Late Rock and Roll DJ Legend's “Dream” Novel is Released
San Diego, CA
Authors Ken Reeth and Matthew J. Pallamary joined forces to write DreamLand, a novel about computer generated dreaming, which went on to win the 2002 Independent E-book Awards in the horror/thriller category back when e-books were in their infancy. Soon after winning, their publisher went under and DreamLand went into limbo. Sadly, soon after, Ken passed away from leukemia on May 9th 2005.
Updated and revised by Pallamary, DreamLand is now available in print and e-book formats from Amazon.com and local booksellers. A screenplay has also been adapted from the novel which is being marketed as a television series. The fast-paced thriller tells the story of what happens when human foibles cause technology to go awry.
Fueled by breakthroughs in technology and neuroscience, the terminally ill, while in an induced slumber, in a pain-free, medically supervised environment, can literally dream their lives away in pre-programmed situations of their choosing, controlled by a super computer.
The well-meaning creators of computer generated dreaming plan to conquer the stigma of death by making its wonders available to all, so people can die in vivid, pre-programmed dream surroundings, reliving blissful moments from their past. All goes according to plan until the dream of DreamLand is shattered by the profit-seeking backer of the project.
Ken Reeth was a colorful and creative disc jockey well known to rock music fans as Brother Love. Brother Love's Underground was a radio show in the late-60's that was dedicated to psychedelic and underground rock music. It originated from Pittsburgh radio station WAMO-FM, with Reeth being its psychedelic DJ and emcee. It was also aired, via tape, on Dynamic Broadcasting which owned WILD-AM in Boston, WUFO-AM in Buffalo and WOAH in Miami. Ken was one of the first DJ's to introduce listeners to Iron Butterfly, Country Joe and the Fish, Mothers of Invention, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Vanilla Fudge, and others.
Reeth also wrote the lyrics to dozens of recorded songs, including the Rockabilly Hall of Fame classics, Rockin Billy, Endless Love and Pity Me, featured in the international award winning film, "The Exiles". Additionally he served on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Country Music and garnered several CLIO awards for writing and producing radio commercials.
Editor in Chief of Muse Harbor Publishing, Matthew J. Pallamary's historical novel Land Without Evil received rave reviews, and was adapted into a multimedia aerial extravaganza, directed by Sarah Agent Red Johnston and performed by acrobatic troupe, Sky Candy to sold out audiences. The making of the show, filmed as a PBS episode of Arts in Context, garnered an EMMY nomination.
His memoir Spirit Matters, detailing his journeys from Boston's concrete jungle to the jungles of Peru, took top honors in the San Diego Book Awards' Spiritual Book Category, and was an Award-Winning Finalist in the National Best Book Awards. It was also released as an audio book, narrated by the author. Originally from Dorchester Massachusetts, Pallamary has lived in San Diego for the past 35 years. For more about Pallamary, or to book him for speaking engagements or interviews visit http://www.mattpallamary.com.