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Last night was of course, the Welcome To My Nightmare V event. If you’ve been following this blog, you might be sick of seeing the flier posted every other day.

Here’s some of the photos from last night:

My display for the Welcome To My Nightmare V show.

Part of my table display at the Nightmare show. March 26th 2011.

Part of my table display for the Nightmare V show. March 26th, 2011.

Shitty Mickey painting. Done winter 2011. Acrylic on canvas.

Psycho Bunny painting. Acrylic. Created winter 2011.

Black Rabbit painting. Acrylic. Created winter 2011.

Photographer Otto Yamamoto next to his display. March 26th, 2011.

For Sale at the Nightmare show. March 2011.

Abby's already a legendary artist in the "Alternative comics" genre. March 26th, 2011.

Abby Denson display for Welcome To My Nightmare V show.

Xtene (Christine) Kucinskis paintings. Xtene was the mastermind behind putting this show together. She's also put together the previous Nightmare gigs, 1-4. She's also the bass player for the band Skum City. She gave me a Skum City tee which I will proudly wear.

Xtene Kucinskis painting. Looks like Andy Warhol, doesn't it?

Nonlee, bass player for two bands: Highteen Boogie and Iconicide. March 26th, 2011.

All girl Japanese/NYC based punk band Highteen Boogie. I want to be thier (non-sexual) groupie. They rock. March 26th, 2011.

Highteen Boogie, March 26th, 2011.

Gangway

Gangway

Sarah B MC'ing & doing some poetry. Sat. March 26th, 2011.

Iconicide. Sat. March 26th, 2011.

Iconicide. Sat. March 26th, 2011

Iconicide. Sat. March 26th, 2011.

Skum City. Saturday March 26th, 2011.

There were some bands that I couldn’t take photos of, because it was getting crowded. All in all, a good time. Thanks goes to Christine (Xtene) Kucinskis.

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The year 1984 was anticipated but not as close as it was described in the Orwell novel. (Actually, in the year 2010 we’re more aligned with what Orwell foretold than in 1984 itself) Yet 84 was still an interesting year. The AIDS virus was identified by French Immunologist. The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale, currently known as iMac. The AT&T monopoly gets broken up.

The most popular films from 1984 ranged from Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, The Terminator, Amadeus, Police Academy, and the original version of The Karate Kid. It was the first year of the MTV video music awards, and BandAid tried to help starving children in Africa with a holiday song. Speaking of music, some of the most popular musical acts of its day were Duran Duran, Wham!, and David Bowie, who sang about 1984.

1984 was also the year the independent film Suburbia was released. Directed by Penelope Spheeris, it used real Californian street kids and squatter punks instead of professional actors. There was a few exceptions. Out of the few professionals actors used, it should be noted that Flea from The Red Hot Chili Peppers was among the cast.

This is not really a ‘grindhouse’ film per say. I first viewed this film on VHS back in the eighties. In my opinion found it depressing, but still appreciate the film for its non-exploitative realism. Penelope Spheeris later went on to direct ‘Wanye’s World.’ Without further due, here’s the movie trailer of the week for March 15th, 2010:

BTW, Suburbia is being released on DVD May 2010.

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