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Burn for Water Still Needs Your Contribution!

Burn for Water Still Needs Your Contribution!

By on Aug 8, 2018 in Burning Man, Featured, Rock Star Librarian, Rock Star Librarian Music Guide | 0 comments

Today I chatted with a very special guest and long time Burner, Gary the Unigoat @garytheunigoat The always hilarious Gary tells it like it is and why he’s on fire backing this incredible cause. We still need to raise the final $4000 to reach our BIG goal of $11000! We only have one week, until August 15, to reach our goal AND still get the RSL Music Guide to the playa. Let’s do this and leave a legacy! Please, forward this message, page and video to your Burner tribe, camps and community and encourage them to donate also so we can succeed at our $11000 goal!     Big Love, Kate Houston, the Rock Star...

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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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The Music of Burning Man Documentary

The Music of Burning Man Documentary

By on May 5, 2015 in Burning Man, Featured, Music, Rock Star Librarian | 0 comments

In 2013 I had the lovely opportunity to sit down for an interview with Liz Margerum, videographer for the Reno Gazette Journal, to talk about music on the playa. And so did several other 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. If you missed it last Fall, Liz and the Reno Gazette have graciously re-posted the documentary for your enjoyment....

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