Welcome BLACK BURNER PROJECT founder ERIN DOUGLAS, and DJ WILLIAMS of Shots Fired & Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe to Episode 036 of The Upful LIFE Podcast! T’was an honor & a privilege to host these inspiring individuals to this program. A pair of enlightening dialogues and Black American narratives that are at once relevant, uplifting, and above all, salient to our current cultural climate.
BLACK BURNER PROJECT’S Erin Douglas – @ 9:00
DJ WILLIAMS – Shots Fired/KDTU – @ 54:00
Black Burner Project is a multicultural movement driving inclusivity at Burning Man. Travel, self exploration and radical expression through imagery and personal stories. Erin Douglas is a Maryland-based travel & lifestyle photo journalist, and 3 time Burner. Erin saw the desperate need to document other Burners of Color, to share their stories, to create a space where the misconception that Burning Man was just for “white hippies” could be squashed. She wanted to create a place where people of color could be seen. Erin hoped her images would inspire other people to give Burning Man a shot, give truth to what Burning Man was really about, who it was for, and show the beauty in it all… Especially with a demographic not normally associated with Burning Man. And its WORKING.
D.J. Williams is a tremendous guitarist/songwriter and a dear friend for several years. The main man behind Shots Fired, the blistering Denver-based funk rock outfit with an alternating cast of all-star musicians. Williams is also over a decade deep in the lead guitar slot of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, and founded his own DJ Williams’ Projekt in his hometown of Richmond, VA. In this brief, personal, potent powwow, we get the latest scoop on Shots Fired releases on the Color Red label, and then explore DJ’s unique, intercontinental Black American story and experiences.