Wednesday, November 18, 2015

New article in PAPER magazine!

Hey all,

More good news today - Paper Magazine has come out with an interview article about me and the book! Here's the link:

Nice! More articles still to come!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

HOLIDAY BOOK SIGNING TOUR for "Dancefloor Thunderstorm"! The L.A. area will never be the same!!

 NOW APPEARING at a party near you…it’s the new “DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM Holiday Book Tour”, in support of DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM: Land Of The Free, Home Of The Rave! The tour is taking place in select electronic music-related events in Southern California during the 2015 holiday season, where author Michael Tullberg will autograph copies of DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM (available for purchase at the events), and reminisce about some of the legendary parties of all time like EDC, Nocturnal Wonderland, Dune and many more!

Being the very first rave photo book in America, DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM is naturally the ideal holiday gift for electronic music fans of all ages. Whether they’re original ravers looking to go return to the legendary parties they loved so much, or new EDM fans who wants to learn about the history of this culture, DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM is the must-have rave accessory for the 2015 holiday season.

The “DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM Holiday Book Tour” is taking place at the following events, including the Official DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM Book Signing Party at Couture Hollywood on December 4th:
DATE          EVENT                                      LOCATION
Nov. 22        re:love Los Angeles                  Elysian Park, L.A.
Nov. 28        EDMX/After Hour Power        Avalon Hollywood
Dec. 4          Official DFTS Signing Party    Couture Hollywood
Dec. 12        Ken Ishii/Incognito show         TBD
Dec. 31        Together As One                     Silverado, CA

DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM is also available for ordering online at, and at select book and music stores in and around Los Angeles, including Amoeba Music, Book Soup, and Skylight Books.
Link to Facebook event page for the Official DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM Signing Party
Link to Facebook event page about Together As One:
Link to Facebook event page about the Ken Ishii/Incognito show:
Link to Facebook event page about re:love Los Angeles:
Link to EDMx/After Hour Power:


Tuesday, November 10, 2015


GREAT NEWS! Normally, the addition of just one retailer to a product's line of stores isn't that big of a deal...unless of course you're talking about the one and only AMOEBA MUSIC in Hollywood! Yes, the biggest and best music store in L.A. has chosen to put "DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM" on their shelves! Not only that, but they chose to display the book front and center in the book section, right alongside new books by rock legends like Patti Smith, John Fogerty, Ronnie Wood and Steven Tyler! How cool is that??? When I walked into Amoeba the day after dropping off the books, I was hoping that they'd have it up by that point...but I certainly didn't expect this!
So, let's take a little tour to see how this all happened! It started with a phone call, which led to some emails, then more phone calls, and finally a trip down to Sunset & Cahuenga!

Hello, Amy Pennington! The sweetest buyer a company could have! :)
 On the shelf, right next to Moby...who apparently was destroyed by Fischerspooner.
 WOW. Side-by-side with Patti Smith...that really is an incredible feeling. I still feel a buzz when I look at this picture.
 Look at all the great company "DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM" has!

And there's more potential good news: if the books at Amoeba Hollywood sell out, they're strongly considering putting them in their San Francisco and Berkely stores as well! So what are you waiting for?? Stop reading this silly blog and get your asses down to Amoeba and BUY MY BOOK!!!

Friday, October 23, 2015


Hey everyone,

Yes, I've been out hitting the pavement, getting "DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM" into the hands of retailers, and so far we've got four takers--not bad for a week's work! Here are the places where you can find the book so far:

Vroman's Pasadena
Book Soup West Hollywood
Dr. Freecloud's Fountain Valley (call 657-88-VINYL for details)
Skylight Books Los Feliz (call 323-660-1175 for details)

...and these are just the first! We will shortly be targeting the following establishments with the hope of getting "DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM" on their shelves...please feel free to contact them and ask why the book isn't available yet, and steer them in our direction!

Atomic Records Burbank
Meltdown Comics Hollywood
Golden Apple Hollywood
The Record Parlour Hollywood
Touch Vinyl L.A.
The Last Bookstore downtown L.A.
Amoeba Music Hollywood
Permanent Records Highland Park

Let's get the book in more peoples' hands!!! for book details.

Friday, October 16, 2015

The book is for sale

Hey all,

Just wanted to post my latest e-flyer about "DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM", and to remind everyone that it's available for ordering at

Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 9, 2015


Whew! What a fantastic night we had at the launch party last night! It was, as the saying goes, awesome. We practically packed Industry DTLA solid, and we ran an hour over our official closing time so that we wrapped things up at midnight! We had so many people come from far-off places to enjoy “DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM”, it was truly remarkable. There were contingents from both San Diego and Boston(!) who made the trip, along with a few hundred L.A. residents—including the world-famous actress Izabella Miko! It made for a very festive and laid-back celebration.

The responses we’ve gotten for the book have so far been phenomenal. Those in attendance who participated in the raves covered in “DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM” were gasping and marveling at some of the photographs, which were no doubt at that moment taking them right back to those fantastic times when the scene meant so much to all of us. Time and time again, folks would be struggling for positive adjectives when trying to describe to me how the pictures made them feel. It wasn’t just old rave die-hards who were enjoying the book, though—we also had a lot of younger attendees who professed both awe and a bit of jealousy when they saw what at incredible experience the 90’s rave scene really was (and that they missed out on it). It all helped drive the sales of the book: we moved quite an impressive number of copies!

And the music! Even though Jason Blakemore had to bail due to reasons beyond his control, the other three DJs made up for it, and then some! Mark Lewis, Freddy Be and Riley Warren were all fantastic, bringing some great grooves that never overpowered the small space we were in. Speaking of that space, we also got a lot of compliments for our choice of hosting the party in Industry DTLA. The people really seemed to like the dual-purpose place—maybe it was the open bar? (Heh heh)
But of course, none of this would have been possible without the help of a lot of people who donated their time, product and skills to get the party going. So accordingly, HUGE thanks to Mark Lewis, Riley Warren, Freddy Be, Chris Wayne, Christian King, Icelandic Water, Singha Beer, Gina (Christian’s assistant), Eric the doorman, Getty Images, and our lovely bartenders. Thanks to all in attendance who’re still making the party blow up on social media at this moment. Thanks to Susan von Seggern for some great PR work that helped get all those people down there. Thanks to all the media who helped generate the buzz, especially the LA Weekly!

And of course, an enormous THANK YOU to everyone who came down to enjoy the book and the evening! You guys rock, and I am so happy and pleased that you’ve enjoyed the book as much as you have. After all, you’re the ones I wrote this book for. I just hope that you can continue to spread the word about “DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM” to your friends and other fans of the music, and steer them to the book’s web site,

More events are coming in the future, so stay tuned! In the meantime, enjoy the gallery of pics taken by friends of mine, and the great Getty Images gallery that can be found by clicking this link:

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Beavis & Butt-head: 50,999 YouTube views

Hey all,

Something very cool and odd happened a while back, when I wasn't even paying attention. One of the videos I posted on YouTube about one of the song parodies I wrote back in the 90s for Cutler Comedy radio reached 50,000 views. In fact, currently it has 51,000 views...minus one. What is this video? It's a parody of the Soundgarden song "Black Hole Sun", called "Bunghole Sun", sung by MTV's most famous slackers, Beavis & Butt-head. Not only did I write the song, but I also performed as Beavis, while the great Wally Wingert played Butt-head (as was usual for us in those days). Here's the video:

Huh-huh, huh-huh, that's cool. Yeah, heh-heh! Heh-heh!