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Postby spectabillis » Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:32 am

thought i would throw this back out there - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beautiful_Losers_(film)

met twister once (barry mcgee) when he was hanging his work in the people's cafe on haight because i recognized his work popping up throughout south san francisco. was surprised to hear about the documentary when it first showed at sxsw, which is why i was reminded of it.

pretty good observations on some of the people, thier attitudes, and general beliefs of bay area artists... that scene, and its various inter-related groups used to be a huge artist resource back in the early days of bman. these were people i loved to target, tell them about whats going on out there in the desert. the documentary does a decent job of showing that strong, originating diy artist spirit.

part of me regrets doing things like that because even though it drove a huge part of what went on, kinda gave the org an attitude over it, like it was their doing somehow. ive heard staff members point out various things throughout san francisco and elswhere saying "hey thats burningman! we made all that happen!"

no joke, even heard a senior staff member take credit for bman establishing maker faire. the second handers... guess there are quite a few now. but its hard to discern between those and people who just havent had much exposure, those who are looking to start out themselves and make all those connections and dive right in. guess in that way.. bman is a gateway to much of it.
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:48 am

dude, EVERYbody knows it was DRE who gave the creative push needed to make Burning Man flourish, not you.
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Postby spectabillis » Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:53 am

hey bob, if you read this... whats that story about bansky, or his piece that you had in the dpw? i remember something, like cutting it up or burning it, thought it was pretty funny.
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:54 am

they sold the ashes on ebay years ago for 3 eight balls and a bottle of Jack.
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Postby Bob » Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:17 am

I've always distrusted anyone calling themselves an 'artist' in their own lifetimes.
Amazing desert structures & stuff: http://sites.google.com/site/potatotrap/

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Postby spectabillis » Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:40 am

fuck you im an artist godamnit you just dont know what art is because i turn trash into art and you're just closeminded and im saving the environment too so just keep your godamn government helicopters and phone taps from spying on me and clean up all my shit because its your job and i dont have to because im a godamn creator and quit bitching because im a personal friend of larry harvey's and i will get your ass kicked back to gerlach you fucking fucks

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:55 am

spectabillis wrote:fuck you im an artist godamnit you just dont know what art is because i turn trash into art and you're just closeminded and im saving the environment too so just keep your godamn government helicopters and phone taps from spying on me and clean up all my shit because its your job and i dont have to because im a godamn creator and quit bitching because im a personal friend of larry harvey's and i will get your ass kicked back to gerlach you fucking fucks

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NOW THATS ART!


i'll buy it.
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Postby spectabillis » Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:02 am

hey its all free, but you can join my private little group if you kiss my ass enough and keep telling us how incredibly great we are
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Postby spectabillis » Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:10 am

except for the man, you dont touch da man or we put you in prison. dont even look at him wrong, just quietly sit there and pray until we say you can get up and leave. if you prove to be a good little disciple you can have one of our little totems to wear around your neck, and we will consider your application to work the man crew once you've purged yourself of all thats not burningman.
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Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:15 am

oooooooh,



does someone need some kool-aid to make it all better?



those sour grapes your sucking on can't taste that good.
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Postby spectabillis » Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:18 pm

well duh, confined within the trash fence with the likes of you for a week always turns the wine bad.
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:36 pm

you'll drink it anyways...
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Postby Bob » Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:03 pm

Spec, do you care about Burning Man?
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Postby spectabillis » Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:34 pm

oh hell yeah! some of the most amazing people i have ever met, and still more to come bob.

Simon of the Playa wrote:you'll drink it anyways...


absinthe baby, all drawn out smooth.. like cool jazz.

dont drink much so im a lightweight, but still do fucked up shit at bman though like mash's black death. yeah never again with those sly bastards, i was out in five minutes from ONE shot.
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:28 am

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Postby spectabillis » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:34 am

oh fuck you're killing me man
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:47 am

oh spec, you know i love you...
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Postby spectabillis » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:58 am

no im dying laughing, and the danger ranger put me down on the floor. that poor guy still gets it from a few, incl me
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Re: Burning Man

Postby hookahdude » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:38 am

antonhoton wrote:I think it might say that burning man is a site talking about blind person and them lifestyle. They organise an events to explain how blind people live a life and understand the world about.


YEAH!!!!


Um... what?
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Re: Burning Man

Postby AntiM » Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:36 am

hookahdude wrote:
antonhoton wrote:I think it might say that burning man is a site talking about blind person and them lifestyle. They organise an events to explain how blind people live a life and understand the world about.


YEAH!!!!


Um... what?


Spammer, he had a (failed) commercial link in his signature.
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