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David Lynch "Sings"

You can't help but respect any director who ends up getting his own adjective but David Lynch's next move could give whole new meaning to "Lynchian"... especially since he doesn't appear to be making movies anymore.

The iconoclast cheese and transcendental meditation loving auteur apparently also loves electro pop. He's recorded an album featuring the vocals of Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs on at least one song. Is she the official songstress of choice for crazy-ass auteurs now that Spike Jonze and Lynch have both latched on? Lynch's album "Crazy Clown Time" is due in early November.

I consider it really bad form that David Lynch cannot be bothered to even direct his own video! (That was left up to contest entries and here's the winner.) I mean the least Lynch could have down if he isn't making another INLAND EMPIRE or Mulholland Drive is to make a strang music video wherein Laura Dern dances around him pulling faces that will haunt us all forever. That's the least he could do. Has he abandoned image-making altogether?

The first song "Good Day Today" does sound like David Lynch's voice ...if it emanated from places that could not accurately be described as lungs and larynx, that is. For maximum kitsch value I really wish he'd have thought to do a vocoder duet with Cher.  Here's an old interview with Pitchfork about the record.

Have a listen...

David Lynch's "Good Day Today"

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I love "I Know" -- it sounds like a proper Lynch record. "Good Day Today" would be nothing if we didn't know it was Lynch singing.

Glad to know from this Pitchfork interview he hasn't given up on movies. I don't care what people think of the low-fi aesthetics of standard definition DV -- David Lynch can create art out of anything.

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtfu11

DON'T YOU EVER DO THAT AGAIN, NATHANIEL! I'm going to have nightmares.

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike P

LOL. and here i thought it went unnoticed.

August 16, 2011 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

OK. I'm sitting here and wait for the images to show up. What's wrong with me?
You got me Lynch'ed!

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJames T


August 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGlenn Dunks

Haha I hope Laura Dern doesn't suffer from nightmares after making that film. Few can terrify and exhilarate like Lynch.

Selfishly, I always fear that once a great director hits their 60s & 70s, they might not be able to make too many more so I await any news on new projects with tense anticipation.

Surely this is why dear Woody keeps steaming through them - he fear it could be his one last fix.

August 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBurning Reels

This is the first song by Lynch I've heard - and based on that, I wish he were as innovate with his music as he is (or was?) with his images. Sitting through that was mildly excruciating.

The video looked good, a bit obvious (my favorite image was that of the boy's arm plunging down the soup bowl, although it reminded me a little bit of the toilet scene in Trainspotting.) It's good of Lynch to give other filmmakers an opportunity, however.

August 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJanice
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