If there are two things that this blog likes — and there are more than two things, many more, because we’re all human and we all have a diverse array of likes and dislikes, but for the sake of this post we’re going to focus on two things in particular — this blog likes Louis C.K. and this blog likes David Lynch. (I mean, obviously. Lots and lots of people like Louis C.K. and David Lynch. This blog also likes ice cream, because this blog makes the DARING LIFE CHOICES.)
David Lynch’s ongoing experiment in Pushing the Boundaries of David Lynchiness continues with his forthcoming solo album. Is there anything I can write about the album that will surprise you? I mean, it will be called “Crazy Clown Time” and feature guest vocals from Karen O. If I added that it was 97 minutes of ambient noise recorded at a tractor pull, and Karen O played the slide whistle on an online-only track, and by the way if you purchase the album you will be required to disassemble and reassemble a 1962 Ford Taunus in Mr. Lynch’s living room, would any of that actually surprise you?
Lynch’s album drops on Nov. 8. He will be performing three special concerts in your living room the following week, after which he will move to Brazil to sell real estate for six months, followed by a semester at the University of Arkansas to study pharmacology.
The Atlantic Wire points us to the latest in a long line of Professional Eccentric David Lynch’s inexplicableendeavors: This time, he’s designing a nightclub in Paris. The spot is called Club Silencio, taking its name from the theater in “Mulholland Drive,” because that is the appropriate level of David Lynch for such a project. “I enjoy how architecture and design create mood,” he told T Magazine in April, before vanishing in a puff of smoke and reappearing on the set of “Wheel of Fortune” for no discernible reason.
Here is a video that would be utterly befuddling, were it not for the involvement of David Lynch. At some point, the guy is just seeing how far he can take this “No matter what I do, no matter how bizarre, people will just say, ‘Oh, that’s just David Lynch being David Lynch'” shtick. He has a new, organic brand of coffee to promote, so he filmed a four minute video made up of nothing but close-ups of a Barbie doll’s head. And he chats with the Barbie, as one is wont to do. David Lynch is a national treasure.
Because he is the man and awesome at everything he ever does, David Lynch has decided to release a modern blues album. Of course he has. Check out one of his songs here. David Lynch, people. He can and will do anything and everything and can you just imagine what it’s like being one of his nieces or nephews or something? The man probably sculpts busts of his family members out of taffy and hires brass quintets to serenade friends on Wednesdays while filming a documentary on the migratory patterns of swallows and martins while also putting on a disguise and wiping tables at the Wendy’s on Sunset Boulevard.