Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Tribute To Catherine E Coulson - Our Beloved Log Lady

Today is a tremendously sad day. We have lost Catherine E Coulson, our beloved Log Lady, to cancer at the age of 71. Tonight the owls are silent...

Catherine was an incredibly inspiring woman. She worked with David Lynch since his days of making Eraserhead. Her contributions to Eraserhead include loading film, focus pulling, creating Henry's iconic hairstyle, boom op and cooking all of the meals!

Monday, 28 September 2015

The Owls Are Not What They Seem: Twin Peaks Comes To London

At a secret location in East London, down some stairs and into a basement, you can leave the big smoke behind and enter the town of Twin Peaks. On Friday night myself and my friend Al put on our finest Twin Peaks attire and as soon as we spotted a line of people wearing mainly plaid, we knew we had found the right place.

The Owls Are Not What They Seem is an immersive theatre/dining event produced by Lemonade and Laughing Gas. Tickets cost £66.50 which gives you the full experience, including a 3-course meal and cocktail and I guarantee it is worth every penny. If you are thinking of going and want everything to be kept a mystery just know that I thought this was a tremendous event and would highly recommend it. For anyone else curious to know what happened, read on...

Everyone was asked to bring an owl with them. This was our contribution!

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Preparing For The Twin Peaks UK Festival 2015!

The Twin Peaks UK Festival has become an annual event for my older sister and I who are Peaks fanatics living in London. We first attended in 2011 and have been nearly every year since. As soon as tickets were released online I snapped up a couple of VIPs for us and now, months later, the TP UK Fest is less than 3 weeks away! It is happening again and I am so excited...

For anyone who has never attended and is thinking of going, I urge you to get your tickets now and not to miss out on this spectacular event. This year for the first time it will run across an entire weekend in the amazing East London Genesis cinema. The organizers have promised the most ambitious festival to date and after revealing some secrets in the past few weeks it truly sounds like we will all be in for a very wonderful and strange weekend.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Keep The Mystery Alive

It is an extremely exciting time for Twin Peaks fans. Our wishes have been granted and the new season of Twin Peaks is being made right now. It has been confirmed that principal photography is due to start in the next few weeks and David Lynch himself, as well as many production staff, have been spotted on location in North Bend, WA, where the original Twin Peaks pilot was shot. As the giant told Cooper in his bedroom at The Great Northern, "it is happening again"...

However, sightings of crew members on location have sparked debate among the Peakies as information which could be deemed spoilers began to surface on Twitter and Facebook. I was casually scrolling through my timeline when I came across information which I believe very much confirms the return of a certain character and the blatant suggestion that they own a shop in Twin Peaks. It was seeing this that made me decide that the sharing of exciting news of what is happening on location has now reached a point where we should make the decision to keep it secret.

I am terrible at surprises. I absolutely love them but I am naturally someone who loves to plan ahead and find out as much information as I can. But the anticipation of a surprise, of a holiday, of a special event, or in this case a new series of your most beloved TV show, can be just as fun as finally getting to experience it when it finally happens. I therefore do not want to know anything significant about the new series until it is broadcast and we all get to experience it together just as it was meant to be.

During this year's Twin Peaks Festival in the US, Catherine Coulson/The Log Lady relaid a message to attending fans from David Lynch himself. He said, "We live in a world where there really is no mystery or honoring of real mystery any more. I find that personally depressing. So I would like to rediscover a world where everyone discovers on their own what real mystery is."

I agree with him. We live in a world where we are constantly bombarded with and consuming information. If Twin Peaks had first been broadcast today it wouldn't surprise me if some of the most significant episodes had been leaked online and everyone found out who killed Laura Palmer prematurely. Let us hope this will not happen this time around. After all, it was pressure from the networks to end the mystery that forced Lynch and Frost to reveal who the killer was before they wanted to and really caused the downward spiral of the second season.

If you cannot wait and want to know as much as you can about the new season before anyone else then of course you can. But I believe all of the secrets should be revealed when the time is right. Let the mystery live. This blog will remain 100% spoiler free!