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Jay Farrar, Ben Gibbard, and a Bad Actress Pay Tribute to Kerouac's 'Big Sur'new

On the One Fast Move or I'm Gone soundtrack, Farrar and Gibbard trade off singing 12 songs with lyrics taken from Big Sur, including lines from the poem "Sea" that closes the novel. Farrar admits to being intimidated at first to use Kerouac as his lyricist, until he settled into a stream-of-consciousness songwriting style.
SF Weekly  |  Jennifer Maerz  |  10-22-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Kerouac's Big Sur Dreams -- and Nightmares -- are Memorialized in New DVD/CDnew

F-Stop/Atlantic Records is honoring the 40th anniversary of Jack Kerouac's death on Oct. 21, 1969 with the release of a 98-minute documentary and accompanying CD about Big Sur, both titled One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Stuart Thornton  |  10-15-2009  |  Books

Animal Collective: Live from Big Surnew

There wasn't a couple getting hitched, but Animal Collective's show in Big Sur felt more like a hippie wedding than a concert.
SF Weekly  |  Jennifer Maerz  |  06-05-2009  |  Concerts

A Look at the Ecological Impacts of the Big Sur Wildfiresnew

Big Sur enthusiasts may be horrified to see the wildfires turn postcard-quality forests into black moonscapes. But scientists remind us that fire is a critical ingredient in Big Sur's fire-adapted beauty, and the ecological challenges arise less from the flames than from human meddling. As long as the wildfires are burning, their precise ecological impacts will be shrouded in smoke -- but experts do have a sense of how the flames will affect non-human life in Big Sur.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Kera Abraham  |  07-11-2008  |  Disasters

Saving Birds from Burning in Big Surnew

As the wildfire in Big Sur carpeted more and more of the region's steep coastal mountains, the biologists of Ventana Wildlife Society's condor rehabilitation project realized the uncontrolled blaze could prove deadly for eight condors contained in a large aviary directly within the fire's predicted path.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Stuart Thornton  |  07-11-2008  |  Disasters

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