Eraserhead is all sprung from Philadelphia. Henry in Eraserhead is a person who is living under the influence of those things that existed for me in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia is filled with a kind of mysterious darkness. And there’s a thing about darkness that pulls you in because it’s a mystery. When you don’t know what’s there, you’re sort of pulled in. That’s one of the things that Philadelphia gave me: a feeling of mystery in the dark.
I had my first thrilling thought in Philadelphia.
I haven’t returned to Philadelphia, and I have no desire to.
honestly all that nice weather and beach sunsets was fucking with my worldview. nice to b back in gloomy ass decaying ass philly where i can believe in things like entropy and eternal suffering without feeling like an asshole