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

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12 Responses to “Diane… #11: Twin Peaks Episode 9 – Coma”

  1. James Wheeler Says:

    My initial and abiding reaction to the living-room sing-song was and is: I love it! The falsetto, shades of Americana and sentimental lyrics make me think of Sparklehorse, who Lynch would go on to collaborate with on Dark Night of the Soul. James Hurley and the Buttoned-Down Band would have done a cracking “Star Eyes (I Can’t Catch It)”.

  2. Adam Says:

    Mark’s a big fan too, James. Our camp might be in the minority, but we are strong!

  3. Rosie Says:

    John suggested ‘Mynah Birds’ for the group which is formidable but James Hurley and the Button-Down Band is a very strong contender!

    I still have no idea how I feel about that song.

  4. Rosie Says:

    Also that Sparklehorse song is so pretty thank you James for the recommendation! Brightening up the office this morning :)

  5. James Wheeler Says:

    That dumb sexist biker kid
    Sure sings a mean high note

    JH&TBDB is definitely not an attempt to outdo the Mynah Birds, which is fantastic.

    I never got into the album as a whole, but could not resist Lynch’s vocal. Glad you like it, Rosie!

  6. John Says:

    Like everything else in Twin Peaks, no one band name is the only perfect answer :)

    I also vote for that Sparklehorse album…the track with Wayne from the Flaming Lips is pretty powerful too but those Lynch tracks are killer.

  7. D Cairns Says:

    Your reference to the character of Emory Battis made me realise that there’s a quite Lynchian bad guy in the movie One-Eyed Jacks (which obviously Twin Peaks pays homage to) called Bob Emory. And the movie briefly features Hank Worden — the elderly waiter from the Great Northern.

    I only know all this because I’m making a DVD extra for the Brando movie.

  8. Adam Says:

    Good spot! Those sort of linkages are all over the show. They must’ve had a lot of fun throwing all their influences/stuff they liked into the mix. Feels oddly enriching somehow?

  9. John Says:

    I think the references are all wonderful…the way Twin Peaks is a love letter to what’s come before really imbues their characters and situations with a richness and history that’s already baked in. The proper energy is present in each piece of the puzzle even before the show films a scene.

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