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BLT Book #54 Bestseller in Punk and #12 in Collectibles by Amelia G on Blue Blood

BLT Book #54 Bestseller in Punk and #12 in Collectibles

I am pleased as punch that today BLT 25: Black Leather Times Punk Humor and Social Critique from the Zine Revolution is ranking on two Amazon top 100 bestsellers lists! The book is #54 in Punk, right between Blondie and American Hardcore. And it is #12 in Magazine Collectibles, between Vanity...( Read more )

BLT Book #54 Bestseller in Punk and #12 in Collectibles by Amelia G on Blue Blood

BLT Book #54 Bestseller in Punk and #12 in Collectibles

I am pleased as punch that today BLT 25: Black Leather Times Punk Humor and Social Critique from the Zine Revolution is ranking on two Amazon top 100 bestsellers lists! The book is #54 in Punk, right between Blondie and American Hardcore. And it is #12 in Magazine Collectibles, between Vanity...( Read more )

BLT Zine Book Available on Amazon by Amelia G on Blue Blood

BLT Zine Book Available on Amazon

The BLT silver anniversary zine book is now available via Amazon! For Prime members, that means you can receive free two day shipping for this omnibus edition of every issue ever published of my punk humor zine Black Leather Times.


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BLT Zine Book Available on Amazon by Amelia G on Blue Blood

BLT Zine Book Available on Amazon

The BLT silver anniversary zine book is now available via Amazon! For Prime members, that means you can receive free two day shipping for this omnibus edition of every issue ever published of my punk humor zine Black Leather Times.


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Should The Pirate Bay Guys Go to Jail? by Amelia G on Blue Blood

Should The Pirate Bay Guys Go to Jail?

As a creative person, I’m a lot more likely to own intellectual property than, ya know, tangible physical real world property. But, damn, Pirate Bay founders Fredrik Neij and Peter Sunde have been sentenced to jail time. In addition, banker Carl Lundström has been sentenced to jail time ...( Read more )

Should The Pirate Bay Guys Go to Jail? by Amelia G on Blue Blood

Should The Pirate Bay Guys Go to Jail?

As a creative person, I’m a lot more likely to own intellectual property than, ya know, tangible physical real world property. But, damn, Pirate Bay founders Fredrik Neij and Peter Sunde have been sentenced to jail time. In addition, banker Carl Lundström has been sentenced to jail time ...( Read more )

400 Page BLT Book & Tshirts is a Kickstarter Staff Pick by Amelia G on Blue Blood

400 Page BLT Book & Tshirts is a Kickstarter Staff Pick

Whoo-hoo! I’m excited that the BLT book and T-shirts project is a Kickstarter Staff Pick. I’m feeling all validated and stuff 🙂

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Introducing BLT Kickstarter by Amelia G on Blue Blood

Introducing BLT Kickstarter

This weekend saw the launch of my Kickstarter project BLT Punk Humor Book 25 Year Black Leather Times Zine Omnibus. BLT was the first zine I did as an . . . well, I hesitate to say it, but as an adult. It is one of the creative projects I am the proudest of working on. A lot of great people have...( Read more )

Contract for World’s Biggest Gangbang by Amelia G on Blue Blood

Contract for World's Biggest Gangbang

Since Forrest Black’s and my California Deathrock book came out, we’ve been talking about print projects a lot. Print is my first love.
One of the projects suggested by some of my unsavory pals would be an omnibus retrospective of BLT. BLT was a little half-sized punk rock humor...( Read more )

California Deathrock book published! by Amelia G on Blue Blood

California Deathrock book published!

I am super happy to be able to share with you all that Forrest Black’s and my California Deathrock book has been published! In time for Xmas gift, delivery, get the ghouls and fiends in your life a nice hardcover coffee table book at CaliforniaDeathrock.com. We are so grateful for the...( Read more )

California Deathrock: Subculture Portraits by Forrest Black and Amelia G by Amelia G on Blue Blood

California Deathrock: Subculture Portraits by Forrest Black and Amelia G

You all probably recall that Forrest Black and I have been working on a photography art book of our portraits of the California Deathrock scene of the last 15+ years. I just wanted to let you all know that the book is about to come out! We shot the gorgeous and very unique Malice McMunn for the...( Read more )

Today we start editing film!

Forrest and I are getting ready to start going through contact sheets for our California Deathrock project today. Thanks to our awesome backers, we know we are definitely going to be able to do the book, so we want to get a head start on editing film.

It has been so long since I got to work with negatives and contact sheets that I am having trouble finding any of my grease art pencils to mark the contact sheets with. I'm still hopeful that a search will uncover my stash, but I might have to go get a couple from the camera store. Hopefully they still carry traditional tools.

We're going to try both the library and a coffeehouse with big tables and see which is more comfortable to go through contact sheets in.

Thanks so so so much to everyone who has supported this project so far. If we hit $2,200, the book is definitely going to be hardcover and it seems promising that it will.

Rose of No Man’s Land by Michelle Tea

Rose of No Man’s Land by Michelle Tea



by Amelia G : December 3rd, 2010

Michelle Tea is one of those special writers whose work fills you with an aching longing for her character. You can’t help falling in love with them.

Much of what I’ve read of Michelle Tea’s in the past was memoir, but Rose of No Man’s Land is a coming of age novel. For some reason, this book did not come up on my radar when it was released in 2005, although I’ve liked what Michelle Tea does ever since she and I were both presenters at the Firecracker Book Awards and she yelled, “cunt”, really loud from the stage. (It was relevant to what she was presenting an award for, but still.) As the main character Trisha Driscoll is fifteen, I suppose this book is more or less YA, so that is probably why I did not notice its release.

Rose of No Man’s Land is brilliant. A really perfect, elegantly plotted story about a pivotal day in the life of a teenage girl in suburban nowheresville Massachusetts. For some reason, the publishing world puts out gritty realistic bildungsromans for straight boys and queer girls, complete with sexuality, alcohol, and maybe even drugs and disrespect for authority.

michelle tea rose of no man's land

They publishing world seems to just hope straight girls will read Twilight and wait for a man to give them personality. But that is a feminist diatribe for another day.

Rose of No Man’s land is a really enjoyable read. It vividly calls up that combined teenage ennui and lust for adventure, the struggle to parse the alien . . .

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Backstage Passes Gets Good Press from Gram Ponante and AltPorn.Net

Backstage Passes Gets Good Press from Gram Ponante and AltPorn.Net



by Amelia G : August 25th, 2010

backstage passes an anthology of rock and roll erotica from the pages of blue blood

My Backstage Passes anthology has been receiving some nice press this week, so I thought I’d share. I’m so used to the speed of internet press at this point, that I am chomping at the bit with the turnaround time for print and for a project which requires more in-depth reading for journalists to cover it.</p>

Kitty Two, writing for AltPorn.net, described much of the Backstage Passes book as “extremely enjoyably depraved and romantic”.

Gram Ponante, America’s Most Beloved Porn Journalist, recommends reading Backstage Passes and Douglas Coupland’s Microserfs for a complete picture of life in the 1990’s:

“Backstage Passes,” an anthology of erotica written by and about the types of people you might see alternately sobbing or fighting in the front row of either a Danzig or Dead Can Dance concert, is . . .


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