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JRS VOLUME #8; ISSUE #14

JRS V8:#14:12.30.03

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 8, Issue 14
December 30, 2003

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Wow. The last days of 2003.

Insert your standard end-of-the-year-and-boy-wasn’t-it-swell speech here, and I’ll sign my name to it, but don’t be too surprised at my lack of fanfare for the fading numeral 2003 -- after all, there are still nine months left on my calendar, and I’m a big fan of the future.

This is a quick Jack Rabbit, in the midst of a crazy holiday schedule (no JRS last week; hope everything was wonderful out there.) A little announcement here, a little request there, and a couple of upcoming events, including New Year’s Eve in New Zealand, and then we’re off into the night...

Enjoy your transition into 2004, however ye may spend it.

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BRC NEWS:
- Temple of Gravity Finds a Home

PARTICIPATE:
- George Bush’s Head is Missing
- Fanfare for the Common Man, with Chickens

EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS:
- SF: Sea of Dreams reminder
- New Zealand Burns a Man this NYE
- Reverend Billy in NY January 11

On and off this rabbit train

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TEMPLE OF GRAVITY FINDS A HOME

A piece of the Burning Man event will be in Southern California for the next three years.

The Temple of Gravity, an 80-ton rock and steel structure was installed at the We Care Spa, 18000 Long Canyon Road, Desert Hot Springs, in December and will be on exhibit there for the next three years.

Read more:
tinyurl.com/2fuls

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GEORGE BUSH'S HEAD MISSING

I am curious if anyone can tell me what happened to George Bush's head, after Burning (George) Bush was decapitated early Saturday morning. See page 2 of physics.ucla.edu/marty/bm03 for details. I can imagine it went on to become a glorious part of someone's camp or mutant vehicle or was sacrificed in a purification rite. Any eyewitness accounts or pictures would be appreciated.

3D@rangers.org

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FANFARE FOR THE COMMON MAN, WITH CHICKENS

Wonder if you can help?
In 2001 I heard Fanfare for the Common Man, with an accompaniment of CHICKENS, on one of the radio stations. Any idea where I could get a copy? Thanks.
Paul Haynes, haynes66

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ANON SALON NEW YEAR'S EVE IN SF

SEA OF DREAMS '04 - Trident's Tale

NEW YEAR'S EVE-OLUTION: Wednesday, December 31, 2003
8:30pm - 4:30am

In the three radiant REGENCY CENTER BALLROOMS, PLUS the adjacent AVALON BALLROOM
1300 Van Ness @ Sutter St., SF

An Epic Evening's Journey into the Mythology of Revelry!

Traverse multiple dream worlds filled with inspiring art, music, performance and dance. Your Participation is Requested. Costumes and Passions VERY Encouraged.

check out anonsalon.com

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NEW ZEALAND BURNS A MAN THIS NYE

NZ burners, take note: Burning Man comes to New Zealand this New Year’s Eve, via the Visionz festival...

"I am going to stage the first New Zealand regional Burning Man event at Visionz festival in Golden Bay, Nelson Province, South Island, New Zealand at New Years eve. In short, I have been granted permission to burn a mini-Burning Man at the festival. The man I will burn is home-built, and about 12 ft high.

The man will be adorned with illustrations and brief descriptions of the actual Burning Man event. At the time of the burn I lead a procession of belly dancers and drummers to the site of the man, perhaps make a brief explanation of the significance of the Burning Man, and then light kerosine-soaked cloth running from the feet of the man up through the torso and to the arms. (JRS Note: Mark also assures us he’ll leave no trace of his burn, of course!)

The event will be something of a spectacle at Visionz. It will bring Burning Man to New Zealand for the first time for all present and future kiwi burners, and help to forge a link between the similar cultures that make up the Burning Man and Visionz festivals.

Please contact me if you have any questions about the event and also visit the e-playa New Zealand section for latest discussions and developments."

Yonder Man
(Mark Stirling)
New Zealand Regional Contact

JRS again: For information on Visionz, visionz.org.nz. Sorry for the late notice on this, but last week’s JRS was postponed by the holiday schedule.

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REVEREND BILLY AND THE STOP SHOPPING GOSPEL CHOIR
Sunday, January 11TH, 3:30 PM
Community Church of New York, 40 E 35th Street at Madison
Free at the door, We pass the plate for expenses
TRAINS: 6 to 33rd, BDFR to 34th

The anti-consumerist Church of Stop Shopping kicks off the election year with a funeral for fear. Reverend Billy confronts the sentimental patriotism of the Bush thugs and reclaims Ground Zero as a locus of peace and possibility.

The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir, 25 voices strong, joyously celebrates the victory.

Reverend Billy is the creation of Obie award winner artist Bill Talen. The Church of Stop Shopping is an interactive play directed by Savitri Durkee, musical director Benny key, conductor James Solomon Benn. Reverend Billy and The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir were invited performers at The Burning Man Festival and can be seen regularly at their home stage in New York, St Mark’s Church.

This show is the first installment in a national tour that will include the New Hampshire Primary, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Oregon, and California, and international appearances in Berlin, London, and Barcelona. Bill Talen’s book What Should I do if Reverend Billy is in My Store was recently published by The New Press. Reverend Billy and The Church of Stop Shopping have been the subject of numerous American and European documentaries. Tomato Records will release a CD of their work in Spring, 2004.

revbilly.com

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{Soundtrack to the JRS: Edith Piaf, "Non je ne regrette rien" - a great way to think at the end of the year.}

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