With COVID-19 keeping folks home, it’s a perfect time to nerd out. Here are some movie, book, and video game recommendations from Kitchens, one half of the experimental Texas doom duo Stone Machine Electric:
Movie: Lost Highway (David Lynch, 1997)
I’m a huge David Lynch fan, and I’ve been flip-flopping between this and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. I went with Lost Highway because it is such a hard film to make sense of. That appeals to me, the surreal or unreal events and sequences that happen in Lynch’s films. I may also have a crush on Patricia Arquette. The soundtrack on Lynch films are also a big plus, with David Bowie and Nine Inch Nails. (That also makes me want to pick Twin Peaks because of Angelo Badalamenti.)
Book: War and Architecture (Lebbeus Woods, 1993)
I’m not much of a reader, but when I do it is usually non-fiction. War and Architecture is an architectural theory pamphlet book that talks about the bombing of Sarajevo and how to heal that region. I like the concepts discussed and how Woods takes a more thoughtful approach on how architecture can heal the destruction of war, but still capture the history of that event occurring- like forming a scar.
If not apparent, I’m an architect by day. I could get real nerdy and we could talk about the International Building Code. That’s a real read! (Insert eye roll here)
Video Game: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (PC)
Honestly, I haven’t played video games in a few years other than the occasional phone game. I did lose myself for a good while playing Jedi Academy though. Nothing like fighting with light sabers and conquering the game with your force powers. I really went deep with the online duels. Nothing like realizing it’s 5AM and you have to be at work soon. Oops, guess no sleep tonight!
Stone Machine Electric is releasing a self-titled 7″ on March 27th — preorder it here, maybe on Friday March 20th when bandcamp is waiving its revenue share. Or any time! And connect with the band on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, you know the drill.