Alexi talks to magician, musician, actor, and author: Rob Zabrecky! Former frontman of the band Possum Dixon, an iconic figure on the LA scene, and overall master entertainer; Rob's just come out with his memoir "Strange Cures" available on amazon.
Rob and Alexi talk magic, growing up in LA - being neither rich nor privileged, warts, being shot by his FBI impersonating uncle, witchy remedies, the LA music scene (The JabberJaw, The Smell), The Magic Castle, writing, addiction, proposing to his wife, acting, and so much more!
Watch Rob on Season 2 of CBS's Strange Angel. See him perform live at the Magic Castle (if you can figure out how to get IN to the exclusive, members only, legendary club!). Check out his show Other Side with Zabrecky where Rob invites guests to join him in a seance to contact a spirit of their choice. Guests include Jack Black, Will Forte, Neil Hamburger, Kate Flannery, and MORE!
Follow Rob on Instagram @RobZabrecky. And for anything and everything ELSE Rob Zabrecky related (book readings, performances, etc) go to www.RobZabrecky.com
Strange Cures: LA Times review, LA Weekly excerpt
STRANGE CURES UPCOMING SIGNINGS and READINGS:
JULY 21, VALLEY RELICS MUSEUM 4PM-6PM
AUGUST 10, BOOK SOUP, HOLLYWOOD 4-6PM
AUGUST 10, KPFK, INTERVIEW WITH MARK TORRES 10PM-MIDNIGHT
AUGUST 14, SOAP PLANT/WACKO, LOS FELIZ 7PM
AUGUST 20, SKYLIGHT BOOKS, LOS FELIZ 7:30PM
"Zabrecky’s eccentricity is the result of a fearlessly lived and delightfully examined life. Strange Cures combines magic and music, knowledge and innocence, humor and pathos into a singular and unique narrative. His story is a weird and worthy subject. As is he."
- Jason Alexander, actor, comedian, director
"Zabrecky’s memoirs are surprising, addictive, terrifying, magical. He careens through childhood, rock and roll, and popular entertainment by driving on the shoulder, passing on the right, and then playing bumper cars with the cold, hard truth. You’re in for a fantastic ride."
- Jim Steinmeyer, President of the Magic Castle, author, inventor
"There are some voices, some lives, some stories that so uniquely and powerfully make up the blood of Los Angeles' pulsing, and Rob Zabrecky's Strange Cures is without a doubt one of them. A breathtaking journey through music, addiction, revival and literal and metaphorical magic by one of LA's most cherished and significant pillars makes Zabrecky's trajectory a read you won't soon forget."
-Amber Tamblyn, Actress, Author, Poet
Today's episode of the Love, Alexi podcast is brought to you by Sanae Intoxicants located in the Elements of Gray Building in Los Feliz California. More specifically: 4651 Melbourne Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027
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For July and August she's having weekly perfume workshops. They're all natural, plant based perfume workshops that are focused on unique custom designed scent palettes and less focused on the technical aspects of perfumery. These workshops are for fun. Each class she helps guide the guest in creating their very own perfume. Every person leaves with a beautiful bottle of their own design. Many people take the class over and over because the scents are always changing and she's just added an exotic oils class, which involve rare exotic florals, such as orange blossom, white roses, night blooming jasmine, sandalwood, labdanum..... There are always yummy snacks, with prossecco, wines, cookies, etc.
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UPCOMING PERFUME WORKSHOPS:
Exotic Oils July 23rd Tuesday 7 - 9pm
In this workshop I will be creating a scent palette using florals and base notes, such as White Rose, Jasmine, Orange Blossoms, and Labdanum... just to name of few. There will be a palette of 12-14 essential oils and absolutes to choose from and I will be guiding the class in how to analyze scents and build your very own custom perfume. All ingredients are natural botanicals and you will have a beautiful 15ml perfume bottle to take home. Maximum class participants is 10 and registration will close as of July 15. $185 per person
Natural Botanical Perfume Making July 30th Tuesday 7 - 9pm
In this workshop you'll be given the tools to make your very own bottle of all natural perfume using essential oils from all natural botanicals. We will briefly explore different perfume families, basics in perfume building, and levels of perfumes. You will leave with your very own perfume creation in a 5ml bottle. Maximum 10 people for this calls. $75 per person
Exotic Oils August 6th Tuesday 7 - 9pm
In this workshop I will be creating a scent palette using florals and base notes, such as White Rose, Jasmine, Orange Blossoms, and Sandalwood, Labdanum... just to name of few. There will be a palette of 12-14 essential oils and absolutes to choose from and I will be guiding the class in how to analyze scents and build your very own custom perfume. All ingredients are natural botanicals and you will have a beautiful 15ml perfume bottle to take home. Maximum class participants is 10 and registration will close as of July 15. $185 per person
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