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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

  • 10.17.14 / ‘All life is a blur of Republicans and meat!’: Zippy the Pinhead… live?
  • 10.16.14 / The Fleshtones rock out in ‘Soul City’ (co-written by a young Lou Reed)
  • 10.13.14 / Social Schizophrenia, Social Depression: What does TV tell us about America?
  • 10.10.14 / You gotta have ‘Fwends’: Flaming Lips’ Beatles tribute to benefit animal charity
  • 10.10.14 / The backstory of Letterman legend Larry ‘Bud’ Melman
  • 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

  • 10.20.14 / Big dude gets a moth AND a tick buried in his ear
  • 10.20.14 / Insane Salvador Dalí haircut & other follicle follies
  • 10.16.14 / Rock legend Ian McLagan this week on ‘The Pharmacy’
  • 10.13.14 / Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ gets hilariously soothing makeover
  • 10.13.14 / Dickhead cop asks ‘Why is it everybody who plays Frisbee golf smokes weed?’
  • 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

  • 09.20.14 / Keanu Reeves wants to blow your face off
  • 09.16.14 / 20,000 Days On Earth: The agony and ecstasy of Nick Cave
  • 08.30.14 / The Ramones on the Jerry Lewis Telethon
  • 03.20.14 / Youth gone wild: San Francisco street gangs of the 1960s set to a bongo blasting beat
  • 03.19.14 / High flying Byrd: Long overdue documentary on Gene Clark is essential viewing
  • Paul Gallagher

    Occupation: Writer, blogger, friendly, neighborhood word-slinger.
    Interests: Books, art, film, theater, tea and symphonies.
    Biography: Writer, blogger, dog-walker. Producer and Director of TV documentaries. Born in East Kilbride, lives in Glasgow, Scotland.

    Recent Entries

  • 10.20.14 / Bukowski’s last stand: Hank’s final poetry reading from 1980
  • 10.20.14 / Think Pink: Angelyne, the billboard queen of Los Angeles
  • 10.20.14 / Dumb, drunk & dangerous: Idiots throw sleeping friend from 2nd story balcony
  • 10.18.14 / Unplugged: Controversial Xmas ‘Tree’ sculpture deflated by vandals
  • 10.17.14 / No butts, it’s a Christmas tree?
  • 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

  • 10.10.14 / ‘Graduation Day’: New Wave Slasher, 80s Style
  • 09.24.14 / They’re only movies: Moral panic, censorship & ‘video nasties’
  • 09.19.14 / Lucifer, Wozards & Music for Plants: The Electronic World of Mort Garson
  • 07.21.14 / ‘Sugar Cookies’: The Discreet Charm of the Swinging, Decadent Bourgeoisie
  • 07.08.14 / ‘Massacre at Central High’: ‘Lord of the Flies’ 70s style
  • Em

    Occupation: Banker
    Interests: Physics, Cryptography, Religion, Bands, Alternative lifestyles
    Biography: Born into a family of musicians, moved to New York as a small child. Degrees in Physics, Chinese language and electrical engineering. Lived in Shanghai China in the late 80s. Lived in London from 2006 to 2010. 4 US patents (in ultrafast laser optics, multiwavelength optical networks and online transaction systems). After a career in physics/EE, moved into banking in 2002. Currently work for a "too big to fail" bank. Member of UMOUR art and event collective.

    Recent Entries

  • 05.27.14 / HOW did McDonald’s get such a shitty new mascot? (A ‘true enough’ story)
  • 05.02.14 / Want a revolution? Left unchecked, parasitical capitalism WILL produce one
  • 10.03.13 / Codex Seraphinianus: A new edition of the strangest book in the world
  • 08.29.13 / ‘Star Drunk’: Hilarious shit-faced sci-fi film written by and starring DRUNK people
  • 08.16.13 / Real life steampunk: When New York had the original Hyperloop
  • Amber Frost

    Occupation: Freelance writer, Musician, and I'm the Girl Friday of Socialism
    Interests: rock 'n' roll, activism, US culture, New York
    Biography: I'm in love with Rock 'n' Roll, and I'll be out all night.

    Recent Entries

  • 10.20.14 / This photographer went to a Biblical theme park in Florida, so you don’t have to
  • 10.16.14 / You stepped in something: Smiling poop emoji shoes
  • 10.15.14 / Teach your kids how to use the phone with terrifying puppets
  • 10.14.14 / David Lynch not being Lynchian enough according to New York Times
  • 10.13.14 / Artist paints generic ghosts over found photographs to haunting and nostalgic effect
  • Kimberly J. Bright

    Occupation: writer, amateur anthropologist, flâneur
    Interests: Anthroposophy, glam rock, power pop, Jacobites, druids, Vikings, Waldorf education, Pomeranian folklore
    Biography: Just a simple country housewife.

    Recent Entries

  • 09.04.14 / ‘Dear Gary Numan’: Two old geezers’ hilariously cranky letters to rock stars
  • 08.25.14 / The return of the ‘Drugstore Cowboy’
  • 08.21.14 / Russia to cheeky Bulgarians: Quit messing up our war memorials
  • 08.11.14 / J.G. Ballard’s favorite food
  • 07.31.14 / The Long-Lost Go-Go’s: Elissa and Margot
  • 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

  • 10.21.14 / The year Dizzy Gillespie ran for president—spoiler alert, he didn’t win
  • 10.20.14 / King Tut—would the ladies love him?
  • 10.17.14 / Nope, not trash but meticulously made… ART (see for yourself if you don’t believe us)
  • 10.17.14 / Please God, make it stop! 90 minutes of the Grateful Dead tuning up
  • 10.16.14 / Descent Into The Maelstrom: Scorching Radio Birdman live set from 1977
  • 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

  • 10.14.14 / Never before seen photos of Sleater-Kinney
  • 10.10.14 / ‘Hide from the Sun’: The new video from Sweden’s psychedelic shamans GOAT
  • 10.07.14 / ‘Burnt Offering’: New music from the Budos Band, a DM exclusive premiere
  • 10.03.14 / Hüsker Dü on ‘Live in London,’ 1985
  • 10.02.14 / For sale: Lovely Massachusetts home, harbor and ocean access, haunted by T.S. Eliot
  • 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

  • 10.14.14 / Three DVD box set pays tribute to Lou Reed, Velvets, Iggy, Bowie and punk
  • 10.06.14 / Wild Sex! Gore! Monsters! It’s the twisted, sick and nasty ‘Blood Island Trilogy’!
  • 08.06.14 / (B)Lou’s on first? Dangerous Minds sparks clash between Blue Man Group and Lou Man Group!
  • 07.30.14 / Wild Gospel frenzy takes down the Playboy Mansion!
  • 07.28.14 / ‘Disco Beaver from Outer Space’: Impossibly rare National Lampoon HBO show from 1978!
  • 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

  • 10.20.14 / ‘Saturn Drive’: When Alan Vega met Ministry, 1983
  • 10.17.14 / Slayer’s public health warning
  • 10.16.14 / ‘Oh Mummy! Oh Daddy!’ The Residents’ first show as The Residents, 1976
  • 10.15.14 / Seven cover versions of ‘Ghostbusters’ from the Dream Syndicate’s 1984 tour
  • 10.10.14 / ‘Combat Shock’: The Troma film inspired by Suicide’s ‘Frankie Teardrop’
  • 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

  • 10.20.14 / Beatboxing classic album covers come to life
  • 10.17.14 / Ugly Xmas sweaters inspired by ‘Gremlins’ and ‘Fargo’
  • 10.17.14 / Nothing lost in translation: The ‘acute malevolence’ of Morrissey
  • 10.16.14 / Böat of debauchery: Inside the Motörhead ‘Motörböat’ cruise
  • 10.16.14 / Grandma’s ceramic figurines get a grim makeover