Thursday, May 21, 2009

Feed the artists?

well, well, Do we think we might have tst up and running in time to provide a meal to another art group?  I think we could maybe have a group over for diner sunday night before the event starts? If you are planning on going early shoot me a line and interested in participating shoot me a line and I'll set us up with the program.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

galaxy porn

here is what the milky way looks like if you can see in the infrared. I just couldn't help myself from posting this.

Friday, May 15, 2009

The Starving Artist Stage!

We've just registered our first art project with the burning man project.

The Starving Artist Stage is our collective art project. Of course, will the performances shown on stage be wonderful works of art. Lets not forget that the stage and the back drops will be hand painted by members of our theme camp under the art direction of our very own Ben! He will be using this experience to gain credit as an independent study project at sdsu. Although, he is yet unaware of this fact until reading these words.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

What is TST?

TST is our gift to the burning man community. We believe that you get what you give. We've all received a lot from the burning man community and this is one opportunity for us to give back in a fun participatory way.

What's in a name?
 Twilight Spaghetti Theatre, the name TST is a throw back to the film tradition spaghetti western. My second year at burning man I ate at a camp named Spaghetti Western, the camp served spaghetti as sunset and on video monitors in the camp played clips from varrious films from the genra. The spaghetti western film genra was kind of a hodge podge of scenes loosely tied together involving cowboys and lawlessnes. Similarly we hope to have a wide varriety of acts on our stage with little congruity between them. For many members of the camp one of our favorit activites has been stopping people on the street and asking them to preform for food. TST is a more structured setting for the same activitiy.

What is involved.
This year we will only be running TST for 2-3 nights out of the week of the burning man festival. Durring those nights we will need members of our camp and possibly members of LPP to run varrious posistions of TST. One of the beautiful things about the free form nature of this event is that we are in charge of when we start and when we end. We can decide how much spaghetti to serve and what kid of spaghetti sauce to serve. We do not need ot exhaust ourselves putting this event on. The whole things can be rather leasurely incomparison to camps like pancake playhouse.

Preparation work.
Durring the months leading up to the event we will conduct reserach into what will be the easiest to prepare and clean up foods. Presesntly we are commited to pasta of some sort but not tied to spaghetti and tomato sauce. In august we will be building a large sign which will attach to the dome and flushing out the stage experiance. There may be some other activities which I'm not able to think of at the moment.

Do we really need to have a gray water pond?
Yes! Camp members need to take showers. The amount of water used in showers will dwarf the spaghetti gray water. I think? Anyways we have a rather large camp now and we need to be better responcible about managing our waist. I think the graywater pond will be nice to have and not moch trouble in comparison to the pleasure being able to be clean.

Just a heads up on our latest thinking about what TST. Some of this will change as we conduct more research about TST.

Monday, May 11, 2009

camp layout

being that we are shooting for a 9 o'clock plaza slot our camp will be laidout a little differently this year. Check it out.


ps this is a test if when I email in attachments to the blog/emails list will they show up?

I'm building one of these

Tonight's meeting

on the agenda for tonight's meeting

Introductions: We have a few new members to the group joining us tonight as well as one or two new members who cannot make it.

Refresher of the plan to date. What is TST?

Scheduling a test run in June or july

Job tasks and responsibilities. Some of us have jobs, the rest of us need jobs

adjuring : go do it!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Monday Night meeting

We are meeting at hunters starting at 8:30-9ish. It would be great if everyone could make it. If you are far away let us know and we'll set up a conference call.

Friday, May 8, 2009

TST Blog Updates

Hello TST,

I'm writing you to let you all know that you are now(if you were not already)on the list of people who will automatically receive and email every time we update the tst blog. If you would like to only find out about tst via the blog then email me and I'll remove you from the list.

kind regards,
your local electro-mechanical-hypnotist


There has been talk of getting a trailer. Right now we can get one from hertz for 1.5 weeks for 150$

The question is who will haul the trailer out there?

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Illuminated ballons

We have been thinking about making some variation of this for this year out on the playa.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


this sure as hell beats a tent.

Shirt Cocking (NSFW)

We at in the slumber marshals understand that black rock city is a clothing optional town. However, twilight spaghetti theater reserves the right to refuse service to it's customers. Due to heath and safety regulations and the fact that it is just in bad tast. shirt cocking = no service in our dining area.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

email forwarding

I've set up our blog to automatically forward to people who Chris and I suspect are not subscribed to the rss feed of this blog. If you feel you have been placed on this list unfairly please let me know. Otherwise you will automatically receive emails every time we update our blog.

Friday, May 1, 2009