The “Bleat it loud” Edition :: Issue #054


Rusty’s Electric Dreams :: Issue #054 :: The “Bleat it loud” Edition :: 10:14:2015

Rusty’s Electric Dreams, an inbox zine by pop culture activist Rusty Blazenhoff
Issue #054 :: The “Bleat it loud” Edition :: 10:14:2015

Bleat it loud…

I’m a black sheep and proud! More on THAT in a future issue.

But now, is a weblog that has been around since 1994, which we can all agree is a long time ago in Internet terms. In fact, it was a “blog” before we started calling sites that. It’s run by one of my favorite artists in all the world, a humble gentleman who I consider my greatest muse. Miraculously he has stayed anonymous online after all these years, yet has worked closely on some of the coolest art projects in the SF Bay Area. I would tell you which ones, but then I’d have to kill you. You’ll just have to trust me. 🙂

Why am I telling you about his site now? Well, he’s recently given it a retro-chic makeover. He’ll hate that I called it “retro-chic,” but go take a look anyway.

Rusty Blazenhoff

p.s. Block out some time and take a look at this on It’s the most definitive write-up of Nonchalance (aka Jejune).

Princess Diana in a black sheep sweater
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As seen on the Internets



:: OBEY. CONSUME. STAY ASLEEP.  Thanks, Gareth!

:: Did you lose anything (besides your mind) at Burning Man 2015?

:: Susan Sarandon talks to Jimmy Kimmel about going to Burning Man

:: NASA released over 13K photos from the Apollo missions
:: The photos as a flip book

:: Take me now: There’s a place in LA called Eggslut

:: First trailer for Netflix’s With Bob and David (Odenkirk and Cross)

:: Bruno’s Country Club in Gerlach, NV is for sale for $650K

:: “The Triumphant Return of the Email Newsletter”

:: M Train, a new book by Patti Smith

:: Monthly Coloring Club

Real things you can actually buy: yes way!

Black Sheep Head mask costume

Freak of Nature skirt by Pretty Snake
Glitch Socks by Doctor Popular on Betabrand
Doc Pop’s Glitch Socks are now available to pre-order on Betabrand! (previously)

Events of note


A John Waters Christmas: Holier and Dirtier

[Various cities] “A John Waters Christmas: Holier and Dirtier”

The Phenomenauts are on tour!

Everything is Terrible is on tour!

[12/18]  Star Wars: Episode VII opens

Alameda, California

[10/31] Halloween Black Light Art Show at Studio 23

[11/7] Phyllis Diller Day art show and vintage clothing sale at Alameda Museum, hosted by Dames aux Gateaux [Facebook event page]

[10/27] Nerd Nite on Alcatraz: Escape to the Island

Austin, Texas
[3/11-3/15/2016] SXSW Interactive

[10/15] BedPost Confessions at The North Door

Boulder, Colorado
[10/16] Turning Ideas Into Reality:  The Public Library of the 21st Century with Mark Fraunfelder

Chicago, Illinois
[11/12] Bawdy Storytelling: Graphic Confessions

Copenhagen, Denmark
[Until 1/24/2016] Yayoi Kusama
: In Infinity, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

[Until 12/16] The World of Tim Burton at Max Ernst Museum Brühl des LVR

Lake Iseo, Italy
[6/18 to 7/3/2016] Christo’s Floating Piers

Las Vegas
[Ongoing] Akhob, an immersive “Ganzfeld effect” experience by artist James Turrell at Louis Vuitton [by appt only: 702-730-3150]  HIGHLY recommended!

Lisbon, Portugal
[11/7/2016-11/10/2016] Web Summit 2016

[July 2016] EVA London 2016

Los Angeles

[10/14] How to Hate Yourself with Laura House at Acme Comedy [Tickets] DIscount code: FRIEND

[10/17-11/1] ALONE | Absorption [Tickets]

[10/21-10/25] We’re Going Back 2015 — The 30th Anniversary Fan Celebration of Back to the Future [Tickets]

[10/23] Bawdy Storytelling’s GrandSlam at Busby’s, 8:30 PM

[10/24] Donnie Darko at the Palace Theatre [Tickets]

[10/31] Rocky Horror Picture Show at Hollywood Forever Cemetery [Tickets]

photo by Rusty Blazenhoff, 2013

[11/28] THE KRAMPUS: Lecture with Costumes at the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles
[12/5] THE KRAMPUS BALL at Highland Park
[12/10] LA KRAMPUSLAUF: the Krampus LA troupe will be joined by over a dozen members of the Moorpass Maishofen from Austria!
[12/13] KRAMPUS Mummers Play and Movie

Lowell, Massachusetts
[Until 10/16] E is for Elephants – The Etchings of Edward Gorey Thanks, junkculture!

Lucca, Italy
[10/29-11/1] Lucca Comics & Games 2015

Miami Beach, Florida
[12/3-12/6] Art Basel

[12/14] A John Waters Christmas: Holier and Dirtier at Adrienne Arsht Center For The Performing Arts [Tickets]

New York City
[Until 11/11] Some Place Like Home, an exhibit featuring Olek, Swoon, Olivia Steele, Boxhead, Moral Turgeman, Michelle P. Dodson

[Until 10/18] HONK NYC!, 9th Annual Convergence of Street Bands & Spectacle Makers

[11/4] Screening of Art of the Prank, a film based on ‘media trickster’ Joey Skaggs’ work, 7 PM, SVA Theatre, 333 w.23rd Street [trailer], FREE


[10/14] Drag Me to Bingo, a bingo night with Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence [Tickets]

[10/14] Thrivable Future Salon with Jean Russell and Mark Finnern at Pivotal Labs, 6 to 9 PM [Free]

[10/15] Beetlejuice at the New Parkway, 9:30 PM [Tickets]

[10/16 and 10/17] Oakland Autumn Lights Festival 2015, 6-11 PM each night [Tickets]

[10/17] SOME WAGS – Screenprints by MICHAEL WERTZ – Artist Reception at Glama-Rama Salon
[10/14-11/29] SOME WAGS – Screenprints by MICHAEL WERTZ exhibit at Glama-Rama Salon

[10/17] Vermeulen Open House at American Steel Studios

[10/18] East Bay Mini Maker Faire 10 AM to 5 PM [PETT plants will be there!]

[10/19] Nerd Nite East Bay #35: Dams, Tiki, and Weed Botany at Club 21 [Facebook RSVP]

[10/23] Twirl and Dip Grand Opening Party, 4 to 6 PM, at 1717 17th Street

[10/24] FIGMENT Oakland, a free, inclusive, participatory art event

[10/24] Bikes to Books Annual Autumn bicycle tour

[10/25] Letterpress 101 by Material Print Machine at Omni Commons, 6-9:30 PM

[10/29] George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic at New Parish [Tickets]

[10/30 -10/31] Kinky Salon: THE NEW HAUNT at Mission Control Oakland [Tickets]

[10/30] Extra Action Marching Band at the Oakland Metro [Tickets]

[11/7] Bay Bridge Span Demolition, 9 AM

[11/12] Drag Me to Bingo, a bingo night with Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence [Tickets]

[11/14] ODDVILLE! A Festival of the Awesomely Strange at American Steel Studios, 7 PM, $20 cash only at the door, 21+

[12/10] Drag Me to Bingo, a bingo night with Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence [Tickets]

Palm Springs, California
[7/8-7/11] Yes and Yes Yes (YxYY) at the Ace Hotel, a “summer retreat for anyone who considers themselves a thinker, maker, creator, nerd, or weirdo.”

Pasadena, California
[11/21-11/22] Designercon

[1/1/2016] 12th Annual Rose Parade

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
[12/11] A John Waters Christmas: Holier and Dirtier at The Carnegie Music Hall [Tickets]

Provincetown, Massachusetts
[8/13-8/19/2016] Carnival 2016: Back to the 80’s

Riverside, California
[5/20-5/22/2016] Beyond Brookledge at Mission Inn

Sacramento, California
[11/13-11/14] Crispin Hellion Glover’s Big Slide Show, Parts 1 & 2 at Colonial Theatre

San Francisco
[10/15] Robert Henke’s Lumière II, Two shows at Gray Area Art & Technology Theater [Tickets at the door, $15-$35]

[10/15] Outdoor screening of Beetlejuice, Free, McCoppin Plaza Thanks, Nina!

[10/17] Litquake’s Chaos, Cacophony, “Bob†and Sublime Stupidity, 7:15 PM at The Chapel, 777 Valencia p.s. Look for Spy Emerson’s Hook-Up Truck.

[10/17] The Lab’s 24 Hour Telethon [Tickets]

[10/20] Odd Salon: Undead at DNA Lounge, 7 PM, $15+

[10/22] Coloring Happy Hour at Chronicle Books, 5:30 PM

[10/23]  90s video sing-a-long at the Roxie

[10/24] Bikes to Books Annual Autumn bicycle tour

[10/24] 2015 Northern California Synth Meet at Robotspeak

[10/24]  Sassy Camp: An Epic Camp for Awesome Girls & Boys [Tickets]

[10/26] Whitechapel, a gin bar by Martin Cate opens [They’re hiring]

[10/29] TEDxSanFrancisco at Pier 70

[until 10/31] Camille Seaman: The Big Cloud at SFO Museum, Terminal 3

[10/31] Journey to the End of the Night, An “epic, moonlit chase through the dreamy streets of San Francisco” [Pre-register]

[11/4] Fireside Storytelling: Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time, 8 PM, Chez Poulet, $15

[11/4] Dancehall of Beautiful Radiant Things [Tickets]

[11/19] Flying Robot international Film Festival at the Roxie Theater [Tickets]

[11/21] Burning Man Arts Presents The Ninth Annual Artumnal Gathering at Bently Reserve [Tickets]

[11/25] Gogol Bordello, the Gypsy Punk Tour at the Warfield [Tickets] [Other dates/cities]

[11/28-11/29] SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium at Pier 35, Free admission

[11/29] A John Waters Christmas: Holier and Dirtier [Tickets]

[12/3] Fireside Storytelling: Mind. Blown., 8 PM, Chez Poulet, $15

[12/15 -12/16] X at The Independent

[12/31] PATTI SMITH & HER BAND perform Horses in its entirety this New Year’s Eve at The Fillmore! [Tickets]

[1/29] Dan Deacon at The Fillmore

[2/11/16] Monica Lewinsky at JCCSF

[10/2017] 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love

San Jose, California
[Oct/Nov] Winchester Mystery House Flashlight Tours

[10/ 16-10/18] Matthew Briar and the Age of Resurrection at the San Jose History Park [Tickets]

The Obscure, the Charming and the Odd: Mark Pahlow’s Guide to Seattle

[12/2] A John Waters Christmas: Holier and Dirtier at The Neptune Theatre [Tickets]

South Bay (California)
[10/16] Day 1: South SF Bay Area Home Tiki Bar Crawl 2015
[10/17] Day 2: South SF Bay Area Home Tiki Bar Crawl 2015
[10/18] Day 3: South SF Bay Area Home Tiki Bar Crawl 2015

Sun Valley, Idaho
[3/20-3/23/2016] DENT

[7/4-7/10/16] Nowhere

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“I like weird people. The black sheep. The eight balls. The left-of-centers. The wallflowers. The bizarros. The loners. The rejects. The outcasts. The outsiders. The odd ducks. The eccentric. The broken. The lonely. The lost and the forgotten.” —Jordan Sarah Weatherhead

Rusty’s Electric Dreams is a weekly inbox zine by Rusty Blazenhoff. These personally curated missives are beacons to signal and celebrate the global tribe of weird, wonderful, and “different” people (“the Others“). Some of us identify as the “black sheep.”

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