Wayne Coyne turns 50 on January 13th!!
Fans of Flaming Lips’ front-freak Wayne Coyne are making a special Birthday Message for him – want to help???
Say “Happy Birthday” to Wayne in whatever way suits your style and it will get edited into a montage video to be posted on YouTube and sent to Wayne on his big day! (Update: check out the finished video – plus see how Wayne celebrated his big day – with drag queens, weird gals, vikings, goats, bondage rabbits, a pig’s heart and karaoke – here).
Here’s some suggestions:
a) record yourself (perhaps with a group of friends) singing “Happy Birthday” to Wayne (possibly in costumes) – video would be great, but audio alone is also fine
b) submit a photo of yourself with Wayne
c) paint a picture – nothing says “Happy Birthday” like original art
d) record an original jingle – perhaps like a birthday version of this … but don’t worry if the production isn’t as slick
d) draw something – even a quick doodle is welcome
e) get creative with Photoshop or computer drawing/ art programs
f) get creative with an etch-a-sketch, chalk on the sidewalk, tonight’s dinner, legos, found objects… whatever!
g) submit a favorite Flaming Lips photo you took at a concert or elsewhere
h) make a short video – feeling inspired by the yfrog videos Wayne tweets? make one of your own to wish him well on his 50th – or make a YouTube video (say, of yourself dancing with Christmas lights wrapped around you, or whatever…)
i) get a tattoo!
j) … a short written message is enough – leave some words in the comments section below to be included in the video, or tweet something to http://twitter.com/FutureHeartDay and your text will be worked into the video with your name (or screen name, or no name – whatever your stated preference)
All credited name (or anonymity) wishes will be respected…
…. and if you have a link (say, your YouTube profile or your band’s website – and your band played a song for Wayne) leave a note with your submission for it to get included in the description of the finished video.
Your birthday message could really be anything…. it can be geeky, freaky, funny, simple, cute … just keep it fun, creative and in the spirit of helping Wayne celebrate – and since I’m hoping on getting many submissions, keep it brief enough that I can include everybody’s work in one video.
You don’t have to have special talent or lots of time to contribute… whatever you submit will be appreciated!
Upload your submission anywhere on the web you feel comfortable doing so (that I’ll have access to – i.e. your blog, your Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, yfrog, twitpic) … all I need is a link to your image/ audio/ video. Once I save your content you can take it down, if so desired.
Send the link of your uploaded submission and any other details (i.e. name to be credited, anonymity, links to include, etc) to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @futureheartday… or leave it in the comments section below (whatever suits your needs and convenience).
Every effort will be made to include every submission – but if a flood of entries come in they will be selected on a first -come basis (so enter as soon as possible!) and may be edited for time…
And even you don’t want to submit anything – you can still help out by spreading the word to all other Flaming Lips fans… link this page (https://psychexfutureheart.wordpress.com/wayne50/) to your Facebook, tweet it, make some phone calls, blog about it, hang up a sign in your local record store… whatever!
If nothing else – “just be a nice person”…
“Michelle, who met her husband [Wayne Coyne] almost 15 years ago, shakes her head at his willingness to leap off the bench again and again. She explains how he sings ‘Happy Birthday’ on family occasions with the same enthusiasm he displays on stage.”
-Amy Raphel, “Straight from the Lip,” The Guardian, June 29, 2003
Wayne Coyne sings “Happy Birthday” to Flaming Lips’ fans.
He sung “Happy Birthday” to band-mates.
He’s sung it with Beck.
He’s even sung it with a marching kazoo band!
And after he’s all done with his singing duties for the night, he’s still not done singing “Happy Birthday.”
It’s time we sing Happy Birthday to Wayne!