Exploring David Lynch’s “Eraserhood”

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 1 PM – 3 PMWhen David Lynch moved to Philadelphia in the late 1960s to attend PAFA, he discovered a city that was both terrifying and inspiring. Explore the neighborhood just blocks away from PAFA that so electrified Lynch’s imagination with two guides: Hidden City’s Peter Woodall and Bob Bruhin, photographer and author of “Walking the Eraserhood” (https://ehood.us/walking ). During this one-and-a-half hour walking tour, we’ll delve into the area’s industrial history, as well as the sights and sounds that inspired Lynch’s movies, particularly Eraserhead.

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Jane’s Walk – Photographing Callowhill during Golden Hour

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM

Walk Leader: Bob Bruhin
Meeting point: SE corner of N. Broad and Noble streets at Rail Park entrance.
Free. Public. Rain or Shine.

My first reaction to the Callowhill district was to take out my phone and start taking pictures. Eventually this became the focus of my first book, “Walking the Eraserhood,” a photo essay exploring Callowhill between 2009 and 2014 and discussing the influence the neighborhood had on the work of painter/filmmaker David Lynch.

This year I would like us to celebrate together by photographing The Rail Park and surrounding neighborhood during the period photographers call The Golden Hour, and sharing our resulting images via social media.

Of course, as a Jane’s Walk, open discussion will be strongly encouraged, while we explore and document. Hopefully we can all learn together!!

Estimated walk duration: 90 minutes

Walk begins at SE corner of Broad and Noble (at the Rail Park entrance) and will end at The Patio (500 N 10th St).

Accessibility considerations: uneven terrain. Non-accessible curbcuts and/or stairs. low light/nighttime.

Dogs welcome.

How to Get the Most Out of Photographing at Golden Hour

Source: Photographing Callowhill during Golden Hour

W/N W/N Coffee Bar Has Closed, Will Reopen Under New Ownership

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W/N W/N always seemed to be ahead of its time. It debuted on the corner of 10th and Spring Garden Streets in 2014 — crowdfunded into existence as a cooperatively owned coffee shop and bar in slow-developing Callowhill (a neighborhood nicknamed “Eraserhood” after David Lynch made its empty, post-industrial eeriness famous in his ’70s horror flick, Eraserhead). It was one of the city’s first all-day cafés way before all-day cafés were everywhere. It gave Detroit-style pizza a home in Philly way before Detroit-style pizza was everywhere (Pizza Gutt is opening a shop in Kensington, by the way). It was a hybrid coffee bar way before hybrid coffee bars were everywhere. Former co-owner Michael Dunican says that while the ownership structure never changed from the bar’s inception, “the only lasting truth is Change. It was time for a change.”

Source: W/N W/N Coffee Bar Has Closed, Will Reopen Under New Ownership

For Callowhill Neighborhood, Whose BIDing Will Be Done? | Hidden City Philadelphia

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The city’s best new pubic space or a Trojan Horse for real estate investors. Some residents of Callowhill worries that the Rail Park will become a driver of displacement and that the creation of a development-minded Business Improvement District will prohibitively increase rent and property taxes. | Photo: Bob Bruhin

Chinatown North? Callowhill? Spring Arts? Loft District? Eraserhood? In a neighborhood that can’t agree on what it should be called, how will they decide who, if anyone, should have the power to tax and spend in the name of business and community development?

Source: For Callowhill Neighborhood, Whose BIDing Will Be Done? | Hidden City Philadelphia

Spring Events at the Rail Park!

Featured Event: Members Happy Hour

Come celebrate how far the Rail Park has come during a Members Happy Hour hosted by Love City Brewing! Meet the Friends of the Rail Park team, and fellow members and park lovers, while getting a first look at all the exciting things we’re up to this spring and summer. First drink’s on us!

Wednesday, April 24
4-7 pm
Love City Brewing
1023 Hamilton St

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Russian Sound Experimentalists KultFRONT Present “ELECTRICITY: David Lynch Tribute Live”

Three weeks after the third season of Twin Peaks concluded in September 2017, a unique audiovisual tribute to its director was presented by the Russian underground label kultFRONT at the Angleterre Cinema Lounge in the very heart of St. Petersburg. The night’s dark electronic music was distilled from kultFRONT’s previously released David Lynch tribute compilations, The Owls Are Not What They Seem and Now It’s Dark, while visuals sourced from Twin Peaks among other things were manipulated in real-time by VJ Yuri Elik and projected on a big screen.

Today, the label is sharing the recording of that performance with the world; ELECTRICITY: David Lynch Tribute Live is now available on a limited edition cassette and as a digital download. The edition is supplemented with a bonus track, a remix by Svetlo111 on the track “Lynch” by DMT, which kicked off the Russian David Lynch Tribute 10 years ago.

Source: Russian Sound Experimentalists KultFRONT Present “ELECTRICITY: David Lynch Tribute Live”

Show Me The Meaning! – A Wisecrack Movie Podcast: Eraserhead (Directed by David Lynch) – The Mood Is The Movie

Join Jared, Ryan, Austin, and Adam to discuss David Lynch’s Eraserhead! Subscribe to WisecrackPLUS http://wscrk.com/SMtMpls Email us at movies@wisecrack.co Special Guest: Adam Kovic from the Filmhaus podcast – http://wscrk.com/FlmHsSmtM Follow Us! @wisecrack (Jared) @austin_hayden (Austin) @ryansgameshow (Ryan) @adamkovic (Adam) Other Wisecrack Podcasts! The Maze (Westworld): https://wscrk.com/ituTheMaze The Squanch (Rick and Morty): http://wscrk.com/WisecrackPodcast Respect Our Authoritah! (South Park): http://wscrk.com/ituRoAWC Thug Notes: Get Lit: http://wscrk.com/ituGetLit

Source: Show Me The Meaning! – A Wisecrack Movie Podcast: Eraserhead (Directed by David Lynch) – The Mood Is The Movie

David Lynch finally admits “owls are not what they seem” was a direct reference to Temple University

In an interview this weekend, film director, musician, and painter David Lynch let it slip that the famously mysterious “the owls are not what they seem” proclamation from the second season of his 1990-91 hit series Twin Peaks was a deliberate reference to Temple University.

“Back when I was living on Aspen Street,” Lynch admits, “I used to look out our rear window at the lights from Temple a few blocks to the northeast. It seemed like another world, a place both wonderful and strange when compared to the sick, twisted, violent, fear-ridden, decadent, decaying neighborhood where Peggy and I lived at the time.”

It seems memories of that time were on his mind when he and Mark Frost were writing the Season 2 scripts, and the reference crept in almost without Lynch realizing it.

Head to The Trestle Inn’s 7th Annual Bourbon Battle & Drink for a Good Cause, March 27 – Drink Philly – The Best Happy Hours, Drinks & Bars in Philadelphia

On Wednesday, March 27 from 6 PM – 9 PM, head over to The Trestle Inn for their 7th Annual Bourbon Battle, which will benefit the PSPCA as bartenders battle it out with Woodford Reserve Bourbon.

Source: Head to The Trestle Inn’s 7th Annual Bourbon Battle & Drink for a Good Cause, March 27 – Drink Philly – The Best Happy Hours, Drinks & Bars in Philadelphia