unjonharley wrote:it could be rumored the our wise staff will rule out tech––no in 2004. keep up the rumor. some of us still like "music".
why is it there always has to be someone in every "group experience" that has to complain about the very nature of that event, even though it is their own decision to be *part* of it.
its like the man who goes to heaven, and complains "why does there have to be angels here?"
Burning Man attracts *all types* gathering together to create a community built on creative freedom and imagination. the point isn't to insult those who share different taste than your own. It is to PARTICIPATE. there is so much variation in musical expression, just find what you like or *create* it.
The reason so many people play Psytrance and Goa, is because so many of the attendees love it. Listening/dancing to it while in "higher consciousness realms/ altered states" can be a sacred mystical experience. It probably would not make sense to anyone who only had heard it in everyday waking consciousness. that is why, i believe, it dominates the city.
that doesnt change the fact that *****Variety is the Spice of life********. i love all kinds of "electronic-a" ~~~ DnB/ jungle, breaks, trance, IDM, minimal techno, ambient, deep dark tribal house, glitch, digital hardcore, gabber, trip hop, illbient, dub, acid, ebm, progressive, synthpop, darkwave, new wave,...
but i also enjoy other kinds of music (ALL music is music)))): ~~~~ indie, rawk, classical, opera, hip hop, rap, r'n'b, acoustic, 60's psychedelia, experimental, old time country, gypsy songs, pop tunes, jazz, goth/ art fag stuff, dreamy moody pretty sound, apocalyptic folk, glam rock, old punk/ garage bands, world music, and whatever else i learn to appreciate/ understand. being receptive helps me understand more and more of our incredible universe (with a lot more joy!)
yeah, perhaps i'd prefer a little more of some sutff and less of others.. though usually i feel there is ALREADY so much, i cannot even hope to experience ~all~ the beauty that already IS. "bigger DJ names" means nothing at an event like this. it is the idea that *EVERYONE* has something personal and integral to offer that fuels our magickal city.
i hope this year there are no more limitations put on expression. if there are complaints, we can create community/ communication enhancing ways of working it out~~~ like the ones in Badgers suggestion.
one more thing, after this post that is much longer than i expected (sorry!!!!)=
if you're looking for an (easy to listen to) introduction to psyish-trance, JUNO REACTOR's album BIBLE OF DREAMS is one of the earliest and best gems. pretty much every track is amazing. my personal favorite is CONGA FURY, so download it on Kazaa or check out the album