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Burning Man this year!!!

IsraTrance Junior Member

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Posted : Aug 31, 2007 00:16

On 2007-08-30 21:45, mubali wrote:

and finally to quote P-Diddy and BIG... "I don't know what they want from me, it seems the more money we come across, the more problems we see."

"B-I-G P-O-PPA, no info for the DEA,
Federal agents mad cause I'm flagrant,
tap my cell and the phone in my basement..."


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Posted : Aug 31, 2007 21:56
Leave it to the us to take something started as radical free expression and turn into a tourist attraction. But in the end is that the fault of the organization for wanting include all to experience or is it the fault of humanity for seeing something cool and wanting to be a part of it? When I went to my first psychedelic trance gathering, I knew I wanted to be a part of that community, same thing with the Burn when I went in 2000 and 2k1. Maybe smaller is better?           An Eagle may soar, but Weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

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Posted : Sep 1, 2007 02:23
If you want a fresh start, i hear the Georgia Burn needs a trance stage this September           

"If You Always Think What You've Always Thought, You Will Always Feel What You've Always Felt"

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Posted : Sep 3, 2007 07:06
Big thanks to all the peoples who put together the psy camps and lineups this year. Four playa sunrises are now indelibly etched upon my memory. This morning's godlight gracing the dawn of Opulent Temple was a fine capstone.

While I can't say that psy reclaimed the throne of sound this year's burn, it was booming on big systems at all the right times. The masses really seem to be diggin on the breaks scene. I think it lends itself a bit more to the rump shakin booty bacon, the pole grinding and the cage dancing than psy does, and is generally a bit more accessible. The psy really shines outside on that limitless expanse of psychedelic dust. It's a pleasure to have so much flat desert surface to rock out on.

Much to my dismay, I never caught on a ride on the Outpost boombus. Any reviews?

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Posted : Sep 4, 2007 09:50
Some Burning man photos=)

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Posted : Sep 4, 2007 21:52

On 2007-09-03 07:06, ndemik wrote:

Much to my dismay, I never caught on a ride on the Outpost boombus. Any reviews?

They didn't take it out too often, but it was fun when they did. I played a sunrise set on there at the Mayan Pyramid between 3 oclock and the Man.

It was my first burn since 2001 and there was definitely a lot more Psy out there this time, thank goodness, as the amount of incredibly shitty borderline hip-hop breaks was overwhelming. The Space Elevator system sounded great and it was nice to have some Psy at the "big" system at Opulent Temple, although it was definitely on the clubbier side, although I imagine this was a necessary compromise to get any trance in there at all.

I'm really hoping Outpost 23 continues to do fundraisers to improve the Boombus - there were some really amazing art buses with killer sound systems playing really shitty music, and I think the best way to improve Psy's standing at BM is with mobile systems.

As great as the Space Elevator was, it was way the fuck back at 10 & H, and since I doubt future psy stages are going to be given much better placement, I think the best solution to get better exposure is on a mobile bus that can plop down and claim the spot in front of the Temple or something.


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Posted : Sep 5, 2007 05:53
I loved all the psy this year. Finally inspired me to stay up for my first playa sunrise

Space Elevator was outstanding and loved the music at Psy Circle. Everytime I went by Greenmoon didn't hear much psy..admittedly I was on the 9 o clock side so didn't go over there much. Never saw Outpost 23

I think that everyone should just request being on a certain side of the playa. Best burn yet for me and having so much psy my second year there was a big part of thanks so much!!
the dog of tears
the dog of tears

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Posted : Sep 6, 2007 04:23
The level of green-like activity and wasted resources at Burning Man is really up to each and every individual participant. There are plenty of people who take it quite seriously, don't use generators, produce as little gray water as possible, my camp even went as far as to run the used gray water through a purification system to be used in a swamp-cooler AC unit and evaporated-- i would say that's pretty darn green.

Unfortunately, by about thursday/friday, there seems to be an influx of about 40,000 "FVK!NG IDIOTS" who roll in and permeate our beautiful city with litter, generators, RV's, and poop on the rim of the toilet seat. Burn night has become one of the most disgusting raves I've ever seen-- although there's plenty of amazing explosions and crazy fire, there's WAY MORE blinky glowy crap that you just can't get away from. the biggest piece of MOOP i see is glowy stuff and glowy connectors (as opposed to cig butts).

i must say, however, that i am always very impressed for the first 3 or 4 days. the litter is minimal, the genny noise is minimal, and people manage to get their poop into the hole. and although the survival guide says there is no "they," there actually is, they're called the DPW, and they're there til mid-october cleaning up after all the fvk!ng idiots. in the end the real damage is caused by those who over produced waste and gray water all week long and leave w/ tons of trash. all the explosions, fire, and fuel usage combined at BM probably wouldn't even compare with one day of emissions from any industrial factory. there is definitely potential for BM to be a much more truly GREEN event, and i think that can be accomplished by (drum roll please)....

tada! my magical solution to the "Problem at the Playa."

as for the man burning Monday night, as many agree, i think it was quite magnificent, and just so you ALL know, Paul Addis had his bail planned and was back on the playa by mid-week signing autographs (ha!). every DPW officer had a picture of him laminated on their utili belts and there were posters of his crazy face hanging up at center camp, with instructions on which art car he'd be on to sign autos.

as for trance... eh. i heard great stuff happening sunday morning at space elevator (egnogra and arahat), but not much else of note. then again, i'm a pretty picky eater, and if the trance isn't totally perfect, i can think of 8 million other things i'd rather be doing on the playa. but man!!!! i feel like people use this event as an excuse to pull out their absolute worst records of all time!!! the level of awful music is just unbearable!!!!

i think next year i want to have a camp with a large sound system that plays nothing but mind-grating wall of NOISE all day long- from merzbow to muslimgauze to throbbing gristle et. al.
IsraTrance Junior Member
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Posted : Sep 6, 2007 05:31
hey, muslimgauze isn't noise. last time I checked them out it was tasteful tablas and shit. Am I wrong?
the dog of tears
the dog of tears

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Posted : Sep 6, 2007 06:05
gauze is what i classify as beat-oriented noise. tons of tasteful percussion run through a dub-suite of noise and dynamic processing, and tons of repetition.

it's "intelligent" noise.
mono mono

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Posted : Sep 6, 2007 06:58
Make no mistake, BM is a party. The sexual energy seems higher than ever. Geez...the party at the Deep End on saturday afternoon was some sort of "Sodom and Gommorah meets Tahoe Spring Break for adults". And even though it was total club house and trance, you can bet your sweet ass I was there and didn't leave until I got the same big toe crushed twice in-a-row, prompting a visit to the first aid station.

I would seem that the psy torch was carried by the Space Elevator crew...a consistent offering throughout the week and good dance crowd..not to mention a beautiful wedding. Greenmoon mixed it up all week and apparently had a great party on wednesday (a sleep night for me). I wasn't drawn by Opulent Temple's mix on sunday morning, partly 'cause I played that night (3 hours?) on the Space Elevator system.. Damn! that system really pumped, had an excess of bass response (not necessarily a bad thing). The subs were bouncing us around on the dj platform, really had fun. Also had fun watching the fireworks and massive flames across the playa, seemingly erupting in time with the music.

Otherwise, my friend Sidney, from Seattle, was the keeper of the mobile psy as he frequently plays it from his art car, a cross between a fish and a submarine, complete with a shiva trident as a masthead. Sidney also likes to carry famous psychedelic passengers. For the temple burn we carried Robert Venosa and Martina Hoffman on board. We don't call him "L Sid" for nothing.

Otherwise shaking the dust out of my underwear, for another week of reuse. Had a great time. Got some good dancing in. Heard some good music. Had a ball playing...but didn't play ball.

I'm all for the noise thing...I brought about 70 CD's in case of DJ opportunity..2 of them were psy, the rest were either glam rock, noise rock, prog rock, or unclassifiable rock...didn't bring the Nanamax disc. In the past i've heard virtual noise camps in the form of non-musicians playing freely available electric's the funniest thing.


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Posted : Sep 6, 2007 08:24
lol, my favorite place in years past was the massive steel installation everyone would bang on with provided 'drumsticks'. With 30+ 'drummers' at any given time and various tones you could generate from banging on different parts of the structure, the wall of sound we'd create was unbelievable.
's just another party..
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Posted : Sep 6, 2007 09:03

On 2007-09-06 04:23, the dog of tears wrote:

that might help.. for a year or two. just like when they started closing the gates on Thursday instead of keeping them open the whole weekend.

they'd have to change the whole way the event is run to seriously reduce the number of yahoos. i still remember my first 2 years as the best ones, back when the tickets were cheap, the traveling street performers, rainbows, and all sorts of 'regular' people could still afford to go (or sneak in, if they had to), you could still camp pretty much anywhere if you got there early enough, and there was lots and lots of fire because well, you could have fires anywhere.

ok, ok, i'll shut up now..

's just another party..
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Posted : Sep 11, 2007 11:21

On 2007-08-30 05:17, spinalpuppet wrote:

On 2007-08-29 20:07, Spyros wrote:
about time someone did something to shake things up!!!

dude like you obviously haven't been there... one would ever say that, if they had been there.dude, like...I might say that but i want to be just as the same as any different people who had been there, then i can be on the highschool "incrowd"................................

Dude, you OBviously don't know Spyros so keep your holier-than-thou comments to yourself please. I think he was talking about the fact that a lot more psy was going to shake up the Playa than in recent years. Duh.

Anyways, I just want to say WAHOOOO! what a fun year this was, especially for music! It's a shame that almost all the international artists couldn't make it in the end (except for Sinewave, you rock Spencer!) It was a rough year at some points for me, but the amazing times I had with all the psy burners made up for any craziness I had to deal with.

Space Elevator was absolutely wonderful, for nighttime and sunrises, and Sunday there was fantastic, until I had to fall over and bike over to Opulent Temple to work until I passed out. Opulent Temple was the raver and cop magnet of the year for sure, but I had some fun times there, especially Saturday night/Sunday morning when we busted out the psytrance for 'em.

Personally, I played some of my most memorable sets of my life at Burning Man this year (one of them being my first ever tripping set, which was a 3.5hr sunrise journey made in part by the DJ after me who never showed up for his slot hehe) and danced to even more amazing sets. Chromatone, Gatto Matto, Treavor, Cyril, KJ and others got my ass a-shakin ever so well. Plus, there were many other kinds of DJs who got my groove on this year. So for music, BM 2007 was great for me.

Not to mention all the other amazing reasons we go to Burning Man, for the art and brilliance that people create and share there. Wow.
          Brian Petterson
DJ Sentient - (Alchemy Records) California

"Watching television is like taking black spraypaint to your third eye." - Bill Hicks
IsraTrance Junior Member

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Posted : Sep 11, 2007 21:06
man the prank i read about was great lol
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