Director David Lynch has two albums under his belt, which might come as a surprise for those who don’t follow his career. Music has always been an important component of his films, and so it was natural when he started translating the languid, smokey sound of his films into studio albums. His 2013 sophomore album The Big Dream features this captivating lead single featuring musician Lykke Li. The song calls back to the lofty sound of Twin Peaks, whose soundtrack he produced with singer Julee Cruise, while also harnessing a bluesy soul that’s made even more compelling with Lykke Li’s whisper-soft voice. As for the video? Typical Lynch: a winding road to nowhere. Hop in.
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It’s been 20 years, but Twin Peaks is back in the media again. David Lynch’s bizarre crime series about a murder in a small logging town has been a cult hit since its 1991 debut. But now that’s it returning next year on Showtime, the media gets to obsess over the show again — in a more Internet-y way, of course.
I was too young to remember the original hoopla of Twin Peaks‘ 90s debut, and so I found this media roundup of interviews and news promos from 1991 to 1992 to be really interesting. People were just as perplexed by it then as they were today, but their most passionate obsession was with the show’s originality. In the ’90s television was dominated by sitcoms and crappy network crime dramas. A show like Twin Peaks blew everyone’s minds. “It’s SO unusual,” beamed Kathie Lee of Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee (before it was Live! With Kelly and Michael). Donahue — remember him? — even dedicated a cheesy whole show to the TV show, barking at the cast to explain the plot to him because he didn’t get it.
If you’re as amused by old stuff from the ’90s as I am, this playlist of more than 40 videos will keep you weirdly entertained today.
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Maybe the real reason Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy are dunzo is because someone had Miss Piggy whacked, letting her body wash upon the shores of Twin Peaks. Or at least that’s the case with this hilarious mashup by illustrator Justin DeVine. Instead of typical fan art that simply pays an homage of the source material, he takes things further and reimagines key characters as Muppets, and it’s kind of genius. Of course Kermit would be Special Agent Cooper and of course Beaker and Janice would be deputy Andy Brennan and Lucy Moran. But Fozzy the Bear at the “Log Lady”? Um…sure, why not?
If this series makes you laugh (instead of roll your eyes), you can browse it in full here. The best thing about it? So much easier to understand than the original Twin Peaks.
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South African design studio MUTI are at it again, this time creating illustrations based around everyone’s favorite cult TV show, Twin Peaks. Their tribute project pays homage to the TV show by recreating several pivotal characters, like Dale, Audrey, and who can forget, Killer Bob. Using their trademark soft line approach that’s reminiscent of colored pencils, the project has a playful, cartoonish quality that’s slightly atypical for Lynchian fan art. It actually makes us wonder what a Twin Peaks cartoon would have been like. Good idea or nah? I guess we can only dream.
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