Oz Is Ever Floating

Album: The Grand Pecking Order (2001)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about a real person who claims to regularly reach nirvana by spending most of his time in an isolation tank. Dr. John C. Lilly's name appears many times in the song because he invented the tank in 1950, hence the line, "Are you still floating? God bless John C. Lilly" that Les Claypool sings after the chorus. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Jeff - Kendall Park, NJ

Comments: 2

  • Jaydingo from Lexington, KyJohn C. Lilly also coined the phrase "Earth Co-incidence Control Office (Ecco), refering to his belief that metaphysical entites unite for meaningful co-incidences (or synchronicities) in order to co-ordinate the physical & spiritual development of individuals on Earth. The term synchronicity simply implies the meshing or synching of two "unlike" things to create a whole new entity. Just like Pink Floyd & The Wizard of Oz....The 1st 7 tracks on The Grand Pecking Order synchs with the MGM classic The Wizard of Oz. Prep the film & cd & push play on the cd the moment you see the MGM lion. - Jaydingo (The Synchronicity Arkive)
  • Cosmo from Hudson, OhIn the liner notes with the cd, it says that the album was recorded by Oz Fritz at The Barn, I dont know if he has anything to do with the OZ in the song at all... he might
    thats just my 2 cents
    ~ Peace
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