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Each week we like to lead off with something that makes your head spin around. A little disorientation, our researchers have found, helps with the ability to make it through the work week relatively intact.
So The Daily What states this is a Keyboard Cat video directed by David Lynch. I’ll take it one further–this is the lost demo reel for The Tom & Jerry Movie, directed by Lynch. At the end of the film, because they have been so mean to each other and so wantonly destructive of property, they are condemned to an entire of being the backing band for a bad Slim Pickens impersonator who sings for an audience of damned children.
P.S. I’d like to also point out that the first video that comes up on YouTube for me after watching this is of an exorcism. YouTube…it’s smarter than you think it is.
It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that’s careening towards the heat death of the podcastverse. This podcast was engineered–some might say over-engineered–by experts to escort you from the work week in the most chaotic manner possible. Please note: this podcast is profane, definitely oversexed and definitely overwrought. It is wrong and unsafe. You have been warned.
It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that spends far too much time discussing alcohol and sex. And far too little time discussing sex and alcohol. This podcast was engineered–some might say over-engineered–by experts to escort you from the work week in the most chaotic manner possible. Please note: this podcast is profane, definitely oversexed and definitely overwrought. It is wrong and unsafe. You have been warned.
More music picks for your Monday. If you like what you hear, use the links provided to snag it for yourself from Amazon. Doing so through us gives us kickbacks, and those help pay for stuff like additional hard drives. Because hi-def video adds up. And also so we can buy more music.
An ongoing attempt to make sense of the onslaught of new swag that people want you to buy. Should you? I’ll try and help.
The movie is listed as PusshÃ®kyatto daisakusen on the IMDB, otherwise known as Pussycat Great Mission! (which honestly sounds like something on the Cartoon Network about stray cats piloting giant mecha felines to fight crime or…something). But here MVD has it on DVD as Operation: Pussycat. A short film (43 minutes), it goes for a retro feel and seems to be trying to summon up the spirit of Russ Meyer…check out the DVD cover, check out the poster for Faster, Pussycat!……see what I mean? Three girls decide to take the money of the richest guy in town in a plot that involves killing his female servant. If you have been wanting to see what Japan would do with forty-minutes of sexploitation homage, then now’s your chance. (Click here to buy it from Amazon.)
Region 2 gets a two-disc special edition, but Universal has given us here in Region1sville a bare bones release of Lost Highway. From what I can tell, this is the film’s debut DVD release. Is this possible? Eleven years after its initial release a David Lynch film finally hits DVD? Crazy. And indeed, this is Lynch at his purest and Lynchiest. He gives us two protagonists who share (?) a woman, a mysterious interloper (an excellently creepy Robert Blake), and a nefarious villain (an excellently and comically malevolent Robert Loggia). What does it all mean? It’s Lynch. It means anything you want it to mean. So no worries. I actually enjoyed the hell out of this film, so it’s bare bones release is a bit of a mystery to me. But for those who have been awaiting it on DVD, here you go. Let’s hope we get a better version somewhere down the line. (Click here to buy it from Amazon.)
We’re back. All will be explained. Okay, no, not really.
Sound quality sucks, because we’re figuring this conference call crap out still. I think I’ve figured out for next time. So don’t beat me up too badly. Consider this a pilot that is planning on going to series. Shot with no budget.
Here’s the agenda:
Each Monday we like to start you off with something utterly nonsensical and mind-destroying, because it’s a good primer for the work week to come. Just another service we provide.
The thing I like about David Lynch is that, in my opinion, he consistently creates utterly meaningless bits of art that people inevitably try to fill in with gobs of meaning that they themselves invent. And that’s the whole point. He does this all the time, whether it’s movies or whether it’s an advert for Parsienne cigarettes. The latter, showing here:
Well, it has taken long and long (over five years), but Paramount has finally come through with the second season of Twin Peaks, streeting this week. Many people are pleased by this, not least of them Doc, who now will hopefully stop gnawing on the furniture in anticipation.
This show was David Lynch‘s foray into series television, and I think Lynch is a brilliant director. He’s able to take anything, no matter how random and weird, and inject into the semblance of meaning. In other words, I think his stuff, especially his feature films (apart from, say, Straight Story) are a whole bunch of symbols thrown together into a gumbo that damn well ought to mean something but in the end, means nothing at all intrinsically. Thus people can have such a good time wrapping their own theories around What Things Mean. A lot like life, really.
Anyway, the first season is held up as a pinnacle of wonderfully odd television. The second season, as with so many brilliant shows, tries to hang on but can’t. It’s like a band’s second album…the first is something they’ve had in mind for years and years, honing to perfection. The second album is something that the label wanted them to throw together quickly with less polish. I wonder what this second season would have been had American television been ready for the British system, in which you do a small series of episodes, then break for however long, then come back and do the next small series of episodes. Or even if it came out today, when shows like Sopranos can take however long it feels like between seasons.