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Return of the Knave
Drink It Black
Saturday, 20 September 2003
Peat
Okay I didn't want to dwell on this but tell me this is not uncanny: Slim Dusty dies one week after Johnny Cash. I mean... And I know all you hardbitten rationalists are going to say "Hey he was 76; it's just coincidence"
but really, if you were a big country music fan in the outback right now you'd be reeling at this double whammy.

What does it mean?

I know I believe in magic despite having my last clear magickal experience twenty years ago. An Angry Penguins concert at the Shaftesbury was where I met Ally and moved into my first full-fledged sharehouse. That whole episode made me feel that calling it all 'coincidence' was really pushing it; especially remembering the state I was in and the circumstances that led up to it.

It's mainly my belief system that qualifies me as a '100% Neo-Pagan' (thanks for the quiz, Ella)rather than conclusive results with a pendulum in Kalbarri, an old takeaway container filled with inky water at Sam's, or the odd horoscope that seems to pin exactly what I'm going through at the time. But I'd like to know what's going on right now.

Posted by berko_wills at 11:07 PM NZT
Updated: Sunday, 21 September 2003 3:31 AM NZT
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Sunday, 21 September 2003 - 1:57 PM NZT

Name: Ella
Home Page: http://ella.saucyvox.com/

IT'S NOT COINCIDENCE!!!! I'm glad you dwelled - at least for a second or two!

I predict (because I am NOT AT ALL psychic) that this will be another of those watershed years for celeb death, particularly in the musician category - like we had a few years ago in the classic film actor category and a few years previously in the grunge rocker category (though, well, drugs...) Anyway, I further predict (you have to picture me wearing that silly turban thing that Johnny Carson used to wear and holding the cards in front of my forehead, K?) I further predict that the months of Oct-Dec will be FILLED with these oddly linked musician deaths.

Afterall, I'm 100% Neo-Pagan too, remember, but Belief-O-Matic (TM) takes NO responsibility for our immortal souls, remember that.

Sorry Berko, I'm outta my head with fever and pain, but I also needed to tell you something I forgot to tell you days ago...

Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan rank up there as my favorite writers of poem/lyrics of ALL TIME!!!!!! (There's another spooky coincidence for you to ponder...)

Now I will stop my fevered rambling, but not before I tell you that your comment in MY blog was lovely, and I needed to hear every word. So thank you. I'll blog that too, and I loved your poem, and I will email you someday soon when I am not insane and sick.

you know how I usually sign off - Ella (awaiting the next "coincidental" death.)

Tuesday, 23 September 2003 - 12:39 AM NZT

Name: berko

And that's what I needed to hear! Even racked with fever you say such wonderful things, me luv.
The two Leonard-loving Libran neo-Pagan poets coincide xxx

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