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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 | 1 comment

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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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 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 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 | 3 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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2016 Music Guide Kickstarter is Live!

2016 Music Guide Kickstarter is Live!

By on Jul 18, 2016 in Burning Man, Music, Music, Rock Star Librarian, Rock Star Librarian Music Guide | 0 comments

Donate to my Kickstarter! It’s time to create this year’s music guide for the playa, and I need your help getting it there. Every donation gets the guide closer to the playa. Why Kickstarter? Simply, the guide has grown from a one page spreadsheet to more than a 32 page booklet. And I believe in paying artists for their work, so I am paying my graphic designer. It’s also a short turn around time from submission deadline to driving the final product out to the playa for you to pick up at BMIR near Center Camp and printing with fast turn around time costs. Please donate to my Kickstarter this year to help bring the the 2016 music guide to Black Rock City and share this with your friends and campmates! See you out on the playa! And do sign up for my newsletter (at the top of the page) to receive the finished digital guide first! Donate to my...

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Listen to 2014 Burn Sets! Wednesday

Listen to 2014 Burn Sets! Wednesday

By on Aug 14, 2015 in Burning Man, Music, Music, Rock Star Librarian | 0 comments

Every Friday leading up to the Burn, I’ll post another day’s recorded sets from the 2014 Burn. Today, listen to Wednesday!  [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/53195486?secret_token=s-o5fcg” params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”350″ iframe=”true” /] If you’ve got a set not included, please let me...

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