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Baskettcase: David Lynch, Electro-Pop Star?

August 16, 2011

A column by Jeremy Baskett

David Lynch.

David Lynch's brilliant film career has now taken a surprising seat behind his new foray into electro-pop composition. And we thought his movies were unpredictable....

What comes to mind? For me, it’s Blue Velvet. A film that I saw far too many times in my film school days and yet still remains close to my heart. Dive deeper into the Lynch library and you’ll find many other great films such as Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive and Inland Empire.

As some of you may know, David Lynch is now starting to break into the music industry. At the ripe age of 65, it’s hard to believe that he’s actually entering the electro-pop bracket. Some of you may have heard his single, “Good Day Today”, which is actually surprisingly catchy when considering a senior citizen created it. His full LP is being released in November entitled, “Crazy Clown Time”, which features guest vocals on one song by Karen O, lead singer of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

All of this sounds so wrong, yet I’m so enticed. I can hardly wait to see what this filmmaker turned musician can pull out, because frankly, he’s better than a lot of this infuriating dub step movement that’s choking the world’s youth now. And I’m a big sucker for Karen O, so of course, I’m on board. Take a nice long listen to this dreamy, hypnotizing electronic single below. If any detail stands at the forefront of your mind as you listen, it has to be that he is fucking 65 years old. Picturing someone my grandfathers age creating this type of music is just too amusing to me.
David Lynch – “Good Day Today”

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