Dear Mr. Lynch,
It means the world to know that you've listened to my music! Thank you for giving a mere nobody a moment of your time. If you ever need an all-vocal soundtrack, I'm your gal.
Thank you again for years of inspiration!
I'm dedicating today's song to David Lynch and Julee Cruise as a thank you for years and years of inspiration. Eraserhead was the first "experimental" film I watched as a young teen and it had such a huge impact on me. I didn't have cable TV growing up, plus I'm the daughter of a minister, so there wasn't a whole lot of experimental influences in my environment. His movies have such stunning visuals, raw emotions and quirky sense of humor. The way he combines beauty with fear is genius. I used Julee Cruise as my musical inspiration for this song since it already seemed to want to be a 50's ballad of sorts. Pairing wispy vocals with the dark lyrics seemed like a very Lynch-y thing to do anyway.
Mr. Lynch, where ever you are, I thank you. You absolutely blew my mind and changed the way I think about music, art, movies- even the way I decorate my house. In fact, the room I'm sitting in (total mess- no picture!!) has black and white striped carpet and red walls.
Friday, July 16, 2010