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2018 RSL Music Guide *Video* Update!

2018 RSL Music Guide *Video* Update!

By on Jul 29, 2018 in Burning Man, Featured, Music, Rock Star Librarian, Rock Star Librarian Music Guide | 0 comments

Burn for Water Update: We Have a Way to Go!  Thank you for all who have donated! You ROCK! If you haven’t donated yet, NOW is your chance to make a tax deductible donation! It’s Win-Win! Friday I got to video chat with 11 year old Josie, of Josie’s Well. She’s my inspiration for raising $11k for a water well in Ghana. Watch below how she was inspired to start Josie’s Well at age 9 because of a lemonade stand and $30. Josie has a Challenge for us all: Can we reach $7000 in donations by THIS Monday eve? That’s only 20 people donating $100! And if 60 people donated $100, or if only 120 people donated $50, we will hit our entire goal! Let’s do this!  Please forward this TODAY to your Burner tribe so we reach Monday’s goal that gets us closer to our BIG goal of $11000 by August 15th.  Big Dusty Love, Kate Houston, the Rock Star...

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2018 RSL Music Guide: Must Read, New Info!

2018 RSL Music Guide: Must Read, New Info!

By on Jul 22, 2018 in Burning Man, Featured, Music, Music, Rock Star Librarian, Rock Star Librarian Music Guide | 0 comments

As you know this year is an important year, and that’s why I’m emailing you today. Check out what’s going on below! Larry would be proud that I have decided to use the RSL Music Guide as a catalyst for us all to leave a lasting legacy. Here’s Our Chance to Leave a Legacy In order for an angel investor to fund the 2018 RSL Music Guide, we need to raise $11,000 for Josie’s Well/Water Access Now, a nonprofit to build a water well for safe water in Ghana. We have until August 15th to raise the funds and still get the Music Guide produced and to the playa.  So let’s work together to create the music guide, create lasting change in Ghana, and leave a lasting legacy. The Why: The Story I didn’t realize how powerful leaving a legacy was until I attended AfrikaBurn in 2017. It was in the wee hours of the morning, sitting under the DMV’s red beduin tent while sipping South African boxes wine at sunrise, that I engaged in philosophical conversations with AfrikaBurn founders Paul Fletcher, Paul Jorgensen, and Robert Weinek. In those wee hours we discussed, “What comes next, from Leave No Trace?” These beautiful, gritty influencers had an intention: Leave a Legacy. For AfrikaBurn it looked like this: save plywood from dismantled camps and build outbuildings for a local school; collect leftover non-perishable food and stock an orphanage’s pantry. “We have so much,” they all agreed. Then earlier this summer I met an eleven year old girl named Josie, from Seattle Washington area, who at age nine, raised $10,000 to build her first well in Ghana.  She created her own non-profit, Josie’s Well, in partnership with the local non-profit Water Access Now, and now at age eleven, Josie have realized her vision threefold. I recently shared both stories with a Burner friend of mine and Music Guide supporter. And on the spot he proposed a challenge:  If I rally the Burner community to raise $11,000 to build a well in Ghana, he’d fund the entire 2018 RSL Music Guide.  Watch this video of me explaining how this all came to be. If eleven year old Josie can do it, WE can...

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Download the 2016 RSL Music Guide Now!

Download the 2016 RSL Music Guide Now!

By on Aug 23, 2016 in Burning Man, Music, Music, Rock Star Librarian, Rock Star Librarian Music Guide | 14 comments

Sign up for my free RSL Newsletter & get worldwide dust beats news all year! Download the guide now! Booklet: print in color or grey scale Consecutive Pages: print in color or grey scale Printing Configurations There are entirely *too many printing instruction variations* out there for me to attempt to list. If you have helpful instructions on how to print for your specific home inkjet and/or laser printer, please post instructions with your printer model info 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. And get the Time to Burn app for iOS and Android that makes searchable all of the 2016 playa events and includes the RSL Music Guide. Photo credit: Geoffrey Squier...

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2016 AfrikaBurn Sets: Boogie while You Pack!

2016 AfrikaBurn Sets: Boogie while You Pack!

By on Aug 22, 2016 in Burning Man, Music, Rock Star Librarian, Rock Star Librarian Music Guide | 0 comments

Beginning this year, I’ll curate and share recorded sets from regional burns around the world! If you are a regional music contact, please connect with me! Let’s shake it globally! [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/228607416?secret_token=s-BfGL0″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] If you’ve got a set not included, please let me...

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Know Your Rights! Law Enforcement & BRC

Know Your Rights! Law Enforcement & BRC

By on Aug 19, 2016 in Burning Man, Music, Rock Star Librarian, Rock Star Librarian Music Guide | 0 comments

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. This is so important that I include the ACLU Know Your Rights information in the RSL Music Guide. And read this year’s Jackrabbit Speaks Law Enforcement issue. PLEASE share this card 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...

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2016 Music Guide Kickstarter is Almost Funded!

2016 Music Guide Kickstarter is Almost Funded!

By on Aug 5, 2016 in Burning Man, Music, Music, Rock Star Librarian, Rock Star Librarian Music Guide | 2 comments

Donate to my Kickstarter! The 2016 Rock Star Librarian Music Guide has almost hit it’s goal! But with only seven days to go in the campaign, it’s time to kick it up and ask for you to donate, share or re-share since many friends might have missed your previous share. Please donate to my Kickstarter this year! I’ve gotten a peek inside the database at the lineups and schedules already entered. Whoot! It’s going to be a GREAT year! See you out there shakin’ your dusty booties! And do sign up for my newsletter to be the *first* to receive the downloadable digital...

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