I guess I’m on a bit of a David Lynch kick this month. I promise my next Soundtrack Saturday will be something else–the soundtrack to Bram’s Stoker’s Dracula (1992), perhaps?
Yet the Mulholland Drive Soundtrack, for me, represents what happens when a game master collects a lot of music–you eventually get tracks you’ll never use. I’ve wanted to use the music, but just never got around to it.
The music is like a late 1950s/early 1960s love affair going off the tracks–which is kind of what happens in the movie.
Since I’ve never used the soundtrack, here are some ideas.
Potential Uses for the Mulholland Drive Soundtrack (Roll 1d6)
1. A sublime and surreal RPG based where the players are playing characters who are dreaming the players.
2. A Star Trek RPG where the characters go back in time and end up in the Twilight Zone episode “Nightmare at 20,000 feet.”
3. A Vampire: Requiem/Masquerade RPG based on the musical West Side Story.
4. A D&D campaign where 3-4 players run a single schizophrenic paladin who wants to be famous.
5. Spy/Thriller RPG based on a cross between the James Bond movie Goldfinger and the thought experiment of Schrodinger’s Cat.
6. A DCC RPG 0-Level Funnel set in early 1960s Disneyland.
And, why not, here’s “I’ve Told Ever Little Star” by Linda Scott.
The mp3 version of this soundtrack is kind of hard to find. The Angelo Badalamenti tracks are found on different collections of his works.
You can probably find the CD itself on Amazon or Ebay.