When's the LA Decompression?

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When's the LA Decompression?

Postby madmatt » Wed Sep 10, 2003 12:36 pm

Or any other LA BM parties? I brought out 10 first timers to BM this year, and they're hounding me for the 411 on the next LA BM shindig.
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Postby Ivy » Fri Sep 12, 2003 5:11 pm

Matt,

Please don't tell me after all this time you still haven't signed up for Twan's list...

write to him at la@burningman.com

He puts out a list almost every Friday about everything burner related that's going down in the 'hood.


That said, if you see this in time:

Tonight (9/12) @ Paynie's
Tomorrow (9/13) @ Woodley Park
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Postby Halo Joe » Fri Sep 12, 2003 5:48 pm

Well, I would've been there but I need more notice ... waaaah!
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Postby Ivy » Fri Sep 12, 2003 6:42 pm

Don't worry Joe, it's not that they're not worthwhile events, but they're not "DECOPMPRESSION."

As far as I know, LA has never gotten it's shit together enough to have one major all-encompassing decompresion party...

although there are rumors that might change this year (rumor says Oct 18).
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Postby precipitate » Fri Sep 12, 2003 6:48 pm

> (rumor says Oct 18)

OK, these fucking smilies have to go.
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Postby Halo Joe » Fri Sep 12, 2003 7:13 pm

Yeah, but at least Ivy's smilies have that extra special ... grin (?).
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Postby PetsUntilEaten » Fri Sep 12, 2003 7:28 pm

oct 4th - downtown

sept 25 - art show in inglewood that lady bee is attending / promoting

sept 20 & 21 - muytator thingy?
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Postby Ivy » Sat Sep 13, 2003 11:16 am

OK, these fucking smilies have to go.


I swear, I didn't do it! Aargh!

I tried to write Oct 18!

Now I've got a dumb-ass smiley and mis-information! the 18th, not the 1st! It's rumor anyway, and therefore likely to change, but still, I'm irritated...

Pets--I know nothing of anything Mutaytor sept 20 &21. Last i heard, they may be doing a show out of state that weekend. What is the 4th? I hard a "pre-decompression rumor" for that date.

The art show sounds cool; I might go to that.
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Postby PetsUntilEaten » Sat Sep 13, 2003 12:49 pm

Yeh - i don't have it all straight actually - better just to watch twan's list . . .

oct. 4th was the rumored date for a street-fair style decompression - if they can pull it off.
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Postby Ivy » Sat Sep 13, 2003 1:54 pm

Yeah, that's pretty short notice.

Given the time, resources and connections, LA could ahve one seriously kick ass decompression. I guess I'm just to jaded to believe it'll actually get pulled off, though. Sigh. I put out my $0.02 that I would help out any ways necessary, though.
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Postby inge » Mon Sep 15, 2003 9:46 pm


Hey..I will host one Nova Express LA burners decomp get together!
Only one , yes.
And that will be next Friday, 9/19.
So everyone better be there!
Ivy , can you bring all your friends???

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Nova Express
Fairfax Ave ( still don't know the number)
Across from canter's
between Beverly and Melrose
Friday 9/19 at 9PM
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Postby Ivy » Tue Sep 16, 2003 8:42 am

<rant>

I hate LA. I am so sick of all this rumor-info-no info-who you know-things changing every second-bullshit. I guess we're just too cool for our damn selves.

</rant, for now.>

That said,
Oct 4, 9pm-6am
DJ Wolfie, Serotonins, Mutayor and Clan Destino throw the biggest party ever, blah blah blah. Come decompress, if you idea of participation is watching yet another 'taytor performance and getting drunk and shaking your ass. $10 presale, $15 in "casual" playa wear (WTF?)/$20 at the door.

More details on wolfie's site: http://www.djwolfie.com

Now back to your regularly scheduled hypocrisy.
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Postby madmatt » Tue Sep 16, 2003 12:59 pm

Thanks Ivy!
That's the scoops I was lookin fer. Course I'm on Twan's list. Couldn't make Paynie's party, sounded like a hoot tho. The Wolfie/destino/mutaytor thing is what I'm hankerin for. See y'all there I hope.
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Postby madmatt » Tue Sep 16, 2003 1:02 pm

INGE
Hoi Inge, Ik heb je helemaal niet gezien dit jaar, jammer. Ik hoop dat je een fijne burn had, ik wel. Was met mijn 3 broers en hun vrouwen, en nog 10 mensen, first timers, in Joycamp! Dat was super, langer gebleven, harder gepartied, meer geslapen, meer vrienden gemaakt. Helaas, was op 5:30, dus nogal ver weg van Pinky's, maar natuurlijk belandden wij daar om een uur of 5 de burn night, en ja hoor, je kunt op Pinky's altijd rekenen. Anyway, hoop om je te zien Vrijdag, anders op de Oct 4 feest. Doooooeeeeiiii. Matt.
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Postby inge » Tue Sep 16, 2003 4:01 pm

Matt,
ik was helemaal niet zo ver weg van jou, 5 and Esplanade.

Ik ben blij dat jij tenminste gereageerd hebt op m'n post..
M'n burn was heel leuk maar het had beter gekund..ik kampeerde met een koppel..ik had ook liever in een groot kamp gezeten..
Probeer om te komen Vrijdag, ok?

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Postby madmatt » Tue Sep 16, 2003 5:02 pm

Hoi Inge,
Ja ik kom naar Nova. Bye, Matt.
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Nova Express

Postby deeohgeeman » Fri Sep 19, 2003 12:46 pm

Inge, why only one this year? Are you just burned out on them? See you tonight.

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Postby Ivy » Sat Sep 20, 2003 11:15 am

It was great to meet so many e-playans at Nova last night!
Especially, deeohgeeman, Lucifer, madmatt (who unknowlingly got me started on this crack addiction called eplaya) as well as people I already knew, some of whom I hadn't seen in a while.
Was it decied to continue the gatherings or is it just whenever?
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Postby madmatt » Sat Sep 20, 2003 8:49 pm

Hi Nova e playans! Last night was waaaayy cool. We were hurting so bad to re connect and dying for the big parties, but it was so nice to have a situ where we could actually talk (and not be so tweaked as at the parties). It was great meeting you Lighthouse, Zorka, Trish, Jenny, Ting, Venus, Yo and Lucifer. Great seeing you again Inge, let's make sure we see you on the playa next time. Great seeing you Alexiis, you get my vote for the best newbiew-with-the-veteran-burner-attitude.

One hightlight - hearing from Inge about the cacophony society roots of some bm activity and learning what the cacophony society actually is and does (you guys are weird - there, I said it).

Can't wait to see you guys Oct 4!!! Inge, please keep inviting us all out to Nova! Matt.
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Postby madmatt » Sat Sep 20, 2003 8:58 pm

Ivy -
Without too shamelessly descending into the pit of narcicism, how did I unwittingly get you hooked on the crack that is eplaya? (insert sound effects - lighter strikes, deep inhaling sound, hold it, hold it...pfffffffffeeeewwwww....oh yeaaaahhh).
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Postby Ivy » Sat Sep 20, 2003 9:39 pm

Matt--

I was a lurker on the previous incaration of the eplaya since the time I heard about BM, I'd say mid-2000. A friend invited me to attend in 2001 but I chose not to go, but still surfed the eplaya on a fair basis.
But it wasn't until 2002, after I had been to BM and started hanging out at the local parties, when the Mutaytor party at the Santa monica hangar got shut down, that i started posting. I remember you started a thread about it, and, although I don't recall what the exact issue was, you said something that i disagreed with so strongly that I just HAD to say something...

And the rest is history.
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Postby madmatt » Sat Sep 20, 2003 11:30 pm

Ivy -
Hahahaha. I remember that. I was so pissed that party was cancelled. I knew you would be one of those people who disagree with me.

One of the things I love most about BM and the people is that even the people who piss you off or are assholes end up giving you something. 2001, my first year, I ran into this very authentic looking Nazi. I'm offended instinctively by the very sight of Nazi symbolism. But he was a trash Nazi, yelling at people to pick up there trash, and spanking trace leavers with his riding crop. So it was a real challenge for me to accept that there was a guy out there whose radical self expression was so offensive to me.
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And I had to accept that that was ok, and he was contributing something constructive and funny and original to BM. When I got back and started using the eplaya, I read that he was this guy named anthony and that he lived in my neighborhood in West Hollywood and had taken his own life about 5 days after returning from BM. There was this huge outpouring of mourning, rememberance and appreciation for this guy who was this great performance artist. I was really moved by it, and now I'll remember him the rest of my life.

Anyway, I'm rambling. Matt.
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Postby inge » Mon Sep 22, 2003 5:09 pm

Hey guys!
I had a blast too last Friday!

Isn't it nice to be able to talk to each other ??
That's why I did all these Nova gatherings. But because not too many people showed up last year I got a little discouraged and only wanted to do one this year. But Cary said he'll do all the "advertising" and work from now on so I think we might be on for another year. yeah!

So , please keep coming and bring more people!

And for all those newbies out there..this is a perfect chance to get to know some more burners.

bye!
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Postby girlie » Fri Sep 26, 2003 2:37 am

Just got this in my inbox today:

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Calling all SoCal Burners!

The *official* LA Decompression Street Fair is coming up, Saturday Oct. 18,
(or possibly Sunday the 19th), 2pm - 2am, in downtown LA.

The party will occupy approximately one city block, with closed off streets
around the Blue Bongo Cafe ("Little Pedro's"), 1st & Vignes.

The Cafe and parking lot will also be part of the action.

We'll have two main music areas: one outdoor sound-stage for live music and
performance, and a dj-only system inside the Cafe.

Contact us ASAP with your proposals for art cars, theme camps, art
installations, interactive performance, ritual, healing, spoken word,
fire-dancing, music, info tables, interactive performance,
etc. Sorry, no vending. Gift away!

Please provide all pertinent details, such as amount of space/time
required, equipment if any, electricity access, # of people involved, etc.
-- plus contact phone numbers! (Please note: we don't have a budget for art,
so all projects must be self-funding.)
Set-up on street Friday after 8pm or Saturday AM

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questions

Postby girlie » Fri Sep 26, 2003 2:51 am

The tagline for the "Regional Events" topic here says:
"Annoucements [sic] about regionally sponsored events in your area."

Anyone have any idea what "sponsored" means in this context? Is the
goal to have us only post about LLC sponsored events? That's scary.

And, an unrelated question... anyone have any idea who is organizing this
downtown LA Decompression? Folks have been talking having one for
years -- seems like good news that someone is finally putting something
together.
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Postby Ivy » Fri Sep 26, 2003 9:59 am

anyone have any idea who is organizing this
downtown LA Decompression?


From everyone I've talked to, apparently nobody. no body wuill confess to being the organizer, although a few people have admitted they are part of working on it.

The cloest I've come so far is Wolfie, but even he won't claim responsibility. I'll admit, I would want it, either.

The problem is that the date's not even confirmed, no one will cklaim to be in charge and everyone is passing the buck when you inquire. I'm relaly interested in performing and I've also said I would be more than willing to help set up, terar down, or do whatever else was needed, and I've gotten a very minimal lackluster response.

I'd be interested in any contact info you got from that email.
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Postby madmatt » Fri Sep 26, 2003 12:05 pm

Ivy, you been drinking & posting (pwi - posting while intoxicated)?

"no one will cklaim "
"no body wuill"
"I'll admit, I would want it, either."
"I'm relaly interested in performing and I've also said I would be more than willing to help set up, terar down"

PS - What kind of performance do you do (besides posting drunk)?

Sorry, I'm feeling naughty today.
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Postby madmatt » Fri Sep 26, 2003 12:06 pm

Ivy, you been drinking & posting (pwi - posting while intoxicated)?

"no one will cklaim "
"no body wuill"
"I'll admit, I would want it, either."
"I'm relaly interested in performing and I've also said I would be more than willing to help set up, terar down"

PS - What kind of performance do you do (besides posting drunk)? See fine print below...

Sorry, I'm feeling naughty today.
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Postby Ivy » Fri Sep 26, 2003 12:13 pm

Not drunk--trying to be quick in case the boss comes in to reprimand me for surfing the internet!

Alexiis and I were interested in belly dancing. I also thoguth about doing fire, but I'm not sure if I want to or not yet.
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Postby madmatt » Sat Sep 27, 2003 12:28 pm

Hey Ivy, that's awesome. "I also thoguth about doing fire." Might want to sober up a little though, yuk yuk.

But seriously, hope to see you guys at the party Oct. 4, our whole camp is coming in full regalia. Bye, Matt.
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