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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

  • 04.24.17 / The United States of Horror: Coming soon to a town near you, to burn it to the ground, it’s Ho99o9
  • 04.24.17 / ‘A lover scorned, lovesick and obsessed’: Adia Victoria returns with the eerie ‘How It Feels’
  • 04.24.17 / Earliest known footage of the Beatles FOUND. Sort of.
  • 04.21.17 / The worst/best cover version of Serge Gainsbourg’s infamous ‘Je t’aime…’ that you’ll ever hear
  • 04.19.17 / DON’T YOU HATE IT WHEN THIS HAPPENS: Man claims evil demon blowjob terror
  • 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

  • 04.26.17 / Finally there are posable life-sized skeleton body lamps!
  • 04.24.17 / Self-taught Russian grandma makes GLORIOUS green screen YouTube videos
  • 04.24.17 / You can now own your very own plush Tribble from ‘Star Trek’
  • 04.20.17 / For when you have more dollars than sense: $2,145 designer purse resembles the blue IKEA bag
  • 04.20.17 / Dolly Parton performing a death metal version of ‘Jolene’
  • 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

  • 04.26.17 / 80s ‘Superfans’ talk about their obsessions for Bowie, Boy George, Duran Duran & Elvis
  • 04.25.17 / The Magnificent Seven: Watch Madness in their autobiographical film debut ‘Take It or Leave It’
  • 04.25.17 / Paperback to the Future: Best of British science-fiction covers from the 1950s
  • 04.21.17 / ‘Bowie, Bolan, dressing up & going out’: Boy George takes a personal trip through the 1970s
  • 04.20.17 / Small World: Artist’s miniature models have BIG political message
  • 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

  • 04.26.17 / Yes, there is a ‘sexy women holding carp’ calendar and, of course, it’s gotta be from Germany
  • 04.26.17 / ‘Eraserhead’ fans, you’re going to want this silver vinyl soundtrack reissue
  • 04.25.17 / In this Motörhead video game, Lemmy thwarts enemies with his Jack Daniels-fueled bad breath!
  • 04.25.17 / Holy shit, they really made bubblegum trading cards for the first ‘Alien’ movie!
  • 04.24.17 / ‘Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown’: Future ‘Simpsons’ director turns ‘Peanuts’ into a bloodbath
  • 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

  • 04.21.17 / Iggy Bop? New music from the godfather of punk on his 70th birthday—with a jazz trio!
  • 04.19.17 / ‘Beehive’: A new video from Mark Lanegan
  • 04.18.17 / Tiny Tim + Edith Massey + Jesus = Opal Covey: The singing, would-be mayor of Toledo, Ohio
  • 04.12.17 / ‘Ceremony’: Peter Hook reanimates New Order’s classic first single
  • 04.07.17 / ’Sãeta’: Nico live in Europe, 1983
  • 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

  • 04.20.17 / Steven Spielberg predicts the psycho-delic future of today in 1971’s ‘Los Angeles: A.D. 2017’!
  • 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!
  • 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

  • 04.21.17 / Jean Cocteau’s poem for Orson Welles
  • 04.20.17 / ‘100,000 tabs of acid’: Lemmy talks records, touring with Hendrix, and sex with a trans person
  • 04.14.17 / Chris Farlowe on the birth of British blues, plus exclusive audio of Jimmy Page’s first production
  • 04.13.17 / Captain Beefheart conducts the Magic Band’s feet and fingers on TV, 1971
  • 04.07.17 / ‘Perpetual Pills,’ the reusable laxatives of the Middle Ages
  • 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

  • 04.26.17 / Visual Futurist: Step inside the sci-fi world created by ‘Blade Runner’ visionary Syd Mead
  • 04.25.17 / Pain is skin deep: Extreme close-up portraits of people on the edge
  • 04.25.17 / Salvador Dali’s bizarre but sexy photoshoot for Playboy, 1973
  • 04.24.17 / Hilarious Tumblr dedicated to the ‘Dumb Birds of North America’
  • 04.24.17 / The Smiths trash Trump with Record Store Day gag
  • 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

  • 04.21.17 / ‘And when he is come’: A treasury of unintentionally ‘dirty’ double-entendre gospel LP covers
  • 04.14.17 / Dead millionaire meth-head’s movie is a minor masterpiece
  • 04.07.17 / Ultraviolence and absurdity: Takashi Miike’s masterpiece, ‘Dead or Alive’
  • 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
  • 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

  • 04.26.17 / Meet Eggstone, the ‘Godfathers of Swedish pop’
  • 04.20.17 / Meet Rita, the blow-up party doll that took 1970s Germany by storm
  • 04.19.17 / Pop art dreamworld: The amazing, sexy comic strip art of the 1967 film ‘The Killing Game’’
  • 04.05.17 / A musical tour of Osaka’s Expo ‘70: Beautiful time capsule of futuristic design
  • 04.04.17 / Televangelism for the jet-set: The rise & fall of the ‘World Action Singers’ of the 1970s
  • Michael Simmons

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