The “Smashing” Edition :: Issue #032


Rusty’s Electric Dreams :: Issue #032 :: The “Smashing” Edition :: 05:06:2015

Rusty’s Electric Dreams, an inbox zine by pop culture activist Rusty BlazenhoffIssue #032 :: The “Smashing” Edition :: 05:06:2015



Since Saturday night, I’ve been having a great run o’ fun. Meaghan Kennedy’s pinata workshop at the Unicorn Estate was a smashing success, as was the after party. On Sunday, I had an absolutely splendid time celebrating the fifth anniversary of the EPS. On Tuesday, Meaghan and I went to met with Dan and Bethany Shine who have recently opened the Innovation Hangar in the former Exploratorium space (next to the Palace of Fine Arts). It’s really cool! And, heads up artists…they are looking for art to exhibit in June (ping me directly if you want more info.)

May brings on a new Artist-in-Residence. This month it’s the one and only San Francisco treat, Josh Ellingson! He’s got some “Drunk Tweets” to share.

Winner of giveaway! We have one! Elliotte B. has won a copy of Camille Rose Garcia’s Mirror, Black Mirror. Yay!

I’m just seeing on Janelle Hessig’s Instagram that the San Francisco board of supervisors declared Tuesday, May 5th, “Ron Turner Day”! As you may know, Ron is the founder of Last Gasp, the famous underground book and comics company started in San Francisco 45 years ago. Congrats, Ron!

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As seen on the Internets

Piñata Skin Rug
:: I took a pinata artist to a Mexican pinata candy store in Oakland


:: Empathy Cards For Serious Illness


:: “An Artist You Should Know: Ma Li”


:: Christo will have a new exhibit for 16 days in June 2016: The Floating Piers


:: This is how I want to go out…It’s a bear! It’s friendly!


:: Q&A with the Reverend Ivan Stang of the Church of the SubGenius


:: This is just here so I remember to fix my iMac


Artist-in-residence: May 2015

by Josh Ellingson
“Drunk Tweets” 
“For the past couple of years, I’ve occasionally been working on a series of small drawings and paintings of drinking birds. Some of them have dialog bubbles but mainly their inebriation has been expressed in facial features or actions. I call the series “Drunk Tweets” and I post them mostly to Twitter and Instagram. Many of them can be seen at my website here:
With my artist residency, I’d like to continue my Drunk Tweets and expand on them to include reader-submitted dialog. If you’ve got a favorite overheard bit of drunken conversation, drunken late-night tweet, or other bit of alcohol-induced dialog, send it to and maybe it will make it into my series. Cheers!”
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Events of note

Pinata Innards by Tripper Dungan
Arlington[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

[6/4-6/7] 30th Anniversary celebration of the cult film The Goonies


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

Brea, California

[5/9-5/10] Charles Phoenix: BIG Retro Slide Show [Tickets]

Huntington Beach, California

[6/27] Charles Phoenix: ALOHALAND at Don the Beachcomber [Tickets]

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


[5/29] Bawdy Storytelling with Host Sex Nerd Sandra!

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

[6/28] Charles Phoenix “Disneyland” Tour of Downtown L.A., a 6-hour field trip! [Tickets]

New York City

[5/15-5/17] Comedy Hack Day 8 at New School [Tickets]

[7/7-8/16] Penn & Teller on Broadway [Tickets]

Nevada City, California

[5/27] Everything Is Terrible! Legends!


[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]

[6/4] Fairyland’s 20th Annual Gala â€œA Cinderella Story” [Tickets]

[6/13-6/15] HellaCon 2015 [Tickets]

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

[10/24] FIGMENT Oakland, a free, inclusive, participatory art event


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

Port Costa, California
[5/30] Port Costa town wide yard sale, 9 to 4 PM

Riverside, California

[9/18-9/20] Boing Boing’s Weekend of Wonder at Mission Inn

San Francisco

[Until 5/7] Ondine, a play staged at Sutro Baths and Sutro Heights Park [Tickets]

[5/6] DorkbotSF #81 at Internet Archive, 7 PM


[5/8] Flamenco Dancing and Music with a tapas dinner at Chez Poulet {Tickets]

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

[5/10] Everyhere Logistics Junior Ranger Program at Sunday Streets, 11 AM to 4 PM

[5/12] Odd Salon: Utopia, 21+ at DNA Lounge

[5/13] Bawdy Storytelling’s ‘Surprise!’, 8 PM

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

[5/15] The Smiths Music Video Sing A Long Show, Roxie Theater, 21+ [Tickets]

[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

[5/28] Risk! & Bawdy Storytelling at the Verdi Club, 8 PM [Tickets]

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

[6/9] Neil Gaiman, “How Stories Last” at Castro Theatre [Tickets]

[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 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!~~ Tickets ($140) are now available for Camp Tipsy 2015

~~ Burning Man tickets might still be available.

~~ Yes and Yes Yes happens June 12-15, 2015 in Palm Springs

~~ Tiki Oasis (SPACE-THEMED!) happens August 13-16, 2015 in San Diego

~~ Secret Cinema: Star Wars, London [Tickets]

The Mirror, Black Mirror Book Tour:

+ [5/22]  Morbid Anatomy Museum, 8 – 10pm 424 Third Ave, Brooklyn

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