Consider the column this week to be a pep talk from The Babes; to all of you out there who keep asking themselves the question, “What do we do now that all the new excitement of Twin Peaks is over?” Well the first thing is do not lose all of that excitement. It was brought to you for a reason. The summer of Twin Peaks was nothing less than magical. Why would you not want to tap into that energy and use it to stoke your creative desires? So here’s what we propose.
Feeling you need an injection of nostalgia?
Watch Twin Peaks all over from the beginning.
After completing S3, a lot of us needed to take a moment, a moment of silence, and just sit with the ending. “What year is it?” soon became to some the new, “How’s Annie?” There are many ways to interpret it, but what we have found to be fun and still keep that exhilaration alive? Start back at the pilot. Besides being one of the best hours on television that has ever existed in the history of television; it makes you view the pilot in a whole new way. You pick up on things, even things that may only mean something to you. It renews your faith in all things Peaks. It’s also quite funny and some of the moments are pure joy.
Feeling emotional at the possibility of there not being any brand new Twin Peaks on the horizon?
Listen to the Twin Peaks Soundtracks, if you have Spotify; listen to Johnny Jewel’s playlist “TWIN PEAKS: It Is Happening Again; and also embrace all the wonderful podcasts keeping the mystery alive.
While writing this column, we needed some Twin Peaks injections, and putting on the S3 soundtrack and then following up with Angelo’s brilliant original soundtrack was exactly what we needed. Music is a truly powerful force. Hearing Shadow by Chromatics put a little lump in our throats, not going to lie. Though it made us think of the idea for the column this week, so inspiration can be sprung from just one note. Try it. Hearing Julee Cruise sing, Rocking Back Inside My Heart will propel you back 28 years and it will feel like just yesterday.
As for podcasts, there is so many out there. Twin Peaks Unwrapped, Bickering Peaks, Diane, How’s Annie, Wrapped In Podcast, Sparkwood & 21, Time for Cakes and Ale, Drink Full & Descend; We could go on and on there are so many. Take some time out and give a listen. Each one of these may make you look at our beloved Twin Peaks with new eyes. They may inspire a new thought about a theory or a story line you had been thinking about.
Need to be visually stimulated?
The amount of dazzling art that has come out of our community is mind blowing. To see how Twin Peaks has touched so many, the creations that have come out since S3 was announced is nothing short of extraordinary. Follow them all: Paul Hanley, Milly Henley (also known as Mod Pie) Lula Wayne (aka Lulaisintrouble), Jess Purser, and Greg Ruth; just to name a few. Search Twin Peaks art and prepare to be astonished and immediately reach out for paint, pencil, or paper. Read some of these artists interviews about their processes and inspirations here, We Are The Art Life.
Want to quiet the voices in your head? Those voices that are calling into question everything we have just seen? Have something more you want to say?
Well this is where us Babes want to help stoke that fire of creativity within all of you. We want to open this column to our fellow Babes, our community. What does that mean? Have you had an idea you’ve wanted to explore but been afraid to? Wanted to showcase your writing, poetry, or short fiction about Twin Peaks but did not know where to start? The Bookhouse Babes are here for you. We want to know your ideas. We want to feature your pieces; your feelings, your fears, your thoughts here in this column.
How do you take the next step? Email J.C at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not lose that excitement you feel right now because you feel your idea or thought may not be what we’re looking for. We all have a love for this wonderful and strange show, let that continue to be inspiration and embrace the creative fricket within, drink full and descend.
Until next time, “May your coffee be hot, and your dreams damn fine!”