So, it's Halloween. Inevitably, you're going to wear something that's itchy and/or constricts normal body movements, you're going to eat more Milk Duds then you thought physically possible, and, if your Halloweens tend to progress like mine, you're going to end up far drunker than a Monday night calls for, your Raggedy Anne bonnet in the possession of some poor imitation of Watchmen's Rorschach, a handful of fake cobwebs stuck to your eyelashes. Thankfully, The Flaming Lips have provided the soundtrack for tomorrow's incapacitation. All of tomorrow. Really: the whole day.
At midnight last night, on the aptly named domain "flaminglipstwentyfourhoursong.com", the band released "7 Skies H3" for free streaming. It seems that last month's six-hour "I Found This Star On The Ground" was a mere warm-up to the main event; "7 Skies H3" is a full eighteen hours longer than the Lips' previous epic, meaning listeners get eighteen more hours of guitarist Steven Drozd's fuzzy pop twinklings and frontman Wayne Coyne's signature Wayne Coyne-ness.
In case streaming the song simply isn't enough or you aren't able to access the stream at all (it's only available to 999 listeners at a time), for $5000, you can purchase a physical version of the track, which comes on a hard drive contained in a real human skull. (As reported by the Huffington Post, the skulls come from Oklahoma-based company Skulls Unlimited, "the world's leading supplier of osteological specimens." With the aid of flesh-eating beetles, the skulls are hollowed out and become perfect hard-drive receptacles. Creepy, and green!)
So before you head out to paint your respective Halloweentowns red tonight, be sure to leave all web-enabled devices in their chargers. Heaven forbid you find yourself up Hangover Creek without a Flaming-Lips-paddle.