Over our extended weekend, we celebrated the birthday of Reverent Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But one other eventful birthday I'd like to bring to your attention was on January 20, this past Sunday. That's the birthday of acclaimed director David Lynch. The visionary filmmaker turned 67 years old.
In celebration of that fact, I decided to take a look back at some of the greatest musical moments in Lynch's filmography. As an occasional musician himself, Lynch knows just how to work music into a scene to evoke a powerful visceral response on the part of the audience.
In a way, many of his greatest scenes are defined by the songs they use and the jarring effect which those songs create within their context.