Philosophy of Larry Harvey

Share your views on the policies, philosophies, and spirit of Burning Man.

Which is Larry Harvey?

Prophet
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3%
Messiah
2
6%
Avatar
5
14%
Noodly Appendage
27
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Philosophy of Larry Harvey

Postby 1durphul » Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:20 pm

A poll about your philosophy of Larry Harvey.
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Postby Parasitoid » Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:21 pm

those are crummy options
plus i've never met the guy
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Postby 1durphul » Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:27 pm

Parasitoid wrote:those are crummy options
plus i've never met the guy


So he's more of a Holy Spirit?
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Postby Parasitoid » Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:36 pm

right...
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Postby dr.placebo » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:00 pm

I won't know until I open the box.
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Postby Nitevenus » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:11 pm

Just a small item in one of those overpacked peanut filled boxes. Just a guy, big dreams.....all the rest is well placed peanuts.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:14 pm

Nitevenus wrote:Just a small item in one of those overpacked peanut filled boxes. Just a guy, big dreams.....all the rest is well placed peanuts.


You are one of those packing peanuts as I am as well.
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Postby Nitevenus » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:48 pm

Ha....you're right! (I have much more fun popping the bubble wrap though.) Just a bunch of peanuts spilling out over the opened box. What a wonderful mess.....
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:00 pm

Running over bubble wrap in a wheelchair is one of hte great pleasures of life.
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Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:23 pm

one nation, under a groove.
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Postby TomServo » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:26 pm

I've met him a few times, and he's pretty humble. I don't know if the poll choices really fit....to some they may..
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Postby Sic Pup » Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:49 pm

Roberto Dobbisano wrote:http://www.archive.org/download/ptc1978-11-18.flac16


I'll admit I skipped to the end hoping to experience Darwinism in action but alas was slightly disappointed in the lack of screams of anquish and writhing in pain.

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Postby Fire_Moose » Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:19 am

Who is that guy that Larry is always riding ontop of?
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Postby ygmir » Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:39 am

dr.placebo wrote:I won't know until I open the box.


yes, Mr. Schrodinger............
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Postby knowmad » Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:44 pm

Well at least we know where he stands on that whole political question.
Always wondered what his Philosophy about drinking might be.

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Postby bluesbob » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:07 pm

A guy with a hat....whom I'll probably never meet.
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Postby Lassen Forge » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:55 pm

I've seen him twice. I've talked to him 2 times fewer.

2 problems with being on top...

(1) You don't get a chance to talk to average people, as they seem to stay away...

and

(2) Your minions chase everyone lower than the minions away from you.

It's really fucked in a serious way - you get these "Oooh, he really hates you, you fucked this or that up, he's really mad"... but he knows nothing about it.

I attribute it to job fear. They're afraid if an outsider gets close, they'll be out of favor. It's bullshit politics, plain and simple.

Personally, I'd love to talk with him for a while... just to see what HIS ideas are. I bet he's brilliant when it comes to knowing how to deal with crowds!!!
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Postby Eric » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:16 pm

I've met him a couple of times (benefit of walking around with Adrian, "Mr. Piss Clear" and a long-time Burner himself), talked to him once.

Seemed like a nice guy. He didn't come off at all pompous like the official statements would have you believe, but then again he was hanging out in the Piss Clear tent our last year, having a beer at 11pm before Gate opened. It's not like he was on stage.
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Postby Fire_Moose » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:59 am

The hat knows ALLL!
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Postby Bob » Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:29 am

What are they gonna say about him?
What are they gonna say? That he was
a kind man? That he was a wise man?
That he had plans, man? That he had
wisdom? Bullshit, man!


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Postby TomServo » Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:59 am

Bay Bridge Sue wrote:I've seen him twice. I've talked to him 2 times fewer.

2 problems with being on top...

(1) You don't get a chance to talk to average people, as they seem to stay away...

and

(2) Your minions chase everyone lower than the minions away from you.

It's really fucked in a serious way - you get these "Oooh, he really hates you, you fucked this or that up, he's really mad"... but he knows nothing about it.

I attribute it to job fear. They're afraid if an outsider gets close, they'll be out of favor. It's bullshit politics, plain and simple.

Personally, I'd love to talk with him for a while... just to see what HIS ideas are. I bet he's brilliant when it comes to knowing how to deal with crowds!!!


Fuck the Minions! Just go up to him and say hello... that's what I've always done. I get the feeling that he enjoys talking to non-minions. I've got a deep respect for the guy! He doesn't seem to let all the stupid politics get to him.
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Postby curiousgnate » Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:15 pm

Mixed opinions here. i have never met him. the videos of him talking seem to me like he is not the brightest bunch of bananas on the tree. he started something i love, i don't like how he handled the whole jiffy lube art thing, i don't like the exclusivity of first camp, i can understand wanting to be secluded after how many fucking years of this thing, he certainly is not the one with all of the answers or a guru or anything. i guess i just think he is a normal guy who started something that evolved on its own, and now is its spokesperson. ehhhh. wouldn't mind having a drink with the guy but don't know what we would talk about.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:51 am

I pretty much agree with what you said, except for:
curiousgnate wrote:he started something i love,

I think that various people contributed hugely to the shape of the burn, and the focus on Harvey loses that history.
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Postby TomServo » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:57 am

Thank the Cacophony society as well!
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:59 am

Exactly. And as a surrealist sympathsiser, I don't like to see them given short shrift.
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Postby curiousgnate » Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:00 pm

i totally agree what was i thinking. there were a lot of people who started this thing I love, one of whom was Larry Harvey. thanks for the schoolin!
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:17 pm

Okay, okay, thanks for the appreciation. But you gotta understand I'm going to run away before we have some sort of hippie group hug stuff going on.
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Postby Teo del Fuego » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:06 pm

I have to say that Larry comes across in his interviews as someone who is well read with a fairly high degree of intelligence. He certainly cops far less attitude than some of the crusties on ePlaya.

I wonder how he spends his burns. In six years I've yet to catch a glimpse of the man. I spoke with Michael Mikel (sp?) once briefly and he was a real gentleman.
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Postby Miles » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:50 pm

Teo del Fuego wrote:
I wonder how he spends his burns.


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Postby bluesbob » Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:23 pm

I think it's along the lines of:

"For seven days once a year, 45,000+ people think I'm really cool. For all the other days of the year, nobody knows who the hell I am."
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