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Friday, January 14, 2011
A new blog?
As if I haven't had enough trouble keeping this blog up to date, I foolishly started another one back in October. The Burning Log offers a snarky look at Burning Man, everyone's favorite annual arts festival in a Nevada wasteland. I spent two weeks in and around Black Rock City this year and returned with too much material to dump here on Another Portland Blog. Click here to have a look.
With the exception of Adrien Roberts' piss n' vinegar-clogged stuff in Piss Clear and the more recent BRC Weekly, most coverage of Burning Man tends to be uber-serious and solemn. There's too much emphasis placed on "what does it all mean?" the anti-consumerist ethos and the art. So many seem to forget that the festival is, for better or worse, an excuse to go out into the desert and act like a freak for a week or two. I'm shooting for more of an Anthony Bourdain take on the dang thing, somewhere in the field between appreciative and sarcastic. Whether I've pulled this off so far, well, I'll leave that up to you.
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