^^^one of the best movies ever
Wow, I am surprised how much I enjoyed those musical tracks by Lynch. I guess I’m gonna check out his album………
Oh Lynch. One of those artists I don’t trust but manages a few good surprises here and there.
I wonder if his coffee falls into that category of ‘good surprise’ or not.
I am curious too but I am a bit of a coffee snob so even having it sold with his slogan, “It’s all about the beans… and I’m just full of beans” makes me think about how the distinct musky aroma and flavor of coffee beans comes from some of the same chemicals (or is it bacteria?) as found in human fecal matter. What I’m saying here is that Lynch sells his own coffee as if he literally pulled it from his ass, which I think is a terrible marketing campaign despite the self-aware nature of how a lot of his movies are (more metaphorically) pulled from his ass as well.
I need to find that article I read about coffee’s chemical composition so that I can refer you to what I mean.
hmm yeah, surprisingly not terrible. i confess i’ve been avoiding this album. will listen on mog later :)
Best description of it so far:
“lo-fi disco goth with a southern blues twist”
How many of you watch Treme or think that The Wire is the greatest television show ever?
I’ve always really enjoyed it when Lynch does the music for his own films – I’ve played the sound of some of the scenes from Eraserhead on the radio several times. There’s some really great drone in there… and then when the organ music comes in it’s just incredible! And then, on Inland Empire, how many times do you get the chance to hear a Beck / Penderecki mashup?? I wish Lynch scored most of his own films – Angelo Badalamenti is a pretty bad composer in my book.
The title of his album makes me not exactly eager to hear it, though…
Also, I know he didn’t make the music here, but best closing credits ever. They were such a perfect coda to the film!
yeah the title was putting me off too
it’s spooky but cool
has anyone seen this? thoughts? it’s ver-r-r-r-ry popular. i might be able to watch 24 hrs of this.
is everything a remix now?? :/
Haven’t seen it, Ruby. Let me know if you’d recommend.
Leaving it all up to you…
it’s only showing in NYC right now. you’ll prolly get a chance to see it in LA long before i will. i wonder if they’ll put out a 24 hr dvd set lol. somehow i doubt it
i want that sibylle baier album too. i remember her from alice in the cities
Sorry, one more John Cale song, because he screams in it! :D
“I remixed a remix. Now it’s back to normal.” — Steven Wright
Anyway, that’s not bad, although by the midpoint it seems the main source of intrigue is merely to see what film will appear next. The initial novelty wears off fairly soon. Cool idea, though. Might be more effective in its whole form.
I get what you mean about the coffee, DiB. I admit the biological association never crossed my mind, but it’s a deeply unfortunate one to be plagued with. I don’t even drink coffee, but I am curious to see what others—such a self-proclaimed snob like yourself—would think of Lynch’s attempt….The man makes furniture too. Think the jury’s out on the success of that endeavor as well.
Anyway, despite its regrettable difference(and notable musical inferiority) from the previously posted tracks, this just makes so much delightful sense when contextualized within the Lynch canon:
heh, i was just listening to that album. starting to creep me out, tho. had enough for one day lol
about the clock, it’s become a sensation in NYC, they have 24 hr screenings and people come in and are powerless to leave. i thought the same as u, the novelty would soon wear thin, but apparently not. hmm
sibylle made me think of vashti bunyan :)
^ yes! :)
@Rossoneri Ultra I’ve seen all of Treme and The Wire. I’m not sure I would claim that The Wire is the best of television shows, but absolutely one of the best. Check out Homicide for some of David Simon’s early work.
Re: Vashti—yes. Good call.
It’s interesting that they also seem to parallel each other somewhat in terms of the trajectory of their careers.
To quote Paul Robeson from Showboat – “Why, dat’s my faaaavor-ite song.”
Oh and yeah, Odi—very little out there beats John Cale screaming. I really ought to take on his full discography soon, as I currently only have Paris 1919.
In other news, this is some classic, choice transcendental late fall evening listening right here, folks:
Paris 1919 is wonderful, Dada W. :)
Just bought this. Loved this.
Mark Twain’s epigraph to The Adventures of Huck Finn
^ lol this is great, Mingle!
It’s almost like a motto to me. :D
Going to share it!
This is for you, Dada W.