Thursday, July 31, 2008
We love us some eggchairsteve, so this year we are camping with his crew at the Black Forest Bar. Eggchair is a graphic artist and we met because when I was making tshirt transfers and silkscreening he generously let me use his art. So through the years we have become good friends. So this year we got invited to camp with he and his friends Several of his campmates are neighbors from other camps that have joined his along the way and I think that bodes well for the fun factor in camp.
We will be at "The Wheel and 10" That is the outside of Center Camp. I think we will be across the street from the Explanade and 6:15. I will post a map as we get closer.
So come on by and have a drink.
WHAT: Fundraiser benefiting the Pisco, Peru Reconstruction Project
WHERE: The House of Shields Saloon 39 New Montgomery St. San Francisco
WHEN: July 31, 8pm-Midnight Closing out with da FUNK!
COST: $15-20 Donation at the door
Thank you to Sellers Market and the House of Shields for donating finger foods.
Come out and help us celebrate the successes of the Burners without Borders community this past year with San Francisco artists, Alorahset, Vow3l Movement, Megs and dr. booty (see bios below) who are generously donating their musical talents to this evening.
What are we celebrating? August 15, 2008 marks the one year anniversary of the 8.0 earthquake that devastated the Pisco region of Peru and the final day of Burners Without Borders' incredibly successful nine month reconstruction program in Peru. The schools that are being built, the opportunities BWB has created for Peruvians to build permanent homes, and the hundreds of other projects volunteers have spearheaded have been realized by over 300 selfless volunteers who have graciously donated their time and energy to this amazing reconstruction effort.
Be sure to check out the BWB Blog to read about the projects through the words of the volunteers.
Band and DJ Bios
***Alorahset Alorahset is an experimental/indie/hip hop/idm project produced by Bay Area native, Matthew Miller. Alorahset has played with such acts as Flying Lotus, Machine Drum, Anasia, Flight Orchestra, and The Mess. Alorahset's eclectic sound ranges from danceable to moments of crescendos that push one to drift away in an ambient daze. Look for his first CD release, 'Good Morning Sunrise To You' coming soon. In the meantime, check him out at www.myspace.com/alorahset. When not working with Alorahset, can be found drumming for the bay area based alt post rock band Cloud Archive, and guitar and laptop for the dance-oriented electronic rock band, Newblue (www.myspace.com/thebandknownasnublue), as well as supporting non-profits doing important work like Burners without Borders.
***Vow3l Movement Bryan Von Reuter has been composing on and developing free opensource music software for about as long as the concept has existed. His music is rooted in the Amiga / Commodore64 chiptune scene of the mid 1990's. He is currently exploring the relationships of (and the space between) meticulously programmed sequences and spontaneous improvisational freakouts.
***dr booty doctor booty is a remix artist/dj on a mission of healing using the power of the Funk. through a combination of old school Funk tracks, newfangled mixing techniques, and live improvised keyboard parts, the doctor creates a sonic elixir designed to free the hearts, minds, and asses of soul seekers everywhere.
****Megs Meghan Rutigliano is an actress, comedienne and chanteuse and also a member of the Burners Without Borders community. She will deck the House of Shields out with her jazzy vocal stylings. Meg is a fabulous gorgeous girl and I can only hope I can stay up late enough to see her perform....
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Beautifully acted, physically dark in spots and thus hard to make out the visuals at times (one of my 2 chronic complaints, tooo long, tooo dark). On the other hand, some scenes are very bright and obviously creating a contrast. The movie is engaging, thought provoking, not as painful as one might expect, and has one of the most sensual sex scenes I have ever seen.
Clive Owen is gorgeous, and did I forget to mention that Mick Jagger plays a drag queen.
They say it better here:
2008 Black Rock City Plan Changes
Did you feel the squeeze in 2007? Well there are some BIG changes to our city this year! Remove 2007's three inner blocks -- Esplanade through "C" -- and you have our new Esplanade for 2008. After the Esplanade, the streets for 2008 run A-K. Since we've taken the three shortest concentric streets from the inside, we added two longer concentric roads at the back of the city. The distance from the Man to the Esplanade road is increasing from 2200 to 2700 feet, which also means the length of the Esplanade grows over 2500 feet longer than last year. See below to see a comparison against last year's plan. See you inBlack Rock City!
But I think that a picture is worth a thousand words and this representationreally shows you how different Black Rock City is going to be.
The comparison is set up two different ways:The Left side compares Center Camp 2007 and 2008, you can really see the size difference.
The Right side compares the distant from the Man to the Esplanade 2007 to 2008.
So bring your bikes. It is ALL bigger and further apart.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
This is one you will have to judge for yourself.
I found I was frustrated that the scenes were so dark that I could not always tell what was happening. My friend Dee suggests that it was all moving a little fast to be entirely sure what was going on.
So it broke all box office records and I hear people are going to see it again, adults, so perhaps it will attain some long term cult status.
So all in all a little too evil for my soul, but most of you will need to determine that for yourselves.
Monday, July 21, 2008
CALL FOR ENTRIES — wdydwyd exhibitBURNING MAN 2008 Deadline: July 31, 2008 Submit tagged "BM08" More info about submitting below
Answer “Why do you do what you do?” using text & imagery in a creative way.
Scott London's beautiful Burning Man photos were also a generous contribution to the BRAF auction. Thanks Scott. http://www.scottlondon.com/
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Thu, August 3, 2006 - 6:37 AM
Thu, August 3, 2006 - 7:27 AM
lucky monkeyboy! look at that smile!
Thu, August 3, 2006 - 9:01 AM
Did you find a coat for your hunny bunny?
Thu, August 3, 2006 - 9:13 AM
I've been the one to stay at home, out of touch for several weeks before heading off to the event, I know how you feel! However, I always find that I get so much more done when I'm not distracted, I hope you enjoy your freedom, and don't miss him too much!
Thu, August 3, 2006 - 9:17 AM
Oh, I'm so jealous!
Thu, August 3, 2006 - 9:52 AM
Thanks for your concern Jenny &Armadillo but it is fine with me as long as he is safe and having fun. I lived alone for a long time and also enjoy my alone time, if only to get the hand wash done... Armadillo: I did order a coat from Forplay but it has not come yet. I am worried about whether it will fit, although it said sz 14-16. Thanks for asking. I will post a report.
Thu, August 3, 2006 - 10:01 AM
The Aftermath loves Monkeyboy!!! We'll take good care of him for you until you show up. Then we'll fawn over both of you for a couple of minutes until work takes over. See ya out there!
Thu, August 3, 2006 - 10:22 AM
Yeah, it's time! 22 more days for us.... Have a safe journey.. and enjoy the "quiet" in about 3 weeks all that hard work will be rewarded by a sense of pride and completion.... have a GREAT Playa time... see ya soon bare
Thu, August 3, 2006 - 10:29 AM
oh my! love the slippers!
Tue, July 18, 2006 - 6:58 AM
Tue, July 18, 2006 - 9:36 AM
Congrats!!! the nervouse sweating is over... now comes the happy sweating...he he
Tue, July 18, 2006 - 9:40 AM
hooray, I'm so glad to hear that you sound so happy and that we're all living in such fun and exciting times!
Tue, July 18, 2006 - 9:53 AM
Yay. This is excellent news indeed! I am so happy to hear the update. You've been on my mind lately. XO HunnyB.
Tue, July 18, 2006 - 12:44 PM
Congratulations doll! That's just wonderful news!!!! It looks beautiful! *Big-Hugs!*
Tue, July 18, 2006 - 6:29 PM
Awesome, congratulations!Fantastic, hooray! Very cool.
Sun, July 30, 2006 - 3:12 PM
Yay! You and Monkeyboy always brighten my life. You two are perfect for each other and I'm so lucky to have met y'all. Congrats on the apartment!
Fri, June 23, 2006 - 7:44 PM
Tue, May 30, 2006 - 8:37 AM
Tue, May 30, 2006 - 11:32 AM
Look at that smile!I'm so glad to hear you and MonkeyBoy are doing well. Are you ready for another weekend of burning fun? On Friday evening the Flaming Lotus Girls are throwing a fundraiser at the Cracktory and then the Pre-Compression party on Satyrday night at the Pound. I hope to see you there - we'll be setting up a table to talk about the upcoming installation of the Passage in SF.
Tue, May 30, 2006 - 2:13 PM
YEAH!!! YOU time... it's soooooo special... not to mention important..... I wanted to be at Fire Arts... but alas we were hiking the Montana Wilderness... not that I mind,,, but there are times I wish there were 2 of me so I could do all the things I want... just dont think the world is ready for 2 of me though... glad to hear things are good..... HUGS!!! Bare
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
After 10 days of incredible action—sod removal, bed and ground preparation, installation of irrigation lines and fencing, the building of a fantastic soap box—the lawn in front of San Francisco’s City Hall was transformed into the Slow Food Nation Victory Garden. It was a perfect planting day as 150 volunteers helped moved nearly 4,000 plants into their new homes. Teams divided into zones with their leaders and peacefully planted lettuce, tomatoes, beans, herbs, flowers and so much more. Good thoughts and prayers (including those from the next-door religious meeting) were had by all. Together, we built a “garden of communities,” as Victory Garden Manager John Bela calls it.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
In the fall of 2005, along came the San Francisco Sneak Preview of Beyond Black Rock. I was the Wedding Coordinator for Burning Man at that time and one of "my" couples who had gotten married on the Playa the year before came to town from Texas, they were excited to be here and we were thrilled to see them in their Playaglam wear. The "Mighty" was packed and you could almost smell the playa dust in the room.
So, while you are gearing up for Burning Man this year, come have an off-playa taste of Burning Man. Come join us at the gorgeous, 1922 Castro Theatre where we will be viewing Voyage in Utopia. The website has clips of the movie, and commentary about the film, check it out.
This is what they're saying about the film:
“Voyage in Utopia is a remarkable piece of story telling. It does what our event is said to do : it evokes the inexpressible, it invites imagination to inhabit the unknown”.
Larry Harvey, founder of Burning Man
“Lovely interpretation of who we are !”
Artist David Best, temple builder
“ I watched your film last night and was very moved. The cinematography is superb and the editing very intelligent. You really capture the feeling of being on the playa, the emotional drama, and what we're really all about in terms of the community and our principles. Bravo! ”
Christine Kristen aka LadyBee, Art Curator of Burning Man
“One of the best films about Burning Man I’ve ever seen!”
Andie Grace aka Actiongrl, Communications Manager of Burning Man
"Forget John Ford or better yet Sergio Leone, Laurent Le Gall's “Voyage in Utopia” captures le coeur of the real Wild West : The Good, The Bad and The Otherwordly in the Black Rock Desert. Giddy-up!"
Jane Sullivan Director, Santa Cruz Film Festival
French Filmmaker, Laurent le Galland, and artist and Temple Builder, David Best, will be introducing the film and will be available for Q and A after the screening.
"Burning Man: Voyage in Utopia"
Castro Theatre in San Francisco (429 Castro Street)
Friday, July 18, at 8:00pm
There are three ticket options:
Film Premiere Screening and Discussion, 8pm - $10
with Film Maker Laurent le Gall & Artist David Best, 6-7:30pm in the theater mezzanine
Includes hosted bar, appetizers and reserved seating. Benefits the Black Rock Arts Foundation. - $75*
Host VIP Reception:
Includes all of the above plus premiere seating, Director & Artist-signed DVD, name ID at the venue) - $150*
*$50 of each VIP ticket sold benefits the Black Rock Arts Foundation and is tax deductible.
After party at the Cafe Flore www.cafeflore.com/index.html
photo: Scott London
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Tue, May 16, 2006 - 12:53 PM
Wed, May 17, 2006 - 12:52 PM
Wow, that's intense. A lot of big changes!
Wed, May 17, 2006 - 2:44 PM
I love the phot of you and Luke, very playful
Fri, May 19, 2006 - 7:56 PM
they're pretty stupid not to choose you. those bastards! Congrats on the apartment. Hope to see you at the Fire Arts Festival.
Thu, May 25, 2006 - 4:12 AM
hello!at nowhere this year, my friend santiago is putting on a "morning worship ritual to the great rollercoaster" - since at one point of his recent life, he was overcome with "the rollercoaster" and i kept getting phonecalls from him going "lordy, i just want it to stop". accompanied by stories of the next intense event. well, i asked him about putting on the brakes, and he read this post and said: She says "I need to slow down". If she knew about the rollercoaster, she wouldn't be taking personal responsibility for the whims and actions for the Great Rollercoaster. and so thats my work for you. i dont really have much idea about the rollercoaster, or the brakes, despite thinking about it. sorry you were both sick! lovelove
In the spirit of the fat girls being able to participate in life I have been deconstructing t-shirts so I can wear them. Tonight is the BRAF movie and here is my t-shirt. Great fun, feels VERY productive to remake it. Still lots going on, volunteering for the Org, things weird at work (the life of a contractor) , having the floors sanded and revarnished in the apartment we are going to sell, getting ready to go to DC on holiday next week, get to see Edge and Armadillo and some folks from the regional who are having a fire dancing practice. Tessa is here, supposed to see her tomorrow, Sowelu is fire dancing at Union Square on friday evening.... the window guy comes to give us a quote to replace all the windows on our side of the building on Sat. moving a little fast, trying to not add things in but I need this t-shirt?
Wed, April 19, 2006 - 8:59 AM
Wed, April 19, 2006 - 9:09 AM
Be sure to bring the T-shirt, 'cause it's warm here in DC!
Wed, April 19, 2006 - 11:13 AM
hooray Affinity, this shirt is awesome! Where did you learn about doing this, I have a t-shirt with a stain that I'd love to try to modify like this!
Wed, April 19, 2006 - 11:16 AM
Have you heard of The Gossip? Beth Ditto, the vocalist, is of a similar body-type and makes all of her own clothes. Innovative and a beautiful bombshell dyke, she also has one of the strongest female voices in American music right now. www.wweek.com/story.php
Wed, April 19, 2006 - 12:05 PM
I Like it...... very attractive.... and fun..... have a great time... MwahhH!! bare
Wed, April 19, 2006 - 3:52 PM
Huzzah, it looks awesome! Very cool, congrats! Yay for remaking shirts!
Monday, July 7, 2008
Wed, March 29, 2006 - 12:51 PM
hooray, I've been hearing about this from Brook, I can't wait to see pictures!
Fri, March 31, 2006 - 10:54 PM
You landowner you. We're saving our pennies, up to 90K for a down payment, to buy into the market in SF.IF that's not enough, we've got a TIC couple we're checking out. Ah burgermeisters. It's the fucking monthly that's killing us. renting at 1100$ a month is SO nice. But we're hoping the market tanks. Good for you for selling right now. In 6 months, I think the bubble's gonna burst. Sell Sell!
Fri, March 31, 2006 - 10:55 PM
oh btw I'm so sick of giving my good for nothing landlord money. This place was paid off in the 70s.
Sat, April 1, 2006 - 10:26 AM
Being a renter
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Mon, March 27, 2006 - 11:39 PM
random comment: I love that you're wearing matching socks!And, I love the Russell brothers story. ;D "I have always felt like I came by my rebel, eccentric behavior honestly...." That is a great quote. :D My mom had two uncles that each owned a Harley dealership, in the 1950s and 60s, I believe. We should start a collection: Great rebel uncles of the mid-20thcentury.
Tue, March 28, 2006 - 12:29 AM
You're speaking my language. I was lucky to have grown up around 2 other girls (childhood friends -- my DPW documentary is dedicated to Regina, whose photo appears at the end) who had a background and desire to get the hell out the same as I did. Now that I've grown "up", there are lots of things about having a tough background that I appreciate, even as I'm breaking (and have broken) the shackles of the ones that pulled me down. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to silkscreening.
Sat, March 25, 2006 - 1:08 PM
I, too, am fascinated with the enamel paint. They can do kitchen appliances, too... Also, you *know* that I *LOVE* the silkscreens that you do... I have two that I love & wear *all the time*... Sometimes, even just under what I'm regularly wearing, because the shirts feel a lot like love to me... Anyway, my question is: Should I bring a light shirt or a dark shirt? I'm sorry that your team lead dissed you and hurt your feelings... That super-sucks... Especially when you are suck a f&cking ROCK STAR!!!
Sat, March 25, 2006 - 6:38 PM
Shh it is a surprise....T=shirts, what t=shirts...
Tue, March 28, 2006 - 12:41 AM
;P Huzzah for the reuse and reduce enamel solution.
Tue, April 11, 2006 - 11:41 AM
You'll always be my team leader!
Tue, April 11, 2006 - 1:14 PM
The first couple of times I saw the clock in LAdyBee's office, and sometimes rhinestones, I will say to the person, that is really cool, and then will realize I made it or did it for them,,,kind of funny.....
Wed, March 22, 2006 - 12:15 PM
You are a beautiful, conscious woman, and totally inspiring. Go Affinity Go!
Wed, March 22, 2006 - 11:15 PM
You're a reflector Affinity. Thank you for sharing your positive attitude.
Thu, March 23, 2006 - 6:04 AM
Thank You!I am going to print your words and carry them with me. These are words to live by!
Thu, March 23, 2006 - 11:04 AM
wow, check it out, you have a lot of female admirers affinity. and im one of them. i was reading this, and thinking maybe also you can take a break from how you wish you were thinking, and just let yourself feel shitty for a while. the big stuff is taking your energy, and the small stuff is annoying, and maybe that just needs to come out. maybe you can have a whine holiday. that can be your break. just get it out. i think you can have faith that letting it out wont deter you from your real goal of making life look easy. and if you ever wobble in that faith, im sure one of us will be happy to remind you how great you are, judging from these comments of appreciation. im writing this aware that its not really possible to make a comment thats necessarily accurate, im so far away from you, and the medium of email isnt the most expressive etcetc, so if the comment isnt that great, i hope you can take the love and support from behind it. tessa
Thu, March 23, 2006 - 11:19 AM
Love and miss you Tessa
Stress + Massage = (-Stress)I don't know you well enough to know how you take care of you... However, I'm a firm believer in the power of massage. My friend, Stevie, is a massage therapist and will travel to your house and give you a massage for $50.00. I try to do it once a week, but it turns out to be more like every other week... It totally helps. What you need to know about Stevie: She's still in school. She's certified in the Western ways and working on certification in the Eastern ways. Hence, the reason that she is so low-cost. She is a born-healer. She is one of those people who was born to touch people. She's amazing. Everyone I've sent to her has been thrilled.
Wed, March 15, 2006 - 12:46 PM
You are so caring and kind to those around you, I know that these things are hard and don't feel good. However, I'm so touched that you are such a wise person to recognize how blessed we are to have what we do, and be surrouded by love. I love you.
Wed, March 15, 2006 - 1:10 PM
Have I told YOU how important you are.... and how special you are..... and though we don't see each other often I look forward to your smile and hug..... Each person has a particular space they fill in our lives.... some easy.. some not so easy.... When Dan died some of our commune family that hadent seen each other in years ALL came together to celebrate Dan's Life and passing.... I dreaded seeing someof the more difficult "friends" but somehow in that place we ALL had one thing in common.... Our Love for Dan..... and all the Difficult stuff just didnt matter anymore... and now.... we are all in touch again.. some are STILL difficult... but the difference now is the realization that we are here to give Love and receive love, To Teach and to learn... and it makes the difficult ones easier to understand...... and to open up to.... embrace Life and Love..... and Learning and teaching. Mwahhhh!!!! You are truly a beautiful light in this world.. bare
Wed, March 15, 2006 - 2:20 PM
Jenni, Thanks, I love you too and wish we saw each other once in awhile. Would love to see you at a Spark Club some time. You are always a delight... For knowing me so little you are always so kind, I guess this is what blogging can look like and what an online community can be. THANK YOU PS. I am enjoying Brooke so much, what a pistol....
Wed, March 15, 2006 - 2:24 PM
Bare, Thank you too for your kindnessYou have become a beacon in the BM online community for sanity and caring. Thanks for your generous email. I always look forward to what you have to say.... I sent Dan's daughter a little money, hopefully it will help a little.
Thu, March 16, 2006 - 9:07 AM
No, it doesn't make sense. I'm all too familiar with losing people, and it's a rotten, painful inevitibility. You are a loving person and you too are very loved.
Tue, March 21, 2006 - 10:20 PM
Owwie.Sorry to hear about that, and, yeah, I have a hard time understanding the picking and teasing type of couple, myself. Better, maybe, to know why you've spent less time with her, at least...some people seem to fall by the wayside, and perhaps they are some people that are just "for a season"...but it can still be sad. I'm young enough, and fortunate enough, to have not permanently [ie through death] lost friends, but from a family old enough that my father and all my grandparents have gone. Some of their siblings still live, though. Endurance, communtiy, passion...necessary to make it to 100, yes, but important in general, too. Probably big factors in why so many of us are drawn to you. You have a great mind and a big heart, and it shows. ;D Also, I still want to see your place[s]! If there is clutter, don't worry, I'm immune. ;P Love, Ali