The Tangled Path 2 : Convergence
Convergence: The process by which a similar character evolves independently in two species.
Convergent Evolution: The evolution of species from different taxonomic groups toward a similar form; the development of similar characteristics by taxonomically different organisms.
Burning Man: A great convergence of tribes from all corners of the planet; takes place the week before Labor Day weekend each year in the remote northwest corner of Nevada on a dry lakebed in the Black Rock Desert. The combination of common intention, sleep deprivation, freedom and dust storms creates the ideal medium for convergent evolution to take place at a rapid pace; from many into The ONE.
"The Tangled Path" dyad concludes with this latter installment, "Conjunction" (subtitles include "Funk Getting Ready to Roll" and "Fuzzy Biscuit Bass for Black Rocky City".) It follows on the heels of "Loose Ends," which found our fuzzy band of traveling Burners tumbling through time and space on various personal pathways throughout 2008, on and off playa. "Conjunction" moves the story towards its conclusion as, in anticipation of Burning Man 2009, the same love-filled freedom-seeking souls begin to pull back together into something cohesive -- a dream of togetherness that won't fully be realized until we all hit the playa at the end of August 2009.
Narratives include the birth and evolution of Camp dBM with Edubious, Moontroll and Grapenuts, as well as as missives from the heart of Black Rock City from Hekter in 2008. Ramona and Scotty G. join the mob with their own insights. Artists in this audio journey include Bluetech, Major Lazer, Z-Trip, Alter Echo, Erykah Badu, Kid Cudi, Beastie Boys, TV on the Radio, Nas, Herbaliser, Boxcutter, Roots Manuva, Flying Louts, Jaydiohead, Moby, Random Rab, Massive Attack, Beats Antique, Mimosa, Bassnectar, MAd Professor, Michael Jackson, The Roots, Funkadelic and Nosaj Thing.
This progressive blend of the brand-spankin' new alongside old classics represents everything I have to say about music in Black Rock City in one long-ass, delirious, whacked-out, turn-your-ears-inside-in mix. I threw everything I had left into this, my last musical melange missive before Burning Man 2009 : Evolution.
Hope to see many of you in BRC next week!
Over & out, DJ Playaduster
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