A few days ago, I wrote about the transformation of WWE Smackdown into a beautiful work of Beckett-esque absurdist theatre once the audience was removed for coronavirus safety. I didn't think it could get anymore gloriously weird.
Then Twitter user @SIDEEYEmusic took it to the next level by adding the Twin Peaks score.
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From the Welcome to Twin Peaks fan site:
Always eager for fun on social media, Kyle MacLachlan today (Feb 24) decided to launch his brand new TikTok account in the most Twin Peaks way ever. At exactly 11:30 AM (Pacific Time) on Twin Peaks Day, the actor shared a video of him reenacting FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper’s arrival in town at the very same time, only 31 years later with a few more grey hairs. This time, he’s not behind the wheel of his 1981 Dodge Diplomat… but on his exercise bike in front of a hand-painted cardboard backdrop full of Douglas firs. Yes, they’re really something.
Diane, it’s 11:30 am, February 24th. Entering the town of #TwinPeaks…and TikTok.Tag me in your duets today and I’ll share some of my favorites 🌲☕️🚗
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With his first TikTok video, the actor is inviting Twin Peaks fans on the popular short-form video-sharing platform to share their duets using Coop’s famous opening monologue for a chance to get featured. There’s a Laura Palmer wrapped in plastic and a number of fans holding a damn fine cup of coffee, but so far, this duet by @withdropsofjupiter as Audrey Horne in the backseat takes the cake!
#duet with kyle_maclachlan Audrey’s a little restless... are we there yet, Agent Cooper? 🌲🌲🌲 #twinpeaks #twinpeaksday #FrostedFeelings #fyp #coop
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Remember when ambient music was Enya and the X-Files theme song, and you could get your favorite mood music from a 1-800 number, instead of streaming it straight to your phone? Remember when my mom actually listened to this on a semi-regular basis, but always skipped the X-Files song, even though it was the only one I cared for, because that show was cool? Good times.
I didn't remember that the Twin Peaks theme was on here, though. I think they missed the irony of those soothing dulcet tones from northern Washington?
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Just in time for the return of Twin Peaks, the YouTube channel Cocktail Chemistry whips up two different versions of the “Black Yukon Sucker Punch,” a colorful drink Judge Sternwood orders in season two. Read the rest
The first mind-blowing episode of Twin Peaks aired in 1990. On May 21 this year, Showtime will debut a two-hour episode of the revival series, produced by creators David Lynch and Mark Frost, and starring the original crew. In this video, Kyle MacLachlan, Sherilyn Fenn, Peggy Lipton, Everett McGill, and Wendy Robie talk about what it's like to play characters for the first time in 25 years. Read the rest
Last year, Benjamin Mackey designed an inspired collection of digital Twin Peaks Tarot cards. Now, Mackey is making the deck real through an Indiegogo campaign! From the project description:
The Magician Longs to See Tarot is a complete 78-card deck with 22 Major Arcana and 56 Minor Arcana in full color. The deck combines the mystical world of Twin Peaks with visual evocations of Pamela Colman Smith's iconic tarot illustrations. The Major Arcana have manifested as some of the primary movers and shakers in Twin Peaks, while the Minor Arcana tend towards depicting infamous scenes and moments in the series. My goal is to strike a delicate balance between accurately representing the respective characters while still maintaining readability as a deck.
"The Magician Longs to See Tarot" (via Daily Grail)
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Hey, Twin Peaks fans: Do you want to play Dance Dance Revolution with Leland Palmer? Yeah you do.
The visual style and fashion of Twin Peaks has never looked so cool as it does these days, if you ask me. Paste Magazine has put together a little "style guide" to copping the fashion of each iconic character -- as the holidays are coming up, just feel free to send me everything. Except the denim vest, because ew.
I still think about this Twin Peaks-inspired fashion line from last year -- although the online storefront doesn't seem to be around anymore, the widely-circulated images are a good example of how to derive style from symbols. And here are the eloquent results of a time David Lynch worked on a fashion collection.
There are a lot of Twin Peaks-themed jewelry crafts on Etsy, but this subtle "statement ring" is my favorite.
You, of course, are still thinking about my Boing Boing essay on the Twin Peaks revival, right? Read the rest
Theresa DeLucci wonders what form the revived series will take when it hits screens in 2016.
Leigh Alexander on what changed between then and now: no-one calls the police in small-town TV shows anymore. Modern entertainment always has something to say about who we are, what we want and what we fear.