Prehistoric EC - Black Pearls: Words & Music of Twin Peaks

January 19, 2017

Before Eclectic City was a monthly publication a podcast was created celebrating the words and musci of the quirky, weird and influential 90's televison series Twin Peaks.

It started as a fun project, something that was created from sound bytes and music gathered from collections that were available online not long after the internet "became a thing". These files were taken from the tv series and the prequel "Fire Walk With Me". Of course, the majority of the music here was written by Angelo Badalamenti. But songs like "The Pink Room" were purely David Lynch creations. The podcast also includes remixes and alternate versions that some folks may remember.  And then there's Julee Cruise's vocals... Uff!

The order of the songs, their specific arrangement with the dialogue, was something that worked out over a period of months, trying to arrive at some semblance of a chronological or "lynch-ological" order that made the sense. I think in the end, I got it right.

As seemed appropriate, the podcast begins with Agent Cooper, steadfast and in his boy-scout mission to find Laura Palmer's murderer. We openly cheer his fearless dedication, as we fear for his soul. Twin Peaks reveals its secrets, layer by disturbing layer. Before too long fear becomes something both abstract and concrete.

And its name is "Bob".

I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I've enjoyed making it. I'm still not tired.


Black Pearls: The Words and Music of Twin Peaks

February 10, 2012


This is a podcast of a collection I created a few years ago out of admiration for David Lynch's Twin Peaks. The files were culled from the soundtracks from the tv series and the prequel Fire Walk With Me. The majority of the music here was written by Angelo Badalamenti. But some songs, like The Pink Room,  were collaborations with David Lynch. There are also remixes, and alternate versions of songs here. And then there's Julee Cruise's...

The specific arrangement of music and dialogue, was something I worked out over a period of months. I don't know if it's possible to put anything in the correct chronological order when it comes to a David Lynch creation,  I in the end, I pulled this off.

Who knows? I think I'll take another crack at this, now that I've develeoped some actual sound-mixing skills.

I originally published this in three sorter podcasts in 2010. They were published with the following subtitles and notes.

Part 1: “Diane I’ve just arrived in Twin Peaks”

Part 2: “Damn Good Coffee…and HOT!”

Part 3: “I love you Sheriff Truman”

I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I've enjoyed making it. I'm not tired of it yet.

I have hi-resolution printable artwork available for front, back and inside covers with a specific track list and photo collage, for anyone who is interested. Or I might just make it available as a CD already packaged for those willing to pay a minimal shipping & production cost.