On November 12th 2002, a day after the big Blue
Bob concert at the Olympia music-hall in Paris during the
Inrockuptible Festival, I met David Lynch and John Neff for
an interview about the concert and Lynch’s music projects.
Gat : How do you describe last
night event, your Blue Bob’s concert at the Olympia
David Lynch : How do I describe
it? It was a traumatic thrill. As you know it’s the first
time I have ever been on the stage playing music. And it’s
a great theatre, maybe one of the most famous theatres, and
there we were ! But it was torment and since I heard we were
committed to do it, it’s been a torment. Then suddenly it
was over and it was beautiful when it was over! It was so
beautiful I can’t tell you.
Neff : But what about
the middle of it though ?
David Lynch : In the middle
of it, I was concentrating on the music and I was very little
aware of much else. I found solace in the faces of the band
members, we were together making music. The fun was a nine
and the torment, song by song, fell to zero. When it was over,
you can’t know if there is a sort of a good completion until
it’s over. So I never knew during the thing if I would screw
up on the next one. So song by song, take them off, take them
off and there we were done and then I felt great.
John Neff : It was a thrill.
It wasn’t the first time I performed but it was the first
time with my own materials in quite a while and the first
time with Dave ever. I had some apprehension, only because
of the short amount of rehearsals that we had, but the band
came together really well. By the time we had actually had
the sound check yesterday and by the time we had the show
it was completely about the music and the sound.