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Wayne Coyne Battles the Bad Buzz Robots

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Electric Picnic 2005. I had only a couple of minutes notice I’d be talking to Wayne Coyne. No time to prepare questions. So I got to thinking, you know, the guy is always so insanely happy. Wouldn’t it be funny if I just tried to depress the shit out of him. So I tried. Did it work? Well… Read the rest of this article here.

January 19th, 2010.

11 Responses to “Wayne Coyne Battles the Bad Buzz Robots”

  1. Darragh Says:

    A friend of mine, podge, ended up on their tourbus after the gig in vicar street 2002. He spent a good half an hour explaining to Wayne how he had this idea to turn an entire open-topped lorry into a guitar with massive strings. Different people on the lorry could jump onto strings at various points upon its length and the entire thing would be rigged up to a massive amp. Wayne Coyne, being either an utter gent (albeit one on drugs) or completely disingenuous, patiently listened to all this, nodded sagely, congratulated Podge on being enthusiastic and imaginative, and told him to email the band again with the idea.

    It’s still in the running. They just covered dark side of the moon with their cousins. It has to be still in the running.

  2. Eoin Says:

    Haha… well Podge needs no introduction hereabouts. Presumably he had sandwiches in his pockets throughout.

  3. Eoin Says:

    Incidentally, the Ross referred to at the end there has just made a film about bees. Looks really good.


  4. Darragh Says:

    yah, you’re right about the sandwiches. Indeed, I think the whole open topped lorry idea came from the fact that their next few gigs were going to be on open-topped lorries during St Patrick’s weekend around Meath and they were trying to spin it positively.

    On the subject of bees – that trailer looks great. I think it is telling that there is a growing undertow of documentaries made by sensible people about living resources the world could possibly reserve if it wasn’t so fucked, as opposed to ancient, finite, resources fossilized in the ground. Does anyone know what’s really happening to the bees though? Wayne? Any ideas?

  5. Eoin Says:

    If I can speak on Wayne’s behalf, “everything is fine with the bees, Darragh, they fly around and are so full of love and positivity. It’s a blessing to be stung by the bastids to be honest with you.”

  6. Darragh Says:

    Thanx Wayne. Im gunna sleep easy 2night.

  7. Denise Says:

    Aaa so mean to Wayne. He’s the nicest man in the world. I worked with him on one of their most recent visits to Ireland. By the time they left I kind of wished he was my father.

  8. Chris Says:

    Man those are pretty depressing questions. You could have hit him where it hurts and said what if the entire band aside from you were killed in a bus crash how would you feel then? But that would just be mean. I think its great that there seems to be a genuinely nice guy in an industry that encourages people to be jerks.

  9. Eoin Says:

    To be honest Chris, I think he figured I might have psychological problems. He kept putting his hand on my back and saying things like “It’s not that bad” and “Things are going to get better…”

  10. Chris Says:

    Yeah the tone of it does sound like you might off yourself at any second and that you possibly hate your job.

  11. raptureponies Says:

    I was at that EP, and a guy in front of me proposed to his missus during Do You Realise, she said yes… then they had a big fight.

    That might upset Wayne a bit?

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