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by alt12
Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure
Replies: 202
Views: 9849

Re: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure

I think the rise of social media began the demise. Once that BM video went viral on Gawker etc etc, thousand of people sat up and said "ooh I've never heard of that, it looks awesome!", and BM was suddenly on the radar of people from all walks of life, society and wealth. Some of those co...
by alt12
Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure
Replies: 202
Views: 9849

Re: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure

I think there is a LOT of behind-the-scenes shit that really has not surfaced yet. Ultra-entitled son of a Russian billionaire Russian mobsters A long-simmering beef between camps Infrastructure propriety Non-payment of sherpas If you wanted a recipe for disaster, this was it. It seems to me like a...
by alt12
Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Six Injured in Structure Collapse
Replies: 2
Views: 1061

Re: Six Injured in Structure Collapse

Supposedly it happened at "The Lost Hotel." You might remember this plug-n-play group from such catastrophes as Caravancicle (aka the camp that led to Tannenbaum being booted form the BMORG board).

Looks like this was not a good year for douchey plug-n-play camps.
by alt12
Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure
Replies: 202
Views: 9849

Re: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure

Wow I can't believe the one year I didn't go and playa vigilantes take down one of the major plug-n-play camps. I'm sorry, but I feel no sympathy for them whatsoever... I don't think this is going to change the course of the event at all but it is certainly a statement. Call me "burner than tho...
by alt12
Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Hard Body Female wanted for Bad @$$ Body Painting!
Replies: 25
Views: 2654

Re: Hard Body Female wanted for Bad @$$ Body Painting!

Yeah brah, only hard bods fuck em bitches with saggy anything!

You sure you're at the right event? I think there are some great parties at Daytona Beach you might prefer....
by alt12
Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: 2015 Theme
Topic: The Official Unofficial Theme.
Replies: 30
Views: 2732

Re: The Official Unofficial Theme.

Actually its Tech Douche vs pop-EDM Ravers. Tech Douche is way ahead on the scoreboard with several BMorg board members and now even their very own BM employee, sorry "brand ambassador." Meanwhiles Ravers are getting trounced by having their sound art-cars banned, suffering under new rules...
by alt12
Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: The Boardroom is Driving Profit again 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: The Boardroom is Driving Profit again 2015

This art project is no longer satirical as there are in fact board meetings being held on the playa. Its more like an homage at this point. Welcome to the new burning man
by alt12
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Need an awesome campmate? Here's my theme camp personals ad
Replies: 23
Views: 1439

Re: Need an awesome campmate? Here's my theme camp personals

Is there a best of ePlaya? Because I would nominate this for it? "I have everything I need but wants lot of stuff. Also I don't want to pay for anything."

I don't think pointing out the multiple levels of inherent contradictions in these statements should be considered snark.
by alt12
Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Are you losing interest in Burning Man too?
Replies: 73
Views: 4948

Re: Are you losing interest in Burning Man too?

I've been going for 12 consecutive years and this year is most likely my last. The reason is not for any of the "burning man has changed" reasons, that's a phase I went through years ago and have already come to acceptance with. Over the year BM shifted, for me, from a year-round project a...
by alt12
Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Live Conga Drumming to accompany DJ
Replies: 0
Views: 153

Live Conga Drumming to accompany DJ

Hello there, I am a long-time afro-cuban percussionist looking to perform along-side DJs at BRC this year. I have a set of 3 congas that I play and would need a stationary spot, ideally mic'd. Congas go very well as accompaniment with a lot of electronic music (sampled relentlessly in house music), ...
by alt12
Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: 2015 Share Resources
Topic: Free Camping if you drive from Pacific Northwest to BRC!
Replies: 17
Views: 3384

Re: Free Camping if you drive from Pacific Northwest to BRC!

Thankyou Wedeliver. This will be my first time commuting to BM from the Pacific Northwest. Having done the drive from Reno to Portland this spring, I see that your location is a *perfect* pit stop. Thanks for the gift. I will definitely be dropping by a few days pre-event on my way down BRC. What a ...
by alt12
Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Playa Events Calendar = Fail
Replies: 49
Views: 2123

Playa Events Calendar = Fail

Looks like the server crashed.
by alt12
Wed May 20, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Looking for a VJ?
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: Live remixer of klezmer/balkan looking for soundsytems

Wow, I love electronically remixed balkan music. Glad that you'll be performing this year. Shantel and Dunkelbunt are two of my favorites.

I wish my camp had a big sound system to offer you but please post your eventual slot on here. Or I guess I'll look you up on Rockstar Librarian.
by alt12
Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: And.... He's OUT!
Replies: 8
Views: 898

Re: And.... He's OUT!

I have to say, its nice to see that with enough bitching and moaning by the community, the BMORG can still be made to respond in some fashion. Of the 2 primary complaints (JT remaining on that board and commodification camps receiving special treatment via-v-vis the placement process, both have been...
by alt12
Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:39 am
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: 2STRIPCLUB DJS LOOKING 4ACAMP 2 JOIN
Replies: 116
Views: 6280

Re: 2STRIPCLUB DJS LOOKING 4ACAMP 2 JOIN

This thread and in particular every single one of lordtrigon's comments should qualify for the "best of eplaya" forum... fucking hilarious.
by alt12
Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:54 am
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Possible gay camp mates?
Replies: 8
Views: 1196

Re: Possible gay camp mates?

no drama? what's the point of joining a theme camp then? Seriously, though have you considered getting in touch with Celestial Bodies? Long-time burners, Nor Cal-based, with more than one long-term gay couple in that group and they are very warm and inviting. And its not a very big camp. Might be a ...
by alt12
Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Hot off the presses.... Bloomberg article on Sherpagate
Replies: 94
Views: 4969

Re: Hot off the presses.... Bloomberg article on Sherpagate

I really can't stand Outtrim. He bitches and moans constantly about rich people when he himself is filthy rich. Does he even attend the event any more? And then he feels self-important enough to blast off to Bloomberg like he's some burner expert. He's not an expert, he's a fucking arrogant hater. ...
by alt12
Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum
Replies: 187
Views: 7784

Re: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum

I might suggest that someone with the time, energy, inclination and writing skills, take it upon themselves to put together a petition demanding that either JT resign, or the board fires him. With enough signatures, the board might decide to act, or JT might decide to, for once, do the right thing ...
by alt12
Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum
Replies: 187
Views: 7784

Re: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum

In his defense, these practices of paid staff, wristbands, etc have been around for years.He's likely stayed on those camps. For him, that IS Burning Man. And no one in the organization taught him any differently. Instead, he was REWARDED for his way of burning by being given a leadership position....
by alt12
Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Highway 80 Robbery
Replies: 14
Views: 982

Re: Highway 80 Robbery

This shit happens all the time. There was a very good in-depth story on this in the media earlier this year, documenting many cases of people getting large sums of cash confiscated while never being charged with a crime. Great reminder to A) never answer any questions by the police B) never consent ...
by alt12
Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum
Replies: 187
Views: 7784

Re: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum

Fucking nauseating is all I can say. This is so far from what Burning Man used to be its laughable. Perhaps I'm becoming a surly old timer, but I remember when people used to just give shit away when they had it. Or if you walked by your neighbors camp, they would invite you in and offer you a drink...
by alt12
Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man® forgot what a gift is.
Replies: 88
Views: 4080

Re: Burning Man® forgot what a gift is.

You read 2 sentences that I wrote and responded to them by painting me as being someone who is BURNIER THAN THOU. I can take all the time in the world to write long, sensible posts that cover almost every angle of logic involved with the ComCamp Controversy but somehow 2 basic sentences in a non-co...
by alt12
Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man® forgot what a gift is.
Replies: 88
Views: 4080

Re: Burning Man® forgot what a gift is.

I'm not giving them any but I'm not offended that they asked. I don't think I'm being unreasonable or "too sensitive" here. When someone asks me for money, I want to know what they spend it on. It's a natural reaction by anyone with a business background. This reaction isn't an emotional ...
by alt12
Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man® forgot what a gift is.
Replies: 88
Views: 4080

Re: Burning Man® forgot what a gift is.

With SherpaGate winding down, we now have a new outrage to rally around.... GIft-Gate! How outrageous that they ask for money. How dare they!?! Aren't we all getting just a bit too sensitive? Non-profits ask for money. Its just what they do. I'm not giving them any but I'm not offended that they ask...
by alt12
Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: LarryCo Responds re: Commodification Camps
Replies: 158
Views: 7324

Re: LarryCo Responds re: Commodification Camps

Major Krash wrote:

...remember BMORG2!



Of course! I can't say I actually caught the BMORG2 art that was supposed to be so much better, but it sure made for an entertaining year
by alt12
Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: LarryCo Responds re: Commodification Camps
Replies: 158
Views: 7324

Re: LarryCo Responds re: Commodification Camps

Maybe we do need more. Considering that up until now there has been ONE. One dissenting voice publicly calling on the Borg for more accountability and integrity. Talking about having a head stuck in the sand. Piss Clear existed for 13 years (and had closed up shop before you ever hit the playa) and...
by alt12
Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: LarryCo Responds re: Commodification Camps
Replies: 158
Views: 7324

Re: LarryCo Responds re: Commodification Camps

Maybe we do need more. Considering that up until now there has been ONE. One dissenting voice publicly calling on the Borg for more accountability and integrity. They didn't like it much, so they started name calling. Now it's a contest of who's the bigger troll. There will always be some people th...
by alt12
Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: LarryCo Responds re: Commodification Camps
Replies: 158
Views: 7324

Re: LarryCo Responds re: Commodification Camps

DrYes wrote:For whatever it's worth, I wrote a shortish post about the Danger Ranger vs. Burners.me controversy.


Oh great, because we really need another techie's personal blog covering burning man...Ugghh

I think I'll start a blog too, maybe Burners.Douche.
by alt12
Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: LarryCo Responds re: Commodification Camps
Replies: 158
Views: 7324

Re: LarryCo Responds re: Commodification Camps

BURNING MAN BROKE CARAVANSICLE Burning Man is the ultimate testing ground... Simon, thanks for sharing that. I'm not on DR's FB page so would never have seen it. But since then have seen the original (with real names used) re-posted on the Black Rock Rangers FB Group. Would you mind re-posting that...

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