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

- Jake Kotze

December 31, 2021

Countdown to 2022?

I've got a yellow theme running this year:-)
Yellowglen Champagne Sparkling Wine turns 50?
Who needs the French stuff  anyway for 2022?
Just a little over 10 mins left in 2021 now in Queensland
I hate NSW being an hour ahead of Queensland
Bound for the recycling bin tomorrow  today:-)
Groundhog Day?
These Days Were Nothing Like Those Days?
The Chocolate Cake Wiggle?-)
I am not a synesthete, so I was wondering in a synchromystic sense why I felt drawn to the colour
yellow this New Years Eve, as it's not exactly one of my favourite colours (Sky Blue is my favourite colour if I had to pick one colour, which of course I don't have to:-), and why do Asians think that red will ward off the evil spirits, when in pop-cultural terms red is usually depicted in art as the colour of demons and mythical figures like the Devil?
Both Warner Bros. and Coldplay were initially opposed to using the song, but director Jon M. Chu convinced them otherwise, adding that "a white director couldn't do it," but he could. 
Coldplay was convinced after Chu wrote a moving letter to the band."
'Yellow' turned 21 in 2021?
""Yellow" has been called a post-Britpop song.
Martin has explained, "'Yellow' refers to the mood of the band. Brightness and hope and devotion."
The references in some of the lyrics, including swimming and drawing a line, "are all metaphorical slants on the extent of his emotional devotion".
The drawing of a line refers to Martin's habit of writing lists, and underlining those important things on the list. 
Martin has commented that the song is about devotion, referring to his unrequited love for someone or something. 
Despite its lyrical theme, many fans have considered "Yellow" to be an upbeat track, although it is often interpreted as melancholy as well.
The song is written in the key of B major with a tempo of 88 beats per minute."
I have to mention that it doesn't seem like a very auspicious sign for the new year when the Australian national broadcaster ends the mid-night fireworks with a pre-recorded video of the cast of the Moulin Rouge stage musical singing Auld Lange Syne when their Friday performance was called off because of a positive Covid result.
Packed Regent Theatre told to leave midway through Moulin Rouge performance
I see Sky Blue ... and it makes me happy:-)
When I got up at 9 this morning I had one doughnut and some more GOLD :-)
Anyway, whatever colour you see, hear or feel this year ...
Happy New Year, and cheers:-)

Cover to Credits: EAT PRAY LOVE?

Well, this is truly bizarre timing and a personal surprise for me with the latest 
'Cover to Credits' podcast to drop this week featuring the book and movie of 'EAT PRAY LOVE', which happened to be my request to the podcast hosts to review at some time in the future on their show.
I wrote a few posts about stumbling across this podcast last August in the links below -
Cover to Credits Podcast?
Cover to Credits Podcast: The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife ... and Going Full Circle?
My e-mail request from August this year:-)
I wrote that request back in August this year and the funny thing is that Julia Roberts and George Clooney are in my home town of Brisbane filming a movie called 'Ticket to Paradise' that is meant to be set in Bali, but is really being filmed in my home Australian state of Queensland:-)

Sheppard - Geronimo?

Sheppard in the December 22nd, 2021 news
I saw this Queensland newspaper story featuring the Brisbane band Sheppard with the Story Bridge in the background and thought that this kind of story would trigger my old mate Chris Knowles at the Secret Sun blog:-)
Especially with Amy Sheppard sitting with her blue hair like
'The Little Mermaid' on the edge of the Brisbane River
A blue Little Mermaid in Copenhagen
Song to the Siren/Chase the Blues Away?
The newspaper story was about the band's song 'Geronimo' which had hit 400 million streams world wide seven years after being released.
I take Chris Knowles rants like the one in the You Tube above with Greg the Bong Boy from THC with a grain of salt when it comes his gloom and doom outlook of the world/universe, but I do think it's rather ironic that Sheppard were photographed in front of a Brisbane bridge icon that has a dark history of people
committing suicide by jumping off that bridge -
Don't Pay the Ferryman Until He Gets You to the Otherside
I mean wasn't it the practice to yell 'Geronimo' before jumping off something high and into the water?-)
You Can Never Step on the Same Riverstage Twice ... Especially After 10 O'Clock at Night;-)
The Story Bridge Climb in the Dec. 23 newspaper

December 30, 2021

What About Death ... and the High Strangeness of Life!?

Irwin opened up about her experiences on the podcast What About Death
I'll bet a few people wish that he WOOD drop dead;-)  
I had not heard of the 'What About Death' podcast until I read the ABC news story above about Bindi yesterday, and then I went to the Apple Podcast site to have a listen to Bindi's episode and then went right back to the beginning to hear what this podcast show was all about, and was surprised to see that the first guest was
Samuel Johnson, who I wrote about at this link -
Samuel Johnson and His Real Life Journey ... So Far?
Afternoons: Samuel Johnson and his sister Hilde
That podcast episode with Sam blew my mind, as he was hit and nearly killed by a car about six weeks after that episode went up on Apple Podcasts.
It would be great for Tsultrim to do a follow up podcast with Sam for season 2, I think.
And I like what Sam has to say about that stupid saying,
"time heals all wounds":-)/:-(
I noticed that Steve's birthday next year is on 22/02/2022, and that Bindi is a tiger, too, like Steve:-)
2022, Australia Zoo and the Year of the Tiger?
I thought at first hearing that the podcast host was saying that this podcast was brought to you by Corona, but it turned out to be Karuna:-)