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Tuesday, March 13, 2007


March 18Hugo House's Zine Archive & Publishing Project Presents:Local Zinesters ReadA benefit for ZAPP.7 local zinesters onstage. Potluck at 6 p.m.; reading at 7 p.m.4 to 8 bucks.zines@hugohouse.orgFeaturing:Neely Bat ChestnutHazel PineAlexis WolfMiss ObliviousEllery RussianLaila HassanRonni TartlettEllery Russian, aka Hellery Homosex has been doing zines sincethe age of thirteen. Ellery's most circulated zine is "Ring of Fire", azine about (dis)ability, sexuality and gender. Ellery was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, and works as a Physical Therapist and Collective Member at Left Bank Books.Alexis Wolf is a recently returned Seattle native. She lives by the railroad tracks and is trying to get good at drawing pictures of bears. For three years she has been make the zine Ilse Content. Recently she edited a compilation zine about grandparents, called Grand. She runs Use Your Words press and has released books with SSO Press of Olympia. Her readings are often performance based and include a fair bit of audio collage. She can be contacted at Bat Chestnut started writing zines as a young lass. She loves piles of, fabric, flowers, mail, and friends. Penpals are a must.She has written the zines "Mend My Dress" and "Dear Stepdad".She can be contacted at neely_ohara@hellokitty.comHazel Pine spends a ridiculous amount of time around zines, She writes zines, ("Cursive Bomb") works around zines and is a general zine nut. She believes personal zines will be the saving grace of us all, and hopes she can be a small part of that. She can be contacted at Oblivious:Inspired by condemned sake' houses, salty seashores and dustbowl glamour. She has been making zines since the Eary 90s, starting with her zine "Cunt Fear". Her most recent zine "Oblivious Nation: True Underground Mishaps" has been published monthly since March 2005. She is a proud contributer to She is also an established dollmaker & artist you can check out her stitching at and at IHEARTRUMMAGE.Laila Hassan and Ronni Tartlett:In 2001, tired of yelling and rending their garments whenever they read the news about the Middle East, Laila and Ronni realized that they could put their rants on paper and force them onto the public. The Missing Peace: Truth and Justice in Israel / Palestine was born. Laila is Palestinian and Irish Catholic. Ronni is a radical Jew. They are so happy they found each other. They can be reached at

Hugo house and ZAPP present:

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

More mishaps than youcan shake a stick at!

order dollies and zines

keep up with Miss O

Paynecreations home (it has been revamped)

Fantastic Interveiw with Miss O at the Austrian Grrrl Zine Archive

I also contribute to the world famous Punk Globe

I have a periodic Blog Home

Hello all you beautiful ones,
I am updating all of you for my next thirty daze of mishaps and what nots,
things I am involved with and will be doing.
Please come hang-out and be a part of the madness.I am going to voyer at the Moisture fest for the first time! woohoo.

My show at the WAYWARD cafe' just ended and was a great success I sold over 10 dolls, photographs and over a dozen zines through the 40 daze I was able to display my messes

I have been working my rump off trying to rejuvinate my website so if any of you have suggestions I am open to all new ideas! I also opened an ETSY store to make it easy to shop for your Paynecreations and Oblivious Nation Zines (link above)
I want to thank the extraordinary artist/dollmaker Annette Padilla for designing my new home page it is amazing and an honor for her to design something for me with her busy schedule.

PJ Slumberson just came to my house to film me for his out-of-this-world YOUTUBE show I will be on episode 7

I still have dolls available at the following amazing locations

-I am joining Tentacle sawfish at different venues this month with a doll table
March 15th @ The CanCan 10p.m.(

March 17th @Jules Mae 8p.m.

March 18th
Hugo House Zinesters:

A ZAPP benefit: I will be joining six other local zinesters on stage reading my adventures at Condemned Sake' houses, salty seashores and musty basements from the last two issues.
A potluck starts at 6p.m. and readings start at 7p.m.all ages. The Hugo house is located at 1634 Eleventh Ave Seattle , Wa 98122 (Capitol Hill)

Sunday April 1st

I am embarking on Tribal Bellydancing and just finished my six-week session and am having a great time you should join me wednesday evenings.

And Wacky Northwest mama's jsut had our 5th gathering at Xtina's and we reinvented tee's. Of course and as always Xtal & Diana did a great job on their projects! I Love doing wacky mama's it is great grrrl fun! It seems to consistantly be the same five which works out fine but if you wanna join us you are more than welcome! Just be ready to craft and chat with us!

June 7-10th
Miss Oblivious will be photographing/documenting "Noise for the Needy" a three-day Seattle based organization(youth with AIDS) if you'd like to know more or volunteer then click here

I am hoping to have Cap'n Oblivious join me acoustically at my next show!

Okay here is the doosy Miss Oblivious really misses performing and is starting a new band for the first time in 4 - years! It will be called "Ill Fame Dolls" and am hoping to get some bandmates soon so I can be ready for some summer performances! I have already wrote a few songs and am excited!
So lemme know if any of you are interested!
And if all goes right I will soon start hosting a monthly night at The Rejndevouz in Bell town.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Tentacle Sawfish and The Can Can Club

Tenacled sawfish and the can can club
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thankyou can can for a dlightful night! I am sure to return
shortly, it was high noon before an eye was winked!! ouch!!!

so I anticipated this night and returned early from my canadian trip! I was honored to be asked to join these charactors at The can Can to show my dolls and to witness this esquisite experience!
Armitage Shanks contacted me 2 weeks prior about possibally having a doll exhibit and I thought ahh sure I have a month i will make some clever lil tenacled sawfish and a doll of his likeness.... well a week later I heard from him and it was actually Feb 17th not march 17th!
So I started stitching and cutting!
I arrived a bit early and was escorted into the Can Can by Kyle(the manager/owner?) I set my table up and shortly realised that I had NO ATM card!! Ouch! well I had $11.00 to hold me over til Xtina would be meeting up with me! So I sipped down a pint as to make it last as long as possible!
An angelic young lady walked up to my display and bought a dolly!
To my surprise Ken Lee an ol pal showed up to keep me company! He was kind enough to buy me a drink!
The show was about to begin and they grabbed an audiance member whom looked as if she was clelebrating her day of birth! A silly strip tease by two young gentelmen!
With the red lighting and moulin painted walls, you were sure to be in a mystical mood!
Tentacled sawfish appeared and I was able to show Armitage his Paynecreation I feel he was very pleased with what I had made! I met the other members that complete this ensamble!
Ann Atomic took the stage in her breathtaking physique and naughty demeanor! She Gave us a classy burlesque tease!
Magic was lined up next by Seattle's own Scotty! Which brought the lovely Valerie seamstress and jewlery designer of the bizarre out for this occasion! Card tricks and mishaps filled the room!
It was time for the almighty "Tentacled sawfish", four men whom play anything from the washboard to musical saw. Accordians and ol' world sounds filled the air! I was in sure heaven! I had found my people where I belong and yes, you may recall my bliss at the Undisclosed , and yes it can surely compare to this and more!
Disinegrating dolls and toys filled the drum kit! A fancy boy and girl holding brass horns took a vacancy on the side and , joined in about half way through the set! Including a vocal contribution from the sassy blonde horn player!
Yes the sound and facial expressions from front-man Drew resembled Tom Waites being tied to a trintrack by the devil! Brilliant in otherwords!
Piano man smoothly moved on to a vintage accordian and delighted us residing next to the stand up bass fink with decor' of rubber sea creatures and toys to help him in his crime!...
I sat afoot to capture any magic in my digital device, TS took a brief intermission and I wandered into the alley to stumble upon the brass marchers warming up.. Could the night get better?
Well as TS re-enetered the ralm, frontman Drew grasped onto a shark jaw and clinked and clanked to make unique sounds come to life only reaffirming the feel of the underbelly with the atrraction of a snake charmer under the sea.
Did I mention we were literally underground, above us the 100+ year-old sidewalks and buildings as our shelter in the emerald city. It was clever, it was dark and it was throbbing.
As soon as they had finished their mistique Shanks bought Miss O a nice tall ale and the marching band pranced in as soilders of the dustbowl.
My gal of the night was ready to prance onto the next event and I was not sure that I'd ever wanted to depart this atmosphere, but agreed to join her. I knew deep in my "Ill fame harlot" mind(the name of my new band, wanna be init?),that this was only the begining of a new chapter in the "underground Mishaps of one MIss Oblivious"