Happy Birthday Twin Peaks

20 years old.  Awesome!  Check here for an article looking at its impact on TV, as well as tributes from stars and crew.

I remember this breaking all over SABC.  Monday nights were legendary …creep upstairs, spooky theme music fills the house (Kork.E shivers in her room by nervous proxy), the episode freaks you out, turn off all lights with Killer BOB emblazoned in mind…go downstairs to room, unscrew burglar guard of window, sneak out back for a smoke near the trees…aaargh, the damn trees!  Mist lying low over the whole scene.  Fastest cigarettes I ever smoked!  Delicious mind-fuck.  Awesome!

Started rewatching the whole shebang over xmas holidays…must take up the slack and watch to the end…

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She’s called The Jack

This is fairly disturbing.  Coming in at #2 on the Mashed in Plastic playlist this little mash-up of Badalamenti’s The Pink Room and AC/DC’s The Jack.  Remember tittering at this as a young pubescent kid?  Well titter no more.  In the hands of these guys, and spliced with Twin Peaks footage, it becomes downright nasty.  Gets in your head and twists it some.  I was watching/listening on headphones, and swear I had to look over my shoulder a few times…who’s there?…did I lock the freaking door?!?…in other words, really really good.

WARNING: for all those out there who haven’t watched Twin Peaks or Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and still puzzle over “Who killed Laura Palmer?”, this reveals all.  Don’t watch it yet.  Get out there and buy/rent/steal the Definitive Gold Box Set and get busy you slackers!  TV was never the same after this.  Truly.

Twin Peaks Mash-Up

I guess it’s inevitable that at some point every Peaks-freak is gonna post something related to their love of the series, nay, whole mythology of Twin Peaks

Random surfing landed me in the lap (er…so to speak) of a number of mash-ups on Mashed in Plastic, featuring some stellar audio and video mixing.

This then the first one that popped up – of all people Kylie mashed with Angelo Badalamenti.  I have to say, I even tracked down the Kylie song afterwards.  And that’s saying something!  And it ain’t half bad.  What the hell is going on?!

While I worry and gibber about my impending onslaught of mid-pop senility, here’s Twin Hearts.  Enjoy…