The Flaming Lips Inspire Feed Me Farms (10 for 2010)


How can a man (Wayne Coyne) and a band (The Flaming Lips) inspire us here at Feed Me Farms? It all began on New Year’s Eve. We decided to take a well earned break from the farm and drive through snow and sleet to see The Flaming Lips play their hometown of Oklahoma City on this celebratory evening.

New Year's Eve in Oklahoma City

As soon as we hit the city limits, we began to see the positive influence that this band has had on their hometown. Instead of heading for the bright lights and big time status of living in L.A., New York or any other glamorous urban setting, they have chosen to stay in Oklahoma and help their States tourism and economy. And what a great job they’ve done. Wayne and his band mates have turned the ordinary into extraordinary. If more people did this, the world would be a much better place to live. No matter where in the world that might be, from small rural farms to big urban sprawl.

I picked up a local paper in the lobby of our hotel upon check-in and to my delight found an article called “10 for 2010.” To my surprise and delight, the first person listed was Wayne Coyne and his 10 for 2010:

The Flaming Lips in concert

1. To see U.F.O.s come down and enlighten all humans
2. To see all humans be kind to animals
3. To see religious fanatics disappear
4. To see the Pentagon levitate
5. To see Global Warming stop
6. To see marijuana de-criminalized
7. To see humans give love instead of taking it
8. To watch the Oklahoma (or in our case ,Texas) sunset more often
9. To sleep late
10. To accept things we cannot control

Almost Country_1
3/6/2010 4:15:31 PM

Hi Sandy, I'm wishing you lived next door rather than in Texas--you seem like somebody I'd love to share a bottle of wine with! Thanks for the resolutions. Love 'em. Colleen

Oz Girl
2/6/2010 8:41:01 AM

Sandy, what a marvelous list for 2010. I loved your #3, 4 and 5... really, it's all about finding joy in the simple realities of daily life, which is all around us! And I've been trying to make do with what I have more the last year. Sometimes it's tough, that darned ole TV can still reach out and hypnotize us with things that we want. But I soon remind myself how much I have, and to be thankful for every bit of it. You're right, it may not be what I planned for myself, but this is where I've landed, and like you, I love my life here! :-) Sounds like you probably enjoyed your well-deserved break from the farm too.

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