SF Indiefest: David Lynch's Inland Empire and the afterparty @ Kink.com's Porn Palace w/ DJs Adrian & the Mysterious D

Whew, that was a long title. You might initially think ‘What does this have to do with hard rock music’. Patience.

The annual SF Indiefest kicked off with the San Francisco premier of David Lynch’s first feature length film since Mulholland Drive, Inland Empire. Lynch nailed it again. His work on this film is especially impressive for two reasons: he shot the entire film on a consumer DV camera, and the score and soundtrack were created without the assistance of his usual collaborator, Angelo Badalamenti.

The music in Inland Empire was more mainstream than in his previous movies, containing dance sequences to Atomic Kitten’s ‘The Locomotion’ and Nina Simone’s ‘Sinner Man’. Beck’s ‘Black Tambourine’ was also featured. The eerie song that sticks with you was written and performed by Lynch himself- “Ghost of Love’ which contains the line from the preview ‘Strange, what love does…’. The music was fitting for the film, which, like Mulholland Drive, was much more dream like than his darker, harder films, Wild at Heart and Lost Highway.

The soundtracks for Wild at Heart and Lost Highway are a Hard Rock Chick’s dream. Nic Cage and Laura Dern dancing around to Power Mad– I could watch an entire movie just of that. And Trent Reznor’s collaboration on the Lost Highway soundtrack is phenomenal. This is one of the things that I love best about Lynch films- the give and take of the visual and the auditory.

After the film (all two hours and fifty something minutes of it), we went over to the afterparty at the Porn Palace. This is one of kink.com’s studios, which is occasionally opened up for events. Quite a trip. It was here that we were treated to the mash up extraordinaires, DJs Adrian & the Mysterious D. Having frequented BootieSF and some of their other events, I know that I’m in store for some good stuff. First we got some free drinks, then we took some free photos in the imeem photo booth (see below). Then came the music served up with some anime porn (which I have been told has a name- Hinta- which in no way fits). So I got a little fix of NIN, even if it was mashed with Fergie. Now if we could just get an all industrial music night going in a wickedly cool space like this.

that picture on the right is not a proposition- I thought we had to pay!

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