**Canceled** 20 Tons of Sand presents Empire of Dirt ** Canceled**

Due to permit issues with the event staff we have decided not to perform this sat at Sand by the Ton. The front Porch will still show up. We are sad and had a really good show planned. This was to be our fundraiser, please join the Giant Iron Snail Car the Golden Mean fan club to keep track of our next fabulous events http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=44874701099. And if you would like make a donation to the car here:http://formandreform.com/?page_id=388

Friends and family? Join us in the parking lot at the shop for some bbq a beer and maybe the girls on the loading dock putting on a show.

The Boiler Bar crew & The Front Porch have decided to throw in with Sand by the Ton and hold our annual fundraiser there instead.

We teamed up with all our favorite art, cars, performers, and music to create the spot to be July 31st, stage number 9.

Update to Stage #9

Sister Kate


2 one hundred foot water slides, 300 tons of sand, eight swimming pools, nine stages
including live music, electronic music stage, bluegrass and circus arts, giant foam wars bathtub, carnival midway and side shows, giant sand sculpture, thousands of your closest friends, and a host of other ambitious ideas yet to be formulated!

Saturday July 31st, 2010
Big Art Studios at American Steel

1960 Mandela Parkway Oakland, California 94607
tickets are limited & exclusively avaliable at
Tickets go on sale July 1st

Stage #23
Art & Sculpture by:
Dan Das Mann – Karen Cusolito – Michael Christian – Flaming Lotus Girls – Orion Fredericks – Roseanna Scimeca – Omega Recoil (will it fry?) plus others to be announced later

Stage #9
The Traveling Wonders of the Boiler Bar & The Front Porch Stage
El Radio Fantastique • Blue Bone
Express • Thee Hobo Goblins • Shovel
Man (Digging deep for music) • Denzel (Dances
on Glass) • Tansy the Serpent Queen•
Miss Opportunity(what will she do next?) •
Holly Volatile • JD Limelight • Room
for Cream • Miss Melanie’s Oddity Em-
porium • The Boiler Bar performers, Sister Kate

Stage #111
Symbiosis Stage
Antennae (Acid Crunk/Muti Music)
Little Jon (Raindance)
Treavor Moontribe (Iboga Recs-Desert Dwellers)
Phidelity (Native State Records-Phidelity.com)
Mozaic (Glimmer Of Dope)
Bogl&Dials (Symbiosis-Soundpieces)
Tonyinorbit (Symbiosis)
Danny Corn (3ws)
Laura (El Circo)
Shawna (El Circo)
Chlorophil (Cosmicleaf-Synchronos)

Stage #86
Dustfish Bordello Stage
From Weimar to Vegas and all points in-
between……these acts sizzle with sensual,
glamorous, humorous, supersexy eyecandy!
SF Boylesque
Dark Sparkle
Barbary Coast Burlesque
Burley Sisters
La Malinche

Stage #92
big ART Studios Live Music Stage
The Mutaytor
Kid Beyond
Mark Growden Sextet
Fil Lorenz Orchestra
Super Geek League
Tornado Rider
Special performance on Michael Christian’s sculpture by
Gooferman & Vau De Vire Society

Stage #68
The Bicycle Stage
Heavy Pedal Cyclecide Bike Rodeo
First Rule BMX Collective
Bicycle carnival rides, jousting & bicycle trickeryall night!

Stage #13
Wanderlust Circus Stage
Performances on Dan Das Mann and Karen Cusolito’s figures by:
Mr. Creature
William Batty
Brittany Walsh
Tera Zara
Russell Bruner
Jay Leiber

Stage #000

Opulent Temple Stage:
Syd Gris (Opulent Temple / Opel)
Dutch (Opulent Temple)
TekFreaks (Opulent Temple / TeknicalFunk / CDR)
Icon (Opulent Temple / djicon.com)
Billy Seal (Opulent Temple)
Dex Stakker (Opulent Temple / Opel)
Drew Drop (Opulent Temple)
Jamie Lin (Opulent Temple)
Jonboy (Swag / Dubalicious)
T-Dub (Rebel Bass Collective)
P-Dub (guerillaBASS)
Mike Butler (OTWB)
Rachel Whiskeydevil (OTWB)

Stage # 5.1
Space Cowboys Stage
Brad Robinson
Kapt’n Kirk
Zach Moore

Insomniac Sculpture Garden La Brea Tar Pits Park Featuring the Golden Mean In LA this Sat.

Insomniac Sculpture Garden
La Brea Tar Pits Park

With an assist from festival art curator Phil Blaine, the La Brea Tar Pits Park becomes a haven for large-scale art installations including the Golden Mean and the Electrobite. The imaginative pieces create an experience that’s far from the usual walk in the park while providing an art preview of Insomniac’s upcoming Electric Daisy Carnival.

I really excited to see our creatures at the La Brea Tar Pits!

More info here

The 61st Western Weekend Parade in Pt. Reyes Station CA.

61st Western Weekend Parade

Join us and our float Empire of Dust featuring the Golden Mean, the Front Porch, Electrobite, the Bug, El Radio Fantastique and more June 6, 2010 for The 61st Western Weekend Parade in Pt. Reyes Station. This year, as in past years the Parade will be a showcase of fantastic floats, vehicles, marching bands and all things West Marin.

Saturday June 5th
9 AM – 4 PM ~ 4-H Livestock Show at Dance Palace (Free Admission)
7 PM – 10 PM ~ Barn Dance & Queen Coronation at Toby’s Feed Barn (Family $25 2 adults + 2 kids, General $15, Seniors $10, Students $5)
9:30 PM – 1:30 AM ~ Chrome Johnson Plays at The Old Western Saloon

Sunday, June 6th
10am – 4pm ~ Silent Auction at Dance Palace (Free Admission)
10am – 11:30am  ~ Parade Line up (In front of the Dance Palace 503 B Street Point Reyes Station, Ca)
Noon Sharp ~ Western Weekend Parade Main St. Pt. Reyes Station
1:00 PM at Toby’s ~ Chicken Barbecue, Chili, Cornbread, Pie cook off, cow flop drop, raffle, parade trophies, music

First Church of the Buzzard’s Holy whiskey Missionary!!!

Tired ..Fed up?
Friends, What You Need is a Good old Fashioned …


You can help support the ongoing creative efforts of the
First Church of the Buzzard’s
Holy whiskey Missionary!!!

Dismal is proud to present the world premiere of
“ The Last Round up”
a film showcasing Dismals 2008 fiery Extravaganza

also Featuring Boot stomping Music By
One Man Banjo and other great acts
Dj Cactus and momo on the needle

Midway thrills: Jack-a-lope ring toss, Face painting, Whiskey sip’n contest,
poor-traits, pin the finger on Danger Ranger, Creamed corn Wrassling with the Dismal Ladies, and more!

$5 gets you in the door and 1 free Midway ticket
Additional Midway tickets and Raffle tickets available at the door

Raffle Prizes await :: get your very own Tombstone in the Dismal Graveyard,
dismal t-shirts, Dvds, & Art

Saturday June 5th 8pm …till we get sick of ya Varmints

The First Church of the Buzzard

2601 Adeline @ 26th st. Oakland

now go’on an tell al yer friends

Maker Faire this weekend!

Maker Fair 2010 in San Mateo

We are packing today and off to Maker Faire. This is a great event for kids and I guarantee it will hold the interest of anyone who shows up that likes to make, do or learn.

The Boiler Bar crew will be there with the Giant Iron Snail Car the Golden Mean, the Electrobite, and more. We will also be doing demos on building an electric lady bug, wire card holders, casting snail pins, and how to build a fire garden.

We will be vending hand made items by the crew and will have kits available for you to work on at home.

Fire pit kit

Please stop by and say hello!

Lagunitas Beer Circus this Sunday

The Boiler Bar Stage and dancing girls will be there in all our glory for you to enjoy the toil of our performance and perfection.

The Giant Iron Snail will be on guard letting you enjoy in the comforts of her insides. Musical performance, dancing carnies, frolicking trollops, and loose wallets just to grease the fun. Come and enjoy our company and we yours!

Lagunitas Beer Circus

Pathways Metal Arts opening April 14th with the Golden Mean

Pathways: Jewelry/Metal Arts Educators of the SF Bay Region

Pictures of the show

Deborah Lozier

April 5 – 22, 2010. The public is invited to attend. Admission is free.

April 14, 2010
Artists reception 5 – 7 PM
Guest Speaker Dawn Nakanishi will present a walk through at 5:30 PM introducing the twenty faculty participating in the Pathways exhibition.
Artists include Jewelry/Metal Arts faculty from:
Cabrillo College, Santa Cruz                       California Blacksmiths Association
California College of the Arts, Oakland       City College of San Francisco
Evergreen Valley College, San Jose           Mission College, Santa Clara
Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey       San Jose State University, San Jose
Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa

Special feature:

Golden Mean

Golden Mean Snail Car by blacksmith and vehicle artist Jon Sarriugarte will be on display outside the EVC Visual Arts Building from 3 – 7 PM:

April 17, 2010
Metal Arts Association of Silicone Valley general meeting will take place from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM in the Evergreen Valley College Jewelry/Metal Arts studio in the Visual Arts building. EVC will host guest speaker Deborah Lozier, discussing her use of color, work in copper and enamels and demonstrating her techniques. The public is invited to attend. Admission is free.
Sponsored by: EVC Jewelry/Metal Arts students and alumni, Jewelry & Metal Smithing Club. Members of the Metal Arts Association of Silicon Valley, Metal Arts Guild, Society of North American Goldsmiths, California Blacksmiths Association, Wenric’s, Otto Frei.
Hosted by Evergreen Valley College
Evergreen Valley College
3095 Yerba Buena Rd. • San Jose • CA 95135 • (408) 274-7900 Ext 6610
Contact:            Professor Jack da Silva
Program Coordinator, Jewelry/Metal Arts – 3D/Sculpture

Beyond Wonderland Trip

Jon’s pictures

Curious Josh

TLK’s pictures

That was a road trip to remember! To all of you who enjoyed us, we enjoyed seeing you smile at our creations even more. I hope we have inspired a few to create their own reality.

Beyond Wonderland this Saturday with the Golden Mean

The Giant Iron Snail Car the Golden Mean has been invited to an Alice in Wonderland inspired event this Saturday March 20th in San Bernardino.

Dj’s Include:

Paul van Dyk, Groove Armada (DJ Set), Sander Kleinenberg, Sander Van Doorn, Christopher Lawrence, Pendulum (DJ Set), Robbie Rivera, Bart B More, John Dahlback, Tocadisco, Caspa, Surkin, Goldie, Friction, Brodinski, DJ SS, Subfocus, AC Slater, Harvard Bass, 12th Planet, Star Eyes, Crissy Chris, Subflo and more.


The Golden Mean

Charlie Gadeken

and More

Beyond Wonderland 2010

Produced by Insomniac at NOS Events Center

689 South E Street, San Bernardino, CA 92408

Saturday, 20 March 2010
 – Doors at 8:00PM

Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition is this weekend!

I am the Maker Guest of honor this year and I will be hauling all kinds of stuff over for your perusement.

More info here

jon sarriugarte's items Go to jon sarriugarte's photostream