The “Saucy but quite OK” Edition :: Issue #303, Rusty’s Electric Dreams

“Too much of a good thing can be taxing.”

— Mae West

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Issue #303 :: The “Saucy but quite OK” Edition :: 5:26:2021

Saucy but quite OK

Keeping this part short because my dear friend Carolyn is on her way to visit! xoxo

Rusty Blazenhoff
P.S. I’ve gotten back into roller skating and, not shockingly, it’s harder than I remember (and I’m not even wearing these). via

As seen on the Internets

Rusty Blazenhoff with a blooming corpse flower in Alameda, California

The story: Yours truly with a blooming corpse flower! 
:: My new anthem, sing along with me!

:: When was the last time you saw the Frankie Goes to Hollywood “Relax” video?
:: You’re not ready:

:: Next stop, little sister!

:: “Johnny Knoxville’s Last Rodeo

:: This is not Burning Man Thanks, Mel!

:: Danny Elfman‘s 3D video for “Insects” (his new album, Big Mess, comes out 6/11)

:: Lea Redmond’s latest spreads the love through snail mail: Dandelion Post

:: : Your future self will thank you
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:: TIL: The blinking light at the top of the Capitol Records Tower spells out H O L L Y W O O D in Morse code

:: All-girl band The Linda Lindas are skyrocketing!

:: If you want to give other girls the opportunity to rock, help sponsor this camp!

:: DEVO is offering some fun short-sleeve button-up shirts

:: Nemo Gould’s “Lockdown” imagines Covid-19 as a ball and chain

:: A list of weird places in San Francisco, including the REAL crookedest street Thanks, Tracy!

:: Look at how my pal Joe Phillips mends thrifted cashmere! I’ve just taken up felting myself and it’s fun/easy. You really just need some felting needleswool scraps, and this instructional video.

Real things you can’t actually buy: yay!

Culture jamming ftw: In the last issue, I shared a video of a TikTokker Anneke Roberts doing her thing. She’s since upped her game! Now she’s droplifted faux pro-birth control products in her local Hobby Lobby store. This self-proclaimed “Banksy of Rae Dunn” explains the stunt on TikTok, “This one is for not letting your employees get birth control with their insurance.”  LOVE. IT. Someone give this woman a MacArthur genius grant! 

 Real subversive faux Rae Dunn products you can actually buy from her: yay!

Real overalls I may or may not have actually bought for myself: yay! I totally did!

Real retro Boing Boing tees you can actually buy: yay!  (Exhibit A-C)

Real lizard clothes you can actually buy: yay!

Real music you can actually listen to: yay!

Monsieur Pompier's Travelling Freakshow

Weird art-band alert: If you don’t want to know what happens to when the ear fairy visits, there’s still time to turn around. Monsieur Pompier’s Travelling Freakshow‘s debut album Teatime Terrors drops July 16.

Featured Events

Bob Baker at Knott's Berry Farm

[Buena Park, CA: Through 9/5] Bob Baker Marionettes return to Knott’s Berry Farm!

[Live, on your phone: Fri-Sun, Extended to 6/13] The SF Neo-Futurists have a new interactive show called The Program and it’s performed entirely on your phone.

[6/12/21] Attaboy’s art-n-seek event, Game of Shrooms, is fast approaching! THIS should put you in the spirit.

[Oakland: 5/28 – 7/10] Tin artist Dave Yoas has a brand new Transmission Gallery exhibition, Individually Twisted.

[San Francisco: 5/30] Screening of Sisters with Transistors at the Roxie. 

[Laytonville: 6/21-6/27Camp Tipsy is not happening because of the drought. But, a replacement campout has taken its place. Enter the Strawberry Moon Campout in Mendocino County. But, it’s already sold out, doh!

[OngoingOffice of Collecting & Design Thanks, Mel!

[Now until ?Madcap Motel looks like a fun immersive retro-romp.

[7/30Rental Car Rally, the “midnight competitive roadtrip where handsome people dress up in costumes and descend upon wondrous and strange locations in rental cars” is on.

[10/29] Disney presents Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Live-to-film concert experience with Danny Elfman and TBA guests at Banc of California StadiumTickets on sale now.

[Cypress Lake: until 8/8/21Mark Mothersbaugh & Beatie Wolfe: Postcards for Democracy at The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery

[Now – 10/31/21] Kusama: Cosmic Nature, New York Botanical Garden

[Tulsa: 6/4] Strawberry Shortcake (the character/doll) Day with her creator Muriel Fahrion at Ida Red General Store, 6 to 8 p.m. Btw, I had the pleasure of giving Muriel, who is also the artist behind the Care Bears and the Get Along Gang (and more!), a tour of Children’s Fairyland. It was a berry good day! [Exhibit A, B]

Halloween is less than six months away, you’re welcome. For the record, I call “OK Sauce” but “A Depression From Iceland” is still up for grabs. Want to see ALL the costumes (trust me, you do!)? Go here and then here. The book itself is available on the secondhand market ($25), though expect inspiration not instruction. I may have bought myself a copy.

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