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November 29, 2010 1:43 PM   Subscribe

David Lynch drops a hot new single.
posted by shakespeherian (34 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
Beautiful and simple. I wonder we he was trying to do with the gunshots about half-way through.
posted by sicjoy at 1:54 PM on November 29, 2010


Surprisingly breezy.
posted by item at 1:55 PM on November 29, 2010


The film auteur with perhaps one of the most singular visions in the history of movie-making ...turns out to have a musical "vision" not dissimilar from that of every 14-24 year old with access to electronics.
posted by Faze at 1:56 PM on November 29, 2010 [7 favorites]


Ah, 2nd listen. The gunshots are pretty obvious.
posted by sicjoy at 1:58 PM on November 29, 2010


Fox Bat Strategy.
posted by mrgrimm at 2:02 PM on November 29, 2010


Whoa... I'm on my Win_x86_64 box at the moment. I'm getting an Avast warning for the first link... as a hijacked URL.
posted by PROD_TPSL at 2:03 PM on November 29, 2010


I can't hear it at work, but is it his synth noodling?
posted by Theta States at 2:14 PM on November 29, 2010


I kind of wish this were just Dorothy Vallens repeating "He put his disease in me!" over and over atop a cheesy Casio beat.
posted by nathancaswell at 2:16 PM on November 29, 2010 [5 favorites]


I kind of wish this were just Dorothy Vallens repeating "He put his disease in me!" over and over atop a cheesy Casio beat.

Wesley Willis feat. David Lynch.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:17 PM on November 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm getting an Avast warning for the first link... as a hijacked URL

I would guess false-positive detection, or crappy Web-site building. The site looks legit. Lynch links to it from his Twitter account.
posted by mrgrimm at 2:18 PM on November 29, 2010


See also: Dark Night of the Soul.
posted by jbickers at 2:28 PM on November 29, 2010


Anybody who doesn't know David Lynch's collaborations with Angelo Badalamenti and Julee Cruise should remedy this immediately. (None of the three links here are Cruise's most well-known songs, either, so if you like these trust me there's more.)

This music's pretty. Nothing super-special, but I don't care about special. One of the things I really like about Lynch as a director is that it feels like he's just doing whatever he feels like, without worrying too much about bring groundbreaking or unique or what-have-you. His films feel like the Welles and Hitchcock and Kubrick films I know in that they seem to care first and foremost about being good films and second (if at all) about having messages and symbols. Maybe he's going to try and develop his musical style, maybe he'll just noodle around. I don't care either way if song-by-song he makes things I like to listen to.

(He also cowrote some of the songs for Mulholland Drive; Go Get Some and Pretty 50s are my faves.)
posted by Rory Marinich at 2:31 PM on November 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


He should release the stems for this song. It's kind of tame as is, but there's so much potential. Needs about 30-60 more layers of throbbing synths and harmonies.
posted by naju at 2:41 PM on November 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


I think it's time I come clean on Metafilter and admit that I like David Lynch a whole lot.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:42 PM on November 29, 2010 [2 favorites]


I usually wish genre-hopping artists would remain in their domain of aesthetic knowledge/power, but, hey, it's a free country, and this isn't a bad song. It's in keeping with Lynch's TM beliefs. That said, I'd prefer that Angelo Badalamenti do the heavy lifting on David's films.
posted by kozad at 3:12 PM on November 29, 2010


*crosses fingers* Please don't let it be about TM, please don't let it be about TM.
posted by klangklangston at 4:01 PM on November 29, 2010


turns out to have a musical "vision" not dissimilar from that of every 14-24 year old with access to electronics.

Yeah, reminds me of the stuff my friend crapped out of a pirated copy of Fruity Loops in the '90s. But with wonky autotune thrown in for good measure. My friend became a pretty good musician, but this is just goofyness.
posted by delmoi at 4:02 PM on November 29, 2010


I love David Lynch. His films have such a strong and personal vision he must be a massive egotist. And yet his public persona is this very humble, odd sweet old uncle. This song is goofy too, it sounds to me like someone spent a second week with GarageBand. But hey, it's OK! What a Good Day Today! It doesn't even have dark-haired girls with porcelain skin being brutally murdered in it.
posted by Nelson at 4:07 PM on November 29, 2010


You know, it'd sure be neat if he'd ever work with Eno.
posted by sonascope at 4:16 PM on November 29, 2010


My gut wants me to say this is satirical or something. Auteur to Amateur in 4:40.
posted by Chipmazing at 4:34 PM on November 29, 2010


I'm getting an Avast warning for the first link... as a hijacked URL

Ditto. Didn't even have to click on the link.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 4:45 PM on November 29, 2010


it'd sure be neat if he'd ever work with Eno

Well, Eno did Prophecy Theme for Lynch's Dune.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:56 PM on November 29, 2010


I really, really like this. It's like the absolute tonal opposite of Dumbland.
posted by griphus at 5:07 PM on November 29, 2010


Dave should jam with Gus Van Sant and John Carpenter:

"Things fall apart. The unholy trinity climb on the pubstage. Lynch on drums, Van Sant on guitar and Carpenter on the organ. A jam of sorts ensues- The Velvets meets Hammer Horror with a hint of Acid House. Totally wired. Summit mental."
posted by ovvl at 5:08 PM on November 29, 2010


I like it. It reminds me of Royksopp. It also seems like it'd lead itself to remixing easily.
posted by codacorolla at 5:40 PM on November 29, 2010


OK the song is pretty cheezball.
posted by jeremy b at 9:15 PM on November 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


Amateur Musician makes Amateur Music
posted by tehloki at 9:46 PM on November 29, 2010


Since we're talking about Lynch, maybe someone could explain how he ended up with a recurring role as "Gus the Bartender" on The Cleveland Show.
posted by Lazlo at 11:06 PM on November 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


I still prefer him as a weatherman.
posted by mahershalal at 4:03 AM on November 30, 2010


Since we're talking about Lynch, maybe someone could explain how he ended up with a recurring role as "Gus the Bartender" on The Cleveland Show.

PERHAPS SPECIAL AGENT GORDON COLE PULLED SOME STRINGS FOR HIM!
posted by aught at 5:38 AM on November 30, 2010


Here's more: David Lynch jamming with Moby [slyt]
posted by gonzo_ID at 5:41 AM on November 30, 2010


Is this not a great candidate to unseat the predictably insipid X-Factor Christmas No. 1?
posted by Homemade Interossiter at 5:53 AM on November 30, 2010


nice zappa reference in title ;)
posted by ReWayne at 8:12 AM on November 30, 2010


I was skeptical at first when I saw the link on Paste. This is going to be too creepy to listen to, I thought. But it turns out I really like it.
posted by Rarebit Fiend at 9:15 AM on November 30, 2010


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