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Richard Metzger

Occupation: Jack-off All Trades
Interests: Rastafari, Marxism, BBC comedy, teeth whiteners, Cary Grant, my TARDIS
Biography: I was born in a cross-fire hurricane. I howled at my ma in the drivin' rain. But it's all right now, in fact, it's a gas.

Recent Entries

  • 03.22.17 / Who were Simon Dupree and the Big Sound? (And why you should care)
  • 03.21.17 / ‘Follow the Sun’: FM radio-perpetrated pop fodder from 1970s Australia
  • 03.17.17 / Ann Magnuson’s open letter regarding her ‘Open Letter to an Open Letter’
  • 03.12.17 / ‘Sunday Morning’ animation celebrates ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico,’ released 50 years ago today
  • 03.10.17 / United States of Horror: Hardcore hip-hop militant metal anarcho-punk band arrives in time for Trump
  • Tara McGinley

    Occupation: Elegant Nay Sayer
    Interests: Stuff, Widgets, Objects, Things, Gadgets
    Biography: I'm ashamed of the things I've done for a Klondike Bar.

    Recent Entries

  • 03.23.17 / Vladimir Putin sings Radiohead’s ‘Creep’
  • 03.23.17 / Want to feel good about yourself? Want to feel like you’re on acid or ecstasy? Then watch this.
  • 03.22.17 / If you have OCD, you’re gonna HATE ‘The most unsatisfying video in the world EVER’
  • 03.21.17 / Human skull ‘log’ for your firepit
  • 03.20.17 / ‘Fuck Off’ shoes are perfect for the summertime
  • Marc Campbell

    Occupation: Musician, writer
    Interests: All of it
    Biography: Marc Campbell was the lead singer and lyricist for THE NAILS who recorded two critically acclaimed albums for RCA records. He's best known for the cult hit "88 Lines About 44 Women". Later this year, Campbell will be releasing his first solo album, "Tantric Machine". He is also working on a book, 44 WOMEN, an erotic memoir spanning the 60s and 70s, from the hippies to the punks. "Having been passionately involved with the social and artistic revolutions of those decades, I see many connections between the two and how one grew out of the other. 44 WOMEN pays tribute to the power and glory of sex, drugs, rock and roll...and LOVE. It is dedicated to the women in my life who did their best to keep me human". Marc currently lives in Austin, Texas with his beautiful Turkish girlfriend and his chihuahua Freddy. He likes good wine, rock and roll and hardboiled detective novels. He agrees with Timothy Leary that "intelligence is the ultimate aphrodisiac".

    Recent Entries

  • 03.14.17 / ‘Kodoku Meatball Machine’: Nipple guns, four tons of blood and a shitload of gore and mayhem
  • 01.19.17 / Abattoir Blues: In ‘Blood of the Beasts’ death has a cruel beauty
  • 01.17.17 / Trust us, you’ve never seen ANYTHING like ‘We Are The Flesh’
  • 01.06.17 / Welcome to the broken pyramid of your brain: The wild, weird & beautiful art of René Brantonne
  • 01.04.17 / All you need is war: The Beatles vs. Hitler in the most fucked-up movie ever made
  • Paul Gallagher

    Occupation: Writer, blogger, friendly, neighborhood word-slinger.
    Interests: Books, art, film, theater, friends in low places, tea and symphonies.
    Biography: Born in East Kilbride. Raised in Edinburgh. Lives in Glasgow. Dog-walker, former TV producer and director.

    Recent Entries

  • 03.24.17 / Maps to the Stars: Beautiful astronomical drawings from the 19th century
  • 03.23.17 / ‘The Rock and Roll Singer’: On tour with the legendary Gene Vincent in 1969
  • 03.22.17 / Modern Life Sucks: Satirical illustrations of our brave new world
  • 03.21.17 / Homemade Monsters: DIY horror movie makeup from 1965
  • 03.20.17 / ‘Sit on my face’: Artist illustrates her experiences on Tinder
  • Heather Drain

    Occupation: Freelance Writer a Go-Go
    Interests: fringe art, cult cinema, road trips, rock & roll,
    Biography: Freelance Writer from the South with a born love of left-of-center cinema, bastard art and aesthetic jeet-kune-do.

    Recent Entries

  • 04.05.16 / Muzak to get Mutated to: E-Z Listening with DEVO
  • 02.12.16 / Moor, Moor, Moor: Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’ goes 70s rock musical in cult classic ‘Catch My Soul’
  • 01.04.16 / Suburban Lawns: Lost Pioneers of Post-Punk
  • 12.15.15 / ‘Punk Rock’: Porno and New York City punk collide in this gritty 1977 X-rated crime drama
  • 11.17.15 / Remembering Detroit’s legendary cult-zine, The Orbit
  • Martin Schneider

    Occupation: Writer, editor, gadabout
    Interests: Parcheesi, pipe, robe, slippers, cognac snifter
    Biography: When I was a baby Duke Ellington told my mom that she should listen to whatever I say, because "he knows where it's at." It's been downhill ever since.

    Recent Entries

  • 03.24.17 / Early footage of Flipper live before they even had an album out
  • 03.24.17 / Cabaret Voltaire to perform live in the U.K. for the first time since 1992 next month
  • 03.23.17 / Real Horrorshow: The short-lived ‘Clockwork Orange’-themed punk band Molodoy
  • 03.23.17 / Revealed: David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler, Lemmy can’t play without the little diagrams with the dots!
  • 03.23.17 / ‘Steady Diet of Something’: Cooking oatmeal and spicy Pop Tarts with Fugazi
  • Ron Kretsch

    Occupation: Pictures, words, sounds
    Interests: See "Occupation"
    Biography: Formerly: art director and music writer, back when "newspapers" were a thing. Currently: guitarist/slacker layabout.

    Recent Entries

  • 03.22.17 / ‘I’d Kill for Her’: New music and video from The Black Angels
  • 02.23.17 / While we’re waiting for Moby’s evidence of Russian blackmailers, enjoy Tunnelmental’s badass remix
  • 02.10.17 / ‘Train vs Elephant’: New music from The Residents
  • 02.02.17 / Groovy kids’ record set nursery rhymes to the tunes of ‘60s teen dance crazes
  • 02.01.17 / We’re all in this together: Classic Chunklet t-shirt updated for the Trump era
  • Howie Pyro

    Occupation: DJ, musician, writer, out of control collector...
    Interests: Rare crazy records, Spook show memorabilia, cheap 60's merchandise aimed at teenagers, fashion, freaks, monster movies &
    Biography: Happy to be one of The Usual Gang Of Idiots. If you want a real bio there is one here: http://www.awmok.com/author/howiepyro/.

    Recent Entries

  • 03.14.17 / Banana: After 50 years the ultimate Warhol Velvet Underground mystery is finally (almost) solved!!
  • 02.21.17 / Joan of Arc video recreates Phil Collins’ ‘In The Air Tonight’ clip with stop motion animation
  • 02.02.17 / ‘How to Steal an Election’: The dirty politics musical of 1968!
  • 01.16.17 / This incredible fetish photo history book will have you tied up for months!
  • 01.03.17 / ‘What’s The Matter With Helen?’ (or remembering Debbie Reynolds the DM way!)
  • Oliver Hall

    Occupation: Writer, editor, musician
    Interests: Cranks, crackpots, revolutionaries, mystics
    Biography: "Looks like Elvis after 20 years in the fucking coffin." —Captain Sensible

    Someday, I hope to publish an anthology of bad advice for young people.

    Recent Entries

  • 03.24.17 / How to lie in 14 steps: the WikiHow guide to dishonesty
  • 03.23.17 / The space burial of Dr. Timothy Leary and ‘Star Trek’ creator Gene Roddenberry
  • 03.17.17 / Laibach’s opening act: a man chopping wood with an axe
  • 03.16.17 / ‘Eat the Rich’: Cult rock and roll comedy with Lemmy, Shane MacGowan, Paul McCartney, Angela Bowie
  • 03.10.17 / Too much junkie business: John Cooper Clarke on ‘Confessions of an English Opium-Eater’
  • Cherrybomb

    Occupation: Heavy Metal Mover and Shaker | Blogger | Freelance Word Writer
    Interests: Lemmy Kilmister, Cursing, Running
    Biography: I dream of a world where all I do is sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink whisky, and drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind except falling in love and not getting arrested . . . Res ipsa loquitur. Let the good times roll.

    Recent Entries

  • 03.24.17 / Mad nuns, torture, witchcraft, & Satan: Silent film ‘Häxan’ narrated by William S. Burroughs
  • 03.24.17 / Alice Cooper loses his head & Danny Elfman (with Oingo Boingo) loses his mind on ‘The Gong Show’
  • 03.23.17 / The ‘degenerate art’ of Rudolf Schlichter
  • 03.22.17 / A Marilyn Monroe-themed house is up for sale and it’s batshit crazy-looking
  • 03.21.17 / Could this be the earliest live concert footage ever shot of Judas Priest?
  • Christopher Bickel

    Occupation: Musician, Curator, NGH Certified Consulting Hypnotist
    Interests: Smashism, Aktionism, Lowbrow and Highbrow Cinema, Historical Countercultures, Bad Music For Bad People
    Biography: Served time in "musical" groups In/Humanity, Guyana Punch Line, and currently Anakrid. Former columnist for Maximumrockandroll Magazine. Days are divided between high-end record dealing, event promotion, hypnotherapy, film series curation, and study of topics ranging from control and influence to the occult to obscure yuletide traditions to Z-list celebrities to junk science to transgressive art. Capricorn. Enjoys an occasional gin and tonic. Paces a lot. Can take a joke.

    Recent Entries

  • 03.24.17 / When Quentin Tarantino played an Elvis Impersonator on ‘The Golden Girls’
  • 03.17.17 / 3-Dimensional movie posters that play movies: Hand-painted VCRs that look like giant VHS boxes
  • 03.10.17 / Unplugged: The Cure play acoustic renditions of their greatest hits
  • 03.03.17 / Disco Preservation Society: A treasure trove of DJ mixes from 80s San Francisco dance clubs
  • 02.24.17 / Johnny Depp ‘speaker dives’ to Agent Orange in the punksploitation episode of ‘21 Jump Street’
  • Izzi Krombholz

    Occupation: Musician, Writer, Student
    Interests: Women in Rock, Rock n' Roll Biographies, Cats, Cemeteries
    Biography: I'm hoping that my rock n' roll biography collection will get me into the Guinness World Records rather than on an episode of Hoarders.

    Recent Entries

  • 09.26.16 / Punks, headbangers & homeless kids: Penelope Spheeris on ‘The Decline of Western Civilization’
  • 09.19.16 / Castration Squad: The unsung heroines of Alice Bag and Dinah Cancer’s early deathrock band
  • 09.16.16 / Her Little Red Books: Cult figure Bebe Buell plans ahead
  • 08.23.16 / Riot Grrrl: Allison Wolfe of Bratmobile talks about zines, feminism and her new band, Sex Stains
  • 08.17.16 / ‘Girls Bite Back’: An early nod to women in rock with the Slits, Nina Hagen, Siouxsie and Girlschool
  • Doug Jones

    Occupation: Blogger, DJ, video artist, comedian
    Interests: AKA Dante Fontana (www.dantefontana.com)
    Biography: Born in Canada, raised in Los Angeles. Took over the airwaves of 88.9FM KXLU in the early 2000's with his late night radio show Les Yper Sound. Writer on the nationally syndicated and XM Satellite Radio comedy program The Phil Hendrie Show in the mid-2000's. Joined the video blogging empire Everything Is Terrible! in 2011 whom he tours with regularly. Inebriated narrator on Comedy Central's Emmy award winning series Drunk History (seasons 4 & 5).

    Recent Entries

  • 03.21.17 / ‘Show Me Your Soul’: Amazing ‘Soul Train’ documentary from French television
  • 03.08.17 / Meet the dude who perfectly recreated an ‘80s ‘ShowBiz Pizza’ in rural Mississippi
  • 02.22.17 / Ultra stylish lobby cards from the fashionable world of 1960s British cinema
  • 02.16.17 / Tim Buckley and Jean Renoir meet Beau Bridges in 1971’s ‘The Christian Licorice Store’
  • 02.07.17 / Retro wonderland: exploring the postmodern aesthetics of ‘90s Taco Bell interior design
  • Michael Simmons

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