August 8th, 2016
The woods around Twin Peaks have been speaking to us through logs and dreams. This week on Diane it’s over a week since Laura was murdered and a mouth has opened in the sky.
Working with the theme of black holes we consider gravitational pull, disappearing acts, and space. Creamed corn vanishes, Audrey is dragged from Cooper’s grasp, and alien messages are delivered.
Is this real, ladies and gentlemen, or some strange and twisted dream?
Expect: Messages from space, James’s singing and ruptures in reality
The moon may be high / Sha bop sha bop / But I can’t see a thing in the sky / I only have eyes for you
I don’t know if we’re in a garden / Or on a crowded avenue / Sha bop sha bop
You are here / Sha bop sha bop / And so am I / Sha bop sha bop
Maybe millions of people go by / But they all disappear from view / And I only have eyes for you
Thanks to all our listeners, old and new, fake and true. We always want to hear from you!
Next episode: Taking horticulture.
October 23rd, 2015
You are an inconsequential energy fluctuation born to the fractionally larger but no less inconsequential energy fluctuation we call humanity. You aren’t doomed to oblivion because you never were in the first place.
So you might as well click on some links!
1. These 31 spooky radio plays are one way, possibly the best way, of killing time until the apocalypse/Halloween. Mostly American, they cover a large chunk of the 20th Century, 1934-1979, and include adaptations of iconic horror works by the likes of Lovecraft, Poe and M.R. James.
2. An essential and concise overview of the English Eerie. Travel writer Robert Macfarlane dissects and opens up the books, music, film and poetry that have influenced our conception of England as in some sense haunted, be it literally or figuratively.
3. That weird confluence of hippies and horror that was the late 60s and early 70s’ age of Black Aquarius is given the documentary treatment by Dr Who fanboy and film historian Matthew Sweet in this episode of Radio 4′s Archive on 4. It’s a good’un.
4. Want your life – what’s left of it, anyway – to sound like a spaceship hurtling into the unfathomable blackness mortals call the universe? Here’s 12 hours of Star Trek/Alien/2001/Bladerunner atmospherics.
5. Hang on, you’ve never visited Scarfolk? I mean really? That needs to change right now. Because you are being watched, especially when you sleep, and if you don’t we’ll come for you and your children*.
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October 14th, 2015
This is more interesting that it would first appear. For a start it features FX guru John Gaeta, whose mode of delivery is mesmerisingly obtuse.
More seriously, this collaboration between ILM and xLab on virtual/augmented reality tech, while being part of the Disney hype machine, has some potentially fascinating and not a little chilling implications.