Hippie Sven HM Mug for sale!!!
A lot has been said about Hippie Sven, the default-spiritual guru of the Henry Miller Library (you'd think the guru would be, say, Henry Miller, but that'd be too obvious.) ... Read more
update regarding the (lack of) Sven video on youtube
The suits at YouTube blocked the video due to our usage of Pink Floyd jams! Crazy.
We need to re-edit - will be back in touch!
Sorry 'bout that!
Hippie Sven thanks Kickstarter Donors!
Recently the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur partnered with Kickstarter to raise money for our new stage. It was a smashing success!
A select group of donors got an... Read more
The new Sven video is being edited!
Attn folks who donated and "won" an on-screen shout-out from Hippie Sven.
Filming is complete. We are now in the editing stage. Sven is being a little diva-ish regarding things... Read more
Kickstarter thank you’s: Phase One – the shout-outs!
Ah yes. Now the real fun starts – the glorious afterglow of our Kickstarter fundraiser.
As per the deal, those who donated in our “first tier” get a shout out... Read more
So. The project was accepted. What's next?
Once again, thank you such much for your incredible generosity. As you can probably tell our project was approved, and we exceeded our goal beyond our wildest dreams!
Now is... Read more
Just 1 more “super-prize” left on Kickstarter! Tickets to sold-out shows…walk through walls…etc.
So our Kickstarter thing end is a mere 20 hours!
And when we were planning it out, we had to think of prizes.
We noticed that most, if not all,... Read more
April 21st. 11:44 am. Synchronize your watches. Mark your calendars!
That’s when the Kickstarter fundraiser ends.
Fun fact: we intentionally made it so the fund raiser ended on April 20th (4.20, get it?) We thought that was a very innovative... Read more
Henry Miller - not that hot. Our new American Apparel shirts? Way hot.
I never really found Henry Miller to be an attractive fellow.
I’m well-aware of his way with the ladies, but I simply attributed it to his winning personality. And being... Read more
They grow up so fast, don’t they? Mourning the new stage’s lost adolescence
They grow up so fast, don’t they? Too fast.
As we head down the home stretch of our new stage Kickstarter fundraiser (and don’t be shy; we’re still... Read more
← Older posts Our promise: the Henry Miller Library – and our new stage – will continue to “keep it real” for the Big Sur community
You know the story.
Bright-eyed, eager Midwest kid goes West, to the land of sun, opportunity, and emotionally-distant women. He finds success, but at a price. The houses become bigger,... Read more
What the New Stage Taught Us About Impermanence
We at the Henry Miller Library generally feel that we have all the answers. After all, a majority of the staff – 66.7% – have BAs in the Liberal Arts. ... Read more
Will the Henry Miller Library stage ever be really "done"? A metaphysical inquiry into the nature of art - featuring Lars Ulrich!!
OK, two things: One, thanks for everyone’s kind donations! At the time of writing, there’s still 12 days left for you to make a feel-good, reward-laden, tax deductible donation. Y’all... Read more
HML Kickstarter halfway point! Hippie Sven returns! Magnus loses his cool!
At the time of this writing, we have exceeded our goal of raising money to help pay for our new stage – a big THANK YOUto everyone from our... Read more
Limited-edition HML benefit posters for a mere $25 (tax-deductible) donation!
If the Henry Miller Library is synonymous with anything, it’s our rapacious obsession with data. Numbers. Charts. Flow charts. Analytics. Things that are trending.
Case in point: with 20 days... Read more
Tackling the big issues (e.g. the new stage’s astrological sign, romantic compatibility, etc.)
Hey there everybody. Good news: the sun is out and Big Sur is open for business! Except that the highway is still closed. Bummer.
On the bright side, stage construction... Read more
Planks, beams, boards, cross-beams, whatever: the Stage is taking shape!
So I guess when you build something you first lay down some sort of foundation, and then you build stuff upon it.
And that’s precisely what’s happening with the... Read more
Can the new Henry Miller Library stage handle it? Our “Parenting Philosophy” laid out…
We are one week into our 35-day fund-raising drive with Kickstarter, in which we’re soliciting your (tax-deductible) help in helping to cover the costs of our new stage.
My how... Read more
The foundation for the new Henry Miller Library stage has been, like, laid!
It’s been a few days since our last construction update. Perhaps you were worried we took the cash and bolted for Mexico. We didn’t. It never even crossed our mind(s).... Read more
More about the new stage from Magnus Toren, Executive Director of the Henry Miller Library!!
Many of you know Magnus Toren.
He goes by many names, including Magnus Toren, The Nice Swedish Guy at the Henry Miller Library, the Scandinavian Hammer, The Assassin, The Scandinavian... Read more
Sven the Hippie checks in on construction of the HML stage! Hilarity, pathos ensures…
Do any y’all have that one or two people in your life, where when they show up, you get that horrible sinking feeling in your stomach?
Where your first instinct... Read more
We hit our goal!! An open letter to the fans, friends, and families of the Henry Miller Library…
Dear fans, friends, and families of the Henry Miller Library:
Holy moly. We hit our goal of $6,250. After only three days!!
Good grief! Great Caesar’s Ghost! Good Golly Miss... Read more
Meet Tobin and Tood – the men(children) behind the new Henry Miller Library Stage!
A lot has been made (by us) about our “help us build a stage” thing with Kickstarter.
And rightfully so. It’s gonna be a mighty fine stage.But it then it... Read more
Henry Miller Library new stage construction update: things are, like, happening!
Oh man. You guys are amazing. After, like, 48 hours, we're knocking on the door of our Kickstarter goal. Thanks so much!!
Just wanted to say thanks. It's incredible -... Read more
Day 1 of stage construction: the redwood arrives from, like, Salinas!
So! Day 1 – kinda – of this lil’ fundraising thingie for our new stage. Thanks so much for all who’ve donated so far. We really appreciate it. (More information... Read more