Richard Blade Book Signing at MADE

Richard Blade book signing on December 21

PERFECT GIFT for yourself and your BFF’s!!!

You can pre-order your copy now.

L.A.’s legendary DJ Richard Blade celebrates the release of his new autobiography, World In My Eyes, with a book signing at MADE, on Thursday, December 21st at 6pm!

Everyone is welcome, we will have his book for sale and pre-sale at the store and on our website.

Richard will be signing books, taking photos and sharing some stories with attendees.

Richard Blade’s autobiography is much more than a spotlight on any one decade. Instead, he gives you a jaw-dropping, uncensored insider’s look into the world of music, movies, and television and its biggest stars, starting in the sixties and continuing through to the new century.

Richard takes you on a journey that few have experienced: from his early days as a student at Oxford to the wild, lascivious nights of being a disco DJ touring the clubs of Europe, to coming to America and working with Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, and Sarah Jessica Parker and finally breaking through into the L.A. radio scene and becoming the number one morning drive personality in California.

From his TV and radio shows to his feature films and live gigs, Richard shares stories that have until now remained secret. His unique perspective will take you on the road with Depeche Mode, to Australia with Spandau Ballet, into the recording studio with Morrissey, and onto the main stage at Live Aid with Duran Duran. He opens up about his friendships with Michael Hutchence and George Michael, as well as his passionate love affair with Terri Nunn of Berlin.

This is a no-holds-barred look at life, sex, and death, set to a pulsing backbeat of music. For the first time, Richard Blade shares his extraordinary story, allowing us to see the world through his eyes.

“He is as important to New Wave music as Benjamin Franklin was to kites.” – Jimmy Kimmel

Richard Blade is one of the most popular DJs and entertainers in America. He was born in England and educated at Oxford, and came to the United States in 1976. In the 1980s he was the top-rated morning drive DJ on KROQ, Los Angeles, and the host and director of multiple TV shows including Video One, MV3, and VideoBeat.

He has won many awards, including The Golden Microphone, California’s Best DJ and the ADJA Lifetime Achievement Award, and has appeared in numerous feature films and network series. He has also written and produced shows and films for Paramount, Lifetime, and VH1. Richard, who lives in L.A. with his wife, Krista, and their two dogs and a cat, travels extensively as he continues to DJ live around the world and hosts his daily radio shows on SiriusXM and KCBS.

How Punk Rock Made US


How Punk Rock Made Us: Story Telling and Book Signing Event
Curated by – Stacy Russo

Join us for our monthly story telling event on Friday, December 8! This month we celebrate the publication of We Were Going to Change the World: Interviews with Women from the 1970s and 1980s Southern California Punk Rock Scene with the author Stacy Russo and several women featured in the book. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Featured Speakers
Stacy Russo, professor and librarian at Santa Ana College, is a writer, artist, poet, and love activist. She grew up in the Southern California punk rock scene of the 1980s, which has been a big influence on her life. Stacy takes her coffee black and likes to nap at the ocean.

Cate Garcia was born in Torrance, California. She was blown away when she saw the Go-Go’s perform at the Whisky at age sixteen. She didn't fit in, but knew she wanted to. She currently
owns a pet grooming salon in San Pedro.

D.D. Wood is a writer and teacher for the Long Beach Unified School District. Formerly a solo recording artist with Hollywood Records, she is currently the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for
Gypsy Trash.

Laura Beth Bachman lives in Downtown Long Beach with her partner, Matt Irwin. She is the drummer for the all girl surf/punk band The Neptunas. Laura is a truth seeker and beat keeper
who believes it takes grit to be a woman in this world.

Melanie B was born in Ft. Gordon, Georgia. She was raised in Huntington Beach and grew up going to shows at Fender’s in Long Beach. Melanie is currently a hairstylist, a vegan athlete, and
a devoted wife and mom.

If you like The Moth, This American Life, Snap Judgement, Serial …or just love authentic storytelling, this is the place for you. Always free to attend, always an open mic story telling slot at the end for you to tell one of your stories and always a full bar … to get you loosened up and hydrated. Table seating and standing room. All ages.

Free 2 hour parking is located in the public parking lot on 3rd just before Pine Ave.

Shop Small Saturday at MADE

Kick off the holiday shopping at MADE this #shopsmallsaturday
We will be open 9am-9pm with

FREE live music out in front of the store all day
Full bar in the lounge in the back of the store
Photos with Female Punk Rock Santa 5pm-9pm

Featured music is from local youth bands;
Curated by Issac Navarro

- Strawberry Army / LB / All Female
- Hang Back / LB / Jazz Combo
- Make Out Reef / OC
- JBurd / LB / Psychedelic Rock
- Moss / OC / Punk
- El Dorado Collective / LB / Skate
- The Gems / LB
- The Toads / LB
- Leashes / OC / Heavy, Ambient, Emo
- Uni / OC / Garage, Fuzz
- Goldvine / Spookadelic
- The Side Eyes / Female Fronted Punk

- DJ Notorious Jen spinning punk and dark wave faves and alternative Christmas hits a-plenty 9-close

How I MADE It – Story Telling Event – August 11th

How I MADE It is a story telling event, 2nd Fridays, monthly at MADE by Millworks, FREE and all ages

August 11th GUEST CURATOR
Curated by Melanie Riecke Hiller / Tale Spin Podcast
Melanie Hiller is a teacher, writer and lover of Long Beach. She produces a storytelling podcast called Tale Spin that highlights local storytellers, musicians and poets.

August 11th FEATURED MUSIC
Serious Long Beach – the new duo of Dave Serious (no relation to Yahoo) and Long Beach Huntington joined forces this year to showcase and blend the peculiarities of their individual approaches to song craft.

August 11th FEATURED STORY TELLERS
Rachel Hillberg is a designer, maker and teller of tales who once wanted nothing more than to be Nancy Drew when she grew up. She makes miniature secret messages and vintage mystery themed art.

Doyle Smiens is a transplant to Long Beach and love living here. He enjoys being on stage and it currently working on his one man show called “The Truth Be Told”

Odie Hawkins has been given the title, “The Underground Master”, by a loyal constituency who have followed his career through his twenty four novels, short story collections, essays, television scripts, radio and film scripts. He takes pride in being the originator of the Pan-African Occult genre, as exemplified by “The Snake” and “Shackles Across Time”.

Jeremy Schott is the owner of The Dark Art Emporium on 3rd and Elm in Downtown Long Beach. Formerly, a freelance filmmaker/documentarian for Heavy Metal Bands and Professional Wrestling.

From the depths of hell she has risen… to write children’s books that aren’t for children. Ladies and germs… the one and only, felacio loving Tahlullah Banks the bearded oyster

Schedule:
6:00pm – Live Music by Serious Long Beach
7:00pm – featured story tellers
8:30pm – open mic story telling

Cash bar serving beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages

Following the featured presenters, you are invited to share your story of how YOU made it in a 5-minute slot.

How I MADE It is open to interpretation. How I MADE … a product, poem, story, or song, or even through a tough trial, a divorce, giving birth, being a single parent, grad school, traveling alone, a marathon or becoming what you dreamed. Stories can be told through poems, songs, and other creative means.

This event will be recorded and made available publicly.