But here’s a new interactive map and timeline that’s recently popped up on social media that illustrates the movement and birth of western dance music. And almost as fabulous are all the comments either loving or criticizing the map.
I can tell you, first-hand, and as a real-life librarian who gets intellectually turned on by indexing and organizing information and who tries my damnedest with the guide, no two people on this planet agree on the order of electronic dance music genres and sub-genres. But, hey, I give mad props to anyone out there who tries their hand at it!
Like this guy: Ishkur’s Guide to Electronic Music. It may not be up to date now, and many may argue his music genealogy, but I do like that you can click on a music style and instantly hear a sample of that genre.
And this Bassnectar interview where he, admittedly using absolutisms, explains the history of electronic music.
I also recall an interactive art piece exhibited I believe in Amsterdam which also interactively illustrated a wall-sized musical map of electronic music while playing each genre selected as well. I can’t seem to find this art piece now, so if it rings a bell, please let me know who the artists are!
If you have a resource, online of in analog format, that you believe does a better job at explaining the evolution of dance music, please share it in the comments!
This year, I had the lovely opportunity to sit down for an interview with Liz Margerum, videographer for the Reno Gazette Journal, to talk about music and the playa. And so did several other perhaps familiar to you faces and camps that work hard to bring you dust beats to make you shake it. Thank you, Liz, for capturing the beauty of the music and the people behind.
Phew! And so the music continues to pourrrrrr in. I keep adding, so don’t forget to check back here regularly. PLUS, now you can watch this short video documentary on the music of Burning Man.
2013 Burning Man Sets!
Below is an ongoing list of live recorded playa sets from this year to keep your booty shaking as you finish up wiping the sparkles and dust from your belongings. And yes, I will be adding sets *not* on SoundCloud, too, as they come out!
The most important thing is to know your rights in interactions with LEO, know the right questions to ask to give you back control, while being polite, and lessen their intimidation on you and/or your party.
ACLU of Nevada is camped at F and 5:20, with office hours from 2-6pm daily during the event.
This is so important to public awareness and knowledge, that this year I included this ACLU Know Your Rights Burning Man flier in the RSL Music Guide. PLEASE share this post with campmates, friends and others in your community so they can be best prepared to be calm and informed of their rights should LEO stop and question them.
This is not legal advice. This is information discussing the general state of the law. We urge you to consult a lawyer for legal advice about a particular legal question or issue you may have.
If you believe you are coerced into giving consent for a search, or that you are searched without probable cause, you may wish to contact the ACLU of Nevada at www.aclunv.org.
Depending on your printer, these may print in various ways and on various sides of the paper. There are too many options for me to list here, but if you have helpful instructions on how to duplex print for your home inkjet and/or laser printer, please post instructions in the comments to help your fellow Burners.
The Guide on the Playa
Pick up a printed guide on playa at BMIR radio, 5:45 & Esplanade, while supplies last. Thank you, Paul Sardoch, graphic designer extraordinaire, designing the 2013 guide!
I’ve collaborated with fellow Burner and iOS app developer, Terry Grossman & Android app developer, Christopher Cilley (WOOT! Drink!) to combine my music guide information with all of the playa events to create an epic Burner tool for YOU! Use it like a travel guide, to plan adventures and build antici…pation.
The app allows you to browse, sort and search in a variety of ways, even without a network or Internet connection! Favorite events, make not-to-miss lists and send those lists to friends!
Enjoy all those dust beats and I’ll see you back Home!