What were YOUR Theme songs this BMan 08?

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Post by wedeliver » Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:42 am



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Post by SpacemanSpliff » Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:08 pm

Underground Communication (the whole album) by Bassnectar was definitely mine. And maybe Divine Moments of Truth by Shpongle.

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Post by Samsa Bee » Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:47 pm

Awesome....Eat Static is great shit, I also love that comp with Gogol Bordello on it, lots of fun stuff.

I just remembered a kidna lame but loveable one for me this year: Lips Like Sugar by Echo and the Bunnymen. When I think back on this huge sound system blaring it out onto the Esplanade, while my lovely guy friend and I sat by this burn barrel fire on the streetside lounge.....and staring up into the starry sky and feeling the whirl of everything happening around you.....knowing what his lips taste like and just being right there.....as these cheesy 80s tune blare out of this speaker into our faces.....crystal clear.....Everytime I think back I feel like I was in some surreal music video like A-Ha 'Take On Me' all cartoon, but burnier and blinkier and glowier. Its one of those moments that pierces your memory into sonic friction thoughts.

The Cure Just LIke Heaven was another one of those, too. That songs got major playa vibe3z. Its funny how many songs can spark the burning man from so many genres.

Who else here got more ito electronic music after attending BMan? Who fell into that cliche? I did!
I used to like it, but it was just background music. BMan put it more into the front......
Even the worst music out at Bman becomes some sort of odd solid gold ear candy that brings you back and represents moments in playa time.
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Post by Mister Jellyfish Mister » Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:15 am

True that, Samsa! I had lots of catching up to do as soon as Burning Man shot me an IV full of electronic music. Up 'till then I was just beefing up my collection of 80's new wave I could not afford to buy back in the day.

Now I've come full circle, and artists like Be Bop Deluxe, David Bowie, Love and Rockets all speak to me in a new way.

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Post by Kenny Z » Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:35 am

Wow, I was expecting more people to pick theme songs that went with the 2008 BM theme.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:34 pm

No. They've all taken the very good advise of this board and ignored the theme.


It's a bitter pill for me to swallow, now that we have a good theme, but I still say it's good advise.
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Post by Kenny Z » Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:59 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:No. They've all taken the very good advise of this board and ignored the theme.


It's a bitter pill for me to swallow, now that we have a good theme, but I still say it's good advise.
I enjoyed the theme. Seemed like most people I talked to did also, even some from other countries. There is so much negativity about the USA lately (especially from our own citizens). It was the first time in a long time I heard people focused and excited about the positive attributes of America instead of always grumbling about the negatives.

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Post by ygmir » Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:51 pm

"NO more tears" Ozzy Osborn
"The immigrant song" Led Zeppelin
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Post by Bounce530 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:37 am

Our neighbors theme music was Bob Marleys greatest hits album, the distortion version, on repeat. over and over and over....

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Post by dr.placebo » Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:38 am

Random selections that worked for me (and were sometimes vaguely related to the theme):

Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove
SCOTS - Voodoo Cadillac & Liquored Up and Lacquered Down
Who - Magic Bus & Won't Get Fooled Again
Killer Pussy - Bikini Wax & Moist Towelette
Rolling Stones - 2000 Light Years from Home
Doors - Riders on the Storm
Wet Spots - Do You Take It in the Ass?

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Post by Rob_ » Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:52 pm

Mine is thanks to SOMEONE near 7:30 and "F" who gifted oh so many of us with the late 70's tune that goes like,

"My baby takes the morning train,
he works from 9 to 5 and then,
he takes another home again..." etc.

This was blasted out EVERY morning at way-to-early o'clock.

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Post by Barbie » Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:11 am

Bitch is Back Elton John !!!! LOL

It seemed to me that people were playing alot more Classic Rock- I heard Neil Young ALL week in lots of different camps... and alot of Pink Floyd.



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Post by mdmf007 » Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:56 pm

U2 - where the streets have no name

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Post by metaphysical1 » Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:27 pm

These are just a few of the songs that sounded beautiful on the playa to me!

TripKnight (Black Rock City All-Stars) - The American Dream LP
(Download for FREE here: http://rapidshare.com/files/149181176/Archive.zip.html)
Steve Miller Band - The Joker
Prince - Kiss
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Michael Jackson - PYT
Digital Underground - Man's Girl
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
Estelle - American Boy TS7 Remix
D-Lite - Groove is in the Heart
Don McLean - American Pie
Eagles - Hotel California
Sublime - What I got
Portishead - Wandering Stars
Bill Withers - Ain't no Sunshine
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get it On

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:17 am

Frida Be You & Me

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Post by willyloafofphora » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:54 pm

The Miracle of Childbirth.-King Missile
Spondee- Matmos

Had a lot of fun with Like A Prayer at a party a few weeks after the burn and Wilson Phillips is always a hoot.
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Post by Karlene » Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:32 pm

Tom Jones greatest hits.....

Just like every other year.....

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Post by FilXeno » Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:40 pm

Tom Waits - Mule Variations

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Can it be something I heard before I got there?

Post by celeste » Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:53 am

"The Fall" by Peter and the Wolf akways reminds me of Burning Man. I heard the song months before actually going (2008 was my first year) and I had no expectations, execpt that I knew that song epitomized the event, even though I did not know exactly why yet. I don't think I even listened to the song while I was there, but for me, that is my Burning Man theme song.
Also, any dweet techno beats and anything by John Craigie, who I discovered in Center Camp on Thursday afternoon.

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Post by Samsa Bee » Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:35 pm

[quote="Rob_"]Mine is thanks to SOMEONE near 7:30 and "F" who gifted oh so many of us with the late 70's tune that goes like,

"My baby takes the morning train,
he works from 9 to 5 and then,
he takes another home again..." etc.

This was blasted out EVERY morning at way-to-early o'clock.[/quote]

I camped at 4:30 and Destiny in 2006 and across the street we had the SAME NEIGHBORS. Every morning like clockwork.....Hilarious that they are still doing it.....its an oddly funny fond memory!!

By the way, the tune is "Morning Train" by Sheena Easton
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Post by Samsa Bee » Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:35 pm

[quote="Rob_"]Mine is thanks to SOMEONE near 7:30 and "F" who gifted oh so many of us with the late 70's tune that goes like,

"My baby takes the morning train,
he works from 9 to 5 and then,
he takes another home again..." etc.

This was blasted out EVERY morning at way-to-early o'clock.[/quote]

I camped at 4:30 and Destiny in 2006 and across the street we had the SAME NEIGHBORS. Every morning like clockwork.....Hilarious that they are still doing it.....its an oddly funny fond memory!!

By the way, the tune is "Morning Train" by Sheena Easton
~8~ buzzzzzzzzzz

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Post by BAS » Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:27 pm

I really disliked that song back in the 1970s when it was popular... actually, I am fairly certain I still don't like. I'd either have to move my camp, somehow arrange not to be there when they blasted it, or blast something back in retaliation! (Stereo wars, just like some of the students did back in my college days. [Not I, darn lack of money!])

Hmmm... such a wide variety of choices to retaliate with..., if I get a decent sound system.
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Post by wedeliver » Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:07 pm

I don't get it. There was a time, not that long ago, that the noise level through out Black Rock city was very loud all day and all night. I miss that.

I am a morning person, I like sunrise over sunset, I use to blast my music as the sun would rise in the east, the last two years can't do that no more. (who woke up to Timothy Learys Dead) that was me.

Last year on Monday night all those people who were sleeping and missed some of the BEST shit I ever saw. First a complete and total eclipse of the moon and then.. and then... and then an early man burn, but most of the people slept through it. I tried to wake you with with my bullhorn and mabye a couple of ya got your ass out of your comfy bed and saw a real burn, burning. Now the eclipse was a planned event, Larry had contracted the deal a few years earlier, so why was everyone sleeping??
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Post by BAS » Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:22 pm

Hell, I don't mind the noise-- after all, I generally sleep through my own snoring! It's just the choice of songs-- that one is just too saccharine for my tastes. There are a handful of others I don't like. Most music is okay.

(Maybe I should play [one of the many versions of] Gary Numan's "Down In the Park" as a wake up song... or "I Die: You Die"... :twisted: )

Anyhow, mornings were often the best time of day when I was out there-- and I am not normally a morning person.
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Post by Barbie » Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:14 am

I was out in the middle of the playa one sunrise, (I passed out early the night before) I think it was 05, and HEARD & saw the BEST band ever On a BIG portable stage... they handed out CDs after they played and I lost mine during decompression that year at LAke Baressa.
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Post by wedeliver » Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:10 pm

I wonder if it would be possible to get most the town up one morning. Maybe breakfast on the Playa, it would be neat to have 30 or 40 thousand people stamping their feet at sunrise on the open Playa.

Remember in the morning if you stamp your feet, the dust just falls back to the ground. The air is crystal clear and the sun coming up over the Black Rock Mountains is an incredible experience....

I would volunteer to work the pancake grill, heck I even have experience since I was asst. manager at a IHOP in 1967. (which translates to night cook)
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Post by serendipity! » Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:29 pm

Golden Brown - The Stranglers

One of those playa-putt-putt mornings ;)

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Post by TomServo » Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:39 pm

Take em all..by Cocksparrer
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Post by Toxic Cacao!! » Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:39 pm

Not sure why, but I heard alot of DEVO around the city.


I'm sure next year there will be a whole lot of DEVO!!!! UUUGGGG I really need to devolve!
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Post by Da Mule » Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:56 am

FilXeno wrote:Tom Waits - Mule Variations
Tom waits for mule variations?

*kicks to the left, kicks to the right*

Is that varied enough for ya?

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