“Happier than ever” :: Issue #321, Rusty’s Electric Dreams

“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.”

— RIP Madeleine Albright

An inbox zine for positive deviants and the people who love them
Issue #321 :: The “Happier than ever” Edition :: 03:30:2022

Happier than ever…

Sometime last spring I bought tickets to see Billie Eilish. That concert is tonight* and I’m so stoked!

Um, yeah. So, I’m keeping it short here. Enjoy all the sweet, sweet content below.

— Rusty Blazenhoff
*Tuesday night

As seen on the Internets

:: Popular Ukranian band Antytila (Антитіла) shoot their shot to Ed Sheeran
:: tiktok.com/@antytila_official/video/7078172439091399942

:: Then, Ed Sheeran responded
:: tiktok.com/@edsheeran/video/7078754074883116293

:: It should’ve been a no brainer but, incredibly, their request was denied
:: tiktok.com/@antytila_official/video/7079078308054502662

:: They get classy points because they kept their sense of humor about it
:: tiktok.com/@antytila_official/video/7079426015470161158


:: This will come in handy–just kidding, or am I?!
:: tiktok.com/@site_42_technology_dept/video/7077973898955967786

:: This was inspired by Charlie Chaplin’s feeding machine
:: mailchi.mp/josephherscher/watch-my-new-video-pass-the-pepper

:: How can I go camping with Joan Baez? And, can someone tell me what that thing she’s waving around is?
:: vimeo.com/583542948

:: Magical digital tools Thanks, Doc Pop!
:: schultzschultz.com/tools.html

:: A list of grants and opportunities for artists
:: artworkarchive.com/blog/complete-guide-to-free-artist-grants-and-opportunities-in-2022

:: Oops! Not Machu Picchu anymore
:: theguardian.com/travel/2022/mar/23/machu-picchu-inca-site-wrong-name

:: I want (to make) one!
:: instagram.com/p/CbYyIzRgJ_z

Real thing you can’t actually buy: yay!

Look at this miniature of the famous Brown Derby restaurant in LA!

Featured Events

[San Leandro, CA :: opens 4/23] My pal Brody is exhibiting photos of vintage signs at the San Leandro Public Library (yay!). April 23 is the opening event for Here is a Sign. 1 to 3 p.m.
[6/11] Do not miss this: the 2022 Game of Shrooms is happening! 

[San Francisco :: 4/3] Special Ghosts and Loretta Lynch play at Zeitgeist fro 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

[Oakland :: First weekend in April] White Elephant FINAL BLOW-OUT Sale: the last days of this year’s sale is FREE but restricted to 1500 each day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

[Oakland :: 4/9Baba Yaga’s Forest Tea Party, “Baba Yaga invites all folklore and fairytale creatures from around the globe to join her for tea in her enchanted woods. Wear any fantasy or folk wear, and share your favorite dish.”


[Yountville :: Until 4/10DANGEROUS GAMES: Treacherous Toys We Loved As Kids at Napa Valley Museum. Thanks, Richie!

[San Francisco :: 4/10SFMOMA’s Soapbox Derby, McLaren Park, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

[San Francisco :: 4/17] Bring Your Own Big Wheel

[San Francisco :: 4/17] Sisters’ Easter at Mission Dolores Park (Hunky Jesus is back!)

[San Francisco :: 5/21] Fleetwood Macrame have some upcoming dates, including one at the Rickshaw Stop

[Oakland :: 7/2 + 7/3] Mosswood Meltdown

[Los Angeles :: now] Lonesome Town‘s Nothing is Sacred at La Luz De Jesus Gallery

[Los Angeles :: 4/9] Bob Baker Day

[San Diego :: 8/3 to 8/7] Tiki Oasis

[Scottsdale :: 4/28 to 5/1] Arizona Tiki Oasis

[Veneta :: 7/8, 9, 10] Oregon Country Fair 

[Washington, D.C. :: Opens 4/1]  One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection

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