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Alexandria Still Burns: Librarians & the Fight for Knowledge by Amelia G on Blue Blood

Alexandria Still Burns: Librarians & the Fight for Knowledge

I like Kyle Cassidy‘s work because he has a good eye for subculture. There is a journalistic aspect to his work, combined with an aesthetically pleasing approach. Kyle Cassidy delves into the social anthropology of cultural aspects which go unexplored by most. I think I first came across...( Read more )

What do you like besides Rik Mayall & The Young Ones? by Amelia G on Blue Blood

What do you like besides Rik Mayall & The Young Ones?

I loved The Young Ones. I actually thought they were an MTV creation and the existence of that show was one of the many reasons MTV was awesome. I rarely saw my people represented in film and, despite its over-the-top comedy, The Young Ones reflected my real life experience far more than most...( 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

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

Backstage Passes: An Anthology of Rock and Roll Erotica from the Pages of Blue Blood

Sorry I haven't updated in a few days. I was scheduled to announce the release of my fabulous anthology Backstage Passes on Monday. But I was wracked with anxiety and inappropriate affect, so, instead of feeling celebratory about the awesomeness, I just mostly felt nervous and queasy. Excited contributors have all been emailing me for the past day to make sure all is well. Okay, that is probably an overshare. Let me start again.

I am pleased to announce that my book Backstage Passes: An Anthology of Rock and Roll Erotica from the pages of Blue Blood just came out. The stories explore different aspects of the eroticism of music subcultures. It's got sexy literary fiction from all sorts of cool genre authors including Poppy Z. Brite, Nancy A. Collins, John Shirley, Will Judy, Shariann Lewitt, Cecilia Tan, Andrew Greenberg, William Spencer-Hale, Althea Morin, Sèphera Girón, Thomas S. Roche, and more. The book includes a story I wrote too, one of my only published fiction works where I wrote in the third person. I'm fortunate to have been able to work with so many great people.

The book won't be available in stores until September, but you all can buy copies now from the Blue Blood Books site and get yours all early way before the general population can. It will make me feel all warm and gooey inside if you do.

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