Larry Nivens and Jerry Pournelle
- Dear Folks at Different Skies,
Mike Metlay broke the news to you, but he did not tell you why the authors wanted to
come...to hear Space Music. I am sure meeting Paolo is exciting for them, but the treat is
to live at Arcosanti for a few days and interact with our coolest gang of musicians.
Please leave the their publicity in the Different Skies community for right now, at least until
I am straight on what type of stay is most engaging for our famous visitors. When Francis
Ford Coppola came to Arcosanti, he just wanted to be part of the crowd and not have
movie ideas, screen plays, and other such ideas pitched his way...and he was noticeably
irritated when people ignored this reality. So, we are not promoting Space Music as an
event attended by Nivens and Pournelle right now...please let me clear that with them first.
But, you can tell all your friends, family, and associates. If the organic mechanism of six
degrees of separation works, then everyone will know right....word of mouth is fine, just
no blantant advertising as of yet.
Arcosanti looks great these days and will be even nicer when you return for your week-
long jam session. Thank you so much for choosing Arcosanti as your home for a week.