David Lynch believes in fate. He has said as much in many interviews, and has also discussed signs and signals that have led him to creative discoveries, and those that have acted as a tool to confirm the notion that he has "caught" the perfect idea. He does not take coincidence lightly and, like Twin Peaks' Agent Cooper, pays strict attention to synchronicity.
Hailing from North London, grrrrrl punk band Skinny Girl Diet has penned a frenetic ode to every Twin Peaks fan's favourite 'Drape Crusader', Nadine Hurley. The band, touted by some as this generation's Bikini Kill, did away with stereotypes and, rather than emulating the usual Lynchian shoe-gazing ingénues, play tribute to 'the girl with one eye'.
In a post for Twin Peaks Freaks last week, I discussed why I believed Major Briggs would have been the key figure to rescue the “good Dale” from the Black Lodge. In the following entry I will expand on this in more detail, as well as the roles of The Log Lady, the Lodges and their inhabitants.
In September, 1990 Twin Peaks returned for its second season. The first season finale had been a huge disappointment for many, as the network had teased that Laura's killer would be solved in the episode, causing considerable backlash.
In their September 8-14 edition (which cost 79c!) TV Guide interviewed four prominent authors of the time and asked them who they thought killed Laura, and what they would write about in season two.
Lately I have been very busy making digital imagery based on Lynch's works and collaborations and I wanted to share some with you. You may recognise some from social media, including my page David Lynch & Angelo Badalamenti and the new page I am a contributor for, Twin Peaks Freaks. Make sure to like these pages to see more regular content as I post it!
Silencio made a splash into the Lynchian fan community with their debut album, “Music Inspired by the Works of David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti,” in 2012. Since then, they have been touring, performing and working on their second record, “She’s Bad,” which was released today.
Lately I have been on a bit of a Larry David/Jerry Seinfeld binge session. I've been re-watching Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm and I’m finding my everyday conversation seems to be sprinkled with more Yiddish terms than usual.
It got me thinking: What is it specifically about these masters of their craft that makes their work so endlessly amusing and effective?