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Sorry for the press-release/form-letter style of this episode. We just got in from the desert and boy are our livers tired! But we got a heck of a review of all points southwest coming soon. If you’re interested, your editor’s birthday is Friday and we’ll be celebrating at Echo Lounge for El Vez. Then Halloween week starts early on Saturday with the L5P parade and a mess o’ events listed below, though for me nothing could be scarier than turning yet another year older…

"Age, n. That period of life in which we compound for the vices that we still cherish by reviling those that we have no longer the enterprise to commit."
Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

I heard a rumor that while I was gone 9 Lives Saloon was closed, "Was bought. All upcoming shows cancelled." Anyone got the scoop on this? Their web site,, says simply:

Here’s a little somethin’ from degenerate SN:
Wonderin’ what to do with yer Saturday night after you’ve napped off yer afternoon PBR’s from the StarBar during the Little Five Points Halloween Festival? Well, sir…how’s about a lil’ HULAween party Tongo-stylee?
Lime-suckin’ plank polisher Pirate Red Rickets (aka Jim Stacy) and everyone’s favorite blue primate Sass Parilla the Singin’ Gorilla join Tongo Hiti this Saturday at Trader Vic’s for a haint-ridden taint-ridin’ installment of Tiki Kiliki’s Tiki Torch Nights. Dames Aflame Zombie a Go Go will provide the terpsichorean titillation. Shane Morton will transmogrify the thatch with horrific décor. Exotic prizes will be raffled (including the ever enticing Temptation Potion!). Costume contest at Midnight!
Here’s the ‘ticulars so you got ‘em:
Sat. Oct. 23rd at Trader Vic’s in Hilton Downtown
Party starts at 9 p.m.
$5 cover
Sass Parilla the Singin’ Gorilla in Vic’s Lounge at 9:30
Tongo Hiti and Dames Aflame Zombie Go Go in Puka Room at 10:30 (seating limited)
Costume Contest in Vic’s Lounge ‘round Midnight
Parking in the Hilton hotel basement is free (just remember to get a validation sticker from the Vic’s hostess).
If you have yet to visit Trader Vic’s on a Tiki Torch Night, check out this detailed account from a wise and worldly degenerate who attended last month’s event. Bein’ Hulaween and considerin’ the rangy cast of characters on board, this next show promises not the usual subterranean oasis in paradise…this show could get downright scary!
Aloha! (mmm-whaaa-ahh-ahh-ahh) 

In other burlesque news, I got this off one of the burlesque bulletin boards online:

Calling all Atlanta performers, anyone willing to travel too!!
This is your official invitation to perform in the 1st Annual Var-Eye-A-Tease Benefit for Exotic World at the Star Bar on Friday, Nov. 12th. You're invited to do your act, along with any other
performers you know who are ready, willing and able to help us raise awareness for the Atlanta Burlesque scene, raise some eyebrows, raise a few tents (if ya know what I mean, heh, heh) and raise a few dollars for a great cause. If you perform Burlesque or are interested in starting, and don't know about Exotic World, well, you should! Here's the site. Going out to the Museum is a
real trip to stripper's Meca, I tell ya! 
Rocket 350 is also on the bill and donating their time and energy. This will be a fun and easy show to do and everyone is invited to do their bit. This is a project that started through the Atlanta
Meet-ups Group, which can be found at
This group is a great way for new gals to find a way to get started!
I'll be sending more detail along soon... you can just E-mail me to sign up with your act.

Bush's Brain
One Night Only!
Filmmaker In Attendance!

Image Presents An Exclusive Atlanta Screening:
A documentary by Joseph Mealey & Michael Paradies
Q&A with Michael Paradies following the screening!!
Thursday, October 21, 2004
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema
931 Monroe Drive
9:30PM. $8 Admission.

Meet Karl Rove, the most powerful political figure America has never heard of. Until now...

If you were haunted by "Fahrenheit 9/11", BUSH'S BRAIN will give you nightmares.

One of the most explosive documentaries about American politics in a decade, Bush's Brain is based on the book of the same title by Wayne Slater and James C. Moore, Joseph Mealey and Michael Paradies Shoob, who turn a critical eye on White House political director Karl Rove and his relationship with President George W. Bush. The political marriage of these two men is one of the most unique in modern history. Rove's influence in the White House marks a transcendent moment in American politics: the rise of a consultant to a position of unprecedented power. The film traces Rove's roots in the College Republicans and in Texas politics, illuminating his behind-the-scenes machinations and his masterful way of driving perceptions. Interviews featured are from prominent politicians and journalists from around the country who have been touched by the Rove brand of politics. You too might ask: Is Karl Rove the first co- president of the United States?

"'Bush's Brain' has been cracked open and exposed for the world to see... we learn that Rove had his eye on the White House long before Bush ever did." - Christy Lemire, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Here’s a response to last episode:
Your characterization of hippies is a bit stereotypical don't cha think. Like calling blacks lazy, or Latinos hotblooded? Hippies come in many varieties. I bathe regularly, believe that a fight is sometimes necessary when other avenues have been exhausted, and I am not particularly fond of jambands, although i havebeen known to listen to bands that jam. To borrow from The Jerk, "You, sir, are talking to a hippie!" I would also like to point out that you are not exactly the type to storm the Bastille, although I am sure you would have a lawn chair out and be sipping on rum drink to watch the action. You are not so much aggressive as passive-aggressive. You have been known to support such causes as sexual freedom, legalized drugs, socialized medicine, and anti-consumerism. Fly your freak flag high, mein dictator!!
Degenerate JH

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