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JRS VOLUME #7; ISSUE #43

JRSV7:#43:08.05.03

Jackrabbit Cabe Franklin on the mic this week:

Man, I have never been so thirsty as while compiling this week's issue. We have about 25 playa beverage recipes so far. Marian has left me in the dark about what that's for, but the most frustrating part is I can't try hardly ANY of them for another few weeks...since all of the most intriguing mixtures call for a tablespoon of playa dust. The spice must flow!

Information is coming fast and furious into our JRS mailboxes...we are working as hard as we can to get it right out to YOU, the viewer, the participant - the straw that stirs the playa drink!

Here in New York we are getting ready to load up our two shipping containers of costumes, tents, thermarests, camelbaks, backpacks, bikes, gifts, tent stakes, hrm, what else am I forgetting. I'm sure the same gathering-and-packing is being done around the country and across the oceans of water, generations, preferences, and yes BELIEFS that people will cross to arrive in the Black Rock Desert in just a few short weeks. At the gates of Burning Man, all must present themselves as participants, and all will be admitted. Simple as that! If you want to be saved, you may want to keep looking...but if you want to experience, and be experienced, you're in the right place.

It's tempting to talk about BM 2003 in the present tense, it's SO CLOSE, but thank Buddha there are still a couple weeks to plan your LEAVE NO TRACE strategies, decide where your ORPHAN BIKE is going to end up, figure out how to participate in art projects by THE MUTAYTOR, SOL SYSTEM, CLEAVAGE IN SPACE, and the CENTER CAMP CAFÉ, all while leaving time for a cold Guinness at the PADDY MIRAGE. Luckily you can visit fundraisers this weekend everywhere to help you decide. Let's get started!

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BLACK ROCK CITY NEWS:
- EARTH GUARDIANS' LEAVE NO TRACE TIPS #2
- EVAPORATION PONDS: HAVE A RAIN PLAN
- BLACK ROCK HARDWARE IN GERLACH
- GET YOUR GLOBAL POSITION ON
- CHILLIN' THE VEHICLE ON THE PLAYA
- GIVE YOUR BIKE A POST-PLAYA HOME WITH DA RAT
- THE MELANGE HAS BEGUN
- CLEAN, GETAWAY: NOT SO FAST!

PARTICIPATE:
- THE MUTAYTOR SEEKS BURN NIGHT COLLABORATORS!
- CENTER CAMP CAFÉ SEWING PARTY
- DESIGN SUBMISSIONS FOR BURNING MAN STICKERS
- CHAKRA ART INSTALLATION - NEED HELP ON PLAYA
- COYOTE STILL KNOWS
- LAST CALL FOR SHIPPING FROM NEW YORK, PHILADELPHIA, DETROIT TO BRC
- CLEAVAGE IN SPACE
- ON-PLAYA VOLUNTEERS FOR CENTER CAMP CAFÉ DÉCOR
- BURNING SPIRIT
- MISS PINK SHOWS SKIN SMARTS
- THE PADDY MIRAGE, OPENING SOON, ONE WEEK ONLY

EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS:
- CLAN DESTINO'S CONNECT THE DOTS IN VENTURA, AUG 9TH
- SOL SYSTEM'S BUMP IN SAN FRANCISCO, AUG 9TH

RESOURCES AND DISCOUNTS
- PAUSE AND REFLECT ON YOUR LINES
- BECAUSE REBAR DOESN'T HAVE AN EJECT BUTTON
- COOL NEON PARTY IN OAKLAND
- TENT STAKES REPUTATION
- A WATERY DEAL IN FERNLEY

ON AND OFF THIS CRAZY LIST

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EARTH GUARDIANS' LEAVE NO TRACE TIPS #2

How will you dispose of your gray water? Our permit from BLM this year also does NOT allow us to dump grey water directly on the playa. An evaporation pond is a good solution - it keeps the playa unmuddy and free of human grunge.
burningman.com...grey_water.html tells how to make one from 2x4's and black plastic. [JRS editor's note: see the next post in this JRS for an important consideration regarding evaporation ponds.] Or if you're in a small camp, with minimal dish and body-washing water, you might choose to pour your gray water through a filter or sieve (better, a paint sieve or even pantyhose) then, since it is treated, disperse it on your street to keep down dust. The melted ice from your cooler is great for use in showering, spray bottles, or squirt guns. (Editor's note: Melted icewater mixed with rotted food is not good for the face or body... nor, probably, your social life.)

Some more tips, from the Earth Guardians:
-Don't bring cheap trinkets for gifts or barter. Thousands of these 'gifts' end up as trash. And feather boas, or ANYTHING that sheds, is a no-no; the trash fence tells us so. Try giving a smile, a helping hand or a joke. Help a neighbor set up camp. You are the best gift.

-Don't dig holes in the playa. Small postholes (6 inches or less in diameter) used for structural support are the sole exception. For such a hole, use an auger or a posthole digger. (A shovel won't work.) Save the soil, then when you refill the hole, water lightly and tamp a few inches at a time. Larger holes used in past years to sound-insulate generators, or for pools, soon slump or erode even when carefully backfilled, and no longer allowed.

-Don't burn on the unprotected playa- Burning Man is all about burning; we've become the experts at LNT Burning. Burning directly on the alkaline playa BAKES the surface into a dark, hard brick-like material.

Be careful to burn only clean (no paint) wood or paper! You can create your own burn on one of the community burn platforms along the Esplanade, just don't burn anything that is toxic- you (or your children) will regret it later! Carpets, cushioned furniture, PVC and other plastics release dioxins, formaldehyde, and other nasty stuff. Please check out burningman.com...toxic.html for more information on the hazards associated with toxic fumes. Glass does not burn, it shatters. Please discourage anybody with a glass bottle from throwing it into a fire. If you're planning on doing serious burning, be sure to check out burningman.com...burn_scars.html

-Promote LNT neighborhoods. Be proud of your neighborhood, work together with your neighbors to keep your part of the city clean. Every year some camps get overwhelmed and need help. One principle of LNT is "be considerate of others," which in our city includes helping neighbors to leave no trace. You enjoyed many of the activities at your neighbors' camps, so consider giving back to them, look around and pitch in to help them stay clean. Carry a MOOP bag and water as you walk around your part of the city.

-CLEAN AS YOU GO!

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EVAPORATION PONDS: HAVE A RAIN PLAN

Bill Codding writes: I thought you might be interested in including a tip on evaporation ponds, since their popularity seems to be growing at Burning Man. I'm worried that one year if we have badly timed dust, there will be a number of huge mud&plastic piles left on the desert.

Evaporation ponds need to have a method of being covered in case of a wind/dust storm. They will turn to a mud pond (a 10x10 pond with only an inch of water turned to playa mud weighs literally TONS) and you'll be stuck with an impossible cleanup job.

I was a member the last couple of years of a camp building one of the largest art installations out there, and thus we had many people in our camp, thus our pond was huge. I was there in the days following last year's event for cleanup, and when the massive dust storms hit our previously spiffy little pond turned instantly to a huge mass of mud. Each small section of pond that we had to slice up and remove in bits weighed hundreds of pounds.

So think of some cover that can be put on quickly in case of a storm, then removed when the sun comes back out. Hopefully the cover won't be more plastic that ends up in the landfill - plywood or something should work as well.

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BLACK ROCK HARDWARE IN GERLACH

Be advised of the existence of Blackrock Hardware, Gerlach NV, where we specialize in the weird and practical items you will need at Burning Man.

Jon, Kimric, and Bill have teamed up to bring you decades of experience under one roof. This is the last capitalist stop, and the first theme camp, before you hit the playa!

A partial list of what we will be carrying: Shade Structures, 16" Solid Tent Stakes, 20" Twisting Tent Stakes, Bicycles, Costuming, Flashlights, Batteries, Nuts & Bolts, Conduit, Camping Gear, Sleeping bags, Duct Tape, Sunscreen, Cold Drinks, T-Shirts, Cooling Bandanas, Sunglasses, Hats, Umbrellas, Hammers, Drills, Wrenches, Pliers, Rope and more.......

Visit us at blackrockhardware.com or just stop by in Gerlach on your way home!

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GET YOUR GLOBAL POSITION ON

If last issue's coordinates weren't enough, here's the URL where we expect more complete (downloadable) GPS information to be posted: home.comcast.net/~brcmap/gps

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CHILLIN' THE VEHICLE ON THE PLAYA

Dr Bob writes: Your wondrous vehicle, which brings you to BM: powered by dinosaur plants which were long ago laid down under the earth of Texas, Iraq, Iran, Nigeria, Angola, Indonesia (Bali), Venezuela... (hey, maybe that's why we seem to be having so many foreign policy problems... )

But, I digress: In Black Rock City, your wondrous vehicle is a blissful passive solar heat collector. So, anything inside will be baked. [JRS ed: so true - a tube of crazy glue heated and exploded all over my back seat two years ago - virtually impossible to clean up.]

A suggestion, personally tested and recommended: cover all the windows with reflective mylar "space blankets" from the outdoor store. They are maybe 5x7 feet and about $5 each. So, you will need 2-4 of them. Cut them to size with scissors and tape down around the entire edge with blue "medium stick" masking tape. Use the 2" width. Wipe off any dust from the glass or vehicle body before taping down the mylar. The tape needs to go lengthwise to seal the entire edge to prevent wind from getting under the mylar and tearing it. Do not use regular masking tape or duct tape, the sun will bake on the glue - even after a day you will need a solvent (bad) to remove it.

This works on cars, vans, pickups, RV's. When ready to go, peel it off - it comes right off - and pack it out with your garbage, it takes up almost no space-weight coming and going and shouldn't be burned (mylar is plastic).

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GIVE YOUR BIKE A POST-PLAYA HOME WITH DA RAT

Many burners (almost 200 this year!) get their playa bikes from Da Rat, and many more out-of-towners buy playa bikes in Reno or San Francisco just to use at the event.

Because it's *really really bad* just to leave your bike on the playa when it's done showing you a good time, we have another suggestion: why not drop it off as a donation at Da Rat's on your way home. That way your bike can go back to the playa next year even if you don't!

Please note, this is NOT storage. Rat works hard wrangling and restoring the hundreds of bikes he makes available every year. We can't ask him to keep another set of bikes straight. Still, this seems like a better alternative than trying to sell it in the airport parking lot before catching your plane home, right?

Here are directions to Da Rat's pad, just off of I-80. If he's not there, just leave your bike in the backyard. And continue on your way home knowing you have Left No Trace and Recycled your Cycle - both very good things!

BRC to Rat's: "Take exit 19 off West-bound I-80, go straight through the intersection (McCarran Blvd) onto Victorian Ave. Go roughly five blocks to 3rd street, turn right, go one block to "C" street and turn left. My place will be on the right at 322 "C"."

PS. This is a good time to mention the pack of Rats out there this year - Da (Bike) Rat is different than the green-haired elf Rat who will be giving out headlight gels on the playa this year - and both are different from the Other Rat who wrote in offering to donate gels to the green-haired elf Rat!

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THE MELANGE HAS BEGUN

This note from Belgium, re Bollywood: "I feel compelled to point out that prayer wheels, as described on their site, are not Hindu, but Buddhist. Also, Om Mani Padme Hum is, similarly, Buddhist, not Hindu."

Let the religious intermingling begin! That's the sound of evolution, kids!

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CLEAN, GETAWAY: NOT SO FAST!

Squeak advises: "If you are renting a vehicle and putting down a big cleaning deposit, and if you do a thorough back-breaking job cleaning up the vehicle before returning it: get something in writing, signed, from the rental company confirming you did return the vehicle cleaned and in reasonable condition, and that your cleaning deposit will be refunded.

"I had an experience a few years ago where we returned the vehicle after spending the day cleaning it, were told it was in good shape by the renting company, and they still kept the cleaning deposit, later claiming we trashed it. Without a signed checkout form, we were screwed. I have heard similar stories from other ppl. just a thought..."

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THE MUTAYTOR SEEKS BURN NIGHT COLLABORATORS!

The Mutaytor is celebrating its fifth birthday at the Burning Man Festival in 2003 and everyone's invited to be part of the celebration. In collaboration with Crimson Rose, the Fire Conclave and Black Rock City drummers, we are composing a musical score - "The Heartbeat of the Man" - specifically for this year's fire processional and burning of the Man.

You can be part of this - we NEED you to be part of this - for this to be successful. At the climax of the performance, just before the Man ignites, we're asking that every Burner play a heartbeat rhythm on any percussion instrument you have - a drum, rattle, shaker, noisemaker or even a tin cup and spoon...whatever you can find in your camp. For one brief moment, we could make a song happen 30,000 people deep.

"The Heartbeat Of The Man" music will be available for free download at our website as of August 10 for any Burner who wants to start listening to the piece, and we hope that you'll burn a CD of it for your drive out! We'll have information posted on this project throughout the city, and we'll have a full rehearsal for every interested person Friday at The Man, schedule TBA.

We'll be using sound, lighting, electronics fire and visual performances to help everyone get into the rhythm. We are actively seeking help on all levels right now, particularly participants with expertise in power, sound, lighting, tools and electronics, as well as drumming, communication, costumes, field study, and healing. And of course we're looking to play with people of any skill level and background, or anyone else who wants to be a help on Burn Night!

So for Burn Night...help us make history as we attempt to give The Man back some of the love that he shares with us every year in Black Rock City as we play his song, "The Heartbeat of The Man".

This project is our "thank you" to the citizens of Black Rock City who gave us the passion, hope and vision to live as much of the playa life year-round as possible. If you can help with our Heartbeat Of The Man project, email themutaytor or visit mutaytor.com.

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CENTER CAMP CAFÉ SEWING PARTY:

SATURDAY 8/9/03
1-5:30pm
Burning Man Headquarters
1900 3rd St@16th St (second floor)
San Francisco, CA 94107-2502

Parking info and directions to the offices:
burningman.com/officedirections

Calling all seamsters, seamstress-es, and crafty extraordinaire's! The last few Craft Parties have been an overwhelming success and we thank all of you who attended. Our final task is to sew all this cool stuff together, so if you have a sewing machine and know a few things about stitches, saunter on down to our co-ed sewing circle (if you are lucky there may even be giggling involved).

Our requests for donations this time includes:

*Sewing machines, thread, brown or beige fabric.
*Clean or unused panties (You can never have too many!).
*Brown tissue paper of any size
*A special gift for the Volunteer Altar to be displayed in Center Camp (This will be donation only, items can not be returned)

We have 20 parking spaces on the north half of the neighboring lot (next to Sno Drift). Questions? Email cafe-decor-vols

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DESIGN SUBMISSIONS FOR BURNING MAN STICKERS

Calling All Graphic Designers!!!
We are looking for sticker designs for two projects, car window stickers for participants and limited edition vinyl stickers.

CAR STICKERS
You are all invited to submit a sticker design that could be chosen to be used for the window sticker given out to all participants at Greeters this year. This sticker is a car window sticker that will be printed on clear vinyl and can be two color. Entries must be sent as an EPS and sized at 2" by 2". Please make sure designs contain the Burning Man name and the year (2003). Ideally you can send in a URL where we can view your submissions; otherwise please send in an EPS to design@burningman.com with the word "Sticker" in the subject header. Deadline for submission is August 7th.

LIMITED EDITION VINYL STICKERS
You are cordially invited to submit your sticker design ideas for vinyl stickers. You can use two color and the dimensions can be anywhere from 2.25" by 5.5" to 3" by 3" or 3" in diameter for a round sticker. Please make sure designs contain the Burning Man name and the year (2003). Ideally you can send in a URL where we can view your submissions; otherwise please send in an EPS to: design with the word "Sticker" in the subject header. Deadline for submission is August 7th.

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CHAKRA ART INSTALLATION - NEED HELP ON PLAYA

A 4-story spinning, flaming wheel, with lights that pulsate to music, will be making its way to the northeastern corner of Black Rock City!

We'll need hands to help assemble it early in the week (Monday), and de-assemble it on the following Sunday. It'll be an easy task, since it is already fully completed, and only requires help to snap it together like a giant lego or k'nex set. Come out to Vision x Rational streets, and help the wheel of life spin!

Read more: solsystem.org/chakra.html

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COYOTE STILL KNOWS

Like us, you've probably been missing your missive from the bard of the playa, Coyote Nose. Luckily, the dust has settled after our mega web-changeover, and all the latest Coyote Nose newsletters are only a click away!

burningman.com...coyote_nose

Here's the latest wonderful installment from our dusty friend:

PEANUT BUTTER

Not the crunchy kind, but the smoooooooth.

So, there we were, lumbering along in that same damn school bus, heading to the playa on Aug.1st to catch the precious dawn lighting that helps me pick out small wire flags at 2100'. I don't have to tell you of the magic of a playa at sunrise, and this one poked its devil horns up over the mountains with a blood red morning. Something about a sailor's warning? But, for the moment, we had near perfect survey weather with blessed cloud cover, and temperatures dipping into the 80's.

As the sun snailed its way up, it found a random set of freak show clouds, and beamed the playa with this weird amber-like hue. And just like that, I was looking at this humongous just opened jar of peanut butter. The only nick in it was the golden stake I was straddling, and I was the one to cut the first knife marks into it. So, a careful boy I was, and one by one, we started setting the grand arc of the Esplanade. Later that morning, when we were setting the flag for the center camp cafe, I had the rare and once a year opportunity to step forward to what was now the top of the key, and gaze upon these freshly set flags that marked our Esplanade. At this point there were no wheel tracks whatsoever, or even a trace of a road, and these brand new, not yet dusty orange flags were sprouting out of virgin cracked playa like tender little seedlings. It's like the city was a newborn baby, only four hours old. Little does it know...

Red in the morning, sailor's warning, indeed, and we've been getting a steady diet of pretty ferocious thunderstorms this past week. It's getting it out of it's system, right? Well things can get a little nail bitey around here when the weather kicks up, and a cloud burst last night gave the playa a good dousing. This is a bittersweet thing. Bitter, because the clock is ticking the survey crew sits idle waiting for the playa do dry out, and sweet because it's furthering the hardening of its surface.

The more it gets soaked and dried, the harder it gets. If it keeps this up, we'll have pavement for a playa! Besides, talk about the powerhouse lightning shows, and the somewhere over the double rainbows! The other evening, we all sat in our lawn chairs watching these four-pot-o-gold dream bows, and when they finally wisped away, we just simply turned our chairs around and soaked in the encore of the Cecil B. DeMille sunset from god! I'm not missing baseball that much.

By the way, as we were going about setting up this year's grid, we noticed that the arc street called "Evidence" is the only one behind Center Camp that doesn't go through. So that means that there will be five radial streets that will suffer from a lack of evidence. Coincidence? Naaaa!

It's 3:00 pm, and I'm going out to the playa to see if it needs a few more quarters in the dryer.
All for now -

Coyote Nose

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LAST CALL FOR SHIPPING FROM NEW YORK, PHILADELPHIA, DETROIT TO BRC

Two last calls here from our intrepid far-flung correspondents!

FIRST: The two 48' containers bound for Black Rock City from NYC are almost full! This is the last announcement we will be making for space on the containers leaving Brooklyn, NYC and traveling Round Trip by truck and rail to Black Rock City, Nevada. The price is 3.50 a cubic foot. If you would like to reserve a space on the container you must make your payment now via paypal.com to paypal

Please read the instructions located on sealspace.org regarding the container and what is expected. Please fill out the form located on the sealspace website. If you have trouble with the form, or it asks you to wait for payment instructions, please disregard and send your payment immediately so that you can be sure your space is reserved on the containers.

The containers will be loaded in Brooklyn, NY and brought to the Asylum Village, Black Rock City. They will then be returned back to Brooklyn after Burning Man.

If you have any questions please email artark or read the Q&A.

SECOND: Early Poppycock and Andy Wing of camp Videogasm in Snowflake Village are once again happy to present unto you: The Big Ole Truck! For $6/cubic foot you can have your stuff delivered to the playa... and back again!

Most frequently asked questions:

Q: Where do I need to bring my stuff?
A: To Andy Wing's in the Philly area, or to Early's place near Detroit.

Q: What are the relevant dates for everything?
A: Aug 15: money is due (paypal epoppycock)
Aug 16 & 17: bring your stuff to Andy's place
Aug 18: load the truck at Andy's, please come help!
Aug 19: Truck departs for Detroit
Aug 20: 1-day stop in Detroit
Aug 21: Truck departs for Reno
Aug 23 or 24: Truck arrives in Reno
Aug 25: Truck arrives in BRC
Sept 1: Truck departs BRC
Sept 5: Truck arrives in Detroit, come get your stuff!!
Sept 7: Truck arrives in Philly, come get your stuff!!
Sept 13: Have all your stuff picked up by this date or else!!

Q: I have other questions that aren't answered in this e-mail, where do I find answers?
A: videogasm.com...bigoletruck - Please read the Q & A here and all truck guidelines at the bottom of the page!!!

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CLEAVAGE IN SPACE

A chandelier from the goddess's Pleasure Palace has fallen through the clouds...Larger than life. Beyond belief. You can participate in the creation of this breathtaking work of the imagination through your donations. For details, photos and more information visit us at cleavageinspace.com.

Roseanne Scimeca

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ON-PLAYA VOLUNTEERS FOR CENTER CAMP CAFÉ DÉCOR

Have you been wishing you could give back to the wonderful community of Burning Man? Got some extra time on your hands, looking for creative outlets this summer? Look no further, the installation of Center Camp begins weeks before the thousands of eager participants arrive in the last week of August. Café Décor set-up begins a week before the event; from Monday August 18th thru Monday August 25th we will transform the empty 38,000 sq. ft. structure into an inviting and interactive community space. Volunteers work on such things as hanging flags, painting and repair of furniture, decorate stages, hang lanterns, recover pillows, arrange the artwork and reinvent the Café for another year of magic. Watch Black Rock City unfold around you as we embellish the largest structure on the playa! Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator for information on how to volunteer for this early setup team (see below).

But WAIT that's not all! You might think it's over when the Man burns but stay on a few extra days and watch the amazing de-construction of Black Rock City as the playa is restored to its natural beauty, a vision that defies description. Join us starting Monday September 1st thru Thursday September 4th as we remove all décor from the Café, repacking everything to be stored until next year. Your 'Burner' experience isn't complete until you have experienced the aftermath!

Questions or interest should be directed to the Volunteer Coordinator: cafe-decor-vols

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BURNING SPIRIT

In honor of this year's playa theme, Beyond Belief, Dr. StemCell J and his lovely partner in crime, Equinox, would like help with a project whose purpose is to blend a very modern issue, stem cell research and cloning, with an ancient spiritual rite: the Burning of the Dead so that those spirits can be released and become one with each other and with the earth (remember the dust devils from past burns? You didn't think they were just dust and wind, did you?). How can I help, you ask, in DisBelief (i.e. Beyond Belief)? Bring a lock of hair and a photo from a deceased or living relative, ancestor, pet, doll, friend, enemy, or even your own photo/lock of hair. Attach it (use tape, gum, fingernail polish, or whatever is available) to the roll of paper that will be located in the Temple of Honor, write a brief memoir, poem, song lyric, favorite recipe or other. The photos/hair will be burned when the Temple of Honor goes up in flames on Sunday night August 31st. We hope to encourage the spirits of the owners of the hair to be set free, by enlisting the help of a Native American Shaman who will perform a "Dance of the Dead" at the beginning of the burn. The owners of the hair/photos will be joined together in spirit through their stem cells, and a Great Spirit of the Black Rock Desert, a clone of all of the spirits, will emerge. "This is cutting edge scientific research" says Dr. StemCell J, world-renowned stem cell biologist. Be part of a creation that is Beyond Belief! For questions, comments or ideas, email Dr. StemCell J at the following address: drblood.

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MISS PINK SHOWS SKIN SMARTS

Miss Pink writes with a tip for a Black Rock Citizen's delicate skin: "Obviously wear sunscreen, but at the end of the day if the skin feels dry and parched, pat on some Aloe Vera lotion to soothe and nurture the skin, especially the face. It's easy to find in the health food stores or any drug store."

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THE PADDY MIRAGE, OPENING SOON, ONE WEEK ONLY

With just a few weeks left till the playa, the finishing touches are being put to the Paddy Mirage Irish bar and gallery. We are very excited and look forward to sharing our music, alcohol, stories, ideas etc etc. We would also like to thank people for their generous offers from the last message on the JRS. But as always there is more to do. If there is anyone still out there that can help with:

- Drinks;
- PA (we want to buy a cheap one, but good);
- Transport;
- Tools.

We would love to hear from you. We can be contacted by e-mailing info. With that said good luck to all and see ye soon when we build and burn the best city in the world.

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CLAN DESTINO'S CONNECT THE DOTS IN VENTURA, AUG 9TH

Get decked out in your finest polka-dotted, spotted, day-glo garb and help Clan Destino break in its newest venue - The Drink - With two bars, two stages, a fire pit, a pool table, and multiple stripper poles, this place feels like home! Don't be bashful people, come on out and shake what ya got. The Drink is within walking distance to the Emma Wood campground, so roll on out, set up camp, and walk on over. Clan Destino will also be holding its first annual Fund Drainer Raffle. In an attempt to recover from the recent events at Pavements End, we have decided to raffle off the Chaos Bar Car for one night on the playa. If you've always wanted a flame throwing, cocktail serving, playa rover, than this raffle is for you. Other prizes will include: a personal trapeze lesson from Cuerpos del Fuego, gift certificates to Muddy Waters Coffee House, a private professional photo shoot by Jeff Clark, and more. So enter as many times as you like and help us buy more booze to give to you out at Black Rock City!

This is a 21&up event with a $10 cover. Door at 8 - Shows at 9 - goes till 2 at THE DRINK, 281 w. Main St., Ventura, CA. All proceeds to go to the 2003 Clan Destino camp at Black Rock City.

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SOL SYSTEM'S BUMP IN SAN FRANCISCO, AUG 9TH

Sol System presents *BUMP* - a pre-playa fun raiser parrrty
Saturday, August 9th, 2003
@ a historic San Francisco SOMA space

Ready for the desert? Get your freak on, test your playa gear, and rage with us one more time at Sol System's infamous parties. dirty-funky beats > 3 dance spaces > interactive art > trapeze artists > fire spinners > live performances > visuals > spatial sound art. All proceeds to fund Sol System's Burning Man 2003 Sound and Art Installation. Tickets will not be sold at the door, so please reserve your tickets early. Limited amount of $15 pre-sale tickets available, check the e-flyer: solsystem.org/bump

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PAUSE AND REFLECT ON YOUR LINES

A thoughtful burner writes in with this tip on tripping over your tent lines (how to avoid it):

I bought some of this stuff after I saw it in the Campmor catalog: Kelty Tripease Lightline (tm). ~ 3/32" 188 lb. test nylon line, with 3M scothlite (tm) woven in. The line is light, 1oz. per 50', and the reflective component works quite well. Probably not as attention-grabbing as hanging surveyor's tape on your guylines, but it looks like it would work really well at night. I'll probably double it up on my tent for those playa gusts.

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BECAUSE REBAR DOESN'T HAVE AN EJECT BUTTON

Saw your mention of a fancy rebar puller for $115. Looks like it could indeed handle quite the load but I ran across a great simple system last year for rebar. Just lock Vise Grips onto the rebar and twist it around and around like you were trying to screw it out of the ground to loosen the dirt's grip and then, if needed, bang upward on the Vise Grip jaws w/ a big hammer. It's the twisting that's so effective. Really breaks the adhesion of the rebar to earth. Worked great for us, pulling up rebar from 3 ft. underground in, typically, about 2 minutes!

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COOL NEON PARTY IN OAKLAND

Greetings and Salutations,

We are just moved in to our new smaller, permanent headquarters and are pleased to announce our first soldering party! It will be this Saturday, August 2nd from 2pm to 7pm.

1419 Mandela Parkway Oakland, CA 94607. Directions are available at:
coolneon.com

Sunny sidewalk space to solder, weld, or sew your amazing Cool Neon creations. No matter what your level of expertise, we're here to help you glow! Cool Neon soldering classes will be given all day long. Brainstorm with other Cool Neon artists; take advantage of incredible party prices. Come bless our new home by bringing your amazing projects to share with all the Funhouse crew.

Special closeout Cool Neon wire, reduced pricing on lots of our instant gratification items and the whole Cool Neon crew will be available to help you light up the playa this year. As always this event is free, and open to anyone who would like to attend.

Thank you all for your ongoing support. We hope to see your smiling faces on Saturday!
The Funhouse Crew

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TENT STAKES REPUTATION

Finally, a participant wrote ever so briefly to recommend:
mttoombs.com/tentstakes.htm

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A WATERY DEAL IN FERNLEY

The Truck Inn in Fernley called us with this deal: one free 1.5 Liter of h20 for every ten dollars spent on your Burning Man groceries in their store. Offer good in the CONVENIENCE STORE only. Present your ticket or will call receipt at the register to redeem.

The Truck Inn is easily spotted from the I-80 - it's the giant truck on a pole at exit #48 in Fernley, on the left side of the freeway.

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{Soundtrack to the JRS: Luna, "Bewitched" on a frenetic rainy Friday afternoon}

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