“Heineken? FUCK THAT SHIT!”

•May 13, 2020 • Leave a Comment

FRANK BOOTH WINE

A Figment In The Elsewhere #5: Mr. Blanche DuBois

•March 25, 2020 • Leave a Comment

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-being the fifth in an ongoing series detailing stand-out acts that ‘appeared’ at The Double R Club (often more than once); acts that Rose Thorne and I loved, that seem to typify in some way, or stand as emblems for, just what it is The Double R have attempted to do, to be, displays that went some way to describing our own particular brand of ‘Lynchian’, over the last decade of shows…

This time: Mr. Blanche DuBois and their… well, their Blanche DuBois act; (to try and prevent this post becoming unduly confusing I shall henceforth refer to performer Blanche DuBois as PerformerBlanche or Mr. Blanche Dubois, the character as simply Blanche).

PerformerBlanche is an incredible and versitile artist that has appeared at the Double R countless times over the years, never illiciting anything other than a rapturous response, however, when we first clapped eyes on their Blanche DuBois act, it very soon became clear that we were witnessing an almost quintessentially Double R moment.

In Tennessee Williams’ 1947 Pulitzer Prize-winning play A Streetcar Named Desire, we learn that Blanche DuBois’ husband committed suicide after he was discovered having a homosexual affair. Wikipedia: “This reference was removed from the film; Blanche says instead that she showed scorn at her husband’s sensitive nature, driving him to suicide.”

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In PerformerBlanche’s act, the Blanche of the play appears locked in a kind of time-loop or bad dream, in which the terrible tragedy from her past seems to have fractured time itself and she is forced to re-live those terrible moments again and again.

Mournful strings are heard, as well as the sound of chalk writing on a blackboard, PerformerBlanche scribbles on the air, perhaps writing a diary, perhaps trying to re-write the tragedy that she knows she can never escape.

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Blanche’s speech from the 1951 film version (by Vivien Leigh) is heard, though cut up, re-ordered, repeating itself, again and again, and PerformerBlanche lipsynchs the fractured story, growing more and more frantic and distraught as the events are regurgitated and relived, as the guilt destroys her before our very eyes.

She’s reminded, over and over, of the whole awful event, from their meeting:

“There was something about the boy… He was a boy,”

to the terrible night when, after she tells him that he disgusts her, he commits suicide:

“One night we drove out to a place called Moon lake… I didn’t know anything, except that I loved him, and I heard him crying… Suddenly in the middle of the dancefloor the boy I’d married broke away from me… He stuck a revolver into his mouth…”

And then of the discovery of her husband’s body: “The terrible thing at the edge of the lake.”

The act ends with Chet Baker’s heartbreaking rendition of Elvis Costello’s Almost Blue; during which PerformerBlanche removes their dress and corset, and then stands them up, as if the character of Blanche had simply vanished, or had been a ghost all along; perhaps in a suggestion that bystepping out of costume, Blanche’s tragedy has been left behind after all.

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This is an act that sends shivers about the room like a Mexican wave and that has moved many a Double R audience to tears; and, with it’s themes of tragedy and loss, and it’s dream-like, hypnotic repetition, not to mention its harking back to a golden age of Hollywood, it remains one of the most purely Lynchian acts we’ve ever presented.

“If you start off with a certain beat and a certain sound on the guitar, it’s gonna put you on a certain road. And when you go down that road, you can discover things.”

•February 21, 2020 • Leave a Comment

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Playlists for The Double R Club, 20th February, 2020

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[ Suite of processed sound design from What Did Jack Do? plus a single word of dialogue from Fire Walk With Me ]

There’s Someone at the Door, Gordon – Giovanni Varrica, from Little Girl Down the Lane – A Twin Peaks Tribute
Night Life In Twin Peaks – Angelo Badalamenti, from Music From Twin Peaks
Eraserhead – Ralph Dorper, from Eraserhead 12″
Dipped In Tea – Terry Edwards, from Terry Edwards
Pena – written by Don Van Vliet, read by David Lynch

[ dialogue / sound design from What Did Jack Do? ]

Slow Burn [feat. Lydia Lunch] – Sylvia Black, from Twilight Animals
Filmmaker – Queen Ov Material Happiness from The Love Market
Godspeed You!Black Woodsman – Swordy, listen HERE
True Love’s Flame – David Lynch [feat. Jack Cruz], buy HERE

[ dialogue / sound design from What Did Jack Do? ]

Less Sex – Daughters, from You Won’t Get What You Want
I’m Waiting Here – David Lynch & Lykke Li, bonus MP3 track from The Big Dream
Fire Walk With Me – Sick Tree, listen HERE
Josie and Truman – Angelo Badalamenti, from Twin Peaks Season Two Music And More
Twin Perks – Mike Cooper, from I Had the Strangest Dream Last Night (The Owls Were Silent), FREE download HERE
The 49th Ton – Penthouse, from My Idle Hands

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Trafelato – Ennio Morricone, from Crime and Dissonance
Say It – David Lynch, from The Big Dream
It’s Showtime – Terry Edwards, from My Wife Doesn’t Understand Me
Shake It Baby – John Lee Hooker, from Serves You Right To Suffer
Boiler Maker – The Jazzus Lizard, from Horn
Heirate Mich (edit) – Rammstein, from Lost Highway O.S.T.
The ’57 Incident – The ’57 Incident, from A Tribute To Betty Page

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My first act was to ‘Night Life’ by Julie London, from Wild, Cool & Swingin’. My second act was a version of Frank In Blue Jeans which is itself a mashup of Blue Frank by David Lynch, from Twin Peaks Season Two Music And More and Blue Jean by David Bowie, from Tonight -listen HERE.

“It’s all like a crazy nightmare to me now.”

•January 22, 2020 • Leave a Comment

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TOOTOTABON!”

“I love melody. I was very lucky to meet Angelo [Badalamenti]. In movies, there is music that is not melodious, but it’s setting a mood and a very special feel. And then there’s music that has a melody that can tear your heart out, and Angelo can do both of those things.”

•January 17, 2020 • Leave a Comment

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Playlists for The Double R Club, 16th January, 2020

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Eye on the Donut – Vitor Joaquim, from Hear the Other Side, See the Other Side (Traces to Nowhere)
Wash The Dust From My Heart – Nurse With Wound, from Huffin’ Rag Blues
The Black Dog Runs At Night – Thought Gang, from Thought Gang
Burst Into Fire – Giovanni Varrica, from Little Girl Down the Lane – A Twin Peaks Tribute
Lipstick – Johnny Jewel, from Themes For Television
Truth – Goldie [feat. David Bowie], from Saturnz Return

[sampled sound design / music / dialogue from Inland Empire]

Plutocracy Blues – Dangerpuss
Negative Space – Aloha Dead
Cold Light of Day – The Denison / Kimball Trio, from Plays The Music Of “Walls In The City”
Karl – Laddio Bolocko, from The Life and Times of Laddio Bolocko
Like Regular Chickens (RR edit) – Amon Tobin, the original version of which appears on Permutation
Love Letters – Ketty Lester, from Blue Velvet O.S.T
Girl On The Street (instrumental) – David Lynch
Just You – Angelo Badalamenti, from Twin Peaks Season Two Music And More

[sampled sound design / dialogue from Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Broken Hearted]

Slow and Easy – Henry Mancini, from Music From “Peter Gunn”

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You Wear My Stuff – Giovanni Varrica, from Little Girl Down the Lane – A Twin Peaks Tribute
Murdered Out – Kim Gordon, from No Home Record
Terminus (edit) – Sand, from Beautiful People Are Evil
Disco La Krupa – Caesar Romero, from Matamoros

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My first act was to The End Of The World by Skeeter Davis, from The End Of The World. My second act was a version of I See Them All Lined Up by Michael Gira, the original version of which appears on the album Drainland.

“We’re [definitely] not gonna talk about Judy…”

•January 12, 2020 • Leave a Comment

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“I need your clothes, boots and your motorcycle.”

•December 22, 2019 • Leave a Comment

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Laurel Near & Jack Nance on the set of David Lynch’s Eraserhead, c.1977

“Music deals with abstractions and, like film, it involves time.”

•November 22, 2019 • Leave a Comment

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Playlists for The Double R Club, 21st November, 2019

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[ Suite of music inc. The High Night Walk – David Lynch / Summer Night Noise – Thought Gang / sound design / dialogue from Twin Peaks: The Return ]

Wolves – Terminal Sound System, from Constructing Towers
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain – Harry Dean Stanton, from Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction
Diner (excerpt) – Angelo Badalamenti, from Mulholland Drive O.S.T.
Burst into Fire – Giovanni Varrica, from Little Girl Down the Lane – A Twin Peaks Tribute
The Body You Deserve (Instrumental) – HTRK, from Psychic Lilac
Pretty Fifties – David Lynch & John Neff, from Mulholland Drive O.S.T.
Bous – pavleisdead, from I Will Be in the Shadows If You Need Me (Let The Wicked Fall Into Their Own Nets)
You Are Dead To Me – I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness, from Dust
Waiting For The Engineer – Hildur Guðnadóttir, from Chernobyl (Music from the Original TV Series)
Freshly Squeezed (Fast Cool Jazz Version) – Angelo Badalamenti
Fire, Walk With Me – Bookhouse, from the album Ghostwood, buy HERE
Go On and Kiss Me – The Raveonettes, from Rarities / B-Sides
Loveless – Johnny Jewel, from Themes For Television
Bring It On Home – Sonny Boy Williamson, from Mulholland Drive O.S.T.
Ufo 61 – Terry Edwards, from Terry Edwards
Questions In A World Of Blue – Julee Cruise, from the album The Voice Of Love
Bitter & Twisted – Amon Tobin, from Bricolage
I Dream Of You – Fox Bat Strategy, from …A Tribute To Dave Jaurequi

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Walkin’ On The Sky- David Lynch, from Inland Empire O.S.T.
Blue Frank – Bookhouse, from the album Ghostwood, buy HERE
World of Truck DriversGiovanni Varrica, from Little Girl Down the Lane – A Twin Peaks Tribute
Rammstein (edit) – Rammstein, from Lost Highway OST
Lost Time Blues – The Chrome Cranks, from Lost Time Blues E.P.
Nite Train – The Von Bondies, from Lack Of Communication

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My opening act was to My Little Corner Of The World by Connie Smith, from Born To Sing (inc. dialogue from The Missing Pieces). My second act was a version of Less Sex by Daughters, the original version of which appears on their album You Won’t Get What You Want.

“Laughing. The owls were flying. Many things were blocked. Laughing.”

•November 15, 2019 • Leave a Comment

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“Being in darkness and confusion is interesting to me…”

•October 31, 2019 • Leave a Comment

Announcing the digital release of They Who Do Not Speak by Unsong, an album constructed solely from field recordings made at Chillingham Castle “Britain’s most haunted historic castle” in 2003.

A physical version of the album is included in the 1st edition of The Lights Will Go Out by Mason Ball (the book accompanying the show of the same name).

NOTE: there are plans for future live performances of The Lights Will Go Out; watch this space…

“Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all…”

•October 27, 2019 • Leave a Comment

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The Sound Of Two Worlds Meeting In Between…

•October 22, 2019 • Leave a Comment

 

 

Being a couple of new ‘Peaksian’ mashups created for play at The Double R Club and now filed beside my other audio fiddlings and interference at Soundcloud.

Enjoy, neighbours…

Josie? Is… is that you…?

•October 20, 2019 • Leave a Comment

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“Depending on how things have been going [in the episode] certain songs feel correct”

•October 18, 2019 • Leave a Comment

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Playlists for The Double R Club, 17th October, 2019

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[ Suite of musics / dialogue / sound, comprising Sounds of Twin Peaks – Saw Mill (excerpt) listen HERE / The Bookhouse Boys – Angelo Badalamenti, from Music From Twin Peaks / Dark Mood Woods/The Red Room – Angelo Badalamenti, from Twin Peaks Season Two Music And More / sound design from Twin Peaks season 2 / A Pot of Boiling Oil (Twin Peaks: The Return – Extras) (excerpt) ]

Mother’s Gone – Trouble, from Snake Eyes 
Corridors – Hildur Guðnadóttir, from Chernobyl (Music from the Original TV Series)The Nowhere Stroll – Unsong, from A Blue Rose For Black Bob, BUY HERE
Homicide/Suicide – Terry Edwards, from Terry Edwards
Angel (live) – Oxbow (feat. Peter Brötzmann), recorded at Moers Festival, 2018 -watch full concert HERE
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High School Swing – Angelo Badalamenti, from Twin Peaks Season Two Music And More
Blurred Dancer Music – David Lynch, downloaded from davidlynch.com
Audrey – Angelo Badalamenti, from Twin Peaks Season Two Music And More
Nightmare – Johnny Jewel, from Themes For Television
Arson – Sand, from The Dalston Shroud
Blue Hotel – Trentemøller, from LateNightTales
Love Theme Farewell – Xiu Xiu, from …Plays The Music Of Twin Peaks 

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[ The Pink Room Will Tear Us Apart – a home-cooked ‘mash-up’ featuring elements from The Pink Room by David Lynch and Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division, together with sound design and dialogue from Fire Walk With Me ]

[ Frank In Blue Jeans – a home-cooked ‘mash-up’ featuring elements from Blue Frank by David Lynch and Blue Jean by David Bowie, together with sound design and dialogue from Twin Peaks: The Return ]

Fatback – Link Ray, from Songs The Cramps Taught Us, Volume 1
Tears – Chris Isaak, from Silvertone
Curveball – Duane Eddy, from Road Trip
Black Satin – The Raveonettes, from Lust, Lust, Lust
Night Time Is The Right Time – The Sonics, from Here Are The Sonics

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My opening act was to Life Is But A Dream by The Harptones from Life Is But A Dream – The Ultimate Harptones, 1953 – 1961. My second act was a version of Devil Town by Daniel Johnston (with added noise from Eraserhead, Whitehouse and NON), the original version of which appears on his album 1990.

“It’s sometimes dangerous, but it’s magical. It’s such a power and it can make some beautiful images… and sounds.”

•October 14, 2019 • Leave a Comment

“I don’t understand it either … There are things that come into the home, you know … things that are built or created outside the house, which all speak about the time and about the life. And then if something goes wrong with those things, or if they’re not in good working order, it can mean something else too.” “[S]cientists don’t understand electricity. They say, “It’s moving electrons.” But there’s a certain point where they say, “We don’t know why that happens.” I’m not a scientist, and I haven’t talked to these guys that are into electricity, but it is a force. When electrons run down a wire— do they have that power. It’s amazing. How did a plug or an outlet get to be shaped that way? And lightbulbs: I can feel these random electrons, you know, hitting me. It’s like when you go under power lines. If you were blindfolded and drove down a highway under those power lines, and really concentrated, you could tell when they occurred. There’s something very disturbing about that amount of electricity—they know these things now. A tumor grows in the head. Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not, you know, whacking you.”

– David Lynch

The owls are not…

•October 11, 2019 • Leave a Comment

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by Nina Bunjevac

“Now it’s dark…”

•September 24, 2019 • Leave a Comment

“I love stories, but I love stories that hold abstractions” – David Lynch

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Announcing an evening (or two) of strange and unsettling tales, three original and uneasy readings to be told in a darkened room, three ghost stories that aren’t quite ghost stories…

As well as reading these three stories, I will be making a (perhaps) surprising confession, giving a peek into my creative process, telling a true story of a terrifying incident, and recounting a time when, while pretending to be a journalist for The Fortean Times, I spent the night in “Britain’s Most Haunted Historic Castle.”

CONTENT WARNING:  This event deals with adult themes, contains sudden loud noises and may contain upsetting and / or sensitive material.

NOTE: Ultra-low-level infrasound ‘fear frequency’ audio will be used throughout the performance. Audience members may experience elevated heart-rate, perspiration, sudden spikes in adrenalin production and a coldness in their extremities. You may be alarmed, you may become restless, apprehensive and agitated; though we cannot promise any specific response. All we can promise is that The Lights Will Go Out

A book of the three tales (plus bonus material) will be available to buy on the night (or as part of your ticket) -these limited first editions will also include audio CD They Who Do Not Speak by Unsong -disturbing ambient musics constructed entirely from nocturnal field recordings made at Chillingham Castle, Northumberland.

Why not start your halloween early?

Get YOUR tickets HERE

“Black has depth. It’s like a little egress; you can go into it, and because it keeps on continuing to be dark, the mind kicks in, and a lot of things that are going on in there become manifest. And you start seeing what you’re afraid of. You start seeing what you love, and it becomes like a dream.” – David Lynch

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Doppelgängers…?

•September 23, 2019 • Leave a Comment

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“It’s not just words or music -it’s a whole range of elements coming together and making something that didn’t exist before. It’s telling stories.”

•September 20, 2019 • Leave a Comment

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Playlists for The Double R Club’s 10th Birthday Party, 19th September, 2019

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The B.O.T.H. – Terry Edwards, from Terry Edwards
Shoot Out – Danny Bensi & Saunders Jurriaans, from American Gods Season 2 Soundtrack
Omlagus Garfungiloops – Coil, from Stolen & Contaminated Songs
Parisienne People (audio from cigarette ad) – David Lynch
Elvis and Marilyn – Jimmy Angel & The Jason Gutierrez 3, from Too Old To Die Young Soundtrack
Speed Roadster – David Lynch, from Crazy Clown Time
Headless Chicken – Thought Gang, from Twin Peaks Limited Event Series Soundtrack
The Door – Hildur Guðnadóttir, from Chernobyl (Music from the Original TV Series)
Laura Palmer’s Theme – The Danish National Symphony Orchestra (Live), watch HERE
Human (excerpt) – Hudson Mohawke
Black Room – Johnny Jewel, from Themes For Television
Autoluminescent – Rowland S Howard, from Teenage Snuff Film
Shadow (Opening Titles) – Johnny Jewel, from Themes For Television
Skin (live) – Oxbow (feat. Peter Brötzmann), recorded at Moers Festival, 2018
Pin-Tied – The Chrome Cranks, from Diabolical Boogie

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Happy Birthday from David Lynch!
Bridge – Amon Tobin, from Permutation
Mississippi – The Cactus Blossoms, from Twin Peaks: Music From The Limited Event Series911 – David Lynch & John Neff, from Blue Bob
Blue Frank / Pink Room – Xiu Xiu, from … Xiu Xiu Plays The Music Of Twin Peaks 

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My opening act was to Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and You Are Special, by Fred Rogers, from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. My second act was a version of I Know by David Lynch, the original version of which appears on Crazy Clown Time; I closed the show with a version of I Like My Low Life Low, by Terry Edwards, the original version of which appears on I Didn’t Get Where I Am Today.

“BOB, I want all my gar- Oh.”

•September 18, 2019 • Leave a Comment

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