August 13th, 2001


burning man

So I've been running around like a mad dog getting ready to head up to the desert... I have been getting my affair in order and desperately trying to finish my projects for the playa. The Snail is still not finished, but it's coming along. I need to find a way to get it up there... anyone going with a big truck or a trailer who wants to share travel expenses and such?

I was in Santa Cruz at my friend Steve's for several days using his shop to build this thing and to help him in return with his projects. My Snail scooter is kinda cool, but his stuff is genius... the maddest of mad science. Large sculptures that are also both musical instruments and fireworks... incredible stuff. "Not your mother's parlor organ," as he likes to say. Kind of like Dr. Seuss meets Robert Goddard. He's been working on some improvements to his creations... I can't wait to see them run.

Still have so much work to do, so many things to get organized... absurd how much effort we put into getting ready to go relax and have fun for a week... maybe that's why I love it so much.