Diane :: The Twin Peaks Tapes of Agent Cooper

Two decades after its network demise, Twin Peaks fervor has once again gripped Los Angeles of late; most recently in the form of this month’s In the Trees: Twin Peaks 20th Anniversary Art Exhibition at Clifton’s Cafeteria in downtown LA. All manner of the cult show’s eccentricities were on hand, from the slavish near-worship of coffee and pie to works by Lynch himself. See the pieces, online, here.

In an act re-affirming the Internet is indeed your friend, the folks at Root Strata blog converted the show’s companion audio book “Diane…The Twin Peaks Tapes of Agent Cooper” into digital files. At 42 tracks the ephemeral set is comprised of Agent Dale Cooper’s spoken notes and observation’s into his handheld cassette recorder over the show’s two seasons (plus some extras). You can download it in its entirety here and check out a couple samples below. H/T to Dangerous Minds for the heads up.

MP3: Agent Dale Cooper :: Diane, It’s 8:00 AM, Seattle, Washington
MP3: Agent Dale Cooper :: Diane, I’m Holding In My Hand A Small Box Of Chocolate Bunnies
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7 thoughts on “Diane :: The Twin Peaks Tapes of Agent Cooper

  1. I downloaded this a few months back after having a Twin Peaks kick. Killer stuff!

    Watched the final episode the other day for the first time. Little Jimmy Scott doing Sycamore Trees blew me away.

  2. My sister had this on cassette back in the day. I interspersed a bunch of the dialog into two mixtapes for a new year’s eve party (1991). I still listen to one of them (Tape #2) every once in a while. In fact I just created a playlist of it the other day.

    “But , the true test of any hotel, as you well know Dianne, is that morning cup of coffee, which I’ll be getting back to you about in a half hour.”
    …straight into Debaser!

    Wish I could find Tape#1.

  3. This is just an amazing little thing and thanks for throwing it up. I’ve been a massive fan since the show debuted, and while I have these on cassette, I haven’t pulled them out in years!

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