31 December 2008

New From MadMatt



So MadMatt told me before Burning Man this year that he wanted to video postcards from the playa for BURNcast. I thought it would be awesome. But as things turned out it just couldn't come together for a myriad of reasons. And you know, Burning Man is like that. But then MadMatt said he wanted to do an L.A. Decom edition of BURNcast and now at long last it's here!

So I guess it's official: Mad Matt is a BURNcast correspondent! Woo hoo!

Now...if you watch this video he actually caught me on tape as I was working on my own video project for BURNcast. And in seeing this piece it puts a fire under my ass to edit that sucker and get it up. Maybe a New Year's resolution for me!

Thanks, MadMatt, for this video!

Love & Rockets,
DaBomb




30 December 2008

Attention L.A. Burners: The After NYE After Partay!

Please join the girls of Shade for another splendid day in the park. Shade presents: RENEW, a day party.

From sunrise to sunset on NY Day, we'll be having a pancake breakfast with bacon and eggs courtesy of us because we're awesome, tasty beats, and lots of sunshine for you day trippers!

DJ Lineup:
  • Porter Tinsley
  • DivaDanielle
  • Todd Spero
  • Saynt
  • Guardian
  • DJ eEvil
  • Paynie-inspired Wilson Phillips Pancake Breakfast with fresh fruit available courtesy of the Orangekids!
  • House (with Live Sax!), Tech House & Electro all day.
  • MORE TBA
All day. Free. Pack a lunch and come RENEW. Bring blankets, bring sunscreen, coolers and pack a lunch.

Lot 1, Woodley Park - 8 a.m. (NOTE THE TIME CHANGE!) to SUNSET.
LINK: laparks.org/dos/reservations/woodley.htm




17 December 2008

MadMatt at LA Decom



This is one of two videos that my friend MadMatt produced for BURNcast from L.A. Decom. Stay tuned for the next one and more info on BURNcast's newest contributor!



25 November 2008

A Sad Day in Black Rock - Harley Dubois Resigns




It's a sad, sad day in Black Rock City, as it would appear that Harley Dubois, LLC Board Member and Director of Community Services and Playa Safety has resigned. I say "appear" because we have yet to see anything resembling a press release, blog post or any other "official" mention from the folks over at Burning Man H.Q., but hey we read it on Tribe, so it must be true.

Harley, we will miss you!

Dear Burning Man Staff,

It is with great consideration and a bit of sadness that I am writing you now to say I am resigning from the Black Rock City LLC and my duties with Burning Man. I have had the privilege of creating much of the infrastructure and process you work with. I hope that I have had a positive effect on the culture of Burning Man that we all share and spread. My favorite part of everything I have been involved with has been working with all of you. If anyone ever wonders what Burning Man really is I can say I know. It is you, the people that make it happen.Thank you for sharing this time with me. It has been an honor. I have been with the organization for 17 years. It has been my lifework thus far. When I started it was everything for me. Though I had another full time job and “did Burning Man” as a volunteer effort, it quickly eclipsed everything else I did and was. I spent may years immersed in my work. Somehow along the way, though it seemed that there was not the time or space, I managed to create a wonderful family. As my daughter grows I can see there is a world beyond the one I have so happily been living in. I am leaving the organization to spend more time with my daughter and explore what else I have to offer. I will be leaving at the end of January. I look forward to seeing how quickly my footsteps are filled and how the new opportunities that my departure creates will be addressed. This is prime time for organizational change and growth. I am excited to see how this talented group will prosper.

With fond regards,

Harley K. Dubois

09 November 2008

Randy Polumbo Creates The Garden and The Grotto of Manifest Destiny

Randy Polumbo Creates The Garden and The Grotto of Manifest Destiny By Maddy Lederman
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26 October 2008

Fluffer - A Mister Jellyfish Art Proposal for Burning Man 2009

Greetings, my Burny friend. Since returning from Burning Man I hope you are enjoying some well-deserved rest. Please know that at this important, decompressing time I will not ask you to show up for a work day, lift a tool, or move anything heavy with the exception of… your mind. As for mine, it’s still excreting ideas and concepts that are either my process of letting go of The Burn or art that just might end up on the playa in 2009. I have learned from you and from our mutual friends to test these ideas and see if they resonate with people I respect before committing too much time to them.

So I’d like to tug on your big furry playa coat about an art installation idea that came to me recently. If you kindly would, please set aside about six minutes and watch the following video. Headphone listening is a must, as is selecting the “full screen” option icon at the bottom right of the video. Please do not watch this video if you have a history of epilepsy or an aversion to hypnosis of any kind. If it has an effect on you that you think is interesting, please take the time to read the text below that explains the project, and ping me back with your observations and comments. Although the concept is still in its infant stage, I’d really appreciate your take on this. OK, here’s the link to the video:



…and here’s the explanation of the concept:


2009 Burning Man Grant Proposal
Initial Demo Draft

Fluffer

by Damian Janssen

aka Mister Jellyfish

Copyright © 2008. All rights reserved.



Overview:

Remember when you were a child, being handed your pajamas right out of the dryer? That warm, soft, enveloping feeling combined with the comforting fragrance of fabric softener? Imagine that same feeling magnified ten-fold through hypnotic trance and the fact that you are enjoying it on a cold evening on the open playa. This simple yet powerfully pleasant experience is “Fluffer”.

In the midst of your adventures in Black Rock City, you come upon a giant furry puppy head with luminescent, color-changing fur that is hard to resist petting. An attendant invites you to interact by producing an article of clothing and you hand them your fuzzy playa coat. Just before you start to shiver from the cold, they wrap you in the warmth of a long, comfy puppy ear, ask you a few questions, then fit you with a pair of headphones. You find yourself coddled in comfort, and facing one of Fluffer’s hypnotic spiral eyes that slowly begins to spin.

A seductive female voice identifies herself as “Fluffer” as she begins to speak directly to you through the headphones. She relaxes you and entices you to look deeper into the spiral. It almost feels as if her enchanting voice is caressing your brain from the inside as you fall into sweet, hypnotic surrender.

For six minutes, you enjoy a customized experience, based upon your answers to the previous questions. It allows you to turn off the mind-boggling and often exhausting stimuli around you. Deeper into Fluffer you go as you lean back into the soft puppy-ear hammock and snuggle down into a deep and safe place. Fluffer soothes and comforts you as she opens your mind and senses for the final part of the experience.

When finally you disengage from the spiral eye and puppy ear, the attendant approaches you with something familiar… your fuzzy playa coat, but something is different. As they fold your coat around you, you feel an enveloping new warmth surrounding you, combined with the familiar, comforting fragrance of fabric softener and you just want to melt. The degree to which you enjoy this special moment has a lot to do with your voluntary acceptance of the previous hypnotic suggestions.

Finally, the attendant places a lanyard around your neck, attached to which is the gift of YOUR OWN LINT wrapped like a flower in the dryer fabric softener sheet used. You are further given the opportunity to participate by helping the next person in line as one of the best parts of bliss is sharing it with others.



Technical

To accommodate two participants at a time, the Fluffer pup employs two commercial clothes dryers for eyes with hypnotic spirals imbedded on the drums. The warm air exhaust of these is piped directly beneath the participants feet (for toasty toes). The questions the attendant asks of the participant prior to the experience are entered into the computer that selects from multiple audio programs that are pieced together as one continuous thread over the six minute playing time in the participant’s headphones. The questions may include: “Do you own a dog?; Is it a boy or girl?; Do you wear pajamas?; How do you want to feel?”. An alternate audio program played through overhead speakers explains to observers and those in line what is happening and discourages them from touching or talking to the participant until they retrieve their coat at the end of the experience-- at which point it’s “hugs all around”. New LED and fiber optic technologies facilitate the slow color change of Fluffer’s fur, serving as an attractant to playa travelers far and wide.

Theme Relevance- Evolution: The Tangled Bank

No species on the planet has had more forced breeding than the dog. For millennia, humans have imposed natural selection based upon the dog’s ability to pull a sled or assist in hunting or protection. More recently in history, canine breading has been more influenced by human pleasure factors that include temperament, attractive coats, and “cuteness”. Although documented breeding is common, even the lowly mutt is a result of centuries of human influence on a rather “unnatural selection”. When a species reaches such a refined level of imposed evolution, a level of “forced feedback” becomes apparent.

Since pets are not permitted at Burning Man, many participants miss their dogs. Some even find themselves using their “dog voice”, a manner of speaking they usually reserve for their “best friend” companion as they long for its company. Many owners over time start to behave and look like their dog. The bond between human and canine is so strong that we even follow them around to pick up their poop! Do they now train us? Is there a correlation between the master/pet relationship and dominant/submissive practices in human courtship? What influence over human breading do dogs now possess? You’re not going to get to second base with your new lover unless you at least pretend to like their dog.

The Fluffer experience cuts to a core relationship between human and canine. It examines the subtle imprinting dogs perform on their master’s minds through expressions of affection combined with repetitive suggestion. This does not digress to an endorsement of bestiality, rather, a sensuous human experience enhanced by surrender through hypnotic suggestion.



End


With gratitude,
-Mister Jellyfish

30 September 2008

BURNcast.TV #37 - Adrian Roberts from Piss Clear



Adrian Roberts, the former editor of Black Rock City's alternative magazine "Piss Clear" has a chat with BURNcast and pimps his new book. More info at http://burncast.tv
Formats available: MPEG-4 Video (.m4v)

29 September 2008

Peter Hudson's Tantalus is Coming to L.A. Decom


My friend Peter Hudson has made some of the MOST amazing stroboscopic zoetrope art installations the playa has ever seen including the "Playa Swimmers", "Sisyphish", "Deeper" and "Possession".

His latest creation entitled "Tantalus" is coming to L.A. Decom and it requires some assistance.

"I don't want see another death by zoetrope," once said our friend Otto, the project manager and fundraising director behind Peter's last tour de force: the fanfuckingtastic monkey-themed installation that wowed the crowds at last year's Burn called "Homouroboros".

Well BURNcast totally agrees. Moreover we revoke the call for "safety third" and instead put a shout out for more safety monitors! It means this installation needs volunteers to help put it together on Friday. If you can help, send an email to volunteers@la-burningman.org

Until then, you may be interested in listening to an interview BURNcast did with Peter last year which is also available for download for free in iTunes:

BURNcast #40 - Mischief. Mayhem. Monkeys.
Published on May 08, 2007






SoCal Decompression Update!

This is your Communications Officer calling all Burners awaiting the upcoming Mission To Mars Decom! The Mission To Mars (aka So-Cal Decompression) is T-19 days to launch.If you have not purchased your ticket to give you access to the launch site at the top-secret Telemagica Grounds in Jacumba, CA,you must do so before T-13 days (Oct 4th) when launch pass ticketswill be $80 each! If you don't want to pay $80 per ticket, please getyour launch pass now!You may purchase your ticket at: http://www.socalde.com/

Mission Control crew is feverishly working right now to ready the launch site for all of you. Please remember gates open at 12 Noon on Friday October 17th and close at 5 PM on Sunday October 19th, no exceptions. We will post the Survival Guide for the mission very soon on the website.

We wanted to share our most precious gift of creativity with the inhabitants of Mars. A call went out for artists ready to bring on the art, and they did it! Your Mission Control Crew are excited to announce the just released list of amazing recipients of the San Diego Burning Man Community Art Decom Art Grants for SoCal Decom 2008:
1. Don't Look: By Paul Douglas
2. Flyin" Saucer: By Hatfield
3. The ART Art project: By Vitaly
4. The Golden Case: By Spike
5. A Drop-in Life Drawing/Painting Studio: Whim
6. The Living Room: By Taz and Cooper
7. Cabbage Patch Kids Air Cannon and Shooting Gallery: Maguyver
8. The Art Creation Station: Kiwi & Bet~C
9. The "Exquisite Corpse" Lifesize flipbook: Catspiracy
10. Xxtreme Greatness Corporation (XGC): Matthew Lust

See you on Mars!
Vixxen
Communications Officer
So-Cal Decompression
http://www.socalde.com/





28 September 2008

You know you wanna hit it!

Camp PiƱata at the 6th Annual Los Angeles Decompression Party

Drop by and say, "Hola!" Stay a minute for some shade, ice cold aguas frescas (fresh Mexican fruit drinks,) and antojitos (little snacks.) Remember to bring your own cup!




Los Angeles Decom 10/4/2008


Welcome to the 6th annual LA Decompression Festival at its new location the Los Angeles State Historical Park at 1245 N. Spring St, 90012 -- In between Spring and Broadway in China Town right below the China Town Metro Rail terminal (so ride the metro)

We will be celebrating the art and music of Burning Man from Noon till midnight with 7 stages and over 45 theme camps and art installations.

$10 in costume or with a Metro Rail pass/ $20 in street wear
Children under 12 are free

Limited Secured parking will be available on site for $10 so please CARPOOL. The lot entrace it at the North end of the park off of Baker St. Or the best is to ride the Metro (please check schedule for times) and enter the South end of the park.

Alcohol is not allowed in the park except for the TWO designed bar areas, so please leave your flask at home.

We would like to thank the California State Parks for allowing us to play in their park.

LA Decom Team




24 September 2008

Michael Franti's New Track "The Future"









Give Thanks - An Update by RandomLeeKind



From RandomLeeKind:
I Give Thanks for you and all that you add to the world. October 13th, 2007 my friend/brother Otto Schutt was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon cancer, he had just turned 40.

Otto became an inspiration for so many cancer survivors. He had a diet of raw foods, walked a few miles every day and even walked to and from most chemo treatments (about 6 miles). We had an epic snowboarding trip in February where we took the now famous “Fuck Cancer” photo.

In March Otto had finished his 4th round of chemo. We surprised him with a gathering of friends and supporters at the Golden Gate Bridge in what turned out to be a 8 mile hike, not for the faint of heart. We all wore banners with Love, Hope and Gratitude and walked with Otto’s favorite slogan, Give Thanks. Otto was the first person across both directions and it was very difficult for people to believe he still had cancer. Give Thanks.

Otto looked forward to getting back to his charity work once the cancer chapter was finished. Be it sending 75 inner-city girls to Summer Camp every year, working with Kiva to help seed businesses in the 3rd world or helping organize the Power to the Peaceful Music Festival with nearly 60,000 participants, Otto is a force of nature that has touched many lives in such a positive way. Give Thanks.

In April we had a bit of a setback when the cancer savagely attacked Otto’s liver. From his hospital bed he found the Love Hope Strength organization and he asked me to make contact so that we would have a trip to look forward to doing together after he kicked some cancer butt!

As Otto said, Cancer doesn’t play fair. As things started to get increasingly worse I told Otto we would do Peru even if I have to carry him. We had traveled to many points on the globe and I wanted this to be his victory lap and a chance to celebrate the enduring spirit of this great man. Unfortunately, on May 27th Otto lost his battle with cancer and left a huge hole in many hearts.

I am keeping my promise to carry him to Machu Picchu. It seems only fitting as this trip will also support a foundation so closely in tune with Otto’s passion. My goal is to raise $7,500. That may not seem like a lot in American standards but it is amazing what your donation will do in a country like Peru. Give Thanks! Your tax deductible donation will go to purchasing equipment for screening and treating cancer patients in Peru.

Please donate what you can and continue to live in a spirit of gratitude. Again, I Give Thanks for you and your support.
Love,
RandomLeeKind




22 September 2008

Marge's Memorial

Road to Black Rock City

burning man 2008 - view from the tower of babylon

People Taking A Stand for Peace - Burning Man 2008

I see Atom and Athena standing for peace!

Scenes from 2008 Burning Man

Entheon Village at Burning Man 2008

Burning Man 2008

Zsu Zsu Photo Montage

21 September 2008

COPS!

"COPS is filmed on location with the men and women of law enforcement. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law."

Bad Boys - Bad Boys - Watcha Gonna Do?

Go to the Link for more photos and the rest of the story.

18 September 2008

Lady Bee Resigns!

Posted Today by Lady Bee on Tribe.net

Yes, it's true.

I have resigned from my position as art Curator. I've had my job for ten years, and it's time for me to pass it on. I've been recruited by www.newzonia.com, a new online community based on creative collaboration and global philanthropy, to be their Global Arts Curator. The site will establish the "philanthropic economy" and will connect creative people globally in a collaborative 3D environment. BRAF can benefit from this as well as our other non-profits, and I hope to do a lot of good in the world in my new position. And I hope many of you will get involved. There will be more information on the site soon.

I'll miss all of you, and please know that you've all made my life very interesting over the last decade! I hope to bring all the skills I've acquired here to my new work, which can benefit all of us. I'm going to continue to work at the office until mid-October, so that I can finish my post-event work. My last day in the office will be October 17. While I'll be leaving the office, I'm not leaving the community, and I won't be far away - just over at Fourth and Townsend. I look forward to continuing to be involved with the art of Burning Man, and the organization, in some way.

I"m very excited about my new job and I hope you'll all go to the site and sign up for your passports!

Burning Man 2008 - The Amer-I-Can Dream

Couch Surfers in Action - Burning Man 2008

Burning Man 2008 - No Place Like Home

17 September 2008

Lori and Eddie Wed at Burning Man 2008 at Temple

PBR They are sexy (and they will kill you)

BURNING MAN 2008 The Deep End Sunset

1:11 Sapphire Portal Galactivation Sound Healing B'Man 2008

Burning Man 2008 - MagaCharles

Burning Man 2008 American Dream

Burning Man 2008


Burning Man 2008 from Mike Fischer on Vimeo.

Bigfoot at BRC 2008



Apparently, these guys don't watch BURNcast.tv!

Living in America

15 September 2008

6893 - The Last Camp


6893 - The Last Camp
Originally uploaded by DangerRanger
Interesting story behind this photo on Danger Ranger's photostream.

Miss black rock city

Not even on drugs

Bomb the Man

The Deep End - Walk Through.

Burning Man 2008

Burning Rebellion

Colbert Report: Burning Man Festival Confusion

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Burning Man Festival Confusion
www.colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full Episodes2010 ElectionMarch to Keep Fear Alive


Stephen confuses footage of the Burning Man festival with the Democratic National Convention. (01:49)

Playlist: Burning Man 08

Critical Tits Bike Parade @ Burning Man 2008

Critical Tits Bicycle Ride(BM08)

Bat Country 08 Dust Storm 1

AeroQuarium at Burning Man 2008--Novice Witches Fly

Cheering Dawn

13 September 2008

Burning Man 2008- Mystic Nation

12 September 2008

The Love Bandits at Burning Man!

"Pre Post" As The Dust Settles - Arin Crumley Video Blog

BRC or Bust

Pink Mammoth Burning Man 2008

the northwest fire conclave practice at brc-08

Tantalus at Burning Man 2008

Burning Man 2008


Burning Man 2008 from jdsvids on Vimeo.

11 September 2008

Burn Night 2008

Burning Man 2008 - Dust Storm in Dome, then outside

Burning Man Hand of Man 2008

Babylon

we need ice

Eva Maria @ Burning Man 2008 (Black Rock Desert, Nevada)

Burning Man 2008

Burning Man Rebirth!

LeCouteur speaks out on Crimson's failures

At this year's Burn the Fire Conclave was unable to perform under the Man. Many of us were disappointed, some more than others.

EJ "Tedward" LeCouture of Bearclaw manufacturing and one of the main figures down in the LA fire community has stepped forward in protest and has formally requested that Crimson Rose the Creative Director of the Fire Conclave relinquish some of her duties.

Is it time for the old guard to step down and allow fresh blood to infuse Burning Man with new life. Will Tedward lead a revolution on the Playa or is he just kicking dust in the face those who bear the responsibility of keeping him and his fellow fire spinners safe?

Below is the Open Letter sent to Crimson and the 2008 Shins ( Conclave group leaders).


From: TW <ted@bearclawfire.com>
Date: Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 12:58 PM
Subject: [fireconclave shin2008 list] Some things to consider [an open letter]
To: fireconclave shin2008 list


Crimson, when I spoke to you [briefly] Monday, you said you would be sending a letter to everyone explaining the cancellation of the Conclave this year. I considered this in the 12 hour drive back and think there are some things worth noting.

My heart was broken when we could not perform on Saturday. Not for myself, of course. You and I can get gigs whenever we want them; I'm sure many of the Pyronaughts enjoy a similar status. And some of the conclave groups are also performance troupes with regular gigs. But not all. LAFC is just such a group, and I'm fairly certain there are others. In fact, not only do we have performers who get a chance to perform for an audience only once a year, but we have some members who only attend the Burn to perform grand performances in the scale afforded by that much open space. It is for these people I weep. Not to mention the members who made unique costumes or props that either cannot be used next year (because of turn-over) or were damaged in the crush. And let's not forget that All members have to radically alter their partying schedule to insure a sharp mind and sobriety for burn night while others around them enjoy utter debauchery.

Though I find myself in a strangely Zen state about this year's event, I know there are still performers practically frothing at the mouth. I urge you to take the time to fully address this issue for them. Often, the trails of your day seem to intercede in your writing, causing clipped ideas and terse comments on important topics. In this address, we won't accept phrases like "we'd have lost our window", we'll need to know what the window is, who defined it, what kind of enforcement comes with it, etc. Similarly, you have doubtlessly heard comment about the 45 minutes we were forced to endure, sitting, silent, while the man was completed, pre-burn. That will need addressing. And finally, I'm sure some people would like to be informed why they were told they could perform their routines to the backs of people's heads (especially when the post-crush hours are, traditionally, free renegade time that cannot be stopped by any enforcement attempt). Even I still feel the sting of that slap.

To smooth out the troubles mentioned above, I thought that a simple refund to those members who paid for tickets would be in order. But as I pondered this for a while, I now believe that the wiser move would be for you to offer free tickets to those who return next year. That way, there might BE a returning conclave.

And finally, I would like to formally suggest that you relinquish some of your duties in the Org. As the event grows, each of the tasks you perform must also grow, and this is clearly taking a toll upon you. Please take some time to evaluate your favorite or most necessary duties and think about releasing some to other members of the Burning Man staff.


)^( )^( )^( )^( )^( )^(
Tedward
LAFC Shin
http://www.lafc.org
Please support NAFAA
http://www.nafaa.org





@-->-->--- ---<--<--@ EJ "Tedward" LeCouteur Bearclaw Manufacturing http://www.bearclawfire.com


_______________________________________________


Burning Man 2008 - Halcyon's Pink Ride & HugNation

Playa Wedding - Michele and Jerad Burning Man 2008 part 2

Playa Wedding - Michele and Jerad Burning Man 2008

Playa Pong at Burning Man 2008

Search Engine in Dust Storm

The Belt

The great 7-hour Burning Man duststorm of 2008

10 September 2008

Burning man BMIR Lillie and rue Take Over!

What it's all about

$24 hotel room in Reno

Burning Man 2008 - Day

Locomotion on the playa

09 September 2008

New York TImes says...

"DUST DISRUPTS BURNING MAN"
Huh???
That headline makes as much sense as "FROSTING DISRUPTS CUPCAKES"

Burning Man '08 by tecgirl

saul_burning_man_08

Burning Man Parkour 2008

Lula with the boys

Fire at Burning Man 2008

Dust in the Wind

08 September 2008

The End Installation

Monkey Chant Center Camp Burning Man 2008

Critical Dicks at Burning Man 2008



From Tribe.net:

The Critical Dicks March began as a male response to the glorious annual Critical Tits bike ride, which of course is a take-off on the famous Critical Mass bike ride, which in turn is a pun on the nuclear physics term for the amount of a radioactive substance required to begin spontaneous nuclear fission, which was discovered by a bunch of scientists like Albert Einstein, who, for the most part had DICKS. (OK, Marie Curie was a notable exception, but she was HOT. Talk about a nuclear family!) So ya see, what comes around, goes around.

The Critical Dicks March welcomes all genders: Male, Female, Transsexual, Intersexual, Pansexual, Gay, Bi, Straight, and Bent. However, if you are not naturally blessed with a dick, please bring a long a reasonable fucsimile.

Correct Link: Sasha and Ann Shulgin @ Burning Man 08

Burning Man Proposal!

07 September 2008

Burning Man 2008 #3

Burning Man 2008 #2

Dave's Not Here

Where are you asshole?

Violinist David "Dixon" Hammond plays at Burning Man 2008



Burning Man 2008 #1

XPAT ALIEN withstanding 70 mph winds

Saturday Dust Storm at Burning Man 2008

The Hand of Man

Chris and Nati's Drunk in the Desert Tour '08

Our North American and shameless marinated leg, we rest trashed at this year's BM and endeavor to keep our drink going...

Good Little Girl?

Santa finds a bad little girl at Burning Man 2008.

Shark!

Burning Man 2008 Photos by Ben Bassu

Dome Art Car, Burning Man 2008

Jumping Dude - Burning Man 2008

wagon bears burningman 2008

Reality BMTV by Rich Wells

Reality BMTV. An art installation designed for Burning Man 2008. The theme of this years festival was American Dream. The installation was designed as an optical illusion, giving the people of Black Rock an opportunity to interact with the art piece and have their '15 minutes of fame'.

satlans PART 3

White Out Gate - Burning Man 2008

morning fire

satlans PART 2

satlans PART 1

The title sequence was a bit long, pro'ly because I don't read hebrew. But hang in there.

burning man funk

red hot burning man

Moonshine Tavern sending fools to the med tent

Burning Man 2008 Temple Burn w/ Dust Devils

Pimp Yo Potty (Parts 1 and 2) @ Burning Man 2008



Glowing balloons

pirate BB dances with the camel, Burning Man 2008

Burning Man 2008

Art or Advertising?

This installation was sponsored by the folks that brought you Tetris®.

Center Camp Driveby Burning Man '08

Burning Man 08 - Golden Cafe Raid

06 September 2008

Where the hell is Julie?

This pro'ly my most favorite video so far. Wait for an amazing shot at around the 2:30 mark.

UPDATE: 9/6/08 16:20 - Julie was away for a bit. But she's back, with new and improved video playback. Thank you! Burn on, sister!

The Man-Burning Man 2008-American Dream (Pool)

Trumpeter on the Playa

Sara in Lite Tube - Burning Man

The Loyd Family Players



the loyd family players daily get together on a desert and sing about thier favorite ocean creatures in order to get thier creative juices flowing to practice for samba music



the loyds give a little lesson on how to really embrace those beautiful moments out here in walk in.



karisha and sarah lead us in a burning man devotional. they are about to be huge in certain music sub genres and some select small countries so i feel totally privledged to have this video of back when



chillin up in Mis T. karisha and sarah are going at it with thier original drone jamalicious, mike is keeping the vines going and oh, hello







avi @ burning man

Upcoming in the Los Angeles Burner Community

Below are some events coming up for this weekend, as well as for next weekend. Join BURNcast at Upcoming to put your local events out to the community at large.






Picture Me Dust Bowling (Burning Man 2008)


Picture Me Dust Bowling (Burning Man 2008)
from Chris Garcia

40 mile an hour winds and 5 hour long sandstorms weren't going to stop us from enjoying our second to last day on the Playa. This video is a tribute to my beautiful friends in commemoration of the best week of our lives (so far;).

We did it!

Title by Amy Nicholson (apologies to Tupac).







Niko in Center Camp

More from spacemaneric

Scotty's Smoking Hat Burning Man 08

From spacemaneric:
"Scotty built this awesome smoking hat!"

05 September 2008

Burning Man 2008 - Justice - Genesis

Burning Man: Human Desert Slip'n Slide!!

Cosmic Playa Ride

you figure it out....i'm not telling!

View From a Fire Truck Ladder

An ascent of a fire truck ladder at Burning Man.

Byron and Eric at ease at Camp Mini Monkey Town

Burning Man: Basura Sagrada Temple by giles goat boy


Burning Man: Basura Sagrada Temple


From giles goat boy:

"The temple, which burned on Sunday night. Shot just before the whiteout on Saturday. With a melancholy soundtrack from Burial, Julee Cruise, and Angelo Badalamenti.

Burners devoted the temple to people who they lost that year - family, friends, and lovers who had passed away. (And one well-missed dog.) Pictures of the departed, and messages to them, covered most of the structure."

Burning Man 2008: What is Burning Man?



Two hot boyz Jack and Drew give a little tour of THE PLAYA at Burning Man 2008. See also http://drewjemilo.blogspot.com

Burning Man 2008

Burning Man 2008 - The Deep End - The Yatta Dancers



I wanna hear you scream!!!

I Have An American Dream - 2008 Essay


I still have so much to process. Unfortunately, the decompression is coming TOO fast and furious this year. The thick cultural smog is more than I can handle.

read more of "I Have An American Dream..."

UPDATE: Los Angeles Decom - 4 October 2008

The 6th Annual LA Decompression
Music & Arts Festival


October 4th Noon to Midnight
Los Angeles State Historical Park
1245 N. Spring Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90012

5 Stages of Live Entertainment, Tons of Arts and Activities for all ages

$10 in costume
$20 in street wear
(children under 12 free)

Complete info, photos, schedule, parking info at
www.la-burningman.org

This is the Official Burning Man Los Angeles Decompression event. Experience the art and culture of Burning Man brought to life in downtown LA. Be a participant in the LA Burner community, and immerse yourself in twelve hours of art, performance, live bands, Djs, theme camps, art cars, green technologies, puppetry, circus, marching bands, fire steam, and 2008 imagery. Come be a part of the experience.

Call for Participation
We have so many ways you can participate in Decom. With our new open park location we have a lot more space for your installation. Your amazing and diverse talents, spirit, creativity and enthusiasm are what this great community is all about. If you know of other artists who may like to be involved, please forward this to them immediately and have them respond to

For Art Installation: art@la-burningman.org
For Theme Camps: camps@la-burningman.org
For performers, bands, djs: perform@la-burningman.org

Please forward to all your lists, friends, family and anyone you feel might want to play in the park.

The LA Decom Team.

Green Guy

According to shalgo9000: "Came across this guy at the wild west saloon somewhere around C and 5:30 at Burning Man. Tom asked this guy how he drinks with the suit on, and he said "I just kindof aim for my mouth and pour it through the suit"

Burning Man 2008 - Critical Tits


Hmmm...Critical Tits sure brings out the yahoos, don't it?

Bootie Mashup Saturday 9/6/08 @ The Echoplex

Join me tomorrow for Bootie Mashup, the first Bootie event since Burning Man. Be one of the first three to leave comment on our blog today and win!

UPDATE: The winners for the three free admittance to tomorrow's Bootie are Istari, Quin and Annemarie.




Winners will be determined by the email notification we receive from Blogger. First come first served. Be sure to leave a way to notify you if you've won by linking to your website, profile or sending us an e-mail at burncast(at)gmail.com



Burning Man 2008 Little L Hula Hooper


Burning Man 2008 Time Lapse Legends of America and Temple Burn by James Cole



Updated on Friday Sept 5 2008 at 13:30. Thanks James!

The Wheel of Thwarted Ambition by Anton Viditz-Ward



The "Wheel of Thwarted Ambition" is artist Anton Viditz-Ward's latest gift to the playa for 2008.


Below is a brief recording with Viditz-Ward talking about his installation "Fire Spinner" at Burning Man 2007. Recorded 31 August 2007 in Black Rock City.




Band at Burning Man 08


Dancing at Center Camp


04 September 2008

Burning Man 08' Trip

Shopping Cart Art Car at Burning Man 2008

BM08: ...and my BEST ART CAR award goes to...

Burning Man Sunset

Anon Salon/ N!NE - Dust Off!

A video invite for all those in the SF community. Drink!

DJ Dan @ The Deep End Burning Man 08


Bunny Matt

Whiteout

Red Nose District Burning Man 2008

Red Nose District Vika is so thirsty

Burning Man 2008 - Teeter Totter of Death!


Sunrise Dancer - Burning Man 2008

Talk about a "sun salutation"! This is so much fun!

BURNINGMAN 2008 ULTIMATE MASHUP MILKSHAKE BUSTERS

My milkshake is better than yours because I got it at McEnlightenment.

Besides last year was better than yours, too!

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