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by sun4all
Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Thanks to those who came by
Replies: 1
Views: 821

Thanks to those who came by

and said "Thanks for bringing art!" while I was working on an art piece on the playa. It was not a good burn this year and those kind souls who came by and said thanks really helped!
by sun4all
Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: More injuries this year?
Replies: 25
Views: 5063

Here's an article on the REMSA medical tent along with an overview of injuries that happened on the Playa
by sun4all
Sun Oct 04, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Now these earplugs WORK!
Replies: 3
Views: 1120

Now these earplugs WORK!

We have used these wonderful earplugs at BM and they block out a very high percentage of the noise:

They don't go into your ears, they cover the opening of the ear fully and are rated at 34db which is a major amount of attenuation. These earplugs are comfy, too!
by sun4all
Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Fist night, first burn
Replies: 16
Views: 3141

That sucks that you got attacked. Unfortunately, there are nasty people at Burning Man. It was good that you walked away. As far as the coffee folks go, they are known for heaping abuse on the customers, it's part of their charm and often cracks me up. Don't take them seriously, it's an act. Same go...
by sun4all
Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 2009 Cheers and Jeers thread
Replies: 43
Views: 7936

Regarding the jeers directed at the Org: The Org had some initial difficulties with early entry things, but was very good at fixing the problems. All of my friends who went early got wristbands and got in just fine. The Org has no control over theme camps having private parties or theme camps that a...
by sun4all
Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Video Art Installation Tips Required Please!
Replies: 10
Views: 2694

Marine batteries are not a great idea as they are 'wet' and can leak or spill. It's better to use AGM batteries which are 'solid' and don't come with the spill risk. It is always better to use batteries rated for PV systems and marine batteries aren't really good for this application. Here is a URL ...
by sun4all
Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: sand flames
Replies: 13
Views: 3506

Jon Sarriugarte, an Oakland,CA artist makes them:
by sun4all
Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Which is the comfiest, Cushiest Bike Seat?
Replies: 10
Views: 2290

Short answer: A recumbent trike. I believe I may have done damage to myself riding a bike at BM several years ago. The thought of ever riding a regular bike again makes me queasy!
by sun4all
Sun Jun 28, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: Any Berkeley Camps out there????
Replies: 18
Views: 3310

Powerchair, LBL had little to do with the A-bomb and never manufactured one. There are no nukes up in the hills of Berkeley. False statements such as these make me wonder what people learned in school!
by sun4all
Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Eagles Nest RV Park
Replies: 51
Views: 24951

See, I was just wondering where one would stop between Seattle and Gerlach and now I know. Thanks for posting!
by sun4all
Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Walkin Camping
Replies: 17
Views: 3235

Walkin camping can be very quiet but as others have said, it is exposed to the wind. We often camp just across from walkin camping in a minvan. The minivan takes care of the wind issue. You might be able to find a friendly large vehicle or RV owner that will let you camp in the 'wind shade' of the r...
by sun4all
Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Attaching EL wire to clothing
Replies: 5
Views: 4047

Nice LED pants, Phil! As far as washing clothing that has EL wire attached to it, you CAN wash it with the EL wire still attached as Dork points out. Your best bet is to soak the pants in a large tub with water and detergent. You'll have to soak them again in a tub filled with clean water (several t...
by sun4all
Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: I won't miss the Bush/Oil/War protest art!
Replies: 58
Views: 9231

I won't miss the Bush/Oil/War protest art!

One thing that has really turned me off on Burning Man these past several years has been the all the Bush/Oil/War protest art. I go to Burning Man to get away from all that stuff. I also live in a very political area (the Bay Area) and get really sick of the constant whining. It's so great that Obam...
by sun4all
Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Electric Bicycle?
Replies: 148
Views: 35874

You may find more comfort on a recumbent trike and thus not need the motor. Go to for ideas. There are plenty of pre-made trikes out there. The standard ones will be a lot less expensive than recumbents which are sadly a bit rare in this country. I'm in the process of building a...
by sun4all
Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Camper Van Rentals?
Replies: 2
Views: 1689

Camper Van Rentals?

My partner and I have been doing the 'sleep in the back of a min-van' thing at BM for several years now. We'd like to rent and possibly buy a small camper van for BM and other travel uses. The reason for wanting something bigger is that we need the space and comfort. It is kind of hard to work on we...
by sun4all
Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: 2008 Art & Performance
Topic: Arrests and Crime stats?
Replies: 259
Views: 90060

What I've learned from all of this

We've never had a problem with LEOs on the playa. Reading the posts on here tells me that how we act at Burning Man has a lot to do with avoiding LEO problems. 1. We don't hang around the large art/party cars or the rave/dance tents. This seems to be where MOST of the LEO action happens 2. We don't ...
by sun4all
Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: 2008 Art & Performance
Topic: Strange flying object
Replies: 6
Views: 4105

That model aircraft

was likely an RC Kite. RC Kites are radio controlled aircraft that can be lit up and they do amazing acrobatic stunts. They are most common in Singapore where open land is limited. Folks take them to parks and have these huge RC kite flying contests at night and during the day. They good one's are n...
by sun4all
Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: A friend turned into a nightmare!
Replies: 81
Views: 16917

My now wife and I went with a friend of mine and her boyfriend for our first burn. BIG mistake. Friend turned out to be completely psycho and controlling. The art was amazing that year and we did have fun although having to deal with a psycho the whole time was not fun. I stopped speaking to the fri...
by sun4all
Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: 2007 Theme
Topic: Why does Burningman suck now?
Replies: 103
Views: 68624


Maybe some of us hard working art types are too busy doing/seeing art at BM to be bothered with costumes! When you are working on a project non-stop, costumes are the LAST thing you think about. People should wear what they want to wear and that includes 'street clothes'. The whole costume issue hit...
by sun4all
Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:59 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: This theme is why I won't go next year
Replies: 129
Views: 29586

I'll just ignore the theme I do every year. We go to BM to make art, see art, and enjoy the Playa. The theme is really peripheral to what we do at Burning Man. Larry's essays that accompany each theme are mildly interesting and that's that.
by sun4all
Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:39 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: :?: PLAYA FOOT: (getting the Dust out of the Water...?)
Replies: 33
Views: 9778

Use bag balm and clean sox to avoid Playa foot

I coat my feet with bag balm when I get up in the morning and I put on clean socks. I keep my socks on unless I shower. Once I'm done showering, I put more bag balm on my feet and put on new socks. I put a bit of bag balm on my feet before I go to bed so that they don't dry out during the night. No ...
by sun4all
Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike / Buggy / KSR Frame Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 2240

Here are some bike frame resources

This guy has an AMAZING site on bike building; here's the link to information on frames: Nova Cycles supplies raw materials to frame builders. Seems like a great place to get frame material Atomic Zombie has...
by sun4all
Sat Sep 15, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Suggestions from 2007 for 2008
Replies: 81
Views: 18760

First, the BMORG is soliciting BM 2007 feedback, send your comments to: [email protected].com On the RV topic: Our camp for the past four years at Burning Man has been this: A shade structure, a tent for storage, two small tables, and a mini-van to sleep/hang out in. This has been a workable setup...
by sun4all
Sat Sep 08, 2007 10:00 am
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: 2008 "American Dream" theme
Replies: 520
Views: 143058

Interesting essay on the theme

However, I'll just do what most people at Burning Man do every year: IGNORE THE THEME! The Green Man was really the only theme that sparked any interest on my part. The BORG doesn't care abou the theme much either since funded art (and all other art) is not required to have anything to do with the t...
by sun4all
Sat Sep 01, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Man burns prematurely on Tuesday morning. Photos.
Replies: 40
Views: 13650

ZaphodBurner is right on target!

Burning down someone else's art and endangering people's lives in the process has nothing to do with radical expression. It has everything to do with stupid, reckless, self-centered behavior. BMORG needs to come down hard on people that do this type of F-ed up stuff at Burning Man. I hope they sue h...
by sun4all
Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:29 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: A must read re: How BM became a greek tragedy to some
Replies: 18
Views: 5560

Change and evolution are great

and one CAN control their BM experience. It takes work. The one tragedy that I won't recover from is the demise of the underground scene. I was only able to experience it for a very short time. It WAS like a dream. I guess that's why I'm so glad BM is around b/c I can capture a bit of that there alt...
by sun4all
Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:46 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Mandatory dance breaks
Replies: 25
Views: 6970

No more center camp for us!

I didn't mind the dance breaks but what I did mind is the sea of negativity that exists at Center Camp. We even saw some goon in the crowd punch out one of the coffee people. I've never really liked going to Center Camp as it is overcrowded and the coffee is mediocre. None of the performances are ve...
by sun4all
Sat Feb 11, 2006 10:26 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: 300 watts bullshit
Replies: 154
Views: 53160

How to deal with the 300watt BS without extreme measures

1. Earplugs! 2.Sleep in a minvan, these things have amazing sound insulation! RVs have NO insulation, same goes for tents :) You can even cover up the minivan for more light and sound protection. BE CREATIVE! 3.Sleep on a comfy mattress or pad. If you are comfortable you are more likely to fall asle...
by sun4all
Sat Feb 11, 2006 9:48 pm
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: A Sept 11th experiment "Trough & Beam"
Replies: 93
Views: 70306

Regarding Trough & Beam

Thanks for posting your thoughts on the WTC collapse. I read an interesting analysis of the collapse from a civil engineer. Unfortunately, I cannot find the reference so that I can provide a citation. The essence of what this civil engineer said was this: It was not the jet fuel that caused the WTC ...
by sun4all
Sat Jan 28, 2006 10:48 pm
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: Looking to bring sound from NY to the playa
Replies: 13
Views: 6434

A couple of things to consider

1. Playa dust is VERY hard on electronics. Your speakers might be okay, but if you don't seal up your electronics properly, they'll be damaged. 2. Large scale sound installations are restricted to certain areas of the playa. Check out the sound regulations at BM before brining your setup to the play...

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