Friday, August 31, 2012
Are you into Burning Man? From a distant perspective I am fascinated by this event somewhere in the Nevada desert.
Now I came across a nice read - basically a collection of very short stories - about the first days of Burning Man and how it all got started: HOT MESS.
My friend Mary Grauberger had done a celebration down on Baker Beach for years. In 1986, she’d decided not to do it again, and I thought we’d recreate that, but in our own way. I really wasn’t an artist. I was hanging out with these famous latte carpenters, all of whom, in their spare time, were writing novels or painting pictures or playing music. I think Jerry [James] may have asked me to repeat my statement on the phone so he understood what I was telling him: “Let’s burn a man on the beach.”
It's a nice story and makes you wanna go there even more. Who knows - may next year?