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VIDEO: SINGLE HANDED PARAGLIDER LAUNCH

I filmed this one-armed man launching his paraglider in Pacifica, California.

PARAGLIDING AT THE POINT

PARAGLIDING AT THE POINT



I filmed this in Pacifica, California, around July, 2010.

Special thanks to THE STIMULANTS, for the awesome musical accompaniment!

Devo - "Gates of Steel" (Live - 1980) MVDvisual

How can anyone not love this awesome hit from DEVO?



Twist away the gates of steel!

JIM AND ME

When I was a kid I thought I was the reincarnation of Jim Morrison...until later I realized he died after I was born....


HOMELESS AGAIN

I am going to be homeless again. Actually looking forward to the freedom of being on the road. I surrender to whatever the universe has in store for me. Hope to see you all soon!

PARACHUTE JUMP FROM A PARAGLIDER (VIDEO)

PARACHUTE JUMP FROM A PARAGLIDER
I was in Pacifica, California not long ago and I was lucky to catch this skydiver jumping from a paraglider.


This is an ideal site, for paragliding. The best time is in June, July and August, when steady laminar winds come out of the Pacific from the west.

DREAM OF ARMAGEDDON IN SANTA FE

DREAM OF ARMAGEDDON IN SANTA FE
I was in Santa Fe, near the outskirts of town on West Alameda Avenue, and there were huge ship-like things, bigger than the buildings, floating around over the downtown area which was mostly on fire. I was trying to video tape the scene, but couldn't seem to get any clear images. The camera kept shaking around in spite of my attempts to hold it steady—the ground was shaking intermittently, apparently from the barrage of ray beams coming out of the colorful flying things. Strange, large cartoon-like objects were appearing in mid-air and sort of attacking people, including me. One was a giant crumpled burnt, ash-covered beer can, which kept smashing into me. It felt like the apocalypse or armageddon. Someone laughed and said all of this was my fault, because I wasn't a Christian and that I had better accept Jesus right now if I didn’t want to die! I told him he was full of crap and the Beer can attacked me again. It was so vivid that I thought it was real. I was very relieved when I woke up...

THE AGE OF ALONENESS

THE AGE OF ALONENESS



The age of the internet has become the age of aloneness. Here we all sit, alone, safe in our living-rooms, bedrooms, or wherever, with our computer screens shining in our faces. Although we don't speak to each other or see each other (well sometimes we do with our web-cams), we are sharing things we never shared with each other before. Sharing our favorite videos, songs, pictures and thoughts, in an endless stream that we can access whenever we want. As one friend of mine put it, we are "Cyber-Jamming" in a way we have never before experienced.

GHOST RIDERS HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Happy Halloween to all my faithful readers and friends. I always loved this song. It makes me thing of two friends of mine who played it for me while we were alone at home. My departed friend Adam Blum, would play it on his bass while I sang the lyrics I knew, and my other departed friend John Jordan, would play it on his guitar and we would sing it together. It will always be one of my favorite songs.

How You Gonna Come?

The next revolution will not be one of ideals. It will be a senseless revolt of the oppressed against the senseless oppression of the oppressors! It will not be an organized event, but instead a natural chain of cause and effect! When faced with certain doom people will do whatever it takes to stay alive, even if only for a few short hours. What else can one do when such is the meaning of life in general? I ask you now to tell me your own truth! Will you stand on the side of the oppressors, or stand by your brothers who want nothing more than the freedom to live their lives?



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Will you fight for your unjustified comfort, or forgo your own pleasure to fight for the weak and the helpless? Will you take a stand with the establishment, or protect the humanity that is found in chaos? I have made my decision and will stand by it to the death. I would rather die fighting for my own humanity than accept the slow and painful death that our society has engineered for the masses.

How To Wake People Up

"You might think it strange if you saw the dead awaken, but any fool can do it with a skillet and some bacon."

I don't know who said it first, but I have found there is a lot of truth to that quote.

REVEREND STANG RANTS (VIDEO)

Reverend Stang was just as right then as he is today. Listen and be enlightened...



If the conspiracy has succeeded in taking your slack away, it's time to start doing things differently.

FIRE IN SAN BRUNO (VIDEO)

As I was driving home from work this evening, I started to hear the reports of this fire on the peninsula near San Francisco, in San Bruno, California.



This is an example of the negligence of Americans with regard to our own infrastructure, in favor of waging war in distant countries. As I watch, the Firefighters are mostly just standing around watching the destruction...I hate to say this, but some of these people deserve what happened to them--this is a pretty wealthy area and a lot of these people are the owners of the working class.

This is one reason why we need to bring our military home, stop waging war all over the world, and start taking care of things here at home!

ZOZOBRA BURNS IN SANTA FE NEW MEXICO (VIDEO)

Every year the people of Santa Fe, New Mexico, burn Zozobra. The ritual signifies the letting go of all of the years negative feelings. The 100 foot doll marionette, nicknamed Old Man Gloom, is stuffed full of things like divorce papers, and other stuff that brings up bad memories, and then they burn him.



I wish I could be there this year. I have had a lot of bad luck these past several years and I could certainly contribute to the ceremony.

Central Scrutinizer - FRANK ZAPPA

I am the Central Scrutinzer...



...but that doesn't mean I like it.

OLD VIDEO OF LOS ANGELES

I love looking at old pictures and movies from days gone by. It is always interesting to me how little people change through the generations. Every film and photograph is it's own time capsule. This is where we came from, and although the methods of transportation have changed, commuters still look more or less the same to me. I hope you can appreciate this as much as I do...



Comments below are always appreciated.

KICKBOXING IN SAN FRANCISCO'S TENDERLOIN DISTRICT

Another two-rounder from a series of fights I filmed in San Francisco's Tenderloin District. Both of these fighters fought with dignity and honor. It was interesting to see the dynamics between them, since one was so tall and the other so much shorter. You decide who won...

DAVE IN FLIGHT (VIDEO)

I have been having a great time flying my old Challenger paraglider in Pacifica, California, lately.



Special thanks to THE MANATEES for the great music!

(VIDEO) PARAGLIDING AT THE POINT



I had a great time paragliding today. The last time I flew was in Bali, back in 1996. Today, I pulled my dusty old Challenger out of it's bag at the paraglider launch in Pacifica, California. I was just planning to kite around on the ground a little and get used to my equipment again, but the conditions were so good I couldn't help myself, and I went ahead and got a few short flights in.

Now that I know the site a little better and have had the benefit of talking to the local pilots about it, I think I will go and make a good day of it next time. I hope you like the music too; the rocking all-girl band, THE STIMULANTS, provided some rocking music to go along with these great images.

Oh, by the way, if you are looking for some cool radio controlled aircraft, these guys have an excellent selection and some great deals!



SELF PORTRAIT AT LARKSPUR LANDING

The strange sounds that we hear every day but are unaware of effect us subconsciously, as the noise inside our heads drown out everything else. This self-portrait reflects my perception of the mood in the bay area, during my time here.



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WINNER ANNOUNCED IN VIDEO CONTEST

The winner of the FREE THE GODS video contest is P.P. Bakker, of the Netherlands. Featured below one more time is the winning video. Mr. Bakker won a beautiful DAVE LOVES YOU t-shirt! Congratulations, Mr. Bakker, and thank you for your participation in my contest!

DAVE STARS IN THIS AWESOME PSYCHEDELIC MUSIC VIDEO!

And of course I filmed, edited, directed, and produced it, too. Costuming, art direction, and distribution by Me...I really need a film crew!



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OK GO - NEW MUSIC VIDEO

I really wish I had a camera with time lapse capability...

THE SKY IS FALLING!

VIDEO FROM AMSTERDAM (PSYCHEDELIC)

So far, the "DAVE LOVES YOU" video contest has one entry. This guy in Amsterdam makes psychedelic videos, and since he is the only entry so far, he is the current front runner. Here is the entry:





MUAY THAI FIGHTERS IN SAN FRANCISCO (VIDEO)

I got lucky the other day and managed to film this great fight between two excellent fighters, along with a bunch of other great fights. Enjoy!



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VIDEO CONTEST (Dave Loves You)



The Free Gods are looking for some good video content! Here is your chance to show off your videography skills and win a "Dave Loves You!" T-shirt of your very own! Just create a video featuring yourself or your friends doing something unique and entertaining. Upload it to Youtube and post a link to it below. 

Here are the Official Contest Rules:
  1. Winner will receive a "Dave Love's You" T-shirt, size of their choice from small to extra large, shipped to any address in the U.S. (if you live outside the U.S., you can still win the shirt, but you may have to pay for the shipping).
  2. Three runner up videos (if we get that many entries) will be favorited on Youtube by Dave. All video entries will receive a positive rating on Youtube from Dave.
  3. Your video cannot exceed ten minutes.
  4. Your video must feature one or more human beings.
  5. The words "Free" and "God" (or any variation of those words) must be mentioned at least once in the video.
  6. Your video must be uploaded to Youtube and made fully public with embedding allowed (all videos must meet Youtube guidelines).
  7. TO SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO FOR THE CONTEST YOU MUST POST IT AS A REPLY TO THE ABOVE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE OR POST IT AS A LINK BELOW THIS BLOG ENTRY BEFORE MIDNIGHT ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010.
  8. By submitting your video, you agree to allow it to be published on any of The Free Gods' web-pages or blogs.
  9. The winning video will be chosen by our special panel of judges for entertainment value, viewer popularity, and style.
  10. Contest participants must be at least 18 years of age.
  11. The winning video will be announced on Saturday, July 15, 2010.

Of course, if you don't want to enter the contest, you can still get a DAVE LOVES YOU t-shirt just by clicking this link: 

Here is the first, and so far, only entry:

Great Deal On Spanish Wine

I don't usually do this but I found a great deal in my "Sacred Inbox" this morning, and I had to share it with you. I have never tasted a Spanish wine that I didn't like, and the Tempranillo variety has always been my favorite. Shipping is included for six or more bottles. This is a 40% savings that won't last long, so do it now!

2005 Ribera del Duero - Regularly $35, but available for 48 hours at $20.99/bottle on cases

THILO BODE - THE MANATEES (MUSIC VIDEO)

Hot off the press and with love from me to you! Special thanks to the Manatees for the awesome tunes, and Patrick Amiot for making the world a better place with his unique sculptures.



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SALUTE TO ZONTAR

I salute the armies of the Great One! ZONTAR.NET

FATHER AND DAUGHTER CREATE MODEL OF THE UNIVERSE (VIDEO)

This father and daughter created in this awesome sand castle on the Beach. This pattern has been said to represent the approximate shape of the Universe. This is what I call "cosmic universal pattern."



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Saint Patrick's Day Parade In San Francisco

I got some great footage of San Francisco's, St. Patrick's Day Parade, while roaming around the city today. I especially enjoyed the great energy of the Humboldt State University Marching Band--this small group of kids from Humboldt County really showed talent and personality. Sorry I couldn't get them on this tape, because Youtube only gives me ten minutes, but I will put up part 2 as soon as I can.  Enjoy the bagpipes, though!



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VOTE FOR DAVE

As many of you know, I was selected as a finalist in the KOFY TV Guest Host Video Competition. You can see the video I submitted for the competition here: Sexy Man On Video

I was in the studio for several hours today, taping segments for my television appearances, which will be airing soon (I will let you know as soon as I have a date and time).
In the meantime, I would be eternally grateful if you would take a few minutes to log in to the KOFY Club at: http://www.kofytv.com and vote for me to be the new guest host.
My competition is good and she has a lot of Facebook friends, so I'll need your help if I am going to win...

I promise that I won't let it go to my head when I am a big celebrity (ha ha).

Much love to all,

Dave

A Tour Of San Francisco's Coit Tower

On a lighter note, here are some great of views of and from San Francisco's Coit Tower, enjoy!

Fight in the Tenderloin

So I was walking around in San Francisco's Tenderloin district when I noticed this guy in his car, arguing with one of the guys on the road-working crew. The guy in the car pulled into the alley just ahead of me and I could tell they were about to fight, so I pulled out my camera and ran around the corner to film it. This is what I saw. I can't be sure but it looks like the black guy pulled out a knife! Look at the video and tell me what you think...

KOFY TV Guest-Host Contest

I entered this contest to be a guest-host for KOFY Television, a local San Francisco channel. One does some silly things while unemployed....anyway it appears they only have ten entries so far, so I could actually win. They don't actually pay for this, but it would be good experience and who knows what it might lead to...

San Francisco Conservatory Of Flowers

Take a tour of the San Francisco Conservatory Of Flowers:



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Hang Gliders At Fort Funston



I love going out to Fort Funston and just hanging out. Here is one of the many great videos I filmed there:

Bear Grylls Parody

Here it is gang! I truly value and treasure any comments left on my pages...

Dave and Adam Swashbuckling


Not long after this photo was taken we drove the '47 Willys Jeep to the top of Sun Mountain and fenced at dawn in the rain...

THE CRYSTAL EGG - H.G. WELLS

Here is some classic entertainment for all of you from all of me. If you like old science fiction, you will like this:

Block Party In Little Saigon

I was pleased to step out my door this morning and find this scene unfolding in my neighborhood. The western part of the Tenderloin is home to San Francisco's Little Saigon, an area rich in Vietnamese culture. Enjoy!

Interview With A San Francisco Graffiti Artist

I was lucky enough to come upon these graffiti artists at work in San Francisco's Tenderloin District, and cajole them into a candid interview. Hang in for the awesome video mix-down towards the end featuring Sattva Ananda's "rev hit da dance floor" along with my own photography and video of some of San Francisco's best graffiti art!



I would love to hear your comments on this, please leave them below. Much love to all!

Blood Season - Lovestained Element

I think my video production skills are getting better. Thanks to Lovestained Element for giving me the opportunity to create a video for their new single!



Comments below are greatly appreciated!

Early Morning In Bodega Bay

I love the early morning. Here is some footage I shot in Bodega Bay, California. Enjoy the relaxing sounds of the ocean.

San Francisco Street Performers

I got some good footage today down on Market Street in San Francisco. There are some dancers and jugglers here for your viewing enjoyment.

In Memory Of Bear

I just found out through facebook that a childhood friend of mine, Bear Loranger, died very suddenly yesterday. At first I didn't believe it, because I had heard a false rumor that he had died some years earlier--someone told me he had been bitten and killed  while farming rattlesnakes. However, after awhile the reports started to come in and I realized this time it must be true.

Bear and I weren't as close as I would have liked. I only learned his last name today. We shared many mutual friends and partied together often, but we largely ran in different circles. Nevertheless, when we did see each other there was always a strong feeling of camaraderie and affection between us. Later in life, I would often see him at the community college. He was studying culinary arts and I was studying law, so we didn't share any classes, but we would often stop and chat when passing each other in the halls. I sensed that somehow he and I had more in common than just growing up in the same town.

I don't have a picture of Bear, but this photo reminds me of his kind spirit.



I am so glad to have known you, Bear. You lived on the edge and your light was bright and strong. I wish we had more time to spend together. Sail on, dear friend...the rest of us are close behind.

2010 A Spike Odyssey, Part II

Sorry it took me so long to get Part II up. I have learned that working with video and sound files can be extremely time consuming. Nevertheless, here it is at last. Special thanks to Sattva Ananda for his musical arrangements.


Affiliate Program Pays Off!




Most of you know that I have been trying for a long time to figure out how to make a decent income on the web with my computer. Over the last year and a half I have tried all kinds of different affiliate marketing programs and web-hosting platforms, but met with little success. It was easy to make a small stream of income, but nothing really significant enough to speak of.

Well, recently I tried a new program with a web-hosting company called Site Build It! After only a few days of using their program I was blown away when I logged into my account to see a balance of $78. These guys make everything really easy! This video kind of sums up my experience with SBI so far!



If you want to learn more about my experience, take a look at this link: HOW I FOUND FREEDOM ON THE INTERNET.

A Visit With My Son

I just returned from a visit with my son in Tucson, Arizona. If you are interested in the story of why my son lives in Tucson, please feel free to read this: A Sad Story. For those of you who have questions or comments, please read the article and post them so I can respond to you there.

Here is the Video!