Being the musings and informational diarrhoea of one Benjamin Louche, a Lynchian figment, your disreputable and aberrant host to The Double R Club and beyond… accompanied by his misadventures in the shadowy, performative dell, the cultural enclave of cabaret, song and performance; and yes, there may even be whimsy…

Otherwise, this blog is ‘about’ that which is Lynchian, not necessarily that which is strictly Lynch.

l y n c h i a n
adj. – having the same balance between the macabre and the mundane found in the works of filmmaker David Lynch.

a lynchian juxtaposition of perversion with americana.

-urban dictionary.com

“refers to a particular kind of irony where the very macabre and the very mundane combine in such a way as to reveal the former’s perpetual containment within the latter.”

– David Foster Wallace

7 Responses to “About”

  1. Hi Benjamin,
    Really enjoyed my first visit to the Double R Club last night – great evening, particularly being a massive Lynch fan and finding this. You performed a great song last night to open the 2nd half of the show – with lyrics something like: “…everybody needs some kind of crime…”. Loved the song and the music – can I get hold of this somewhere? Or was it written specially for the show?
    Thanks and see you at the next show!

    • Hey David,
      Glad you enjoyed the show… the song in question was ‘Some Kinda Crime’ by Chrome Cranks, and appears on the fantastic double CD compilation ‘Diabolical Boogie (singles, demos & rarities 1992 B.C. – 1998 A.D.)’ – I cheekily made my backing track from the original, editing around the vocals…

  2. Thanks for the info Benjamin! Love this song!

  3. Hi Benjamin, I came to the Artist Dining Room event and really enjoyed your performance, it was a fab evening! My friends and I have been trying to find that 1950s song you opened the evening with, would you mind telling me what it was please? ….Or did I just dream it?

    • Hi Kara,

      Glad you enjoyed the night! It was a little different from my usual thing at The Double R Club, but seemed to go well.

      The song was ‘In Dreams’ by Roy Orbison, my lip-synch a version of the one seen in Lynch’s Blue Velvet, performed by Dean Stockwell as ‘Ben’.

      For further information on the Lynchian cabaret club I run with my wife (The Double R Club) see thedoublerclub.co.uk


  4. Hello ! My name is Judy Clapper, and live in Columbus, Ohio. I just listened to your delightful, and humorous story!!! I actually volunteer (ushering / clean up tables) in a local cabaret style theatre that does Sketch Comedy; Dance Theatre; & Rock tribute shows – Shadowbox Live. So, I appreciated your “Pee Wee Herman nightmare makeup”. Thank you for sharing a story with us ! Kindly, Judy

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