I am finding the wait for 2017 is becoming almost torturous... I know I shouldn't wish my life away and there are so many great Twin Peaks events coming later this year: Mark Frost's book The Secret History of Twin Peaks is published in October and The Twin Peaks UK Festival is happening again in November. But in the meantime I need to find other ways to satisfy my obsession and there are only so many times I can watch the series over and over again... So I thought I would share some Twin Peaks things that have been entertaining me recently!
I only discovered this fantastic podcast last week and it has been essential listening on my walk to and from work. There are a few Twin Peaks podcasts already in existence and although brilliant in their own way, I have found Diane to have some of the most refreshing and interesting views, opinions and analysis of the show. The lovely hosts (Rosie, Mark, Adam and Bob) are based in the English seaside town of Brighton and are a pleasure to delve into each episode with. Being a Twin Peaks nerd I sometimes think I know it all but listening to Diane I am finding out brand new pieces of information and observations which have previously passed me by. I highly recommend you download some episodes. Find them on twitter @DianePodcast and download here: http://diane.libsyn.com/
Diane - Twin Peaks Podcast
Twin Peaks FAQ: All That's Left To Know About A Place Both Wonderful & Strange
This book was published in July and I had it on pre-order. I've been dipping in and out of it ever since. It's so well formatted and laid out and really fun to read. Again, it's one of those situations where I think I know all there is to know but Bushman and Smith include snippets of information I've never stumbled upon and some great (sometimes hilarious) analysis of characters and episodes. As it is a new publication, it is the first Twin Peaks book I've read which includes mentions of the new series and how it came to be announced to the world. Buy it on Amazon here.
Twin Peaks UK Festival Costume
I can't reveal too much here as I always keep my costume for the festival a closely guarded secret until the big day and although it seems a long time away (November 12th) my older sister is so well prepared and was showing me her purchases at the weekend for her costume. So, naturally I was inspired to immediately get mine together. Usually I go as some form of Laura Palmer but this year I'm doing something different... But you'll have to wait and see!
You can still buy tickets for the UK Twin Peaks event of the year here.
Twin Peaks OST Re-Issue
The new LP release of the Twin Peaks soundtrack looks so wonderful. I am yet to get my hands on it but have recently inherited a record player and plan to attend one of the listening events to make a purchase. Sister Ray Ace in Shoreditch are hosting a 'Cherry Pie & Coffee Evening' listening party on 6th September with a free record going to whoever can tie a cherry stem into a knot with their tongue the fastest. I tried this in anticipation at home last night and all I can say is, I'm struggling to summon my inner Audrey Horne! Link to the Facebook event page is here.
I hope you check out some of the above if you haven't already done so. Please send me your ideas of Peakie activities to keep me satisfied until next year! Hang loose Howies.