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".
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
02.25.14 / What no pastrami?!: Egg cream scented candles from Katz’s deli
02.24.14 / ‘Self-expression is evil’: The mind-boggling beauty of David Thomas and two pale boys
01.01.14 / Remembering my friend, Klaus Nomi
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.
04.18.14 / Marks of a genius: Ray Harryhausen’s incredible creature drawings
04.18.14 / Six-year-old boy with a tail is worshipped as a god
04.17.14 / Artists’ brains are ‘structurally different’ new study claims
04.17.14 / Small Town Noir: Mugshots and true crime stories from New Castle, Pennsylvania, 1930-60
04.16.14 / UFO, weird weather, birds… or an angry god? That mysterious black ring in the sky, explained
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.
04.17.14 / I think I’m too old to play with Crampy Carla the Menstruation Barbie
04.17.14 / This animation is NOT computer generated… sort of
04.16.14 / ‘Sex Freak’: A young RuPaul performs on cable access TV. No band, no budget, all charisma
04.16.14 / Chinese space babies, the taikonaut tykes of the future!
04.16.14 / Watch Lou Reed interview his 100-year-old Polish immigrant cousin in his short film, ‘Red Shirley’
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.
04.14.14 / Thrown out for kissing: A quaint guide to gay discos, 1978
04.02.14 / Unknown Madonna opens for The Smiths, completely fails to impress them, New Year’s Eve, 1983
03.20.14 / ‘God’s cartoonist’: The ongoing bizarre cult following of Jack T. Chick
03.20.14 / Go Sketch Alice: Grace Slick’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ artwork
03.11.14 / Classic ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ video game gets a makeover for its 30th anniversary
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.
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