The “Oops, I did it again” edition :: Rusty’s Electric Dreams, Issue #171


Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” — Buddha

Rusty's Electric Dreams

Rusty’s Electric Dreams, an inbox zine for positive deviants and the people who love them
Issue #171 :: The “Oops, I did it again” Edition :: 3:21:2018

Oops, I did it again…

Yep, it’s me again. I said I wasn’t going to publish an issue this week but here I am. It’s a short one though.

A lot has happened since last week! I went on this epic LA adventure with some of YOU.

— I choked down some sweet. potato fries (like sugar sticks but not that tasty)
— and cracked clues searching for bags of fake coke in Tommy’s Stash House (story soon)
— and went on a surprise urban spelunking trip in an abandoned makeshift Buddhist school
— and ate spaghetti tacos and show’d and tell’d at Sizzler

…and that was just Saturday night.

On Sunday, I not only had a wonderful brunch with wonderful friends, I also saw the real-life spooky house from Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

THEN I had coffee with THE Angelyne. THAT story is to come too.

It felt like the old Cacophony Society days, full of IRL adventure. I was in my glory! A big big thanks to everyone who was part of it.

Hey, since I’m here, I’m in need of a digital artist who can twist an already-existing logo into something else. Think: Wacky Packages kind of thing. Know anyone? Is it you?

–Rusty Blazenhoff
P.S. I will be out of town soon and will definitely have to skip an issue or two. I promise.

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As seen on the Internets


Pizza Hat

Bootleg Stuff: My new favorite Twitter account

:: When Jello Biafra and Norman Reedus get in a photo booth together Thanks, Jenny!

:: A TED Talk on “Why must artists be poor?” (WHY!?!)

:: “Long-lost Sutro Baths photos”

:: “An Indigenous Language Is Stayin’ Alive In A Karaoke Contest”

Real things you can actually buy: yay!


Boob Tube My friend CTP’s daughter Sydney is selling prints of her cool retro-styled collages on Etsy. I’m diggin’ this one a whole lot.

Featured events


Michael Wertz's artists residency

Milan: [5/21-6/5] Michael Wertz is leading a super-cool residency in Italy this summer!
He writes:
“This residency is open to anyone at any skill level, but will be especially interesting to Graphic Designers (who want to draw), Illustrators (who love Graphic Design), Street Fashionistas, Architects, Fine (and Street) Artists, Art Historians, and Urban Explorers. Email me at for more information.”


[3/30] Saint Stupid: The Movie at Rhythmix Cultural Works, 7 PM to 8:30 PM

[4/5] That Really Happened? A night of true stories at The Monkey House (my friend Cherry takes the stage this night!), 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Glendale, CA
[Opens 4/1] The Museum of Selfies (I’ve mentioned this before but what I didn’t mention is that it is co-created by RED reader Tommy Honton of Stash House!)

San Francisco
[3/28] dorkbotsf #99 (former A-i-R Doc Pop will be presenting!) at DNA Lounge, 7 PM to 11 PM

[4/1] 40th Annual Saint Stupid’s Day Parade, starts at Noon

[4/5] Parents Must Be Dead (Christine’s McHugh’s one-night, one-woman show!) at Noh Space Theater, 7:30 PM

[4/24] Odyssey Works’ Empathy and Experience Design Workshop, 6 PM to 9 PM, Tickets

Portland, OR
[9/6-9/9] XOXO is coming back! I’ve actually never been but have heard great things about it


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