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Dukey Flyswatter

About Dukey Flyswatter

Dukey Flyswatter, (AKA Michael), is a native Angeleno with strong roots in the underground scene since the 70's. He is a screenwriter (Blood Diner, Star Slammer), actor(Surf Nazis Must Die, Betty Page:Dark Angel, etc.), freelance writer. He is best known for his Horror Metal rock group, Haunted Garage, which he founded in the 80's and has now reformed, with him taking his usual role as lyricist and singer.

Mr Ho’s Orchestrotica Hits the West Coast

Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica is a quintessential mix of neoclassical passion and quirky jazz with a couple of jiggers of Martin Denny thrown in to keep the bartenders busy. It’s hard to pin down the appeal, or come up with a description of … Continue reading

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LA Zoo Lights at Night: A Walking Tour of Oohs and Aahs

Several years ago, the DWP and the Los Angeles Department Of Parks And Recreation, along with individual sponsors like LAX the Hollywood Bowl, decided to set up a Holiday light spectacular. The festival of Lights decorated about a half a mile of Crystal Springs … Continue reading

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Worst Holiday Films Ever: A Metaphorical Partner for Your Traditional Turkey

Ahhh, here come the Winter Holidays and it’s time to get happy, psycho or stuffed, in all senses of the word. Families have been gathering together for Thanksgiving and Christmas and other Winter holidays bringing tons of fancy booze and … Continue reading

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15th Anniversary of Tiki Farm Art Show : A Tsunami of Lowbrow High Life

Friday, November 6th, it’s time to don your Hawaiian shirt and voodoo glow-in-the-dark necklace, hop on your skateboard and head over to La Luz de Jesus for a delicious group show of Tiki mugs and totems, seductive island ladies, and shrunken … Continue reading

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Zombie Joe’s Tour Of Terror: Hell on Earth Comes to NoHo

Zombie Joe’s Underground is a tiny crackerbox-sized indie theater with a facade that gives little clue to the clever perversity within. You definitely do not want to take your little nephew Marky to see this. This award winning haunt has … Continue reading

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Beware: L.A.’s Free Haunts Have Arrived

If you’re looking for some homegrown creativity of an ilk not found in corporate parks then check these donation-only mazes of fright. #1 Killlroy’s Kastle A humorous and aggressive maze and show that started out as an installation in Toronto, … Continue reading

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Reign of Terror Reigns Supreme

“Why on earth would I want to drive all the way out to Thousand Oaks? ” You might say. Well, because you’ve seen all the Haunts in L.A. proper and you need a new gold standard for a stand-alone haunt, … Continue reading

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Knott’s Scary Farm’s 43rd annual Halloween Haunt: The Farm Re-embraces the Monsters

I am an old amusement park addict, and there ain’t much I ain’t seen, by cracky. From crumbling seaside pier rides to the expensive and cheery work of Disney, I’ve seen ’em all. I went to my first Knott’s Scary … Continue reading

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Critters and Jitters: Griffith Park’s Boo at the Zoo

Although I can still get up on stage and I can hang out with the punk kids, I avoid crowds unless there is a big pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Plus, I’m not exactly a family guy … Continue reading

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One Weekend Left! 20 Pointers to Help You Maximize Your Fun at the LA County Fair

Fair time is excitement time. It is shebang time. It’s let’s wear out the kids time. It’s past 6:00p.m. and it’s “let’s get  rowdy here” time. The L.A. County Fair starts small and winds up big. Did I mention that … Continue reading

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