Although it’s been eight years since the surrealist cult figure David Lynch has produced a new cinematic work, he has been in the news of late thanks to his efforts to promote the Transcendental Meditation movement and a 2013 rock-oriented studio record album, The Big Dream. Recently, his TV drama set in a small town in the Pacific Northwest, Twin Peaks, was released in its entirety on Blu-ray disc as part of a package with its spin-off feature film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.
Along with bonus extended and deleted scenes that provide added clues, Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery has renewed interest in the acclaimed series that helped pave the way for television’s recent artistic renaissance.
Ahead of a planned exploration of that influential series, Ted Coe, producer/host of the “The Freak Power Ticket,” will devote Monday’s edition of his music-and-cultural arts program to sounds and stories from, and inspired by, the first four features of David Lynch’s filmography: Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Dune, and Blue Velvet. His sonic associations include: retro pop and rock’n’roll, modern classical, industrial noise, experimental ambient-electronic music, old-time balladry, vaudeville, and more.
Tomorrow’s two-hour special (Monday, August 25th) will feature: works from (and related to) their original motion-picture soundtracks, covers, songs inspired by these films, music and dialogue samples and remixes, trailers, and commentary on the early impact of this wholly fascinating artist.
“The Freak Power Ticket” airs on Mondays in the summer from 11am-1pm PDT.