The “Jiggity Jig” Edition :: Issue #029


Rusty’s Electric Dreams :: Issue #029 :: The “Jiggity Jig” Edition :: 04:15:2015

Rusty’s Electric Dreams, an inbox zine by pop culture activist Rusty Blazenhoff
Issue #029 :: The “Jiggity Jig” Edition :: 04:15:2015

Jiggity Jig!!!SJ and I are home from our super-spectacular-awesome-epic road trip to Los Angeles!If you missed all our guest tweets for @RoadTrip, go check them out now! The hashtag is #REDrt15 (though sometimes I forgot to add it…boo). OR, better yet, check out this wrap-up post of the trip’s highlights which I slaved over.

This week I started working on a SECRET but VERY COOL project. It uses all my best creative-thinking skills in all the best ways. That’s all I can tell you. Sorry.

Rusty Blazenhoff

“Creative resilience embodied. She finds things that open my mind — and writes about them.–Jemimah Knight on her personal influences[Have something nice to say? Email me and I’ll include it on my Press page.]
Don’t forget, these emails run long. Be sure to hit “View entire message” when it cuts off.
Route 66 Soda at Galco's Soda Pop Stop
This space
intentionally left home again

As seen on the Internets

:: These 3D-printed shoes are INCREDIBLE, though unwise! Thx, seanbonner!


:: People on Drugs Review the Art at Coachella Thx, Cathleen!

:: Hyundai uses 11 cars to write a giant message to an astronaut

:: Stephen Hawking sings Monty Python’s “Galaxy Song”

:: NEATO!! For sale: Towels that look like sushi rolls

:: Underwater Babies, a beautiful new photo book by Seth Casteel

Camille Rose Garcia
This is Broke-Ass Stuart and he’s trying to grow up.**Know of him? You should.He’s written books, zines, and viral articles, and hosted a nationally televised show.

(In fact, come June, I’ll be a guest on his web show, The Kinda Late Show with Broke-Ass Stuart.)
More importantly, he’s fighting the good fight for independent media in San Francisco. With the recent closures of The Bold Italic and Bay Guardian, indie media is gasping for air in the Bay Area. To keep his brand alive (and to grow it bigger), he’s started a crowdfunding campaign.  You should throw some $$ his way.

Or maybe not: “10 Reasons Why You Should NOT Give Your Money to Broke-Ass Stuart’s IndieGoGo Campaign.”

I can’t believe no one has taken him up on this perk yet:

**Growing up is overrated!!!

Artist-in-residence: April 2015

by Paul Compton
every silence, collage on paper 17.6 x 12.8cm, 2015
Paul Compton is a visual artist based in Melbourne, Australia. His main focus is in drawing, particularly using ink, but he also creates handmade books, zines, etchings and lino cuts.
[$$] If you value what I do, who I am, and how I am helping our community, please support me with a monthly recurring donation
[__] If you are unable to offer financial support, would you ask your friends to subscribeTell the Others.
Remember I told you about my friend Epiphany Jordan? She’s behind Karuna Sessions, her new business that offers compassionate touch to the stressed, grieving, exhausted, and lonely.WELL… 

She wrote Amanda Palmer a letter about Karuna Sessions and was invited to host a cuddle room at her Austin show. She is there RIGHT NOW hosting the Karuna Lounge and from what I am reading on Twitter, it’s going REALLY WELL. I’m SO PROUD of her!!



photo by Kaspr Goodman

Events of note

Rusty Blazenhoff and SJ at Page Museum...ARRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!
[4/18] Record Store Day
[4/19] Bicycle Day, celebrate Albert Hofmann‘s LSD-laced bike ride
[4/17] The Reefriders (Surf), No Cover, 8-10 PM at Forbidden Island


[4/26] Mid-Century Supper Club International Potluck at the Eagles Hall, 2 PM to 6 PM [Tickets]

[4/26] Forbidden Island 9th Anniversary, with Meshugga Beach Party 4 – 8 PM

[5/2] Rad American Women A-Z Reading at Books, Inc. at 2:30 PM

[Until 4/26] @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz Island (go see this!)

[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

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

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

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

[5/1-5/3] Further Future Voyage 001: The Beginning

Los Angeles

[4/25-4/26] Flame Effects for the Artist, a 2-day workshop to learn fire art[
6/16] 826LA‘s 10th Anniversary Celebration
New York City
[4/20] Guest editor of MAD #533, “Weird Al” Yankovic and MAD Editor John Ficarra will be at the Barnes & Noble at 33 E 17th St in NYC (6 PM) to sign autographs and meet fans!


[5/15-5/17] Comedy Hack Day 8


[4/15] DEATH + TAXES + CHIPTUNES = Continuum Kingdom, 
Cartoon Violence, Doctor Popular, and Robo Beat’em Up at The Stork Club, 9 PM

[4/23Drag Me To Bingo, bingo with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence


[4/24] Rear Window at the Paramount, 8 PM

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

[4/26] Bay Area: Celebrate 25 Revolting Years of AK Press!

[4/30] Big Dicks House of Big Boobs, 9 PM at a secret location

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


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

[5/23] Vietnamese Concert

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

[4/15] Nerd Nite SF #59: Dino Art, Social Fishes, and Bees! [Tickets]

[4/16] The Dancehall of Beautiful Radiant Things, a slow dance club at Verdi Club [Tickets]

[4/17] 7:30 PM Bawdy Storytelling’s ‘Monogamish’  [Tickets]

10:30 PM Bawdy Storytelling’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’  [Tickets]
[4/17] Last Gasp’s 45th Anniversary party, 111 Minna Gallery, 5pm – 8pm
[4/18] Buck Angel & Bawdy Storytelling present ‘Trantastic’ (SF) [Tickets]


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

[4/18] Pop-Up Magazine: A night of new true stories, documentary films, photography, sound, and music.

[TBD] 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

[4/21] Odd Salon: Myriad at DNA Lounge [Tickets]

[4/26] How Weird Street Faire

[5/1 -5/2] Awkward Dinner Party at NOHspace, 8 PM [Tickets] Thx, JRB!

[5/9] 2nd Annual “Skipalong for Hopalong” Fundraising Skip

[5/14] Extra Action Marching Band & Black Sabbitch at the EAGLE

[5/20] John Waters will read from “Carsick,” his account of hitchhiking across America (at Green Apple books), 7:30 PM

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

[7/9] Chuck Palahniuk and Lidia Yuknavitch: A Night of Mayhem at INFORUM, 6:30 PM [Tickets]

[9/27] Folsom Street Fair

San Leandro, California
[5/2] Pinata Workshop (10-6) and Party (7 on) with Vancouver artist Meaghan Kennedy

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

Why no events here? Surely there are awesome things happening in Seattle…?

Heads up!
~~ Eddie Izzard is also on a West Coast tour until July 1st
~~ 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 (SPACE-THEMED!) happens August 13-16, 2015 in San Diego
~~ Secret Cinema: Star Wars, London [Tickets]


The Mirror, Black Mirror Book Tour:

+ [4/17] 111 Minna Gallery, 5- 8pm, 111 Minna, SF, Last Gasp’s 45th Anniversary Party.
+ [4/18] Schulz Museum, 1 – 3pm, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA
+ [4/20] Northtown Books, 7 – 9pm, 957 H St. Arcata, CA
+ [4/25] Kohn Gallery, 1227 Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA
+ [5/22]  Morbid Anatomy Museum, 8 – 10pm 424 Third Ave, Brooklyn. 

Know about a cool event that would be a good fit for this zine? Share it with me

Pee-wee's miniature T-bird

Rusty’s Electric Dreams
 is a weekly inbox zine by Rusty Blazenhoff. These personally curated missives are beacons to signal and celebrate the global tribe of weird, wonderful, and “different” people (“the Others“).:: Subscribe now ::
:: Read the Archives ::

:: Send a Tip ::
:: Want me to speak at your event? ::