LOST Thoughts: Locke’s Constant and Cheap Trick


Last season, we were introduced to the idea of constants. We got to see a little more of the danielfaraday-tDaniel/Desmonddesmond-t1 interaction in ” Because You Left”. And we learned that unless something has already happened in the past originally, it won’t occur ( like with lost-sawyer-t1Sawyer not being able to get Desmond to answer the Swan Hatch door because they’ve never met at that point in time. But for Daniel, no problem.)

Now, it seems like lost-jack-t2Jack and lost-locke-t1Locke might be each others constants. But as far as we know, they didn’t know each other before the crash. They might be something totally different, much like ben-t13Ben and Widmore appear to be. I just don’t know what that is yet…lol. But one person that has been in Locke’s past all along is richard-t7Richard Alpert. Looking at John’s life, we are shown that he really has never had anyone. No mother, no father, passed from foster home to foster home. So, I wonder if The Island “knowing” this, sent Richard to always be in his life… a constant, no matter what. He was at his birth. He found Locke when he was five. He tried to get him to come to his Mittlelos Science Camp as a teenager. Richard has always “been there” for John.

Watching ” The Lie”, I quickly recognized the song playing in the background while lost-hurley-t was in the convenience store (“Dream Police” by Cheap Trick) . It triggered a memory from my preteen years. A friend of mine got the album for a birthday gift and would play it ” on a loop” every time I was over. And I also recalled how the song used to creep me out a little. 🙂 But then, I started remembering some little things about the band itself.

Rick Nielsen , the lead guitarist, had an affinity for black and white checkerboard pattern. He even had his guitar painted checkerboard. Of course, with LOST, the ” dark /light” theme came to mind. But so did rock star lost-charlie-t1Charlie’s vans (sneakers) that had the same design.

However, an even more interesting connection came to mind. I recalled that one of the band members had a very unusual name. It was the drummer. Bun E. Carlos. Bun E……bunny. That’s right. Bunny.

And what is it about? It’s about bunnies, of course!

I think I’ve made my point. 😉


6 Responses so far »

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    Capcom said,

    Great post and pix! And very interesting about Cheap Trick.

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    mswendy said,

    Hi Capcom,

    Thank you! I agree. Scott does such a great job with the LOST art.

    That’s one of the things I enjoy about LOST. Whether they do it on purpose or it’s
    accidental, how stuff that appears on the show has multiple meanings and possiblities.
    It reminds me of those ” Pick Your Adventures” style books I used to read when I was
    growing up. 🙂

    Are you the same Capcom that has a LOST blog? There wasn’t a link on your name. But
    if you are, thank you for the link for It’s About Bunnies. You have a very witty and
    insightful LOST blog. It’s excellent! 8)

  3. 3

    Capcom said,

    Yep, that’s me and the same! 🙂 Tx!

    It IS amazing how we can let our minds run and find “degrees of separation” to so many connections with, and via, Lost! Makes me wish that the internet had been this capable and accessable while the X-Files was on TV, that would have been incredible. Usenet was about all we had back then.

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    mswendy said,

    Yes, we definitely could have used it during the X-Files days. But maybe it was “supposed” to happen this way. ..in that the Internet would facilitate LOST, making it (IMO) the greatest Geekdom in entertainment history 🙂

  5. 5

    howaboutbeth said,

    lol @ mswendy. “you can’t change the past”

    Have you guys seen this video? http://bit.ly/bwinHj

  6. 6

    mswendy said,

    HI HAB!

    Yes, I’ve got the ” What” video somewhere in the “LOST Related Videos” archives. It’s hilarious. 🙂

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