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dBMcasts : free music mixes for Burning Man 2012

Here's a small sampling of the musical goodness that the Destination Burning Man crew —DJs Playduster, Edubious, GrapeNuts & P*DIZzle — have mixed and posted to share with all y'all. Download and stock yer iPod at http://www.destinationburningman.com/stuff/podcasts and http://soundcloud.com/moontrolling. Subscribe via iTunes at http://www.destinationburningman.com/stuff/podcasts. Support our efforts by donating via PayPal on our homepage at http://www.destinationburningman.com. We will be hanging out at Buddha Lounge, 8:45 & Esplanade, handing out free dBM stickers and hopefully DJing some afternoon sessions. Hope to see y'all in BRC!



Prepare yourself for an intergalactic soundwave excursion to the Indian subcontinent and choice African destinations with DJs Playaduster and Kaya Rainface. Originally inspired by my discovery of the amazing Desert Dwellers remix project and the new Dirtwire project from Beats Antique, this musical journey invokes caravans in the desert, mystical night wanderings, starlight, throngs of pilgrims seeking visions on the playa, uttered prayers and whispered secrets, meditation, tribal gatherings, tea ceremonies, transcendent dancing, spices and scents. With plenty of earthy bass tones to ground our seekings, the mix floats towards the heavens on the wings of sitar, violin, cello, tabla, kamel ngoini and voice.


An exploration of the alchemical/magikal energies of low-end frequencies for bass chakra therapy. Featuring excursions from the very best in sacred electro-space-bass-whomp adventurism. Inspired by meeting DJ Kaya Rainface, 11:11 and Burn Night magic. Featuring: Prelude: Hildur Guonadottir + Peter Van Hoesen * 123 Mrk * Beats Antique * Kalya Scintilla * Opuio * Nanda * Tipper * RLS * SUN:MONX * The Human Experience * Kaminanda * Grouch * Welder * Mount Kimbie * Four Tet * Radiohead * PhuturePrimitive * Coda: Hildur Guonadottir + Peter Van Hoesen




DJ Grapenuts digs deep. This time with some Electro Boogie Funk-packed full of bubbling basslines, percolating percussion, sexy synthesizers, and some velvety vocals. His exclusive mix is custom tailored to accompany you on your 2012 voyage to the place we all love to call home... Black Rock... Our Lovely City!


Featuring Love & Light * Griz * Opiuo * Sunmonx * Sugarpill * Russ Liquid * Thriftworks * Chris B. * Gladkill * Kraddy * Pretty Lights * Jamie Woon * MartyParty * Vibesquad * Nico Luminous * Bonobo remixed * Goldrush * Bassnectar // Art by Mugwort.


This mix drops into the sacred bass realm and was designed as a soundtrack for your Practice.  Find your flow with Kaminanda, Phuture Primative, Kayla Scintilla, Tipper, Nanda, Thriftworks and The Human Experience.  This mix is a sampling of some of the freshest, most deeply studied bass chakra masters.


Featuring Ehassan Karimi / Lilt / Cheb i Sabbah / eO / Kaminanda / MiMOSA / Nicholas Jaar / SUN:MOX / Mickey Hart / An-ten-ae / Low Ryderz / Schlomo / James Blake / Welder / Matt Shadetek / DJ/Rupture / Beats Antique... and field recordings of Camp Get Found on the road to the Black Rock desert in northwestern Nevada: moontroll, Hannah Tangerine, Maketa, DJ Grapenuts, Scotty G, Colby, Gabriella & others in Bend, Oregon; Summer Lake Hot Springs; and crossing the portal and Getting Found.


This heavy-duty slab of molten bass music is dropping less than 48 hours before the dBM crew and friends hit the road for Burning Man 2012. Featuring Sunmox * Jupit3r * Bassnectar * The Glitch Mob * Nico Luminous * Sugarpill * R/D * MartyParty * Opiuo * GRiZ * An-ten-ae * Paper Diamond * DATSIK * SBTRKT * Sleigh Bells * Rusko * Modeselektor * Pretty Lights * Grammatik * Holy Fuck * Florence & the Machine.


A spacey soundtrack for lucid dreaming, chemical mindsurfing, mystical visions and intergalactic voyaging. Featuring: Four Tet / Tinariwen / Floating Points / Jamie Woon / Thriftworks / Bacan Acab / Mount Kimbie / Gadi Mizhradi / Tanner Ross / SBTRKT / Ellen Allien / Apparat / Zomby / Tim Hecker / Sepalcure / Kaminanda / Pink Floyd


Side one of What the Mixxtape?! features some of the artists I saw and danced my ass off to at What the Festival?! in Oregon the last weekend of July 2012, with a focus on the glitch-hop, dubstep, acid crunk, whomp and other soundz from the heavier end of the Bass Chakra spectrum, including Bonobo, Beats Antique, GRiZ, Gladkill, Ana Sia, MartyParty, Sugarpill, EPROM and Paper Diamond.


P*DAZzLE was conceived on the cold dark frontier of the deep Black Rock playa. "Traps Claps and Ratchet Straps" showcases his commitment to all things rude, nasty, and sinfully decadent that exist in bass music today. Prepare yourself for the audio assault you are about to receive at this year's Burning Man Festival with this mix of serious filth from one sick sound selector.


DJ Playaduster weaves a sonic tapestry designed to induce dream states and facilitate astral projections. With rumbling bass as our Earthly grounding, we float past nebuli, vortexes and voyaging spacecraft on the wings of violin, percussion, guitar, trumpet and more. Have a look around. Smell the colors. Feel the low-end textures massage the tender places in your Bass Chakra. Taste the salty stardust. Relax. Let go….There are no sharp edges or rough transitions here, so you can close your eyes, lay back and take the ride with full trust in the interstellar navigational skills of DJ Playaduster. Featuring
Liquid Stranger * Pantha du Prince * SexyTime * Sunmonx * Nicoluminous * MartyParty * Ganucheau * Shlomo * Filastine * Kalya Scintilla * GRiZ * Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros



Get yourself ready for a hour long mix of electronic music based on DJs and producers who played at What the Festival?! in Oregon the last weekend of July 2012. This was the best festival my PNW Get Found crew and I have ever experienced off the playa and the rush of inspiration we felt in the White River canyon has carried over in to this 2 side music mix tape project. We're going to explore some of the more experimental bass frequencies that What the Festival offered, including Sepalcure, Scuba and Sinjin Hawke, taste some acid crunk from Low Ryderz, get soothed with a long set from Emancipator and dabble in some forward-leaning low-end wavelengths from Gladkill, Bluetech, PhuturePrimitive and Sugarpill.


Download and these mixes and more at http://www.destinationburningman.com/stuff/podcasts (a few are available at http://soundcloud.com/moontrolling.)
Subscribe via iTunes at
http://www.destinationburningman.com/stuff/podcasts.
Support our efforts by donating via PayPal on our homepage at
http://www.destinationburningman.com.

Much love!





Soundtracks for the journey home

While everyone is scurrying about like crazy getting ready to hit the road for Rites of Passage, here’s a reminder that there are dozens of free, kick-ass, basstastic musical mixes ready to be downloaded to your iPod for soundtracks for the journey home! Visit our dBMcast webpage for recent offerings from DJ Playaduster, DJ Edubious, DJ Fundiduster and lots of Guest DJs like Eskmo, Opiuo, Bassnectar, Random Rab, Ooah, David Starfire, Ana Sia and others. Radio dBM has created 2011-specific mixes too, including Pathways to the Portal, The Larry Harvey Dub Experience, Rites of Bassage, and Bass Cadet.

Reposting this crucial information on dBMcasts from years past...


From 2010: Are you in need of some last minute musical mix madness to download on to your pod for the road trip to Black Rock City? dBM has just what you need to make your journey most enjoyable to all 5 senses. You can find...an introduction to Bass Chakra Therapy here, and Bassnectar Maxxximum 1 & 2 here and here. The most recent offering is DJ Playaduster's LOVETROPOLIS mix, featuring his camp mates with Get Found, Larry Harvey and a whopping dose of whomp -- download it right about here. And don't forget about Whompadelic 2: Revenge of the GlitchStrap (here) and Through the Portal (here).

And many of these same playa-friendly music mixes can also be streamed and downloaded from
DJ Playaduster's SoundCloud page and DJ Edubious' Soundcloud page.

From 2009: Well friends, it is time to let go of those plans and packing ideas you haven't gotten to yet, embrace what you have prepared, load up your jalopy and start heading north/south/east/west towards Black Rock City. One last task before you hit the pavement: download a bunch of dBM podcasts to stoke out yer iPod for the road trip (and arrive with fresh toonz for your camp/art car)!

Destination Burning Man has been posting tracks here since early 2007 -- original musical mixes inspired by the playa from DJs Playaduster, Edubious and, as of this week, Grapenuts; guest DJ sets; field recordings from BRC, interviews and inspired babble and other bits of digital ephemera, always set to a head-bobbin' groove. Sometimes, the message behind the music has taken more than one mix to tell and so multi-part epics have been necessary. Here's a guide to some of our favorites epics, trilogies and otherwise.

Don't ask questions. Just download and git em on to yer iPod or burn to CD and begin full immersion. Let the creative mixologists of dBM provide you with your swervy soundtrack to Burning Man 2009: EVOLUTION!


For best results, click here to subscribe to dBMcasts via iTunes and download the mixes you want from there, while simultaneously setting yerself up for new episodes to automatically be delivered to you when they're posted.

"
DJ Playaduster's Hearts of Flame trilogy -- August 2006

"And then there's the music, and the dancing.... Sounds come at you from all sides at all times, different rhythms and grooves colliding with the cadences of storytelling and the hushed tones of sacred ceremonies. It is an aural orgy. You are bombarded with so much music that it soon feels like it might all be seeping inside of you, changing you irrevocably. This podcast tribute series attempts to recreate some sense of this nighttime wandering and sound-safaring. A wide variety of musical tastes coexist On Playa, and a brand-new style of music emerges from the midnight mashups and cryptic cross-pollinizations that occur as the glorious and chaotic sounds of Burning Man float towards the starry sky."

Part one "Ignition", part two "Combustion" and part three "Renewal"


DJs Playaduster+Edubious Burnal Equinox set-- February 2007

"One of our best hopes then is to dream up, then build, a portable sound system that is capable of moving across the playa pumping out our most adventurous musical offerings as an alternative to the ever-present pulse of rave music. We want to bring the funk. We want to lay down the reggae dub. We want to spin the jazz, the world beat, the cajun and the calypso. Two of our alter egos, DJ Playaduster and DJ Edubious, have much experience in crafting musical podcast mixes, we used to host a jazz/groove radio show out in Wyoming (of all places), and we believe we can put both our experience and our vast archives to good use. So, we're moving forward on the assembly of musical mixes, and here is the very first test run available for your listening pleasure."

Part one "It's All About the Burn Now" and part two "Towards the Burn".


DJ Edubious' Virginal Fire Trilogy -- Pre- and Post-Burn 2007

Part one "Light It Up", part two "Burn It Down" and part three "Afterburn".


DJ Playaduster's Green Man trilogy -- Fall 2007

"How to keep the flame alit? How to burn all year? How to reintegrate the lessons and the love in to the Default World? These are the questions the Four Broke Dudes confronted as they stepped back in to their former lives in the Northwest. This is a set of music deeply influenced by the nighttime environment of Black Rock City. It is a mix made up exclusively from DJ Playaduster's nocturnal field recordings -- bits and pieces of the sound environment that pulses each night on the playa, blended together, overlapped, cut-up and reassembled."

Part one "Disorientation", part two "Reorientation: Hyper-Primbly's Marsupial Thumbdrive" and part three "Reintegration".


DJs Playaduster + Edubious' Darwinian Experimentations -- June/July 2009

"Starting to think ahead to Burning Man 2009 a bit -- can't help it. Time to start slowly crafting well-seasoned playlists of tracks that we want to bring down to the playa to share with the people. Here's a sneak peek in to some of our favorite musical goodies acquired over the past few months that are helping us to begin visualizing the next incarnation of Black Rock City. The vibe kind of swerves all over the place as lots of styles and theories are ingested in to the whole. Sources vary widely. Hope you dig it and it tickles the insides of your ears."

"Darwin's Weird Beard" and "Darwin's Furrowed Brow"


DJs Playaduster's Tangled Path Trilogy -- 2008-2009

"The stories that this podcast shares take place over a year-and-a-half, on and off the playa, between friends meeting and separating again along the road. The routes that spring forth from the Burning Man Experience truly form a Tangled Path. Part one surveys the many loose ends of that path, tangling and untangling again; in part two, we'll together move towards Convergence and Burning Man 2009 : Evolution."

"Loose Ends" and "Convergence"

Other non-multi-part dBMcasts of worthy note:

click for more…

DJ Edubious looks back, part 1

So I'm takin' it back.  

How far we goin' back?  

Way back.  

It goes a little somethin' like this.


Destination Burning Man was born in 2007 from
the Green Man. A way to hype up the party for anyone who would listen - our party and theirs.  Podcasts for the people. The stories of an evolving idea that turned into a plan to get to Burning Man. Music mixed with our mysterious, and often confusing, creative revelations captured in the hazy moments when no was paying attention. "What did he say?" Exactly. Keep listening. It's all in there.

'Light It Up'
'Burn It Down'
DJ Edubious 2007



I can measure my musical evolution by these two mixes.  They highlight the funky, groovin, beats that I was rockin' before I experienced Burning Man - Prince, Up, Bustle & Out, Farid, Groove Armada, Ammoncontact, Michael Franti, Miguel Migs. The musings of DJ Playaduster peppered with Burncast samples carry the story - t
he creation of the Boogie Pyramid and setting intentions for our pole position on the 9:00 keyhole on the Esplanade. The flow is never interrupted by a heavy, teeth rattling bass drop or glitched out wobble. Just good, clean, funky beats here.

Keep listening.

Sun.  Dust Storms.  The Man Burns.  Exodus.  Default World.  Reintegration.  Reorientation.  

The music that we experienced that year on playa changed it all. We saw Bassnectar slay the crowd at Cirque Berserk; The Glitch Mob blew our minds - 4 guys on laptops at Enthion Village; Freq Nasty was exactly that;  and the
DIS[orient] mobile unit rewired our musical synapses with deep bass in deep playa.

Coming home to my stereo sauna, the music didn't feel, quite right anymore.  
WHERE'S THE BASS??!!   



The story told by Moontroll and I is accompanied by the ever present sounds of Black Rock City. Field recorders capturing our attempts to make sense of what was happening all around us. THIS is Burning Man (at least how experienced it). The music and the madness. The syncronicity and the profane beauty. The grimy beats, the low bass, the laser sounds. This is
After Burn. An early precursor to recent bass heavy dBM mixes like Kung Fu Jedi and Bass Cadet.  It all started here.

Keep listening.

~ Edubious

Mixes for the road....

Are you in need of some last minute musical mix madness to download on to your pod for the road trip to Black Rock City? dBM has just what you need to make your journey most enjoyable to all 5 senses. You can find a handy compendium of previous years' trilogies and special episodes here, and an introduction to Bass Chakra Therapy here, and Bassnectar Maxxximum 1 & 2 here and here. The most recent offering is DJ Playaduster's LOVETROPOLIS mix, featuring his camp mates with Get Found, Larry Harvey and a whopping dose of whomp -- download it right about here. And don't forget about Whompadelic 2: Revenge of the GlitchStrap (here) and Through the Portal (here). Lots more DJ Edubious here.

And most of these same playa-friendly music mixes can also be streamed and downloaded from
DJ Playaduster's SoundCloud page and DJ Edubious' Soundcloud page.

Happy travels!

dBMcasts Compendium: load up yer iPod for the road!


Well friends, it is time to let go of those plans and packing ideas you haven't gotten to yet, embrace what you have prepared, load up your jalopy and start heading north/south/east/west towards Black Rock City. One last task before you hit the pavement: download a bunch of dBM podcasts to stoke out yer iPod for the road trip (and arrive with fresh toonz for your camp/art car)!

Destination Burning Man has been posting tracks here since early 2007 -- original musical mixes inspired by the playa from DJs Playaduster, Edubious and, as of this week, Grapenuts; guest DJ sets; field recordings from BRC, interviews and inspired babble and other bits of digital ephemera, always set to a head-bobbin' groove. Sometimes, the message behind the music has taken more than one mix to tell and so multi-part epics have been necessary. Here's a guide to some of our favorites epics, trilogies and otherwise.

Don't ask questions. Just download and git em on to yer iPod or burn to CD and begin full immersion. Let the creative mixologists of dBM provide you with your swervy soundtrack to Burning Man 2009: EVOLUTION!


For best results, click here to subscribe to dBMcasts via iTunes and download the mixes you want from there, while simultaneously setting yerself up for new episodes to automatically be delivered to you when they're posted.

"
DJ Playaduster's Hearts of Flame trilogy -- August 2006

"And then there's the music, and the dancing.... Sounds come at you from all sides at all times, different rhythms and grooves colliding with the cadences of storytelling and the hushed tones of sacred ceremonies. It is an aural orgy. You are bombarded with so much music that it soon feels like it might all be seeping inside of you, changing you irrevocably. This podcast tribute series attempts to recreate some sense of this nighttime wandering and sound-safaring. A wide variety of musical tastes coexist On Playa, and a brand-new style of music emerges from the midnight mashups and cryptic cross-pollinizations that occur as the glorious and chaotic sounds of Burning Man float towards the starry sky."

Part one "Ignition", part two "Combustion" and part three "Renewal"


DJs Playaduster+Edubious Burnal Equinox set-- February 2007

"One of our best hopes then is to dream up, then build, a portable sound system that is capable of moving across the playa pumping out our most adventurous musical offerings as an alternative to the ever-present pulse of rave music. We want to bring the funk. We want to lay down the reggae dub. We want to spin the jazz, the world beat, the cajun and the calypso. Two of our alter egos, DJ Playaduster and DJ Edubious, have much experience in crafting musical podcast mixes, we used to host a jazz/groove radio show out in Wyoming (of all places), and we believe we can put both our experience and our vast archives to good use. So, we're moving forward on the assembly of musical mixes, and here is the very first test run available for your listening pleasure."

Part one "It's All About the Burn Now" and part two "Towards the Burn".


DJ Edubious' Virginal Fire Trilogy -- Pre- and Post-Burn 2007

Part one "Light It Up", part two "Burn It Down" and part three "Afterburn".


DJ Playaduster's Green Man trilogy -- Fall 2007

"How to keep the flame alit? How to burn all year? How to reintegrate the lessons and the love in to the Default World? These are the questions the Four Broke Dudes confronted as they stepped back in to their former lives in the Northwest. This is a set of music deeply influenced by the nighttime environment of Black Rock City. It is a mix made up exclusively from DJ Playaduster's nocturnal field recordings -- bits and pieces of the sound environment that pulses each night on the playa, blended together, overlapped, cut-up and reassembled."

Part one "Disorientation", part two "Reorientation: Hyper-Primbly's Marsupial Thumbdrive" and part three "Reintegration".


DJs Playaduster + Edubious' Darwinian Experimentations -- June/July 2009

"Starting to think ahead to Burning Man 2009 a bit -- can't help it. Time to start slowly crafting well-seasoned playlists of tracks that we want to bring down to the playa to share with the people. Here's a sneak peek in to some of our favorite musical goodies acquired over the past few months that are helping us to begin visualizing the next incarnation of Black Rock City. The vibe kind of swerves all over the place as lots of styles and theories are ingested in to the whole. Sources vary widely. Hope you dig it and it tickles the insides of your ears."

"Darwin's Weird Beard" and "Darwin's Furrowed Brow"


DJs Playaduster's Tangled Path Trilogy -- 2008-2009

"The stories that this podcast shares take place over a year-and-a-half, on and off the playa, between friends meeting and separating again along the road. The routes that spring forth from the Burning Man Experience truly form a Tangled Path. Part one surveys the many loose ends of that path, tangling and untangling again; in part two, we'll together move towards Convergence and Burning Man 2009 : Evolution."

"Loose Ends" and "Convergence"

Other non-multi-part dBMcasts of worthy note:

click for more…

Arts & Crafts for the Playa

We've got it together...right?  The looks and verbal affirmations from Grapenutz and Playaduster say so, but I still wonder, "What am I/are we missing?"  

There is only 37 days
 until the Man burns.  Until he burns!  We will have been on playa for almost 8 days by that time.  I've got...no WE'VE got to get our shit together!

But I'm cool.  

It's
happening.

Trusting in the our collective ability to harness and direct the Pure Power of Potential, I know we'll have more than we need when we are on the playa.  But who's gonna take care of.....

Camp dBM converged this week for a throw-back summer camp arts and crafts experience at Dancing Dog Clayworks to create some unique gifts for the playa. The 20 or so Burning Man Evolution pendants will be but one of our gifts for the BRC community (music, of course being another).

During our convergence we got crafty and did some planning for the upcoming journey to the Portal and beyond.


A few preliminary sketches and plaster to carve


DJ Playaduster is already sportin' his playa goggles


Grapenutz prepares his crafting surface.  Every piece he made was a one of a kind.

After our art barn session, we bolted to Lake Padden where we took a long awaited swim (it was over 90 degrees that day) and rendezvous'd with Lil Fox and Robin, the newest Camp dBM members.  The vibes were smooth, some plans were discussed, but mostly we shared our excitement about the fast approaching Burn. 

So, all of us here at Camp dBM are getting it together.  Yeah.  I'm starting to pack already.  Not so much to be sure that I have time to get everything that might be desired, but also because I'm am stoked  to step through the Portal.  Soon come.

I hope I can dance with you in Black Rock City!

Onward, towards the Burn.

~ Edubious

Camp dBM registration #1

Registration for Camp dBM : 00.001
re: Burning Man 2009 : EVOLUTION
Name, playa or otherwise: Edub/Edubious/Doobsauce/The Most Dubious E



Default World livelihood:
Hookin’ up people and makin’ em function (Facilitator/Trainer/Organizational Development Consultant)

Hobbies:
Drumming, skateboarding (downhill & bowls), snowboarding and gardening, tinkering with anything that electronically manipulates music and sound

Side-projects:
Building bridges, constant self-improvement,

Favorite foods:
Bacon (of course), BBQ Ribs and my Mom’s apple pie

Favorite drinks:
1) Water (give thanks!),
2) Beer (There was a time when I’d preface this with the word “good”, but recently my taste and appreciation of…lesser beers has grown),
3) Good coffee (I
am from Seattle)
4) Grey Goose Mandarin and tonic w/ a twist of orange

Favorite musics:
reggae-glitch-acousto-pop-break beat-rock-a-folky-electro-funk-house-dubstepped-up/down/mid tempo-groovalicious-punk-hip hop

Currently reading:
The Shadow Rising
by Robert Jordan from The Wheel of Time series (right now I’m on book 4 of 11 – reading the whole series again for the 4th or 5th time)

The Big Leap: Taking Life to the Next Level by Gay Hendricks

Way of the Superior Man by David Deida (ongoing)

General outlook on life:
I am so fucking blessed! I can create whatever the fuck I want to and anything that is in my life that I don’t like is on me – I created that too. The Universe is abundant and will provide you with all that you need and desire. It’s all good, even when it isn’t. Death is inevitable so live your life so that when death comes you can embrace it (hopefully without fear or regret).

Burnt? Yes, 2007 was my virgin Burn

Favorite BRC memories:
***The Purple Palace with Torsten, Fundi, Hekter, Calamity and Jocelyn – OMG!!! what was in that water bottle??? Are we going to tip this thing over? We’re rocking so fucking hard!!!

***The Purple Prince Party @ the Boogie Pyramid – Go Playaduster, go!! WTF??!! Where did all these zombies come from? Prince is bringin’ em’ back from the dead with ‘I Would Die For You’ Hyphee fo sho’!!

Least-favorite BRC memories:
***Whatever sound camp that was across from Boogie Universal with their heinous fucking music blasting out of speakers that were pointed straight at our camp. That was THE WORST music I heard on the playa – no doubt!

***Sunrise wake up at about 10 am – everyday - after partying all night. No more tent sleeping for me if I can help it.

Playa garb you feel most yourself in:
sleeveless shirt, vest or jacket/ long flowing robe or jacket with a deep hood / a skirt or ¾ length pants / comfortable boots

What 3 items from your BRC funbox is most essential?
1) Googles
2) Purple velvet sleeveless trench
3) Tabi boots

If you had a superpower, what would it be?
The “kung fu jump”

Top 3 favorite Michael Jackson songs?
1) Smooth Criminal
2) Billy Jean
3) They Don’t Care About Us

What is pent-up inside of you waiting for the right opportunity to come out?
That is a surprise for you and me. In the immortal words of my favorite author, Robert Jordan, “wait and find out…”

Your one wish for humanity: An explosion of LOVE CONSCIOUSNESS

Hopes for BM '09?
1) A solid camp of brothers and sisters who are open to the moment to moment experience of possibility.
2) To tap into the Pure Power of Potential even further to manifest a truly transformative experience for me and those around me
3) To stay healthy and safe
4) To dance my fucking ass off to new music that will take me to the edges of what is currently being done

Fears for BM 09?

1) Reintegration into the Default World
2) Loosing some cherished part of myself as I explore the boundaries of my current being

Riding the Evolutionary Wave



The world spins hectic and has commanded that my focus be on things other than the Burn. But, as we cross the threshold of the Burnal Equinox my thoughts begin to descend toward this year's Burn. Feedback from the global Burner's network that has tuned into Radio dBM reminds me that our tribe is tuned in and listening. There is a collective momentum that builds toward our convergence on the Playa. Jack Rabbit speaks and reminds me that the wheels are turning - have been turning - to manifest Evolution in 2009.

The connecting thread is CHANGE. The BM offices are moving; Fourth Corner Soundsystem - the primary location of the dBM studios has passed to new hands and the Skagit Island Zendo has emerged as the new command central; Hekter has departed to an undisclosed southern location to cultivate new possibilities for global broadcasting; Ramona Mayhem is lost in the backwoods of the Southern Cascades but somehow continues to be the keeper and director of Camp Mystic; Cottage Groove Studios and DJ Edubious (your's truly) has been silent (until Burnal Equinox Evolution) for nearly a year and many are wondering if the plug has been pulled permanently... Don't bet on it!
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major archival discovery!

Settling down to try to finish my 5 month Dubcast revival project, I reached up and grabbed the basket on the corner of my desk, seeking a flame to Light It Up. In this moment, I'm pondering where I will find (what I think will be) the last track of this epic attempt at an Edubious Compilations revival. But what do I see nestled beneath this basket but a paper CD envelope covered with sparkly dinosaur and sea animal stickers... Inside said envelope is a data CD prepared by one Mr. Hekter McElliot Chapman for a the lovely 4th Broke Dude, Miss Ramona Mayhem.

Now I recall the Labcabin Convergence on Lummi Island when Hekter bestowed upon me this gift for Miss Mayhem. Through the haze of smoke and the glow of our fellow gnome companion (who has no name as far as I know....BTW - Have you seen Hyper Primbly?) it was agreed that I would most likely be seeing Ramona before he would, so I should pass on this gift of carefully selected bits and bytes. Unfortunately/fortunately, I have not connect with Ramona in the months since so said disk is still in my possession. The awesomeness of my inability to connect with Ramona and my lame turnaround for passing of a specially prepared gift is that upon finding that disk this evening, I discovered the lost audio files of the Prophet (aka
Hekter McElliot, aka Johnny Buckskin)!!!! These mythical audio recordings date back to Black Rock City, circa 2008 and are in pristine condition! Well archived, titled and organized in a folder titled, 'Yovanda McHekerton 2.0 bm 2008.'

This, my friends, is a momentous find that will most certainly clarify the as yet unverified first hand reports that have so far emerged from BRC.

Stay tuned to dBM Evolutionary Radio as we unveil these lost recordings to the world.

~ Professor. E. Dubious, B. UaC, dBM Radio Archivist
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over & out

Edubious and I are getting ready to hit the road for 5 days -- we were planning on a long backpack trip out Copper Ridge in the North Cascades, but it is seriously rainy here, so we've decided to head towards Central Oregon sunshine. We have hot springs in mind, and getting in to the backcountry, but no clear plans. We're gonna be looking for the wave of inspiration emanating from Burning Man with our soul surfboards, ready to ride. To everybody on the playa, we'll be thinking of you constantly. For the rest of us, get out and bring the burning energy in to where you're at (and utilize the links in the previous post to stay in touch with what's goin' down in BRC). Looks marvelous down there. Miss it so much....click for more…

southward soul pull


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The Burn is Near



25 days until the Man burns in Black Rock City…and I won’t be there to see it.

I won’t be there to feel the nearly chaotic frenzy of energy, anticipation, and absolute freedom that comes as the energy reaches it’s peak and the city gathers around the burn pyre. I won’t be there to spin with abandon through the relentless soundblender of camps, people and art cars that covers the playa like an audio blanket. I won’t be at Burning Man this year and I know that I’m not alone. There will only be two of the four Broke Dudes representing Destination Burning Man...
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new post-playa podcast posted!


DJ Edubious has posted a new mix over on the podcast page -- it is the first musical response to what went down on the playa this summer, and it complete the groove trilogy Edubious started with Light It Up and furthered with Burn It Down. Listen carefully for the drifting observations of Hekter and Moontroll recorded from deep within their Burning experiences....dig it!

hibernating....



Life's been a whirlwind for the Three Broke Dudes upon returning to the Default World. There was barely time to process our experiences in the desert before we got swooped up by the flow of our routines...

This blog is gonna be pretty quiet through the winter. This whole website is due for an overhaul to reflect the fact that we did indeed make it to Burning Man this year, along with Bellingham's kick-ass Boogie Universal crew and the ill-fated Boogie Pyramid. Did I mention that it collapsed in the first giant dust storm on Thursday? Turned out to be but a simple wrinkle in our plans: we rolled up the wreckage, set it to the side, dug some sand out of our ear holes and partied on. Took the Boogie out underneath the stars, and we're probably all the better for it.



Did I mention that the Three Broke Dudes became the Four? So many tales to tell...



While there might not be moment to moment updates and reports as during the months and weeks leading up to the Burn, we are working with the raw materials that we collected on the playa -- photos, audio field recordings, video, stories, sand, soulsauce reductions -- and plan on sharing what we craft with our friends, fellow Boogiers and Burners and random wanderers to this here website. In other words, Edubious, moontroll and Hekter will be writing stories, making movies and slideshows, mixing podcasts and the like over the dark nights of winter and posting them here and there across the digital spectrum at destinationburningman.com. This blog will make note as to when something is new, and tell you where to find it too (right now, there is a short docudrama film that moontroll made to give respects to the dust storms and double rainbow being hosted on
YouTube right here; he's hard at work on another film following the rise and fall of the Boogie Pyramid and Edubious is halfway done mixing up his musical response to his first Burn in podcast form...stay tuned.)

We also invite you to share your creations, memories and tall tales from the Green Man on this website. Contact us at [email protected] with your ideas, links to your Burning stuff, hallucinations, music mixes, whatever...

Stay in touch!

Back Home


sweet photo by Ramona Mayhem

The Three Broke Dudes have each made it safely back from Burning Man!

As you might have noticed, we haven't updated the dBM blog much since getting back -- I've received a number of emails from readers following the journey asking, "Well, Three Broke Dudes, how did it go?!? What happened with the Boogie Pyramid? Did you see the Man burn early?" etc. etc.

Well, it has been a rough transition for each of us fitting back in to our lives here at home. We're still processing the experience & trying to integrate some of the lessons in to our day-to-day. So, be patient. The storytelling will come. But we're gonna need some time....

Edubious' Return

What's up Brothers and Sisters!

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Edub speaks : 9 days til departure

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Edub built some cool furniture...

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Masks

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chatter on the road to the Green Man

On May 8, 2007, at 12:01 PM, Hekter wrote:

I've looked into rv's from the reno area and they are really expensive... seems like the cheapest ones are 2,500 - 3,000 for the week.  Here is a good link.  Sounds too expensive for me ($1,000 each) but I'll look into renting from other areas, although then the gas price is a big factor.
 
http://www.burningman.com/preparation/event_survival/rvs.html
 
The other option is to try and rent my bro's rv from him although I'm not sure how road worthy it is.  Sure would suck to be broken down before even getting to the burn.  Any family members of yours have RV's?  Maybe we need to put a little tidbit on our site asking for rv donations or borrowments?
 
Chris- what is the link so I can upload bm photos?  I would like to put some time into the site this week :)
 
Hekter Updater

Thanks for the update Hekter!  I hear you, bro.  I figured the price for an RV would be pretty steep, but I think we can get it for cheaper.  I'm trying to connect with a private party to see if we can get a better deal.  Check out your brother's rig and find out if its road worthy.  If it is, that's probably the best deal we'll find - no doubt!  I want to put the RV on the wish list on our site.

I think that we can fall back on the dome option it an RV doesn't come through.  We should have the money and the resources to pimp one of those out pretty well.  If we don't have an RV (or if we do) I can get a box trailer from 
Gary that is lockable and sealed so we have some extra hauling capacity.

I haven't sent out a link to the site to my contacts yet.  I feel like we need to give it a little infusion of some fresh musings and give it a "Grand Re-Launching."  If we all send out shout at the same time, we can create bigger cosmic ripples and wash some new people to our cause.  You feel me?

I will try to write a little something on the DJ Fundi / Sunnyland meltdown and send a few pics from the Cottage Groove mix session.  Outside of that, I'll get to work a new podcast for the peeps.  Maybe re-visit one of the mixes from the Cottage Groove session...

Christian, I need to get those dates for Pyramid construction ASAP.  My calendar is filling up waaaaay too fast.  Lemme know so I can show.  Hope you had a soul-filling excursion into the North Cascade wilds.  Pics?

"It's all about the Burn now, from here on out..."
~ Edub 

Sunnyland Soundsytem Meltdown

“Fundi down!  I repeat, Fundi is down!”  What?! click for more…

Edub climbs aboard

Hey E -- Remember that website we talked about creating, the one that might help us raise the necessary fundage for our Green Man adventure? You know I ain't no webmaster or mad coder, but I was able to cobble something together over the past week, and it went live tonight.click for more…

Here we go

Greetings and salutations. Today is the first day of our website and blog that will track the adventures of three broke dudes with a dream and a desire to burn. We are talking about Burning Man, of course, and our burning desire to make it to the cosmic gathering this summer in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.