The “Still standing” Edition :: Issue #279, Rusty’s Electric Dreams

“Don’t you know I’m still standing better than I ever did; Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid…”

– Elton John

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Issue #279 :: The “Still standing” Edition :: 08:12:2020

Still standing…

To me, “roadtrip music” means familiar sing-out-loud songs. “Classics.” Honestly, for the most part, I have rather pedestrian taste in music. So I look to my streaming service to surprise me with their pre-selected hits from the sixties, seventies and/or eighties. (Hey, hush… there’s no shame in that.)

So, on Sunday, as we headed out on our two-hour drive to the American River, SJ started up one of these classic mixes. Soon, each of the following songs played. I told her they were on the “personal soundtrack of my life.” She was mildly amused (which is about all you can ask for from a 15-year-old).

— Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive”
— Elton John’s “I’m Still Standing”
— Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Are Made For Walking”
— Fleetwood Mac’s “Don’t Stop”

Notice a theme? LOL! Folks, I am nothing if not resilient af. 

What survivor anthems am I missing? What do you dear readers recommend I add to this playlist? 


Rusty Blazenhoff
P.S. In anticipation of Burning Man in the Multiverse, I checked out BRCvr the other night on AltspaceVR (no special equipment required on a PC). It’s WILD!  Here’s me flying around the man (his 2014 self):

As seen on the Internets

No special equipment required: If you’re reading this early on Wednesday morning, go outside RIGHT NOW and watch the Perseids meteor showers. They’re peaking from 2 a.m. to dawn this morning! Don’t forget to make lots of wishes
photo by Jeff Sullivan

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:: Never forget.

:: Here’s a creative journal that you fill out while YOU’RE HIGH (I don’t want it but I do wish I had thought of this myself)

:: Happy Shark Week. Happy Vinyl Day.

:: Feelings, nothing more than feelings…
:: via

:: Meow Wolf announced a new installation, Omega Mart, and it’s giving me Sean Tejaratchi’s “Apple Cabin” vibes

:: Speaking of Sean Tejaratchi, he’s got some cool new black cat stamps

:: And speaking of Sean againMonsterama is a magazine of old-school horror art made by a Spanish tattoo artist (who was inspired by Sean’s Crap Hound!)

Real things you can actually buy: yay!

XOXO Artwork IS Work

It sure is: Just discovered that XOXO, that cool festival for online creatives, has a few items for sale on, including this terrific “Artwork IS work” bumper sticker ($4). Mine is already on its way.

Real books you can actually buy: play!


Divine: Tarot is TASCHEN’s gorgeous new compendium on the art and history of these decks  ($40/pre-order). It’s the debut tome of their Library of Esoterica.

ALSO: Timothy Snyder’s “On Tyranny is a call to arms and a guide to resistance” Thanks, Emily!

Featured Event

[8/15 :: GLOBAL] Attaboy’s second annual Game of Shrooms is ON this Saturday and there’s a pretty good chance mushroom art has been hidden near you. Go find it!

Make one: Inflatable kiddie pool game is strong.

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