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Today I am featuring in my blog David C. Cassidy, who is an amazing photographer and writer. Oh, and he can also juggle! Isn't it cool? Get to know more about him and his works.



1-DESCRIBE YOURSELF
I’m like a bowl of Smarties that got dumped on the floor. I’m all over the map. My brain is constantly running at full throttle, which is probably why my interests are no less scattered. I love writing and photography—they both move me in different ways—but then there’s art, science, history, music, and sports. It’s all music, it really is.

2-WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FRUIT FLAVOR?
Strawberry.

3-WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE DAY OF THE WEEK?
Pay day.

4-WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TIME OF THE DAY?
Breakfast.

5-ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON OR A NIGHT PERSON?
Sadly, both. As a photographer, I often capture images in the golden light of dusk or dawn. But as an amateur astronomer, I love the night sky. These hours seriously clash, and sleep is always the victim.

6-WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BREAKFAST MEAL?
Cereal. A big mix of multigrain Cheerios, Crispix, spelt, quinoa, Shreddies, Harvest Crunch, and other oats, with banana, raisins, strawberries, peaches, and blueberries. I eat this every single day.

7-WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR AND WHY?
Blue. Because red and green were taken.

8-WHICH IS YOUR MOST FAVOURITE BOOK EVER?
Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom.

9-WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?
Mozart. Vivaldi. Jazz (the good stuff—Kenny G is not the good stuff). Classic Rock.

10-WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE GENRE OF FILMS?
I’ll watch just about anything, really, but the story has to be there. It has to move me.

11-WHICH IS YOUR MOST FAVOURITE PLACE IN THIS EARTH?
Canada. It simply begs to be captured by the lens.

12-WHICH ANIMAL WOULD YOU WANT TO BE AND WHY?
T. Rex. Top of the food chain.

13-IF YOU COULD HAVE A LUNCHEON WITH ANY 3 PEOPLE (REAL OR FICTICIOUS), WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE AND WHY?
My mom. I’d give anything to have one more conversation with her. She was an angel on Earth.
Jean-Luc Picard. He embodies everything a man should be. Intelligent, respectable, honorable, and well-educated. And let’s face it, he drives the coolest wheels in the universe. Being an avid amateur astronomer, I can only imagine the conversations we’d have, from probes to planets to greenskinned women.
Da Vinci. He did it all. The quintessential Renaissance Man. It would be the longest lunch in the history of lunches.

14-IF YOU WERE GRANTED 3 WISHES, WHAT WOULD YOU ASK FOR?
A time-travel machine.
A trip through the solar system.
The answer to the question, “Are we alone in the universe?”

15-IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A LONELY BEACH, WHAT ARE THE 5 THINGS THAT YOU WOULD WANT TO SURVIVE?
A western view, for the sunsets.
Dark, starry skies and a telescope.
A fully loaded Kindle with a night light.
Music.
A fine recliner.

16-IF YOU COULD BE ANYONE, WHO WOULD YOU BE?
Jean-Luc Picard. Or Brad Pitt. He seems pretty happy.

17-WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU WISH YOU COULD CHANGE IN YOURSELF?
My natural instinct of pessimism. The glass isn’t even half-empty, it’s bone dry. You’re probably not going to print this, are you? I knew it.

18-WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU WISH YOU COULD DO IF GIVEN THE CHANCE?
View our precious home from the International Space Station.

19-WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY?
I’d photograph the world, retreating to my new home in New Zealand. I’d have special cereals flown in from world-famous cereal chefs.

20-IF YOU KNEW THAT THIS WAS YOUR LAST DAY ON EARTH, HOW WOULD YOU SPEND IT?
Why are you asking? What have they told you? Tell me!
Seriously, it depends. If it’s Armageddon from some hurtling asteroid, I’d have a picnic with my girlfriend, have a nap in the afternoon, take in a fine dinner and a movie, then make love under the stars. If I’m buying it from some terminal illness, I’d jump out of a plane with no parachute while eating my last bowl of cereal.

21-WERE YOU A NAUGHTY KID OR A NICE KID?
I was a nice kid. Not sure when that changed.

22-WHAT WAS THE HAPPIEST MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE?
I thought that seeing my book, Velvet Rain, in print—in my hands—for the very first time, was it. But that was trumped when I gave my book to my father for his birthday and he read the dedication.

23-WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF 5 YEARS FROM NOW?
Writing. Making images. I don’t see that changing until they pry camera and pen from my cold, dead hands.

24-WHAT IS THE WEIRDEST/CRAZIEST THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE?
Craziest? You mean stupidest? Many years ago, I was this close to being killed on a 100foot high railway trestle. Only a miracle saved me—I might blog about this some day—but long story short, it’s true what they say: You never hear it coming.

25-WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF AN INCREDIBLE WEEKEND?
Discovering a great place and capturing amazing images in the perfect light.

26-WHICH IS THE BEST HOLIDAYS YOU HAVE EVER HAD?
Traveling through Algonquin Park in the fall with my girlfriend. The colours are stunning, the photo opportunities endless. Canoeing for hours, cocooned in this incredible wall of colour, it takes your breath away.

27-HAVE YOU GOT A PHOBIA YOU WANT TO SHARE?
I’m deathly afraid of death. Seriously. It’s why I have to believe in reincarnation. I’m going to run out of time, and living another life is the only way I’m going to get to do all the things I want to do.

28-WHAT MAKES YOU ANGRY? 
The GreedHeads who are destroying our world. Our economies. Our environment. Our very existence.

29- WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU FEEL SAD?
It’s strange. I used to try to distract myself from those feelings, and for the most part, I was always successful. It wasn’t that I didn’t care what had happened, it was more a “shields up” kind of thing—a protection mechanism. But when my mother passed last year, I couldn’t handle it. I broke down several times. What I thought I knew about pain and sadness in the past was thrown out the window. I’ve learned that it’s part of life and we have to experience it fully before moving forward. We have to embrace it to let it go.

30-WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
If I can steal a page from my blog’s bio page, you’ll understand when I say I have lots of heroes. All kinds of inspiration.
Mozart taught me to listen.
Newton taught me to see.
Mitch Albom taught me to say so much in so little.
Clive Barker taught me to imagine—and then to imagine more.
Stephen King taught me the art of the story—how to lie your ass off and make them believe.
Frank Darabont taught me that the heart is enduring.
Sean Penn taught me to put my soul into my work.
James Cameron taught me that magic is real.
The Three Stooges taught me to laugh.
Jean-Luc Picard taught me to be a better human being.

ABOUT MY THRILLER, Velvet Rain

Well, here’s the shameless self-promotion part. I would liken my book to James Cameron’s Titanic, in the sense that there is always this grand, menacing threat lurking there in the shadows, while we are drawn in by the star-crossed fate of Jack and Rose. They bind us; they are the story. Velvet Rain is no different—the real magic is the arc between a tortured soul, Kain Richards, and the delicate fabric of the lives of those he touches. While certainly a thriller, my novel is, at its heart, a deeply moving story with a life lesson.

LINKS

BLOG: http://davidccassidy.com

AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE: https://www.amazon.com/author/davidccassidy

FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/davidccassidyauthor

TWITTER: http://twitter.com/davidccassidy

PHOTOGRAPHY: http://shadesoflifephotography.ca

EMAIL: davidccassidy@yahoo.ca

Thanks, David, for sharing all this information about you with all of us. Much success with your projects!


 


Comments

09/25/2012 3:29pm

Fabulous interview, David. You never cease to impress and entertain me. Jean-Luc Picard just about killed me, but then I saw your point. He did have it all. :) On the serious side, love what you shared about your dad. That's what it's all about.

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09/25/2012 4:53pm

Elise, thank you so much! I'm always kind of nervous talking about myself. I'm a guy who pretty much keeps to himself. But talking about my parents like this was something I felt more comfortable doing. Cinta's questions really gave me something special to think about, and I have her to thank for that. :)

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Cinta
09/26/2012 6:09am

I am glad to know that you felt comfortable with the questions. I had some authors who decided not to do my interview since they thought they were too personal o_O Thanks, Elise, for reading and commenting :D

09/25/2012 4:32pm

Wow, David, that is the most honest and heartfelt interview I've ever read. I feel like we were supposed to be siblings. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself, and thanks, Cinta, for another fabulous interview. :)

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09/25/2012 5:03pm

Thank you for your kind words, Katy. Like Popeye, I yam what I yam what I yam, LOL. But seriously, thanks for the wonderful sentiments. I'd like to thank Cinta for asking the right questions. :)

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Cinta
09/26/2012 6:10am

Thanks to both of you. You are welcome, David :D

09/25/2012 5:43pm

David, what a beautiful interview. When I read your "what an I afraid of" question, I just nodded. I am not exactly afraid of death, but severely bummed out at the realisation of how short life is and that I will never finish the bucket list. Plus, like you, I lost a parent, and although it has been 11 years, I still miss him so much and wish he could see what his wild child managed to do since he left. Even though I live in Toronto, I've never been to Algonquin Park- I know, criminal! Now you've got me convinced I need to.

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09/25/2012 7:22pm

Anne-Marie, thanks so much. I think a lot of us are fearful of "The unfinished life." No one likes to talk about. Hell, no one wants to *think* about it. Losing a loved one ... nothing hits harder. Nothing. And yes, you need to get up to Algonquin. It's amazing.

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Cinta
09/26/2012 6:11am

I understand both of you quite well. I lost my mum 5 years ago and I cannot go over it. I still feel her too close.

09/25/2012 6:14pm

David, what an amazing interview. Loved your answers. Especially numbers 12,13 and number 22 got me teary. :-)

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09/25/2012 7:26pm

Thank you, Christine, your kind words are so very much appreciated. Thanks for taking the time. :)

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Cinta
09/26/2012 6:12am

Thanks, Christine, for popping over :D

CR HIATT
09/26/2012 3:38am

Great interview! David, you had me at #22. I didn't get the chance, so can only imagine the feeling. How awesome for you. :-)

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Cinta
09/26/2012 6:12am

Thanks for your comment, Cathy :D

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09/26/2012 8:54am

Cathy, thank you so much. My heart goes out to you. I am *so* lucky to have been given the chance to give my book to my father. My biggest regret in life is that my mom never got the chance to see it--even though I know that she *can* see it.

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09/26/2012 5:50am

CINTA STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING RIGHT NOW! Delete all my answers and replace them with David's!!!! All except 20... I don't want no. 20.... but cereal was involved so .....

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Cinta
09/26/2012 6:16am

LOL, you crack me up, Mardi!!

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09/26/2012 8:57am

Mardi, that's hilarious. And cereal wins me over every time ... but then again, if there's chocolate around ... :)

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09/26/2012 3:35pm

The blending of cereal and chocolate is the best thing. We've actually discovered a cheap, lovely way to have pain au chocolat- you just buy a bunch of fresh croissants at the grocery store (thus avoiding the patisserie high prices) and then fill them with a square of 70% or more dark chocolate, and put them in the microwave. The best, most decadent breakfast treat ever.

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09/26/2012 6:29pm

OH ... MY ... GOD. Do you deliver? Like NOW?

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