For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: The Flaming Lips' History of Freaky
Ah, yes, and speaking of music festivals, we now come to our weekend audio shalom courtesy tomorrow's NX35 free-concert headliners at the North Texas Fairgrounds in Denton ... the Flaming Lips! Coincidentally, I got my copy of this giveaway disc at SXSW years ago, when the film-fest side of things debuted Brad Beesley's terrific, years-in-the-making doc about the band, The Fearless Freaks. There is an official, for-purchase soundtrack consisting of live recordings, but four years ago the band went and gave away an online version that's only missing a couple of tracks -- thankfully, not the Led Zeppelin and Flock of Seagulls covers. You can even print out your own album art. And that, right there, that's customer service.