I just found this on the excellent KickStarter website, which helps people get the funding for their creative projects.
Visit the Kickstarter website and help fund this worthy project. And while you’re at it, why not come up with a project of your own and use the Kickstarter website to help raise funds to make it real!
The “People of Burning Man Coffee Table Book” project in particular resonated with me. Here’s an excerpt from the Kickstarter website that describes a little bit about the project:
Whether or not you’ve ever been to that thing in the desert, this book is designed to be your counter culture spirit guide.
We spent about a decade documenting the people and culture of Burning Man. We got a grant from the Internet Archive to print the photos, and we hand bound them into books. Those 100 copies are long gone. Chances are that you will never acquire one. There were never enough to go around. So, here is your chance. Actually, here is our chance, as a community, because if we don’t publish it now, we probably never will.
People of Burning Man Coffee Table Book
This project will only be funded if at least $25,000 is pledged by Friday Mar 18, 7:30pm PDT. They’re almost there! Your contribution will help. Not only will you feel great that you helped something so cool to become real in our world, but you’ll also receive a reward of some sort, such as a free book, a signed copy of the book, and more, depending on the amount of your contribution. Check the Kickstarter.com page for this project for all the details.
Vendors & Supplies Suitable for Black Rock City
Goggles, Camping, and Burning Man Gear
US Outdoors is an excellent source for gear suitable for the Playa at Black Rock City.
Fast shipping (in some cases free shipping and no sales taxes!)
Put your order in now and get the gear in plenty of time for your journey to Black Rock City.
Burning Man Tickets
Click on either the StubHub or Razorgator images and do a quick search. You might get lucky and find a ticket at a price you’re willing to pay. You’re best bet, however, is to just go to the event and pay full price at the gate.
I have used Interstate Batteries many times over the years in my Playa preparations. If you have a need of batteries of any kind, they have it. I know from experience how lame it can be when you realize that you’ve run out of juice on the Playa. Prepare yourself. Less than one month left to get your act together. Plenty of time to stock up on your batteries. Fast, free shipping, reliable service.
Why travel alone? Bring a date to Burning Man. Over the years, I have had many friends who have found great partners to bring to Black Rock City by using various online dating sites. I’ve never tried this myself, but I’m certainly not opposed. If you have a membership to one one of these sites (or any dating site, really), just do a profile search with the words “Burning Man”, or an appropriate synonym, and see what pops up. Or add Black Rock City related words into your own profile, if you’ve got one. You just may end up with the perfect Playa playmate. And how perfect is that..?
A few sites that my friends have used are listed below. In most cases, the sign up is free. It’s worth a try.
All Sexual Orientations:
- Alt.com – (of a more adult nature)
- Adult Friend Finder – (of a more adult nature)
- Friend Finder
- Passion.com – (of a more adult nature)
Helpful Resources for Burning Man participants
Here’s a link to the resources page on the Burning Man website:
The Burning Man 2010 Survival Guide is now live. Mandatory reading for all participants!:
Lightning in a Bottle 2010
A fun little reminder of things of the recent past, and things yet to come… The Lightning in a Bottle Music and Arts Festival sets the bar high for what a festival should be. Every year it gets better. Amazing music, live art with silent bidding. Great, wholesome foods, and health and wellness in the form of yoga, meditation and exploration of the depths of spirituality if that’s your thing.
Don’t miss Lightning in a Bottle! Takes place over Memorial Day weekend every year. Check the LiB website for more info, lovely photos and video. Connect with this amazing community. Your life will be changed for the better.
Plump presents June Bloom
The 5 Year Anniversary Party!
June 26th, 2010
9:30pm – 4:30am
Five Years? No Way!
Way. Five years of Plumpy goodness! From scrappy upstart to reliable haven of flavor…when exactly was the tipping point? Who cares! Here we are now, still doing what we do for you: rock the party like only we know how. For the Big Cinco, we welcome badasses Wolfie and Blue back to our stage, and get a first time appearance from West Side beatslingers Saadhu and Loomer!
The hugely popular lounge that Jacques the Ripper has been hosting will be back with a vengeance, sexier than before…if that’s possible. And guest curating in the gallery is Deb Vogt and Mike Russek, fresh off the amazing show they put together at Lightning in a Bottle. Plus expect some eclectic musical excursions and live music in the gallery.
For our anniversary we’ll have some special gifts and surprises for you. We couldn’t have lasted all these years without our amazing Plumpers! We’re lookin’ forward to seeing all you guys come out big in your flower outfits!
DJ Line Up: Big Room
- Wolfie (djwolfie.com)
- Saadhu & Loomer (bassritual.com)
- Blue (blueinsomnia.com)
- FatFinger (projectalma.org) – rare opening set
- VJ: Smokeblower (SD, smoke-blower.com)
Lounge w/Heargasm Productions
- Jacques the Ripper (heargasm.com)
- 4play (SD)
- VJ: Disco Stu gets loungey (sdscanlon.com)
In the Art Gallery
Curator: Deb Vogt and Mike Russek, fresh off their LIB show (downtown L.A. @ dialect.com)
- Eclectic music from:
- Early Bird Circus (live)
- Chaplin MXR (projectalma.org)
- Elaborate Flower Decor
- Crispy and bangin’ AlmaSound, EAW & QSC system.
- Two Smoking & Chilling Terraces.
- Lush Lounge area with sexy house and downtempo beats.
- Full Bar, cash only.
- Happy Hour until 10:30!
- Parking in garage next door on Carondelet, $6, open 24/7.
$15 before 10:30, $20 after
Looking for an Electric Daisy Carnivale afterparty? $10 after midnight w/wristband.
At our beautiful new location!
627 S. Carondelet St.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Lightning in a Bottle Returns – Exceptional Art and Music Festival
Only a Southern California dance, art, and music festival can feature Daedelus and downward facing dog, but that’s exactly what the fifth annual Do LaB Lightning in a Bottle art and music festival will offer when it takes over 100+ acres of Irvine, California’s Oak Canyon Ranch over Memorial Day weekend.
The four-day, three-night festival bills itself as “equal parts music, art and green workshops.” Accordingly, those drawn to bone-crunching bass and funky rhythms can choose from over 90 artists including Booka Shade, The Album Leaf, The Glitch Mob, The Very Best, Daedelus, Daddy Kev, and Nosaj Thing.
Lightning in a Bottle will also feature a set from Krystee, the winner of the festival’s mix-tape contest that found DJ’s from across America looking for a chance to perform by submitting tapes using only Lightning in a Bottle acts.
Attendees can also explore other options, via green-living workshops that offer “practical, do-it-yourself lessons on creating a healthy, low-cost, sustainable lifestyle.” The workshops included “Small Space Container Gardening,” “How to Make Raw Chocolate” and “Growing & Using Medicinal Herbs.” Those looking to loosen up after three nights in a sleeping bag can increase their elasticity via an array of yoga courses taking place throughout the day.
An Art Festival as Much as a Music Festival
The artistically inclined may find solace in the festival’s art gallery, installation pieces, or its Lightning in a Paintcan Project, during which local artists will transform over-sized mural panels into paintings using recycled paint. The finished pieces will be sold in a silent auction, with proceeds going to Sonic Muze, a nonprofit group that provides underfunded schools with music instruments and art supplies. With three-day passes available for $190 (including camping), the festival figures to bring enough stimulation so that everyone will need to say Savasana by Monday night.
Ticket info on the Lightning in a Bottle website
SAT-SUN. JULY 26, 27:
DALE YOUNGMAN ART GALLERY FINAL WEEKEND
I want to thank all my friends and supporters… so please join me for the final weekend of:
“Home Is Where the Art Is”
at the Dale Youngman Gallery
at the Regent
446 South Main Street
Los Angeles 90013
Gallery hours Wed – Fridays noon – 7:00
Saturdays noon – 5:00
(or by appointment)
THROUGH JULY 30
Featured will be fine art, furniture, lighting, art glass, sculpture, decorative accessories, jewelry and more! SPECIAL PRICING ON MANY ITEMS!
Artists include Andie Villafane, Alex In Welderland, Alisa Gabrielle, Angelique Payne, David Redic, Elena Roche, Farideh Azad, Jewels by Adorned, Jericho Woggon, Jim Stern, Lucca Collins – Cona, Maria De la Luz, Monica Mader, Nan Wollman, Nick Boswell, Ray Cirino, Suemi by Rich Radenbaugh, and Vanessa Martinelli
THERE WILL BE AN AUGUST SHOW – DIGITAL VISIONS – -OPENING AUG. 8 AT THE CONTINENTAL BUILDING, 408 S. SPRING.
(one month only – DETAILS FORTHCOMING! )
Thank you for your patronage!
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