Filmaker and new Parisian club owner David Lynch just released his first solo album Crazy Clown Time, full of dark blues and electronics. And while he seems like a brooding sort, he says all his work comes from a happy place. That and he really, really misses smoking.
In an interview with the New York Times, Lynch states that “If you want more ideas flowing, happiness in the doing, happiness in the doing, happiness in the doing. I love, capital L-O-V-E, building a thing that ultimately has to feel correct before it’s finished, and that feeling correct is like a drug.”
Speaking of which, Lynch got addicted to nicotine at age 10 after listening to Jimi Hendrix and just quit this December.
“I’m really depressed about it,” he says. “I love smoking, I love fire, I miss lighting cigarettes. I like the whole thing about it, to me it turns into the artist’s life, and now people like Bloomberg have made animals out of smokers, and they think that if they stop smoking everyone will live forever.”
So there! For every person that comes up to you on a public park bench and asks you to stomp out your cig, remember you’re not an animal and resist the urge to punch them.
Lynch gave a similar quote last year to Nerve, where he got a little more graphic with the metaphor, saying "They have to give the smokers a place. You’re just like an animal now. Not a clean animal, but a mangy, soiled, urine-soaked animal with remnants, and you’re sent outdoors."