August 24th, 2004


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Please, please, pick up a
handful of ashes and blow them North East
Let me smell the playa once more
and the vinegar and foot balm
sunscreen and sweat
I want to be there beside you
with the flames falling around us
and the joy from all sides
on all streets
I cannot feel the arms of my neighbors
around me
this time
I won't sit in the center of the temple
and cry with you
my name won't be there
I can't write depression on it's walls
and watch my sorrow touch the sky
I will be here, alone
without the sunset behind the moutains
or the laser lights stretching into infinity
I won't see you dance or
feel you embrace against the embers
of what once stood so tall
and guided us during the night
Please, please, think of me when he burns
my spirit will be there with you
longing for my body
to be dancing with you.
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Gravity Bowl Art Car


"Attention Filthy Hippies: I know many of you will be attending the Burning Man Festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert in a week or so, conveniently assembling a large percentage of your various freakish/geekish subcultures into one arid, easily-eradicated and forgotten place. Since I have it on good word that, given the current political climate and the disturbing rumor that many of you drop outs will actually be voting this year, a "missing" nuclear warhead from a World War II testing facility will be "found" and painted as a large, throbbing penis god/flame cannon/disco ball, virtually guaranteeing that crowds of your males will scramble on top of it, bellies full of 2-TC-Special-G, setting off a tragic but inevitable explosion that wipes your reeking kind from the earth forever. No price is too small to rid ourselves of your scourge, especially if that price is just, you know, Reno.

However! In the interest of preserving your legacy, it would please me if you would, before heading off to that big rave in the sky, send me in the few completely awesome things you have created to further your drug cult agendas, such as this GravityBowl art car, a fully motile UFO-like couch with built-in speakers, lights, and (presumably) sandal storage.

Well done, hippies. While the rest of us built the most efficient money-making society ever conceived, you were building the first car with no front end - so you could always steer when really, really high."

Great pics are located at
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ghosts i-iv


Ohmygaw! So I'm still not packed OR moved out of my old apartment and I leave in four days - Saturday morning, so as to do a 4 am Sunday greeter shift. All food being taken is camping food (can I survive?). Tent is open to the world of dust. This is my first year and I am both scared and excited how utilitarian I am going - except for my bright orange clothing! I keep having dreams about the playa - very clear and colorful images, towering sculpture, mountains of tents, scrambling dancing smiling bodies covered in dust. I feel like I am slowly going mad and only the open sky and alkaline dust will bring me back. Money is no issue, hardship is irrelevant, and stressful deadlines are simply inconvenient hallucinations. Only BRC matters.
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i'm going in a smaller vehicle than i have in the past and am having fun trying to get everything packed

someone actually suggested to me today that i pack less stuff

as if THAT's an option

*rolls eyes*
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    Herbie Hancock - All Apologies
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Need a ride from Reno to BRC on Saturday, Aug 28!

Alright, every ride I've tried to set up to get me from Reno to BRC has fallen through. HELP!

I get in on Saturday, August 28. Is anyone going my way? It will be just me and gear, and I'm travelling light this year, just one large bag with my sleeping bag, tent and clothes, and a couple of smaller bags. I need to stop for groceries in Reno, but that's just water and fruit.

Thank you!
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