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by Flon
Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: NeVaDa state laws in regards to FLAG BURNING
Replies: 213
Views: 60709

Re: It's a little hypocritical, isn't it?

...and it has never been entirely clear to me what the person hoped to accomplish by the act other than childish shock value. Well done! You admit you don't understand and yet you judge - in the same sentence! ...and I'm the one being judgmental? OK. I thought what I was saying was pretty clear, bu...
by Flon
Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: NeVaDa state laws in regards to FLAG BURNING
Replies: 213
Views: 60709

Re: It's a little hypocritical, isn't it?

Is it me, or is it more than a little hypocritical that we are not free to do whatever we want with the "symbol of freedom?" I don't hear many people here saying that you shouldn't be free to burn a flag. I hear them say that it would be a cliche, pointless and usually stupid thing to do....
by Flon
Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Sounds of Burningman
Replies: 21
Views: 10722

There's also the walk-in area for those who want a little distance between them and the Rest of the World. Also, as an example, I sleep just fine with noise (sleeping through falling out of bed and fire engines coming to my house) so it would be a mistake to project your own needs on everyone. Ther...
by Flon
Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Sounds of Burningman
Replies: 21
Views: 10722

Going to BM for quiet is like going for a swim in the ocean and expecting to stay dry. If you don't like noise, don't go. Easy. Easy enough advice to follow. In fact i don't think I have ever met a person who went to Burning Man specifically for the quiet. On the other hand, I have met lots of peop...
by Flon
Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burner Impressions of Christianity
Replies: 275
Views: 59630

If you can have faith that the post man will deliver your mail, why can't u have faith in a God u can't see. I think you are comparing two concepts that differ wildly while, due to the ambiguity of language, sharing the same word ("faith"). The first is a prediction that something will ha...
by Flon
Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: hot springs?
Replies: 8
Views: 1676

meyouseek wrote:...
I've also heard some of them spew toxic gases which would really ruin your day.
...


The hot springs or the people?
by Flon
Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:09 am
Forum: 2006 Theme Camps
Topic: Zardoz Camp
Replies: 15
Views: 5016

. But I'd never want to be accused of regurgitating theme camps... Hmmph. Why not? After all, the idea of a theme camp centered around music that goes *THUMP* *THUMP* *THUMP* *THUMP* into late in the night has been regurgitated two or three hundred times by conservative estimate. Besides, any movie...
by Flon
Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:34 pm
Forum: 2006 Theme Camps
Topic: Zardoz Camp
Replies: 15
Views: 5016

Image
1999 I think, but by all means, do it again.
by Flon
Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: My dad wants to go to Burning Man!
Replies: 12
Views: 2633

Re: My dad wants to go to Burning Man!

... He sings in a really great barbershop quartet ... Hmmmmmm.... If the quartet ends up coming and is interested in new repertoire, let me know. I woke up one morning a couple years ago with the idea that I HAD to write barbershop settings of readings from Mao's Little Red Book (and I don't even t...
by Flon
Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:30 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Critical Tits photography
Replies: 280
Views: 93818

... And Flon, while I understand that recording the event--or any part of BM might alter it, I would put it to you that since there have been photograhers from day one, removing them would change things immensely. For the good or the bad? I don't know. What I do know is that altering this, be it al...
by Flon
Thu Feb 16, 2006 4:16 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Critical Tits photography
Replies: 280
Views: 93818

An interesting (if somewhat over-long) thread. HM is getting a bit piled on (although he seems perfectly able to take it), so I would like to say that he makes some valid points. One can not logically deny that omnipresent photography does change CT, BM, or any event. One will behave differently if ...
by Flon
Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:31 am
Forum: 2006 Theme Camps
Topic: Star Trek Theme Camp at Burn 2006!
Replies: 39
Views: 12363

I go to BRC to escape Camp Reality and the ubiquitous idiot box. Now someone wants to bring Trekkies into the BRC experience? Please tell me this is all a bad dream.... I hate being negative on this as it is someone's dream and then there's the overriding rule of "Don't fuck up someone else's exper...
by Flon
Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:19 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Is it relatively easy to attach a small cymbal to a snare?
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Check this out. You would need a reasonably hefty drum to attach it to. If you are playing this on a stand there might be a problem as most snare stands have a fairly small base area and the weigh of clamp and cymbal might unbalance it.
by Flon
Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:19 am
Forum: 2006 Theme
Topic: SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT YEARS THEME
Replies: 65
Views: 34148

Re: Next theme: Islands

imaginationtroubador wrote:... Catalina (????)...

(tourists, feral pigs and bison)
[preferably all 3 in a cage match to the death]
by Flon
Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:23 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Movies that Remind You of Burningman
Replies: 136
Views: 25830

Fellini's "Satyricon"
by Flon
Thu Sep 23, 2004 4:32 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: If you could put Burning Man to music ...
Replies: 73
Views: 14817

Igor Stravinsky's "The Rites of Spring"
by Flon
Thu Sep 23, 2004 4:10 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: rock & roll on the playa? a poll.
Replies: 36
Views: 5615

Not very interested if it is recorded music. OTOH, I'd be all over it if it was live.
by Flon
Tue Apr 27, 2004 3:42 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Your porno name determined
Replies: 259
Views: 52162

Corky Brentwood - not bad

my wife's is better:

Velvet Melrose
by Flon
Tue Apr 27, 2004 10:16 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Encouraging acoustic music and diversity in BRC
Replies: 102
Views: 53183

Re: gettin old and stuff

part of my old bliss was the inundation in an electronic swamp no matter where i went and its cumulative effects over several days was quite euphoric and bizarre So for you BM *IS* a big rave. That's fine - for you. However, for many participants (and from anecdotal, totally unscientific personal s...
by Flon
Mon Sep 22, 2003 10:33 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man-- Change the dates? Or not?
Replies: 122
Views: 29908

Chimp wrote:Xmas

Could take the whole gift giving thing a whole step further


It would take the whole "radical self-reliance" thing to another level too (average low of 20 F; frequent flooding of the playa).
by Flon
Thu Sep 18, 2003 3:52 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: WHY I’M NOT GOING BACK TO BURNING MAN
Replies: 303
Views: 62976

...I almost didn't come because I was really worried about the desert, I knew that burningman is one of the cleanest events on earth, but I still couldnt shake that I had heard it takes at least 100 years for a desert to heal after you break the crust... My understanding is that, because the Playa ...
by Flon
Wed Sep 17, 2003 8:56 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Let's face it burners
Replies: 66
Views: 16862

Angry Butterfly wrote:He wants to start "Dangerous Musical Instument Camp" and build a glass harmonica made of differently tuned grinding wheels.


Now THIS is what we seriously need more of!
by Flon
Mon Sep 15, 2003 12:40 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Let's face it burners
Replies: 66
Views: 16862

"No breath, nothing "human", nothing to engage the mind. " It's music for DANCING. Can't get much more human than that. Don't deny the body, celebrate it! Don't get me wrong, I love to dance. Swing dancing, Cajun dancing, tango, and I've been told by more than one person that I was the best waltzer...
by Flon
Fri Sep 12, 2003 4:43 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Let's face it burners
Replies: 66
Views: 16862

Re: Let's face it burners

It's just a "RAVE" :? If it were, I wouldn't be there (been going since '99). It's the art and the community that's the thing. I'll be the first to admit that I just don't "get" the whole electronica, rave, techno (or whatever it's called now) thing. No breath, nothing "human", nothing to engage th...
by Flon
Thu Sep 11, 2003 2:44 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: WHY I’M NOT GOING BACK TO BURNING MAN
Replies: 303
Views: 62976

Re: Mariachis!

I know of a guy in the organization who is working to get a full-blown mariachi band to Burning Man. Stay tuned -- your wish may come true! :) Hell Yes!! I would also like to see more bagpipes, a Javanese gamelon, Swiss Alp horns, a production of Mozart's <i>The Magic Flute</i> done in fetish wear,...

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