In what turned out to be a weekend that can only be described as (excuse the pun) 'Lynchian,' Kurt Loder and a few lucky other folks from MTV News travelled deep into the heart of the Midwest to chat with the legendary filmmaker and artist David Lynch at the Maharishi University of Management -- the first school in America founded and based on the principles of Transcendental Meditation.
And after dealing with cancelled flights, missing luggage, and 6 – count 'em, SIX – errant tornadoes, we managed to make it to Fairfield, Iowa. Fairfield is a town of less than 9000, but is notable as the home of Maharishi University.
Now while the bulk of our discussion with Lynch dealt with Transcendental Meditation, and the nature of inspiration and creativity, we also touched on one of Lynch's favorite topics; new digital media...in fact, we were taken aback, not to mention pleasantly surprised, when during the interview, Lynch snapped up one of our handheld video cams and decided to shoot a bit of the interview himself.
Lynch ended up shooting for about 45 minutes, so we had to cut it down a bit...but take a minute and check out our first ever David Lynch/MTV News Joint as Kurt Loder interviews the acclaimed filmmaker. After that, click here to read Kurt's thoughts on the experience.