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JRS VOLUME #16; ISSUE #29

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 16, Issue #29
August 4, 2012

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INTRODUCTION

LATEST NEWS:
+ 2012-2013 BURNING MAN CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE!
+ DOING A SPEAKER SERIES OR INTELLECTUAL PURSUIT ON PLAYA? LET US KNOW
+ CENSUS PROJECT SEEKS ANDROID PHONES FOR DATA COLLECTION
+ GERLACH WATER SALES CORRECTION
+ NEVADA FOOD LICENSES
+ CONNECT WITH YOUR PLAYA NEIGHBORHOOD
+ TIME TO BURN IPHONE/IPAD APP
+ DOWNLOAD THIS FREE GIFTING APP
+ RIGGING ADVICE FROM THE EXPERTS AT SUSPENDED ANIMATION
+ BERNIE MANN GIVING AWAY A FREE BURNING MAN TICKET ... LIVE!

ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ LOSING JOB WITH CITY FREES MEHL RENNER TO BE CREATIVE
+ GEORGE POST INTERVIEWED IN HIGH CONTRAST REVIEW
+ WHY THE NOSE?

PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ JARED MECHABER'S 12 YEARS OF BURNING MAN PHOTO GALLERY
+ THE GOLDEN SPIKE 2012

PARTICIPATE:
+ THE BLACK ROCK BEACON: BACK WITH MORE BACON
+ VOLUNTEER TO BE A TEMPLE GUARDIAN
+ PERFORM, SPEAK OR VOLUNTEER AT THE CENTER CAMP CAFE PERFORMANCE STAGE
+ WANT TO BE IN ROCK STAR LIBRARIANS PLAYA MUSIC GUIDE? YEAH YOU DO.
+ CALLING ALL EDU-BURNERS!
+ RECYCLE OLD COSTUMES AT KOSTUME KULT
+ SEEKING SMALL GIFTS OF METAL FOR THE UK REGIONAL CORE PROJECT
+ FIRE SAFETIES NEEDED
+ NATURALISTS WANTED FOR BURNING MAN NATURE WALKS
+ BEE PEOPLE FLASH MOB
+ CALL FOR AERIAL PERFORMERS!
+ HUMILIATE YOURSELF IN PUBLIC: SHARE STORIES FROM YOUR TEEN JOURNAL
+ GOLDEN CAFE SEEKS MUSICIANS
+ BLACK ROCK YEARBOOK IS TAKING REQUESTS FOR GROUP PHOTOS
+ BOTANIKA BODHI MANMAN NAN BEEJEEZUS TEACHES YOU TO BE A PSYCHIC STALKER
+ LIVE BANDS WANTED TO PLAY AT ELEPHANT BIRD CAMP!
+ LET'S TAKE OVER THE PIER ON TUESDAY EVE ON THE PLAYA!

SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ HELP THESE ART PROJECTS GET ACROSS THE FINISH LINE
+ THE DREAM BOX
+ GOT A MASSAGE TABLE? HEEBEEGEEBEE HEALERS CAMP WANTS 'EM

EVENTS & HAPPENINGS:
+ ROY2000'S BURNING MAN FILM IN NAVADA CITY FILM FEST - AUG 17 & 19
+ BURNING MAN & THE MEANING OF LIFE DOCUMENTARY - DELREY BEACH, FL - DEC 1

CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN:
+ Burning Man on your favorite social networks

ADMINISTERRATA:
+ Want to unsubscribe from the JRS? Srsly? OK, here's how: http://bit.ly/nxU8Gz

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The Golden Spike is in the ground, and the DPW is on playa, creating the infrastructure of Black Rock City. We've just completed our final sale of 1,000 tickets to excited Burners, and we're getting closer every day.

If you (like us) are busy with your playa planning, we direct your attention to this cool online tool that facilitates collaborative project planning ... these folks created a free, customized version of the tool just for Burners -- BurnerAsana. Plenty of folks we know are using it with great success. Check it out: www.asana.com/burningman.

We appreciate your keeping up with all the super-frequent and jam-packed JRSs these days -- that's just the way it goes ... there's SO much that goes into preparing for Burning Man and making it happen, and we don't want you to lack a clue on the important stuff ... and there's a TON of important stuff. We've got a lot more editions coming your way in the next couple weeks, right up until you hit the road for Black Rock City. Stay strong!

Speaking of staying strong, be forewarned that this is looking to be our dustiest year in years ... perhaps ever! So you're going to want to really double down on your dust prevention efforts, kids. Goggles, dust masks (we like bandanas), plastic tubs and ziplock bags to keep your stuff dust-free (until it's not), dust-proofing your shelter, fat-tired bikes, extra contact lenses ... you get the idea. Veteran Burners will tell you that dust is always an integral part of the experience, and it's so true ... but as much as we revel in its alkaline awesomeness, it's critical to be prepared. Woot!

The Man burns in 28 days!!

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2012-2013 BURNING MAN CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE!

The 2012-2013 Official Burning Man Calendar is now available in our marketplace at http://bit.ly/LtDKJT. This year's edition can be hung on a wall or used on a desktop. It features over 75 stunning images from throughout the history of Burning Man and beyond the trash fence.

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DOING A SPEAKER SERIES OR INTELLECTUAL PURSUIT ON PLAYA? LET US KNOW

Soon we're going to be doing a round-up of all the speaker series, workshops, talks, conferences (really?) or whatever creative form of intellectual pursuit on playa, so if you've got one, email it to pq (at) burningman (dot) com with the subject line "INTELLECTUAL PURSUIT", and we'll include it (unless you're just jerking us around, of course, which ... please don't).

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CENSUS PROJECT SEEKS ANDROID PHONES FOR DATA COLLECTION

The Droids We’re Looking For ... The Census Samplers would LOVE donations of old Android cell phones! We’ll use the phones to capture data when we do quick surveys of randomly sampled Burners—and we’ll be able to share the findings quickly and easily. We’re looking for Androids with an operating system of 2.3 or later, which means that if your phone was made in 2010 or later, it should work. Ideally, you’d send us the phone along with its working battery and memory card, too. We’ll load our software onto the phone, and it will be used well. You won’t get your phone back, but your donation will help the Census team create a more accurate picture of the population of Black Rock City.

Please send the phone as soon as possible to (by Aug 7)
Census Samplers @ Burning Man
995 Market Street, 15th floor
San Francisco CA 94117

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GERLACH WATER SALES CORRECTION

The Gerlach Water sales information was incorrect in that they are not taking fill up appointments this year, it is during hours of sales only. Therefore:

"Gerlach General Improvement District -- 330 Short Drive - 775-557-2601 Open Aug 20-23, 9am-5pm; Aug 24-27, 6am-midnight; and Aug 28-29, 9am-9pm. The Gerlach GID (the local governing body of Gerlach, just a few miles from BRC) will be selling potable water to fill up RVs and water tanks of any size, with the funds going to support the town of Gerlach. Located in front of the town's Community Center, look out for directional signs just as you enter town on Main Street. Rates are 50 cents per gallon up to 100 gallons, 45 cents per gallon between 100 and 200 gallons, and 40 cents per gallon for above 200 gallons. Cash only, but ATM is onsite. Call the office or email gerlachgid (at) yahoo (dot) com with any questions."

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NEVADA FOOD LICENSES

Are you serving food on playa? Wondering if you need a Nevada Food License to do it? Good question. Here's what you need to know:http://bit.ly/QH0Exy

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CONNECT WITH YOUR PLAYA NEIGHBORHOOD

There's a group of neighborhood discussion threads on the ePlaya, should you want to get all neighborly and stuff. Cuz yeah you do ... especially when you want to borrow a cup of sugar or a hunk of rebar -- as you do. Check it:

3:00 Neighborhood camps for 2012
http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?f=283&t=54645

4:30 Neighborhood camps for 2012
http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?f=283&t=55891

6:00 Neighborhood camps for 2012
http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?f=283&t=55892

7:30 Neighborhood camps for 2012
http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?f=283&t=55893

9:00 Neighborhood camps for 2012
http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?f=283&t=55894

2:00/10:00 Neighborhood camps for 2012
http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?f=283&t=55895

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TIME TO BURN IPHONE/IPAD APP

So very psyched about this ... Terry writes:

"The 2012 version of the Time To Burn iPhone/iPad app is now available (for free) in the Apple app store. In addition to providing a handy countdown to the main event, the app includes a snapshot of the Playa Event calendar for off-line browsing, the list of registered theme camps, and the 2012 map of the city.

The app has been significantly enhanced since last year, thanks to the feedback from the Burning Man community.

Enjoy, and swing by Homojitoville (8:45 and E) to say "Hi!" or look for me at the the Billion Bunny March!

Terry"

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DOWNLOAD THIS FREE GIFTING APP

Artem Peplov writes:

"We want to make burners aware of a new app that we built to facilitate giving and sharing among friends -- literally bringing the Gifting culture into the default world. The app is called the givengine and is available as a free download (naturally!) in the App Store:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/givengine/id533836009?mt=8

Our small team worked pretty darn hard over the course of last year to get this sharing tool ready for our friends and families (and You!) to enjoy just in time to plan for Burning Man!

Whether you have costumes you want to pass on or equipment you’re willing to lend because you won’t make it to playa this year, we hope that you give what you don’t need and share what you're not using. You can also offer up your time or skills to assist others.

There is no exchange of money or bartering involved. Give and you shall receive!

You can find out more at givengine.org or our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/givengine."

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RIGGING ADVICE FROM THE EXPERTS AT SUSPENDED ANIMATION

Wow wow wow. If you know Suspended Animation camp, well, let's just say they know how to tie things (and people) up. They've provided an incredible guide to rigging your structures on playa (THANK YOU, GUYS!) ... check this out:

"The good folks at Suspended Animation pride themselves on the skill of tying things to, you know, other things. Several years on the playa have provided some hard-won lessons, and thus we give you: "How To Tie Your Camp Up And Make It Behave", a practical guide to not being the camp whose unofficial flag is the shredded tarp, or the camp whose unofficial sculpture is entitled Dude What Happened To Our Shade Structure, Dude?

http://suspendedanimationcrew.com/burningman/How_To_Tie_Your_Camp_Up.pdf "

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BERNIE MANN GIVING AWAY A FREE BURNING MAN TICKET ... LIVE!

Bernie Mann who provided us with some great levity during the ticket snafu has resurfaced. He truly does have ONE ticket to give away and is doing it live on August 5th. All info can be deciphered at www. freeburningmantickets.com check it out for a good giggle. Here's the teaser video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnYtFXCv1SY&feature=youtu.be

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LOSING JOB WITH CITY FREES MEHL RENNER TO BE CREATIVE

Nice story about a Burner and his creative streak.

http://bit.ly/PqWhCH

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GEORGE POST INTERVIEWED IN HIGH CONTRAST REVIEW

Sam writes:

"Burning Man Documentarian George Post is back on High Contrast Review! He shares a peak at his new book that chronicles over two decades of life on the playa, offers technical advice for aspiring burn photographers, and muses over the merge of technology and psychology.

http://highcontrastreview.com/visual/eyes-ahead-with-the-past-in-mind

Energy and Light!

Sam Kulla, Editor
High Contrast Review"

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WHY THE NOSE?

We came across Tex Allen and his awesome calling-cum-project through the magic of the interwebs, and we tracked him down to give us the inside scoop on the nose. Cuz we love the nose.

http://blog.burningman.com/2012/08/participate/why-the-nose/

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JARED MECHABER'S 12 YEARS OF BURNING MAN PHOTO GALLERY

Holy wow this gallery is amazing. Thank you Jared!

http://www.mechaber.com/index2.php#/fgallery1/1/

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THE GOLDEN SPIKE 2012

The Golden Spike ceremony is an annual ritual of marking the centerpoint, and the origin of Black Rock City. John Curley covers it in words and beautiful photos here:

http://blog.burningman.com/2012/07/building-brc/the-golden-spike/

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THE BLACK ROCK BEACON: BACK WITH MORE BACON

"The Black Rock Beacon is tickled a rosy pink to be announcing our 8th year serving Black Rock City with crispy and chewy morsels of news, views, and totally tangential references to pork-related products.

We will be producing five issues during the week to entertain and inform the record population of our Burning burg. The paper is produced onsite, using decade-old computers and a press in the back of a van.

Beacon Burnalists have already begun to gather information for this year's papers but we are hungry for more. We have a long list of stories we would like to do, and we need writers to do them. There are also openings for editors, production people, illustrators, schwag-starved delivery folks, and if you're good at assembling Playatech furniture, we need some extra chairs.

If you know us and love us from past years, please consider making a donation to support our work. We would like to increase our press run; paper and ink are among our largest expenses, and the population keeps growing. We are also in the market for an approximately 40' by 20' tarp or similar shade structure, and we're willing to talk donation, rental, loan, or purchase.

No money? No time to volunteer? No problem. We exist to serve Black Rock City, we are happy if you read our paper. You can also drop by our camp just to say hi, we will be located in Center Camp, 1:15 the Inner Circle of Center Camp, right across from the Cafe. Our City Desk will operate all day and late into the night, you can come by and discuss the news of the day, what you would like to see in the paper, and whether fried or baked is the better approach.

If you want to join us, see our website at www.blackrockbeacon.org for information, shoot an email to questions (at) blackrockbeacon (dot) org or come by for our daily team meeting at 10:30 a.m. at our camp. Donations can be made via PayPal or credit card on our website.

Lux. Veritas. Lardum."

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VOLUNTEER TO BE A TEMPLE GUARDIAN

DhammaSeeker writes:

"Behind the Temple stands a group that has quietly watched over those structures each year since 2002. The main duty of the Temple Guardians is to protect the Temple and all of those who visit it. We stand with love for the Temple and everything that it stands for.

Temple Guardian shifts run 4 hours each, 24 hours a day.

During your Temple shift, there are a number of duties you may be asked to perform. Guardians keep watch for injuries and unsafe conditions, including fire, climbing, vehicle traffic, and problems with the structure. We do not make rules, nor are we enforcers; we watch quietly and act skillfully when necessary to protect the safety and sacred space of the Temple.

Most of all we provide the Temple with grounding and love. We follow a philosophy that says small pushes from a great distance help keep the Temple a serene space. When we do interact with participants, we do so with love, carrying the sacred space of the Temple with us in to every interaction.

On Sunday, Guardians maintain the perimeter with the Black Rock Rangers and Temple Crew for the Temple burn.

If the Temple has a special place in your heart, join us and help create the space for another to have the wonder that brought you back.

To join our group, please email templeguardians@templeguardians.org."

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PERFORM, SPEAK OR VOLUNTEER AT THE CENTER CAMP CAFE PERFORMANCE STAGE

1.) Aerial in the Cafe

We have a small aeiral rig in the center camp cafe which we are providing for experienced aerialists who want to share their act with the community. The rig is small in size: 18.5' tall by 11' wide and will only accommodate STATIC single or double-point acts which do not involve swinging, hoisting or ellipses. You must have your own apparatus, which will be inspected and rigged by our rigger (my name here?). We emphasize that this is an invitation for experienced aerialists who have a developed act only, it is not a training rig. In order to get scheduled, either email karl (at) burningman (dot) com before August 15th or come to the center camp cafe sound booth from Monday thru Thursday between 5 and 6pm to meet Karl and talk to him about scheduling your gift.

2.) Occupy the Imagination Speaker Series

To all you geeky, sexy Nerds, thinkers, general miscreants who like to challenge your assumptions and knowledge:

Occupy the imagination is a opportunity to participate intellectually at Burning Man. Drop your ego. Challenge your Id. Blow minds or have them blown. Occupy the Imagination is a public forum created to inspire dialogue between burners through moderated talks. These talks range from protest movements, sustainability, technology, expanding consciousness, The past, present and future of BM, The ethos and 10 principals of BM and how they can be applied in other real life situations and many other things. The speaker series is happening in Center Camp on the Spoken word and Performance stages daily.

To learn more and submit a proposal, go here: http://bit.ly/KojW5b

3.) Come Volunteer at the Center Camp Cafe Performance Stage!

The Center Camp Cafe stages offer, without citation or reference, the most strange and eclectic gathering of talent in the world. It brings instruments and musicians to audiences that cannot always be predicted or described, and it services the ears and eyes of Black Rock City for 24 hours a day, every day of the event. This herculean task cannot be done without the assistance of the community, and we implore you to join us at the stage. We need a wide range of talents for a variety of duties. Three duties, in fact.

Stage managers wrangle the talent, keep the stage (somewhat) organized and on time, and manage the big picture of our little stage.

Gear Gods build up and tear down the stage, very quickly, very often; you need to have a basic knowledge of how rigs work, where cords plug, and speak a bit of musician-ese.

Sound Engineers run the board. They fondle the knobs and caress the dials. Sound can be funny out there; the engineer needs to hear the dust caked speaker and make it sing, not cough.

If you want to grace us with your skills and presence, email themitch (at) burningman (dot) com. Let him know what position suits your fancy and when you want to work. From there, we're sure something strange but appropriate will occur.

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WANT TO BE IN ROCK STAR LIBRARIANS PLAYA MUSIC GUIDE? YEAH YOU DO.

The one and only Rockstar Librarian, purveyor of only the finest playa sound camp line-up lists, writes:

"Be in the 7th annual Rock Star Librarian Burning Man Music Calendar! Please help me help you RAWK the playa!

If you are a sound camp and want to be included in the guide, send an email to therockstarlibrarian (at) gmail (dot) com with this information:

SUBJECT: Your Camp Name

MESSAGE: The name(s) and email(s) for your camp’s music lineup guru(s)

NEW THIS YEAR: Please do not send lineups directly to this email. I have a new process to gather your awesome info! Once I have your camp contact(s), I’ll email your camp the details!

The guide will be available for download the week before Gate opens via my Facebook Fan Page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rockstar-Librarian-Fan-Page/125145057538915 and Twitter at https://twitter.com/rockstarlibn Let’s get our booty shakeshake on!

Dusty hugs,
Rock Star Librarian"

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CALLING ALL EDU-BURNERS!

Jennifer writes:

"The goal of BREC is to create a staff development opportunity unlike any other- where we help each other to bring the magic home to our students. Teach a workshop! Collaborate on lesson plans! Bring home a slick flyer to prove to your administration that the art festival you missed the first week of school to go to is semi-legitimate!

As opening day approaches, we're putting together this year's sessions. Look for us in the What, Where, When for this year. I'm still looking for a few more speakers, so if you're interested, shoot me an email with "BREC Presenter" in the subject line (so I don't lose it in the vast wasteland of my inbox in the midst of BM prep.) If you need an invite letter, please ask soon! Put "BREC Invite Request" in the subject line and don't forget to tell me who it should be addressed to, and the address so I can keep it as professional looking as possible.

The final conference flyer pdf will go out in a few weeks (typically the week before the burn) and I'll have printed copies on site for you to bring home to your various administrators. If you haven't liked our page yet, please check it out at www.facebook.com/BlackRockEducatorsConsortium. I post the flyers there, and it's a good place to get announcements.

BREC 2012 will be held on Weds and Thurs from noon to 4 at Lahontan Korps, in Gigsville (3:30, E-G.) LK is the giant camo net camp, and we'll have bright signs on the main streets directing you in.

Send questions and requests to JennNelson3 (at) gmail (dot) com (make sure to put BREC in the subject line,) or to our FB page!"

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RECYCLE OLD COSTUMES AT KOSTUME KULT

Costume Jim writes:

"Kostume Kult is BAAAACKKK but in a brand new location at *** 2:45 and Esplanade*** within Nyrvana Village. Every year we recycle hundreds of pounds of costumery and fancy fashion items donated by costume companies, theater groups and burners like YOU whose closets and other crevices are bursting with costumery of days-gone-by. So please consider giving these items one last big hurrah -- on the backs, butts and boobs of your Burner brethren and sistren whose burns you could greatly enhance with your gift. So come find the Kostume Dome next to the Nyrvana Village arch at 2:45 and esplanade or email us at Squamazon (at) gmail (dot) com to ship to our costume drop location in Davis, CA. (Receiving deadline August 17th!). Or come by to help give costumes away!"

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SEEKING SMALL GIFTS OF METAL FOR THE UK REGIONAL CORE PROJECT

This is pretty neat (file under: what CAN you do at Burning Man?). Romy writes:

"This year, the UK Regional Burning Man Community will create one of the largest collaborative art projects from this side of the pond as part of the Circle of Regional Effigies (CORE). The 'Tower of Nowhere' is a 20-foot bell tower and a physical manifestation of our community. It represents our hopes, dreams, memories, life, death and eventually, rebirth.

The bell founding will take place on Tuesday, August 28th 2012, at night, beside the Tower of Nowhere. We will cast five bells, one large central one which hangs as the centrepiece. This bell will be encircled by four others, hung on each support.

You are invited to donate small gifts of metal to the molten metal, in order to become a part of one of the bells yourself. We are looking for token amounts of metals. This ritual is about everyone coming together and making the bells with cherished memories. Maybe donate that ring from an old girlfriend that you just can't throw away, or that copper bracelet you never wear which has been sitting in your jewelry box for decades. The emphasis is on small, meaningful, symbolic and ritualistic.

What metal is good to go in?
- Most rings and earrings are good to go
- Metals with low melting points, such as copper, bronze, brass, tin, pewter, gold, silver, zinc, aluminium, led
- US pennies are good to go in

And what is NOT good to go in?
- Most piercing materials are made of titanium and surgical steels , so not good
- Metal jewellery with set stone aren't good
- No keys
- Metals with high melting points like such steel, mild steel, stainless steel, titanium cannot go in

We will start the furnace at sunset, around 7:30pm, and will be going for 2 to 3 hours. The making of the 'Greeters' bell will start from 9:00pm sharp. If you can't make this event but would like to gift some material to the bell, come and find us at the Tower of Nowhere. The UK CORE team will be at there all of Tuesday, or on Monday when there will be a box for you to put your gifts in."

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FIRE SAFETIES NEEDED

This? This is fun. 24/7 writes:

"On Friday night Anubis, the 50' tall Jackal God of the Underworld, will burn, and we need YOUR help in making it happen. If you have any experience in fire perimeter or fire safety (or you want to get some), please get in touch with 247 (at) anubis2012 (dot) com.

Thanks, and we look forward to getting dusty with you.....

Mitchell AKA 24/7"

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NATURALISTS WANTED FOR BURNING MAN NATURE WALKS

Going with the assumption that "naturalist" doesn't mean "nudist", but either way ... our good friend Andy Baker writes:

"The Burning Man Nature Walk series returns for its 13th year on the playa! We take busloads of Black Rock citizens to explore the surrounding landscape. Register at the Earth Guardians Pavilion on the playa: no advance reservations.

We invite you to participate with the nature walks as a guest expert about some aspect of the desert. Biologists, geologists, birders, historians, desert rats – anyone who’d like to share their knowledge in the field. You can research a subject for a short talk, or just come explore and show what you know. To volunteer, contact swampburner (at) gmail (dot) com. There will be a trip leader meeting at 3 pm on Tuesday, Aug. 28th at the Earth Guardians Pavilion."

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BEE PEOPLE FLASH MOB

Ramona Mayhem writes:

"We, the Bee Ppl @ the BuzzInn (a swanky lil dHive bar @ 6 & Dandelion~part of Silicon Village ) would like to invite you to join us in a flash mob doing the Waggle dance! Max Lanman, creator and producer of this song and video, has graciously allowed us to borrow his song. -- Check out this video on YouTube:

http://bit.ly/NXQ9nZ

We ask that you dress up in your finest black and yellow bizzee bee costume, antennae provided, wings optional. Show up Wednesday, 1:45-2:15 pm. (We are behind Center Camp). The song is only 2:10 but we'll have a little bit of time to coordinate beforehand. Live groovy DJ beats and honey sweetened peppermint mate available until 4pm! Bee the Change! Bzzzzzzz!!! >'='< "

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CALL FOR AERIAL PERFORMERS!

Fly! Be free! Jeremy writes:

"Automatic Subconscious, (located at 2:30 & Esplanade), is seeking experienced aerial performers to participate at a Burning Man Aerial Showcase in our awesome 21’ high dome on Thursday at 8pm. We will have silks and Lyra hung, (if you have any other single point gear, trapeze, rope etc, we can accommodate).

Burners will be able to experience your gifts on cushions on the floor, or in the awesome vantage point of our upper level rope hammock that circles the top of the dome, (and can exit on our new upper level escape slide!).

This is for experienced performers only, (we also have aerial classes, meet and greets, and skill shares during the week for all including non-pros).

Please contact: Jeremy (JEM) @ alligerarts@gmail.com, if interested, or with any questions."

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HUMILIATE YOURSELF IN PUBLIC: SHARE STORIES FROM YOUR TEEN JOURNAL

Surely to be a hoot. Megan writes:

"Did you keep a journal as a teen? Bring it to Center Camp Spoken Word stage Wed and Fri at 12:30 and participate in My Teenage Angst. Share your stories of hormone fueled crushes, parental woes, and your first time, all written by your younger self! Wonderfully embarrassing and so very entertaining! Contact info (at) myteenageangst (dot) com for more details or just show up!"

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GOLDEN CAFE SEEKS MUSICIANS

Lucifer (hey, who are we to judge?) writes:

"Celebrating its 10th anniversary on playa this year, the Golden Cafe returns as your home for live improvised music! Full bands and individual musicians from around the world have congregated on our stage for the past decade, to jam with each other, and remind the world that horns and drums and guitars and fiddles can still set the days and nights ablaze.

If you would like to perform, join our Google Group:
http://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/black-rock-musicians

Or message us on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/goldencafe

Lucifer
http://www.goldencafe.org
http://www.blackrockfrenchquarter.org "

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BLACK ROCK YEARBOOK IS TAKING REQUESTS FOR GROUP PHOTOS

Rad. DougJ11 writes:

"Have a big theme camp? Crazy mutant vehicle or great art installation? Get it in the yearbook! We have a limited amount of slots open to come and take your camp's group photo for the yearbook. To schedule a group photo email us: info (at) blackrockyearbook (dot) com

Tells us your project's name, where to go shoot the photo, some preferred times, a contact name. It's also recommended that you check in with us on playa prior to your shoot day. We can't get to everyone so you also are more than welcome to also take a high rez photo of your camp and send it in after the event.

For regular yearbook photos and small groups, Come to our camp at 4:45 in center camp circle. We are open daily from 11am - 4:30 pm. Bring a playa name or else we'll give you one for your photo. Be patient with us, we're a little smaller this year but we'll be there!

dougj11
www.blackrockyearbook.com"

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BOTANIKA BODHI MANMAN NAN BEEJEEZUS TEACHES YOU TO BE A PSYCHIC STALKER

You just can't make this stuff up. Amberly writes:

"Never Leave His Thoughts! The Botanika Bodhi Manman Nan Beejeezus Located in the French Quarter, Will Teach You How To Be A Psychic Stalker!! Please join our workshop: Using Energy Balls To Send Telepathic Messages. http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/120464374764019/

We are also still looking for members to join our camp! Do you have a flair for the mystical? Do you channel messages, talk to spirits, read tarot, read palms, astral travel or bend spoons with your mind? Then we want you! If you dont do any of things, but feel you would be a good fit for our camp then contact: Chakra Khan at: eatbasil (at) yahoo (dot) com. Or you may visit our website at: http://www.blackrockfrenchquarter.org/join/ and fill out the form and I will contact you. Feel free to like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/botanicabejeezus "

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LIVE BANDS WANTED TO PLAY AT ELEPHANT BIRD CAMP!

Graham Rumplestiltskin McCleod (real name?) writes:

"Elephant Bird Camp (7:15 & C) is looking for live bands to perform at two of our live music events. We need Jazz bands/musicians for our Tuesday day event Jazzy Juice, where we will be serving up freshly made juice smoothies to the tunes of live jazz! On Wednesday night we are looking for bands with a flair for performance to accompany our resident costumed dance band, i can dress myself. Please send us an email with some music links if you are interested. Thanks!"

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LET'S TAKE OVER THE PIER ON TUESDAY EVE ON THE PLAYA!

Franny writes:

"Get your seal on and meet other seals at the Pier with your cocktails in hand!! We can all be seals of approval for ART ART ART (in your best seal voice). There will be a Seal of Disapproval on hand as well. If you are not so keen on being a seal, you can always bring something to share and go clubbing!!!

PLEASE SHARE WITH FIRST TIMERS !!!!!!
http://www.burningman.com/first_timers/

HERE'S THE PIER
https://www.facebook.com/ThePier2012?ref=ts "

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HELP THESE ART PROJECTS GET ACROSS THE FINISH LINE

These honorarium art projects could really use your help ... they're in the last throes of their fundraising efforts, and are currently coming up a bit short. Help push them over the finish line if you can:

Tree of Transmutation: http://kck.st/M9PRr1
The Universe Revolves Around You: http://kck.st/M9Q4KQ

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THE DREAM BOX

This comes from Teddy, the guy who made last years Dr Seuss video ... you remember that, right? Yeah you do.

"Today I launched a Kickstarter campaign for a project that is designed to make peoples dreams come true.

It's called The Dream Box. It is a solar powered video booth that is going to the playa, where people will be able to walk into it and record a statement of their own dreams into an HD camera. It will be functional 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. After the Burn I will then take all of the most beautiful, heartfelt dreams and make them into a film for the world to see. This way the world can directly respond to the people of Burning Man via email and help make their dreams come true.

Here is the Project:
http://kck.st/Q4KD63

Many many thanks,
Teddy"

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GOT A MASSAGE TABLE? HEEBEEGEEBEE HEALERS CAMP WANTS 'EM

Rad writes:

"Playa Denizens,

A callout to you from your favorite healing oasis on the playa "HeeBeeGeeBee" camp. As you all know, we provide the most delightful healing service on the playa - " Massages".

We are asking for on-playa massage table donations. So, if you and your crew has some spare massage tables, bring them along and drop them in our healing space. Rest assured, the tables will taken care off and more importantly , you will get priority healing service as part of your contribution ;)

Bring them in on the playa or just send us an email and let us know early about your table contribution. 'More tables - More fellow dusters getting massages'

On Playa contact : rAdical or Ying
Off Playa e-contact: rad.desiraju@gmail.com"

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ROY2000'S BURNING MAN FILM IN NAVADA CITY FILM FEST - AUG 17 & 19

Nice! Roy2000's awesome Burning Man film (https://vimeo.com/37149784) has recently been accepted to the 2012 Nevada City Film Festival!

The film will be screening there on Friday, Aug.17 at 8:30pm, and Sunday, Aug.19 at 2:00pm.

http://bit.ly/PqYn5t

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BURNING MAN & THE MEANING OF LIFE DOCUMENTARY - DELREY BEACH, FL - DEC 1

"Learn the meaning of life from fellow burners at the premiere screening in sunny Florida! The documentary that so many of you helped create, Burning Man & The Meaning of Life, will screen December 1st in Delrey Beach. The 9pm screening will be followed by a Q&A and the midnight screening will be followed by a kick-ass after party! Tickets are $15 and may be purchased in advance by going to http://www.jpifproductions.com/. The proceeds will go to the producers, Black Rock Arts Foundation, Burners Without Borders, Burnt Oranges, and the 2013 Florida CORE Project. Come join us for a magical night and fellowship with some amazing people. Click here to view the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpO9bRIkQws Special thanks to Scotty BabyHuey Bizzle for making this event happen!

Want to help schedule a screening in your area? Email info (at) jpifproductions (dot) com

Thanks so much!
Captain Me-dia"

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The Burning Man Regional Network - connect with Burners in your hometown:
http://regionals.burningman.com

Visit our own Lyceum and engage with published authors, bloggers and thinkers in and around the Burning Man community as they observe and comment on our culture and like-minded cultures around the world:
http://blog.burningman.com

The Official Burning Man Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/burningman

Official Burning Man Twitter Account - All Things Burning Man:
http://www.twitter.com/burningman

Black Rock City Twitter Account - All Things BRC:
http://www.twitter.com/blackrockcity

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