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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

  • 11.30.16 / ‘Jean Cocteau speaks to the year 2000’ (or Jean Cocteau is dead, long live Jean Cocteau!)
  • 11.30.16 / Science fiction writer J.G Ballard’s home is for sale
  • 11.26.16 / Silent Night, Boogie Nights: Sexy movie posters from the golden age of XXX
  • 11.23.16 / Famous monster: Forrest J Ackerman, ‘Father of Science Fiction’ honored on centennial of his birth
  • 11.22.16 / That time Einstürzende Neubauten tried to burn the Palladium down
  • 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

  • 12.02.16 / Why not have a ‘Doctor Who’ Weeping Angel-themed Christmas tree this year?
  • 11.29.16 / Amusing rock-themed Christmas cards
  • 11.28.16 / ‘Murder the faculty’: Crazy high school yearbook quotes from 1911
  • 11.22.16 / There are Ramen noodle scented bath salts for your bathing pleasure
  • 11.21.16 / OMG, the ‘sexy’ full-body crotch-showcasing wolf onesie has arrived!
  • 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

  • 11.29.16 / Rarely seen film footage of hippie bard Richard Brautigan
  • 11.17.16 / Totally Insane James Bond comic books from India
  • 11.11.16 / ‘The Love Witch’: Sex magick meets pussy power in occult movie mindbender
  • 11.11.16 / Dancing on the grave of civilization (New York in the 80s & why I refuse to remove my boogie shoes)
  • 11.08.16 / Stereos from outer space: The golden age of kitschy record player design
  • 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

  • 12.02.16 / Big hair and lipgloss: Unsung girl groups of the 70s and 80s
  • 12.02.16 / Fantastic vintage Japanese movie posters
  • 12.01.16 / Primo Levi returns to Auschwitz
  • 12.01.16 / Cum Face, the hyperrealistic sculpture
  • 11.30.16 / Creepy ventriloquist dummies that look like they might want to kill you
  • 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

  • 12.02.16 / That time Orson Welles met Andy Kaufman
  • 12.02.16 / Kraftwerk, Throbbing Gristle, Beefheart, The Residents, Sun Ra & more as ‘South Park’ characters
  • 12.01.16 / Black Flag: Scorching multi-camera pro-shot concert, live in San Francisco, 1984
  • 12.01.16 / Poor Donald Trump hates pics of his double chin, so the Internet decided to help
  • 11.30.16 / Christmas ornaments featuring Morrissey, Bowie, Adam Ant, Nick Cave, Siouxsie and more
  • 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

  • 10.17.16 / Raw Power: Rare 1973 footage of Iggy and the Stooges escapes right into your living room!
  • 10.09.16 / Your pre-debate musical playlist inspired by Donald Trump!
  • 07.08.16 / ‘Pass The Dust, I Think I’m Bowie!’: True tales of Black Randy, first wave Los Angeles punk icon
  • 06.26.16 / Incredible NEWLY UNCOVERED 1977 footage of UK punk bands: Damned! Generation X! Adverts! Rich Kids!
  • 04.26.16 / ‘Anarchy!’ Malcolm McLaren, punk rock’s Molotov cocktail
  • 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

  • 12.02.16 / Class Warfare: Radical French philosopher Guy Debord’s Situationist board game
  • 12.01.16 / ‘Alice Cooper’s Alcohol Cookbook’: The band’s favorite drink recipes as told to CREEM, 1973
  • 11.11.16 / Sun Ra meets Natty Dread: Count Ossie and the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari
  • 11.04.16 / Public Image Ltd met with Martin Scorsese about doing the ‘Raging Bull’ soundtrack
  • 11.03.16 / Bob Dylan’s little-known songs about Vincent Van Gogh
  • 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

  • 12.02.16 / Meet ‘The Fred Banana Combo’ Germany’s first new wave punks
  • 11.30.16 / Ultra-rare AC/DC promotional songbook full of sheet music, comics & photos from 1976
  • 11.30.16 / Girls and guns: Brave female freedom fighters from around the world on the battlefields of war
  • 11.29.16 / Morbid and grotesque Italian anti-German propaganda postcards from WWI
  • 11.28.16 / That time the ‘Star Trek’ crew took on Nazis from outer space
  • 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

  • 11.28.16 / A slow-motion, underwater fart
  • 11.21.16 / Rabies-infected acid-head hippie-gore Satanist masterpiece ‘I Drink Your Blood’ splats again!
  • 11.18.16 / Cool stuff they used to paint on bass drum heads in the ‘20s and ‘30s
  • 11.14.16 / The inexplicably ubiquitous phenomenon of ‘woods porn’
  • 11.11.16 / This is hardcore, is it not?: The ‘80s white rap group that wasn’t the Beastie Boys
  • 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: Disneyland, Michael Jackson, travel, films, water parks, karaoke
    Biography: Born in Canada, raised in Los Angeles. Began taking over the airwaves of 88.9FM KXLU in the early 2000's with his late night radio show Les Yper Sound. In the mid-2000's he served as a writer on the nationally syndicated and XM Satellite Radio comedy program The Phil Hendrie Show. Joined the video blogging empire Everything Is Terrible! in 2011 whom he also tours with regularly under the alias of Dante Fontana.

    Recent Entries

  • 11.30.16 / The sad and heartbreaking reality of Shelley Duvall’s mental health
  • 11.28.16 / The secret artists Michael Jackson hired to paint insanely bizarre portraits of himself
  • 11.22.16 / Comedy gold: The Beastie Boys’ hilarious ‘Hello Nasty’ late-night infomercial
  • 11.03.16 / Wham! Bam! The true history of Plastic Bertrand’s immortal 1977 Euro-punk anthem ‘Ça Plane Pour Moi’
  • 10.31.16 / This super creepy ‘It’s a Small World: Zombie Apocalypse’ ride in China will give you nightmares