Synchromysticism

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

- Jake Kotze

July 12, 2024

Shelley Duvall Passes Away the Day 'Fly Me to the Moon' Hits Cinema Screens? 🚀🌝🎬

Hollywood legend Shelley Duval dead at 75
Well, in my part of the world
(Australia) the movie hit screens on July 11th, 2024.
I went to see 'Despicable Me 4' at the cinema on Wednesday and brought home a flyer for the movie 'Fly Me to the Moon' and thought this movie looked interesting (apart from the fact it had ScarJo in it) and I was wondering why July 11th rang a bell.
It didn't, but it sure does now.
And of course, Gru's first big crime in the Despicable Me movies was to steal the moon:-)
Oh, and Shelley passed away in the Year of the Dragon, as well.
2024, The Year of the Dragons?⚽🐉🏆🐲

July 9, 2024

Another Inside Out Job For 2024?😨😡😆

I saw 'Inside Out 2' a few weeks ago and liked it ... although I feared I wouldn't:-)
I'd have to agree with this 4-star review above, too, I'm affraid:-)

Jon Landau Passed Away the Day After Independence Day?🎆⏺℗

When I heard that
Jon Landau had passed away, I pulled out my 'Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Live /1975-85' album and started playing it in honour of Jon's passing ... but I soon realized it wasn't the Jon Landau I thought who had passed.
Jon Landau
(July 23, 1960 – July 5, 2024)
To tell the truth, I never knew there was another Jon Landau, apart from Bruce's producer.
But I do now.
Avatar: The Way of Water’ Kicks Off at the International Box Office as the World Cup Final Gets Ready to Kick Off this Weekend?🌊⚽🏆🐳
I noticed 
Bruce's producer has 23 producing credits at his IMDB site, so I'm relieved that he has the potential to add more producing credits to his site, unlike the other Jon Landau. 
Hey, me and Bruce both share the 23rd of September as our birthdays, so of course I'm gonna notice 23s, right RAW?-)
Bruce Springsteen in Brisbane,
Australia
 Valentine's Day, 2017
The Small World Theory?

July 7, 2024

Sheryl Crow Teams Up With "A Bond Villain" to Record His Song 'Digging in the Dirt' in 2024? 🐌😸

I was blown away when I saw that Sheryl Crow has recorded Peter Gabriel's song 'Digging in the Dirt' this year.
Unlike my old paranoid "mate" Christopher Knowles at his 'The Secret Sun' blog who considers Peter Gabriel some kind of Illuminati "Bond Villain", I see Pete as a great singer/songwriter and a pop cultural icon. 
But what would I know of the world, as I'm not some great "self-professed Synchromystic" writing books about how you can become one, too;-)
Ah, Chris[tKnowles is always good for a laugh, even if he is becoming the Doreen Virtue of the "Synch Community" (whatever that was?)  
And the song 'Digging in the Dirt' always gives me chills, as it was the song that came on my car radio as I was digging a grave for my cat, after he had been run over, sleeping in the middle of the road the night before -
Gabriel (Peter)
I've never met
Pete, or seen him sing live, but I have meet Sheryl and seen her sing live, so this collaboration between Sheryl and Pete blows my mind, just when I think my life couldn't get any weirder.
Knowles is starting to sound like a Broken Record to me lately;-)

July 6, 2024

Ground-breaking DMT Research, Entities & Alien Worlds? 👽👀💊

Another interesting TED Talk, this time with Andrew Gallimore about DMT Research.
I've written about Andrew being on other podcasts in the past, such as in this old post, but I'm yet to try DMT or any psychedelic -
Hermitix, DMT and Alien Information Theory?
I just wish Andrew hadn't have started off the TED conversation by saying that psychedelics could turn out to be the penicillin of psychiatry, as I'm allergic to penicillin -

July 5, 2024

Whatever Happened to Those Good Ol' Donut Days? 🍩😷😛

I bought two
Galactic Donuts today on the way home from work, because I was feeling nostalgic for those 2020 Donut Days that you never seem to hear about anymore, even though Covid is still around in 2024.
'Doughnut Days', Seriously?
I bought a peanut butter and jelly donut, because even though it's the 5th of July over here in Australia, this afternoon it was still the 4th of July in the USA.
Send this to someone who
loves
Peanut Butter 🥜?
I even bought this eye mask to use as a face mask for old times' sake:-)
The other donut was a Choc Lamington donut, which is more in line with Australian beloved junk food like the Lamingtons.
I watched 'That Sugar Film' last week, so you think I would have learned something from it, hey?
I'm gonna try to be healthier from now on.
I'll get the Apple Cream donut on my next visit;-)
I'm gonna feel like a fool tomorrow when I get on the bathroom scales with the weight of the world on my stomach:-P
Maybe I should switch to a sugar substitute with zero calories?
Joker/Fool?

July 4, 2024

China/Towne?🎥🐉🎬

"There’s undeniable poetry in Towne’s passing: The Oscar winner died 50 years (and two weeks) after “Chinatown” opened, basking in the fresh round of appreciation that the half-century anniversary brought."
Release date June 20, 1974
I wrote about watching 'Chinatown' at the beginning of this year in this post -
'Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said' and 'Chinatown' Both Turn 50 in 2024?👮🚔🚨
Looks like the makers of 'MaXXXine' timed their movie release right with the obvious nod to 'Chinatown' in the trailer above.
"MaXXXine had its premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on June 24, 2024, and is scheduled to be released in the United States by A24 on July 5, 2024."

July 2, 2024

Slaughterhouse Five and Kurt Vonnegut?🐄🛸🐮

I have finally read 
Kurt Vonnegut's semi-autobiographical novel 'Slaughterhouse Five' and bought the 1972 movie of the same name and watched it, too.
If it wasn't mainly for the "Owl Guy" Mike Clelland talking about the novel so much in recent podcasts, I probably wouldn't have read it until sometime further on in time -
David MetCALFe in the Year of the Dragon?🐂 🛸🐉👽🤡
1001 Books You Have to Read ... ?
It is a book I would have read eventually, because it is one of the 1001 books I'm told I need to read in one of the current books I'm reading now ... and probably will be reading until the day I die?-)
But I had to read it out of chronological order to the books I have already read in that book to read it at the point of time that I did:-)
Maybe for you Kurt?
I may have to watch
the movie again today, since it is 'World UFO Day', and I did watch the movie before I had read the book, so watching the movie again will highlight the differences in the book/movie
Margot Robbie's Birthday and World UFO Day in the Year of the Dragon?🐲🛸👽🐉
I can't help thinking how similar in theme the movie Slaughterhouse Five is to Asteroid City, although without the war theme (apart from A Bombs going off).
Born September 11, 1948?
And ironically, Mike Sacks, who played Billy Pilgrim in the movie Slaughterhouse Five celebrates his birthday on September 11th?
Kurt Vonnegut joins an audience of
World Service listeners to answer questions
about
his novel Slaughterhouse-Five
I've also recently listened to some very good podcasts about Kurt, with some like the 2006 BBC podcast above actually featuring him talking about his book 
Slaughterhouse Five.
Kurt Vonnegut, author of
A Man Without a Country
 and Slaughterhouse-Five
I even found a podcast episode titled 'The Shamanic Vonnegut' from a site called 'The Emerald', which was interesting.
Ironically, I have that "prayer" on a 2024 calendar I bought this year, which replaced a UFO 2023 calendar my sister bought me for Christmas in 2022 -
Time to Get Ready for 2023?👽🥳
Hopefully, I'll live long enough to read a few more of Kurt's books that I don't have to read before I die .... and so, it goes?-)
Especially 'Player Piano':-)