euthlogo wrote:What an excellent description. I know the feeling, but I imagine that the sensation at the burn will be unlike any massive space battle I have experienced so far. Imagine how different that sensation would be if all the people like me listened to all the people like you and left their sound systems at home.
It would probably sound about the same, as most peoples' sound systems can barely be heard beyond the borders of their camp. Most of that music is whatever happens to be on someone's iPod at the time.
If you want to bring something awesome, by all means do so. I've heard some cool shit out there, from live traditional music from Persian singers, to weird alien-sounds, to live guitar music, to comedy acts. None of those I would have put in my "like" list, but having heard it, I liked what I heard at the time. But what I expect from "people like you" (and maybe I'm wrong) is the standard fare crap that people play in their cars. That's something I probably wouldn't miss, or at least seek out.
I want to hear what is what is being played and performed without my input,
and if I don't like what I'm hearing, I'll wander off somewhere and find something else I want to hear. If I bring or play music, it's because I want someone else
to hear it, not so much myself. I can listen to music "I like" anytime I want on my music player. I go to Burning Man to expand my horizons, not stick with what I know.
From these responses, I take it the eplaya doesn't listen to music much? Fair enough.
No, the question you asked was "what do you like to hear on the playa?" which is a different question than "do you listen to music much?"
To "answer" the rhetorical question you posed above: why don't you head on over to the Year Round Connections forum and check out the 23-page thread on "what are you listening to?" (linked above)
Yeah, people listen to music. Whether they're interested in hearing something they already know they like on the playa is a different matter altogether.