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JRS VOLUME #13; ISSUE #12

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 13, Issue #12
February 5, 2009

Don't know if you're aware of this, but this month is the 200th anniversary of the birth of one Charles Darwin, and the 150th anniversary of his seminal book "On the Origin of Species" being published. (You could say it had a bit of an impact on things.)

Combined with the fact that 2009 is officially the Year of Science (yes, for reals: http://www.yearofscience2009.org), and that science is poised to retake its rightful place in governmental priorities, and that this year's Burning Man art theme is "Evolution", well ... our minds are about to explode with sciencey goodness!

So break out a beaker, fill it up with your libation of choice (be it a mixture or a solution), warm it up over your trusty Bunsen burner (if you're partial to hot toddies) and offer up a toast to the wonders of logic, reason, and science. And, heck, fanciful whimsy too, while you're at it ... because why not?

And so ... read on for information about Burning Man ticket shipments, the latest from Burners Without Borders, a fundraiser for the Gerlach Medical Clinic, and some fun events coming up, including Burning Man's official Burnal Equinox Flambe Lounge and Europe's Nowhere! And a gallery of awesome BM08 photos from George Post to boot. Awww yeah.

We'd like to finish this off with a strikingly-apropos quote from the lovely Carmen Mauk, who heads up Burners Without Borders: "When times get tough, Burners get creative." Yep ... when things get difficult, we want to be around the Burners, because they're the ones who are going to be leading the way, gettin' 'er done, and having fun doing it. Right? Right.

Until next time,

-PQ
(Associate Rabbit)

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LATEST NEWS:
+ DUDE, WHERE'S MY TICKET!? BURNING MAN TICKET SHIPMENT INFO
+ BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS: WHEN TIMES GET TOUGH, BURNERS GET CREATIVE!
+ RAT'S RENTAL BIKES FOR LONG-DISTANCE BURNERS

PARTICIPATE:
+ CALLING ALL ARTISTS! ANNOUNCING THE 2ND ROUND ART GRANT CYCLE FOR APOGAEA 2009

EVENTS & HAPPENINGS:
+ FUNDRAISER FOR THE GERLACH MEDICAL CLINIC, GERLACH - 2/14
+ BURNING MAN PRESENTS: BURNAL EQUINOX 2009 FLAMBE LOUNGE, SF - 2/28
+ TICKETS FOR "NOWHERE" EUROBURN EVENT NOW ON SALE

PHOTOS & IMAGES:
+ GEORGE POST'S BURNING MAN 2008 PHOTO GALLERY

ADMINISTERRATA:
+ Want to unsubscribe from the JRS? Srsly? OK, here's how: http://tinyurl.com/2rwqzx

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DUDE, WHERE'S MY TICKET!? BURNING MAN TICKET SHIPMENT INFO

If you purchased tickets online during the first two weeks of sales, please be patient while your order is fulfilled and shipped. Due to the large number of orders placed, it can take several weeks for your order to be shipped. You will receive an email notification of when your order ships.

For OTHER concerns about your order, please go to http://tickets2.burningman.com/contact.php and choose the most appropriate topic from the truly nifty drop-down menu. If you don't see a topic that suits you, you can always select the "other" option.

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BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS: WHEN TIMES GET TOUGH, BURNERS GET CREATIVE!

There's never been a better time to unleash the creativity of your community. Burners Without Borders is gearing up for what is sure to be another amazing year, and its success depends on YOU, the instigators, to make it happen. What do you really care about in your community? You are invited to use the BWB resources including the website and network to get your ideas out there and make a real difference. We want to support you in bringing your ideas to life!

Check out http://www.burnerswithoutborders.org for more information on how to get involved in the following projects.

***You can be a part of an amazing multinational project July 18, Benefit without Borders, a fundraiser for BWB. This is a creative endeavor that seeks to connect all of the events by video on the same day. With six cities already committed, we are hoping you will consider hosting an event with your local community.

***BWB is partnering with a Peruvian organization, Pisco Sin Fronteras who is continuing BWB's work in Peru. BWB continues to facilitate the recruitment of hard working volunteers to help out with the reconstruction efforts there. Join us!

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RAT'S RENTAL BIKES FOR LONG-DISTANCE BURNERS

Our friend Rat, up in Sparks, writes to remind us it's time to rent a bike for the Burn ... if you're coming from far away, that is. He says:

"If this is the first time you've heard of me, I've been providing bikes for long-distance Burners for over a dozen years. I live in Sparks, next door to Reno, just a block or so from the main route to Burning Man, I-80, with easy off and on.

As usual, I'm primarily trying to get bikes into the hands of people who travel a long way to attend the Burn -- at least 1,000 miles from Reno. {Canada excepted}.

This year I have more bikes than usual, so I don't expect to run out so fast, but please don't wait too long to reserve yours!

For more info or to make reservations, please contact me at: nv_desert_rat (at) nvbell (dot) net

Thanks!
Rat"

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CALLING ALL ARTISTS! ANNOUNCING THE 2ND ROUND ART GRANT CYCLE FOR APOGAEA 2009

Feb. 9 - Mar. 9, 2009

The Apogaea (the Colorado regional Burn scheduled for June 4th - 7th) Creative Committee will open up the Grant Cycle for ROUND TWO, starting February 9th. We heard your plea that there are many smaller projects out there that do not need as much time to put together or need as much funding and we've answered it with an additional round of grants that are smaller in value. i.e. $25, $50, $100, $200.

P.S. Daytime art is highly encouraged... desired... longed for!

Best of luck to everyone!

Submit here: http://www.apogaea.com/form-artgrant.php
Deadline: Midnight, March 09, 2009
Grants awarded on: by March 16, 2009
Checks sent by: March 31, 2009
More info about Art and Theme Camps: http://apogaea.com/artcamps.php
Questions: email --> creativegrants (at) apogaea (dot) com

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FUNDRAISER FOR THE GERLACH MEDICAL CLINIC

OK, we realize the number of people who can actually make it to this event is miniscule, but ... well ... you never know, and Gerlach is our favorite town in the desert, right after Black Rock City. We aim to help them out however and whenever we can. If you're able to make it out there, this is sure to be a hootenanny.

Valentine's Day BBQ Dinner and Dance
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Gerlach Community Center

Dinner 5:00 to 7:00 PM
Dance 8:00 to 11:00 PM

No host bar - Drink tickets are $2.50 each

Dinner - Single $9.00/Couple $17.00
Dance - Single $6.00/Couple $11.00
Dinner/Dance for a couple is $28.00

Menu:
BBQ Tri Tip and Shrimp
Baked Potato
Green Salad
French Bread

DJ from Reno
Great door prizes throughout the evening.

All proceeds will remain in Gerlach to help with the clinic. Any questions, please call Bobbie Barlow at 775-557-2614

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BURNING MAN PRESENTS: BURNAL EQUINOX 2009 FLAMBE LOUNGE!

Saturday, February 28, 2009
8PM-3AM
At Mission Rock Café - Indoor/Outdoor Waterfront Nightclub Lounge and Restaurant
817 Terry Francois Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94158 http://www.missionrockcafe.com $15 in Playa Finery; $20 in street clothes
21+ over

Evolutionary attire encouraged! Dress for indoor and outdoor weather on the Bay

See Evolution theme info: http://www.burningman.com/art_of_burningman/bm09_theme.html

We will be collecting canned food donations for the SF Food Bank. Yes we CAN!
Happy Hour Drink Specials and early bird treats!
Food service available for dinner and snacks overlooking the Bay

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Burning Man is thrilled to put out the call to YOU to participate in creating our first Flambe Lounge of 2009! Performing artists, DJs, musicians, artists and theme camps, we want to hear from you! Whatcha got? Email flambelounge (at) burningman (dot) com. To volunteer, email firekitty (at) burningman (dot) com to join the do-ocracy!

At this midpoint between burns, we gather as a community to reflect on last year's American Dreams and this year's EVOLUTION as a world community! This February also happens to be the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species.

This Burnal Equinox we will be joined by almost 100 volunteer Burning Man regional contacts and amazing community organizers from around the globe, who will be in town for a Burning Man Regional Summit. Come meet them and see what the Burning Man community is doing year-round! We will be featuring imagery from Burning Man regional events and community projects here, there and EVERYWHERE! AND ... you'll get a SNEAK PREVIEW of some of the 2009 Burning Man Art Grant Recipients!!!

Just a few of the many performers and artists already participating are: Ubuv, The Fringe, Dustfish, False Profit Labs, Loyd Family Players, DJ Dragn'fly, Dex Stakker, Sparkinzi, DJ Cory, DJ Griffin, Drinking With Bukowski, Bat Country, Hal "Rainbow Puddles" Muskat, Celestine Star, Ron Halbert, Jason Stephens, Dan Macchiarini's "Darwin", and the musical clown antics of Gooferman. More signing up daily!!!

So, come stir up the magical energy of Burnal Equinox as we stand at the mid-point in our burning year. Evolutionary attire especially encouraged at this Flambe Lounge with plenty of art and dancing on two floors and an outside waterfront patio!

Additional info will soon be available at:

http://www.burningman.com/special_events

For info on upcoming Burning Man community events in San Francisco, subscribe now to: sanfrancisco-announce-subscribe (at) burningman (dot) com.

See you February 28th!

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TICKETS FOR "NOWHERE" EUROBURN EVENT NOW ON SALE

Tuatha of the annual Euroburn called "Nowhere" writes to tell us that tickets have gone on sale for this awesome event, which takes places in the high desert of Spain. Aaaaand that would be in Europe. He says:

"Hey Nooners!

I have three bits of excellent news for you all so without further ado, let's get on with it!

1. Tickets
That's right! As of this moment tickets are on sale for Nowhere 2009. So if you're half as excited as we are rock yr kinky lil' socks on over to the website. You can hit the ticket page directly here:

http://www.goingnowhere.org/en/tickets.html

... and just a reminder the ticket tiers are as follows:

Tier 1: 60 euros — for people on low incomes (on sale in February) and for children (5—12) (on sale until 30 May) – for more information, please email tickets (at) goingnowhere (dot) org
Tier 2: 95 euros — on sale until 30 May
Tier 3: 125 euros — on sale until 5 July
Tier 4: 180 euros — on sale at the gate — no gate sales after Friday midday

This year we are using a completely new system for ticketing so in case you encounter problems or have any questions please contact: tickets (at) goingnowhere (dot) org

Which brings me to the next piece of news.

2. New Website
Yep the Nowhere website has just gotten a total overhaul, streamlined so we can bring you more up-to-date news, photos and and event info, as well as a new wiki for you all to post information about your plans and ideas for Nowhere 2009. And before you fret about the old wiki, it's still accessible! Just head on over to http://wiki.goingnowhere.org

If you do spot any issues with the website please drop geeks (at) goingnowhere (dot) org a line so we can iron out the creases so to speak.

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to http://www.goingnowhere.org

3. New Photos
We finally have photos up from Nowhere 2008, All the images are available for your viewing pleasure at http://www.goingnowhere.org/en/gallery.html

Enjoy!
-Tuatha"

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GEORGE POST'S BURNING MAN 2008 PHOTO GALLERY

We are very happy to report that long-time Burning Man photographer George Post has gotten his gorgeous pictures from Burning Man 2008 up on his website. George's shots are always a treat, and are sure to warm yer cockles during the long winter months. Enjoy!

Burning Man: http://tinyurl.com/ce8wyy

People: http://tinyurl.com/c6r4xj

Vehicles: http://tinyurl.com/bpbasf

Art: http://tinyurl.com/cem2zw

You can click "Start Slideshow" for each set of pix; the show will run automatically, but if you mouse over the lower part of the image you'll see controls for back, pause, and forward so you can go at your own pace.

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Soundtrack for this JRS: Radiohead, Beirut, My Morning Jacket, The Reindeer Section

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