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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

  • 09.30.14 / John Lennon’s nearly-forgotten 1974 Broadway flop
  • 09.29.14 / Donald Trump and the serial killers
  • 09.29.14 / John Oliver hilariously rips Ayn Rand fans
  • 09.25.14 / #RepublicansArePeopleToo campaign is a masterpiece of bad marketing, a rich tapestry of idiocy
  • 09.22.14 / ‘F*ck it, I quit’: Reporter quits on air after revealing she’s pot club owner!
  • 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
  • 08.29.14 / 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

  • 09.30.14 / Ghost of black-eyed girl seen for first time in 30 years
  • 09.29.14 / The resistible rise of Stephen Fry and his plans for world domination
  • 09.26.14 / Pirate Radio, Revolution and the rise of Radio Študent
  • 09.26.14 / Flaming Creatures: Icon of perversion Jack Smith’s fabulous photographs
  • 09.26.14 / Sorted for E’s & Wizz: The man who makes art out of ecstasy pills
  • 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

  • 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
  • 06.24.14 / ‘Bijou’: Wakefield Poole’s pioneering gay art film, a sensual and sensory experience
  • Thomas McGrath

    Occupation: Writer and scrounger
    Interests: Hip hop, literature, parapolitics, hangovers
    Biography: Once went to a restaurant in Tenerife that had 'turkey gizzard and fun spaghetti' on the menu.

    Recent Entries

  • 03.28.14 / Classic rock conspiracy theory: ‘Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon,’ the dark heart of the hippie dream
  • 10.31.13 / ‘Kneel Through The Dark’: Talking art, magick, Crowley and cats with filmmaker James Batley
  • 10.26.13 / Xerox Ferox and the Lost Art of the Horror Film Fanzine
  • 10.06.13 / ‘DO NOT EAT THE CAKE OF LIGHT!’ Dangerous Minds attends Aleister Crowley’s Gnostic Mass
  • 09.19.13 / Jimmy Page on the art of songwriting, a Dangerous Minds exclusive
  • 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
  • 10.02.13 / 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

  • 09.30.14 / ‘The Mysteries of Conjugal Love Revealed!’ 18th century sex manual is a total hoot!
  • 09.30.14 / Erotic performance from Tanny LeClercq, groundbreaking ballerina later stricken with paralytic polio
  • 09.27.14 / The designer purse that looks like a Happy Meal, only $1,050!
  • 09.27.14 / Chromatically arranged garbage creates a rainbow of refuse
  • 09.25.14 / ‘City of the Dead’: The graveyard slum of Bab el Nasr cemetery in Cairo
  • 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

  • 09.30.14 / Cranky Lou Reed interview from 1975 is full of hilariously nasty gems
  • 09.30.14 / U.S. money redesigned with contemporary icons
  • 09.29.14 / John Cleese: FOX News viewers are too stupid to realize that they are stupid
  • 09.29.14 / The Surrealists’ tarot deck
  • 09.27.14 / It’s not easy being David Byrne: Kermit the Frog covers ‘Once in a Lifetime’
  • Jason Schafer

    Occupation: Librarian/Media Specialist, Semi-retired rock weirdo
    Interests: American Counterculture, Information Systems, Off-Grid Farming, Freaks, Ohio Rock n' Roll
    Biography: I was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, and then moved a lot, living in Houston, TX, Pittsburg, PA, Wheeling (Again), Erlanger, KY, Cincinnati, OH, New York, NY, Kent, OH and Chicago, IL before finally settling down in Cleveland in 2000.

    I grew up on a skateboard during a time when you got beaten-up for doing so.

    For the past 20 years, I've played in bands from Kentucky and Ohio that you've never heard of, all of them pretty good.

    I have a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science.

    I'm married to my pal, Lisa, a social activist and musician. We have two kids that we're trying to turn into conscientious, non-uptight American citizens. Some day, we'll all live on a farm.


    Recent Entries

  • 01.12.14 / Harvey Pekar’s pal and ‘Genuine Nerd’ Toby Radloff hilariously croons about cocaine
  • 01.07.14 / Studs Terkel interviews a very young Bob Dylan in 1963 and it’s incredible
  • 01.01.14 / Happy New Year!  Weird versions of ‘Auld Lang Syne’ performed on theremins!
  • 12.30.13 / Lester Bangs predicts the future of rock n’ roll in 1980
  • 12.30.13 / Zany geologist suggested bombing Japan’s volcanoes to force unconditional surrender in 1944
  • 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

  • 09.29.14 / Every Day is like Monday: ‘Morrissey Gets a Job’
  • 09.26.14 / Birth of the heavy: 50 years of The Kinks’ ‘You Really Got Me’
  • 09.25.14 / Lydia Lunch wants to be Louis CK’s ‘friend with benefits’
  • 09.25.14 / The Cramps want to know: ‘Can Your Pussy do the Dog?’
  • 09.24.14 / David Byrne, Philip Glass and Allen Ginsberg on Arthur Russell
  • 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

  • 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!
  • 07.21.14 / Happy Birthday Kim Fowley: The Lord of Garbage turns 75 today!
  • 06.27.14 / ‘Playground: Growing Up in the New York Underground’: The best book yet on the dawn of punk rock
  • 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

  • 10.01.14 / ‘duBEAT-e-o’: The Runaways movie that became The Mentors movie, 1984
  • 09.25.14 / ‘A computer game called Search’: The cryptic narrative of Hüsker Dü‘s ‘Zen Arcade’
  • 09.25.14 / Caught between the moon and New York City: Christopher Cross, soft rock acid freak
  • 09.23.14 / Become a citizen of Laibach’s global state
  • 09.12.14 / ‘Beach Ball’: Having a beach party with Scott Walker, 1965
  • 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

  • 09.30.14 / Massive mural pays homage to cult film ‘Heavy Metal Parking Lot’
  • 09.29.14 / How many moles does Lemmy have? Play the Motörhead trivia board game and find out
  • 09.29.14 / John Lydon on Kylie Minogue’s breasts, Megadeth and Bruce Springsteen
  • 09.26.14 / Pictures of Marc Bolan riding on top of things
  • 09.25.14 / Iggy Pop and Peggy Lee in mesmerizing mashup video of ‘The Passenger’ and ‘Fever’