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JRS VOLUME #17; ISSUE #32

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 17, Issue #32
July 26, 2013

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INTRODUCTION

LATEST NEWS:
+ BRC LLC AWARDED 4-YEAR EVENT PERMIT
+ NEED TICKETS? THE OMG SALE IS COMING UP!
+ IMPORTANT STEP INFO!
+ PRESS REGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 31
+ OMG- LISTEN TO BMIR WHILE TRAVELING TO BRC!
+ FUEL OPTIONS FOR CAMPS
+ SERVICES FOR THE DISABLED: PLAYA TOURS, CITY BUS, CHARGING STATION FOR CHAIRS & MORE
+ PROMOTE YOUR CAMP'S EVENTS ON BMIR, 94.5 FM!
+ ADD YOUR CAMP AND FIND YOUR FRIENDS ON THE BURNER MAP
+ VALLEY FALLS STAGE STOP STORE

ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ BURNER LEXICON
+ THE POWER OF THE PORTAL
+ OIL DRIP CITY: PROTECT THE PLAYA FROM YOUR UNDERCARRIAGE
+ IN B.C., BURNING MAN IS BOOMING BUSINESS

PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ ARE YOU EXCITED YET?
+ 2012 BURNING MAN GALLERY FROM RACHAEL WRIGHT

PARTICIPATE:
+ WEBCASTER WANTED
+ JOIN THE BURN GARDEN WOOD DONATION TEAM
+ BURNING MAN CENTER CAMP CAFE COFFEE SHOP
+ CALLING ALL FIRE CONCLAVES, FLAME EFFECTS SPECIALISTS, AND FIRE ARTISTS - TO IGNITE "UNIFIRE"!
+ BE A BLACK ROCK SCOUT LEADER!
+ CALL FOR AERIAL PERFORMERS FOR ANNUAL ESPLANADE SHOWCASE, (8:30 & ESPLANADE)
+ MUSICIANS AND VOCALISTS WANTED
+ BRC FASHION SHOW IS SEEKING A PRODUCTION/STAGE MANAGER (OR TWO)!
+ TEDx BRC SEEKING SPEAKERS, VOLUNTEERS, AND PERFORMERS
+ DOWNLOAD THE PAUDIOTRON PLAYLIST FOR YOUR DRIVE TO THE PLAYA
+ CRITICAL TITS PARADE NEEDS YOU

SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ SUPPORT A BURNING MAN PROJECT!
+ HELIX BY CHARLIE GADEKEN
+ BLACK ROCK BIJOU RETURNS
+ MENS AMPLIO - GEEK FEST 2000!

EVENTS & HAPPENINGS:
+ LARRY HARVEY TO SPEAK AT COMMONWEALTH CLUB - SAN FRANCISCO - JULY 31
+ BEYOND THE FENCE TRUNK SHOW - SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 4

BLACK ROCK CITY CIVICS:
+ BATTEN DOWN YOUR CAMP. ALL THE TIME.

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

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

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We're getting down to the wire here, people. Less than a month until this Rabbit heads to the playa, and shortly thereafter (or thereabouts) YOU will be joining us!

Are you getting that butterfly feeling in your belly yet? Maybe bordering on outright panic? Yeah, us too. This is crunch time around BMHQ and you can practically see the tension in the air like so many dust motes. But we're keeping it together. Breathing. We highly recommend that breathing part.

We hope you enjoyed that last JRS, with all the information about transportation and traffic. Can you BELIEVE there's so darn much to KNOW about going to Burning Man? It's insane, we know. But this ain't no picnic, folks. And we like it that way.

As the countdown to the Burn gets shorter, that "Participate" section gets longer and longer, and yep, we're in the thick of it. Enjoy.

The Man burns in 36 days!

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BRC LLC AWARDED 4-YEAR EVENT PERMIT

The Bureau of Land Management has issued Black Rock City, LLC a 4-year Special Recreation Permit (SRP) to host the Burning Man event on the Black Rock Desert, with a maximum population limit of 68,000 participants for the 2013 event.

Being awarded a 4-year SRP is a testament to our community’s longstanding practice of Leave No Trace, enabling us to achieve and surpass the environmental compliance requirements of our event permit’s stipulations. So thank YOU for helping make this possible.

Read the press release here:

http://bit.ly/12kaI8K

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NEED TICKETS? THE OMG SALE IS COMING UP!

Are you or a friend still looking to buy a Burning Man ticket? We've got good news for you! The OMG sale is August 7 at 12pm (noon) PDT. The OMG sale will offer over 1,000 $380 tickets. Tickets are limited to two per person, and you won't be allowed to buy in this sale if you've already bought tickets in one of the earlier sales. Since this sale takes place after our shipping cutoff all these tickets will be held at Will Call. They are fully transferrable.

As with all of our sales this year you need to pre-register. To register for this sale create and complete your Burner Profile at: http://profiles.burningman.com.

SUPER IMPORTANT: You MUST complete your Burner Profile before August 1 at 6pm PDT or you will not be able to register for or participate in the OMG sale. (Note: a Burner Profile is only complete once you have confirmed your email address by clicking on the link in the email confirmation AND filled in your profile information.)

Registration for the OMG sale opens August 2 at 12pm (noon) PDT to those with completed profiles, and will close August 5 at 12pm (noon) PDT. For full information please visit:

http://tickets2.burningman.com

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IMPORTANT STEP INFO!

A reminder that the Secure Ticket Exchange Program (STEP) closes July 31 at 12pm (noon) PST. After then, no tickets can be submitted for resale and no new sign ups to buy tickets will be accepted. Remember that submitting a ticket for resale through STEP doesn't guarantee you'll get refunded your ticket price.

Please help keep tickets moving through STEP as quickly as possible! If you are in the STEP queue and no longer need a ticket please remove yourself from the queue via your Burner Profile. If you get an email offering you a ticket you don't need please use the decline link in the email immediately so that the ticket can be released to the next Burner waiting.

Full info can be found here:

http://tickets2.burningman.com/#STEP

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PRESS REGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 31

If you're professional media person looking to come out and cover Burning Man this year (with a still camera), your deadline to apply is July 31. Visit www.burningman.com/press for more information, and http://www.burningman.com/press/press_apply.html to start the application process. The deadline for motion picture applications was in June - sorry folks!

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OMG- LISTEN TO BMIR WHILE TRAVELING TO BRC!

Driving to the playa? Got a smartphone with internet? Then listen to BMIR, live from the playa, as soon as you leave your driveway.

BMIR broadcasts on the internet from San Francisco year-round, and moves to the playa on Aug 21. Get your phone ready now.

For Android devices, get the BMIR Player for Android
- Google Play http://goo.gl/YV4px
- Amazon Appstore http://goo.gl/djTHj

For iPhone devices,
- Simply browse to http://www.bmir.org

For more info, visit BMIR at Facebook: http://goo.gl/eJDIR

Drive safely, DRIVE THE SPEED LIMIT, ESPECIALLY ON GATE ROAD and enjoy listening to BMIR.

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FUEL OPTIONS FOR CAMPS

We all know it takes fuel to power your Theme Camp and Mutant Vehicles. Please note that we must use extreme caution in the storage of this fuel and prevent both fires and fuel spills. Take a look at our fuel storage guidelines here:

http://www.burningman.com/installations/fuel_storage.html

We have a number of liquid fuel vendors who can help provide daily delivery so you do not have to store large quantities of fuel for the full duration of the event in your camp. They are:

Diesel and Gasoline:
Thomas Petroleum (877) 726-0753
Sierra Fuels (775) 322-2111

Bio-Diesel:
Bently Bio-Fuels (775) 783-8038

Propane is available for purchase in Gerlach from Granite Propane
480 Aspen Way
Gerlach, NV 89412
Contact: Logan Forster
Phone: (775) 223-6093
Dates: Aug. 25th (Sunday) to Aug. 31st (Saturday)
Hours: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Please Email fuel (at) burningman (dot) com if you have any questions.

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SERVICES FOR THE DISABLED: PLAYA TOURS, CITY BUS, CHARGING STATION FOR CHAIRS & MORE

Rat Lady of the Black Rock City Dimension of Accessibility writes:

"Welcome to the BLACK ROCK CITY DIMENSION OF ACCESSIBILITY (formerly 'The Department of Mobility') located in Center Camp at 7 o'clock. BRC DoA offers services for Disabled Burners & Able Bodied Burners in the interest of RADICAL INCLUSION (space permitting, of course):

- Playa tours 4x daily & transportation to the burns
- a wheelchair friendly bus for transportation in the city
- an electric chair charging station
- tips for disabled Burners

See us in the guide under DoA or Dept of Mobility. Visit us! Please pass this on to anyone you think might be able to use our services!

We have space for campers, and welcome any help! Visit http://www.brcdoa.com for more info or contact Rat Lady at brcaccessibility(at)gmail.com."

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PROMOTE YOUR CAMP'S EVENTS ON BMIR, 94.5 FM!

Bobzilla says:

"BMIR, Burning Man Information Radio, is the best way to let the citizens of Black Rock City know about your theme camps, art installations and events. Since Placement is out, right now is the perfect time to record a promotional spot that we'll play on the air repeatedly! While BMIR broadcasts on the internet all year long at http://www.bmir.org, beginning August 1, we will start playing this year's camp promos. Then, starting August 21st, we'll be broadcasting LIVE from the playa, 24 hours a day. Across the city, people will be tuning in to 94.5 FM to hear late-breaking news, weather reports and--of course--your announcements.

It's never too soon to send us your radio spots. (Not sure how to record one? No worries! We've put together a handy tutorial at http://tinyurl.com/mn55p5that will show you how to record an announcement with a free audio program. It's pretty easy.) Please record an MP3 at 320kbps and keep it under 60 seconds long. Don't be afraid to repeat the basic information of what, where and when, and remember to mention your specific location! If you have questions, drop a line to our Promo Whisperer, Douglas, at promodoc (at) douglaswolk (dot) com.

The best way by far to get us your spot is to email an MP3 to us at BMIR (at) burningman (dot) com before the deadline of August 18; that will ensure that we can get your spot properly programmed and in rotation.

If you can't make that deadline, you can also put your announcements on a CD or flash drive and hand-deliver them to BMIR on the playa. BMIR is located just off Center Camp, right between the Black Rock Rangers and the Department of Mutant Vehicles.

And if your plans don't come together in time to pre-record a spot, the BMIR Production Office will be open during the event every day from noon to 4 PM. We can help you record an announcement right on the playa, though there may be a wait.

Thanks, and don't forget to tune your radio to 94.5 FM!

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ADD YOUR CAMP AND FIND YOUR FRIENDS ON THE BURNER MAP

We love this system (now in its 3rd year?)! Mark your camp's location on the Black Rock City map, and find out where your friends are camping. It runs off of your Facebook account, so if you're Facebook-phobic, you're kinda out of luck (yeah we know ... pleh), but if you're down with the Facebooks, it's a great service. Super handy way to keep track of your friends (and people you went to high school with who you thought you'd never see again).

www.burnermap.com

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VALLEY FALLS STAGE STOP STORE

OK, so here’s a thing. This came in from Tom Wright the other day. Thought we’d share it with you so maybe y’all who are coming from the PNW way can stop in on your way through, and show him some true Burner love. Here you go:

“I own ‘The Valley Falls Stage Stop Store’, in Valley Falls Oregon. It is an old stage coach stop & post office, expanded into a gas station, convenience store, antiques, art, jewelry & deli. I am at the junction of Hwy 31 & 395. Located right out my front door is Abert Rim, the highest longest freestanding escarpment in North America, surrounded by natural hot springs. I am 207 miles north of the front gates at Black Rock City. I have always wanted to attend but if I leave many would be w/out fuel here in the high desert. I always put out signs welcoming Burners & have a sign-up canvas for anyone to express themselves on. I love the Burner artists, GREAT people. Last year, however, was only problem(s). My first canvas was taken while I was at lunch one day & I had one group, that reminded me of Rainbow family people, that stole my pain pills & about $350 worth of merchandise. I was very disappointed. I will make it to a Burn one day, I have the place up for sale & when it sells I will be at the next Burn. LoveUawl, Tom Wright, Valley Falls, Oregon

Look forward, as always to seeing some of you, coming and returning. Have some mellow fun @ ‘The Burn’.”

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BURNER LEXICON

Ever wonder what a Sparkle Pony is? How about POOM? Kit O'Connell has been studiously compiling a pretty impressive (albeit incomplete, but granted it's a helluva effort) Burner lexicon. Check it out, and maybe suggest your own entries:

http://kitoconnell.com/writing/lexicon/

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THE POWER OF THE PORTAL

Ignite.me reports on the artists behind the wonderful "Story Portal" art project, bound for Burning Man 2013, after a debuting at the Apogaea Colorado Regional Burn. "The Story Portal is an amazing bonding tool." Check it out:

http://ignite.me/articles/burning-man/festivals/the-power-of-the-portal/

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OIL DRIP CITY: PROTECT THE PLAYA FROM YOUR UNDERCARRIAGE

A *very* important reminder from The Hun about lesser known Leave No Trace that's essential to our environmental compliance so we can keep playing on the Black Rock Desert year to year!

http://bit.ly/1brtFu0

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IN B.C., BURNING MAN IS BOOMING BUSINESS

Shocking, we know. But Burning Man is booming in British Columbia. Check out this report:

http://bit.ly/1bruAe2

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ARE YOU EXCITED YET?

Wendell DeLano sent us his gorgeous 2012 gallery:

http://explorerphoto.com/p190154287

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2012 BURNING MAN GALLERY FROM RACHAEL WRIGHT

Rachael Wright submitted her gallery from 2012 for us to enjoy. So please, enjoy:

http://bit.ly/15gikr2

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WEBCASTER WANTED

After more than a decade of providing streaming video of the event, Burning Man's webcasting team has announced they want to hand over the reins to new people. We're looking for volunteers with expertise in live streaming video in harsh conditions. We've been using UStream the last few years, with great success.

Thousands of people who can't make it to the event tune in to the live webcast throughout the week.

If you have expertise in live video streaming and are interested in helping, contact Jim Graham, Communications Director, at webcasting (at) burningman (dot) com.

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JOIN THE BURN GARDEN WOOD DONATION TEAM

Located at 3, 6, and 9, near Promenade and Esplanade, the Burn Gardens are a cluster of Burn Platforms used for burning wood during the Burning Man Event. As the event draws to a close, the burning of wood at the Burn Gardens increases dramatically due to participants eager to burn their excess wood.

Starting Sunday morning 9/1/13 at 9am The Burn Garden Wood Donation Team will make sure that participants do not overstack the burn platforms or burn inappropriate materials, like trash, compost and recycling. Burning Man is proud to be the largest practicing Leave No Trace Event in the world and participants need to take their trash, recycling, and compost with them.

Additionally, the team will facilitate the collection of Wood Donations where participants can donate good quality, useable lumber. The donors will be doing most of the heavy lifting, you just need to direct them.

3-person team per Burn Garden
2-hour shifts Simple :)

For More Info, see the Burn Garden info and sign-up sheet here:

http://bit.ly/1bseNvH

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BURNING MAN CENTER CAMP CAFE COFFEE SHOP

Witchy invites us all:

"We want you to join us, so we can all work together to make coffee and lemonade and chai and oh-just-all-of-it while listening to music and dancing around and having a really good time while we caffeinate the masses of Black Rock City. We'll be really happy to see you in the desert.

We have an exciting self-scheduling system! There are only TWO steps to this new process: 1. You will fill out the 'New Registration Form.'
2. Once you are approved, you will get a welcome email with your password and login. Go to the site again to sign up for your shifts.

That’s it. No back & forth emails, just YOU scheduling the shifts that YOU want. We’ll still be here to help & you can email us at witchy (at) burningman (dot) com to get all your questions answered.

Keep in mind that the late night shifts are always the hardest for us to fill, so if you're up for it please take one of those on. They're lots of fun!

Once you register, you’ll get your welcome letter within 72 hours after you register for an account.

To Register for Shiftboard:
1) Go to https://www.shiftboard.com/BMCoffeeShop/
2) Click on 'New Registration' and fill out your information. (Yes, we need your contact information, and make sure to enter your phone number like this: 987-123-4567 (Shiftboard doesn’t like parenthesis, but I do)).
3) Click the 'Submit Application' button in the lower left hand corner of the screen. This button is small and will try to hide from you. Don’t let that button be all sneaky like that: You are better than that button!
4) You will need to enter the 3 characters into the box under the 'No-Spam Code:' section or the machine may think that you are a robot and it will not let you continue.

That’s it! It’s like magic, but with more coffee."

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CALLING ALL FIRE CONCLAVES, FLAME EFFECTS SPECIALISTS, AND FIRE ARTISTS - TO IGNITE "UNIFIRE"!

Sunshine tells us we are all Unifires and this fire stage is for us all!

"Red Lightning and Playatech are collaborating to host UniFire, and we want to radically include YOUR flame effects, conclaves and art!! When many bring their visions, gifts and talents to the fire in communal effort, magick happens and the end result is more beautiful, brighter and brilliant. The deets...

We're building a fire performance stage along Esplanade, and will supply power, transpo, people, and overall organization. It will be framed by 'Threshold' - climbable male & female effigies with nests for laps, that will burn ceremoniously.

We invite awesome fire conclaves from around the world to 'own a night' of the stage and be radically self-reliant in programming, stage management, safety, and LNT. This gift of radical self-expression & civic responsibility within UniFire is an offering of many fires brought together as One, all while keeping their own unique flare.

We seek serious flame effects and the experts who create them, to join us in surrounding the performers with the right kind of light - flaming immediacy! We'll help you raise fuel money. And cool you off with ice cream:)

We also have room for a few small interactive fire experiences (sand, water, world's most radically-decommodified burn barrel, whateva!). We have a few project lead positions open if you want to make HOT new friends while playing with fire. And build days are coming in LA, San Jose and Portland.

If you have flame effects, lead an experienced conclave, or want to pARTicipate in any way, please contact UniFire@RedLightning.Org"

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BE A BLACK ROCK SCOUT LEADER!

Zoinks opines:

"We have been working behind the scenes to create events for the Scouts this year. I can honestly write (just like last year) that I want to go to every event. We have a top-notch mix of hosts from previous years (Artery, DMV), and some new ones (Airport, etc.).

These events are designed to get at the heart of how Burning Man is brought to life each year. Have you ever wanted to hang out at BMIR, The Voice of the Man? Ever interested in how the hotties inspect and approve mutant vehicles? Interested in how Gate inspects all those cars while maintaining a professional, friendly atmosphere? You too can do it all this year by volunteering as a leader.

Remember, we are not a babysitting service. The parents are responsible for their children the whole time they are at an event. Scout leaders are responsible for gathering and leading the group to the event, making contact with the event hosts, and having a great time while learning about our community. We also have great swag.

You are what makes Burning Man worth while. You, as a volunteer, create the city and everything amazing within. That is why we need you to join us now. We will be posting the confirmed events within the next few weeks. So, send an email to blackrockscouts1 (at) gmail (dot) com as soon as possible to get confirmed as one of this year’s elite squad of pure awesome.

http://www.facebook.com/groups/blackrockscouts/ "

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CALL FOR AERIAL PERFORMERS FOR ANNUAL ESPLANADE SHOWCASE, (8:30 & ESPLANADE)

Jeremy writes:

"Perform in 'Automatic Subconscious' Annual showcase of aerial arts. Silks, Lyra, rope in one of the most unique domes on the Esplanade. Thursday 9-11pm, 8:30 & Esplanade. The audience can view all the action from below OR at eye level from the upper-level hammock netting hi inside our dome, then depart on our 'this is a very bad idea' escape slide!

E-mail Jeremy@alligerarts (at) gmail (dot) com to express your interest in performing. Let me know your equipment and length of act. YEA!!"

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MUSICIANS AND VOCALISTS WANTED

Strider writes:

"The Velvet Chupacabra, the new name for the open mic jam camp at French Quarter/Golden Cafe is inviting all musicians and vocalists to come jam with us this year. Have a band and want to book a set or two? Got horns? Want to come play a piano that we are bringing? Write me (twood33716 (at) aol (dot) com) and get in here! We are working hard to have great equipment and space for you all."

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BRC FASHION SHOW IS SEEKING A PRODUCTION/STAGE MANAGER (OR TWO)!

The BRC Fashion Show is a longstanding and venerable Burning Man tradition, and YOU should get involved. Dr. Hal, finest of gentlemen, writes:

"Can you herd cats that are dressed fabulously? Want to get involved in a Burning Man tradition? The Annual BRC Fashion Show is looking for the stage manager side of YOU!

More info here: http://tinyurl.com/mmssoqa send email to: FashionShow (at) burningman (dot) com "

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TEDx BRC SEEKING SPEAKERS, VOLUNTEERS, AND PERFORMERS

Yep, there's a TEDx Black Rock City. We're an actual city, after all, and what with all you smart folks who like to show up, it makes sense, right? Right. Well, here's your opportunity to participate!

"Now in its third year at Burning Man, TEDx is happening the afternoon of Aug. 29. To honor its mission and tie in to this year’s art theme, we will offer several 'ideas worth spreading' on the topic of paradigm shift and punctuate the presentations with performances.

We are seeking presenters, performers, and production volunteers. If you want to be part of one of the premier events on the playa, please visit our website at www.tedxblackrockcity.com and tell us how you would like to participate. Speakers are limited to maximum of 15 minutes (strictly enforced). No applications after Aug. 1. Early application encouraged."

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DOWNLOAD THE PAUDIOTRON PLAYLIST FOR YOUR DRIVE TO THE PLAYA

This makes us beyond happy. Sound Man, purveyor of the finest in porta-potty audio write:

"Team PAudiotron (sounds like "potty-o-tron") is bringing diverse audio experiences to a few clearly labeled potties in almost every bank of port-a-potties (100 potties total) at Burning Man 2013. Learn more at http://www.thesoundsofburningman.org/PAudiotron.

But with over 60 tracks (and growing) and around one hour (and growing) of audio content, you'll never hear it all on the playa this year. Download the tracks (http://www.thesoundsofburningman.org/PAudiotron/index.htm#_Playlists) anytime after August 18th, put them on your mobile audio device, and enjoy them on the drive up to The Playa!

Sincerely,
PAudiotron Mgmt/Sound Man"

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CRITICAL TITS PARADE NEEDS YOU

Our good friends at Critical Tits write:

"The Critical Tits Parade is on and we need some volunteers to help make it happen. From pounding stakes to directing traffic to bringing your art car to join the celebration, we need you. If you're interested, please respond to info2013@criticaltits.com"

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SUPPORT A BURNING MAN PROJECT!

Feeling generous? Check out what's afoot for Black Rock City 2013 on Burning Man's Support a Project page, and help 'em out if you can:

http://bit.ly/10Lj06x

Looking for a project on which to utilize your formidable skills? Or need somebody with said skills to work on YOUR project? Hook up with each other here:

http://spark.burningman.com

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HELIX BY CHARLIE GADEKEN

HELIX is a spinning, fire-breathing, steel piece of AWESOME from long-time (possibly one of the longest, actually) Burning Man artist Charlie Gadeken. Yeah, this is going to be stunning ... and it'll keep you WARM on a cold playa night in the best of ways. Help them out if you can:

http://kck.st/1broZVb

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BLACK ROCK BIJOU RETURNS

One of the most jaw-dropping art installations on playa (if you've stumbled upon it in the dust, you know why), the Black Rock Bijou is returning to Black Rock City in 2013. We are very happy about this. You should be too.

http://kck.st/132Ts6B

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MENS AMPLIO - GEEK FEST 2000!

MensAmplio is a fantastically geek-tastic project binding art, science and biofeedback technology. Oh and fire. We love this stuff. Check it out:

http://www.ma-brains.com/

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LARRY HARVEY TO SPEAK AT COMMONWEALTH CLUB - SAN FRANCISCO - JULY 31

On July 31st, INFORUM at the Commonwealth Club is hosting an amazing event that gives its attendees unique insight into the founding of Burning Man and inspiration for Black Rock City.

Burning Man: The Story Behind Black Rock City is a one-on-one interview with the founder of Burning Man, Larry Harvey, as he speaks on the effect Burning Man has had on society today, the inspirations for this year’s theme, Cargo Cult, how being headquartered in San Francisco has influenced the event, and plans for the non-profit Burning Man Project to extend Burning Man culture worldwide. The program will begin at 6:30pm, followed by a reception for audience members to mingle with Larry in attendance.

This is a great opportunity for Burners to learn more about Burning Man’s genesis as they prepare for the event itself!

For tickets and more info: bit.ly/BurningMan-13
To RSVP on Facebook: http://bit.ly/BM-13

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BEYOND THE FENCE TRUNK SHOW - SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 4

We don't normally post local events, but this one features SO many Burner designers, we thought you Bay Area locals should know about it:

"Please join us for our final show this season! Beyond the Fence Trunk Show @ Mighty on Sunday, August 4th!

Our trunk show highlights over 30 local independent designers showcasing designs for both on and off the playa. Enjoy an intimate shopping environment while listening to our resident DJ Felix the Dog and special guest!

Beyond The Fence Trunk Show
Mighty SF 119 Utah
Sunday, August 4th, 12 - 6pm

Vendor Inquiries email: styledivisoinsf@gmail.com"

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BATTEN DOWN YOUR CAMP. ALL THE TIME.

You know, either firsthand or if this will be your first Burning Man, via your friends, that the weather in the Black Rock Desert is unpredictable, subject to gale-force winds and zero-visibility dust storms that rise up suddenly and seemingly from nowhere. These winds can and will take your belongings and rearrange them to their whim, sometimes miles from your camp. The solution: batten everything down, all the time!

The Jackrabbits know a person whose half-full-of-greywater wading pool blew away once in a playa storm, near the beginning of the event week. That week the prevailing winds changed direction, and on Sunday, that very wading pool came rolling back down the same street it blew up, days prior. It became a camp shaggy dog story, about the pool that went to Burning Man by itself. You will not be so lucky.

Tie, or otherwise lash, everything down well. There are any number of ways to do this- rebar, ‘playa staples’, industrial stakes- the method doesn’t matter, just make sure you do it. Spring clamps are great for holding things together and down. Know your knots- a bowline can save your camp from sure destruction!

Want to see how the weather is right now? http://bit.ly/1aJ03Vf

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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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Soundtrack for this JRS: Gogol Bordello!, West Indian Girl, Youth Lagoon

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