BOTAŞ Petroleum Pipeline Corporation (BOTAS) is the state-owned crude oil and natural gas pipelines and trading company in Turkey. The company was established in 1974 as a subsidiary of Türkiye Petrolleri Anonim Ortaklığı (TPAO). [Looks like a name dreamed up by the television writers for Mission Impossible. LOL.]
Since 1995, BOTAS is a wholly state-owned company.
Cherry pie and coffee. I thought a blog on the Bakken was obscure. But there is literally a blog on everything. Exhibit A: Twin Peak Soundtrack Design. Damn fine coffee and where pies go when they die. LOL. Wow, I love the internet, blogging, and YouTube. Amazing what one can find out there. It took a few dots to connect but I ended up here:
Julee Cruise: worth a read. Born in Creston, Iowa. What a great country.
Balancing city budgets coming out of coronavirus lockdown: one way to to it -- de-fund the city's police department. What could possibly go wrong?
I'm posting this late at night, June 12, 2020. I'm hoping it's buried deep enough into the blog that most readers won't find it. It's not worth reading; I don't want folks to take up valuable time reading this.
I'm back in my Twin Peaks phase. As many times as I've watched the series (I have not seen "Season 3" and have no plans to do so), I've never really thought about the music. It is the most incredibly music ever but I simply credited it to Angelo B., thought he was a genius, moved on, and didn't think much more about the music.
There are two recurring musical "themes" throughout the series: one is instrumental, the other is vocal. I think most folks "hear" the instrumental but don't really realize there's a stand-alone vocal theme. I think most folks just assume the vocal was a "mash-up" of the Angelo B. instrumentals.
But that is so wrong. The "vocal" themes are as unique and as important to the series as the Angelo B. instrumentals.
It is really serendipity how it all fell together. A person knew a person who knew another person and there you have it. David Lynch knew Angelo B and Angelo B knew Julee Cruise, and the rest is history, as they say.
Badalamenti scored films such as Gordon's War, and Law and Disorder, but his break came when he was brought in to be Isabella Rossellini's singing coach for the song "Blue Velvet" in David Lynch's 1986 film Blue Velvet.
Inspired by This Mortal Coil's recent cover of Tim Buckley's "Song to the Siren," Lynch had wanted Rossellini to sing her own version, but was unable to secure the rights.
In its place, Badalamenti and Lynch collaborated to write "Mysteries of Love" using lyrics Lynch wrote and Badalamenti's music.
Julee Cruise, who went on to work with Lynch and Badalamenti on other projects, performed the vocals for the track. Badalamenti composed the score for the film and served as music supervisor. Lynch's request to the composer was for the score to be "like Shostakovich, be very Russian, but make it the most beautiful thing but make it dark and a little bit scary."
Badalamenti appears in Blue Velvet as the piano player in the club where Rossellini's character performs. This film was the first of what would become a career-long collaborative relationship spanning television and film.Again, a genius doesn't get stopped by obstacles. David Lynch couldn't secure the rights to the music he wanted, so he "invented" his own. Amazing. And there you have it: from the very beginning: Julee Cruise.
From social media:
I listened to this song, ear phones in, pushing my two children in a double stroller, down a dirt road in the middle of Florida..I was fleeing from my abusive husband. It may sound crazy but this is my fight song...Most "social media" receive no replies, some get one or two or three. That comment has received fifty-seven replies to date, and 394 "likes."