Friday, October 10, 2014

My log has something to say about this.

With new Twin Peaks episodes on the horizon, it's high time we all time warp back to the early '90s to reacquaint ourselves with the series' first two seasons. When we last left the denizens of Twin Peaks, Washington, the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer had been solved, Agent Dale Cooper (or his doppelganger?) had been possessed, and, uh, there was a giant. Up to speed? Good.

There's no telling what directions David Lynch and Mark Frost might take the new season, or which classic characters will return, but no matter what happens, it's bound to be interesting. The new series will not be a remake, but a reboot in the present time, so literally anything could've elapsed over the past 25 years in the mysterious but ever-charming town of Twin Peaks. Alien visitations? A proliferation of backward-speaking dwarves? Totally silent drape runners? All likely.

Undoubtedly the series' iconic music will return, and in anticipation of that, today's song is "Falling," sung by Julee Cruise. Otherwise known as "The Twin Peaks Theme," David Lynch and composer Angelo Badalementi wrote the song in 20 minutes. Lynch immediately knew it would create the wistful, off-kilter mood for the whole series, and the influence of its quivering synths and airy vocals can still be heard in current artists like Lana Del Ray and Au Revoir Simone. 

But here is the original, still as good (and spooky!) as ever, and ready to be put into service for a whole new Twin Peaks era.

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