blackrockcity_yearround sectional graphic

JRS VOLUME #17; ISSUE #38

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 17, Issue #38
August 16, 2013

{============================================================} ====================TABLE OF CONTENTS======================= {============================================================}

INTRODUCTION

LATEST NEWS:
+ THE WEATHER
+ ROAD WORK ON ROUTE 447
+ EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT YELLOW BIKES
+ WHAT ABOUT THOSE DRONES (UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES) ON PLAYA?
+ PLAYA TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS
+ IF YOU'RE GOING TO SHOOT PHOTOS AND VIDEO ON PLAYA, KNOW THIS ...
+ LOVE IS IN THE AIR
+ BLACK ROCK SOLAR IS HIRING IN SOUTHERN NEVADA

ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ EDJUMICATION IS BLOWING *UP* AT BURNING MAN
+ AN EMOTIONAL SURVIVAL GUIDE TO BURNING MAN
+ A TIDY PACKING CHECKLIST BY SYRINX
+ BURNING MAN: A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
+ HOW TO SURVIVE A DUST STORM AT BURNING MAN

PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ AMAZING BURNING MAN PHOTO GALLERY FROM TREY RATCLIFF
+ BMIR IS ON THE AIR NOW
+ COMPLETELY CHEESY AND AWESOME TIPS VIDEO FOR FIRST-TIME
+ THE 10 PRINCIPLES EXPLAINED UNDER THE INFLUENCE
+ HEY, MOOP
+ A PLAYA TIP: WHERE'S THE ORGY?

PARTICIPATE:
+ VOLUNTEER FOR THE BURN GARDEN WOOD DONATION TEAM!
+ BLACK ROCK CITY GREETERS MAP IS MORE THAN A MAP
+ WE WANT TO INCLUDE *YOUR* PLAYA CREATIONS IN OUR MATERIAL CULTURE ARCHIVE!
+ 7TH ANNUAL BRC TRIATHLON - BLACK ROCK CITY, NV - SATURDAY
+ BLACK ROCK EDUCATORS CONSORTIUM 2013
+ TRANSIT LOUNGE STAGE - BLACK ROCK CITY AIRPORT SEEKS PERFORMERS
+ WINDSINGER MASS WINDPHONY WITH SACRED SPACES VILLAGE ATTUNEMENT
+ GAMELATRON: A SONIC MEMORIAL, TEMPLE OF WHOLLYNESS INVITATION, DEDICATION, SUNSET CEREMONIES
+ FACE PAINTERS WANTED TO CREATE VERY SMALL ALIENS
+ BANJOS SEEKING MANDOS (& OTHER ACOUSTIC PAIRINGS)
+ CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IN HUMAN HEARTBEAT OF THE PLAYA
+ BLACK ROCK CITY STAKE MORMON MIXER

SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ SUPPORT A BURNING MAN PROJECT!
+ CRADLE OF MIR - RUSSIAN ART PROJECT

EVENTS & HAPPENINGS:
+ SAN FRANCISCO DECOMPRESSION - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 13

BLACK ROCK CITY CIVICS:
+ PACK ALL THE THINGS! NOW, UNPACK HALF OF THEM.

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

{============================================================} =======================INTRODUCTION========================= {============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

Burning Man staffers are literally running through the halls of BMHQ. It's getting kinda nutty up in here, frankly. And it's no less active and electric up in Black Rock City, which is taking form as we type. Check out Curley's ongoing coverage from ground zero in the middle of nowhere:

http://blog.burningman.com/category/building-brc/

In this JRS, we bring you playa tips from a number of perspectives. Packing. Emotions. Travel. Bikes. Surviving dust storms. What to do if it rains. Where to find an orgy. Things like that. We've sprinkled 'em throughout this edition, but you'll find 'em.

One of the better sources of playa tips is going to be the offerings in the Burning Blog, and we've got it all packed up nice and tidy for you here:

http://blog.burningman.com/category/playa-tips/

And finally, we can't believe we're saying this, but ... (deep breath) ...

The Man burns in 15 days! To say we're excited would be a gross understatement.

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================} ========================LATEST NEWS========================= {============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

THE WEATHER

First off, weather happens on playa. It's quite unpredictable, in fact. It's hot. It's cold. Last week it rained ... like crazy. And when it rains on playa, it gets super muddy and slippery. However, once the rains stop, it dries out rather quickly (which it did, thankfully).

It's unlikely it'll rain during the event, but you never do know. Really, you don't. So come prepared for anything. (And the best thing to do if it rains is to STAY PUT, don't drive your vehicle, don't ride your bike, listen to BMIR for updates and wait it out.)

If you'd like to know what's happening on playa RIGHT NOW, check out our Black Rock City weather station ... data uploads every 5 minutes. Enjoy!

http://65.161.206.29/brcweather/

And if you'd like to watch other forecasters make feeble attempts to predict what will be happening, check out these sources:

http://bit.ly/19w4cix

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

ROAD WORK ON ROUTE 447

Route 447 is the main drag from I-80 to the playa. Most Burners get to Black Rock City via 447. And it has taken a beating this year from a series of flash floods.

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is doing road work to repair damage to the shoulders (or "verge" if you're British) on a 20 mile (or "20 mile" if you're British) section of Route 447 about 20 miles north of Nixon near Snoopy Rock (the rock that looks like a beagle).

This work may mean the road is reduced down to a single lane.

Please drive slowly and carefully -- the shoulders (verges) are very soft / non existent after being washed away -- and allow extra time for your journey.

Work will stop Wednesday before the event and resume post-event, but the roads will still be narrow and dangerous. Be careful - it's an (asphalt) jungle out there ....

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT YELLOW BIKES

Be a good Black Rock Citizen. Learn about how the Yellow Bike Program works (and doesn't), and share it with your friends. (Warning: contains naked butt.)

http://bit.ly/19l63Dt

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

WHAT ABOUT THOSE DRONES (UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES) ON PLAYA?

We held a summit of drone (unmanned aerial vehicle) operators who love to bring their zippy copters to the playa and get some great photographs and video footage, and looked to them to come up with workable guidelines for their safe use on playa. This is in our usual spirit of looking to participants to come up with their own best practices and follow them so we don't have to create rules.

The resulting guidelines are excellent, and take into consideration participants' concerns about flying over the Temple burn, personal privacy and general safety. We've compiled it all into this webpage for your reference:

http://www.burningman.com/preparation/event_survival/drones.html

Thank you UAV enthusiasts!

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

PLAYA TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS

Read our experts' best playa tips on the Burning Blog:

http://blog.burningman.com/category/playa-tips/

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

IF YOU'RE GOING TO SHOOT PHOTOS AND VIDEO ON PLAYA, KNOW THIS ...

Burning Man was built on freedom of expression, and participants shouldn’t have to worry that photos or videos of their on-playa activities might appear online (or elsewhere) without their permission.

Burning Man’s photo policy is spelled out in the online terms and conditions applicable to all tickets: any participant is free to disseminate photos for personal use only, and cannot use them for any other purpose without the written permission of Burning Man. The Personal Use Agreement simply provides another mechanism to make participants aware of the limitations on photo use, and the distribution of the PUA at Playa Info also assists in this process.

Read more about it:

http://bit.ly/PrDISR

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

Pershing County has authorized 31 weddings to take place in Black Rock City this year. So there's that, you mushy squishy kissy-face cutie pie lovebirds!

Also? Best reception party EVER.

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

BLACK ROCK SOLAR IS HIRING IN SOUTHERN NEVADA

Jessica tells us: "Black Rock Solar, a non-profit solar installer that was founded at Burning Man in 2007, has expanded into the Henderson/Las Vegas area and is seeking full-time crew members. If you are an electrician or a certified PV installer, find out more and apply by August 26:

http://www.blackrocksolar.org/about/work-for-black-rock-solar/ "

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================} ==================BURNING MAN WRITINGS====================== {============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

EDJUMICATION IS BLOWING *UP* AT BURNING MAN

One could say there's an education explosion happening on playa, and for you academics, nerds, geeks, technologists, brainiacs and fans thereof, Stuart Mangrum has a good round-up of what's going on (some of these "classes" are a must see):

http://bit.ly/19w9AlN

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

AN EMOTIONAL SURVIVAL GUIDE TO BURNING MAN

After the Survival Guide, this is probably the most valuable piece of reading you can do to prepare yourself for Burning Man. Thanks to Chip Conley for putting this together on his Fest300 website!

http://bit.ly/19woJn6

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

A TIDY PACKING CHECKLIST BY SYRINX

Syrinx created a printable PDF to help Burners make sure they don't forget anything when packing for the playa.

http://www.travelgrom.com/wp-content/uploads/burning-man-packing-list.jpg

full post can be seen here: http://www.travelgrom.com/travel-blog/burning-man-packing-checklist-guide

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

BURNING MAN: A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

A few sociologists and anthropologists go into a bar. They start talking about Burning Man. There may or may not be a punchline. Matt Wray has the rest:

http://thesocietypages.org/roundtables/burning-man/

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

HOW TO SURVIVE A DUST STORM AT BURNING MAN

Art Gimbel on Fest300 has this nifty write-up about Burning Man survival preparation for your eyeballs:

http://bit.ly/14hpeJV

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================} ==================PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO===================== {============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

AMAZING BURNING MAN PHOTO GALLERY FROM TREY RATCLIFF

Trey Ratcliff has one of the more jaw-dropping galleries of Burning Man photography we've ever seen. If this doesn't get your heart pumping in anticipation of the playa, you might want to check to see if you have a pulse at all:

http://stuckincustoms.smugmug.com/Burning-Man-Page

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

AMAZING BURNING MAN PHOTO GALLERY FROM TREY RATCLIFF

Trey Ratcliff has one of the more jaw-dropping galleries of Burning Man photography we've ever seen. If this doesn't get your heart pumping in anticipation of the playa, you might want to check to see if you have a pulse at all:

http://stuckincustoms.smugmug.com/Burning-Man-Page

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

COMPLETELY CHEESY AND AWESOME TIPS VIDEO FOR FIRST-TIMERS

Want some good playa tips? Watch this, especially if it's your first time. Cheesy as Wisconsin, but we like it:

http://youtu.be/Sfw3YPwJtRI

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

THE 10 PRINCIPLES EXPLAINED UNDER THE INFLUENCE

There's DUI and then there's EUI (Explaining Under the Influence). If you want to know how the 10 Principles work at Burning Man, look no further than this awesome video, originally created for Austin's Flipside event, but shoehorned (crowbarred?) into Burning Man.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysl-Yu4Rhdw

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

HEY, MOOP

Mama J sent us a little earworm:

"As you're planning for your personal or camp LNT systems, here's a sweet song about MOOP to put you in the spirit. Created by a virgin at More Carrot Farmers Market, we hope this song inspires you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Me1l8Iw-KzE "

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

A PLAYA TIP: WHERE'S THE ORGY?

Getting to Burning Man is only half the battle. Once you’re there, how do you find an orgy? Caveat Magister has your back.

http://bit.ly/19waMpp

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================} =======================PARTICIPATE========================== {============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

VOLUNTEER FOR THE BURN GARDEN WOOD DONATION TEAM!

DA writes:

"We need YOU to 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. The main challenge is dealing with participants who try to overstack the burn platforms, as well as burn inappropriate materials such as trash, compost, and recycling.

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. 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: http://bit.ly/1bseNvH

Thank you! See you in the dust!

For any issues with Shiftboard sign ups contact: emerald (at) burningman (dot) com "

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

BLACK ROCK CITY GREETERS MAP IS MORE THAN A MAP

"Press Release From Oracle Machine Systems, L.T.D

Black Rock City 2013 will be the site of an important intelligence release that is likely to be transformative! Every Playazen who enters the gates should examine their BRC city map for clues to participate. In addition to the story embedded on the map, a companion piece, the Oracle Machine, will be provided in your welcome packet to heighten your experiences while traversing the playa. Once folded correctly, the Oracle will be suited for interactions with players of all ages. While playing either game you are invited to share your experiences at #cultofthehat. Follow @cultofthehat for more disinformation."

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

WE WANT TO INCLUDE *YOUR* PLAYA CREATIONS IN OUR MATERIAL CULTURE ARCHIVE!

Bathsheba wants your stuff:

"Did you know that Burning Man has a material culture archive? Well, we do.

The artifacts and gifts we create and give one another at Burning Man reveal a great deal about our community. They provide a unique perspective on our participants’ way of life, spiritual values and customs. We believe that it's important to enshrine these playa artifacts in our permanent material culture archive, as part of Burning Man's history.

On playa, we encourage you to come by the ARTery in Center Camp to drop off samples of your artifacts and gifts for our archive. We have a big red box with forms for you to fill out as well as sealed bags to store your contribution. We catalog everything post event for the archives and eventually add them to our Playa Artifacts Image Gallery.

You can also mail your contribution to our San Francisco office:

Burning Man
attn: Material Culture
995 Market Street 15th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

Please download this form, fill it out, and send it in with your submission:
http://www.burningman.com/media/doc/pdf/print_forms/playa_artifacts.pdf

Thank you!"

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

7TH ANNUAL BRC TRIATHLON - BLACK ROCK CITY, NV - SATURDAY

You had us at "look for the guy in Speedos with the Bull Horn":

"Saturday 1-2:30pm. Swim Bike Run. All ages and abilities are welcome. 6 O'clock @ Esplanade & Walkway to the Man

Bring a bike or borrow one of ours. Have some footwear that you can run in. The race takes about 15 minutes to complete. We will start with our world famous “Dirt Swim.” Next, it is quick bicycle ride around the Man. We finish up with a quick jaunt around an art installation nearby. We will do several races; as soon as we have 10-15 people per race. Meet on Saturday at 1pm, at 6 and Esplanade @ the Walkway to the Man. Look for the guy in Speedos with the Bull Horn. Free bumper stickers to all participants. Replenish those depleted electrolytes with delicious Gatorade and Everclear and relive your glorious race with others. See you there!"

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

BLACK ROCK EDUCATORS CONSORTIUM 2013

Anybody got a beat on what a hypnopoompic state is? We sure don't. Uvee tells you smarties:

"Calling all eduburners and teachers! Our fancy conference flyer is posted on our FB page, and we're almost ready to hit the playa!

https://www.facebook.com/BlackRockEducatorsConsortium

(full schedule on facebok page)
BREC 2013 AT-A-GLANCE

3:30 AND E, LAHONTAN KORPS, GIGSVILLE
UNDER THE GIANT LAHONTAN CAMO SHADE

TUESDAY
7:00PM-9:00PM COCKTAIL AND HORS D’OURVE RECEPTION AND KEYNOTE ADDRESS (first come, first to get canapes! Fresh from the CarBeQue, while supplies last!)
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A DIFFICULT PERSON…JUST PEOPLE WITH DIFFICULT PERSONALITIES!

WEDNESDAY
1:00-2:00 PATHOGENS AND YOU: MRSA, INFLUENZA, AND AIDS- OH MY!
2:00-3:00 NATURAL SUNSCREENS YOU CAN MAKE WITH YOUR STUDENTS

THURSDAY
12:00-1:00 BRIDGING THE SPACE BETWEEN US...WITH ROCKETS!
3:00-4:00 3:15 EXPERIMENT: WRITING IN A HYPNOGOGIC/HYPNOPOOMPIC STATE
4:00-5:00 MAPPING RITUAL SPACES: INSIGHTS FROM ANDEAN ARCHAEOLOGY

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

TRANSIT LOUNGE STAGE - BLACK ROCK CITY AIRPORT SEEKS PERFORMERS

SuzQ invites YOU:

"Singers, songwriters, Jugglers, story tellers, flutists, magic, tap dancers, YOU!
• Have you always wanted to perform at Burning Man?
• Have you always pondered “Where can I get a dedicated audience (that will think I am dead sexy?)”
• Have you always wondered what actually goes on out at the Black Rock City Airport?
The Transit Lounge Stage, for the first time ever (ever!!), will be hosting entertainment and YOU could be part of this VIRGIN endeavor.
Wow! Two full days of openings! Saturday August 31 and Sunday September 1 (2 -730pm).
You know you want to! Just submit (heh).
NOTE: No fire, original music only - copy write/ASCAP carries to the desert
The Airport is a quick 20 minute bike ride from Center Camp, come visit!
SuzQ! Flight Supervisor (Transit Lounge)

>>>>>>

Send an email with the following information (ASAP) to: redheddd (at) gmail (dot) com with the subject line: Transit Lounge Stage: ME ME ME
playa name:
off playa name:
email address:
entertainment title (if any) and brief description:
amount of time (including set up and break down):
needs (from the stage):
preferred days and times (example: Sat 3-330, Sunday 6 – 645, any time! I just want to do my thing):
where are you from (city, state):

Anything else we should know/concerns?"

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

WINDSINGER MASS WINDPHONY WITH SACRED SPACES VILLAGE ATTUNEMENT

Jai sez:

"We will be creating the first ever, 'Mass Windphony' where at least 333 Windsinger Instruments will be playing together to the music of 'Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind.' Come out and play with us...bring your own Windsinger, if you have one...

https://www.facebook.com/events/177267502431295/

This will be an epic event and will be filmed for presentation to create a global vibrational movement. Join the wave..."

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

GAMELATRON: A SONIC MEMORIAL, TEMPLE OF WHOLLYNESS INVITATION, DEDICATION, SUNSET CEREMONIES

Geoff tells us:

"Dear All Souls destined for BRC,

For 160 hours, from August 25th at sunset till noon on September 1, A Sonic Memorial—Roh Ageng or 'Great Spirit' -- will sound from the central pyramid of the Temple. www.gamelatron.com/bass

Created by The Gamelatron Team, who brought to 2011's Temple of Transition an ensemble of 57 Balinese gongs, Roh Ageng features some of the sexiest, most powerful gongs ever forged by human hands outfitted with robotically-activated mallets. It includes massive royal Javanese hanging bass gongs (up to 105 cm wide, 100 lbs and 40 hertz deep). These ritual instruments traditionally serve to carry intentions between realms, to ward off obstructing forces, and to induce healing trance and meditation.

Sunset Ceremony: Calling of Names
At Sunset on August 25, when the gongs first sound, we will do a formal dedication ceremony with the Temple crew and Guardians. We invite you to send us (geoff (at) gamelatron (dot) com) the names of anyone you wish to have 'called in' and honored at that time. We will continue this ceremony each evening at sunset.

Sponsoring a Gong as a Memorial Dedication
We invite you to personalize Roh Ageng through sponsoring, personally or as a group, a ritual gong or to commission an original Temple song as a tribute or memorial for a loved one, for a special ceremony or something important to you.

All information on the project, dedications and sponsoring a memorial, is at www.gamelatron.com/bass.

Wholly yours,
The Gamelatron Team"

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

FACE PAINTERS WANTED TO CREATE VERY SMALL ALIENS

Yaayyy! OK so there's this thing called the Youth Education Spaceship project (Y.E.S.), and it's REALLY COOL. See? http://youtheducationalspacecraftproject.wordpress.com/

On Saturday (Burn day) they're going to facepaint and dress up little kids as aliens at Kidsville (5:30 & D/E) to play in the spaceship in front of BMIR on the Esplanade. If you'd like to help, they could use some facepainters to paint the kiddos faces like creeeeeepy aliens ... email rosalie (at) burningman (dot) com if you're interested. And here's the invite for the kids:

"Hey Kids -

What if you were an alien scientist that decide to fly to earth to examine what it was like? What would you look like as an alien? What would you wear? How would you capture your observations about 'life on earth' and who would you share them with? What do you think you would learn?

Join us on Saturday at 10:00 in Kidsville. We will put on our alien garb and we will go to our very own spaceship to do our research. The Youth Educational Spacecraft (Y.E.S.) will open for you if you are a kid or teen!

Older than 12 - Can you help create projects to aid our younger aliens in doing their research?

Younger than 12 - Bring your best alien garb and we will get you set up to examine life on earth!"

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

BANJOS SEEKING MANDOS (& OTHER ACOUSTIC PAIRINGS)

Toolbox wants you to come play:

"The S.S. Serpent Queen is on a mission to enliven the live music on the playa. Our beautiful Steamboat Time Machine has a stage on the deck as well as on the bow, a PA and some other bells & whistles. We are seeking acoustic musicians who would like to cruise the ancient lakebed on the decks of the S.S. Serpent Queen, bathing the people in organic soulful bluegrass, folk, ragtime, gospel, blues, and anything else that makes you feel nostalgic for old times. Some synthesizers may apply. Please send an email to robinlivingston1 (at) gmail (dot) com if you are interested in pickin' and grinnin' with us."

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IN HUMAN HEARTBEAT OF THE PLAYA

Megs (who may or may not be a hippy) says:

"When a human heart is surrounded by rhythmic low frequencies of the right meter, it aligns with the beat. Imagine millions of watts of sonic power playing a simple, steady, bass-laden heartbeat across the playa. Imagine 60,000 hearts beating as one. Imagine your heart is one of them.

Thursday night at 10pm, Black Rock Information Radio will broadcast our bass-laden heartbeat on 94.5FM. Our goal is to get every speaker on the playa to tune into the heartbeat, and to get every heart on the playa beating in sync. This project is not a single central event, but an experiment in engaging everyone, connecting the whole playa for five minutes.

You can participate by gathering at the CORE burn, going to a participating sound camp, or tuning your own camp sound system or car radio into 94.5FM at 10pm on Thursday.

More info: email playaheartbeat (at) gmail (dot) com
Visit www.playaheartbeat.com
Like www.facebook.com/playaheartbeat

WE LOVE YOU!! Let's get connected in 2013."

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

BLACK ROCK CITY STAKE MORMON MIXER

This is great (Note: we didn't know what a Stake was, and now we do: http://mormon.org/faq/ward-stake-branch). Jonathan writes:

"10 reasons Burners and Mormons are a match made in heaven. 1) They both love temples, 2) settle in deserts, 3) build cities, and 4) are all about self sufficiency. 5) They love crazy ceremonies, 6) crazier visions, and 7) ornate pageants. 8) They both focus on the community, 9) spend liberally to support their cause, and 10) everyone agrees they're sooo nice.

So let’s bring them together and see what happens. Mormons, former Mormons, and anyone intrigued by Mormonism are all welcome to come chat about Joseph Smith, Native American-Hebrew ancestry, your favorite Broadway musical from the creators of South Park, or any other Mormon related topics. We'll be stocked with sparkling cider for the true believers, and champagne and beer for the rest.

Thursday 8/29, 3:00 p.m. Email mormonbrc (at) gmail (dot) com with any questions or interest!"

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================} ====================SUPPORT A PROJECT======================= {============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

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

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

CRADLE OF MIR - RUSSIAN ART PROJECT

The Russian art team building Cradle of Mir is seeking funds to burn their project and leave no trace after it's all said and done. That bears repeating: THESE PEOPLE ARE COMING FROM RUSSIA TO MAKE ART FOR BLACK ROCK CITY, PEOPLE. Show 'em some love, and help if ya can!

bit.ly/13ZUwsk

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================} ===================EVENTS & HAPPENINGS====================== {============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

SAN FRANCISCO DECOMPRESSION - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 13

While it's probably too early to be thinking about post-playa stuff, it's never too early to be thinking about post-playa stuff. Like Decompression, for instance! San Francisco Decom is the grandaddy of them all, and it's coming your way, so saddle up!

Everything you need to know is here:

http://bit.ly/14DyXJE

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================} =================BLACK ROCK CITY CIVICS===================== {============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

PACK ALL THE THINGS! NOW, UNPACK HALF OF THEM.

The world's most elegant woman, Coco Chanel, is said to have advised... “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.”

Yes, Radical Self-Reliance is the order of the day, and yes, you do need clothes for all weather and many occasions. You do need a few headlamps (protip: a red one doesn’t blind all your friends when you look them in the eye), and extra stove fuel is always a good idea.

But really. Are you going to do three complete costume changes at the Leia/Luke party? Will you even make that party? Is that single event really worth packing a whole tub full of costumes into your hatchback? Probably not.

Avoid thinking that packing everything will make your Burning Man PERFECT. YOU are enough. Your participation, your welcome-ness, and your awesome week don’t hinge on what you bring to the event. Your sleep-deprived, end-of-event self will thank you for not packing more than you did.

(Oh! And while we have your attention, read our experts' best playa tips on the Burning Blog: http://blog.burningman.com/category/playa-tips/ )

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================} =================CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN=================== {============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/***\<>/**

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

{============================================================} =================ADMINISTERRATA FOR THE JRS================= {============================================================}

POST REQUESTS
Want your post to be included in an upcoming Jackrabbit Speaks? Fill out this form: http://bit.ly/jrspostrequest

MORE INFORMATION
For questions: questions (at) burningman (dot) com
Old rabbits: http://www.burningman.com/blackrockcity_yearround/jrs/

SUBSCRIBE & UNSUBSCRIBE
To subscribe, email: bman-announce-subscribe (at) burningman (dot) com
To unsubscribe, email: bman-announce-unsubscribe (at) burningman (dot) com
To subscribe or unsubscribe on the web, visit https://lists.burningman.com/mailman/listinfo/bman-announce
If you are having trouble unsubscribing, troubleshoot at http://bit.ly/nxU8Gz

Soundtrack for this JRS: Alt-J, New Order, Snoop Doggy Dog

About this photo...About this photo...