In this Olio, we'll engage in a deep listening to The Idler Wheel... as well as pre- and post-listening conversations. We'll kick off our session with a brief discussion of the artist and the album, followed by the listening session. Viewers are requested to use headphones, turn off video, and alter their space to enhance the experience. During the album, I will guide you through the listening with "cue cards" that I'll project via Zoom. So, I won't be talking over the music, but "writing" over it in real-time to help you understand some of the deeper musical, lyrical, and timbral details. After the album, we'll come back and discuss some of what we heard and re-listen to tracks as requested.
Come with cartridges cleaned and a fresh pair of AA batteries in your Game Boy as we enjoy some retro classics and how they have inspired some current greats.
In this Olio, we begin with the critical gaming system of the 1970s—the Atari—its competitors—and other arcade classics: Space Invaders. PacMan. Ride the wave of technological advancements from the 80's (Super Mario Bros.) Examine what the Golden Age leaves behind through the 90's and 00's, and discuss classics and characters that have lived on through generations. Zelda. Final Fantasy. Time permitting, we conclude by discussing the transformation brought by digital distribution, and the reinvention of indie games in the modern era (Untitled Goose Game).
In this Olio, we’ll watch selections of Lynch’s most iconic projects: Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks* and Mulholland Drive and explore the process under which the music was created, how it serves the narrative and visuals, and what parallels these moments expose - in what I call the “Lynch Vocabulary.” A unique language created and refined over his continuing body of works.