to her house, she said, ‘I’ve never taken acid, so I can’t sing about that stuff.’ She’s done lots of other drugs, but not acid. So she was like, ‘Why don’t we do some acid, and then I can sing about it.’ She told her assistant, ‘Go get us some acid.’ Her assistant would’ve just ran out and got everybody a bunch of acid— how great is that? But we didn’t, because I was like, ‘Listen lady, I’m not going to do a bunch of acid with you tonight, because we have to record.’ Plus, I didn’t really want her to. The way she is, it’s as though she’s on acid already."
— The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne talks to us about working with Ke$ha.