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Talking with Matti Friedman from his home in Jerusalem. Very grateful to him for writing this book and for sharing his stories!WHO BY FIRE: Leonard Cohen in the SinaiPlease share this episode! Copy link.Comments/Criticism much welcome: Email us here!In 1973, Leonard Cohen announced he was done with music for good. The same year, in October, war broke out in Israel.The Yom Kippur War would become the bloodiest in Israel’s young history—and Cohen was there to witness it. As the war broke out, he left his home on the Greek island of Hydra to fly into the warzone.Leonard Cohen did not say much about why he went to the front. What we know is that in the months that followed, he would write “Who By Fire” and "Lover Lover Lover." So what was it that happened in the desert in October of 1973 between a depressed musician and young soldiers going off to battle? How did it remake Leonard Cohen? How did it transform those who heard him play? And how did the war transform Israel itself?Those are some of the questions Matti Friedman explains in his beautiful new book Who By Fire: Leonard Cohen in the Sinai. Matti and I get into some areas worth thinking about: Non violence, pacifism, militarism, the Poets prerogative, loyalty... Matti Friedman online.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Link to episode #28 with Sula Nichols>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>btw. My singing a bit of Cohen was to avoid getting into copyright problems. I asked Sony for rights but they have not yet responded. I will replace my a capella singing with proper Cohen if they give us the rights. 😊>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Support the showThis podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library.Please support the Podcast by making a donation here!
We're sitting on a couch under the Persimmon tree. There's some sound of traffic in the background and a beautiful afternoon!Bill Ashley and two new Henry Miller titles!The Heaven Beyond Heaven and Jupiter In All His PhasesPublished by Henry Miller's Unique Books owned and operated by Bill Ashley.Bill Ashley is very well known in the Miller world for having published, together with Roger Jackson, the remarkable Bibliography of Miller's complete works.Bill is also a board member emeritus of the HMML having been instrumental in setting up the Non-Profit organization that is now the Library in 1998.We talk of the books, publishing in 2022, collecting Miller and more...Comments/Criticism much welcome: Email here!Support the showThis podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library.Please support the Podcast by making a donation here!
FIRE ADAPTED COMMUNITY TOWN HALL October 25, 2022 at the Big Sur Grange.CLICK ON "CHAPTER MARKERS" ABOVE TO TOGGLE BETWEEN CONTENTAudio recording courtesy Rayner Marx.For further information:email info@fireadaptedbigsur.com or visit www.fireadaptedbigsur.comSUBSCRIBE TO THE FIRESAFE NEWSLETTERIn other fire related news: Interview here with Chief Matt Harris!Comments/Criticism of this podcast much welcome: Email here!Support the showThis podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library.Please support the Podcast by making a donation here!
After reading Kerri's book I get a chance to talk with her. We're on opposite ends of the country but with zoom and a microphone we are instantly connected. Still mind blowing. We have a good talk.Thank you for joining us in the conversation.Visit Kerri Maher's website.Visit Shakespeare and Co the way it is today (online)!Check this old info: Henry Miller Library goes to Paris, 2014THANK YOU KERRI!Support the showThis podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library.Please support the Podcast by making a donation here!
Matt Harris and I are sitting along the creek a few hundred feet up in "Emil's Canyon" behind the Library. It is quiet and the sun is breaking through the canopy as we talk with each other.More about Big Sur Fire Here!>>>>>>>>>>Comments/Criticism of this podcast much welcome: Email here!>>>>>>>>>>Link to Jeremy Slate's Canyon recording of Fire on The Mountain circa 2002!Support the showThis podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library.Please support the Podcast by making a donation here!
Thank you Mac for stopping by to make some noise!“If Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and Philip K. Dick had a love child, the result would be Yesterday We Forget Tomorrow: a disturbing dystopian future shot through with unconventional wit and humor.” –Matthew J. Pallamary, author of Land Without Evil and Spirit Matters.Links to Mac Music and Art:Mac Books and HomeThe Mac Talley TripMac ArtMac on SpotifySupport the showThis podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library.Please support the Podcast by making a donation here!
A conversation between two very accomplished writers and thinkers: Pico Iyer & Father Cyprian Consiglio. This wonderful episode was recorded pre-covid on June 6, 2018! Please share it!) The two of them, with the help of the audience, touch on the meaning of life and what happens after death (!), Narcissus and Goldmund, Henry Miller, Thomas Merton, the Trappist's life, Silence, the Monastic Life, the Apophatic tradition, Leonard Cohen, Vaclav Havel, Patrick Leigh Fermor,  Annie Dillard, Emily Dickinson, the Camaldoli Hermitage, Henry Miller (yes! again!), EROS as pre sexual and post genital, and much, much more...Books by Pico IyerFalling Off the Map: Some Lonely Places of The WorldThe Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going NowhereThe Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai LamaBooks by Father Cyprian ConsiglioThe God Who Gave You Birth: A Spirituality of KenosisSpirit, Soul, Body: Toward an Integral Christian SpiritualityPrayer in the Cave of the Heart: The Universal Call to ContemplationMusic by Father Cyprian ConsiglioOn SpotifyOn YouTubeIf you want to read/buy any of these books we prefer you come for a visit to either the Camaldoli Hermitage bookstore or the Henry Miller Library bookstore. As much as Amazon, with their fast delivery and reduced price, helps to spread the word, small bookstores provide a service worth supporting! Thank you!Support the showThis podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library.Please support the Podcast by making a donation here!
A long way from Big Sur! Reading the book Atomic Steppe: How Kazakhstan Gave Up the Bomb is an amazing adventure of international intrigue, extremely high drama, and a unique history lesson about some very important aspects of the latter part of the twentieth century. I hope you will enjoy hearing some of Dr Kassenova's story in this conversation as well as when you read her book.Thank you to  Margarita Kalinina-Pohl of the Monterey Institute of International Studies for connecting me with Dr. Kassenova and for recommending her important book to me.Links below to some of what we are talking of. (including recommendations from Dr. Kassenova) Togzhan Kassenova website.Roza Rymbayeva - Zaman-ai   The Silent Steppe: The Story of a Kazakh Nomad Under Stalin  Apples Are From Kazakhstan  Dimash Kudaibergen   Otyrar Sazy Dombra, the InstrumentSemipalatinsk Test SitePlease let us hear from you. email us with any comments, critique, suggestions, we'd love to hear!Support the showThis podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library.Please support the Podcast by making a donation here!
Through a long tradition, an extraordinary community, amazing players, trials and tribulations, the Big Sur Softball League always gets back to home plate ready to toss a coin again! For this podcast not enough time as usual but a wonderful romp through some of what has been happening and, of course, a report on the 2022  season and it's cliffhanger final game!Thank you Commissioner Chris Counts!and thanks to:Big Sur State Parks.Players and their families.Ump's and their patience!Audience and their howls!Ira Comello, current commissioner.J.C. FogertyPhil RobinsonMike Scutari& wooden bats!Link to youtube video of the 2022 Final Game / courtesy Jovian LarmourSupport the showThis podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library.Please support the Podcast by making a donation here!
Kelly Sorenson & The California Condor! We see the beautiful Condor soaring over the Big Sur Coast every day! This is thanks to an ongoing effort for over 25 years by Kelly Sorenson and others. In this podcast episode we speak with Kelly who has been the Executive Director of the Condor re-introduction program since its inception. We talk about DDT, Peregrine Falcons, nesting near, and not so near, getting to know birds as individuals, lead poisoning, wildfires, and much more.BEST PLACE TO FIND OUT MORE, INCLUDING FOLLOWING CONDORS ON WEBCAM. GO HERE: https://www.ventanaws.org/who-we-are.htmlThanks again to Kelly Sorenson (btw. Kelly also plays a mean Bass guitar! 😊 )>>>>>>>>>>Support the showThis podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library.Please support the Podcast by making a donation here!
A wonderful conversation with Big Sur State Parks Superintendent Marcos Ortega. We speak of growing up in Big Sur, being the Superintendent of Parks, managing increased traffic on the coast, St. Francis Church, Apple Pie, CalTrans, 7/11 in Salinas, hippie parents, the Naval Facility,  crawdads in the Big Sur River...and so much more!A few other Big Sur folks in the podcast:Sula NicholsRichard MoleSteve BeckKenny ComelloPeggy HoranPlease email us with comments, suggestions and critique!  Thank you for listening!Support the showThis podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library.Please support the Podcast by making a donation here!
This episode is unusual. (best with headphones!) I have been traveling in Georgia for three weeks and I am now in a small town, Oni, close to the border between South Ossetia (many Georgians prefer calling it the Tskhinvali Region),  Russia and Georgia. Earlier during my visit I drove the road from Akhmeta in Kakheti to Omalo in Tusheti over the notorious Abano pass. This episode is a narration of that drive.Here is a video that illustrates pretty well how gnarly the road is.The music intro and outro is a song Shen Alazano (Tushetian Song) performed by Lela Nakeuri & Chveneburebi.  (a wonderful band that I hope will play in the Big Sur mountains one day). Please email any comments/suggestions.THANK YOU!Magnus TorenSupport the showThis podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library.Please support the Podcast by making a donation here!
EMAIL US with any comments, suggestions or ideas! Thanks!>>>>>>>>>>>>Edwin Huizinga; friend, violin player, music teacher, performer and impresario!We sit in Emil's Canyon talking about Bach, Vivaldi, childhood, Suzuki method, sounding good, sounding bad, having fun, learning and making music a way of life.The piece that Edwin plays in the intro and outro is from the 'Meditation' in Massenet's opera THAIS.Please share with friends.To see and hear more of Edwin go HERE!Support the showThis podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library.Please support the Podcast by making a donation here!
The 100th Birthday of Jack Kerouac calls us to invite Steve Edington, author of the forthcoming book THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JACK: Tracking Kerouac in My Life, and Jerry Cimino, creator and owner of the BEAT MUSEUM in San Francisco for a conversation!This year is also the 60th anniversary of the publication of Kerouac's Big Sur!We are previewing a couple of events coming up one at the Library on August 28 (reserve you spot here) and another in Lowell, Massachusetts October 6 - 10.Jerry Cimino and his wife Estelle are celbrating this centennial by getting out on the road this year with their "Beatmobile" after a 15 year hiatus. GO HERE TO FIND OUT!>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Please email us with any comments, suggestions, etc.Support the showThis podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library.Please support the Podcast by making a donation here!
Please email us with any comments, suggestions, etc.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>A conversation about writing, publishing, historical research and Barbara Quick's most recent novel What Disappears. (reserve your copy of the book for the event on July 3 at the Library).Barbara Quick Main Site Online Reserve your place at the Event on July 3 at the Henry Miller Library.Support the showThis podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library.Please support the Podcast by making a donation here!
Please e-mail comments, suggestions. >>>>>>>>>>>>Reserve a spot for our book signing event with Robin on August 14, 2022.Thank you Robin Carlson for joining the podcast. A book about fire ecology, fire behavior and its impact on our ecology is always welcome. The more we all consider how to best live in harmony and balance with fire the better!  Robin's book will help us do that.Reserve a spot for our book signing event with Robin on August 14, 2022.Thank you for listening.Robin Carlson on Heyday.Heyday Books!Support the showThis podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library.Please support the Podcast by making a donation here!
Welcome to a great conversation about the creative process, the Rosy Crucifixion, Istanbul, Archival research, Black Spring, the art of letter writing and much more!Michael Paduano, who has been at the Library doing a remarkable job for the past 12 weeks, is a PhD student living in Paris. We are very grateful to him for his efforts on our behalf. We speak of a lot of things and among them are:The Waters ReglitterizedLetters to EmilOrder and Chaos Chez Hans ReichelThe Berg CollectionThe Rosy CrucifixionHarry Ransom CollectionsRoger Jackson and William AshleyLawrence DurrellAgence Hoffman in ParisKeely Richter and Megan Clarketc. etc. ...marvelous!Please email magnus@henrymiller.org with comments, critique, suggestions etc...Support the showThis podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library.Please support the Podcast by making a donation here!
For more  about the BiGSuRCuS and how to engage them go here:https://www.bigsurcus.com/  Ticket release TBAStay tuned for July 30  &  August 27 ticket release for this summer's BiGSuRCuS!  >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Please e-mail us with suggestions, critique, appreciations, donations...Support the showThis podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library.Please support the Podcast by making a donation here!
“Even in the informal realm of a rehearsal space, Indrajit Banerjee resonates majesty.”…so begins a piece in the Austin Chronicle about the acclaimed sitarist who, along with Nikhil Pandya, will be performing at the Library for a special performance on May 22nd.This episode is a conversation with Banerjee and Clay Caroon, Sitar student. Please join us on May 22 for a very special evening.  Opening for Indrajit is Big Sur's own: John Villa! TICKETS HERE!Support the showThis podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library.Please support the Podcast by making a donation here!
From Suffolk in the U.K. via Hydra in Greece to Big Sur. This conversation touches on a few places, people and events in the remarkable life of Sula Nichols of Big Sur.Friends and neighbors mentioned during the conversation:George CholeyLouis NicholsKasparianGiles HealeyKate HealeyTim GreenEric StrombergerBob NashHelen Morgenrathand many others of course...Henry CowFred FrithOther good neighbors on the podcast include:Peter RosenPeggy HoranRichard MoleSupport the showThis podcast is a production of the Henry Miller Memorial Library.Please support the Podcast by making a donation here!
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