Synchromysticism

" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

April 23, 2015

Heard on the Grapevine that the Real McCoy is Back in Town ;-)

Johnny Depp made headlines in late March about hurting his hand while filming 
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" 
movie on Australia's Gold Coast.
Turns out according to this Queensland newspaper article that he had an argument on the phone with his wife Amber Heard and put his fist through a glass door in the house he was staying in while he was out here making the film.
But the story I found interesting here was the one that ran alongside the story about Johnny Depp's drunken night ending by putting his fist through the glass door.
The story about a guy named McCoy who tried to get onto the set of
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" 
by dressing as a Jack Sparrow look-a-like and pulling a knife on a security guard when he was denied admission to the set.
Cobin McCoy

 Captain Jack Sparrow (Character)
 "A pirate ahead of his time in many ways, Jack Sparrow likes to consider himself as the epitome of a free spirit. 
He swishes his way through life with a slightly odd, but strangely wise attitude. 
He is perhaps a bit crazy, for we learn he may have been overbaked in the sun while marooned once. 
But he still is smart enough to survive in a tough world without resorting to force to get what he wants. 
In fact he once said, "Why fight when you can negotiate?" 
This leads to some people seeing him as a coward and truth be told Jack is not heroic in the straightforward sense. 
He watches and reads people and gladly manipulates them for his own ingenious ends. 
That said, he avoids harming people for even his enemies only get what they truly deserve. 
Jack has a sense of right that may fluctuate by circumstance in the details, but he still has a sense of honor. 
When the chips are down Jack will come through, if at all humanly possible, for his friends or the greater good. 
Jack carries on his person little tokens or souvenirs from places he's been or people he's met. He has a habit of picking things up as he goes along, like the rings he wears. 
His hat is probably his favorite article of clothing. 
A compass that shows its user what he wants most in the the world is another crucial possession. 
He also carries a silver-plated pistol and a short cutlass. 
Jack's a good swordfighter, but compared to the other characters in POTC he is not the most skillful. 
He probably wins in the creativity department though, he has used both an oar and a coconut as a weapon. 
He has a good eye and amazing aim, and is a bit of an acrobat. 
Jack also has an eternal love of rum, like many other pirates, and is immensely proud of the Black Pearl, originally the "Wicked Wench", his ship."
Gold Coast judge issues warrant for no-show ‘pirate’
" A WANNABE pirate who allegedly tried to storm the set of Johnny Depp’s new movie now has a bounty on his head. 
Cobin McCoy, of no fixed address, failed to front at Southport Magistrates Court on Friday to face charges of going armed in public to cause fear.
Magistrate Catherine Pirie promptly issued a warrant for his arrest.
It is the second time in a fortnight the wannabe movie star has been on the run from authorities.
Earlier this month McCoy turned up at the Gold Coast set of the new Pirates of the Caribbean blockbuster dressed in full buccaneer garb, including a live parrot named Essa perched on his shoulder.
He asked for work as an extra before allegedly producing a knife when denied entry to the set by security.
That started a manhunt that ended almost 24 hours later. 
McCoy was arrested and served with a notice to appear in court on March 27.
However, despite earlier vowing to clear his name, McCoy failed to turn up, activating a warrant for his arrest.
The court was told McCoy had penned a letter from Byron Bay asking to be excused from appearing because he could not afford the bus fare to make it back to the Gold Coast.
Police Prosecutor Sergeant Mike Campbell said McCoy had been fined for possessing a knife in a public place late last year and should be present to explain his actions over disturbingly similar accusations.
Ms Pirie agreed.
“A warrant for a pirate,” she said.
She said he would not need to afford a bus fare.
“He can come to court in a police car.”"
Cobin McCoy, who allegedly pulled a knife on a security guard on the Pirates of the Caribbean film set.
Johnny Depp starred in The Rum Dairy with his 
current wife Amber Heard.
The rum loving Captain Jack Sparrow.
What I find amusing here in these news stories is we have a case of life imitating art imitating life imitating art, or vice versa.
What Trouble In Paradise?? Johnny Depp And Amber Heard Look Totally In Love After A Long Flight To Australia!
A few weeks ago I was hoping that Johnny was going to meet up at Bluesfest on Good Friday and play with The Black Keys, for which I had tickets, as he has been known to play with them in the past, but he had to fly home after "the incident", and then The Black Keys' drummer goes and busts his shoulder,  forcing The Black Keys to cancel all Aussie engagements.
Doh!

Operator please
Put me back on the line
Told my girl I'd be back
Operator please
This is wreckin' my mind

[Hook]
Oh can it be
The voices calling me
They get lost
And out of time
I should've seen it glow
But everybody knows
That a broken heart is blind
That a broken heart is blind

[Verse 2]
Pick you up, let you down
When I wanna go
To a place I can hide
You know me, I had plans
But they just disappeared
To the back of my mind

[Hook]

[Verse 3]

Treasure maps, fallen trees
Operator please
Call me back when it's time
Stolen friends and disease
Operator please
Patch me back to my mind

[Hook]
And we all know that broken hearts can do some pretty stupid things.
Love meltdown before sky massacre? REDRUM?
I have to admit that I would hate to be a famous actor with the press on my every move.
In the movie Deadman Depp plays William Blake and is confused with the real McCoy by a Native American who thinks William Blake is the famous painter and poet.
Also "Pirates of the Caribbean: Deadmen Tell No Tales" is being filmed in Down-under at the moment.

And happy birthday to Amber Heard for yesterday.
Let's hope it's all smooth sailing from here on.
Cheers. 

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