The “Method to my madness” Edition :: Issue #038


Rusty’s Electric Dreams :: Issue #038 :: The “Method to my madness” Edition :: 06:17:2015

Rusty’s Electric Dreams, an inbox zine by pop culture activist Rusty Blazenhoff 

Issue #038 :: The “Method to my madness” Edition¬†:: 06:17:2015

Method to my madness… 

You aren’t going to believe this…I spoke in front of a large group of people and survived! Thank you to C.J. for the opportunity ūüôā

On June 19th, this FRIDAY, I’ll be a guest on¬†The Kinda Late Show with Broke-Ass Stuart. It films in San Francisco at Doc’s Lab and you can snag a seat to be in the audience. Tickets are $15. I hope you can make it!

Rusty Blazenhoff


“One of the most inspiring, weird and off-kilter collections of curated kitschy ephemera for the big-brained.”–Mighty¬†on¬†Product Hunt¬†(upvote!)¬Ě[Have something nice to say? Say it¬†and I’ll include it on my Press page.]
once in a blue moon boots
This spaceintentionally left your guess is as good as mine

As seen on the Internets

Toaster belt buckle
:: Mystery Show: Case # 3 belt buckle:: Thanks, Cardhouse!:: Kill two birds with one stone

::¬†Yes Men Share Snow Cones from “Last Icebergs of North Pole”


:: “School Kids Lining Up to Get Beloved Janitor’s Autograph”


:: Keepy (SJ & I have been playing with this and <3 it!) Thx, Robert Scoble!


:: Best thing to use on sliced bread: The Butter Boss


:: “The Ambiguously Gay Duo” bobbleheads: NSFW-ish


:: Drastic times call for drastic measures ūüôā


Real things you can actually buy: yay!

Cross my heart hope to die stick a needle in my eye

Mister Ed, the Talking Horse "Straight from the horse's mouth"

Speak of the Devil by Alfred Hitchcock

Jump on the bandwagon license plate

Artist-in-residence: June 2015

Bud Welch by Erika Jane Amerika
“Leo ‘Bud’ Welch”“I’m a self taught artist from Lubbock, Texas currently living in Austin.¬†My artwork is described as imaginative, surrealistic, low brow, gothic, with references of humor, pop culture, cinema, and¬†literature, and a heavy dash of country and Texas references…. I like to call it Amerikan!¬†

I do originals and also love to do commissions…. so remember this gun’s for hire! but there is a growing waiting list so get on it!¬†
yeehaw!”–Erika Jane Amerika
The ball is in your court…Ask your friends to¬†subscribe.Tell the Others.
Dreams by Beck
LISTEN: “Dreams” by Beck ¬† :: Thanks, Timmmii!

Events of note

The Kinda Late Show with Broke-Ass Stuart
Austin, Texas[6/17-6/18]¬†Crispin Hellion Glover’s Big Slide Show¬†Parts 1 & 2 at¬†Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Ritz[6/18]¬†(un)Spoken:¬†A¬†storytelling¬†show¬†by¬†the¬†creators¬†of¬†BedPost¬†Confessions¬†at Spider House Ballroom, $10/door Thx, M.C. Otter!


[6/20] The Real Numbers at Starry Plough

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

Black Rock City, Nevada

[8/30-9/7] Burning Man


[8/16-12/16] The World of Tim Burton¬†at¬†Max Ernst Museum Br√ɬľhl des LVR

Henderson, North Carolina

[8/27-8/30] Camp Grounded, “Where Grownups Go to Unplug, Get Away, and Be Kids Again.”
Houston, Texas

[6/20-6/21]¬†Crispin Hellion Glover’s Big Slide Show¬†Parts 1 & 2 at Alamo Drafthouse

Huntington Beach, California

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

Lake Ladoga, California

[6/29-7/5] Camp Tipsy, all ages [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!


[Until 9/27] Secret Cinema Presents Star Wars [Tickets]

Los Angeles

[Dates in June]¬†Uncle Impossible√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Funtime Variety & Ice Cream Social, 18+[6/27]¬†Caveman¬†Picnic¬†Returns! at La Brea Tar Pits, 1 PM[6/28]¬†Charles¬†Phoenix¬†“Disneyland”¬†Tour¬†of¬†Downtown¬†L.A., a 6-hour field trip! [Tickets]

[7/12] UnCabaret with Allee Willis at Au Lac, 8 PM [Tickets]

Nevada City, California

[7/24 & 7/25]¬†Bread¬†and¬†Bones¬†at Polly’s Paladar [Tickets]

New York City

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


[6/20] Burning Man PRECOMPRESSION at American Steel[6/20] Oak Train, a sout train dance line, 9 AM to 5 PM[6/20] Hushfest: Oakland @ Jack London Square, an all-ages silent disco, $15 [Tickets]

[6/21] Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes 2015, 5 PM [Tickets] [pdf program]

[6/26] LABYRINTH at the New Parkway

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

[7/10]¬†Big Dick’s House of Big Boobs, a DIY strip club at a secret location

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


[Until 8/8] Vik Muniz at Xippas Gallery, Paris

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

Pleasanton, California

[6/18-7/6]  Alameda County Fair

Riverside, California

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

San Diego

[8/13-8/16] Tiki Oasis (SPACE-THEMED!)

San Francisco
SF’s¬†POPOS¬†(privately-owned public open spaces) :: guide

[6/17] Nerd Nite SF #61: Internet Archive, Plasma, & Addresses [Tickets]

[6/18]¬†Pee-wee’s¬†Big¬†Adventure:¬†Free¬†Outdoor¬†Screening¬†at McCoppin Plaza (McCoppin at Valencia)

[6/19] Pier 70 Happy Hour РCarzz, 4 PM

[6/19] SF City Hall Centennial Celebration: 100 Years of SF Music, 6 PM [Info]

[6/19] The Kinda Late Show with Broke-Ass Stuart, Doc’s Lab $15¬†

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

[6/23] Odd Salon: Covert at DNA Lounge, 21+

[6/24] Dancehall of Beautiful Radiant Things at Verdi Club, 8 to 11 PM [Tickets]

[6/26-6/28] The Beatnik Shindig at Fort Mason Center [Volunteer]

[6/28] SF Pride Parade

[7/7] Odd Salon: Infamy at DNA Lounge, 21+

[7/8] Fireside Storytelling: Sink or Swim, 8 PM, Chez Poulet, $15

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

[7/18] The Real Numbers at Amnesia

[7/18] Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party at SOMArts Cultural Center [Tickets]

[7/19] Dark Garden Annual Corset Rummage Sale, 11 AM to 6 PM

[7/29] Fireside Storytelling: Confessions, 8 PM, Chez Poulet, $15

[8/4] Odd Salon: Myth(os) at DNA Lounge, 21+

[8/22] The Real Numbers at International Pop Overthrow Festival, Hotel Utah

[9/9]¬†Fireside Storytelling: Storyteller’s Choice, 8 PM, Chez Poulet, $15

[9/27] Folsom Street Fair

[10/7] Fireside Storytelling: Saved the Day, 8 PM, Chez Poulet, $15

[10/29] TEDxSanFrancisco at Pier 70

[11/4] Fireside Storytelling: Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time, 8 PM, Chez Poulet, $15

[12/3] Fireside Storytelling: Mind. Blown., 8 PM, Chez Poulet, $15

[12/31] PATTI SMITH & HER BAND perform Horses in its entirety this New Year’s Eve at The Fillmore! [Tickets]

Santa Fe, New Mexico

[9/4] Zozobra


[6/19-6/21] Fremont Solstice Fair

[6/20] Seattle Art Car Blowout

[6/26] Homeless to CEO: A Journey Through Fear, Momentum, Mentorship & Creativity by Kyle Kesterson [Tickets]

[7/9] Bawdy Storytelling: Dirty Little Secret at Re-Bar Seattle, 8 PM

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

Heads up!~~ [10/9-10/11] Kinky Salon. DEEP HEDONISM. Secret location
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“Though this be madness, yet there is method in ‘t.” —Polonius in¬†Hamlet Act 2, scene 2
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