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

- Jake Kotze

September 27, 2018

Avril Lavigne’s Dead, Paul McCartney's Alive/Dead and Strawberry Shields Forever?

'Egypt Station' at Amazon for $11.11?!

Well, after reading the newspapers this month and listening to the latest 'See You on the Other Side' podcast and not to mention a 'Synchrosecrets' post I read about the 11:11 time prompt (and that blog is run by the authors of the book 'Synchronicity and the Other Side'), I'm just keeping my head above water when it comes to the synchs coming at me this year.
I wrote a rather bizarre post about Avril Lavigne’s new song 'Head Above Water' and the two shark attacks in my home state of Queensland after seeing a promo for a screening of 'Jaws 2' to be screened at a Brisbane swimming pool in October -
But how about taking a listen to the
#215 (2+1+5= ATE;-) 'See You On The Other Side' podcast and I'll dissect it and tell you why I find it rather synchy?
One thing I should explain for those who haven't read those newspaper headlines above is that in my home Australian state of Queensland some idiot/s have been placing sewing needles into strawberries causing the strawberry industry to dump fields of strawberries to rot.
Woolworths supermarkets are even taking sew needles off their shelves to stop copycat idiots doing it too.  
The guys at the 'See You on the Other Side' podcast mention the movie 'Multiplicity' which is about a man who never has enough time for the things he wants to do and is offered the opportunity to have himself duplicated.
Michael Keaton as Batman
I read this post at 'The Secret Sun' blog this week while on the subject of look-a-likes and death -
That Joker Isn't Funny Anymore
Steven Kampmann played Coach Jack in the movie 'Multiplicity' and I wrote a post featuring Steven Kampmann in a 'Synchroicity' podcast interview -
Dreams Course with Steven Kampmann, Synchronicity #149, Analyze That?
The 'See You ...' guys even bring up the two different actors who played the same Darrin from the TV show 'Bewitched'.
Although my name is spelled DARREN:-)
I don't know?!
One of the songs off Paul's 'Egypt Station' album is song #2
'I Don't Know' and my last post was about the Fool and the Scarecrow from Oz -
This Jungian Life #25: Tarot, I Ching & Methods of Divination?
"Avril of course is not the first musician that people said died and was replaced surreptitiously, she’s just the latest.
Paul McCartney obviously is the most famous with the “Paul Is Dead” business from the late 1960s.
If you haven’t heard the story, it goes that Paul McCartney got into a car accident and died in 1966 and the British government asked the Beatles to stay together so there wouldn’t be a rash of teenage suicides in the wake of the band breaking up.
People heard “I buried Paul” at the end of “Strawberry Fields Forever” or “Turn me on, Deadman” when they played “Revolution #9” backwards and they said that John was leaving them clues about what really happened.
They said that there were hints in Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band to the name of the impostor and that the fact that they stopped performing live at the end of 1966 meant that they didn’t want the new Paul to get exposed.
People even say that the cover of Abbey Road is supposed to represent a “funeral” for Paul, with John as the clergyman, Ringo as the mourner, and George as the gravedigger."
The guys at 'See You ...' even said, 
"Perhaps the weirdest case of synchronicity is something that just happened with one of our favorite musicians, Andrew W.K. If you haven’t heard him, it’s kind of like a Norman Vincent Peale book set to industrial heavy metal.
There’s lots of screaming, lots of talk about partying, lots of dancing stupidly.
Basically his music is amazing and as a band, we’ve been huge fans of him since right around 2002 where we would blast I Get Wet to keep us awake as we drove three abreast in a little truck going from gig to gig.
We’ve gone to see him a dozen times, we opened for him when he played in Madison in 2015, and we just saw him again in Austin this year.
Wendy and I just decided to talk about rock star doppelgängers on Friday, so when Stereogum released an article this weekend about an obscure controversy that erupted around Andrew W.K. years agoand that he might not be the person who recorded the first album and that he was replaced, well, we knew it was kismet!

The 'See You ...' guys also say, 
"Is the Avril Lavigne who is singing “Head Above Water” really a doppelgänger originally named Melissa Vandella?
Is it really Melissa who married the guy from Nickelback AND the guy from Sum 41 (well, at least she keeps it Canadian!)
Why’d you have to go and make things so complicated, huh?"
Well, not really. A Brazilian fan site revealed the fact that they made the whole thing up as a hoax in 2012 as a social media experiment.
Interestingly song #11 on Paul's new album is called 'Back in Brazil':-)
Song #13 on 'Egypt Station' is called 'Caesar Rock'.
I guess it's just a funny old world when it comes to this stuff, but at least on 'See You On The Other Side' you get double the laughs with this latest podcast:-)

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