The “Out like a lamb” Edition :: Issue #214, Rusty’s Electric Dreams

In like a lion, out like a lamb.” 

March proverb

Rusty's Electric Dreams, an inbox zine by Rusty Blazenhoff

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Issue #214 :: The “Out like a lamb” Edition :: 04:03:2019

Out like a lamb…

A lamb was born right before our eyes during our farm stay this past weekend in rural Oregon, which means March literally went “out like a lamb” for us. A great thrill for all who witnessed it!

A fantastic group of independent creative types, SJ, and I spent the weekend at Leaping Lamb Farm (yes, the lambs literally leaped too!). We explored the muddy woods, helped with farm chores, collaborated on a mandala, and, well, I hope to be able to share with you why we gathered there in the near-ish future.

Rusty Blazenhoff
P.S. To my Oregon friends, I’m so sorry I wasn’t able to see you on this visit!

As seen on the Internets

:: True story: French Laundry offers mushroom soup from a BONG
:: Speaking of restaurants, Norway has built a dramatic underwater one

:: Oldie but a goodie: David Attenborough showcases the amazing vocals of the lyre bird

:: The Cure’s Robert Smith wins this red carpet interview

:: Stanford faculty talks about Hamilton (the actual classes)
:: Thanks, Mikl!

:: A traditional 18th c. style portrait of Cap’n Crunch

:: Lessons learned from writing 7K artist bios

:: It works too: Artist/engineer Amy Wibowo deconstructed her Clipper Card to turn it into a ring

screenshot via KRON
:: Watch the first episode of Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone for free

:: Notes From Your Therapist
:: via

Real things you could actually buy:



Yeehaw: Cowboy bootmakers Tecovas rolled out a very limited-edition collection of wheeled footwear on April 1. But their Rolanda and Rolando cowboy roller skate boots weren’t April Fools’ Day jokes. On that day only, you could buy them but only 80 pairs were made available (at $495 each).

P.S. Brands: THIS is how you do an April Fools’ Day promotion.

Real book you can actually buy: yay!

Strange Histories: Artist Ian Trask makes found photography collages by combining 35mm slides. His surreal creations are now showcased in a new book titled Strange Histories: A Bizarre Collaboration ($65). High-quality prints of his collages are available too. via Thanks, Marcia!Interesting side note: He got his slides from the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players. Remember them?

Featured Events

Earworm! Trapped in the Hall of the Mountain King

[SAN FRANCISCO 4/20] The uber-creative folks behind Puppet Death Match! and the Night Owl Ceremony (and more!) are back with Earworm! Trapped in the Hall of the Mountain King. Don’t miss this special underground musical art event.

“Join us for an evening of intentional earworms.

All set to an UNFORGETTABLE tune, Grieg’s iconic classical composition of escalating musical mayhem, “In the Hall of the Mountain King”.

Dive deep into this song by hearing it over and over again. Live music! Shadow Puppets! Pie Fights! Mime! Trolls! Dancers! Film Shorts! Audience contests!”

8 PM to midnight at Raining Chainsaws warehouse
Tickets are FREE but limited
Bring cash for refreshments and donations ($5-$15 is suggested)

[4/10] One-night theatrical event: Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote [info]

USA and Canada
[various dates] Immersive listings

Alameda, CA
[4/20] The Menagerie: Oddities and Curiosities Market at Alameda Elks Lodge, 11 AM to 7 PM, Tickets

Bay Area, CA
[Dates in 2019] The Wanderer’s Union, a long-distance wandering club, has announced the dates for their 2019 season (“You can travel by foot or public transit only. Wear comfy shoes.”), FREE

Berkeley, CA
[4/27] Dark Garden Corsetry’s Fête Du Cupid, 8 PM to midnight, Tickets

Coachella Valley, CA
[Until 4/21] Desert X

Las Vegas, NV
[Until 4/28] You can experience Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art

Lodoga, CA
[6/20-6/23] Camp Tipsy

Los Angeles, CA
[Summer 2019] POP SK8, a pop-up outdoor roller rink

Marin, CA
[July 3-7] Marin County Fair

New York City
RED pal Oriana Leckert always knows what’s going on in the Big Apple

Oakland, CA
[4/18] Music: Society of Rockets at The Uptown, 8 PM to midnight, Tickets

[4/28] Music at the Chimes at Chapel of the Chimes, 2 PM to 4 PM

[5/18] Turn the Page! children’s book festival at Children’s Fairyland

[6/6-6/7] Burger BoogalooTickets

[6/21] Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes, 5 PM

[10/12-2/16] The Smithsonian’s No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man exhibit is coming to Oakland Museum of California

Port Costa, CA
[5/25] Port Costa Town Wide Yard Sale, 9 AM to 3 PM

San Francisco, CA
[Until 4/13] F.E.A.S.T., an immersive and interactive dining experience at Onedome, Tickets

[4/5, 4/6] John Waters’ Polyester, presented in Odorama, at Clay Theatre (midnight movies)

[4/6] Mark Growden + The San Francisco Jaw Harp Choir at the Lost Church, Doors 7:30 PM, Tickets

[4/9] Odd Salon: Discovery at Public Works SF, 6:30 PM to 10 PM, $15-$25

[4/10-4/23] San Francisco International Film Festival (opening night film is Netflix’s “Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City” at the Castro!)

[4/11] This looks super fun: Speechless Live: Game of Slides at Public Works SF, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM, $15-$17, 21+

[4/12-4/13] Audio Garden at The Laundry, 8 PM to 11 PM each night

[4/13] ResurrEGGtion 3 (an EGGS bar fundraiser) at Monarch, 9 PM to 3 AM

[4/21] Easter in the Park with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Dolores Park, 12 PM to 4 PM

[4/21] Bring Your Own Big Wheel, Vermont Street at 20th, 3 PM to 6 PM

[4/25-4/27] Best of HUMP! film festival, years 2008-2017 at the Victoria Theatre

[4/27] Bikes to Books Spring Ride, 7.1 mile bicycle tour of literary San Francisco, Free, 16+

[4/30] El Vez pre-Cinco de Mayo party at Rickshaw Stop, 8 PM  to 11:30 PM

[Date starting on 5/1] The Amazing Acro-cats Featuring Tuna and the Rock Cats at Fort Mason, 7 PM to 9 PM

[6/2] Burning Man Desert Arts Preview 2019, 6 PM to 10 PM, Tickets

[Dates in July] Flower Piano at SF Botanical Garden, 9 AM to 6 PM, More info

Know about a cool happening? Send me the info and I’ll share it with the class!


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