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Archive for the 'henry miller library' Category

Nepenthe Webcam Screen Captures Over the Past 13 Days

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

The image at left is a screen capture from the Nepenthe Restaurant deck webcam showing a helicopter dropping water as the fire descended the ridge towards the Henry Miller Library on June 25th. Here’s a larger, more detailed photo. An update on the situation at the library (and Henry Miller’s former residence, nearby) is here. [...]

Fires

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

After a week-long heatwave in California, cool weather finally hit late this weekend. However, the confluence of hot and cold created dry lightning, with 8000 strikes recorded. Close to a thousand fires erupted in the northern part of the state, nearly all in rural/wild areas. Two large fires above and around Big Sur are about [...]

Advice:

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

If your venue puts on live shows, don’t advertise that the doors will be opening at 6:30pm and then make fans wait outside the gate, standing in the cold, until after 8 o’clock– with little or no explanation. Using the excuse “the headlining band was late and wants to soundcheck” doesn’t work. The headlining band [...]

Matmos and Zeena Parkins at the Henry Miller Library, Big Sur CA

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

Last night: a beautiful late-Summer evening in Big Sur. Magnus Toren and the Henry Miller Library hosted their annual fundraiser — this year with Zeena Parkins and Matmos. There was complimentary wine and food, great music, and witty literary references galore.