In the magical unicorn-scented, doppelganger-filled whirlwind of mysterious small-town crime and rabbit people that is David Lynch’s career, news that the filmmaker/meditation advocate/artist is releasing a charity compilation might not seem all that amazing — but it is! Oh, it is. You see, this charity comp is a star-studded affair, with tracks handpicked by Mr. Lynch himself. (Okay, maybe he didn’t actually pick them up and set them aside in a “yes” pile with his own genius hands, but he probably did say, “Yes! That Iggy Pop track!” in that special, kinda nasally voice he has, before going off to read the Los Angeles weather report on YouTube and drink some of his David Lynch-brand coffee. Imagine it. Yes — it’s like you’re really there!)
These are exclusive tracks, see, set to benefit the David Lynch Foundation, which is dedicated to teaching “stress-reducing, health-promoting meditation to one million at-risk youth and 10,000 veterans with PTSD,” and not, like, buying tons and tons of donuts (although that could be good, too). For $18, the DLF will unveil 17 downloadable tracks over the course of the next seven weeks from the likes of Tom Waits, Iggy Pop, Peter Gabriel, Ben Folds, Moby, and a whole host of others. The offer expires in a few weeks and is available right here.