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Leonard Cohen’s Change of Cosmic Address

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Thank you, Leonard Cohen, from the mourning lovers you consoled with sympathy, the iced hearts you warmed with tears; thank you for the hope you gave to those lost, for showing the way to something more, out of the darkness.

Thank you from your fans (I count myself as one) for your beautiful, truthful music and words, the inspiration you gave to other artists to follow their paths at their heart’s urgings, and to spiritual seekers to follow their soul’s longings. Thank you for the kindness you shared with those lucky enough to cross your path.

I crossed your path, in a way, when I received a personal letter from you many years ago, in response to a book of my poetry I had sent you. That gesture of yours told me a lot about your depth of character and respect for other artists. That you, such an esteemed writer, took the time and effort to respond to me meant a great deal to the young writer I was at the time. And it still does.

I hope you are able to read this now, Leonard, and that you are happy and in a better place. We can play your music and read your words when we miss you, but nothing will ever replace you.

Thank you again for all you gave, and see you around.

-Dave Sloma

 

My Public Speaking in Front of Millions on the Radio! Coast To Coast AM March 27, 2016

I’ve heard that public speaking is the biggest fear of many people. It does make me a bit nervous too, but I’ve been getting over it by putting myself out there in front of millions of people, live on the air! I’ve done radio interviews about my books in the past, but the other day I called into the talk show Coast To Coast AM that has millions of listeners–and I got on the air!

Coast To Coast AM (or Coast, or just C2C), is the largest overnight talk show in its time slot. It deals with paranormal subjects and the unexplained, “things that go bump in the night”, reaching hundreds of affiliate stations (600 and more) from its home base in L.A., and also the world via online streaming. The number of listeners is into the multiple millions. So, when you call into this show, and you are able to get on the air, the heart starts racing and the adrenaline begins to flow!

c2c newC2C was started in 1984 by Art Bell, broadcasting to the world live from his home studio in a small town in the Nevada desert, not all that far from Area 51. Art’s show was the first I had ever known to discuss topics like aliens, UFOs, Bigfoot, ghosts, spirituality, prophesies, astral projection, secret military bases, remote viewing, life after death, bottomless holes in the Earth, and all sorts of other strange and wonderful things!

He was carrying on the tradition of a small number of talk radio hosts of the past who dealt with such subjects (though they were few and unknown to me at the time), but he took the subjects and the medium much further in his masterful style. Not only was he a pioneer in the use of technology in having his home studio, but his show was one of the first with a Web site, and it was often updated with pictures and links from guests and listeners while he was on the air. Sometimes his site even had a live video feed of him in his studio! Also, he had audio steaming when most had never heard of that, never mind video streaming!

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The “Art” of talk – Art Bell, the radio host master in his home studio.

The reason I called into C2C late at night on March 27, 2016 was to ask the guest a couple of questions. He was Tom DeLonge of the bands Blink 182 and Angels and Airwaves, being interview by the esteemed George Knapp. Tom’s new projects involve books and movies, both fiction and non-fiction on the subjects of aliens, UFOs, and secret high-technology. Once I heard what he was talking about I knew I had to call in, as my novel series on D.U.M.B.s (Deep Underground Military Bases, Book 1 Greyland, Book 2 Oceandeep, Book 3 Rescueplan, and Book 4 Moonbase – more coming soon) touches on a lot of the same factual information Tom was mentioning. I weave the information that has been made public about these topics into a fictional story that goes off in new directions, producing novels that might not be all that fictional…

I had to wait on hold for nearly an hour to have my call taken on the air. This wasn’t so bad, as I was listening to the show on my phone. I had to shut my radio off as it was getting picked up in the background, the caller screener told me. Also, live radio is on a delay of several seconds to give a safety buffer in case anyone needs to get bleeped for swearing or saying something that shouldn’t go out over the air. I would have turned my radio off as soon as my call was on air, but since they had the show coming through my phone there was no need to keep it on. It’s safer that way, as the last thing you want to hear while on C2C is to “turn your radio off!”, as Art often had to scold callers.

c2c oldI was the last caller on the show, and Tom gave some of the most interesting answers to my questions! You can hear the entire show at this link, and I appear at the 2:34:34 time mark: https://youtu.be/vkQHSO-T9hk

My D.U.M.B.s series on Amazon for Kindle or in paperback: http://amzn.to/1IUmZTw
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Also on iTunes, Google Play, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, and many more.

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Book 5 in the D.U.M.B.s series is now on pre-order in most online bookstores.

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Dreams Come True

I’m sitting in a park writing this. Why? Because I can, and because it’s a dream come true.

With my ThinkPad X60 in the park, my "office" today.

With my ThinkPad X60 in the park, my “office” today.

Decades ago I worked in towers. Specificlly, the tall office towers of downtown Toronto that I can now see far in the distance (I’ll put a pic up).

They were great for getting a view in, but were not someplace I wanted to remain for long.

The Towers

The Towers

Those towers are tiny to me, now, from my view in the park and seem like toys. They are in dream-scale, like they might not even be real. That’s how I feel about my past, and what has lead me to here and now.

When I worked in those tall towers, I was young, just eighteen and out of high school. I worked for six months in those towers, and I swore I would not end up working there for the rest of my life. I finished up there and went back to school, to university to study Creative Writing.

Unfortunately, I didn’t have the opportunities back then that writers and content producers have today to self-publish on such a grand level. Also, I had done some buying into the erroneous belief that it was not possible to make a living on your art; what a foolish notion to entertain.

Many years went by, and I had even more jobs of different kinds, most of them in offices, too. But I still was not living my dream, and that was to do my creative work full time: writing, filmmaking and other art forms, too..

Suddenly the other day, I looked up from my computer and realized that I was now, in fact, doing what I had been craving to do for all these years! I was working on my writing, film and video making, and other art with all of my time and effort (though, when you are doing what fulfills you, and makes you happy, I don’t think it needs to be called “work”).

There were many times through those years past that I thought my dreams and goals were so far away that I might never reach them. However, I am living a lot of them, now.

I still have many goals and dreams to realize and strive for, as it’s on ongoing process.

But, I just wanted to say that dreams do come true, and you can do what means most to you in life. Just keep going when it’s tough to do so, and know they are real.

 

From the park “office,”
-Dave

A good day for a park "office" visit.

A good day for a park “office” visit.

p.s. Posted this to my blog from the park, too.

Beltane fire – May 1, 2013 (May Day, 1st of May)

Magical night under the stars honouring the 7 directions, sending healing to Mother Earth. Thanks to all who made it happen. Love to all creatures of the Earth on this feast of fertility!

“So You Want to Be a Writer?” by Charles Bukowski (poetry reading)

This pretty much says it all, as to why someone would be a writer. It’s good to remember this, good to get back to the basic facts, with all the distractions swirling around writer’s heads these days. It’s good to remember why we must do what we do. Thank you, Bukowski, wherever you are.

My latest paperback “Deathsun 2012”

My novella “Deathsun 2012” is available in print from Amazon.com and CreateSpace.com

On the last night of the Mayan calendar, four friends gather in a remote house to wait out “the end of the world” – but they are not alone! Supernatural forces are close by, as the veil between the worlds is thin at this time of universal transformation, and the great battle of Revelation, of good vs. evil, is yet to begin.

http://www.amazon.com/Deathsun-2012-novella-David-Sloma/dp/1479266167/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

Deathsun 2012 – a screenplay

A group of friends gather on the night of December 21, 2012 – the date the Mayan Calendar ends – for an “End of the World” party. The sun has gotten so hot, people are forced to live at night. To go out in the sun they must wear thick “Sunsuits” to protect themselves. Gaia, a thirty-something spiritual healer lives in a beautiful designer home in the country with her boyfriend Mike, but all is not well: she has been seeing a ghost with glowing red eyes, watching her from the shadows. As the party progresses, and trapped inside by a raging snowstorm, they learn they are not alone…

Will any of them emerge on the other side of the “End of Time” alive?

A feature-length screenplay.

Read a sample below, or download a PDF sample here.

DEATHSUN 2012 (sample)

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Get the Kindle version from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007A886AG

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Paper book version coming soon to Amazon.com, LuLu.com, and Esty.com.

 

The Vegan Transformation – Michael Lanfield of TARVE interview

I’ve started a new project called The Vegan Transformation.

People all over the world are realizing the many benefits of a compassionate vegan diet. I’ll be bringing you video interviews of people telling their stories of how becoming a vegan transformed their lives. Here you will find inspiration, knowledge, and hope for The Vegan Transformation on Earth.

-Produced by Dave Sloma for Rockin’ Films

Here is the first interview:

http://www.thevegantransformation.com

See TARVE’s site at http://www.tarve.ca

Hello, today

Took some time today to watch and listen to the wind through the green leaves and trees, against the blue sky with white clouds.

Formatting my book A CONSPICUOUS MEDIUM – out soon!

Brainjob by David Sloma

My novel Brainjob is about a man whose brain is placed into another cloned body after an accident, in a world obsessed with living forever, frantically searching for a nanobot youth serum. It’s 50% until the end of July on Smashwords http://www.smashwords.com/book​s/view/62568

Video I made for High On Kindness

Here is the promo video I made for the High On Kindness project, just released:

“Imagine this! Kindness extended, received, or observed beneficially impacts the physical health and feelings of everyone involved!” http://www.HighOnKindness.com

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