I miss the days when David Lynch was providing daily updates on the weather and asking twitter about his hat, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been keeping busy. If being weird was swimming, the man would be a shark. Just recently he Tweeted:
Dear Twitter Friends, I’m proud to share with you the fact that I finished my lavender shapes over the weekend. How did it go for you all?
Last weekend I told you I was going to work on lavender shapes for long arms. I have a confession to make. I did not finish my work.
But that’s not all. In addition to his lavender shapes for long arms, his long-planned solo album now has a title: ‘Crazy Clown Time.’
Crazy Clown Time will drop on Nov. 8 from British label Sunday Best Recordings and PIAS in the US. Lynch, who has often written music for his many films, has 14 original songs here on which he plays guitar and sings. He also produced the tracks. The songs are dark [YOU DON’T SAY. -Ed]; Lynch describes his style as “modern blues.” [Deadline]
You can listen to a couple tracks below. If you assumed they’d be disjointed collections of sounds and computer farts, you assumed correctly. Frankly, I prefer Crispin Glover’s “Clowny Clown Clown”, which holds the advantage of actually being about clowns (also, it rhymes). I’m underwhelmed. If David Lynch really wanted to mess with people, his solo sh*t would sound like the Beach Boys. Or perhaps a Cambodian amputee singing beach boys songs atop a yak. There is no why in art.