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

- Jake Kotze

September 14, 2020

The Red Hand [X-]Files?

Last week when I was watching my way through season 2 of
'The X-Files' I was pleasantly surprised to hear Nick Cave's song
'Red Right Hand' featured in the episode named
'Red Right Hand' starts playing on the killer's radio as he is about to be pulled over by a police officer, while Scully is in the boot of the killer's car.
But, it's the killer's red left hand the gives the game away to the police officer in that X-Files episode.
"Red Right Hand
Makes me wonder how much influence Nick's art had on
'The X-Files' season 2 and its story-lines?
"The liner notes for Murder Ballads point out that the phrase
"red right hand" is from a line in John Milton's epic poem
Paradise Lost that refers to divine vengeance."
One of the sick bags of mine from
'The Spirit of Tasmania'
and Nick Cave's book
I got into Nick Cave's art more or less in 2016 when I stumbled across Nick's book 'The Sick Bag Song', just after my first ever sea voyage across a notorious stretch of water, as far as UFO sightings go -
The Sick Bag Song
I also discovered the significance of the anchor as a symbol of hope, or lack of it, when it came to the art of tattoos, when I was in Tasmania -
Tattoos and Tokens of Hope and Hopelessness
'The World' Loses Hope?
'The World' cruise-ship pictured
anchor in Hobart
With 2020 hindsight, a ship named 'The World' losing its anchor in Port Arthur, Tasmania in 2017, was never a good sign for the future of the cruising industry, was it now?
The latest post from Nick's
'The Red Hand Files'
Doesn't Red Bull give you wings?-)
Ironically, my X-wife is a Taurus, but to me she was more of a brick to me than an anchor;-)
Track 6: Red Right Hand
Life is one ironic metaphorical trip to me, that's for sure:-)
People Places Things ... and Bricks
I had contemplated getting an anchor tattoo a few years back, but I settled on a nautical/north star instead, which I felt at the time was a good choice for my right arm, and it was I think - 
And ironically one of the first movies I saw as a kid at the drive-in was 'Paint Your Wagon', but all I remember was Lee Marvin singing
'I Was Born Under a Wandering Star':-)

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