Kelsey, myself, Andie, Bill and Savitri
Had a fun hour this morning with an old friend and two new ones - Andie Grace from Burning Man HQ, who I have known for serveral years and through several shades of red, and Bill & Savitri.
Bill is better known as performance artist Reverend Billy, the founder of the Church of Stop Shopping. The church (along with a choir) is winding their way across the US on their Shopocalypse Tour, and a filmmaker is following them, doing a documentary on commercialism in relation to Christmas. Andie decided that we needed to connect as they came through KC, and a fine idea it was.
I felt rather rockstaresque being wired for a microphone as they filmed about an hour's discussion at the IHOP coffee shop. The Reverend and I share common ground in a few areas and stake out opposite positions on others, but I found him to be a delightful conversationalist and all around good guy. Savitri is a deep well with a hunger for truth and authenticity. Andie is unique in all the planet. I was so glad that she and Kelsey met. Now my Burning Man friends can say with authority "Yes, he has a wife."