Gat : Did you ever imagine
that someday you would be on stage playing guitar for thousands
of people ?
David Lynch : No ! No, that
was something I didnít imagine. I imagine a lot of things
but not that.
Yaron Gat : So
now itís David Lynch the rock star ?
David Lynch : No, you know
itís funny. The star thing is not a part of it but itís making
sound and making music. I always loved the sound and it bridged
into music, but it was always meant to be a thing for the
studio. And as you know, weíve just released the record on
my website (davidlynch.com)
and have segments that people could be listening to, and that
was going to be it.
You know, the thing in the world about record companies, there
is a big change going on, huge change. And they are kind of
sad and different nowadays. So I thought, well, the Internet
is the way to go. But itís still in the middle of this transition
and then Pascal, Johnís friend Pascal and now my friend Pascal,
came along and he has a record company, but a different kind
of a record company, itís just Pascal ! [Pascal Nabet-Meyer,
Blue Bobís Manager and director of the record company
Soulitude Records] And Pascal, the soles of his shoes
are very thin now because he's been all over Europe with a
little bag of albums making it happen, and people like Pascal,
and he is doing a great job ! Better than a normal today record
company, because, it seems to me, the fire has gone out in
the furnace. And itís just a lot of strange smoke coming out
of the chimney but the heat is going down.
Yaron Gat :
From where did the idea for Blue Bob come?
David Lynch : The idea of the
music ? The idea of the name - John, you know, set around
thinking of names, said Blue Bob and thatís where the
name came from. The music came out of experiments, the idea
that machines would marry with music. That was the point of
Gat : I noticed that the lyrics
of Blue Bob songs are very different from the
lyrics you used to write. Until now most of them were love
songs or yearning for it, here itís more about jealousy, anger
and disappointment. Why do you think is that ?
David Lynch : I will tell you
exactly why ! Music and sound are so powerful ! It just starts
talking to you, so if you have a certain kind of music itís
going to conjure up certain kind of feelings that lead to
a certain kind of words and that's how it goes. Blue Bob,
the lyrics always came last. For Julee Cruise, many times
the lyrics came first. I would just write out things and then
I showed them to Angelo Badalamenti . And there it was the
reverse, the words would conjure some sort of melody. So it
can go both ways. In Blue Bob it was the lyrics that
followed the music.
Yaron Gat : You
think maybe itís because here you wrote for a male singer
and before for a female ?
David Lynch : No. Itís because
itís factory music. There is a certain San Fernando Valley
married to factories, married to maybe gasoline power engines
and night. You start getting a feel, and Julee Cruiseís lyrics
donít marry to that. Know what I mean ?
John Neff : Questions in the
world of smokes (laughs)