All posts by Bob Sommer

Now on Our Soundcloud – An Evening with Playascape – Featuring Sturge and The Scumfrog

This is now on our Soundcloud page for on-demand listening.

Join us for An Evening with Playascape – Featuring Sturge and The Scumfrog

Playascape is a playful interactive landscape coming to Burning Man 2019. Playascape is many things; a gathering space, an amphitheatre for performance, an undulating landscape that rises from the playa and more.

It offers a sculptural man-made terrain from which to smoothly climb out of the dead-flat playa and survey the miraculous scene from on high.

Artist and Architect Alex Haw and collaborator Col Sturge will talk about the design, inspiration and execution of their installation. In addition we’ll present sets from Sturge and The Scumfrog recorded live at their recent London fundraiser.

Broadcast times are:

Monday 7/8 – 5 to 7pm PT
Tuesday 7/9 – 11am PT (8pm – 11 CEST)(
Wednesday 7/10 – 10am – 12pm PT (7 to 9pm CEST)

Our Broadcast from Nowhere – The European Regional Burn in Spain has Concluded

We have just concluded a great week of broadcasting live from Nowhere in Spain. We were on the air for 6 hours a day and were on FM at the event as well as streaming worldwide. Our friends at Radio Free Tankwa in South Africa also carried the broadcasts. We also formed a wonderful collaboration with Radio Barrio.

A massive shout out to the people on site who made the broadcast fun and and entertaining :

Christine Romeijn, Meghan Rutigliano, Lamberto Lambru Ferrara, Alexandre Cheetah, Bram Van Warmerdam, Erdy Sastro, Pierre-Louis Egatre, Alessia Fortunato, Cecile Ravaux, Kimberly Bond, Feydreva Paradise, Krevette Bleue, Luke Pinna, Aleta de Tiburon, Mathilde de la Mole, Clemence Gueidan, Typhaine So, Helen Blackmore, Nic Laz, Sunny Ray, Andrey Navikov, the Norg Teams (Comms, Placement, NoInfo & SLaP) and the voice of Shouting Fire Steve Man aka Hippie Trap who did all the heavy lifting.

Let’s not forget So Brouhon , The Shouting Fire European Project Manager, the magician who made it all possible from her living room in Brussels & Bobzilla at Shouting Fire HQ in Oakland, steering the ship. Onward to The Borderland in Denmark.

THANK YOU for listening!


New – Live DJ’s from France every Tuesday starting July 2nd

Every Tuesday from 8pm to 10 pm Central European Summer Time (that’s 11am to 1 pm California time) we’ll be bringing you live DJ’s from France 🧀!!

That’s each Tuesday, made in France with LOVE, a different DJ mixing for you LIVE: Matildoutz, Megasame, Echoes Sound and Kiwiiba share the duties, feeding your ears 🔥🎧🔥

Launch of this rocket 🚀 is this Tuesday, July 2th with Echoes Sound at 8pm CEST/11am PT to beautifuly open this new intergalactic season 💥🔥✨

So don’t forget, EVERY TUESDAY from 8pm to 10 pm Central European Summer Time (that’s 11am to 1 pm California time)
Sick sound in your ears with a French twist.

Live from Afrikaburn Decompression

We will be simulcasting Radio Free Tankwa live from Afrikaburn Decompression in Cape Town, South Africa, Saturday June 12st from 6:30 am PT to 5:00 pm PT/3:30 pm CEST to 2:00 am CEST.

The Electric Waste Band rebroadcast originally scheduled for 11:00 am PT will follow the broadcast from Cape Town and will start at approx 5:00 pm PT

The Burning Philosophical Center

What does Burning Man have to offer questions about art and economics?  Contemporary ritual practices?  Artificial intelligence?  

Caveat Magister interviews leading thinkers, in and out of the Burning Man community, to explore the way in which Burning Man culture interacts with larger intellectual and cultural issues. 

Tune in every other Friday evening at 5:00 pm PT (with a rebroadcast on alternating Sundays at 8:00 am PT/5:00 pm CEST as we bring you this series of talks. Check the program schedule for exact dates.

A member of the Burning Man Project’s Philosophical Center, and close collaborator with Larry Harvey, Caveat is the author of “The Scene That Became Cities:  what Burning Man philosophy can teach about building better communities” (to be published June 25, 2019, Penguin Random House). 

Caveat served as the Volunteer Coordinator for Media Mecca from 2008 – 2013, the lead writer/researcher for Burning Man’s education program from 2016 – 2018, and has been hanging around BMIR pestering people for goddam ever.  He is the author of the short story collection A Guide to Bars and Nightlife in the Sacred City, which has nothing to do with Burning Man, and the novel The Deeds of Pounce, which is about goblins. He has finally got his email address caveat (at) burningman (dot) org working again. He tweets, occasionally, as @BenjaminWachs  

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DEADHEAD ALERT – Jerry Garcia Birthday Celebration Fri- 8/2@ 10 pm PT

Join us on Friday August 2nd at 10:00 PM PT as we bring you a live broadcast of The Electric Waste Band from Winstons OB in San Diego. The Electric Waste Band will be celebrating the birthday of Jerry Garcia with two and a half hours of his music performed live for you. Happy Birthday Jerry! We miss you.

Also note the below weekly broadcast!

Every Monday night at 10:00 pm PT we bring you The Electric Waste Band live from Winstons OB in San Diego.

Over 3 hours of the best of the Grateful Dead and more performed live by a group of musicians who have been playing music from the Dead together for over 20 years. Too late for you? Catch the rebroadcast for heads on the east coast and across the pond on Thursday at 5:00 pm PT/8:00 pm ET or Saturday at 11:00 am PT/2:00 pm ET/8:00 pm CEST

Please note that at times the repeats are re-scheduled due to conflicts with special programming. Check the Program Schedule here for up to date info.

Tune in and turn on!

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Will Roger Peterson on Fly Ranch – Available for On-Demand listening on SoundCloud

The Burning Man Project purchased the Fly Ranch property in 2016. Located twenty-one miles north of Gerlach in Washoe County, Nevada, Fly Ranch is a year-round venue for Burning Man activities. This 3,800 acre site opens the door to new possibilities, exciting cultural experiments, and art and innovation projects on a scale never before envisioned

Shouting Fire DJ Raindog visited the ranch last weekend as part of the Profiles in Dust team; a small group of talented video producers gifting their time & professional talents to the Burning Man community. Raindog will be presenting a montage of audio recorded there. This will include part of a talk by Burning Man Project founding member, Will Roger, who talks of the history of Burning Man’s involvement with Fly Ranch, and the present and future plans for the property.

While Fly Ranch Project is not exactly British, it definitely is the dogs bollocks.

Can’t carve the time out of your schedule to listen? No worries, you can listen now. The file is on our Soundcloud page for on-demand listening.