The “Final countdown” edition :: Rusty’s Electric Dreams, Issue #148


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Rusty's Electric Dreams

Rusty’s Electric Dreams, an inbox zine from the curious mind of Rusty Blazenhoff
Issue #148 :: The “Final countdown” Edition :: 08:16:2017

Final countdown…

Last year at this time I thought to go to Burning Man after a eight-year hiatus and posted my desire to Facebook. Within minutes of that post, I had not only a ticket but a vehicle pass. I was going to the playa whether I liked it or not. 😉
At that time, I was slowly coming out of a long depressive state and my confidence could be best described as shattered, but I landed safely in a camp of loving friends. As I was leaving, I knew I wanted to work with the Org again. I wanted to bring my life’s experience back to the group that “birthed” “Rusty Blazenhoff.”

It took a few months but I got some perfect-for-me work there. That contract ended yesterday (I hope to get some work with them again in the fall).

So today I brought SJ to the office to show her around and meet folks. It was simultaneously strange and beautiful to show my girl this part of me. It was like taking my past and connecting it with my present and future. I’ve never brought her to the event though she has been to Juplaya once. Someday, when her school schedule isn’t in conflict, I’ll bring her out there. I can’t wait.

Folks, you probably know this already but life’s journey can be seriously humbling at times.

Also, I’m feeling so incredibly sad/angry about Charlottesville. As I’m running around packing for Burning Man and stressing about work-related stuff, I’m processing all of it in the back of my head. I wonder if the human race will ever learn to love each other.

I love each and every one of you. So, there’s that.


–Rusty Blazenhoff
P.S.  Hey, I won’t be around for a few weeks. I’ll see you in mid-September!

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As seen on the Internets


Freelance Achievement Stickers

Last week, I came across this video shot at Burning Man in 1996. Then I came across myself at the 32:00 mark. Weird.

:: The difference between amateurs and professionals

:: How to make a great first impression

:: “The Real Butlers of the .001 Percent”

:: Myths about Burning Man

:: Trader Joe’s sources revealed… and it ain’t pretty, folks

:: What you do when you have self respect

:: You can still get arrested for smoking weed at Burning Man

:: Animated ‘flipbooks’ made with tattoos

:: Taylor Swift is kicking ass and naming names in court (Part 1)
:: Thanks, Piph!

:: (Part 2)

:: Freaks and Geeks: “Have you seen this?”

:: Redheads will now have their own emojis

:: “Don’t Be a Sucker,” an anti-fascism educational film from 1947

Real things you can actually buy: fuck yes!

I love this so much I want to marry it: This summer when I was putting the shop together, it popped into my head that EFK needed to be cross-stitchable. Then Julie Jackson of Subversive Cross Stitch totally made it happen in the raddest way possible. The black fabric in a round hoop was all her idea and I couldn’t be more thrilled! (Folks, my name is even on the package!)

It comes with everything you need to make your own, including the pattern. I know it’s not everyone’s cup o’ tea, but if it’s yours, it’s on sale this week for $20 ($5 off!).

Featured events


Burning Man 2017 :: Radical Ritual

Black Rock City, Nevada
[Now-ish] Burning Man 2017: Radical Ritual

See you on the playa? I’ll be at Camp Misteriosos: 6:00 and Rte. 66 (it’s really a road).
That black rectangle is the location of our camp.

San Francisco, California
[10/14] Black Top City: San Francisco Decompression 2017, Pier 70, 22nd & Illinois, 2 PM to 4 AM

[11/18] The Artumnal Gathering 2017, save the date

Palate Cleanser: Love Symbol #2

Prince and his piano inspired a new Pantone color… a shade of purple, of course.

Current mood: Final countdown!

Rusty’s Electric Dreams is a weekly inbox zine from the curious mind of Rusty Blazenhoff.

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