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Flaming Lips' 'Do You Realize??' named state rock song

By George Lang - Staff Writer Modified: March 2, 2009 at 5:58 pm •  Published: March 2, 2009

“I think it's very appropriate that the winning song was a band that is still playing, very active and still changing,” said Dr. Bob Blackburn, director of the Oklahoma Historical Society. “We have a song now that represents a creative process underway — it's not a creative process that we recall or was once there, but is with us today.”

Following a meet-and-greet with senators and a brief press conference, Coyne spoke to the state House of Representatives, expressing his appreciation for the honor.

It's a very absurd moment, but a beautiful, strange event in our lives,” Coyne said. “We go to a lot of musical ceremony award-type things, but they're just normal compared to this.”