The idea of paying $129.99 for a pair of hand painted Converse Chuck Taylors commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Twin Peaks televisions series might seem extravagant to some. Were it not for the facts that the logistics of shipping such unique merchandise are so complicated and that I don’t have an actual postal address to have them delivered to, I would buy a pair in a New York minute. I wasn’t even aware that next April will mark a quarter-century since David Lynch’s TV masterpiece was aired until a few days ago. It looks like Lynch and Mark Frost will be teaming up with Showtime to release some sort of revival of Twin Peaks in 2016 to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the show’s cancellation in 1991.
I agree with the guy from the Peak Dream article that Twin Peaks is a complete and perfect whole as it is. There seems little need to try to extend or build upon the show. Still, I imagine I’ll be looking forward to such a revival should it ever come to be. More importantly, if anyone would like to get the perfect gift for their favorite Saudi based podcaster, all I can say is size 12 please.
As for the podcast that accompanies this post, only a small chunk of the 30 plus minutes was devoted to Twin Peaks. Below are a few of the points covered as I unintentionally spent a half an hour driving in a circle:
- Creative Commons music from Vadim Kotinsky (2 eps): Karolina and Night in Amsterdam
- The G in GATT is for General, not Global.
- There seems to be no evidence that the planes brought back cocaine.
- Mosquito-net project in the globalization class
- Toward a lingua franca: Ogden’s Basic English
- Now it’s Basic Global English
- The Shape of Things to Come
- Unpacking Conrad’s “We live as we dream. Alone“
- Gang of Four with Sara Lee on bass
Such a list must look a bit of a hodgepodge. But all should become clear upon listening to the audio below if you just remember to sit back, relax and enjoy.