The “Mighty generous hand” edition :: Issue #307, Rusty’s Electric Dreams

“You don’t have a right to the cards you believe you should have been dealt with. You have an obligation to play the hell out of the ones you’re holding…”

Cheryl Strayed

An inbox zine for positive deviants and the people who love them
Issue #307 :: The “Mighty generous hand” Edition :: 8:11:2021

Mighty generous hand

I have a lot to say but not a lot of time today. So, I’ll give you the Reader’s Digest version. For the first time in my life I feel fully present, not depressed about the past, and not (overly) anxious about the future. I feel oddly hopeful, yet also realistic about the state of affairs in the world. For the first time in my adult life, I don’t feel a huge urge to be behind a computer. I want to be out in the world — making things with my hands, hiking, camping, backpacking, Being.

What the hell is THIS? And is it cool if I smash my smartphone to pieces?

Rusty Blazenhoff
P.S. Don’t worry, I’m still tuned into all the things. I’m still here. For now.

As seen on the Internets

:: Wholesome: “Fran’s summer hairstyle is 100% natural with very healthy roots”

:: Adios: “Say goodbye to the people who are unable to apologize, to compromise, and to self-reflect”

:: A soap opera but with a script driven by poorly translated shirts

:: An app that’s also art

:: Magic! When a musical artist sees their biggest fan jamming to their song

:: 7777 Days shows a man aging 21 years in a little over two minutes via

:: “What are you doing with your life?”

:: Fiction book recs for “weirdos, outsiders, and oddballs”

:: All about that giant, blackened macrame sculpture that lived in the Embarcedero BART station (SF)

Real book you can actually buy: f’ yay!

I don’t know about you but I can’t wait to get my f*cking hands on this book. It’s based on the HI-LARIOUS 2009 McSweeney’s essay by Colin Nissan, It’s Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers, of course!  Available 9/28, pre-order now.

Pink-haired prodigy John “Halcyon” Styn wrote a book for his 50th birthday! I got a review copy of Protagonist: 50 Years of Life as Art and it was a real trip down the early Internet’s memory lane. To know John is to love John. And he’s made sure that we’ve know him since the nineties, starting with and, of course, Highly recommend this whether you were there or not!  Pre-order now.

Real masks you can actually buy: yes way!

“High Fashion Circus” entertainment company Kikimora Studio is now making face masks, and not just any face masks. These have EARS. (Unsanctioned) Baby Yoda and Scooby Doo ears, big ears, elf ears, and more! Spandex on the outside, heavily filtered on the inside.

screengrabs via kikimorastudio/TT

Featured Events

[San Francisco : Until 8/28] NSFW group show “featuring over 40 artists exploring themes of sex and sexuality from the femme perspective.”

[Bidding opens 9/30Boundless Space… The Possibilities of Burning Man is an online Sotheby’s auction that offers an eclectic, genre-defying selection of artworks, collectibles, mutant vehicles, NFTs, and experiences from artists and creators within and adjacent to the Burning Man community.” Spoiler alert: My art will be in it! More details to come.

[Vimeo] Weirdo Night, “a stand in for the eponymous, wildly popular underground club night in Los Angeles. Hosted and curated by Dynasty Handbag, the show assembles misfits from the comedy world, live bands, dancers and performance artists in a variety show that goes regularly and intentionally off the rails.”

[San Francisco : 8/18Nerd Nite SF #119: A clock, some milk, & a dash of fungal affliction! 7 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, All ages

[San Francisco: Sundays until 8/29Stern Grove’s summer lineup 

[San Francisco : 9/17 to 9/21] Flower Piano, an “alfresco concert hall where everyone is invited to play and listen” in Golden Gate Park  

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

[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.

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

Rusty’s Electric Dreams is a fortnightly inbox zine by Rusty Blazenhoff for positive deviants and the people who love them. If this was forwarded to you, please consider subscribing yourself.

Described as, “One of the most inspiring, weird and off-kilter collections of curated kitschy ephemera for the big-brained.” People like it.

:: Read the archives :: Send a tip ::
My inbox zine is my gift to you. That being said, it’s not cheap to produce. If you have the means, please consider supporting RED.

Publisher and Editor-in-Chief: Rusty Blazenhoff




Copyright © *|CURRENT_YEAR|* *|LIST:COMPANY|*, All rights reserved.
unsubscribe    update subscription preferences