Music: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Part 1, by The Flaming Lips

Something about this song lifts my mood.

Maybe it’s the playful nature of the music, the lyrics, or the video, or perhaps it’s that they mention evil natured robots that are programmed to destroy us. And well, Yoshimi’s “got to be strong to fight them, so she’s taking lots of vitamins”.

This song (and the album as a whole) has been getting lots of playtime on my iPhone as of late. Here’s a bit of what Rolling Stone had to say about the album when they put it on their list of top 100 albums of the 2000’s:

Wayne Coyne took two decades and a long, bizarre road through drug-addled metal and alt-pop before he nailed the Pet Sounds in his psychedelia. Yoshimi is a delightful iridescent bomb of buoyant electronics, imaginary Japanese animé and plaintive vocal surrender.” Read the rest here


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