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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

  • 11.22.14 / ‘The Complete Zap Comix’ box set is the greatest thing in the history of the world, ever
  • 11.21.14 / Kubrick didn’t fake the moon landing, but Led Zeppelin DID fake playing Madison Square Garden, 1973
  • 11.21.14 / Root down: The Incredible Jimmy Smith LIVE in concert, 1965
  • 11.20.14 / ‘Hello Arthur? This is your mother. Do you remember me?’: The comedy genius of Nichols & May
  • 11.19.14 / Grandma Lo-Fi: The Basement Tapes of Sigríður Níelsdóttir
  • 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

  • 11.21.14 / A gin-soaked Advent calendar for the perfect boozy X-mas season
  • 11.20.14 / ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ melting Nazi face candle
  • 11.19.14 / Short animation describes what drug addiction is like
  • 11.18.14 / Unimpressed man calmly sits in restaurant while it’s invaded by masked gang
  • 11.17.14 / Skateboarding in an abandoned psychiatric ward
  • 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

  • 11.17.14 / Jeff Buckley: A dream interrupted
  • 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
  • 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

  • 11.23.14 / Homophobic hate preacher tweets cartoon mash-up admitting he’s a ‘homosexual sodomite’
  • 11.22.14 / Patti Smith interviews David Lynch
  • 11.21.14 / Painting by Adolf Hitler expected to fetch over $60,000 at auction
  • 11.20.14 / Norma Bates: Woman slept with dead mother for five years
  • 11.19.14 / David Bowie’s early appearance as Ziggy Stardust, 1972
  • 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

  • 10.26.14 / Hawkwind poet Robert Calvert’s prophetic sci-fi noir ‘The Kid From Silicon Gulch’
  • 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
  • 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

  • 11.21.14 / Baby and childhood photos of Frida Kahlo, taken by her photographer father Guillermo
  • 11.21.14 / Watch ‘Angel,’ the 1966 Canadian government-funded art film starring Leonard Cohen
  • 11.20.14 / Sister Mary Corita, nun, teacher and Pop art pioneer
  • 11.20.14 / New Yorkers & Angelenos absolutely losing their sh*t over a bicoastal video hook-up in 1980
  • 11.19.14 / Concept Barbie doesn’t just have realistic proportions—she has scars, acne, freckles & cellulite
  • 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

  • 11.21.14 / Balloon art wizard creates a balloon art version of a Keith Haring classic
  • 11.20.14 / ‘Beatles Electroniques’: The Beatles warped beyond recognition, 1969
  • 11.19.14 / ‘Freeze, you dirty dopers’: The ‘Heroin Haikus’ of William Wantling
  • 11.19.14 / Check out ‘The Internet Show,’ an hour-long PBS special from the dawn of cyberspace
  • 11.19.14 / The artist formerly known as Dean Ween spearheads epic 37-minute cover of Pink Floyd’s ‘Echoes’
  • 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

  • 11.21.14 / The nicest Lou Reed interview you’ll ever see
  • 11.18.14 / Is Creation Records teasing a Ride reunion?
  • 11.18.14 / Joan Jett and The Jam’s Paul Weller talk New Wave on ‘The Tomorrow Show,’ 1977
  • 11.13.14 / ‘Knockin’ ‘Em Down in the City’: Iggy Pop rocks the Cleveland local news, 1979
  • 11.13.14 / Republicans painted on Tijuana Black Velvet
  • 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

  • 11.21.14 / ‘Bight of the Twin’: Update on Genesis Breyer P-Orridge’s Amazing African Adventures!
  • 10.28.14 / Graveyard Rock: SICK SOUNDS from Intoxica Radio!
  • 10.25.14 / Bizarre 80’s public access TV gone insane: ‘Unwind With The Sweeties’
  • 10.25.14 / Long live the Ramones: Incredible unseen early Ramones news story!
  • 10.21.14 / Q: Are We Not Men? The origins of DEVO’s theory of De-Evolution!
  • 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

  • 11.20.14 / Punish or be damned: LA punk legends The Screamers live at the Whisky A Go Go, 1979
  • 11.19.14 / ‘BobbyQue’: Cooking with Black Panther Bobby Seale
  • 11.18.14 / Clash manager Bernie Rhodes seeks young ‘Reb Rockers’ through his very ugly website
  • 11.14.14 / The entire town of Twin Peaks sculpted in clay
  • 11.12.14 / Murder By Guitar: San Francisco punk band Crime live at San Quentin prison, 1978
  • 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

  • 10.31.14 / Young, loud, snotty: Famous punks just hanging out
  • 10.30.14 / Vincent Price visits ‘The Dating Game,’ 1972
  • 10.30.14 / Blackout! The mysterious story behind Black Sabbath’s first US gig
  • 10.29.14 / Marquee Buffoon: Japanese fashion line features iconic images of Tom Verlaine and Television
  • 10.28.14 / Nasty notes and other ‘Hate Mail’ by Mr Bingo