August 14th, 2004

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I:O wants to play with you!

Imbedded deep within the alien worlds of the BRC observatory at city center there is a magnetic oracle, a mirror into the universal soul.

Here's your chance to dance with tens of thousands of metal orbs! I:O is just one of ten interactive Off-Planet Theatres taking place under the man this year. We're looking for talented performers who want to take a turn in the BRC seat of wisdom. Performance artists, dancers, mimes and artist models are particularly encouraged to sign up in advance and share the good word with their tribes.

The Off-Planet Theatres are also looking for Cosmologists to facilitate the ten theatres from 8-3 every night. Look for details in the latest JRS, on the BM website, or email Nambla the Clown for more info. Nambla can be reached at namblatheclown (at) Ggreg (dot) com, or if you'd like to sign up for time as the I:O, drop a line to me directly. 45 minute slots are available from 8PM-3AM Monday thru Friday.

This isn't completely on topic, but here it goes to any Bay area types on here.

I'm currently sitting in a hotel room in Napa Valley for my cousin's wedding, later today. Tomorrow, I'm gonna be staying with some friends in San Jose till late wensday night, when I catch the red eye back to Detroit.

I'm looking for stuff to do, in San Fran and San Jose, that might fall a bit off the track from the typical touristy stuff. I know about Alcatraz and Fisherman's warf. I want to know about those little hole in the wall places only the locals know about?

Where's the best place to get sushi without spending an arm and a leg? What are some nifty, unique shops that don't fall on the typical tourist tracks? (I'd love to take back a wall hanging of some sort) I'm missing the Burn this year, somewhat because of this trip, so, are there any events going on locally I might get to taste a bit of the vibe at? What's your favorite view of the city?

I remember reading about a mural some Burners were restoring last year before Beyond Belief, and I seem to think it was in San Fran. I'd love to see the fruits of the labor, wander the park. What's your favorite area to just get lost in?


Another question, looks like I'm catching a shuttle back to SF airport, and then I'm going to need to jump the Caltrain to San Jose. Which station would that be? The maps at the airport seemed to show me needing to grab the Bart from there and then transferring over to the Caltrain, though they weren't incredibly helpful, and the website for caltrain doesn't really list anything as an Airport station. It's all written for people who know the area, not to help those of us trying to use it from out of town.

Alright, enough internet. It's time to tour some wineries. Thanks folks, I appreciate any and all help in this manner.

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Thanks to everyone who replied to my last post about who to go with to Burning Man (my cousin or my ex).

It looks like I'm going solo this year. This scares me a little because I'm not the most outgoing person. And sometimes I have a hard time meeting people. I love Burning Man though, and I don't want to miss it for anything.

I'm not looking forward to the drive alone. It's about 8 hours for me (I'm coming from Santa Cruz, CA).

I'll definitely look into volunteering and what not to try and get involved.

Any last minute tips/advice for going alone? Anyone want to be my playa buddy?
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