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2022 Rock Star Librarian Music Guide

2022 Rock Star Librarian Music Guide

By on Apr 25, 2022 in Burning Man, Featured, Music, Music, Rock Star Librarian, Rock Star Librarian Music Guide | 0 comments

Submission Deadline is WEDNESDAY, August 10th, 8pm PT If you specifically have never submitted to the guide before, you need to send me an email at therockstarlibrarian at gmail dot com with your name, email, and camp name asap. If your camp has submitted in the past but YOU are new to the submission process, you need to send me an email at therockstarlibrarian at gmail dot com with your name, email, and camp name asap. How do you know if your camp offering music meets the criteria to be in the RSL Music Guide? Is your camp’s primary focus and gift to BRC music? Would you call yourself a sound camp? Or a music camp? Example: Rootpile – a bluegrass music camp where the stage and music is the focus and gift to the city. YES! RSL Guide! Example: My camp is hosting a Grateful Dead Party on Thursday and we will be playing the Sept 21st, 1972 live concert taped recording at The Spectrum, in Philadelphia as part of our party. No RSL Guide. OR My camp is a karaoke camp and we want people to come to sing daily. No RSL Guide. (though I love me some karaoke!) If you are a camp that simply has themed events each day accompanied by music, your event is best promoted through the Who What Where When. If you are unsure email me and ask me! Mid-summer, I will send an email out to all my current sound camp music leads to invite them to create a login to my database, review the submission tutorial and then enter camp lineups. That means YOU get to enter your lineups, edit them, and update them up until the cut-off deadline of August 10th 8pm pt. And since it’s been a minute since we thought about any of this… Please please please do not wait until the last minute to contact me to submit your lineup to the guide. Do not send me PDFs of your lineup or in-email text lineups or promotional fliers thinking that is all I need to include your camp in the guide. The guide takes a village to create! So reach out early and let’s do this!...

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Get 2019 RSL Music Guide NOW!

Get 2019 RSL Music Guide NOW!

By on Aug 21, 2018 in Burning Man, Featured, Music, Rock Star Librarian, Rock Star Librarian Music Guide | 9 comments

The biggest thanks you can give me for curating the Rock Star Librarian Music Guide is to donate to my GoFundMe page raising funds to reach our stretch goal this year so we fully fund a third clean water well in Ghana. $100 gives 20 people clean water!   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 RSL Music Guide on the Playa Pick up a printed guide on playa at BMIR radio, 5:45 & Rod’s Road (aka Esplanade near center camp), while supplies last. And get the Time to Burn app for iOS and Android that makes searchable all of the 2019 eplaya events and includes the RSL Music Guide. Download the 2019 RSL Music Guide...

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How to thank me? Donate for clean water here!

How to thank me? Donate for clean water here!

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

I previously chatted with a very special guest and long time Burner, Gary the Unigoat @garytheunigoat on Instagram. 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 funds to reach our BIG goal of $22k! 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 goal!         Big Love, Kate Houston, the Rock Star Librarian...

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2018 RSL Music Guide *Video* Update!

2018 RSL Music Guide *Video* Update!

By on Jul 29, 2018 in Burning Man, 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, 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 2017 RSL Music Guide NOW, NO PRINT COPIES on Playa

Download the 2017 RSL Music Guide NOW, NO PRINT COPIES on Playa

By on Aug 22, 2017 in Burning Man, Rock Star Librarian Music Guide | 3 comments

The Rock Star Librarian Music Guide as Radical Ritual The guide, Black Rock City’s burning book of musical rites, has become a coveted, annual ritual. In response to and to participate in this year’s Radical Ritual theme, I gift you all the data from the Rock Star Librarian Music Guide in spreadsheet format. You choose what to do with it. Print the spreadsheet PDF exactly as it is or accept this call to create your own musical ritual and meaning from the data. Transform and playfully re-purpose it into an alternative format and focus of your choosing and gift it back to our community. Are you a drum n bass aficionado? Or do you have a perfect way to reformat  the info into a small, pocket sized booklet you’ve always wanted? Over the years many of you have shared that you found ways to upcycle the guide and create your own versions of it to gift to others. I love this idea! Please share your creations with me via email or Google Drive share to therockstarlibrarian at gmail dot com and I will reshare it! Visit rslmusicguide.com to download the 2017 Rock Star Librarian Music Guide!   No Print Copies on the Playa – Unless You Bring Them I’m taking this year off from Burning Man after a solid, ten year run and 18 Burns total. But please print out several copies yourself and gift them on the playa! The Time to Burn app includes the 2017 RSL Music Guide The entire 2017 RSL Music Guide is available digitally via the Time to Burn app iOS / Android and includes not only the music lineups but the entire ePlaya events for BRC....

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