“Is it future, or is it past?”

•May 27, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Behold,  D R E A M S  of that which was, in preparation for that which shall be…

Visions of last year’s Mr. Twin Peaks Contest from The Double R Club,  presage this year’s, nay,  n e x t   m o n t h ‘ s ,  8th annual Miss Twin Peaks Contest!

June 15th, “write it in your diary.”

TICKETS to “a gathering of angels.”

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“It all cannot be said aloud now.”

•May 26, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Kyle MacLachlan in a still from Twin Peaks. Photo: Suzanne Tenner/SHOWTIME

So, with the advent of the new series of Twin Peaks, I had pondered on whether to do a weekly post about each episode, but of course people watch television so differently these days,  seldom on the same day, and so the possibility of spoilers makes this an issue. Maybe I’ll do so later in the season when we’re all firmly entrenched.

But in the meantime, new Twin Peaks has once again brought to my attention the way certain fans yearn with such frenzy to explain everything down to the smallest detail and to tie up every last mystery with a bow. Of course anyone is free to deconstruct and critique to their heart’s content, but I’ve never understood this attitude when it came to the work of Lynch, and while thinking about this phenomenon, an analogy sprang to mind:

Not every Picasso is a jigsaw puzzle of the Mona Lisa.

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“Music is such a thrilling world.”

•May 19, 2017 • Leave a Comment

 

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Playlists for The Double R Club, 18th May, 2017

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‘Nightwolf’ – Bohren & der Club of Gore, from Sunset Mission
‘Akron Meets The Blues’ – Angelo Badalamenti, from Blue Velvet O.S.T.
‘Disobedience’ – Pig, from Don’t Blow Your Cover – A Tribute To Kmfdm
‘Questions In A World Of Blue’ – Julee Cruise, from the album The Voice Of Love
‘Big Spender’- Gemma Ray, from It’s A Shame About Gemma Ray
‘222’ – Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds, from Haunted Head
‘The Beast’ – Milt Buckner, from Mulholland Drive O.S.T.
‘A Girl Got A Car Accident’ – The Henry Chinaski’s Ashtray, from Don’t Pee On My Indian Carpet, download FREE here
‘Love’s Secret Domain’ – The Guitaraculas, from the album Two Bottles Of Blood
‘Unprepared Piano’ – Coil, from Black Light District

[sound design and dialogue from Mulholland Drive]

‘In Heaven (Lady In The Radiator Song) (Live)’ – Bauhaus, from Rest in Peace: The Final Concert
‘Speed Roadster’ –  David Lynch, from Crazy Clown Time
‘Police’ – Angelo Badalamenti, from Lost Highway O.S.T.
‘Switch’ – Amon Tobin, from Permutation
‘Warped Span’ – JG Thirlwell, from The Venture Bros. The Music Of JG Thirlwell
‘Up In Flames’ – Sick Tree, listen HERE

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‘All American Happy Hour’ – Alexander Hacke, from Sanctuary
‘Aly, Walk With Me’ – The Raveonettes, from Lust, Lust, Lust
Cruisin’ For A Bruisin’ (Bacteria Bitch Mix) -RR edit- Nurse with Wound (original version from Terms and Conditions Apply)
‘Dangler’ – Laddio Bolocko, from The Life and Times of Laddio Bolocko

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My first act was to ‘Blue Star’ by Linda Scott, from The Complete Hits Of Linda Scott -with added sound design and samples from Blue Velvet and featuring Isabella Rossellini. My second act was a version of ‘Shake That Devil’ by Antony & the Johnsons, the original version of which appears on their Another World EP.

“I haven’t been this excited since I punctured Caroline’s aorta”

•May 14, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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So, to quote Frank Booth: “THIS IS IT,” it’s really happening. Again.

When we started The Double R Club way, way back in 2009, at the time it had been two years since the last Lynch film and who knew when we’d get another? As time crept on and he drifted towards music as his principle outlet, it seemed that we may never get another; and the idea of more TV from Lynch? So unlikely as to be absurd, and the idea of new Twin Peaks? Downright  i n s a n e .

It seemed that he would never get behind another camera, but now here we are. Ridiculous. Unprecedented. Terrifying. Wonderful. Strange. I’ll admit I’ve gone back and forth on whether new Twin Peaks was even a good idea (can you ever go back? Should you even try?) but with Lynch firmly in the driving seat (after a certain period of worry) I approach new Peaks with less (if not zero) trepidation, and more and more, as the day grows closer, with downright feverish and maddening excitement.

Chief among my reservations is that of my dislike of the, to my mind, distinctly un-Peaksian, flying-saucer-fest and conspiracy theory heavy X-Files-a-like-ness of Mark Frost’s The Secret History Of Twin Peaks; but with reports that the new series is “dark” and with Kyle MacLachlan’s hyperbolic description of it being “Like something you’ve never, ever seen on television, I don’t think in film either, this is gonna be earth-shattering,” not to mention Lynch’s statement that Fire Walk With Me will be “very much important” to season 3, well… ok, I’m in,  L E T ‘ S   R O C K.

But, y’know, no rush David. Finish your donut first; meanwhile all Peakies’ nerves slowly fray, time seeming to slow to a crawl…

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Forgotten Dream of Reptiles & Felines

•April 27, 2017 • Leave a Comment

 

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Dream, 2014: My wife and I were watching large lizards eat live cats. As they were eaten, the cats were perfectly placid. As they ate, the lizards were screaming.

A Book To Beware…?

•April 22, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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Meeting people in your dreams? In what looks like a red room? Perhaps where the birds sing a pretty song and there’s always music in the air…? I’d say tread very carefully in such dreams…

(image courtesy of Kill Mankind)

“I love this music. Isn’t it too dreamy?”

•April 21, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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Playlists for The Double R Club Twin Peaks Special, 20th April, 2017

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[ in-house ‘mash-up’ of sound design, dialogue and musics from Twin Peaks and Fire Walk With Me ]

‘Freshly Squeezed’  – Angelo Badalamenti, from Music From Twins Peaks
‘Girl Talk/Birds In Hell/Laura Palmer’s Theme/Falling’ – Angelo Badalamenti, from Fire Walk With Me O.S.T.
‘Up To Date’ – Cheerleader 69, download FREE here
‘Packard’s Vibration’ – Angelo Badalamenti, from Twin Peaks Season Two Music And More
‘Fire Walk With Me’ – Sick Tree, listen HERE
‘Deer Meadow Shuffle’ – Angelo Badalamenti, downloaded from davidlynch.com

[ sampled audio from the 2nd Twin Peaks UK Festival, featuring Al Strobel -see video HERE ]

‘Half Speed Orchestra 1 (Stair Music Danger Theme)’ – Angelo Badalamenti, downloaded from davidlynch.com
‘Laura Palmer’s Theme’ – Xiu Xiu, from … Xiu Xiu Plays The Music Of Twin Peaks
‘James Visits Laura’ – Angelo Badalamenti, downloaded from davidlynch.com
‘Twin Peaks Twist’ – Messer Chups, from Heretic Channel

[ dialogue from Fire Walk With Me ]

‘Audrey’ – Angelo Badalamenti, from Twin Peaks Season Two Music And More
‘Such Stuff as Dreams are Made of’ – Angelo Badalamenti & David Lynch, downloaded from davidlynch.com
‘New Shoes’ – Angelo Badalamenti, from Twin Peaks Season Two Music And More
‘Pink Room (Version 1)’ – Sick Tree, listen HERE
‘Falling’ – Shane Gilliver, exclusively arranged and recorded for a performance at the 2012 Twin Peaks UK Festival

[ dialogue from Fire Walk With Me ]

‘Night Bells’ – Angelo Badalamenti, from Twin Peaks Season Two Music And More
‘Theme from Twin Peaks – Fire Walk With Me (Saxophone)’ – Angelo Badalamenti, downloaded from davidlynch.com

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‘And Little Lambs Eat Ivy’ – XSRY, from The Next Peak Vol III
‘The Pink Room’ – Bookhouse, from the album Ghostwood, buy HERE
‘Blue Frank’ – Angelo Badalamenti, from Twin Peaks Season Two Music And More
‘Dark Pink’ – The Tony Crackburn Orchestra, from Mashed In Plastic, free download HERE

[ audio / dialogue from The Pink Room scene from Fire Walk With Me ]

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My first act was to an edited version of ‘Audrey, Let’s Dance’, a Double R Club exclusive mash-up incorporating ‘Audrey’s Dance’ by Angelo Badalamenti, from Music From Twin Peaks and ‘Let’s Dance’ by David Bowie, from Let’s Dance (hear the unedited version HERE). My second act was a version of ‘A Real Indication’ by Thought Gang, the original version of which appears on the Fire Walk With Me O.S.T.