Perfect Editorial on the Oklahoma House of Representatives' Vote Against the Flaming Lips State Rock Song

If you follow me on Facebook, you'll see that I posted many links about the Oklahoma House of Representatives' vote against the Flaming Lips' Do You Realize?? as the official state rock song. This video editorial articulates my feelings. While an official state rock song seems trivial, it symbolizes to me our state's inability to embrace what makes us special. Why do we have Oklahoma Creativity projects if the legislature maintains these attitudes? There can be no rise of the creative class.

If you're unfamiliar with the story, the good news is that Gov. Brad Henry plans to move forward with an executive order to honor Do You Realize?? as the official state rock song.

 

1 comments:

Charly said...

Wow. Great editorial....


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