I Can Be a Gabba Gabba!

The Flaming Lips will appear on Nick Jr. kid’s Yo Gabba Gabba! (previously mentioned in PsychExFutureHeart’s Oct 15, 2009 blog entry Yes Yes Yes: So Embryonic It’s All Right) playing “I Can Be Frog.” No broadcast date has surfaced yet and image searches on Google, Bing, Yahoo and Altavista have yielded nada thus far… but there’s a stupendously silly picture of the Flaming four geared up (think “Spongebob & Patrick Confront The Psychic Wall Of Energy” video costumes) and playing with the Gabba! cast on page 29 of the current issue of Rolling Stone (1096). Devo, The Killers, Weezer and Weird Al are also scheduled to appear on season three of the show, set to premiere Jan 16, 2009.

Yes Yes Yes: So Embryonic It’s All Right

The Secret Show today isn’t just another gig or album release promo obligation, it’s the culmination of everything discussed above, from Switzerland to Conan. The Lips have used the status and connections they’ve earned since The Soft Bulletin and an understanding (as well as anyone can) of how the music industry and the internet currently works to develop throughout 2009 not just a sound or a modified aesthetic, but a sense of something “happening”…a thrill for enthusiasts of daring rock n’ roll. It’s not merely a matter of new songs, but that once again “blaring like a trumpet” their “potential has arrived” and these same phrases the “Happy Anniversary Soft Bulletin” blog used (from the lyrics of that album) to describe the larger significance of ten years ago apply today… but this time they have a sizeable fan-base to participate and observe as it unfolds.