28 November 2007 | Otto Schutt
A few weeks ago I had a meltdown on the show as I was attempting to share some scary news about Otto Schutt, a member of our beautiful community, who has recently been diagnosed with colon cancer and is also without health insurance.Otto's chemo treatments are going to be gianormous. If you can help, please donate here.
27 November 2007 | music
From Central Station:"Christopher Lawrence, the man behind the Pharmacy Music label, is back from playing the Burning Man festival in Nevada and clearly he’s had a good time.'"I would give up ten Winter Music Conferences for one Burning Man. If you miss out on going to Burning Man, you will miss out on one of life's greatest experiences. Hopefully I'll see you there in 2008"
27 November 2007 | show notes
Please click here to listen to this episode of BURNcast as hosted at Archive.org.Today we talk to ModMan about the Dream Machine. Recorded in Black Rock City on September 2, 2007.CreditsPhotos by Chai GuyMusic by Hands Upon Black EarthExperience an on-line dream machine here.Here's a video of ModMan's Dream Machine:
23 November 2007
Posted today in the Reno Gazette-Journal:Burning Man organizers and volunteers are setting a wonderful example with their gift of solar panels to Lovelock's Pershing General Hospital and to Gerlach schools. The group is acting on justifiable concern for the environment. They're also working smart by creating this partnership with the hospital and the general community to encourage the manufacture and
21 November 2007
Afrika Burns is a creative arts and freedom of expression festival that aims to build temporary community through collaborative arts projects, in a completely non-commercial environment.This is a place to collaborate, cooperate, and add to the public environment. To build community. We want you to make a conscious decision to inject artistic sensibility into every daily activity: to invent the world
20 November 2007 | show notes
In this episode, divaD goes to L.A. and NYC decom to talk to several people about Burning Man relationships and what makes them work.
17 November 2007 | community
Nitai Das, one of the lead organizers of Krisha Camp, is featured in the current episode of BURNcast when I met up with him at NYC Decom. He just pinged me to thank me for the podcast and also took a moment to share with me a video from this year's Burning Man:
17 November 2007
D. Parvaz from the Seattle Post Intelligencer, whose previous blog pissed a few people off, asks the question: "Is it art, a prank or a hate crime?"A snippet:I recently riled up some people when I blogged about what Paul Addis' motives might've been when he showed up at San Francisco's Grace Cathedral on Oct. 28, strapped with fireworks. Some took what I said to be a defense of church burning (it
14 November 2007 | commentary
The latest article about Paul Addis by Joe Eskenazi just posted in the SF Weekly.Click here to read.
14 November 2007 | global community
From the Torontoist:This Friday, November 16, Newmindspace will be hosting our very first lightsaber battle! This summer at Burning Man, we witnessed a 10,000-person lightsaber battle put on by a camp called Watto's Junkyard, easily the largest lightsaber battle since the Jedi Civil War. However, with our limited resources, we realized that without a large donation from a rich weirdo (which are plentiful
13 November 2007 | show notes
In today’s episode BURNcast visits New York City's Decompression where we experience a creepy hug from a creepy guy. Then we gaze into John Walter’s “True Mirror”. Finally, we talk to Nitai Das from Krishna Camp about the Hare Krishna’s presence at Burning Man.
12 November 2007 | event
Hi everyone,For those of you asking when "Burner: Tales from the Playa" will be done again, I have the answer for you:Thursdays, December 6, 2007 and January 10, 2008.Apparently, so many of you called and emailed "The Bank Heist" that they begged me to do the show again just so that you would stop bugging them. Way to go, kids!Actually, Jason the owner of the club, really enjoyed the show as did the
Just thought that I would give you all a post-game report on "Burner: Tales from the Playa", which I performed on Thursday.I'm very happy and grateful to all of you who came out to see "Burner" at Heist. I hope you enjoyed the show and our little get together afterward as well.In case you are wondering, I think that the show went very well, considering that it was the first time ever presented. I wish
09 November 2007
SeacompressionBurning Man without the dust and heatBy Gavin BorchertNovember 7, 2007One of the big takeaways of the Burning Man experience is that life doesn’t only have to be cool and fun and creative and art-filled in one spot in the desert one week a year. Burners across the country organize other events, smaller in scope but similar in spirit, year-round. The burners of Seattle, reputed to have
08 November 2007 | community
Is Tribe down again? Need to connect with other burners? Donut freakout!There's a burgeoning social network called Ning that's got its own little group called Tribe Refugees headed up by Ms. Dynomite. It has hope for me, whereas Tribe...well it's just on the way out IMHO and other bulletin boards dedicated to Burning Man are just, well, too cliquey.At Ning, burners are asked to follow forum etiquette
Photo by imbrettjacksonHere's a Flickr slide-show from NYC Decom recently posted by Runnannchew. And here's a bunch more!
07 November 2007 | decompression
An article in the NY Daily News about last weekend's decom at the Queens Museum in New York.
Chai Guy is back producing and hosting his own show. In this episode we catch up with Daniel Brezenoff, a former Green Party candidate for Congress and Burner at L.A. Decom. Then we go back to the playa where we talk with a group of friends about friendship within the confines of Black Rock City.
OK, that title may be kinda lame. It should've been "No sleep 'til Queens" cuz like NY Decom is at the Queens Museum of Art this weekend.But it kinda worked (I think), right?No?Well, whatever! I'm just a valley girl and like, I'm just posting this to say that I'm going to New York Decom and like my plane leaves today. Be back Monday. And as divaD put it: "No sleep for the weak!" Oh, and no blogging
01 November 2007 | commentary
Guessing from her blog post, Drunken Housewife will not be voting for John "Chicken John" Rinaldi in the SF mayoral race. She's disappointed in Chicken John's bid and asks: "Where is the art?....So far, I don't see the art in any of this, and I don't see any interesting political commentary, either."Read Drunken Housewife's blog here.
OK, like you know how rumours abound on the playa with the lack of real news outlets and information resources? Right?So, last year on the playa I got word from a burner that claims to be "in the know" (like aren't we all, right?) that the French have their sites on Burning Man in '08. When pressed, this source refused to elaborate further, which leaves me to wonder WTF?And I go back to thinking