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by accordionMan
Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WHO WERE YOU
Replies: 46
Views: 4082

Here's something else to chew on... I was saying goodbye to a fellow that I had just met at a party. From across the room I caught the guys eye and waved goodbye... the guy gave me a salute. Now I've also thought that some people always give a salute and that this guy might be one of them so I walke...
by accordionMan
Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WHO WERE YOU
Replies: 46
Views: 4082

OK... this started a long time ago. I noticed people saluting me. For a while I figured that this was just their way of saying goodbye to someone. Then I noticed on other occasions that the same people saying good bye to other people would wave bye bye, then look at me and give me a single salute. I...
by accordionMan
Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Artists seeking stages
Replies: 68
Views: 31893

Hi! Rob the accordionMan here and I love to rock my accordion on the PLAYA!!!! I've played at BM and center camp for the last 10 years... I didn't play my first year, but will be playing again this year. I play a wide range of music and some original songs... The only music I don't play is polkas an...
by accordionMan
Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: I want to hear more about THIS!
Replies: 126
Views: 26217

One of the things that I like about being on the playa is not being weighed down by documents and cards.

I was once asked for proof of age, so I pointed to the gray hairs in my beard.
by accordionMan
Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Playa wind nightmare stories
Replies: 110
Views: 21387

Dust devils are one thing... but how about fire devils... spinning off the pyre at the base of the man!



Scary.


Tip to virgins: Don't sit downwind of the man on the night of the burn.
by accordionMan
Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Playa wind nightmare stories
Replies: 110
Views: 21387

I'd like to share another dust storm story. It occurred that year that there was a double rainbow. I'm riding my bike and off in the distance I saw a major storm... it was huge and it was almost black in color and density. I thought that the storm in the distance would be a great photo so I rode my ...
by accordionMan
Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Playa wind nightmare stories
Replies: 110
Views: 21387

That was great! Weird Al's Dad was a famous accordionist. The fellow in the back was doing his percussion on Weird Al's accordion case positioned upside down. I have to get me a pair of pants like his. Gonna pick up my accordion now and squeeze.... With that accordion on my chest I'm feeling vibrati...
by accordionMan
Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Playa wind nightmare stories
Replies: 110
Views: 21387

Last year I arrived early to do some bench illustrations at center camp. I camped on G and there was no one around. Nothing to stop the wind but my tent. The Saturday before the burn a storm kicked in at 3:oo and I hunkered down. the noise in my tent was deafening... I had to put ear plugs in. Soooo...
by accordionMan
Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: playa lore, legend, myths, and trusims
Replies: 230
Views: 42180

:D You left out the fact that many of us were watching a Full Lunar Eclipse when the Man was arsonized. I arrived that day on the playa after waking up at 4 in the morning to catch a plane to reno. i knew the full lunar eclipse was going to happen around 1 in the morning so i stayed up to see it. T...
by accordionMan
Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Camping alone
Replies: 34
Views: 9689

The only thing that I miss, is my wife when I go by myself. But other than that point, I enjoy not having any responsibilities.
by accordionMan
Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Camping alone
Replies: 34
Views: 9689

For the past 11 years I've gone either alone or with my son or one of his friends. The thing that I like about doing it alone is that you have NO responsibilities to anyone but yourself. Also you will meet so many folks that you don't have to be alone at anytime if you don't want to be. If things wo...
by accordionMan
Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1522
Views: 100263

by accordionMan
Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: NEW YORK CITY DECOMPRESSION
Replies: 11
Views: 2737

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIacBvIU_Gk

DANGER:

Rockin' accordion zone at Decom NYC 2009

You've been warned!
by accordionMan
Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Todays NYTimes: "Established" artists use BM as a
Replies: 30
Views: 2856

Apollonaris Zeus wrote:Sorry most artists in nyc love burning man and are jewish! So there!



I totally agree. Perhaps it comes from our descendants wandering the desert for 40 years... that we love getting back to our roots.
by accordionMan
Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Stupid Interview Questions……..
Replies: 30
Views: 3827

Getting back to interviews.... Once over the course of an interview I made a point of saying "I really want this job". I said it with a smile when I first walked in, I said it several times during the interview and when the fellow walked me to the elevators, I shook his hand and said... "I can do a ...
by accordionMan
Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Stupid Interview Questions……..
Replies: 30
Views: 3827

"Yep. And the reasoning behind it is easy when you think about it. He visits a floor once for each number than can be used to multiply to get the floors number. So every floor will be visited an even number of times......" Sure............... I'm lucky that I was able to take a class called "Math fo...
by accordionMan
Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 2009 Cheers and Jeers thread
Replies: 43
Views: 6056

Cheers to all the accordion lovers I met! Cheers to daRat who set me up with a great trike to tool around with! Cheers to the sound crew at Center Camp... they were the best ever! Cheers to Emma the master of ceremonies Don Quixote's for her kind invite and great club! Jeers to the person who came u...
by accordionMan
Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Favorite Bumper Stickers
Replies: 211
Views: 33476

Just saw this one today...


If you want a taste of religion
Lick a Witch
by accordionMan
Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: 2009 Art & Performance
Topic: Where have all the LIVE Music Stages gone???
Replies: 26
Views: 7016

Ugly Dougly wrote:
On the plus side, it's never too late to learn accordion or even the banjo.

Truer words have never been spoken.
by accordionMan
Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: 2009 Art & Performance
Topic: Bad Advise, Missinformation, Poor Directions
Replies: 63
Views: 12606

Discounted tickets go on sale the Thur before the burn!!! Just show up at the gate... they are practically giving them away! If you visit someone's camp site naked, sit anywhere you like. Burners love the earthy smell of the great unwashed. Being a spectator is important... otherwise who would parti...
by accordionMan
Tue May 26, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: ACOUSTIC Music, Anyone?
Replies: 44
Views: 21035

I've jammed with a mandolin player... beautiful sound. I suggest that you bring or make a humidifier for it. I took a small plastic bottle 1.5" diameter by about 4" high and cut the top and bottom off and riddled it with holes. You put in a wet sponge and you are all set. As far as which instrument ...
by accordionMan
Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Favorite Bumper Stickers
Replies: 211
Views: 33476

NUKE the WHALES
by accordionMan
Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Favorite Bumper Stickers
Replies: 211
Views: 33476

RedheadBarbie wrote:
If you need a pair let me know and I'll ship you some! :D

I don't think I'll need them,

because after some of my performances at BM, people have told me


"I've got balls"

; )
by accordionMan
Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Favorite Bumper Stickers
Replies: 211
Views: 33476

I've seen hung off the bottom of a car trailer hitch.... rubber testicles... not a bumper sticker, but hilarious.
by accordionMan
Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: Watch your Grandparents Fuck Camp
Replies: 26
Views: 14346

Just got this one today... very appropriate: "My Dear Wife, You will surely understand that I have certain needs that you, being 54 years old, can no longer satisfy. I am very happy with you and I value you as a good wife. Therefore, after reading this letter, I hope that you will not wrongly interp...
by accordionMan
Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: Watch your Grandparents Fuck Camp
Replies: 26
Views: 14346

Reminds me of this tale.... An Irish woman of advanced age visited her physician to ask his advice in reviving her husband's libido. 'What about trying Viagra?' asked the doctor. 'Not a chance', she said. 'He won't even take an aspirin.' 'Not a problem,' replied the doctor. 'Give him an 'Irish Viagr...
by accordionMan
Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:02 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Favorite Bumper Stickers
Replies: 211
Views: 33476

This wasn't a bumber sticker, it was a piece of graffiti on an overpass on I-95 heading north to CT, but I think it applies: G-d lies. Had me thinking for the rest of my ride. Loved the "Keep honking, I'm reloading " and "6 out of the 7 voices in my head do not like you " reminds me of something I r...
by accordionMan
Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: 2009 Art & Performance
Topic: What is the most sexy/hypnotic male accent?
Replies: 108
Views: 30146

Time to fess up...

who wore a white suit and big gold necklace in the 70's?

If you lived in Brooklyn NY, you are forgiven.
by accordionMan
Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Artists that changed your life
Replies: 91
Views: 20287

If you like Chihuly check out Andy Goldsworthy. Doesn't work with glass, but he has a similar organic feel. He uses natural found materials like hundreds of different colored leaves and painstakingly arranges them on the forest floor based on hue. Or he'll use hundreds of icicles to create 3 dimensi...
by accordionMan
Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Artists that changed your life
Replies: 91
Views: 20287

M.C. Escher: Gave me a different way of looking at the world. Magritte: gave me a different way of thinking about the world. The artists at Adobe and Apple Computer. Who designed the programs that took all the traditional tools and techniques of artists for thousands of years and flipped them over i...

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