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Adam Lambert : Bringing the Burn to mainstream America



On Jun 10, 2009, at 9:38 AM, moontroll wrote:
Subject: "I realized that we all have our own power, and that whatever I wanted to do, I had to make happen."

I don't know this guy, never even seen "American Idol" once, but can appreciate his awakening at the Burn:
NY Daily News.

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On Jun 10, 2009, at 10:09 AM, Edub wrote:
Subject: Re: "I realized that we all have our own power, and that whatever I wanted to do, I had to make happen."

"Drug fueled"  Yeah, that's there, but we all know there is more to the Burn than that!  Through portal we come face to face with the Pure Power of Potential.  How we choose to harness it - on the playa and in the default world, is up to us.  In the immortal words of Master Yoda, "Choose, but choose wisely."

Onward toward the Burn.  May the Force (i.e. the Pure Power of Potential) be with us.

~ Master Doobsauce


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On Jun 10, 2009, at 12:08 PM, moontroll wrote:
Subject: Re: "I realized that we all have our own power, and that whatever I wanted to do, I had to make happen."

Well said, Master Doobsauce (Wonder where Princess Ramona and Hekter Binks are these daze?). We are in no position to argue against the "drug fueled" label -- it is a clinical description of how we get through the week. But still, I think Big Media has to label it as such to try and take away the power of the gathering -- call it names and it is less threatening to the status quo. Belittle it as a "freak fest" and raise the fears that most desk-jobbers have about what might happen if they too stepped outside the boundaries of the Default World. Fine. But I note that it was the media that called it that, and not the kid who had a spiritual awakening on the playa.

(I'm getting really fired up kids - - the past couple of days I've just been getting sparkier and sparkier. I want to be working on a project. Maybe it is because I've been listening/watching to Burncast pod and vidcasts frequently, or maybe because I got the fun box out of my storage unit and have been sifting through its dusty treasures, making note of what I need to add to it....)

One Love,
Playaduster

ps. Read the "American Idol" kid's quote in the subject line again; isn't that another way of describing our ideas about the Pure Power of Potential??? Slightly different angle, I suppose, but in the same shooting range!

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From: Edub
Date: June 10, 2009 12:12:57 PM PDT
Subject: Re: "I realized that we all have our own power, and that whatever I wanted to do, I had to make happen."

Yes. He is alluding to the Pure Power of Potential. That was the connection that I was trying to make.

(I'm getting fired up too. I'm actually online right now "shopping" for clothes (or ideas for my style this year). I'm finding lots of cool, tribal stuff - that is also pretty expensive. We'll see.)

Soon!

~ Dub

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More on Adam Lambert's playa transformation at www.idolator.com and an examination of androgynous fashion and superstardom (with a bonus pic of Prince) at www.nytimes.com (whut?).

I have no idea if Adam is a good singer/performer or not, but just being a Burner makes me warm to him -- bringing the freaky-styley philosophy of phreedom of frickin' Black Rock City in to something as mainstream as "American Idol" is both bad-ass and hilarious.


American Idol Adam Lambert on the far left, rocking the net socks, platform boots, juju beads and feathered undies. Looks pretty normal by Black Rock City standards, eh?