A little prayer for our friends over in Avalon, on the island of Catalina, may be in order. The smoke you can see in this telephoto shot from a highrise’s webcam in downtown Long Beach, in mid-afternoon, shows the start of a rapidly moving brush fire that now threatens the main city on the island.
We here in Long Beach are more or less the closest city to Avalon, we’re the port Catalina visitors sail in and out of, as a rule, and, though our Catalina cousins are often forgotten in the daily bustle of mainland life, when people on Catalina look across the channel, Overland (as the mainland is known in the highly insular Avalon community), Long Beach is where their attention is usually focused.
Slide Interlude 2, 2007-05-10
(improvised, 12-string slide guitar)
new track, uploaded 14:39 2007-05-11
(C)2007, TK Major