I’m not sure what to think of all of this, but I thought I’d share it anyway. On Tuesday morning, the caretaker for my store and surrounding business randomly came in and told me about this crazy video he had watched that points out footage in The Dark Knight Rises that makes reference to Aurora (the Colorado city where the shootings happened in the theatre during the premiere of the film) as well as Sandy Hook, which of course is the name of the elementary school where the devastating shooting happened this past Friday.
A site called DiscloseTV uploaded a video on December 16 that points out the references in The Dark Knight Rises that he believes indicate that all of the tragedies were a big set up. Aside from the Aurora sign in the footage, another clip shows a close up of a map. On this map, the other other legible name on the map other than Gotham is… Sandy Hook. Not only that, that Gordon says, “To mark the truck. Get a GPS on it so we can start to figure out how to bring it down.” A few seconds later, he literally points to and puts his finger right on the name, “Sandy Hook.”
The uploader/narrator of the video then makes reference to The Matrix and mentions that Neo’s passport expired 9/11, 2001 in that movie. I’m not sure how to wrap my head around this. Is he suggesting that people in Hollywood and media are sending out subliminal messages to people to carry out mass murders? Is he saying that people in Hollywood are so sick that they’re leaving clues to murders they intend to carry out? Or is this all simply a coincidence? Watch the video below and share your thoughts in the comments.
Not surprisingly, in light of the tragic Sandy Hook shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks”, has been dropped by radio stations. Given its lyrics, “All the other kids with the pumped up kicks / You better run, better run, outrun my gun … better run faster than my bullet,” it’s the sensitive thing to do.
Also receiving a ‘no play’ status at several stations, especially in the regions nearby the shootings, is Ke$ha’s “Die Young.” Even though it’s a pop dance track about seizing the day, some might misinterpret the title as being inappropriate, reveal a few radio spokespeople. Surprisingly, David Guetta’s “Titanium” with its “bulletproof” line is also getting the axe. I guess you can probably add La Roux’s “Bulletproof” to that list.
On the flip side, several songs have seen an increase in airplay since the tragedy. Eric Clapton’s “Tears in Heaven,” Bette Midler’s “Wind Beneath My Wings” and Whitney Houston’s “Greatest Love of All,” have all received more requests than normal, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Sound bites featuring words from President Obama’s speech on Sunday night set to the music of Lifehouse’s “Aftermath” and White Lion’s “When The Children Cry” have played on WDAQ in Danbury, Connecticut.
Speaking of commemorative recordings, did you see last night’s moving tribute on The Voice. The show’s judges and contestants performed Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” while holding cards with names of those who perished from the brutal shootings. Though relatively short, the performance was beyond powerful. Christina Aguilera’s solo was EVERYTHING. I go tingles and shed a couple of tears. When X-Tina utilizes her voice, nothing even comes close. Check out the performance below.