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David Lynch, Weatherman

November 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Bet you didn’t know that you can have the daily Los Angeles weather announced to you by David Lynch, on camera and straight onto your computer screen, from his California home.

Go to http://davidlynch.com/ and click on the Daily Weather Report button at the bottom of the button array.

Apparently, Lynch takes the weekends off, as today’s report is from Friday the 21st.  “…Blue skies with high wispy coulds, muted golden sunshine, a strong breeze, 70 degrees Fahrenheit right now, 21 Celsius.”  Spoken in that clear, loud voice that we all love.  “WOULD YOU PLEASE ASK THE LADY WITH THE LOG TO SPEAK UP?!”

Today’s New York Times Magazine has a brief interview with Lynch, in which he discusses his weather reportage.

Deborah Solomon: How do you feel about someone watching your films — Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive — on a laptop?

David Lynch: More and more people are seeing the films on computers — lousy sound, lousy picture — and they think they’ve seen the film, but they really haven’t.

Solomon: Because the small screen emphasizes plot over visuals?

Lynch: It’s a pathetic horror story.

Solomon: On the other hand, you do appear on countless computer screens every day, giving a weather report from your home in Los Angeles, on your Web site.

Lynch: People are kind of interested in weather. It’s not artistic. It’s just me sitting there in my painting studio.

Solomon: Who films you?

Lynch: It’s a camera that comes down out of the ceiling.

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