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Bizarre hipster ‘Twin Peaks’ menswear from Japan
09.24.2014
10:34 am

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Fashion
Television

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David Lynch
Twin Peaks
Mark Frost


 
Attention lovers of David Lynch and Mark Frost’s unforgettable TV sensation of 1990, Twin Peaks. I recently came across a completely puzzling line of long-johns-esque hipster menswear, the creations of some folks calling themselves Black Weirdos. The color palette of the garb interestingly avoids the pine green of the show’s opening credits, but is otherwise plausible. The model, identified as Kenny RM Rodriguez, sports a bushy beard, earlobe studs, and an insouciant demeanor, but the clothes give away the game more explicitly. Many of his tops say “Killer Bob” on them, and lots of the pieces have that zig-zag chevron thing that is reminiscent of the floor in the dream chamber where the midget talks backwards in Agent Cooper’s dreams. In one shot he’s reading a book about cherry pie, for goodness’ sake.

To be honest, it looks like it might be a gag. A trip to the mostly Japanese-language website (which exists as a “blogspot.jp” website) merely compounds the mystery. There are plentiful pics of the clothes, but few of the images lead to product pages where a purchase can be made; an exception is a single page featuring the knit cap (4,104 yen; about $37), the socks (6,264 yen; about $57), the plate (8,424 yen; about $77), and the cowichan sweater (85,320 yen; about $784). Those prices are either in error or are ironically meant. Clicking on the “Add to Basket” button spawns a mailto: link. So who the fuck knows. As much as I like those plates and would like a few for my own personal use, I don’t want to pay $77 for one. Having said that, I still think the clothes are kind of cool in a completely clueless way.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Here’s the famous dream sequence from episode 2 of Twin Peaks:
 

 
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Not so happy McDonald’s Happy Meals
09.05.2014
09:58 am

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Design
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V
Vampira
Happy Meals


 
McDonald’s should take note from artist Newt Clements on how to improve upon their Happy Meals presentation. Seriously, I’d go to McDonald’s every day (not really) if these were a real thing. I especially like Clements’ toy designs that accompany the “meal.”

They’re just mock-up prototypes, but with fast food sales dropping like a stone, perhaps McDonald’s will listen? A Twins Peaks Happy Meal? That’s marketing innovation!


 

 

 

 
More after the jump…
 

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‘Twin Peaks’ opening credits in glorious 8-bit
08.12.2014
11:19 am

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Animation
Television

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Twin Peaks
8-bit


 
The tireless folks over at Welcome to Twin Peaks inform me that a Twin Peaks video game was rumored to be on the table in the early nineties, but never came to fruition. It’s never too late to live your dreams, however, as evidenced by both the recently designed (and free!) Atari-style Twin Peaks game, and by this 8-bit intro of the iconic Twin Peaks opening credits, complete with chiptune Angelo Badalamenti!

The attention to detail is exquisite! Now, could we get a chiptune “Dance of the Dream Man,” maybe with a dancing, 8-bit Michael J. Anderson?
 

 
Via Welcome to Twin Peaks

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Take a drone tour over scenic Snoqualmie Falls, better known as the vista from ‘Twin Peaks’
06.27.2014
06:50 am

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Television

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Twin Peaks


Just another beautiful day in scenic Twin Peaks
 
When watching Twin Peaks one tends to get much more caught up in interiors then landscapes—The Waiting Room? Chic and cerebral! Nonetheless, the Washington state wilderness provided a gorgeous backdrop for a psychological thriller, and divested from Laura Palmer, the gorgeous Snoqualmie Falls look way more majestic than sinister. Frankly the most disturbing thing about the drone footage below is the vertigo it induces—the team actually almost lost the copter trying to get the shots.

Fun fact: For the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, the falls have a spiritual significance, as they believed it to be the brithplace of man and woman. The mists were said to connect Heaven to earth, carrying prayers to the creator. In 1992, the National Register of Historic Places nominated Snoqualmie Falls as traditional cultural property, but the energy company that owned the the property fought the listing. In 2009 Puget Sound Energy gave up the fight, and Snoqualmie Falls is now under protection of the National Register.
 

 
Via Welcome to Twin Peaks

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‘Damn good’ postcard portraits of ‘Twin Peaks’ characters
06.10.2014
09:08 am

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Art
Television

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David Lynch
Twin Peaks
Mark Frost

Donna
Donna Hayward
 
I really love these restrained yet expressive portraits of some of the memorable characters from David Lynch’s landmark 1990-1991 ABC television series Twin Peaks. The artist is named Paul Willoughby; not being able to procure actual postcards from the town of Twin Peaks, Willoughby cleverly used as his “canvases” vintage postcards depicting the gorgeous, foresty vistas of the Pacific Northwest instead.

The postcard images call to mind a memorable bit of typically gee-whiz dialogue from the show:
 

FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper: Sheriff, what kind of fantastic trees have you got growing around here? Big, majestic.

Sheriff Harry S. Truman: Douglas firs.

FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper: [Marveling] Douglas firs…

 
Four of these images—the ones for Josie, Audrey, Donna, and the high school portrait of Laura Palmer—were part of an exhibition at Menier Gallery in Southwark, London, dedicated to Twin Peaks at the end of 2012. I highly recommend clicking around in the exhibition’s website; there’s a lot of fun stuff there for Twin Peaks obsessives.
 
Josie
Josie Packard
 
Audrey
Audrey Horne
 
Dale Cooper
FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper
 
Shelly
Shelly Johnson
 
Gordon Cole
Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole
 
Laura
Laura Palmer
 
Laura Palmer
Laura Palmer
 
via Biblioklept

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Twin Peaks-themed shower curtains
05.21.2014
11:37 am

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I have a thing for unusual shower curtains. I guess it’s because my bathroom is totally boring and bland and just the right one adds a certain je ne sais quoi. Or maybe I’m just a weirdo with a shower curtain fetish? (If that’s not a thing yet, it will be.)

I picked a few Twin Peaks-inspired curtains I liked the best. The links underneath the images lead to where you can purchase them.


Twin Peaks Map by Robert Farkas available here for $69.95.
 

Twin Peaks, Laura Palmer - Pixel Portrait available here for $68.00
 

Agent Dale Cooper / Twin Peaks available here for $68
 

David Lynch Signature Cup Coffee (Rabbit Blend) available here for $68
 

Black Lodge Dreams (Twin Peaks) available here for $68
 

Laura Palmer from Twin Peaks available here for $68
 
More after the jump…
 

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‘Twin Peaks’-themed clothing
11.18.2013
07:36 am

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Fashion
Movies
Pop Culture
Television

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Twin Peaks


Fire Walk With Me - Dress

Suckers Apparel has a Twin Peaks-themed clothing line. A wee bit expensive for my tastes, but kind of fun nonetheless. There’s also “Who Killed Laura,” “8Bit Lodge,” and “Log Lady” leggings available for purchase.
 

Laura - Dress
 

Welcome To Twin Peaks - Dress
 

Smoking In The Girls Room - Cape
 

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Soundtracks: Cinematic themes from Nick Cave, Sonic Youth, Tom Waits, John Cale and more


 
Yesterday I blogged about an amazing music mix from ‘70s Sexploitation films. This cinematic compilation is a lovingly curated mixtape of soundtrack and spoken word work which includes Tom Waits, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, John Cale, Neil Young, Sonic Youth and many others. From Fluid Radio on SoundCloud.

Do enjoy!

Tracklist:

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) by Andrew Dominik
Gilles Deleuze on cinema
Bernard Hermann - Taxi Driver (1976) by Martin Scorcese
Tom Waits & Crystal Gayle - One From The Heart (1982) by Francis Ford Coppola
Antoine Duhamel - Méditerranée (1963) by Jean-Daniel Pollet
Jonny Greenwood - Bodysong (2003) by Simon Pummell
Maya Deren on the creative process
John Zorn - In the Mirror of Maya Deren (2002) by Martina Kudlacek
Mihály Vig - Werckmeister Harmonies (2000) by Béla Tarr
Carmine Coppola - Apocalypse Now (1979) by Francis Ford Coppola
Mogwai - Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (2004) by Douglas Gordon & Philippe Parreno
Tindersticks - Trouble Every Day (2000) by Claire Denis
Angelo Badalamenti - Twin Peaks (1990) by David Lynch
Arvo Pärt - Je Vous Salue Sarajevo (1995) by Jean-Luc Godard
Elysian Fields - Sombre (1998) by Philippe Grandrieux
Hilmar Hom Hilmarsson - In the Cut (2003) by Jane Campion
John Cale - Le Vent de la Nuit (1998) by Philippe Garrel
Neil Young - Dead Man (1995) by Jim Jarmusch
Ben Frost and Daniel Bjarnason - Solaris (1972-2012) by Andreï Tarkovski
Lech Jankowski - Institute Benjamenta (1995) by The Brothers Quay
Popol Vuh - Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (1972) by Werner Herzog
Werner Herzog on the jungle
Sonic Youth - Pola X (1999) by Leos Carax
Danny Elfman & Elliot Smith - Good Will Hunting (1997) by Gus Van Sant
 

 
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Scooby Doo meets ‘Twin Peaks’ (This is a real episode, not a mash-up)
04.28.2013
07:32 pm

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Scooby-Doo


 
The eleventh incarnation of Hanna-Barbera’s Scooby-Doo cartoon was called Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated! which ran on the Cartoon Network from 2010 until earlier this month.

According to Wikipedia, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated! was ‘dark,’ paying homage to the likes of A Nightmare on Elm Street, the Saw franchise, David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, and the eldritch horror of H.P. Lovecraft.

In particular, in the second season, the central story arc of the show evolves to heavily feature the use of Babylonian mythology, exploring the Anunnaki, the Babylonian and modern pseudo-scientific concepts of Nibiru, and the writings of Zecharia Sitchin.

Fun fact: Actor Michael J. Anderson (little dancing man) lent his voice for these Scooby-licious episodes.

Below, Scooy-Doo and friends get all Peaked-out:

 

 
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
‘Twin Peaks’ Cherry Pie recipe
 
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‘Twin Peaks’ Cherry Pie recipe
03.12.2013
08:35 am

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Food
Movies
Television

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Twin Peaks
Cherry Pie


 
Via Lynch Net:

The Recipe

8 inch Crust: 1-1/2 c. flour, 1/2 c. Crisco, 1/4 c. ice water

Mix flour and Crisco with fork. Add ice water. Mix with your hands. When blended, roll into ball and refrigerate overnight. To roll out: flour both rolling pin and flat surface, split ball in two, roll out 1/2 to fit pan and 1/2 for lattice.

Filling: 3 c. cherries (pitted, sour frozen); 1 c. water; 1c. Baker’s sugar; 4 T. cornstarch; 1/8 t. salt

Thaw cherries at room temp and strain (yields 2 c. juice). Taste for sweetness, more/less sugar may be needed. Add 1 c. water to make 3 c. juice (reserve 1 c. juice for cornstarch mix). Dissolve cornstarch in 1 c. juice, stir with whip. Combine 2 c. juice, 2/3 c. sugar, salt, and bring to a boil. Add cornstarch mix, cook until clear, about 5 min. (if cooked to long, syrup gets gummy). Remove from heat, stir in 1/3 c. sugar (blend thoroughly). Pour mixture over cherries, fold with wooden spoon, cool (stir mix while cooling to prevent scum from forming on top). Pour mix in pie shell. Top completed pie with lattice crust.

Bake @ 425 degrees for 35-40 min.


 
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Kind of Spicy: Miles Davis’ recipe for ‘South Side Chicago Chili Mack’

The Freddie Mercury Chicken Dhansak

George Orwell’s recipe for Christmas pudding

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The Black Lodge ‘Twin Peaks’ bobble hat
02.22.2013
08:46 am

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Fashion
Movies
Television

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Twin Peaks
Hats
Black Lodge


 
Okay, I have to admit, this is pretty funny and WANT-worthy, right?

May I present to you the Black Lodge hat by Connoisseur:

Well, as we are now in the fifth year of the cult Weir hat our creative juices keep on flowing, this year sees two special editions inspired by two of Hollywood’s great cults. David Lynch’s Twin Peaks is the inspiration behind this one. Based on the extradimensional ‘Red Room’ from the cult TV series and accompanying film Fire Walk With Me.

We’re proud to present the Black Lodge hat.

I think you might have to actually be standing in a room of red curtains for anyone to get it, but I still like it.

You can pre-order the knit cap here for £27.00.

Via Nerdcore

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‘Twin Peaks’ in Red Vines® by Jason Mecier
10.31.2011
12:52 pm

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Jason Mecier
Red Vines


 
Endlessly creative artist collage/mosaic artist Jason Mecier’s new exhibit “Licorice Flix, Edible Movie Mosaics” also features portraits of Harry Potter, Willy Wonka, ET, Elizabeth Berkley in Show Girls and Freddy Krueger rendered in Red Vines®. As usual, they’re pretty amazing.

Appropriately, there is a portrait of Charlie Chaplin included. It’s a little-known fact that the shoe the Little Tramp boils and eats in The Gold Rush was made of licorice by the American Licorice Company, the same company who make Red Vines® (and who are sponsoring the art show).

The show is opening at the IAm8Bit Gallery at 2147 W. Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles, with a reception for the artist on November 4 from 7-10 PM.
 

 

 

 

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Download ‘Twin Peaks Escape From Black Lodge’ video game for free


 
For all you die-hard Twin Peaks and retro game lovers out there, Jak Locke created this free Black Lodge Atari 2600-style action game for PCs and Macs. According to all the comments I’ve been reading about this game, it’s damn hard to beat:

A day in the FBI was never like this before! You are Special Agent Dale Cooper and you’ve found yourself trapped inside of the Black Lodge, a surreal and dangerous place between worlds.

Try as you might, you can’t seem to find anything but the same room and hallway no matter which way you turn. Worse yet, your doppelganger is in hot pursuit! You have no choice but to keep running through the room and hallway (or is it more than one?) and above all else, don’t let your doppelganger touch you! Your extensive physical training in the FBI will provide you a seemingly limitless supply of energy to run as long as necessary, but running out of breath is the least of your worries!

You’ll find quickly that you’re not alone in the Black Lodge, though your friends are few and far between. Not only that, the lodge itself seems to be actively trying to trip you up at all times! You’ll be dodging chairs and crazed Lodge residents all while trying to keep your own insanity. How long can this go on?

No time to think of that now -here comes that doppelganger again. Just keep on running through the curtains or it will surely be curtains for you!

Go here and scroll to the bottom to download the game for your PC or Mac.

Below, a demo:

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Trippy audio-visual tribute to ‘Twin Peaks’

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Crazy audio and visual fan-made project for Twin Peaks nuts titled “A Witch House & Okkvlt Guide to Twin Peaks“ by various artists. You can get the CD here.

 
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
“Diane…” the Twin Peaks tapes of Agent Cooper

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“Diane…” the Twin Peaks tapes of Agent Cooper

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Here’s a fantastic artifact of one of the best shows ever to grace broadcast TV that I remember seeing back in the day but for some reason never picked up. Being ostensibly the tapes we saw Agent Cooper constantly making for his unseen assistant, Diane, quite a bit of this seems to have been created just for this release while other sections could have been lifted straight from the show. In any case it’s a big bundle of vintage and lesser-known Lynch-ian goodness. Below is most of the cassette in Youtube form. Follow the link at the bottom to get the entire thing.
 

 

 

 
More audio excerpts after the jump…

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