The “CONSUME” Edition :: Issue #060


Rusty’s Electric Dreams :: Issue #060 :: The “CONSUME” Edition :: 11:25:2015

Rusty’s Electric Dreams, an inbox zine by pop culture activist Rusty Blazenhoff
Issue #060 :: The “CONSUME” Edition :: 11:25:2015


Drum roll, please! The winner of the “Cocktails and Coloring Books” prize package is…

VICTORIA HEIFNER of Milkfed Press!!

Happy “Thursday,” everyone! As per our (totally made-up) tradition, I’ll be consuming some “jin deui” with the girl in Oakland’s Chinatown on “Thursday” morning.

Then, I’m going on a road trip to Los Angeles with my dear friend Jessica (aka Kooky Kitsch). We have some AWESOME plans. Of course, I’ll be posting photos to Instagram.

If you’re in the L.A. area, please meet up with us at Clifton’s on Saturday night. We’re NOT going for dinner, just drinks. 8 PM. Hope to see you there!

Lastly, a million thank yous to Adam T. Davis, November’s artist-in-residence. I haven’t heard, but I hope you got some of his FREE ART. In his last week, he has another cool offer…see below.

Next month, we welcome Janelle Hessig as December’s artist-in-residence!

Rusty Blazenhoff

p.s. Bunnywarez is back in biz!!


“A vote for Rusty is a vote for you.”
–Victoria Heifner of Milkfed Press

A request from my friend Elliotte: “A group of badass ladies I’m part of are putting together bags to hand out to homeless folks during Santa Con. We want to make it more than just a huge raging pub crawl, and help people in need. We want to provide toiletries, clean socks, a non perishable snack, pads, tampons etc. Any and all donations would be greatly appreciated. If you have anything you would like to contribute, please let me know. We’re putting them together on Dec 10. Thanks!!!!!”
Want to help? Contact Elliotte at:
UPDATE: Now there’s a Facebook page and spreadsheet!
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As seen on the Internets


The "Munster Koach" in the 1964 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The “Munster Koach” in the 1964 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

:: Incredible: Projection mapping on tattoos

:: Ouija board coffee table and rug

:: “Upstairs Neighbors,” why DO they make so much noise?

:: Oldie but a goodie: Gluttony Pants

:: Cableporn

:: “Men Are From Mars, Women Need To Stay Off That Space Dick,” a mini comic by Janelle Hessig

:: TV-B-Gone

:: “Merit Badges for Millennial Life Achievements”

:: “Everything Is Awful and I’m Not Okay: questions to ask before giving up” 

:: How enlightened families argue at the Thanksgiving dinner table
:: Thanks, Joseph!

November Artist-in-Residence: Adam Davis



For the next week, I’ll send anyone who sends me their address either a mix cd or an actual mix tape. It will be music from the bands I’ve been in (Gnarboots, DESA, Link 80), projects I have helped with, unreleased electronic music, music my friends have made, etc. It will come with a handmade liner, to make you feel like you’re back in high school! I’ll also throw in some drawings from my files that I’ve been trying to empty out.
HERE’S THE CATCH: you have to send me something back. It can be your own mix cd, or a piece of art, or a zine, or a nice handwritten letter. I just want to get some fun mail in return. EMAIL ME to start the fun.
Thanks! Adam
Adam T. Davis lives and works as an Illustrator in Alameda, California. He makes artwork for album covers, t-shirts, coloring books, concert posters, and the walls of children’s rooms.
His site:
His scavenger hunt site: www.secretseverywhere.comtober.

Real things you can’t actually buy: yay!




Events of note


CONSUME the merchandise CONSUME

Photoshop manipulation of Star Wars the Force Awakens Poster.
Patti Smith is on her book tour for M Train

PiL is on tour

[12/18]  Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens opens

Alameda, California

[12/7] Annual Holiday “Tiki Mug Swap” at Forbidden Island, 6 PM to 9 PM

[12/12] Mid-Century Supper Club Holiday Potluck at Alameda Eagles, 6 PM to 11 PM [Tickets]

Austin, Texas
[11/27-12/24] Blue Genie Art Bazaar

[3/11-3/15/2016] SXSW Interactive

Berkeley, California
[11/27-11/29] Mummenschanz, the famous Swiss mime troupe, at Zellerbach Hall

[12/6] Krampus Lauf on 4th St. at Castle in the Air, 3:30 PM

[12/12] East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest at Berkeley City College, 10 AM – 5 PM [Facebook]

Copenhagen, Denmark
[Until 1/24/2016] Yayoi Kusama
: In Infinity, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

[Until 12/16] The World of Tim Burton at Max Ernst Museum Brühl des LVR

Lake Iseo, Italy
[6/18 to 7/3/2016] Christo’s Floating Piers

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

Lisbon, Portugal
[11/7/2016-11/10/2016] Web Summit 2016

[July 2016] EVA London 2016

Los Angeles

[Ongoing] Makers Mess

[Open now] The Shag Store, 8433 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood

[11/20] Opening of Crazy4Cult9 at Gallery1988 (West), 7 PM to 10 PM

[Until 11/29] The Tiki Farm 15th Anniversary Show at La Luz de Jesus

[11/28] Meet Jessica and I at Clifton’s, 8 PM, for drinkies

[11/28] THE KRAMPUS: Lecture with Costumes at the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles
6 PM [Tickets] 8 PM [Tickets]

[12/5] THE KRAMPUS BALL at Highland Park
[12/10] LA KRAMPUSLAUF: the Krampus LA troupe will be joined by over a dozen members of the Moorpass Maishofen from Austria!
[12/13] KRAMPUS Mummers Play and Movie

[12/5-12/6] Comic Arts LA at Think Tank Gallery, Free

[12/12] Charles Phoenix’s Retro Holiday Slide Show at Modernica Props, 8 PM

[12/12-12/13] The Los Angeles Punk Museum Presents the 2nd annual Xmas Art Show at KGB Gallery

[12/18] Lightsaber Battle, 8 PM to 11 PM, Downtown LA [RSVP]

[12/19, 12/20] Harry Shearer and Judith Owen’s Christmas Without Tears (Does This Tree Make Me Look Fat?)  at Largo

Miami Beach, Florida
[12/3-12/6] Art Basel

[12/14] A John Waters Christmas: Holier and Dirtier at Adrienne Arsht Center For The Performing Arts [Tickets]

New York City
[Until 1/10/2016] Jim Shaw: The End is Here at New Museum

[12/10-1/23/2016] Dodecahedron, an exhibit by Mark Ryden at Paul Kasmin Gallery


[Until 11/29] SOME WAGS – Screenprints by MICHAEL WERTZ exhibit at Glama-Rama Salon

[11/30] Nerd Nite East Bay #36: 20K Leagues, Scrabble, and Human Senses

[12/4] Top Secret Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Extravaganza for the Department of Make Believe, 5 PM to 9 PM

[12/4] Festival of Lights parade at Children’s Fairyland, other Fairyland holiday events

[12/5] 5th ave marina’s End of the Road block party Holiday sale, 11 AM [Info]

[12/5] Mark Growden Quintet with Alex Kelly at Awaken Cafe, 7 PM

[12/10] Drag Me to Bingo, a bingo night with Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence [Tickets]

[12/10] BAD SANTA at the New Parkway, 9:30 PM [Tickets]

[12/12] Something For Everyone at Lost & Foundry Studios, 5 PM to 7 PM

Palm Springs, California
[12/18] Charles Phoenix’s Retro Holiday Slide Show, 6:30 PM

[7/8-7/11/2016] Yes and Yes Yes (YxYY) at the Ace Hotel, a “summer retreat for anyone who considers themselves a thinker, maker, creator, nerd, or weirdo.”

Pasadena, California
[1/1/2016] 12th Annual Rose Parade

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
[12/11] A John Waters Christmas: Holier and Dirtier at The Carnegie Music Hall [Tickets]

Portland, Oregon
[12/12] Crafty Wonderland at Oregon Convention Center, [Tickets]

[8/11-8/15/2016] World Domination Summit [Tickets]

Provincetown, Massachusetts
[8/13-8/19/2016] Carnival 2016: Back to the 80’s

Richmond, California
[12/5] Holiday Arts Festival at Richmond Arts Center, 11 AM to 3 PM

Riverside, California
[11/29] Charles Phoenix’s Retro Holiday Slide Show at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, 7 PM

[5/20-5/22/2016] Beyond Brookledge at the Galleria at the Mission Inn

San Diego
[12/18] Lightsaber Battle, 9 PM to 11 PM, Downtown San Diego [RSVP]

San Francisco
[Until 1/10/2016] Jewel City: Art from San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition at de Young Museum

[11/25] Gogol Bordello, the Gypsy Punk Tour at the Warfield [Tickets] [Other dates/cities]

[11/28-11/29] SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium at Pier 35, Free admission

[11/29] A John Waters Christmas: Holier and Dirtier at GAMH, 7 PM [Tickets]

[12/2] Joy Hacking: The Future of Happiness, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

[12/2]  Dancehall of Beautiful Radiant Things at Verdi Club [Tickets]

[12/3] Wunderfaire 2015 at IDEO Pier 28 Annex The Embarcadero, 4:30 PM to 8 PM

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

[12/4] Opening reception for Man Candy, an art show by Jason Mecier at Magnet, 8 PM to 10 PM
[until 12/31] Man Candy, an art show by Jason Mecier at Magnet

[12/4] The Real Numbers EP Release Party at Hotel Utah, 8 PM

[12/5] Krampus Night with Alternative Tentacles Records featuring Jello Biafra [Tickets]

[12/5] Barbary Coast Burlesque at Doc’s Lab

[12/9] THIS has sold out: LOST LANDSCAPES OF SAN FRANCISCO 10 at Castro Theatre, 7:30 PM [Tickets]

[12/9] Advanced Style with Ari Seth Cohen at JCCSF

[12/10] The Lost Landscapes of San Francisco 10: A Benefit for the Internet Archive, 6:30 PM [Tickets]

[12/12] SantaCon, Noon at Union Square

[12/13] Holiday Art Celebration, Sale, & Fundraiser ( by artists Carolyn Matteson and Ellen Leanse)

[12/15 -12/16] X at The Independent

[12/16] Going Deeper: Freedom, Liberation & Mindfulness with Michael Taft, 10 AM  – 4 PM

[12/18] Lightsaber Battle, 8 PM to 11 PM, Embarcadero [RSVP]

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

[1/23] The Groundlings’ Children’s Show at JCCSF, 1 PM


[1/29, 1/30] Pancakes & Booze Art Show – FREE Pancakes at 111 Minna Gallery [Details]

[1/29] Dan Deacon at The Fillmore

[2/11/16] Monica Lewinsky at JCCSF

[10/2017] 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love

Santa Rosa, California
[12/12-12/13] The Emerald Cup at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds [Tickets]

San Rafael, California
[11/27] The San Rafael Parade of Lights & Winter Wonderland

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

[12/2] A John Waters Christmas: Holier and Dirtier at The Neptune Theatre [Tickets]

[12/5] Santa’s Surf Spectacular! with Aloha Screwdriver at Darrell’s Tavern

Sun Valley, Idaho
[3/20-3/23/2016] DENT

[7/4-7/10/16] Nowhere

Vallejo, California
[12/5] Krampus at the Mad Hatter Christmas Parade in Vallejo

Whittier, California
[12/3] Charles Phoenix’s Retro Holiday Slide Show, 7 PM

If YOU would like to co-curate an issue of Rusty’s Electric Dreams, I’d love to hear your idea! Please email me:

Know about a cool event? Share it. I’ll do my best to include it in the next issue.

“There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says ‘Morning, boys. How’s the water?’ And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes ‘What the hell is water?’…

It is about the real value of a real education, which has almost nothing to do with knowledge, and everything to do with simple awareness; awareness of what is so real and essential, so hidden in plain sight all around us, all the time, that we have to keep reminding ourselves over and over:

‘This is water.’

‘This is water.’

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“).

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