If you mapped the cultural genome of Burning Man, a startling number of long time, heavy duty contributors key their original connection to Larry Smith.
So you’ll hopefully indulge me this shameless plug for his Smithmag.net, specifically a post about Jess Bruder’s fantastic Burning Book.
That done, back to the green channel.
Bunnie (she’s rocking the shade crew this year) ran up and pointed out to me today that if your zipper is all playa-fied and doesn’t want to move, you can rub chapstick over it and then zip and unzip to work it in and lubricate things. Good for boots, tents, pants, and whatever else you’re zipping up out here. Zzzzzip!
From the Biodiesel Shuttle Bus folks:
We are officially taking reservations for the BIOBUS. Currently, there are:
MON 08-27: SOLD OUT
TUES 08-28:Seats Available (Choose Tuesday-it’s wide open!)
WED 08-29: Seats Available
SUN 09-02: Seats Available
MON 09-03: Seats Available (Filling up fast!!!)
TUES 09-04: Seats Available (Tuesday is a great day for (space) Travel)
Write connect here: connect (at) burncleanproject.org to reserve your spot(s). Include your name, email address, phone #, and amount of donation ($55-$65 per leg). These seats will sell out, so book as early as you can…And spread the word!!!
To bring you the following news: your faithful correspondent is wheels up for Gerlach in two hours, so to everyone who’s been writing in with suggestions/tips/questions: thanks for all your ideas and comments, and please be patient as I get adjusted to playa time. Expect video feeds from the dust soon!
In case you hadn’t heard, there’s going to be a complete lunar eclipse the night of a full moon on the playa this year. Yes, a complete lunar eclipse. At night. On the playa. Hoo boy, this should be fun.
From Mike with the BLM: “It should start about 1:00 to 12:00 PM on the 27th and end about 3:AM on the 28th. We will be able to see the entire eclipse at the Burning Man event. This will be the first ever total lunar eclipse at the event.
Here is a link to a site that explains the timing of the total lunar eclipse.”
And if the cloud bursts, thunder in your ear
You shout and no one seems to hear.
And if the band you’re in starts playing different tunes
I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon….
While you’re digging in your closet to pull out your dusty packing crates, why not tune in to hear Jolly Roger from the Alternative Energy Zone‘s podcast on Burncast, and hear his always articulate, no punches pulled opinions about the Green Man, and his long-timer’s advice for first timers–worth a listen! Click here for the link.