The second of two special episodes covering the controversial, and in our view essential prequel to Twin Peaks, David Lynch's Fire Walk With Me.
This week you join us for the last hour and a half of the film. Our theme is still NOISE and SIGNAL as we finally get a clear line to Laura Palmer.
But we’re not the only ones. Someone’s been reading her diary, someone’s stepped into her dreams, and, in a room with red curtains, someone is waiting to meet her.
Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to look behind the mask.
The first of two episodes covering David Lynch's controversial Twin Peaks prequel, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.
Loved by some, loathed by others, we go deep on the film that transforms Laura Palmer from a corpse wrapped in plastic to a living, breathing young women.
Lil dances in code, The Fat Trout trailer park is crossed with wires, and Agent Jeffries tries to get through. We're approaching the heart of the mystery, dear listener, and our theme for discussion is NOISE AND SIGNAL.
Let's get started.
This time on Diane we discuss the book which unwrapped the plastic and revealed the troubled girl behind the exquisite corpse.
We've reached The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, by Jennifer Lynch, and our themes are the Maiden, the Monster and the battle that they fought.
Not content to let sleeping logs lie, Adam and Mark continue our discussion of the Red Room, in this shorter than usual episode.
The twins (DOPPLEGANGER) talk the Red Room and its relationship to David Lynch's assertion that his films are moving paintings.
Apologies for the audio on this one. It was a bit impromptu
It's the finale. The show is over, the stage is dimmed, and our theme is CURTAINS.
Nadine can no longer silence her drape runners, the veil between the worlds is parted, and in room 315 the brightest light of all is snuffed out.
Dear listener, we have an appointment at the end of the world.
Our theme is UNHOLY MATRIMONY.
Mr and Mrs Hurley announce separate engagements, Windham Earle discovers a perfect symbiosis of fear and appetite, and Dale Cooper gives his heart away.
The hour grows late, dear listener, the time has come to gather our beloved Queen and embark upon our dark honeymoon.
Deeper into the woods
Eris and the Apple of Discord (Wikipedia)
As Jupiter and Saturn approach conjunction, our theme is Unification.
Leo and Windham make two halves of a horse, Audrey and Billy Zane make the beast with two backs, and Major Briggs makes time for a Project Bluebook reunion.
Dear listener, the Black Lodge is in sight and the path from here is strange and difficult. We’re glad to have you with us.
Deeper into the woods
Trauma: Explorations in Memory. Cathy Caruth (editor), 1994. Baltimore University Press. Book.
The Weird and the Eerie by Mark Fisher, 2017. Repeater Press. Book
In Our Time: Neoplatonism. BBC Radio 4, 2012. Podcast
There are only a handful of episodes left ladies and gents. We’re getting ready for a grand finale and this time our theme is prep work.
Dick Tremayne teaches the principles of wine tasting, Windham Earle does some papier mache, and Bobby is frankly unprepared for the details of Mike and Nadine’s super-sex life. Dear listeners, who is?
We talk: what it means when donuts fade, beauty pageants and naughty David Lynch
This time on Diane we’re talking ROMANCE as our characters seek blissful union. Harry Truman wakes in the arms of a killer, Gordon Cole goes boy-oy-oing over Shelly Johnson, and Windham Earle searches for his queen.
Dear listener, for twenty years we’ve been asking people to please speak up, but for some weird reason we can hear you as clear as a bell.
As Cooper’s chess game with Windom Earle hits its stride, tokens are moving around the board.
Thomas Eckhardt leaves a final piece of himself at the mill, Donna accepts a trinket from a dead doctor, and Dick Tremayne is serving up exquisite fashions.
It seems to be the season of giving, dear listener, so let’s talk about the gift.
This time on Diane the natural world is imbued with spirits and our theme is Animism.
Ben Horne takes up the case of the Pine Weasel, three angels describe a world awash with love, and even the most mundane piece of furniture can possess a soul.
We’ve been so long in these trees that we’ve started to see faces in the wood. Dear listener, what happened to Josie?
We’re still mired in the less vibrant portion of Twin Peaks. The show we all love is here somewhere but it’s like a black film has grown over it.
This week on Diane then, we talk veils.
Windham Earle employs a surrogate, the mists at the Great Northern finally clear, and Evelyn mourns the passing of the wild ride. Dear listener, work slowly and with care. Everything must be written in a steady, uncompromising hand.
This time on Diane: SUPERVILLAINRY!
Leo reasserts his authority over the Johnson house, Ben's therapy takes a turn for the problematic, and the omens don't look good for Dick and Andy. Amid the gathering darkness, the supervillain appears.
Dear listener, we have decided to adopt a child!
Our theme is blackout, as the lights go off and we struggle for consciousness. Major Briggs is unable to recall his time in the woods, Jean Renault prays that the nightmare will end, and Leo Johnson wakes.
Things are happening out there in the dark, ladies and gentlemen.
In the first Diane book club, Rosie and Bob give their initial reactions to Mark Frost's Twin Peaks novel, The Secret History of Twin Peaks. Listener, they liked it!
Team Diane will go in-depth on the novel sometime in early 2017
When Dale Cooper handed in his badge Twin Peaks lost a lightning rod. This time on Diane storms strike haphazardly and our theme is everyday magic.
Ben Horne raises a monolith, Little Nicky is plagued by persistent random misfortune, and Lana Milford is bewitching.
Ladies and gentlemen, our monitors are pointed at deep space but perhaps the messages we’ve been intercepting are coming from right here in the woods.
It's the 18th Episode of Twin Peaks and Rosie, Bob and Adam bear witness to the collapse of narrative structure.
But isn’t that the fate of all structures?
This time on Diane the team channel the voice of Windom Earle and demand that THE KING MUST DIE. Ben Horne considers his fallen empire, Mayor Milford mumbles his way off stage, and Dale Cooper can no longer be constrained by the governing authorities of the FBI.
Dear listener, it’s time to focus out beyond the edge of the board.
This episode: Ides of Twin Peaks, Arthurian myth, Baba-Yaga-Tojamura, close encounters of the firs kind
Rosie, Bob and Mark explore the unfamiliar territory that is the seventeenth episode of David Lynch and Mark Frost's Twin Peaks, A Dispute Between Brothers.
The great beast has fled for now and we enter the wilderness. Catherine found her way through the woods, Norma’s mother is finally banished, and the Bookhouse Boys crossed into forbidden lands. Ladies and gentlemen, would you care to join us for an incredibly pleasant evening of night fishing?
This episode: Weird neighbours; moral responsibility; disguises; demonic possession
Rosie, Mark and Adam did a bad thing, but they're not going to talk about that. No, instead they're going to talk about the sixteenth episode of Mark Frost and David Lynch's Twin Peaks, Arbitrary Law.
As Laura Palmer’s case is closed we grapple with the question of guilt. Ben is confronted by his slimy ratbastard past, Donna and James wonder if their relationship is cursed, and the beast bit twice before Cooper could catch him. Leland says BOB killed Laura, but Leland’s just crazy, right?
�T��his episode: 1950s BOB, time in Twin Peaks, mischief and the Devil
Rosie, Adam and Mark eat too many sweets and stay up waaaay past bedtime to watch the fifteenth installment of David Lynch and Mark Frost's Twin Peaks, Drive With a Dead Girl.
Naughtiness is afoot, and the theme is mischief. Leland's dancing on the furniture. Norma's new dad is betting on the sly, and Catherine Martell toys with Ben's freedom. She's a caution, isn't she?
Rosie, Adam and Bob grab a beer, crack some peanuts and settle into their seats at the Roadhouse. Something is happening in the fourteenth episode of David Lynch and Mark Frost's Twin Peaks, Lonely Souls.
This time on Diane we witness the Reveal. Catherine Martell drops the mask, Harold Smith bares his soul, and the spirits at the roadhouse step into the spotlight. Laura Palmer was raped and murdered by XXXX, dear listener. We’re so sorry.
Rosie, Mark and Adam dose up on bad medicine before watching the thirteenth episode of David Lynch and Mark Frost's Twin Peaks, Demons.
This time on Diane infection threatens but the treatment seems to be off. Audrey's had an overdose, Harold fights contamination, and if the wonders of home care don't kill Leo Johnson the cake might. Off his meds, the one armed man reveals that his amputation was inspired by God, and invites us to consider the parasite.
We could all catch up on our sleep ladies and gentlemen, but restless nights and uneasy dreams go with the territory.
Rosie, Mark and Adam peer over the threshold of the twelfth episode of David Lynch and Mark Frost's Twin Peaks, The Orchid's Curse.
This week knives fly through the air and the theme is violence. Leland's on trial for murder, Nadine destroys a fridge, and the marvellous port-o-patient claims its first victim. As One Eyed Jacks becomes a Tiberian Bloodbath Coop drags Audrey from the wreckage.
The body count is rising but have no fear dear listener. We're not just three men on a fishing trip. We're a whole damn town.
Title music by: Strangers From Birth (https://strangersfrombirth.bandcamp.com/
Rosie, Bob and Adam mull over the eleventh episode of David Lynch and Mark Frost's Twin Peaks, Laura's Secret Diary.
This week on Diane we expand our scope to encompass distance as we consider the theme of far flung friends. Andy sends the troops flying, regional dishes get exotic cachet, and though Josie returns to Harry's arms she may as well be on the other side of the world.
Dear listener, when these frail shadows we inhabit now have quit the stage, we'll meet, and raise a glass again in Valhalla.
Title music by: Strangers From Birth (https://strangersfrombirth.bandcamp.com/)
Rosie, Mark and Adam get up at midnight for the tenth episode of David Lynch and Mark Frost's Twin Peaks, The Man Behind the Glass.
This week on Diane it's a slumber party. Audrey is eating candy in bed, Donna gossips with her dead best friend, and Ed sings Nadine a lullaby. The events of the recent days overwhelm Maddy, who feels that she's fallen in Laura's dream.
It's almost like they didn't bury her dead enough.
Title music by: Strangers From Birth (https://strangersfrombirth.bandcamp.com/)