Monday, August 11, 2014

Robin Williams, Former Trident Busboy, Dies By The Sea

One of the Marin County local legends that is authentic is that Robin Williams worked as a busboy at Sausalito's famed restaurant, the Trident, in the late 1960s. The Trident was the hangout for the likes of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul and Mary and The Byrds. Janis Joplin, Jerry Garcia, Joan Baez, Clint Eastwood, Bill Cosby, the Smothers Brothers and rock promoter Bill Graham hung out there.

Moviegoers can see the inside decor of The Trident in a scene in the Woody Allen film, Play it Again, Sam (1972). The Trident, 558 Bridgeway, closed in 1980, but opened again as the Trident in 2012.

(I lived in San Francisco in 1974-1975, but spent weeks in Marin County, often staying specifically in the Tiburon group home I directed. I also ate at The Trident with my Sausalito girlfriend. It was interesting times. The first movie I saw when I moved to the Bay Area was Play It Again, Sam, and as the film unfolds, I discovered I was sitting in the very theater where the motion picture begins. Talk about synchronicity.)
The Trident, reports Our Sausalito, is "one of Sausalito's best-known big-view extravaganza restaurants at the heart of downtown, arguably one of the two most fabled restaurant buildings in town." The story of Robin Williams working there is a local true story.

In the 1960s the old Trident Restaurant was owned by the Kingston Trio, and it has been a long-time destination for musicians recording at local studios like The Record Plant. Janis Joplin had her own table here (at the far right on the window as you face the Bay), and the Stones were feted here by Bill Graham after a concert in 1974. A teen-aged Robin Williams worked here as a busboy in the late 1960s. Source.

On August 11, 2014, comedic actor Robin Williams was discovered dead at his northern California home, law enforcement officials said. Williams was 63.

Robin Williams home
95 St Thomas Way
Tiburon, CA 94920 ‎

Investigators suspect "the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia," according to a statement from the Marin County, California, sheriff's office. Marin County authorities are reporting it as death by hanging.

Williams' body was found inside his home in Tiburon, California.

My Mexican correspondent, Red Pill Junkie reminds me that "Tiburón means 'shark' in Spanish. So there's a bit of a 'Neptunian' connection there. Interestingly enough, Discovery Channel's Shark Week started last Sunday."

Robin's favorite animal wasn't the shark, but dolphins -- the "clowns of the ocean'."

Tiburon is in Marin County. Marin is from Latin Marinus, from marinus (“of or pertaining to the sea”).

I recently penned a blog posting entitled "The Paradise Syndrome: Celebrity Suicides," noting again the link to the "Hemingway Curse." Robin Williams and Ernest Hemingway shared the same birthday - July 21st. (H/T to TravisV for the birthday heads up.)

Needless to say, I never would have imagined that looking into the suicide of Robin Williams I would discover the Trident syncs of late would strike to the heart of this news. Sad. Frightening. And impossible to ignore.


As I note in my book The Copycat Effect, Robin Williams' powerful movie role in The Fisher King figures in two mass shootings that involve elements of murder-suicides.

The copycat effect, regarding the case of San Ysidro McDonald's Massacre and the Luby's Cafeteria Massacre, has been discovered to be rather apparent and clear.

On October 16, 1991, George Hennard drove a 1987 Ford Ranger pickup truck into Killeen, Bell County, Texas’ Luby's Cafeteria. He jumped out and screamed: “This is what Bell County has done to me!”

Hennard shouted this while opening fire with a Glock 17 and then a Ruger P89, shooting to death 23 people, and finally killing himself with a shot to his head. At the time, this was the worst mass murder in US history, only to be surpassed by the Virginia Tech shootings of April 16, 2007.

On Hennard's dead body police found a ticket for The Fisher King, a 1991 Robin Williams movie. The film stars Jeff Bridges as a shock radio DJ Jack Lucas, who has a fan that takes the character Lucas's rants literally and goes to a restaurant with a gun, murdering guiltless diners. The motion picture’s massacre resembles the one carried out by Hennard.

Before George Hennard crashed his truck into Luby's cafeteria in Killeen, Texas, on October 16, 1991, he had also watched a documentary (on videotape) at his home about a similar mass murderer, James Huberty, who killed 21 people at the San Ysidro California McDonald's on July 18, 1984. Huberty was shot to death by a SWAT sniper, in a "suicide by cop" situation. Some reports indicate Hennard viewed the Huberty tape several times.


Still in another movie role, Robin Williams as Peter Pan in Hook syncs with another underlying theme to be found within the Twilight Language. See here, here and in "Peter Pan/Hook Deaths" from 2010, for examples.


Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The current Trident sync to Robin Williams is rather unbelievable, yet there it is.

These are Trident Twilight Language, recent selections are:


Red Pill Junkie said...

Wow. I first thought William's death would only be periferally linked to the Trident syncs, but you certainly discovered a completely unambiguous connection.

You think last night's 'super-moon' was also related?

Michael said...

It is a curious thing that the Trident is a "gift", and the card also features a fibonacci spiral, represented in the name and shape of Captain Nemo's Nautilus.

Lawrence said...

I think I had a weird presentiment of Robin Williams's death (without knowing it was a presentiment until after the fact). Let me explain, like many people I'm a movie buff and watching movies is my favourite form of relaxation (I tend to like more off-beat films, old and new, not big Hollywood films). And I decided just yesterday (before the suicide or news of it broke) that the film I wanted to watch next was 'The Fisher King'.

The thing is I did see it when it came out more than twenty years ago, but not since then and I have largely forgotten it and just decided to watch it again. And this was an insistent thought, as in 'I must watch that film again and urgently put it at the top of my to see list, ahead of any other film'. I really liked that film, reminding myself it was one of my favourite Robin Williams performances and that - to repeat - I wanted that to be the next film I would watch. As in today (and remember that was before or about the time of the suicide, but before it made the news).

It's simply weird because this idea of watching The Fisher King just came out of left field. I hadn't seen any other Robin Williams film in ages. It just popped into my head. There was no connection to any other film I had last seen, none whatsoever (the last two being the 2012 Julian Temple doccie 'London The Modern Babylon' and an old Lindsay Anderson classic with Malcolm McDowell, 'If....' from 1968).

The Fisher King is also perhaps Williams's most occult or at least mythical film role, directed by a filmmaker Terry Gilliam, whose films have strong Fortean and mythical images and themes. The Fisher King being a case in point. It's also uncanny if you remember what that film was about, its themes that is and the nature of Robin Williams's death.

JP said...

Popeye, the sailorman...

synchromiss said...

I updated my blog last night with the SHARK/TIBURÓN/MAR[E]in/HORSE connection as well! OR

Great post, btw! :D

Blue Gate said... mentioned Paradise as related to your previous blog posting.....he lived in "Paradise Cay" said...

Well, you've already got a Woody Allen reference here, Loren! I was just going to mention that Robin Williams had a great role in a not-great Woody Allen film from 1997 called, 'Deconstructing Harry'. Williams portrays an actor who is, quite literally, "out of focus".

Unknown said...

On Saturday, the 'Short Stack Bandit' was caught and arrested in Texas. His name was Morgan Brice Williams.
Robin Williams was a comedian. 2 months ago, comedian Tracy Morgan was injured in a car-accident that killed fellow comedian James McNair a.k.a. Jimmy Mack.

Red Pill Junkie said...

@ Lawrence: That's a very interesting precog/synchronicity.

And it pains me that Mexican Netflix doesn't list Fisher King :(

Sibyl Hunter said...

This is beyond sad. Don't know how much more of this trident business I can take. Wish it would stop.

Erin O'Riordan said...

I'm very sad and unsettled by this death.

Another sad note: "At the time, this was the worst mass murder in US history, only to be surpassed by the Virginia Tech shootings of April 16, 2007" should technically say "the worst mass shooting." Andrew Kehoe's May 18, 1927 murder of 38 schoolchildren and six adults, mostly by explosives, remains the largest mass killing in U.S. history. I wish I could forget about the incident, because I can't because I find it so deeply disturbing.

Anonymous said...

I went to watch this Sunday the last (emphasis intended) movie in which Robin played, " THE FACE OF LOVE ".
Guess what, in this movie, Robin is the neighbour & friend of a woman who lost her husband by DROWNING in the sea, & who falls in love with the perfect physical twin of her dead husband, who shares the same funest destiny, since he dies one year later of a heart attack, but not before painting a portrait of her standing like a Venus in her SWIMMING POOL, where Robin would also have a swim quite often.
That's quite a neptunian atmosphere & climax, isn't it ?

Unknown said...

Trident ≡ ᛦ ≡ St. Peter's cross ≡ Peter Pan ≡ Robin Williams
Trident ≡ ᛦ ≡ inverted ᛘ ≡ upside-down man ≡ Hanged Man ≡ Robin Williams
Trident ≡ ᛦ ≡ an airplane seen from below ≡ plane-crash ≡ MH-17 ≡ Ommy & Oceana Irizarry
Trident ≡ ᛦ ≡ a lightning-strike ≡ Nick Fagnano

andrewbigdoor said...

Seems like Robin Williams was in a lot of people's subconscious this week/weekend.

My family and I went to one of his stand up shows in Houston in '02 while I was still in high school and got a chance to talk with him and take a few pictures. He was such a sweet, sweet man. Joking, laughing, making sure to speak to anyone who wanted to engage him. One of my favorite teachers in school was a huge fan of his and ended up putting the picture I took with him in her room and it stayed up for a few years after I graduated.
She posted the pic on facebook yesterday when the news broke and said that she randomly came across it over the weekend after it had been in a box somewhere for a couple years.

And @Matthew, the trident/lightning just sent a chill up my spine because I was standing in my mom's kitchen last night and we were reminiscing about meeting him and how nice he was, his movies, etc etc and as we were talking about him a storm was moving through, lightning struck a tree in the front yard, ~15ft away (though we were inside obviously) and lit up the entire front yard and kitchen with a magnificent orange, like we were in the middle of a forest fire. Closest either of us have been to a lightning strike and later it occured to me we were speaking of him when it happened.

Not many people have the ability and chance to touch as many lives as he did. Wish we all could have been able to give some of that back to him in his time of need.

Anonymous said...

Lots of his films feature suicide in them, counted at least 8.

little dynamo said...

I also thought of Hemingway after Williams' death.

"I also ate at The Trident with my Sausalito girlfriend."

I lived in SF in eighties and early nineties, once visited a waterfront Sausalito restaurant to meet a girlfriend who waited tables there. Not the Trident tho. It's not my nep tune.


Blue Gate said...

Unknown said...

"The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline saw the greatest number of calls in its history Monday, the day that Williams' death was announced. Lifeline calls increased even more Tuesday, to double the usual daily volume, or about 7,500 calls, says John Draper, project director at the lifeline.

But the actual number of calls that day is likely eight times higher, says Draper, noting that his national center receives only about 12% of all crisis phone calls. The rest go directly to the 160 local crisis centers around the country. These local centers, from New Mexico to New Jersey, also say their phones are ringing off the hook."


tinyjunco said...

"I lived in San Francisco in 1974-1975, but spent weeks in Marin County..." Lucky Loren! i grew up in Castro Valley in the East Bay, i was 12 or so then....funfunfunfunfun!!!!

Robin Williams may not have loved sharks, but i remember he had a screamingly hysterical bit about Marinites' reaction to Great White Shark sightings closing local beaches - to wit, it was a dastardly inconvenience and verging on rude but they couldn't mind overmuch as the shark was, after all, WHITE.


RIStitches Robin, steph

Cathy said...

Great post.Presumably your Trident references are to the Ukraine symbol.
Here are some interesting day gaps etc.
Born on 21/7/1951 = 7+7+7+7+7.
Last birthday 21/7/2014 =7+7+7+7.
From 21/7/2014 to Obama birthday 4/8/2014 = 7+7D.
21/7/2014 to 11/8/2014 = 7+7+7D.
21/7/2014 to 21/6/2015 (Pr William is 33, = 11M 1D or 336D = (7+7+7) x (8+8)D, counting both dates.
21/7/2014 to 11/9/2014, 13th ann. of 911, = 52D which adds to 7 and also = 13+13+13+13.
From 21/4/2014, HMQEII was 88, to 21/7/2014 = 7 x 13D or 3M
From 22/7/2013, Prince George born, to 21/7/2014 = 52W or 4 x 13W.
On 22/7/2012 it was 777 weeks since Diana, Princess of Wales died in car crash on Sunday, 31/8/1997.
From 22/7/2012 to 21/7/2014 = 729 D or 9 x 9 x 9D.
From 31/8/1997 to 21/7/2014 is 6168D which adds to 7+7+7. Or 16Y 10M 21D or 161021 then add mirror 120161 = 281182. Mmmm!
281 - 182 = 99 or 9 x 11.

Cathy said...

From 11/9/2001, when they blew up the twin towers in New York, to 11/8/2014 when he died is 12Y and 11M = 155M and 1+5+5 = 11.
11 stands for Antichrist as he is the 11th horn coming out of the 10 horns (powers) in the Bible.
Both day dates are 11.
Day gap is 4717 and 47 + 17 = 64 = 8x8.
4x7x1x7x = 196 or (7+7) x (7+7)

little dynamo said...

Ben Fairhall's old site Battling the Behemoth has insightful info on tridenture in his "That Hideous Strength"

synchromiss said...

I published this post today! Your article inspired me! :)

Anonymous said...

Also of note, the Festival of Neptune is just 2 days after Robin's birthday on 7/21.

Earlier this year, Philip Seymour Hoffman died due to overdose of drugs (very Neptunian in Archetype, escaping) and his birthday is the same cusp dates, July 23, festival of Neptune.

Additionally Peaches Geldof, model/journalist a Pisces, died of a drug overdose suddenly this year- Strangely most of the media info online is dated around during the Festival of Neptune July 23.

L'Wren Scott, famous long time GF of Mick Jagger, died from apparent hanging during Pisces Sun, 2014.