Hollywood director David Lynch, musician John Neff and
Apple’s QuickTime team today released a new
listening party called “Blue Bob.” You can also get to the listening party by launching your QuickTime player.
Lynch and Neff describe Blue Bob as “a music idea based on the pounding machinery of the smokestack industry and the raw amplified birth of Rock and Roll.” If you’re a Blues fan, this music will definitely appeal to you.
Lynch and Neff worked on Blue Bob between other projects beginning in 1998, finishing the raw recording in 2000.
If you like the QuickTime stream, the album is available from Lynch’s Web site for $19.96 plus shipping and handling. The CD is custom packaged in an 8 x 8 box, which also contains a 16-page booklet.
DavidLynch.com will also get to see another project that Lynch and Neff have been working on — a music video called, Thank you Judge. The video takes a humorous look at a couple going through a divorce. Neff, who sings the song and plays guitar, lists all the things that his estranged wife — played by Naomi Watts (Mulholland Drive) — took from him in the divorce settlement.
The video is available via QuickTime from the Web site. QuickTime isn’t the only Apple technology being used by Neff and Lynch. “The raw recording and all the editing were done in Pro Tools using Macintosh G4s at David’s studio,” Neff told MacCentral tonight from Lynch’s studio in Los Angeles.
Neff started his music career in 1963 and has over 250 albums to his credit. Neff was also a session musician and has toured with groups like Steppenwolf and has owned his own recording studios.
With his reputation secure as one of the most original and unusual directors in film today, David Lynch’s career spans three decades. Lynch first came to public notice in the late 1970’s with the release of the cult film Eraserhead. His credits also include the mid-80’s film noir Blue Velvet and the offbeat television series (and later motion picture) Twin Peaks. Lynch’s dark and often violent vision continued through the 1990s to today with movies including Wild at Heart, Lost Highway and Mulholland Drive.
On June 7, 2002, Lynch will premiere a new pay-per-view program, starring Naomi Watts on his Web site called Rabbits. A new episode will be posted every 10 days after that.