Burner Podcast. An independent, biweekly show featuring interviews and commentary covering Burning Man culture, people and lifestyle.
info_outline Episode 96: The Wind Whispers 02/21/2019
Episode 96: The Wind Whispers Before producing and directing the Burning Man short film masterpiece, Ignite, Ryan Moore's journey included growing up in The Philippines, navigating the rave scene in Los Angeles and making the internationally acclaimed documentary about Manny Pacquiao. Closing set by Mandrake x Rebolledo x Kawas x Dramian (Mayan Warrior) Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud or SoundCloud. www.ryanmoore.la ignitemovie.com mannypacquiaomovie.com theconfluencegroup.com/Mayan-Warrior soundcloud.com/mandrake-620301420 soundcloud.com/rebolledostyle soundcloud.com/kawasmusic soundcloud.com/dramian soundcloud.com/robot-heart https://soundcloud.com/mayanwarriorofficial/mayan-warrior-crew-x-robot-heart-tie-up https://journal.burningman.org/2017/11/black-rock-city/digital-rights/fictional-films
info_outline Episode 95: Burning in an RV 02/07/2019
Episode 95: Burning in an RV A roundtable chat focused on all things RVs at Burning Man and beyond including preparation, tips and tricks, some RV etiquette for non-RV owners and, as always, random fun stories. Closing set by Jesse Sugar Moore (Orange You Glad) Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud or SoundCloud. soundcloud.com/sugarmoore/thehajj
info_outline Episode 94: Lip Bomb 01/17/2019
Episode 94: Lip Bomb Camp founders Scott and Mary met in high school in Texas. It was on their drive back from their first Burning Man that they decided they’re starting a Tank Girl themed camp and that they’re going to call it Lip Bomb. Don’t lookup what a Lip Bomb is at work. Closing set by Sturge (Dusty Love Tribe) Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud or SoundCloud. lipbomb.org facebook.com/CampLipbomb www.tank-girl.com facebook.com/officialtankgirl facebook.com/sturgedj soundcloud.com/sturgedj/burning-man-2018-sturge-lip-bomb facebook.com/lostinsoundldn love146.org Cover photo by instagram.com/markmatcho
info_outline Episode 93: Ninety One Roses 01/02/2019
Episode 93: Ninety One Roses El NiNo burned his giant wooden owl, MÚCARO, at Burning Man 2017. The high of his massively successful year on playa came to a sudden halt when a category five hurricane decimated his native home of Puerto Rico. Closing set by Tony y Not and Kate Stein Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud or SoundCloud. leaveittonino.com facebook.com/mucaroartinstallation facebook.com/ArtInstallationGotFramed laburningman.com soundcloud.com/tony-mukke soundcloud.com/katesteinnyc soundcloud.com/tony-mukke/1001nights
info_outline Episode 92: I Don’t Wanna Paint Your $#!% White 12/04/2018
Episode 92: I Don’t Wanna Paint Your $#!% White Playing around in Debi Cable’s black light installations is a favorite memory of festival attendees the world over, from EDC to Burning Man and museums to Hollywood events. Debi tells Arash stories of cutting her teeth in Vegas, learning the business of art and coming up in the LA art scene. Closing set by Pumpkin (Dirty Beatles) Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud or SoundCloud. debicable3d.com facebook.com/groups/destinylounge facebook.com/blackrockfrenchquarter laburningman.com soundcloud.com/pumpkin facebook.com/dirtybeetles thedolab.com intothefirebm.com/2017/03/27/477
info_outline Episode 91: Just Be Nice 11/11/2018
Episode 91: Just Be Nice Arash joins Camp Walter's Kirk & Mary Strawn and Ryan McDermott to explore Walter's 100 Year Plan, which includes the recent launch of their non-profit wing, The Walter Hive. Also covered, Walter’s new permanent Burning Man-fueled museum in Phoenix and an ethical approach to expansion within the Burner community. Closing set by Joe Pea (Foam Against The Machine) Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud or SoundCloud. thewalterhive.org facebook.com/CampWalterBurningMan walterproductions.com soundcloud.com/joe-pea facebook.com/joepea419
info_outline Episode 90: Rise of the Regionals 10/26/2018
Episode 90: Rise of the Regionals Los Angeles Regional Contact, Widget, and Arizona regional lead, Conchita, join Arash on stage at YOUtopia's center camp to discuss Burning Man regional events. There is also some really awkward attempt at sexy talk. Closing set by Piccaya (Cosmik Animals) Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud or SoundCloud. bequinox.com laburningman.com facebook.com/AZBurners regionals.burningman.org/regionals/north-america/arizona facebook.com/piccaya cosmikcamp.com Listen to the whole set by Piccaya at soundcloud.com/michel-piccaya
info_outline Episode 89: Rock Star Librarian 10/08/2018
Episode 89: Rock Star Librarian Kate Houston, the Rock Star Librarian herself, swings by Burner Podcast Studios (aka Arash’s house) to chat about 17 years of burning, the evolution of music on the playa and the importance of library sciences to a society. Closing set by DJ Dane (Dusty Rhino) Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud or SoundCloud. rockstarlibrarian.com bigimagination.org dustyrhino.com Listen to the whole set by DJ Dane at https://soundcloud.com/dj-dane/burning-man-2018-breaks-on-a-plane-dj-dane
info_outline Episode 88: Post Burning Man 2018 Chat with Halcyon 09/28/2018
Episode 88: Post Burning Man 2018 Chat with Halcyon Arash and Halcyon spend a bunch of time not talking about Burning Man since Halcyon is usually busy with Pink Heart stuff and Arash had to leave the Burn early due to a medical emergency. But they do talk about some of the art and topics of community interest when they’re not detouring into their personal Burning Man and general life journeys. Closing set by Black Velveteen (Airpusher Collective) Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud or SoundCloud. Listen to the whole set by Black Velveteen at soundcloud.com/chicago95/burning-man-sonic-runway-aboard-airpusher-2018
info_outline Episode 87: 2018 Burning Man Pre-playa Planner 08/17/2018
Episode 87: 2018 Burning Man Pre-playa Planner Lana, Stephanie, Dan, Maddie and Diane, all San Diego artists taking projects to Burning Man 2018, sit with Arash to geek out about some projects and camps they’re looking forward to for this year’s burn. Topics covered include favorite experiences, civic responsibility and projects that people might have sex in. Closing set by Brad Moontribe (Moontribe Collective) Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud or SoundCloud. Listen to the whole set by Brad Moontribe at soundcloud.com/kalliopestage/sets/walter-in-space Show notes and links Press Play: A Burner Podcast Soiree https://tinyurl.com/y8tmgoog Art projects referenced Iron Monkeys http://www.ironmonkeyarts.org/ Radia Lumina https://www.foldhaus.com/ Trace https://www.instagram.com/traceplaya/ Singularity https://www.singularityartproject.com/ Chilapod https://www.chilopod.life/ Giant Space Blanket https://www.facebook.com/alex.shtanuk?ref=bookmarks Camps, bars and destinations referenced Pink Heart 4 & Esplanade https://pinkheartcamp.wordpress.com/ Incendia http://www.experienceincendia.com/ Swing City http://scbrc.us/ Poly Paradise http://www.azcompuguy.com/polyparadise/ Rat trap for the Masses https://www.facebook.com/rattrapbar/ Celestial Bodies http://www.campcelestialbodies.org/ Leone’s Photo Booth Disorient http://wiki.disorient.info/ Mayan Warrior http://mayanwarrior.mx/ Sock It Me Duck Pond http://www.duckpondcamp.com/ Camp Walter http://walterproductions.com/ Headspace art car https://www.facebook.com/HeadSpacemutantvehicle/ San Diego art projects Sdgeometrylab.org Doyouturst2018.org Oceantunnel.org thejourneyproject.org Zap http://www.sdcap.org/2018-sdcap-granted-art-for-burning-man/
info_outline Episode 86: Singularity Meets Synchronicity 08/02/2018
Episode 86: Singularity Meets Synchronicity Arash sits with Los Angeles-based artist Rebekah Waites to learn about The Church Trap and her upcoming piece for Burning Man 2018 entitled Singularity. The laughter somehow flows freely even through the topics of suicide and childhood trauma. Closing set by Ari Miller. Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud or SoundCloud. singularityartproject.com rebekahwaites.com churchtrap.com arimillerlive.com Listen to the whole set by Ari Miller at https://soundcloud.com/arimillerlive/live-at-midburn-2018-pirate-ship-sunset
info_outline Episode 85: Radical Bureaucracy 07/19/2018
Episode 85: Radical Bureaucracy Arash drops by Los Angeles-based artist Scott Froschauer’s studio to chat about the role of an artist in local government, how to burn a giant wooden owl on playa and how his street sign art got to be placed in The Smithsonian’s No Spectators exhibit. Closing set by Diva Danielle (The Unicorns) Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud or SoundCloud. scottfroschauer.com churchtrap.com facebook.com/mucaroartinstallation americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/burning-man soundcloud.com/theunicornsca Listen to the whole set by Diva Danielle at soundcloud.com/divadanielle/unicorn-sunrise-burning-man-2014
info_outline Episode 84: Packing for Burning Man 07/14/2018
Episode 84: Packing for Burning Man Finally we get around to doing the obligatory packing for Burning Man episode. Passion, Rebecca Nuvoletta and Sara Husby share their packing tips with Arash, who is still nowhere near figuring out how to pack for anything in life. Closing set by Reda Briki (Disorient) Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud or SoundCloud. The pack lists mentioned on the show can be found at: tinyurl.com/packing4burn
info_outline Episode 83: Burning Man is Not a Religion 06/08/2018
Episode 83: Burning Man is Not a Religion Richard Cohen, Professor of South Asian Literature, chats with Arash about Burning Man, Buddhism and religion through an academic lens. Closing set by Adam Turner of Another Monkey (Eclectic Alchemy). Profcohen.net soundcloud.com/another-monkey devachanlounge.com bubblesandbass.com Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud or SoundCloud.
info_outline Episode 82: The Carpenter Speaks 05/12/2018
Episode 82: The Carpenter Speaks Episode 82: The Carpenter Speaks Best friends Jerry James and Larry Harvey founded Burning Man on Baker Beach. Jerry shares stories of the early days, watching the burn grow into an international movement, working on the 2018 Temple Galaxia and becoming an activist in the Idaho governor’s race. Closing set by Aviatrix (Camp Loveland) Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud or SoundCloud.
info_outline Episode 81:So Long, Larry 05/04/2018
Episode 81:So Long, Larry We step away from the normal format of the show in order to hold space for the passing of Larry Harvey. Burner Podcast team members Navjeet Sarna and Tori Massie join Arash to read messages and stories written to and about The Man in the Hat. Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud or SoundCloud. ******************* Lynn Marie Morski... I attended my first burn amid much strife in my capoeira life. I had wanted to play in the orchestra that leads the capoeira games, but my low status in the group prevented me from doing so. In capoeira,` your cord (belt) color is a rank like other martial arts, and only the higher cords were allowed to play instruments.But not on the playa. I went to a capoeira class my first day and there were no cords, no hierarchy. When it came time to play, I asked who was going to lead the orchestra. They said whomever could lead...So *I* led. For the first time ever. And I've never looked back. Thanks, Larry, for creating a hierarchy-less paradise for me to find my strength and my home in the orchestra. ******************* Arthur Mamou-Mani... Larry Harvey - you are in our thoughts. The Temple 2018 will be here for you and for the community that you have so deeply inspired and changed for the better. ******************* Amy Vogler…. The result of your little beach bonfire party has changed the course of my life in so many aspects, and exposed me to more love, compassion, & creativity than I thought possible; within the community, and within myself. Thanks for your participation! ******************* Kat Ripley…. R.I.P. Larry Harvey Thank you so much for all you have done for humanity. I think it would be impossible to overstate the positive impact you made across the globe. I don’t know if I can make one one hundredth of an impact on this world as you have, but I promise I will try. ******************* Absinthia Vermut…. I first remember Larry when I was still at Burning Man, two days after the Man burned in 1995. I celebrated my 25th birthday on playa, fell madly in love with Burning Man, and I stayed to clean up. I just couldn't leave! A year earlier, I had moved to San Francisco, a dream I had since I first visited as a young girl. I never dreamed I would find something like Burning Man in an incredible location like Black Rock Desert, but there I was. Home. Two years later, I remember Larry pulling my then boyfriend, Paul Addis, and me into a meeting late one night on Hualapai Playa. We were there with maybe two dozen others as he explained that the sheriff had relieved the gate of its cash, and he needed us to walk around and collect cash donations from participants. Of course, we did. He offered me a lifetime ticket to Burning Man for $500. I was a starving artist and couldn’t afford it, but more importantly, I thought it was a terrible idea and a huge waste of money. There was no way this thing would continue! Turns out Larry was as much of a pitbull with Burning Man as I have been with my absinthe. That was right around the time I started bootlegging absinthe, and Larry was a huge fan, perhaps my biggest. Since his passing, a friend told me that there was a night when Larry, Flash, and Peter were craving absinthe and set out into Black Rock City to find some. To find me. As they wandered through camps asking if Absinthia was camped there, they left a trail of participants asking, “Was that….Larry Harvey?” I have memories of him at the Anon Salons, holding court with a neon green glass in his hand. One memory in particular stands out, where he had five glasses and was quite belligerent. Marian was there and while she was annoyed by his behavior, we also found it hilarious and endearing. A performer named Magenta was there that night and met him on that fifth glass of absinthe, and then wowed us all by spinning in circles with a knife on her scarved head.I once witnessed Larry managing his fame. I was in first camp and saw him on the poop deck. I walked up to say hello, and he said a very formal “Yes, hello” without looking up. A moment later, he did and caught my eye, “OH! Hello dear, how are you?” It was clear that he heard “Hello Larry” often from people he didn’t know. It was interesting to be treated like a stranger and then recognized by a man whom everyone knew. Ah, playa celebrity. But of course, he was more than that. So much more. The moment made me stop and think what it must be like to walk through Black Rock City as Larry Harvey. Have you ever thought about that? The last time I saw Larry was burn night 2017. I was walking back from the burn to Marian’s absinthe bar to serve my absinthe, my burn night tradition. I had just witnessed a man dive into the fire, and I was completely shell shocked. I remember telling Larry this, and he, too, seemed shell shocked. We didn’t have that nice warm welcome that we usually have. It was too intense of an evening for us all.My favorite story of Larry occured burn night in 2015. I arrived at Marian’s pop up absinthe bar, and no one was around. I found a black baseball cap that said, MEOW, in the bar, and put that on without a second thought. I wandered over to first camp to drum up some interest. I walked in, and Larry caught my eye and gave me a huge smile. Now, Larry had never ever flirted with me before, he was always like an uncle to me, my crazy Uncle Larry, but on this night, I was dressed as Marian, with an all black outfit, a long blonde wig, and the last minute addition of the MEOW hat. Perhaps the only night I have ever not worn green on playa, I was Absinthia dressed as Marian serving Absinthia’s absinthe in Marian’s pop up bar. Larry didn’t leave my side all night. He escorted me back to the bar and I served him and many others absinthe that evening. A lot of absinthe. I said, “MEOW” a lot; what else does one say when they are mimicking Maid Marian? Larry told the story of how he had almost been arrested earlier that night during the burn. The Man was taking forever to burn, and Larry was getting worried. He also wasn’t wearing his Hat - I had witnessed him toss it into the crowd at the GLC a few years prior. He just wasn’t as recognizable without it, and beneath the slowly burning Man, a young LEO, as Larry described him, stopped him and asked him what he was doing so close to the Man, with people lying on the ground nearby watching it burn. “I am worried about it falling,” Larry said.“Well, that is not your concern. Get out of this area.”“Listen, son…” Larry started to say.“Son? Don’t you condescend to me! Now leave this area before I have you arrested and taken away!”Larry loved this story and told it several times that evening. We continued drinking absinthe, talking about such things as what to do about the Plug and Play camps, Larry sharing his ideas about building small Temples in the keyholes, and more. When the evening wore down and we all had more than enough absinthe, Larry offered to drive me, still dressed as Marian, home. I was all the way out in Illumination Village at 3 o’clock and A that year, and welcomed the ride. Larry spent about ten minutes debating with himself whether or not to drive his golf cart or his Jeep, and in the end, the Jeep won. He tried to unlock the door with his key, and I had to hold his arm to help him get the key in the lock. I went around and got in the passenger side to see him put a half full glass of absinthe in the cup holder! “Larry! You are driving me home with a glass of absinthe in the cup holder?” “Of course I am, dear, now let’s get going.” He drove out onto the playa and headed to my camp. “OMG LARRY that is a piece of art!” I hollered when a big something jumped out in front of the car. He slowed down and narrowly missed it. When found my camp, he seemed determined to drive me all the way to my door. Now, IllVille is home to a lot of fire art, which means there are propane tanks, gas lines, and art everywhere. A bad place for anyone to drive, but like I said, he really wanted to drive me to my door. We got to a spot where he had to stop, and I jumped out before he could drive any further into dangerous fire art, grabbed my case of absinthe, and gave him a big hug. I told him I loved him. He seemed embarrassed, and turned his Jeep around and drove home. Thank you, Larry. You created a world I never dreamt I would find. Thanks to you, I found my Island of Misfit Toys and a place where I belong. I came to the playa a shy photographer, hiding behind my camera, and there I found my dreams, my crazy absinthe induced green fairy dreams, and I made them a reality. I am a different person now. We all are. Like all of us, you are flawed, you are human, you are loved. You and your friends gave us the landscape to make magic happen. You left one hell of a trace, my friend.Cheers, Absinthia Vermut ******************* Rebekah Waites... I only met him a few times so don’t really have any stories. I just know that he loved Church Trap and talked about it in interviews. Found out after that he carried a picture of it in his journal. Finding that out meant a lot to me. Only story I have was one on his bday at a party at Headquarters. I didn’t know anyone and am a bit shy. Jennifer Raiser invited me and when i got there told me to go say hi to Larry. When I tried to introduce myself he snapped “I just woke up.” So i ran away. Haha! When Jennifer asked me later if I said hi to him, I said I tried to but it didn’t go over very well. So she told me to go say hi again. This time I caught him in the line for tacos and started to say who I was. His response: “who???!” “Larry... it’s me. Rebekah. Rebekah Waites who did Church Trap.” Aaaaaaaand then I got the biggest hug from Larry and we talked for a moment. It was awesome. I’ll never forget that. ******************* Danielle White... Larry Harvey passed into his next journey. Thank you for the amazing growth, change and experience that this incarnation brought to my life. I am eternally grateful. 🦄🙏 One thing that has stuck with me, many years ago I went to a speaking engagement. He was getting lost of questions about all the “rules” His response was “It’s amazing how your thought process changes when you are responsible for people’s lives.” Im not sure why but I’ve thought on that moment many times. ******************* Sonya Sophia... This man's love has changed the world. He changed my world. He changed the lives of millions forever with his dedication to art, freedom, radical self-reliance and community. This pic was taken exactly a month ago at the Smithsonian’s Burning Man exhibit. The golden beam like an accidental foreshadow of him beginning his flight home a few days later and arriving in the infinite today. Thank you, Larry Harvey, for making this world a better, brighter and more beautiful place. I’m so grateful to you. We all are. From where you are now I know you can finally see what a gift you have given us. May we make you proud by how we keep the fire burning. )’( ******************* Halcyon... I am no Larry disciple. I have not studied his writings or made stained glass of his image. My reflections are mostly my own projections. But the role he played in my life is profound. His legacy has influenced me more than Jesus. We met half a dozen times over the last 20 years. It was only our last encounter, over a meal at Esalen in 2016 that he indicated he knew who I was. Before that, I always felt that I was a bit of a nuisance. Just another fan eager for a selfie and an “I met Larry” story. But it didn’t bother me. Larry didn’t ask to be the mascot of Burning Man. He was always gracious and I was grateful for the brief moments of his time. My gratitude required no reciprocity. I was especially happy that I was able to give him a patented “Dirty Vibrating Hug” in 2002. (It involves pouding on the recipient’s back with huge, fur-covered foam wrist cuffs while pressing against the person’s crotch with a vibrating jockstrap. See 1st comment.) I was soaring with pride when he grinned and said, ‘Now that was something!” when I released him from the hug. My favorite Larry story was the previous year when I was asked to be in a photo shoot with him for the image above. While waiting for the photographer to set up, a woman stormed in the camp holding the “Who? What? Where?” Guidebook. She was looking for Larry Harvey and looked pissed. She explained that she had hiked all the way across the city to visit a camp that publicized a pancake breakfast. Only to discover that when she arrived at the destination, that their camp was empty. Larry took a drag from his cigarette. “You walked allllll the way across the playa?” “Yes!” And when you got there, there wasn’t anybody even there? “No!” Larry took another drag. “You didn’t see anything good along the way?” He was inspiring not because he rallied the community to follow him. But instead role-modeled a fierce personal authenticity in the face of cultural expectations. He was a reluctant leader who always seemed a little surprised that people were listening to him. Maybe he even had a trace of disdain for followers of any kind, even those who followed him. He was like the Zen master who sends away the student who comes looking for a guru. He would share his thoughts, but not take responsibility for Burning Man. He was fierce and humble and didn’t take any of it too seriously. I’ve seen several people post this week, “RIP Larry. Burning Man will never be the same.” I think that statement would have made Larry snarl. It’s totally off-base. Yes, Larry started the fire & penned the Principles. With many passionate people, he helped create the container. But this blaze rages independently of any person or group. As Burners, we don’t follow through on the vision of Larry. We step into the established space and then all make Burning Man what it is. This model of leadership and community is one of the most powerful things I’ve learned from Burning Man. Black Rock City doesn’t look a certain way. It invites Radical Self Expression and trusts that, when balanced with Civic Responsibility and the other Principles, everything will work out. For me and so many others, it has worked out in ways that have drastically shaped my entire life - not shaped from any external script...but allowed my inner truth to take shape authentically. Each year, we burn the Man. Each year we celebrate the transitory nature of all things. Each year we remind ourselves of how impermanent and precious everything is. Your life was art, Larry. A perfect Playa performance. Your physical form may become ashes, but the ripples of your art have changed the world forever. I have no doubt you saw plenty of good stuff along the way. ******************* Zac Cirivello... I'll miss this guy a lot. Also, this shirt is in my closet. ******************* Anael..... I believe Larry had a yearning. A calling we all share in our hearts. A craving for expression. For love. For freedom. His blessing was his curse. That pain brought him to a point of surrender where he gave in and created a space for this expression to be fulfilled. Something that so many of us crave for was born and continues to grow across the world beyond anyone’s expectation. The birth of a new culture which now influences the world. As a modern world we have lost our rituals and our pilgrimage. We have lost touch with our connection to each other in pursuit of personal gains. Thanks to Larry we have an avenue to give and share our love and our hearts. Now it’s up to us to continue the work and spread the message. ******************* John Simmons... For the last 12 years I would meet with Larry at first camp on Sunday after burn night we would talk about all Things BM. That meeting would usually be around 2 or 3 pm. Would last an hour or so. Sometimes I would bring a quest. Larry was the one who encouraged me to become a regional when the split the southern California region. At first I did not want to because I wanted to create Maham from the outside. He said I could be more effective doing that from the inside out. Our meetings for the last 6 years since I became a regional took on a whole new perspective. I will miss my friend and mentor. ******************* Charlie Dayburn.... Without you and Burning Man, my life path might probably be still pretty miserable. My first burn was 2011. At this burn, I met my heart for the very first time and everything goes banana after that. Since then, I discovered my connection to the true beauty of sunrises. I have never missed one in 7 years. I discovered my hidden potential as a composer and my inner superhero avatar Dayburn at 2013. My father's photo was burned with the temple at 2016. I made my decision to become a life coach at 2017. Many monumental life decisions and self discoveries were all made at Burning Man. I had my last glimpse of you last year at the Man's Opening Ceremony which I was the composer. It's almost too hard to believe I could be serving this part for the Man. This year, I will dedicate my 5th annual sunrise assembly to you. Without you and Burning Man, there will be none of these created. Thank you, Larry. I am forever owe my deepest gratitude to you. ******************* Liz Devin... Larry's impact in my life is that I have seen and know anything is possible. We can do better, together. We can be better, together. Judgement is a dead end road. Acceptance, inclusivity, love and expression of love is where it's at. Larry's legacy is astounding and will continue to change the world for the better into eternity. I'm so saddened to hear the news about Larry's passing but I know he had a very full life and was loved by so many. Rest in peace brother. ******************* Jerry James... Around 1985 Larry Harvey and I became best friends. He was as lost and confused as I was. Young and full of energy, and scared to death I looked to him hoping to find assurance and truth. He had a good rap, combining concepts from all kinds of stuff like Freud, Emson and Joseph Conrad. He and I read Nostromo along with some other friends. I’d have been reading Celine, Bukowski, and playing Bob Marley and Captain Beefheart. We met through Dan Richman who sometimes had people over to play music, get high, and get laid. Larry was working as a gardener for Edgewood, a health care institution, and I was a carpenter. We both had young sons. We’d take them out for hikes-had some laughs. The oft-referenced unsuccessful relationship from which he was allegedly recovering was with someone named Paula. I was living, off-and-on, with Maria Majeski in Bernal Heights, San Francisco, he in a large apartment building in Alamo Square with his roommate, Dan Miller. I also had a 12-year-old son, Jeremy, in Boise from where I’d relocated in 1980. Larry’s from Portland originally. At that point of my life I had the unfortunate tendency to adopt certain friends who I considered strong male figures as father figures. I did this with Larry. He read a lot and expressed ideas with confidence. To me this translated as strength. So, I looked up to him and sometimes mimicked him. I had a lot of strengths and many weaknesses. Admiring (and trusting) Larry was a weakness that would take its toll. Larry had been reading the Golden Bough, an anthropological work that references the history of burning human effigies. He had also attended, in previous years, events at Baker Beach that included burning a variety of objects. I’m not sure why Larry didn’t continue those beach traditions with the others but when he asked if I wanted to build an effigy and burn it for the summer solstice, my...
info_outline Episode 80: Beyond the Observatory 04/18/2018
Episode 80: Beyond the Observatory Tom Varden of Black Rock Observatory returns to chat about life in and out of Black Rock City. Topics include money and privilege in BRC, the communities we build, the future of BRO and how an art project at the Burn can lead to Default World opportunities. Closing set by Treavor Moontribe (Moontribe Collective) Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud or SoundCloud.
info_outline Episode 79: The Bronner Legacy 04/06/2018
Episode 79: The Bronner Legacy David Bronner, the embodiment of civic responsibility, feeds his Dr. Bronner's employees amazing vegan meals, serves as a board member of MAPS and found god in a gay Trance club in Amsterdam. Closing set by Mark Slee (Manjumasi) drbronner.com maps.org mcslee.com soundcloud.com/robot-heart Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud or SoundCloud.
info_outline Episode 78: Polumbo and the Biennale 03/22/2018
Episode 78: Polumbo and the Biennale Acclaimed installation Artist Randy Polumbo’s latest piece is unveiled at the insane and eclectic Bombay Beach Biennale. Arash and Randy talk art theory, the Salton Sea and camping with Disorient at Burning Man. Closing set by Orion Keyser (Reality Sync Records) polumbo.com bombaybeachbiennale.org facebook.com/Disorient orionkeyser.com Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud or SoundCloud.
info_outline Episode 77: Across the Galaxia 03/09/2018
Episode 77: Across the Galaxia Arash joins Arthur Mamou-Mani in his London offices to get to know the man behind Burning Man 2018’s Temple. We follow Arthur as he leaves Paris on a spiritual journey through Europe’s architecture, leads a class on Burning Man design for architecture students and culminate in his quest to build Galaxia. Closing set by Soul of Noise (Playground) Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud or SoundCloud.
info_outline Episode 76: An Addiction to Catharsis 02/22/2018
Episode 76: An Addiction to Catharsis Brothers Eric and Edward Deull share personal stories of spiritual development, their experiences running a Men’s Counsel and some of the lessons men can take away from their journey. Closing set by Navjeet Sarna (Alkaline) Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud or SoundCloud.
info_outline Episode 75: To Build a Better Tomorrow 02/07/2018
Episode 75: To Build a Better Tomorrow Burners Without Borders Program Manager, Christopher Breedlove, shares the story of his own early involvement, the history of the organization and just some of the internationals projects BWB is currently facilitating and funding. Closing set by GoodSex (SolarBeatz) Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud or SoundCloud.
info_outline Episode 74: Exit the Matrix 01/17/2018
Episode 74: Exit the Matrix Arash sits with Lorenzo, host of Psychedelic Salon Podcast and co-founder of the Palenque Norte talks at Burning Man. Topics covered include podcasting, plant medicine and artificial intelligence, along with a dash of wild speculation about where this massive multiplayer game we call Reality is headed. Closing set by Adam Gibbons.(UhuruAfrika). psychedelicsalon.com palenquenorte.com soundcloud.com/djadamgibbons soundcloud.com/uhuruafrika kostumekult.com Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud or SoundCloud.
info_outline Episode 73: Peace, Love and Walter 01/04/2018
Episode 73: Peace, Love and Walter Kirk, Mary and Ricky of Camp Walter share the story behind their discovery of Walter the Bus, the founding of the Walter Tribe and some of what goes into running Walter Productions. Closing set by Joe Pea and Humble Guy. Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud or SoundCloud.
info_outline Episode 72: At All Costs 12/20/2017
Episode 72: At All Costs Inspired by his upbringing and Burning Man, Torrey Pines Smith's drive to build big things manifests Tesla Coils, Sextant, the highs of success and the crashes of obsession.Closing set byDJ BamBoom (The Mystical Misfits). Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud or SoundCloud.
info_outline Episode 71: Otto Von Danger Refuses to Die 12/07/2017
Episode 71: Otto Von Danger Refuses to Die Burning Man’s household provocateur, Otto Von Danger, sits with Arash and shares stories about his life, health challenges and building Burn Wallstreet as well as his thoughts on our impending cannibal apocalypse. Closing set by DJ Dénouement (Deep Frequenciez). Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud or SoundCloud.
info_outline Episode 70: Dust on the Fader 11/16/2017
Episode 70: Dust on the Fader DJs Gina Calderoni, Navjeet Sarna and Tony K ThemaninpinK share stories and wisdom about working the decks at Burning Man and regional events. Arash mostly fails at keeping the conversation on track.Closing set by Tony K ThemaninpinK and Amanda Marks the Violin Girl. Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud or SoundCloud.
info_outline Episode 69: Fractals and Microbiomes 11/02/2017
Episode 69: Fractals and Microbiomes Neuroscientist Caitlin Thompson’s drive to heal her own immunity disorder leads to psychedelics, the founding of EntheoZen and the exploration of a greater consciousness. Arash does an OK job of pretending to understand lots of big words. Closing DJ set by Igor Marijuan (Ibiza Sonica). Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud or SoundCloud.
info_outline Episode 68: Breakfast at Troyfanny's 10/18/2017
Episode 68: Breakfast at Troyfanny's AlphaBet Club founder Troy Swanson sits with Arash and Tori to tell the story of how he manifested a life of granting wishes both on and off playa. The crew also chats about how an NGO comes together and the importance of listening for three knocks on the door of life. Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud or SoundCloud.
info_outline Episode 67: A Priest on the Playa 10/04/2017
Episode 67: A Priest on the Playa After exodus from Burning Man 2017, Arash visits Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Sacramento, California, to chat with Episcopal priest and Burner, Dean Brian Baker, about religion, social justice and a safe space for religion at Black Rock City. Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud or SoundCloud.