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San Francisco based publishing house McSweeney’s and radio station KCRW 89.9 FM (and KCRW.com) have teamed up to launch a radio event created around Flaming Lips’ vocalist Wayne Coyne called “Wayne Coyne’s Human Head-Shaped Tumor”, airing November 24 and 25 at 5 pm PST and available via podcast.
The one hour radio program is produced by Richard Parks (son of KCRW’s Van Dyke Parks) and features new recordings from the Flaming Lips, Eleanor Friedberger, Bill Callahan, Nico Muhly, Okkervil River, and an appearance by Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear.
The cast of “Wayne Coyne’s Human Head-Shaped Tumor” is as follows:
Michelle Martin Coyne
Steven Drozd , and Scott Booker (Flaming Lips)
Will Sheff (Okkervil River)
Eleanor Friedberger (Fiery Furnaces)
Jack Hitt (This American Life, Harper’s)
Paul F. Tompkins (The Pod F. Tompkast, Thrilling Adventure Hour, Mr. Show)
Bill Callahan (aka Smog)
Nico Muhly (Björk, Philip Glass, Antony and the Johnsons)
Fat Bobby and Kid Millions (Oneida)
Edward Droste (Grizzly Bear)
Coyne and the band are no strangers to KCRW as they had previously performed their rendition of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon.
For more information, visit www.mcsweeneys.net/pages/a-radio-show