August 16, 2012 - The Flaming Lips

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Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan connect over policy, GOP Senate candidates challenge the 17th Amendment, and The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne shares his latest album.

>> HEFTY PRESENTS STEVEFEST COLCHELLA 012.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> WELCOME.

WELCOME ONE AND ALL.

WELCOME, WELCOME MY FRIENDS TO STEVEFEST COLCHELLA 012.

THE FESTIVAL OF LIFE.

NOW ROCK NATION, IT'S OUR FINAL EVENING HERE ABOARD THE INTREPID, I KNOW O I

KNOW, WHAT A-- WHAT A LONG,

STRANGE TRIP IT'S BEEN.

WHAT AN INCREDIBLE WEEK OF BANDS, FUN.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) BUT THERE IS ONE MUSICIAN WHO HAS NOT BEEN HEARD FROM YET.

YOU KNOW THAT MOTTO, LIVE FOR NOW, WHICH OF COURSE TAKES ON A DARKER MEANING IF YOU INSERT A COMMA.

LIVE, FOR NOW.

BECAUSE OF COURSE SOME DAY WE WILL ALL DIE.

AND ALL OUR EFFORTS WILL BE AS TEMPORARY AS WORDS WRIT ON WATER.

LIFE IS BUT A WALKING SHADOW.

A POOR PLAYER WHO STRUTS AND FRETS AN HOUR UPON THE STAGE AND IS HEARD FROM NO MORE.

IT IS A TALE TOLD BY AN IDIOT FULL OF SOUND AND FURY.

SIGNIFYING PEPSI.

NOW LADIES AND GENTLEMEN LET'S SEND IT BACK UP TO MY COLLEAGUE THERE ON THE BRIDGE.

INTREPP PID, PLEASE WELCOME MY GOOD FRIEND MR. STEPHEN COLBERT.

TAKE IT AWAY, STEPHEN.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

HI!

COME ON IN!

WELCOME PEOPLE.

SILT DOWN.

WELCOME TO THE BRIDGE OF THE INTREPID WHERE I AM BROADCASTING FROM AN EXACT

REPLICA OF MY STUDIO BUILT RIGHT INSIDE THE SHIP.

IT IS SO EXCITING.

LAST NIGHT I LAUNCHED A CRUISE MISSILE.

(LAUGHTER) MY APOLOGIES TO THE PEOPLE OF WEE HAWKIN.

FOLKS, SPEAKING OF BLOWING UP ON SATURDAY MITT ROMNEY ANNOUNCED PAUL RYAN AS HIS

VICE PRESIDENTIAL PICK.

AND EVERY NEWS ORGANIZATION IN THE COUNTRY HAS BEEN CLAMOURING TO LEARN MORE

ABOUT THE DYNAMISH DUO BUT ONLY ONE PUBLICATION HAD A REPORTER OUT THERE ON THE BUS ON DAY ONE.

PEOPLE MAGAZINE.

OORS MITT ROMNEY CALLS IT,

CORPORATIONS MAGAZINE.

(LAUGHTER) A REPORTER FROM PEOPLE JOINED ROMNEY AND RYAN ON THE CAMPAIGN BUS THE DAY

AFTER THE ANNOUNCEMENT AND FILED ONE OF THE MOST PENETRATING FLUFF PIECES IN

THIS WEEK'S ISSUE.

IT'S TITLE ELED MITT ROMNEY AND PAUL RYAN, THE HONEYMOONERS.

NAMED FOR THAT GIDDY HONEYMOON PERIOD EARLY IN EVERY RELATIONSHIP WHEN EVERYTHING FEELS NEW AND

EXCITING BEFORE, INEVITABLY,

IT STAYS THAT WAY FOREVER.

NOW NOT THAT THAT DAY WAS ALL SMOOTH SAILING.

AS ROMNEY'S SON MATT EXPLAINED AT FIRST EVERYONE WAS PRETTY STIFF AND QUIET

BUT THEY BECAME FAST FRIENDS AT WHICH POINT EVERYONE WAS PRETTY STIFF AND TALKATIVE.

(LAUGHTER) NOW THESE MEN QUICKLY BONDED OVER THEIR MUTUAL INTERESTS AS ANN ROMNEY EXPLAINED

THEY'RE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE ON THIS VERY INTELLECTUAL POLICY WALK LEVEL.

WELL NO SURPRISE.

THESE TWO REALLY LIKE POLICY.

MITT EVEN ADDED, I LIKE POLICY.

AND-- (LAUGHTER) WHEN ASKED WHAT BOOKS HE READS RYAN SAID I READ POLICY.

(LAUGHTER) CLEARLY THEY'RE PERFECT FOR EACH OTHER.

RIGHT NOW THEY'RE SHARING THEIR DEEPEST, INNER MOST POLICIES WITH ONE ANOTHER.

AND IF WE LECH THEM, THEY MAY EVEN SHARE THOSE POLICIES WITH US.

BUT RYAN PROVE ODD HIMSELF'S MAN OF MANY DIMENSIONS WHEN HE REVEALED HITS SECOND ONE.

QUOTE, I ADVICE ENTO LECTURES FROM THE GREAT COURSES IN THE CAR.

I'M LISTENING TO A GREAT ONE ON VOLTAIRE RIGHT NOW.

I ENJOY STUDYING THE ENLIGHTENMENT WHICH IS AN 18th CENTURY DEBATE.

YES, THE ENLIGHTENMENT WAS A FASCINATING DEBATE BACK IN THE 18th CENTURY ABOUT

WHETHER SCIENCE AND REASON HAD A ROLE TO PLAY IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE.

A DEBATE THAT TO REPUBLICAN

RAGES ON TO THIS DAY.

(LAUGHTER) AND FOLKS, YOU KNOW, THIS ELECTION, THIS ELECTION REALLY IS ALL ABOUT POLICY.

WHETHER IT BE THE ECONOMY,

IMMIGRATION, RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, WOMEN'S RIGHTS DO.

WE WANT THE FAILED IDEAS OF THE LAST FOUR YEARS OR THE MYSTERY PRIZE INSIDE THE HANDSOME BOX.

NOW FOLKS,-- (LAUGHTER) WHAT COULD IT BE?

THIS STARK CHOICE GOES BEYOND THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE.

CONTROL OF THE SENATE IS ALSO UP FOR GRABS.

SO SENATE CANDIDATES ARE ADDRESSING WHAT MANY VOTERS ARE SAYING, HEY, MAYBE WE SHOULD STOP HOLDING ELECTIONS.

OF COURSE I'M TALKING ABOUT REPEALING THE 17th AMENDMENT WHICH SPECIFIES THAT THERE

BE TWO SENATORS FROM EACH STATE ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE THEREOF.

IT IS THE CONSTITUTION HE BIGGEST MISTAKE IF THEY DON'T COUNT THE TYPO IN THE

FIRST DRAFT THAT GUARANTEES EVERYONE TRIAL BY JERRY.

(LAUGHTER) IT WAS FIRM BUT HE WAS FAIR.

NOW THIS REPEAL OF THE 17th AMENDMENT IS BEING SPEARHEADED BY REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL CANDIDATES LIKE

MICHIGAN PETE HOEKSTRA, TODD AIKEN AND INDIANA RICHARD MOORE DOCK WITHOUT WANT TO

GO BACK TO THE GOOD OLD DAYS WHEN SENATORS WERE APPOINTED BY STATE LEGISLATURES, A

PROCESS THE SENATE'S OWN ONE SITE SAYS WAS MARKED BY DEADLOCK, INTIMIDATION AND BRIBERY.

IN OTHER WORDS, EXACTLY AS IT IS NOW MINUS ALL THAT STUPID VOTING.

I MEAN AFTER ALL, WHY SHOULD I HAVE TO VOTE FOR MY SENATOR.

I ALREADY VOTED FOR MY STATE SENATOR.

HE KNOWS WHAT I LIKE.

LET HIM ORDER FOR ME IT MAKES ME FEEL PATCH ERRED.

YOU KNOW, ORDER ME SOMETHING NICE.

BUT REMEMBER, I'M ALLERGIC TO SHELLFISH AND BLACK PEOPLE.

NOW DECIDES-- (LAUGHTER)

>> THE FOUNDERS OF IN COUNTRY MEANT THE SENATE TO HAVE A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT CONSTITUENCY.

AS MOORE DOCK EXPLAINED THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WAS THERE TO REPRESENT THE PEOPLE.

THE SENATE WAS THERE TO REPRESENT THE STATE.

YES.

THE STATES NEED THEIR OWN CHAMBER OF CONGRESS WHERE THEY WON'T BE BULLIED BY THE

PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THEM.

I MEAN THE PEOPLE ARE THE PROBLEM.

WHY DO YOU THINK FLORIDA IS SO SCREWED UP.

IT'S FULL OF FLORIDIANS.

(LAUGHTER) WE NEED-- WE NEED TO PUT THE CHOICE OF SENATORS IN THE CAPABLE HANDS OF OUR STATE LAWMAKERS.

I MEAN WE KNOW WHAT CLOSE ATTENTION WE ALL PAY WHEN WE ELECT THOSE GUYS.

I DO VERY THOROUGH RESEARCH IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE I'M CHOOSING THE ONE WITH THE

FUNNIEST SOUNDING NAME.

YOU DON'T WANT TO BE STUCK WITH A THISTLEBOTTOM WHEN THERE IS A DONEWORTH ON THE BALLOT.

THAT IS JUST THROWING AWAY YOUR VOTE.

THE POINT IS THESE CANDIDATES ARE BEING REFRESHINGLY HONEST WHEN THEY SAY THAT VOTERS CANNOT

BE TRUSTED TO CHOOSE THEIR SENATOR.

AND IF WE ELECT THEM WE'LL PROVE THEM RIGHT.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS THE LEADER OF A PSYCHEDELIC ROCK GROUP FROM OKLAHOMA.

I DIDN'T KNOW YOU COULD GET HIGH ON CORN.

PLEASE WELCOME WAYNE COYNE!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: WAYNE, HI,

HELLO.

NICE TO SEE YOU.

>> HELLO, STEPHEN COLBERT,

WE'RE IN A SPACE CAPSULE,

AREN'T WE.

>> Stephen: YEAH.

YOU CAN IMAGINE BEING STRAPPED INTO ONE OF THESE THINGS AND FIRED ON THE TOP

OF A GIANT BOTTLE OF LIQUID HYDROGEN, LIQUID OXYGEN AND BE SENT INTO THE ATMOSPHERE LIKE THAT.

>> YEAH, I THOUGHT ABOUT THAT.

TAKE A LOT OF DRUGS AND MAYBE BE PASSED OUT FOR THE TAKEOFF AND WAKE UP WHEN ARE YOU UP THERE.

>> Stephen: A LOT OF YOUR MUSIC SOUNDS LIKE THE IDEAS COME FROM OUTER SPACE.

>> I KNOW.

I CAN SEE WHERE PEOPLE WOULD THINK THAT.

>> Stephen: YOU LOOK GOOD ON YOUR BACK.

>> DO I.

>> Stephen: YES.

YOU DO TOO.

>> Stephen: I'M GUESSING THAT'S NOT THE FIRST TIME YOU'VE HEARD THAT.

>> IT'S THE FIRST TIME I'VE HEARD IT FROM YOU.

>> Stephen: WAYNE, BEING IN THIS CAPSULE WITH YOU, LYING NEXT TO YOU LIKE THIS, DOES

THIS MAKE ME A GROUPIE.

IS THAT WHAT GROUPIE MEANS IS YOU ARE GROUPED TOGETHER IN SMALL SPACES.

>> IT'S JUST A TERM FOR PEOPLE THAT WANT TO HAVE SEX WITH YOU BECAUSE THEY LIKE

YOUR MUSIC.

>> Stephen: DOES THAT HAPPEN?

>> YEAH, ALL THE TIME.

>> Stephen: IS THAT GOOD, IS THAT AVOID-- ANNOYING HAVING PEOPLE WANT TO HAVE SEX WITH

YOU BECAUSE OF YOUR MUSIC.

>> WELL-- .

>> Stephen: AND ARE THERE ANY OTHER REASONS TO MAKE MUSIC THAN THAT.

BECAUSE I IMAGINE A LOT OF GUYS GET INTO MUSIC FOR THAT REASON.

>> WELL, I DIDN'T, YOU KNOW,

I LIKE MUSIC IN AND OF ITSELF AND I LIKE SEX IN AND OF ITSELF.

SO I DIDN'T-- .

>> Stephen: YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE AM YOU HAVE TO GIVE ONE UP, YOU HAVE TO GIVE UP

SEX OR MUSIC, GO.

>> MUSIC.

>> Stephen: REALLY?

>> YEAH YOU HAVE A SIX HOUR SONG.

>> WE DO.

>> Stephen: WHO IS THAT FOR.

>> WELL.

>> Stephen: OTHER THAN ME BECAUSE I USE IT TO MAKE LOVE, OBVIOUSLY I HAVE TO

PUT THAT ON REPEAT.

>> I-- WOW, THAT'S A LOT OF INFORMATION.

>> Stephen: HOLD ON ONE SECOND.

ADJUST PITCH A LITTLE BIT.

GOING ACROSS-- WE HAVE A FULL BURN COMING UP HERE IN ABOUT FIVE MINUTES.

NOW YOU WORKED IN A LONG JOHN SILVERS, DID YOU NOT.

>> YEAH, I WORKED THERE.

>> Stephen: HOW LONG.

>> WELL, I MEAN I STARTED WORKING THERE WHEN I WAS 16,

IN 1977.

>> Stephen: THOSE ARE THE GOLDEN YEARS FOR LONG JOHN SILVER.

>> FUNNY YOU SAY IT.

THEY REALLY WERE.

PEOPLE REALLY LIKE TO EAT FRIED FISH A LOT MORE BACK THEN THAN THEY DO NOW.

THE EVILS OF FRIED FOOD HAS RUINED IT, I SUPPOSE.

BUT I DID.

AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT.

I HAVE TO SAY-- .

>> Stephen: YOU LOVED WORKING AT LONG JOHN SILVER.

>> I DID.

>> Stephen: WHAT DID YOU DO THERE.

>> I WAS JUST A COOK, A FRY COOK.

>> Stephen: SO YOU DIDN'T HAVE SORT OF THE PERSONALITY REQUIRED TO WORK THE COUNTER.

>> WELL, NO, I WOULD.

THERE WOULD BE DAYS.

IT DIDN'T TAKE VERY LONG TO REALLY BECOME A MASTER OF ALL THE SKILLS AT THE RESTAURANT.

>> Stephen: HOW MANY YEARS ARE WE TALKING.

>> WELL, I THINK FROM 1977 TO ABOUT 1990 SO A LONG TIME.

>> Stephen: 13 YEARS.

>> A LONG TIME.

>> Stephen: AT ANY POINT DID,

WHILE YOU WERE, SAY LIKE 11 YEARS IN DID YOU EVER THINK ABOUT JUST THROWING YOURSELF

HEAD FIRST INTO THE FRIER.

>> NO, NO, I MEAN I ALWAYS,

EVEN FROM THE BEGINNING, I MEAN, I WAS LUCKY, I MEAN IT'S NOT A VERY HARD JOB SO

YOU ARE DOING SOMETHING-- .

>> Stephen: OH, I DON'T KNOW.

>> FOR ME IT WAS FUN AND EASY BUT-- .

>> Stephen: DID YOU EVER HAVE A REALLY GREAT DAY AT THE FRIER AND SAY YEAH, I

[BLEEP] ROCKED THAT SIX PIECE.

>> YEAH, I WORKED THERE FOR SO LONG AND I WOULD WORK DOUBLE SHIFTS EVEN WHEN I

WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL, I WOULD WORK ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT THAT IS A LONG TIME.

>> Stephen: RUMOR IS THAT WHEN YOU STARTED OUT FOR YOUR FIRST EQUIPMENT YOU

STOLE IT FROM A CHURCH S THAT TRUE.

>> WE DIDN'T STEAL IT OURSELVES.

>> Stephen: DID SOMEBODY STEEL IT.

>> I BELIEVE IT HAD ALREADY BEEN STOLEN.

>> Stephen: HOW DO YOU THINK GOD WILL FEEL ABOUT THAT ANSWER WHEN ARE YOU AT THE

PEARLY GATES.

>> I THINK HE HAS ALREADY FORGIVEN ME.

>> Stephen: REALLY.

>> HE TOLD ME.

>> Stephen: ARE YOU A RELIGIOUS GUY, SPIRITUAL.

>> NO, NO.

>> Stephen: BUT YOU GIVE A DAMN.

COME AND GET ME, COME AND GET ME GOD.

I AM WAYNE COYNE.

>> WELL, I DIDN'T-- .

>> Stephen: WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE THIS MOMENT TO APOLOGISE TO GOD.

>> NO I STILL FELT LIKE WE DID THE RIGHT THING AT THE TIME.

>> Stephen: INJURE LATEST MUSICAL EFFORT RIGHT NOW IS CALLED FLAMING FLIPS AND HEADY FWENZE.

ARE THESE REALLY YOUR FRENZ OR ARE THEY MORE LIKE PROFESSIONAL COLLEAGUES.

>> KNOCK, I THINK TERBA HAS REALLY BECOME ONE OF MY GREAT DEAR, DEAR FRIENDS.

>> Stephen: YOU WORKED WITH YOKO ONO ON THIS ALBUM.

>> NOT SPECIFICALLY IN THE ROOM WITH HER.

A LOT OF THESE THINGS WE WOULD WORK REMOTELY DOING E-MAILS.

YOKO WAS IN LONDON.

>> Stephen: ARE YOU LUCKY TO WORK WITH HER.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

>> Stephen: NOT SO LUCKY TO STILL BE TOGETHER WITH A BAND BECAUSE SHE WILL BREAK

UP A BAND LIKE THAT.

>> NO, NO, SEE-- .

>> Stephen: SHE WILL BREAK UP ANY GROUP OF PEOPLE.

SHE WORKED AT THE DAILY SHOW RECENTLY THAT IS WHY COREL AND I LEFT.

ARE YOU EVER AFRAID THAT SUCCESS WILL GO TO YOUR HEAD.

>> YEAH, YEAH.

I MEAN I HOPE IT DOES AND GIVES ME CONFIDENCE AND MAKES PEOPLE LIKE MY MUSIC

EVEN IF IT IS NOT WORTH LIKING.

>> Stephen: HOW DO YOU SHAKE IT UP AFTER 30 YEARS?

>> WELL, I THINK I'M LUCKY,

I THINK WE GET BORED ESPECIALLY WITH OUR OWN CREATIONS AND OUR OWN MUSIC.

WE GET BORED WITH THAT.

>> Stephen: HOW DO YOU GET BORED WITH A SIX HOUR SONG.

IT DOESN'T SEEM POSSIBLE.

>> THAT WOULD BE THE DILEMMA T WOULD BE BORG.

I THINK IS THAT WE ARE LUCKY THAT SOMETHING HAPPENS AND WE ARE INTERESTED AND WE

LISTEN AND I DON'T KNOW THE ANSWER.

I THINK WE'RE JUST REALLY LUCKY.

I THINK THAT IS WHAT IT IS.

>> Stephen: WE'RE LUCKY TO HAVE YOU HERE TONIGHT.

ARE YOU READY TO ROCK THE INTREPID.

>> WE'RE COMPLETELY READY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> Stephen: LET'S LIGHT THIS CANDLE, FELLOWS.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH THE FLAMING LIPS

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