Packing for the Burn tonight since I’m going to Edmonton tomorrow to help Batfink renovate his basement in exchange for some much needed cash that will allow me to go to the playa without going into debt. As I do I’m hand picking music that puts me in a Burning mood. Here’s a few of the songs and how they strike me…
Planet Funk – Under the Rain
This song just captures perfectly what its like when it rains on the playa. Such energy and jubilation and relief from the sun’s heat. The connection to nature seems stronger out on the playa, probably because its so harsh. Mother nature really is the boss out there, we’re just her wild beautiful children.
The Presets – My People
Powerful forceful beats, the way you feel when you’ve got 50,000 like minded people at your back. Its like you can do anything. In the words of Hunter S. Thompson – “You could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning…. And that, I think, was the handle — that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of Old and Evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn’t need that. Our energy would simply prevail. There was no point in fighting — on our side or theirs. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave…”
Soul Coughing – Circles
I heard this blasting from an art car as I watched a dust devil lazily gliding across the open playa. One of those perfect synchonicities that falls out of the Burning Man chaos.
Hawksley Workman – Lethal and Young
A good leaving Burning Man song. Its over folks…