JRS VOLUME #9; ISSUE #07
It’s a cold Thursday night in San Francisco, and if someone hadn’t stolen my long, think, white, fuzzy coat at Burning Man this year I’d have had it the past few nights. I loaned said coat to a lovely shivering woman. She took it to her Black Rock City home, and while in her off-Esplanade theme camp the coat disappeared from the public area. I’m sure another cold shivering person needed it badly at that moment, however I’d be grateful to see that coat back again. It’s given me many lovely years at Burning Man, and I miss it greatly. My holiday wish is that it shows up magically here at the office. Please!
The first Thursdays of the month in San Francisco are gallery openings. I don’t typically hit them, but tonight it was WAY worth it to experience a sort-of alumnae of Burning Man/reunion opening at Varnish http://www.varnishfineart.com/ where Al Honig, http://www.varnishfineart.com/artist/index.php?a=alhonig Kal Spelletick http://images.burningman.com/index.cgi?image=2178> http://images.burningman.com/index.cgi?image=5420 and JennyBird http://images.burningman.com/index.cgi?image=14755 have their art included in a group show called Misfit Toys. It’s up until early January.
I’m about to head out for a road trip in a week with plans to drive to Houston to see my sister and her new third daughter. Next Saturday I’ll miss the annual opportunity to wear a Santa outfit (here in ’03 with Technopatra http://www.bohemianmasquerade.com/santacon/DSCN9905.htm) and traipse through San Francisco’s Union Square, expressing general merriment http://www.santarchy.org, and worse yet miss the Naughty Santa’s Black Market. http://www.naughtysantas.org/ on Sunday. The crafts and performance at this event are unique and amazing, and so are Bryn and Hernan. Why they took last year off I’ll never know. Raise your hand if Hernan had something to do with your involvement in Burning Man, yeah, thought so.
I just found out today that Larry Harvey, R.U. Sirius, Jello Biafra and Louis Rossetto (co-founder of Wired Mag) will together be on a panel at the Commonwealth Club’s “Inforum” series on Tuesday Dec. 14. It’s titled “Rebels and Visionaries”, duh. http://www.commonwealthclub.org/INFORUM/index.html I guess I’ll miss that one too. But, you shouldn’t. Not free, so check out the info before heading over.
Maybe I’ll find a Santa Rampage somewhere in my path http://santacon.tribe.net/, or I’ll make one happen all on my own. I plan to hit points in the south-west coming and going possibly including regional contacts in and points near Phoenix, http://www.arcosanti.org/, Tuscon, El Paso http://www.rocketbuster.com/, Marfa http://www.chinati.org/ (ever been there?), Austin, Houston, fly to Detroit then Buffalo the back to Houston, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Las Vegas. Don’t know where I’ll be on NYE, but likely in Houston or Austin. I was hoping to be where the fantabulous Mutaytor was playing http:www.mutaytor.com, but alas I’ll not be in Los Angeles or San Francisco for the Anon Salon http://www.anonsalon.com dual-city (dueling cities? http://www.insmogandthunder.com/) extravaganza/s (MORE info below). Last year Mutaytor was in SF, this year it’s LA.
I won’t return to SF until after Burning Man 2005 TICKETS GO ON SALE, Wed. January 5th, 2005 http://tickets.burningman.com. Before I go, I’ve got stuff to pull out of my storage and put back into circulation this Saturday (noon – 6) 12.5.04 at the BMan HQ Basement Sale?see you on Saturday, or see you “on the road”. I’m open to a list of good road trip songs for a CD/tape.
BIZARRE BASEMENT SALE Dec. 5 in San Francisco
If you’re in San Francisco on Saturday stop by Burning Man HQ and buy (costumes, work clothes, play clothes, nick-nacks, patty-whacks, music, crafts, etc), share (if you have stuff you want to share, please email email@example.com so we can allocate space, we might have a little space left), snag from the “free table” COOL STUFF! We have men, and women (of various sizes) involved. We’ll have snacks and sangria, so come hang out with us. We think this might turn into a fun annual gig. Here’s the official post:
/ 12/4 Bizarre Basement Sale at Burning Man HQ
We’re taking over the downstairs of Burning Man Headquarters for a
CLOTHING, COSTUMES, WEARABLE THINGYs, GIFT and STUFF SALE!
Saturday, December 4, Noon to 6pm
Who: A growing collection of clothing and costume addicts and stuff havers…including Maid Marian, CameraGirl, Marcia Crosby, LadyBee, Spanky, Bex and Playaquest, Miss Ada and several more (including a famous Cacophony costumer) ……. and a mysterious DJ named J.C.
Where: In the BMHQ basement at 1900 Third Street in San Francisco (http://burningman.com/office.directions.html). There is lots of parking!
What: A Holiday Costume & Treasure Sale for all your city, playa, and holiday needs!!!
Why? :- You don’t have your Holiday gift shopping done yet!
– You need a new frock for New Year’s Parties!
– Not much cash in your Christmas bonus
Not to worry – it is again that time of year and our closets and costume racks must be thinned, so yours can be expanded! It is a painful process for clothes horses like us, but necessary to spread the wealth and strengthen the herd!!! Playa-couture seekers take note!
Bring cash, leave wearing something new and fantastic!
Only rule: You must try things on to amuse us!
See you Saturday!
NEW YEAR’S EVE IN SAN FRANCISCO? Or LA?
/ SEA OF DREAMS NEW YEAR’S EVE: (SF & LA)
The crew at Anon Salon, who help us produce Decom both here and in LA, are cooking up another SEA OF DREAMS NEW YEAR’S EVE at the Regency Center in SAN FRANCISCO. And this year, in LOS ANGELES too at the beautiful Park Plaza Hotel.
This is always a kicker of a party full of great Burner talent and people costumed to the max. Check out the lineup and get the full info on both events at http://www.anonsalon.com
In the community spirit they are offering Burners $5 off the advance price, if you go to either of these two locations next Saturday or Sunday, December 11 or 12th.
1552 Haight Street
San Francisco, 94117
(just $2 svc. charge)
Saturday, December 11 – 11am -8pm
Sunday, December 12 – 11am – 7pm
Little Pedro’s Blue Bongo
901 East 1st Street
Los Angeles, 90012
(No svc. charge!)
Saturday, December 11 – 3pm -2am
Sunday, December 12 – 12 to 5pm
STILL LOOKING AT BURNING MAN IMAGES?
URLS to check out:
oh, and here’s a cute photo of Kal:
BRRR? NEW YORK DECOMPRESSION?
If I could be anywhere but where I will be this weekend (selling feather boas and leopard bodysuits) I’d be in New York City where they’re throwing a KICK ASS Decompression. http://www.nydecom.org/ Saturday, Dec. 5th 2 pm until 5 am the next morning.
Burning Man NYC Decompression
2004 ASTRAL SLIDE – DESCEND FROM THE VAULT OF HEAVEN.
WHEN: December 5th 2PM – 5AM
WHERE: Spirit New York – 530 West 27th St., NY, NY 10011.
AGES: 0-18 years 2:00-8:00pm, 18-120 years 8:00pm-5:00am
– $10 first 700 tickets( hurry-going fast)
– $20 remaining advance sale tickets
– $30 tickets at the door
– One ticket equals in and out access all day and night
BURNING MAN 2005 TICKETS?
Read this page NOW. http://tickets.burningman.com
Did I mention all the info you need is located at:
Don’t even THINK of emailing the Participant Services crew or Ticket Minions. Read read read.
Ready, set, GO!
Please send me my coat back. My cats miss their mama.
p.s. some people might want to finish their large-scale funded art project from 2000 before they throw stones.
Jack Rabbit Speaks
bman-announce-unsubscribe(at)burningman(dot)com might get you off this thing, but why would you?