The “Trip the Blacklight Fantastic” Edition :: Issue #025


Rusty’s Electric Dreams :: Issue #025 :: The “Trip the Blacklight Fantastic” Edition :: 03:18:2015

Rusty’s Electric Dreams, an inbox zine by pop culture activist Rusty Blazenhoff
Issue #025 :: The “Trip the Blacklight Fantastic” Edition :: 03:18:2015

Trip the Blacklight Fantastic


Raise your hand if you’ve ever had a velvet-y blacklight poster! I never did but I sure wish I had.

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Atari blacklight poster

This space
intentionally left first press button.

As seen on the Internets


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:: Weird but Nice

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:: Cat paw massager

:: Florida Man, a documentary. Wow. Thx, CHD!

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Real things you can actually buy: nay!

Good Buds stick together blacklight poster

Take me to your dealer blacklight alien poster

Artist-in-residence: March 2015


Cosmic Worship by zara kand

Learning to Detach by zara kand (oil on canvas)


~When the time comes, you will no longer need your Earthly body, only your acceptance~

Zara is currently exhibiting her art, with two other female artists, at Public Works in San Francisco (161 Erie Street). The show is titled “Botanical Imagery.”

Inspirations from the the forests & greenhouse of the botanical gardens, the fields transformed into feminine mystique beautiful unique artworks. The exhibit will feature works in a variety of media: oil painting, collage & photography. A collective experience of freshness and talent. 

Real things you can actually buy: yay!



Mini Zonk
“A blacklight poster is a poster printed with inks which fluoresce under black light. The inks used contain phosphors which cause them to glow when exposed to the ultraviolet light emitted from black lights.” —Wikipedia


If you’re headed to Vegas, you have to check out KISS Mini Golf. It’s a glow-in-the-dark putt putt place that is, yep, KISS themed!!

Events of note


BlackLight Run

[Until 4/26] @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz Island


[5/14] CAFE GAGA: (Re)Printing Your World, a salon by Gareth Branwyn at Artisphere
[6/4] CAFE GAGA: Chronos Vs. Kairos, a salon by Gareth Branwyn at Artisphere

Astoria, Oregon
[5/4-5/7] 30th Anniversary celebration of the cult film The Goonies


I’m in Texas RIGHT NOW. Honest. Listen, I’ll prove it:

[7/23] Willie Nelson & Family plays the Greek Theatre with Alison Krauss and Union Station [Tickets]


[Until 4/12] Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia at Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

Hayward, California
[4/26] Ukulele Festival of Northern California

[4/11] Houston Art Car Parade

Las Vegas
[Ongoing] Akhob, an immersive “Ganzfeld effect” experience by artist James Turrell at Louis Vuitton [by appt only: 702-730-3150] HIGHLY recommended!

Los Angeles

[3/18] Susanna Hoffs & FriendsThe Section Quartet, Jon Brion, Karen Kilgariff, Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange), & More! at the Largo [Tickets]

[3/21] Escape from the Walled City by Real Escape Game [Tickets]

[3/28] Brides of March LA 2015

[3/31] Tig Notaro presents Krullapalooza, with John Mulaney, Kumail Nanjiani at Largo

[6/16] 826LA‘s 10th Anniversary Celebration

[4/13] The Nerdist Writers Panel presents: Better Call Saul at the Largo [Tickets]

[4/25-4/26] Flame Effects for the Artist, a 2-day workshop to learn fire art

New York City
[4/3-4/4] Different Games 2015 Thx, Albert!

[5/15-5/17] Comedy Hack Day 8


[3/19] Drag Me To Bingo, bingo with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
[4/23] ” “


[3/24] History of Tiki Symposium with Suzanne Long at Longitude, 6 PM, $100 RSVP at

[4/11] Eat & Be Mary 2015, a potluck and clothing swap 6:30 PM

[4/9-4/12] Spring Book Sale at The Bookmark, 721 Washington St: benefits Oakland Public Library Thx, Karen!

[4/25] 20th Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair

[7/4-7/5] The 6th annual Burger Boogaloo, hosted by John Waters [Tickets]

Palm Springs
[4/1-4/5] The 25th annual Dinah Shore Weekend [Tickets]


[10/10] Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton

San Francisco

[Every Friday in April] Ask Dr. Hal Show at Chez Poulet

[Until 3/28] Hespe Gallery Presents: Mid-Century Americana by Dave Lefner and Robert Townsend

[3/17] Odd Salon: GENIUS

[3/19] Designers + Geeks: The Best Interface is No Interface, at Yelp [Tickets]

[3/20] Bawdy Storytelling’s ‘AlterEgo: Sexual Superhero’ early show 7:30 [Tickets]
[3/20] Bawdy Storytelling’s ‘Slippery Slope’ late show [Tickets]

[3/20] Cacophony Society Presentation with John Law & Carrie Galbraith at Adobe Books, 7-9 PM

[3/28] Rad American Women A-Z Book Release Party at City Lights 12:30 PM

[4/1] 37th annual St. Stupid’s Day parade

[4/3] The Yacht Rock Sing A Long Show

[4/5] EASTER with the SISTERS: #WTFMary! Hunky Jesus Take the Wheel 12 – 4 PM

[4/7] April 7 Jonathon Keats on “Envisioning Deep Time” (conceptual artist, experimental philosopher) at Long Now’s Interval

[4/9] Frank Lloyd Wright on the West Coast: An evening with author Mark Anthony Wilson

[4/9] Ian Harvie Live in San Francisco (standup comedy) Two shows at SF Oasis [Tickets]

[4/12] DINO-Light at JCCSF: “Electroluminescent creatures light up the darkness
as cutting-edge puppetry, technology and dance combine in a heartrending original tale.” [Tickets]

[4/14] Killer Heels, an art exhibit of shoes at JCCSF

[4/18] Kinky Salon’s 12 YEAR ANNIVERSARY 10 PM to 3 AM

[4/19] The World’s First Pop-up Ball Pit Bar by Forward Motion

[4/21] Patrick House on “From Modern Brain Parasites to Ancient Illness”
(neuroscientist, geneticist at Stanford) at Long Now’s Interval

[4/26] How Weird Street Faire

[5/29] The Outta Sites, The Unclaimed, The Ogres with the Devil-ettes at The Elbo Room

San Mateo, California
[5/16-5/17] 10th Annual Maker Faire Bay Area 2015  [Tickets]

Sun Valley, Idaho

[3/22-3/25] DENT conference, “explores the magic and science of visionary leadership and groundbreaking success”

Heads up!
~~ The Replacements are on tour, “Back by Unpopular Demand”
~~ Amanda Palmer will soon be on tour too
~~ The Dead Milkmen are on a West Coast tour
~~ Eddie Izzard is also on a West Coast tour
~~ Tickets ($140) are now available for Camp Tipsy 2015
~~ Burning Man tickets might still be available.
~~ Lightning in a Bottle tickets are available.
~~ Yes and Yes Yes happens June 12-15, 2015 in Palm Springs
~~ This year’s Tiki Oasis happens August 13-16, 2015 in San Diego


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