Synchromysticism

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

- Jake Kotze

July 30, 2016

The Girl Who Fell to Earth?

Scene of Emma falling in the Adelaide 'Breathe' ad
Scene of Bowie falling in 'The Man Who Fell to Earth'
Emma Louise (born July 16, 1991) is an Australian singer-songwriter who I've previously mentioned, or featured in older posts like -

Interstellar Syncs
Emma is known (in Australia at least) as the girl in the Adelaide 'Breathe' commercial that was played mainly in cinemas as an Adelaide tourism drive.
Emma's green (alien hybrid?-) eye
The ad features Emma falling from the sky into earth's atmosphere dressed in a spacesuit.
 Also interesting is that Emma is born on the anniversary date of the Apollo 11's blast off into space, July 16th.
Emma's green (alien?-) eyes
Not only that but Emma has green eyes (like I do), which of course we are told in UFO lore is a sign of someone who might be an alien hybrid, as I wrote in this post -
Green Eyes, a Marker of Alien Hybridity?!
Hmm...I notice Chelsea Wolfe has green eyes, as well ;-)
My Pick of Dark Mofo Would Have to be Chelsea Wolfe
But, all of that aside, I just bought Emma Louise's new album on iTunes and have to say that her voice  and songs do seem otherworldly and I think that she has a long career ahead of her...as long as she stays grounded and just stays true to herself. 
Grounded...get it?-)    
Good to see another talented Australien like Emma Louise making great art. 
Here's a few songs of Emma's you might like to listen to if you have never heard of her before.

And here is a recent interview of Emma talking about her life and new album in the You Tubes below.
Go to iTunes and listen to the samples and I'm sure you'll fall for Emma's music, too.
I find the song 'West End Kids' rather haunting, as my Nana's house was in West End in Brisbane and I would spend a bit of time there as a kid growing up and walking up the end of her street to watch the Souths Magpies Rugby League team play at Davies Park.
She died of a cerebral in that West End house and since then the house has been torn down and where once was factories and workshops are now ten story apartment blocks.
My Nan would never recognize that street now...I barely do myself when I drive down it.
My father grew up in West End in that house, too.
So, he was a West End kid.
But he has dementia now and barely remembers the house we all grew up in, so West End is buried in that brain fog for him.  
My ex-father-in-law, who's now dead, also grew up in West End .
West End is a good area today, but like the lyrics in the song say,
"All my loneliness is the only thing to find here...And seeing these places only brings back pain" 
West End Kids
[Verse 1]
This is the suburb where we found love
There was chair where you wrapped your arms around me
So maybe you could walk me to my car
Kiss me down to my bones, we were gone from the start

[Pre-Chorus 1]
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Walking these streets only makes me sad
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Gone and lost, the realest thing that I ever had
[Chorus]
And it breaks my heart just to see us there
Hand in hand, standing on the corner in a hologram
And I reach but we disappear
All my loneliness is the only thing to find here
West End kids, always stay the same, always stay the same
West End kids, always stay the same, always stay the same
Always stay the same, always stay the same

[Verse 2]
We never did have much, living in a house of fire
Friends were in and out, you and I were getting high most of the time
But when our old house burned down
We all huddled in the blankets knowing everything was different now

[Pre-Chorus 2]
Oh, oh, oh, oh
And seeing these places only brings back pain
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Gone and lost, the only thing that made me feel sane

[Chorus]
And it breaks my heart just to see us there
Hand in hand, standing on the corner in a hologram
And I reach but we disappear
All my loneliness is the only thing to find here
West End kids, always stay the same, always stay the same
West End kids, always stay the same, always stay the same

[Bridge]
We had it all, it all, it all
We had it all, it all, it all
Too much, too much of everything
We had it all, it all, it all
We had it all, it all, it all
We had it all, it all, it all
Too much, too much of everything
We had it all, it all, it all

[Chorus]
And it breaks my heart just to see us there
Hand in hand, standing on the corner in a hologram
And I reach but we disappear
All my loneliness is the only thing to find here
West End kids, always stay the same, always stay the same
West End kids, always stay the same, always stay the same
West End kids, always stay the same, always stay the same
West End kids, always stay the same, always stay the same

All We Ask Is Time
Time claims all West End kids eventually, until only the ghosts of memory remain.
Michelle Law on the cover
I was surprised to find that a suburb like West End even has it's own glossy magazine, which is for sale all over and outside of Brisbane.  
I picked this West End magazine (pictured above) up at a newsagents at Victoria Point.
Michelle Law reading at the Woodford Folkfest last year
I wrote about seeing Michelle give a talk at Woodford in this post -

Wednesday at Woodford...Again
My dear old auntie who I really liked and was around a lot when I was growing up also passed away in her house at Woodford, but Woodford never had the same memories for me that West End dredges up.
I don't mind visiting Woodfood, and especially the folkfestival held there every summer, but West End tends to bring me down, so I tend to avoid the area now.
Memories are a funny things. 

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