Saturday, April 11, 2020

When Even Russians Mark The Occasion. Friday On saturday.

Ria yesterday posted a material titled (in Russian) Who Killed Laura Palmer.  
It is the 30th Anniversary of Twin Peaks. It is significant. Some still say that Lynch wanted to explore Marylin Monroe's death and codified it in this TV Series after was denied the funding for doing this directly. Because of that we got to enjoy something much better than any Marylin Monroe series could have even been, since it gave us a dreamscape we would, otherwise, have missed. I agree, the Second Season came out a bit mangled once it reached its second half, and we never have got to see a spin-off about Audrey Horne (boy, with Sherilyn Fenn being at the top of her game and appearance this could have been fantastic), but in the end we all have been rewarded with the Third Season. Well, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me was really good too. Sadly, many people died since then: Miguel Ferrer, incomparable Peggy Lipton, Harry Dean Stanton, Log Lady just to name a few. 

I know why this whole thing touched me so profoundly--North Bend and Snoqualmie Falls, including this "Great Northern", where all this drama takes place, are so near and dear to me. It is also the exact date (April 7) of my wedding, which is older than Twin Peaks by 6 years. There are very many coincidences both numerical and geographic which attract me to the place and the story. Hopefully, when this Covid-19 thing blows over and restrictions are lifted, we are going to Tweedes Cafe (RR Diner in the show) in North Bend to try, no, not the Cherry Pie, but "A damn fine cup-o coffee" and some staples.  It is something to look forward to and knowing that both Frank Herbert (born in Tacoma), David Lynch (born in Spokane) and Kyle MacLachlan (born in Yakima) were born at the vertices of this funny triangle of  Tacoma-Spokane-Yakima gives all this so much more pleasure to visit places of my so dear Dune and Twin Peaks. They should play Angelo Badalamenti's tracks there, when it is raining outside, which is only normal for Western Washington. 

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