Living Free in Burning Man
One July day in Gerlach, Nevada in 2012, Gary Schmidt, an old friend, was showing me around his radio station KLAP. We saw a film crew coming down the street. They were filming a documentary about Burning Man. I told Gary I could write a song about Burning Man in five minutes. "Get your guitar." was what he told me. I ran to the car and pulled out my guitar. After about five minutes I had a song. Gary called the film crew over, and I played it for them. They had me sign a release, turned the cameras on and filmed it again. Even though I hadn't been to Burning Man, yet,I felt I had written a good song. Later, one of the original founders heard it through Gary, said he loved it and gave me 2 free tickets to the event in 2012.
I got some friends together to play the song and was fortunate enough to be able to use the beautiful photographs of my friend, David Michael Troutman. Although I have made my living as a comedian, lately I have been inspired to write songs about Nevada. The result is this video.
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