27 December 2012
Nitai Das, 1980-2011BURNcast just learned of the passing of Nitai Das from earlier this year -- almost a year ago on January 31st to be exact. Nitai was force behind Krishna Kitchen, a prasadam distribution network that distributed food at festivals. He was most famous for feeding a 1000 people a day at Burning Man.From their mission statement, Krishna's Kitchen "shares the ancient culture of
Yesterday morning Rhonda Bunkelman, a Los Angeles Burner, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones. She had been recovering from a stroke that she suffered from in early January 2012. Rhonda is survived by her husband Jim Bunkelman and friend Marcy Rosenthal. More information about services are forthcoming.
Quin, who was a regular contributor to BURNcast in our hey day, is selling his lower tier Burning Man tickets at face value.Here's the skinny from Quin:I need to sell these tickets to Burning Man due to an unfortunate turn of events. However I'd like to send them on with someone who really wants to go and is willing to tell us why. Is it your first time, are you bringing art, toiling in a cool camp,
05 May 2012
BURNcast is sad to report that earlier this evening Los Angeles burner John Pedone was killed in a fatal motorcycle accident. He was 40 years old.The video above begins with John and his journey to Black Rock City as he documents his camp the Mystical Misfits at Burning Man 2003. More of his work can be see on Blip.TV.Back in 2009 John participated in a video we made at Los Angeles Decom entitled
Early last Monday morning on the tail end of Easter weekend, burner Ricky Vegas stops through Los Angeles on his way back from Opulent Temple's White Party in San Francisco to talk about Burning Man 2012.
03 April 2012 | announcements
Follow my blog with BloglovinHeyo, everybody. It's DaBomb here and I've got a confession to make: I lied. (But I really, really didn't mean to! ) Cuz when I said I was firing up the old BURNcast for another season I really thought I was.You see, I rely on the community (drink!) to nudge me from the hibernation that occurs from the embers of last year's burn until the spring of the next
Based on Dr. Seuss's final book before his death, this is a story about life's ups and downs, told by the people of Burning Man 2011.Directed by:Teddy Saunders (www.tedshots.com)Parker Howell (www.parkerhowell.com)William Walsh (www.wbwalsh.com)Produced and Edited by Teddy SaundersDigital Effects and Color by Parker HowellOriginal Score By Darius HolbertSound Mix by Tyler PayneBrought to you by:www.facebook.com/tedshots
16 December 2011 | memorial
More sad news posted by Bobzilla earlier today:Long time burner, Captain Jim Peterson of Tuna Guys is lost at sea. On 12/12 his boat capsized. The 2 other deck hands were rescued and they will be OK. The search for Capt. Petersen has been suspended by the Coast Guard. Below is an interview as recorded of Jim by Cowboyangel at Tuna Camp in 2004.
16 December 2011 | memorial
This in from Bobzilla posted earlier today:More sad news. Mike Aquino aka Skid has passed away. Mike was the man behind K-SVERT 106.5 FM on the playa and well as a former Burning Man Regional Rep for the South Bay. He was a huge part of the Burning Man community and a big part of the Burning Man Radio family. He was a friend and will be very much missed. Please keep him, his family and his
07 October 2011 | community
Shrine On, a member of the Los Angeles burner community, was in a serious car accident earlier this week on Wednesday, October 5 while on his way to Joshua Tree. The details of the accident are still unclear but what we do know is that he is in the hospital and underwent surgery to repair a torn aorta which is the the main artery leading to the heart. Its a very serious operation that he made it through
Click to embiggenCheck out GeoEye‘s annual high resolution picture of Burning Man from the sky, taken on Thursday, September 1st, 2011. The image is remarkably sharp, but it's over 12MB in size so it'll take a few seconds for it to load. See if you can find your camp!The Google Earth team has turned into a KML image overlay.