Monday, April 27, 2009


When the big huh-bub over The Flaming Lips "Do You Realize??" being voted the official rock song of Oklahoma came to a head last week it was a little sad for me.  The State Senate voted for the song, the State Legislature voted against the song because Michael Ivins wore a shirt to the capitol emblazoned with the former Russian hammer and sickle.  It was sad because it just went to show how backward and conservative the state is.  My brother has that shirt and has worn it a lot the last few years and has gotten a lot of compliments on it.  But, I think the thing that was the worst is that once the song was voted in it made Oklahoma look like it was actually pretty cool.  Then when all this happened it made us once again look like dumb hicks.

However, I'm glad to see that that Gov. Brad Henry went ahead and voted it in as the state rock song.  

1 comment:

Graveyard Fields said...

The Lips are like a cool circus in the middle of a field of oil pumps. Like Santa's workshop the icy desert of the north. (Sorry, Hanson)