The “Dang injera” Edition :: Rusty’s Electric Dreams, Issue #134


:: Roller skates you can buy me, unusual Mom’s Day bouquets, apparel you can sweat in, the Wu-Tang Clan in Alamedie, and more! ::

Rusty's Electric Dreams

Rusty’s Electric Dreams, an inbox zine from the curious mind of Rusty Blazenhoff
Issue #134 :: The “Dang injera” Edition :: 05:03:2017

Dang injera…

So, last week I told you I was going to see John Waters. And, go see John Waters I did.

It just didn’t go as planned.

I had rehearsed what I was going to say to him if I could catch his ear. I was going to tell him how much he has inspired me and my work. I never got the chance.

Before going to the show together, I spent the afternoon with my dear friend Joyce. Like a couple of teenagers, she and I snuck up to her apartment’s rooftop and smoked a little weed. Afterwards, I enhanced some window art (below) and then we ate Eritrean food. That’s when things started going south. 

Halfway through John’s talk, I started feeling really bad. Stomach pain. At one point I thought for sure I was going to vomit, right there in the book store. It made me wonder if he’d appreciate the weird humor of me vomiting at his talk or if it would leave a bad impression. I had to assume the latter.

While my friends lined up to have their books signed and be photographed with him, I got in my car and drove home in pain. It was a long sad ride, I tell you!

I KNOW it could be A LOT worse, but damn. You don’t get many opportunities to be in the same room with one of your heroes. Damn you injera!

–Rusty Blazenhoff
This is the ‘before’ pix

This space intentionally left disappointed

As seen on the Internets


DystopIKEA by Mimi Pond

Yes please: Cowboy boot roller skates Thanks, Jewelz!


:: Love love love these: Teeny tiny bouquets for Mother’s Day
:: (scroll down)

:: These might be more up your Mom’s alley: Booze bouquets

:: Or these!

:: The agoraphobic photographer

:: THE HAUS: 165 artists takeover an abandoned building in Berlin

:: Dr. Perky, Dr. Dynamite, and other fantastically-named Dr. Pepper knockoffs

:: From Disney’s viewpoint: Johnny Depp surprises Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean riders (!)

:: “Fuck the first draft”: Writing advice by Chuck Wendig

Real things you can actually buy: YAY!


The only thing on my wish list: Through Laura Sweet of the blog If it’s hip, It’s here, I learned about the magical world of Locher’s Paris. I want one of everything, especially this FOOF embroidered tee

Real things you can actually buy: nay!

Clear plastic jeans

I still can’t make this stuff up: What is it with weird jeans lately? #ExplanationDenied. (Though someone did suggest sealing up the bottom of the legs and making them into a planter, which is brilliant.)

Clear plastic jeans

I admit to kind of loving this: In concept only though. Kim Kardashian’s Butt Pool Float, ladies and gentlemen. $98, ships in June.

Featured events


Sound Healing Symphony at Grace Cathedral

San Francisco, California
[5/20] Sound Healing Symphony at Grace Cathedral, 1100 California Street, 7:30 PM to 9 PM

I’ve been wanting to go to this for a while. Maybe this is the year.

“This experience brings you to your deepest meditative state, and bring us all closer as a community.

Our soothing ensemble is a convergence of some of the country’s best meditative musicians. We’re coming together in harmony to elucidate your deepest state of clarity, soothe away your worries, and bring you closer to your heart.”

I know, It sounds a little hippie dippie but I have heard on good authority that it’s REALLY AWESOME.

This is important: Tickets go on sale on May 10th and they SELL OUT quickly. If you want to go, SIGN UP to be alerted when they go on sale!

USS Hornet in Alameda, California

Alameda, California

[5/27-5/28] The First Annual Ship Show featuring Wiz Khalifa & Wu-Tang Clan on the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier in Alameda, Tickets start at $149

I had to give this one a mention because it’s so WUHT. Wiz Khalifa and the frickin’ Wu-Tang Clan are playing in ALAMEDA on the USS HORNET. Wild!

Concert or no, I highly recommend a visit to the Hornet. It’s a massive museum of a mothballed aircraft carrier but so much more. It’s one of my favorite places to take visitors when they visit me here in Alameda.

Not joking: I nearly peed my pants when I went to their super-scary Halloween event, the Haunted Hornet.


Also in Alameda
[6/17] Punk legend Jello Biafra’s Incredibly Strange B’day Party w DJ Sid Presley at (the best darn tiki lounge) Forbidden Island, 1304 Lincoln Ave, 9 PM to 1 AM, $5 cover

“Featuring Jello + DJ Sid spinning vinyl all night, with special guest go-go dancer Nancy Elizabeth

We’ll be playing rare & obscure (mostly) 50’s-60’s screamin’ garage, howlin’ rhythm & blues, blisterin’ surf/instro, dementia/novelty songs, international pop, SE Asian madness, and much more…”


City of Dust: The Evolution of Burning Man

Reno, Nevada
[7/1/17-1/28/18] City of Dust: The Evolution of Burning Man, an exhibition of historical materials drawn from the personal archives of Burning Man’s founders at the Nevada Museum of Art. Woot.

Palate Cleanser: Michael Beitz

Picnic, 2013 by Michael Beitz

Picnic, 2013  by Michael Beitz  via 

Current mood

“Don’t lament so much about how your career is going to turn out. You don’t have a career. You have a life. Do the work. Keep the faith. Be true blue. You are a writer because you write. Keep writing and quit your bitching. Your book has a birthday. You don’t know what it is yet.”
— Cheryl Strayed

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