The “Misfits, freaks, weirdies, et al.” Edition :: Issue #030


Rusty’s Electric Dreams :: Issue #030 :: The “Misfits, freaks, weirdies, et al.” Edition :: 04:22:2015

Rusty’s Electric Dreams, an inbox zine by pop culture activist Rusty Blazenhoff
Issue #030 :: The “Misfits, freaks, weirdies, et al.” Edition¬†:: 04:22:2015

Misfits, freaks, weirdies, et al.As I was waking up today, I had a profound thought: I have blogged for some of the top culture blogs ON THE PLANET. I don’t feel particularly “special” and the path to get here has been zig-zaggity, but there it is. Call me the “accidental culture blogger.” Will someone please go back and tell young me how amazing life will be in the future? Ok, thanks. With that, it’s my pleasure to announce my new gig. I am now blogging for Neatorama. Yay!! You can follow my posts here. ūüôā

Also, there’s a new giveaway! Last Gasp generously donated Camille Rose Garcia’s art book, Mirror, Black Mirror¬†and now I am raffling it off to one lucky RED reader. Check it out.

Josh Ellingson (future RED Artist-in-Residence) has been hosting Show & Tell nights in the SF Bay Area. You should get on his mailing list to find out when the next one is….they are SO MUCH FUN.

Oh ya, A little bird told me that something fun might be happening in Oakland, California on Saturday night (April 25th) that has to do with TRUCKS and ARTISTS and the NIGHT. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge. See you there?

Rusty Blazenhoff

“Mommy Weirdest.”¬†–Vinnie Pescado[Have something nice to say? Email me and I’ll include it on my Press page.]
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As seen on the Internets

Support Local Weirdies by Friend Prices
:: “The Spot” hosted by¬†Ashleyanne Krigbaum, Thursdays at 5:30 PM

:: “The Obscure, the Charming and the Odd: Mark Pahlow’s Guide to Seattle”


:: “Things To Remember If You Love A Highly Creative Person”


:: Baby Got Back: Subversive baby bloomers by Julie Jackson


:: Real Deal alert: A screenshot of Boing Boing on The WELL from 1993


::¬†Anne Lamott shares: “Everyone is screwed up, broken, clingy, and scared” Thx, Hilary!

Real things you can actually buy: yay!

Never Date Dudes From the Internet, a zine

Rich collage by dadadreams


Rainbow Shine zipper dust mask for Burning Man, unicorns, fairies, ravers, and anyone else in need of a freaky disguise

FREAK pin 1990s vintage

have a weird weekend patch

Artist-in-residence: April 2015

by Paul Compton
Pee-wee Won’t Leave the Playhouse
Ink & tea on paper, 16 x 20cm, Paul Compton, 2010
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.
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Events of note

Nobody Comes Into Your Life by Mere Coincidence
[4/26] Mid-Century Supper Club International Potluck, Eagles Hall, 2 to 6 PM [Tickets]


[4/26] Forbidden Island 9th Anniversary, with Meshugga Beach Party 4 Р8 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 [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
[5/15-5/17] Comedy Hack Day 8

Nevada City, Nevada
[5/27] Everything Is Terrible! Legends!


[4/23] Drag 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

[4/25] Secret event at night with trucks that I can’t tell you about

[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

[5/18]¬†John Waters¬†will read from “Carsick,” his account of hitchhiking across America
(at DIESEL), 6:30 PM

[5/26] Everything Is Terrible! Legends! at the New Parkway [Tickets]

That’s me sitting in with Mal Sharpe and¬†the Big Money in Jazz band at the 2012 Fairyland gala!

[6/4]¬†Fairyland’s 20th¬†Annual Gala¬†“Cinderella Story” [Tickets]

[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

[4/26] How Weird Street Faire

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


[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

[5/21-5/24] The 7 Deadly Pleasures: a rock cabaret opera at Fort Mason

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

[6/11] Peter Murphy Live at DNA Lounge [Tickets] Thx, Dawn!

[6/20] City of Women, Sunrunners, and The Greening at Bottom of the Hill [Tickets]

[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]

[5/30] Everything Is Terrible! Legends! in Seattle! [Tickets]
ALSO: “The Obscure, the Charming and the Odd: Mark Pahlow’s Guide to 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:

+ [4/25] Kohn Gallery, 1227 Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA
+ [5/22]  Morbid Anatomy Museum, 8 Р10pm 424 Third Ave, Brooklyn

Don’t forget to enter into the giveaway!! Tell your friends!

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