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420 California Girls by Amelia G on Blue Blood

420 California Girls

I live in the heart of Hollywood and there is tons of commercial space for rent here right now. I am surprised at how many places have been trying to get a tenant without success for as long as they have. Except that places which have been empty for literally years still have asking prices of…( Read more )

Blue Blood is 20 Years Old, Thank You

Here is a note I am in the process of (I think) emailing to current and former members of various Blue Blood membership sites. I’ve been struggling with some Murphy’s Law technology today, so I thought I would share this blogtastically as well. I’m sure I will be riffing on some of these themes a lot this year. Stuff that makes me think.

Blue Blood is in its 20th year now. Back in 1992, when I started publishing the Blue Blood print magazine from the basement of a punk rock group house in Rockville, Maryland, I intended to create something activist, something which would create subculture cross-pollination and forever alter the beauty standards. I recently got a note for a school reunion, requesting that I supply what I’ve been up to, and my first thought was that I wanted to share that with people who get it. Thank you for your patronage of Blue Blood sites. I’m going to try to think of some amazing celebrations for this and I’ll definitely try to keep y’all updated on  parties, event appearances, and gallery shows and whatever else we have the resources to put together.

You are welcome to follow Blue Blood on Twitter at http://twitter.com/BlueBlood or me at http://twitter.com/AmeliaG for the up-to-the-minute stuff.

Now that you’ve treated everyone else this season, I’d love it if you would treat yourself to some Blue Blood VIP: http://www.blueblood.com/ You can see sample images of some of our recent updates at http://www.blueblood.com/news/tags/blue-blood-vip/ featuring new additions like cosplayer Scarlet Starr, leggy art schooler Annika Amour, literal firebreather Franccesca de Struct, and mohawed tattoo collector Tara Toxic. Since my last note to you all, we have also featured shoots of many long-time favorites, including Nixon Sixx, Razor Candi, Scar 13, Voltaire, Nina Sin, Zoe Matthews, and more more more.

Also, if you are interested in the California Deathrock book and/or T-shirt Forrest Black and I created, there is ordering info on the bottom of the page with this exclusive interview with Dinah Cancer of 45 Grave: http://www.blueblood.net/2012/12/dinah-cancer-interview-45-grave/ BlueBlood.net and the forums are still open to all and update every day with news ranging from the newest controversial goth-industrial music video to deliciously excessively intellectual pop culture deconstructions of recent television shows to where to buy zombie apocalypse to shotgun rounds and everything else you crave at http://www.blueblood.net/

Love, Amelia G

Blue Blood
8033 Sunset Blvd #4500
West Hollywood, CA 90046
USA

Blue Blood is 20 Years Old, Thank You

Here is a note I am in the process of (I think) emailing to current and former members of various Blue Blood membership sites. I’ve been struggling with some Murphy’s Law technology today, so I thought I would share this blogtastically as well.

Blue Blood is in its 20th year now. Back in 1992, when I started publishing the Blue Blood print magazine from the basement of a punk rock group house in Rockville, Maryland, I intended to create something activist, something which would create subculture cross-pollination and forever alter the beauty standards. I recently got a note for a school reunion, requesting that I supply what I’ve been up to, and my first thought was that I wanted to share that with people who get it. Thank you for your patronage of Blue Blood sites. I’m going to try to think of some amazing celebrations for this and I’ll definitely try to keep y’all updated on parties, event appearances, and gallery shows and whatever else we have the resources to put together.

You are welcome to follow Blue Blood on Twitter at http://twitter.com/BlueBlood or me at http://twitter.com/AmeliaG for the up-to-the-minute stuff.

Now that you’ve treated everyone else this season, I’d love it if you would treat yourself to some Blue Blood. You can see sample images of some of our recent updates at http://www.blueblood.com/news/tags/blue-blood-vip/ featuring new additions like cosplayer Scarlet Starr, leggy art schooler Annika Amour, literal firebreather Franccesca de Struct, and mohawed tattoo collector Tara Toxic. Since my last note to you all, we have also featured shoots of many long-time favorites, including Nixon Sixx, Razor Candi, Scar 13, Voltaire, Nina Sin, Zoe Matthews, and more more more.

Also, if you are interested in the California Deathrock book and/or T-shirt Forrest Black and I created, there is ordering info on the bottom of the page with this exclusive interview with Dinah Cancer of 45 Grave: http://www.blueblood.net/2012/12/dinah-cancer-interview-45-grave/ BlueBlood.net and the forums are still open to all and update every day with news ranging from the newest controversial goth-industrial music video to deliciously excessively intellectual pop culture deconstructions of recent television shows to where to buy zombie apocalypse to shotgun rounds and everything else you crave at http://www.blueblood.net/

Love, Amelia G

Blue Blood
8033 Sunset Blvd #4500
West Hollywood, CA 90046
USA

Big Boob Barbie and Country Club Biff are not the Oppressors

Big Boob Barbie and Country Club Biff are not the Oppressors

by Amelia G : November 15th, 2009

big boob debutante barbieMany folks who fancy themselves individualistic iconoclasts like to imagine that there is some 80’s movie villain guy or some beautiful blonde debutante girl (with huge knockers) who is holding them back. The dismal reality is that counterculture fails to be stronger because, too often, it eats its own.

Comedian Chris Rock does a joke about how the reason women do not rule the world is because they hate each other i.e. when a man sees his buddy with a great girl, he thinks he wants one like that, and, when a woman sees her pal with a great guy, she thinks she wants that guy. Many disadvantaged groups, from Bohemians to Blacks, have to deal with some pushback from the overculture and undermining in their own culture. Black community leaders have addressed some of the issue within their community by political action, forging ahead, and coining phrases such as “hater” to describe sometime peers who seek to destroy those like them who find any success.

Counterculture community leaders deal with this cultural cannibalism by posting that they are totally going to stop tweeting on Twitter. Next time you feel like you just can’t get a break, take a look in the mirror and ask yourself when was the last time you said something supportive to or about someone in your community and when was the last . . .

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