Back on it! Ok, so a lot has happened in my month hiatus from the blogosphere, and as much as I’m ready to rant and rave about a holographic Tupac, I’m actually much more excited about David Lynch starting to make his own music videos. The genius, absurdist director has always had an odd toe curled into the music world, but his most profound leap surely came with his involvement in the 2010 Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse album - Dark Night of the Soul. Not only is the album artwork a profound echo of the morbid beauty within the music, but he also provides vocals to two of the album’s epic tracks. Here’s my favorite: “Star Eyes (I Can’t Catch It)”
And yeah that’s right – I said album artwork – this is a key album to hold in at least some sort of true physical release. Anyway, after the delicate lofts of that tune, we now turn to the complete heart-quivering insanity of his newest work: “Crazy Clown Time.” This new 7 minute video is basically like someone said: Hey Dave, I’m really on the fly right now, but was wondering if you could impart all the confused despair of subjected reality upon me that your feature films do while I make a cup of coffee? I doubt anyone would really have the desire to put this track on their iPod – well, maybe for a Halloween party or something. That’s not true either, there’s always somebody who just loves listening to the craziest shit ever. But the main thing is that the video is a direct link to the song – the lyrics are a literal description of what’s happening in the video, which is totally the most demented back-yard party of all time. Just give it a go – if you’re a Lynch fan, then it will be just what you expected – if you like roller coasters and haunted houses than it will be a blast the first time around – the rest of you may have a hard time getting past the screaming guy with his head on fire.