30 June 2009 | show notes
In today’s episode we meet up with Shrine to discuss his project the "Tasseograph Trash Tea House". Then Lucy Hosking plays her incendiary art car called “Satan’s Calliope”. Recorded 31 August 2007 in Black Rock City. Music by Williamson available at Magnatune.com. Photos by Tristan Savieter available at Playa-Dust.com.Subscribe in iTunes
Olivier Bonin is the director of "Dust & Illusions: A History of Burning Man" with Jerry James, Larry Harvey and John Law and narrated by Tom Kennedy. The film explores 30 years of history of Burning Man all the way back to the late 70s into the origins of the event (with never seen footage of the Suicide Club), the Cacophony Society, and the early burns on San Francisco Baker Beach. Organize a
28 June 2009
Last week during a visit to the Bay Area I stopped in to visit with Hollis Hawthorne in the hospital. While she's doing a lot better than the first time I saw her she still needs to come out of her coma.Hollis' mother Diane is with her 24-7, sleeping in a bed next her and providing constant care above and beyond what the medical staff at the hospital can offer. It's beautiful to see Diane's love
28 June 2009
YouTube - Bat Country PendantsEmbracingHaight is a vlogger who's new to Burning Man this year. Check out some of the pendants he's making as gifts.
27 June 2009
Longtime listeners will fondly remember our first season when BURNcast was sponsored by Playazon. They're still around and boy do we love them! Be sure to tell'em DaBomb sent you to receive an additional 10% off every purchase! Use promo code: "BURNcastTV" at checkout.But for those of you that prefer to do your last minute shopping on the go, get your ass down to the Mid Town District in Reno where
27 June 2009
Hippie Steve turned us on to the Burning Wiki which looks to be a now defunct project but still chockerblock with some really good information for first timers. While this wiki was last updated in 2007 it's worth checking out.
From the filmmaker Jason Siadek who writes: "I didn't bring a camera the first time I went to Burning Man and by mid-week I was soul deep in eye boggling experiences. I couldn't have stopped to take a picture when I was first exploring, but on my next trip in '00 I definitely wanted to bring a camera. I shot this short in my p.o.v. and left in the downtimes and the ambient sound to give my friends
25 June 2009 | event
Hey Everyone!This week, we've got tickets to Plump for our LA Burners. It's another Twitter-based contest so here's information on how to enter. We will announce the winner tomorrow!xodivaDIf you have an event, you'd like to plug through BURNcast, fill out the form here.
24 June 2009 | event
Last week BURNcast.TV launched a new contest to giveaway free tickets to Disorient's "GlamTech" in New York City. This week we're giving away two free tickets to Plump in Los Angeles, put on by Project Alma. To enter all you have to do is follow @burncast and @divadanielle on Twitter and then twitter (just cut and paste) the following phrase : "You could win 2 tix to Plump's 3 Year Anniversary in Los
24 June 2009
A word from PleasureSean:Yup - I'm going, not quite out of dodge yet and it's still way more fun than a Labor Day BBQ in the city in my book. But hey I understand it doesn't work for everyone's circumstances or mindset these days - I'll take pictures for ya in that case - deal?PleasureSean's First Timer's Guide To The Playa is pretty similar to last year's edition - only this one has some funny pics
23 June 2009 | show notes
This episode of BURNcast features conversations with virgins and veterans. The first recording is a conversation with a virgin and a veteran and the second one is a couple of veterans at Burning Man 2007. The third recording is a conversation with a veteran recorded in June, 2008, in Los Angeles. Music by Astronaughty.Subscribe in iTunes
At SciFi Night at Ranger Bacchus' house I asked some friends for advice. Here's what they said.Got advice? Leave a message at 775-363-5861 and share it with us.
From the filmmaker Jason Siadek who writes.We put the lunar rover and tranquility base on the playa for the 2003 Burn: "Beyond Belief". Built by the Space Monkeys, conceived and edited by Gigapede.If anyone in the Los Angeles area has a space where we can park a car, tear to pieces, then weld and paint and otherwise mutate an art car, let email@example.com know! We're going to make another art car
18 June 2009
Video by Scott Beale / Laughing SquidPaul Addis, the man convicted of Felony Arson Destruction of Property for igniting the Burning Man effigy before its scheduled conflagration in 2007, was granted parole in a unanimous vote from the Nevada State Parole Board. Almost a year ago on Friday, June 27, 2008, Addis was sentenced to serve as many as four years in prison and ordered to pay restitution by
18 June 2009 | event
For our ticket giveaway this week to "Disorient pres Glamtech" we're going to run this contest is a bit different than how we've been doing it in the past. All you have to do to enter is follow @divadanielle and @burncast on Twitter and tweet the following phrase:"I
18 June 2009
In this video Loni Kao Stark of StarkSilverCreek.com heads on down to the SubZERO arts festival in San Jose where she encounters and interacts with the ChakraTron, a fortune-telling interactive kinetic light sculpture art piece created by burner artist Scott "Gaspo" Gasparian. When you get to 2:30 mark Gaspo gives a more detailed commentary about the creation of this piece and shares his feelings on
17 June 2009
Click on image for more info.I totally stole this from Chicken John full stop. He said it was OK. Really. Here it is, cut and pasted, in its full glory: Journey to the End of the Night – ØAK(a pursuit across the city in 6 parts)On the night of Saturday, June 20th meet at 7pm in the amphitheater at Mosswood Park (Broadway at MacArthur, near MacArthur BART) Wear comfortable shoes, bring water. The
Brochure from Peter Hinson on Vimeo.Artist Jim Denevan makes freehand drawings on the beach, desert, and iceburgs. The total circumference of this piece is more than 9 miles and was created this past spring in the Black Rock Desert. You can check out the GPS coordinates below.According to the Peter Hinson, the Director of Photography for this piece, the bus featured in this video is Elvis' tour bus!I
16 June 2009 | show notes
In this episode we circle up for a complete breakfast with delicious hobo pie and sweet playa stories at Tumbleweed's Chuck Wagon. Featured here are conversations with Tumbleweed, Erin, and Tiptoe. There also several voice messages for Hollis Hawthorne. Music by Pleasure Sean and Daniel Berkman.Recorded 31 August 2007 in Black Rock City.Subscribe in iTunes
The PhotoBoof! is a photobooth built by Wrybread onto the back of an Cushman parking patrol auto rickshaw. In this video the Boof's spokesperson Justin Credible has a chat with BURNcast. Recorded 12 April 2009 in San Francisco, CA.
14 June 2009
Three years ago BURNcast interviewed filmmaker Loki at his home in Venice, California, to talk about his art car called "The Cloud 9". It was our eighth podcast episode and can be heard by clicking here.Flash forward to this past weekend where Loki announces plans for his newest endeavor he calls the "Giant Cock". A mutant vehicle inspired by the outlandish and satirical, and hoping to answer the
13 June 2009
"Your 15 Seconds of Whatever" is a video diary from Burning Man 2007 produced by Fresh who wanted to participate in the creation of art on the playa. He writes: "My blank canvas was the Man. My paints and brushes were the citizens of Black Rock City. What did I ask them to do? Give me 15 seconds of whatever!"There are over 200 videos featured in this project with Fresh bringing up the caboose at the
From Hedy the videographer:"This is "my" burning man...it's all about the art, and the performance, and the beautiful souls who make up our community (drink!) not the "party" element that so many people equate with BM. I am so in awe of the creativity and energy that people put into their projects, be it a Uchronia or a fabulous costume, just or the sheer love of it. And their desire to freely share
11 June 2009 | event
Lots of stuff happening EVERYWHERE! Remember, if you have an event you would like us to plug, fill out the form below!Also, anyone going to Burning Man, start sending us your On-Playa events. I am planning on doing a special divaRecommends On the Playa Events VLOG before we head out!xo divaDIf you have an event, you'd like to plug through BURNcast, fill out the form here.
10 June 2009
Philadelphia dance company, ArcheDREAM for Humankind teamed up with Bay Area composer Eric "EO" Oberthaler for this performance at Philadelphia Experiment's stage at Burning Man '08 inspired by this year's theme, The American Dream. I had to put other music to it (Keb Mo) due to the audio on my camera not sounding so good, but EO's music was awesome. See this show when it comes to your town! -- Psilly
In this episode BURNcast TV meets up with Aaron "Slim" Muszalski at the Piss Clear Book Release party in San Francisco. Slim, who has been burning since 1995, was a frequent contributor to Black Rock City's alternative publication. He now currently participates within the community as a builder on the Man Crew. Recorded 28 May 2009.Formats available: MPEG-4 Video (.m4v)Tags: burningman, burncast, blackrockcity,
08 June 2009
In 1994 Weird TV blasted into 45% of all American homes. No one had ever seen anything like it and FWIW they were banned in Philadelphia. There were 12 one hour episodes made in all and this one featured some of the first Burning Man video ever to emerge from the acclaimed desert event.
05 June 2009 | event
Hello Everyone!Sorry the events blog is up a day late! My internet went out. I forgot my computer at home yesterday so I couldn't upload the video from work...blah blah blah...But, it's up now! Woohoo! It was recorded on Thursday though so I do mention some things happening last night. Don't get confused. he he he. We've got a ticket give away for BOOTIE LA!! Come see Diva's debut as one of the R.A.I.D.
04 June 2009
As submitted to BURNcast on Facebook:Hi, I'm Deadly Dave.This will be my fourth burn (2006 was my first). Last year was the first year I tried building something for the playa. I made an 80-channel LED rope light sequencer for a flying saucer surrey - you can see in this video.I'm not actually sure what I'm going to do this year. I'm bringing the surrey back but the saucer was a huge PITA to transport.
03 June 2009
These photos were all in an album Liz had compiled and labeled by year, so for once I'm certain about the dates. (The 95 photos are in there as well.) This was the first year Alan & Bill and I really managed to convince our friends in the City to come to the event en masse. It was the first year we really had a largish group, as opposed to one car and a few tents. Fandango's first community "theme
03 June 2009
"Zone Trip #4, Bad day at Black Rock” & Beyond. 1990 to 1995 from Kevin Evan's Flickr Album. He writes:History on Laughing Squid.An evolving photo archive I’ve started of the first year and the following 4 years of Burning Man in the Black rock desert. A time when the event was both serene and surreal.Special thanks to Sebastian Hyde for contributing some of his photos to this collection.“It’s
03 June 2009
FRIDAYJUNE 5THEORYLABS@THE BREWERY624 Moulton Ave., Los AngelesFREE ENTRY!Party starts at 7 PM. Park behindTheoryLabs on 20th Street.Buy the book for $20 and get it signed by the authors!http://www.pissclear.org/party* Music by ADRIAN & the MYSTERIOUS D from BOOTIE BRC - http://www.aplusd.net / http://www.bootieusa.com/brc* Birthday party for BUCK from THE MUTAYTOR! - http://www.mutaytor.com* Book
In this episode BURNcast's newest contributor Ricky Vegas attends the Piss Clear Book Release party in San Francisco to talk with the publication's long time columnist Malderor. Here Malderor offers an insightful perspective as a veteran burner although at times the audio quality in this recording makes it difficult to hear what he is saying. We hope you will bear with this technical challenge! Recorded