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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

  • 01.23.17 / Andy Warhol’s ‘Chelsea Girls’: The druggy draggy morally-bankrupt cult film that scandalized America
  • 01.20.17 / Like the ‘Wicker Man’ on heroin: Nico and a young Iggy Pop in ‘Evening of Light,’ 1969
  • 01.20.17 / ‘Screw our president’: Protesting kid explains why he started fire at alt-right Trump celebration
  • 01.19.17 / Angry woman: Lydia Lunch’s gun is loaded
  • 01.18.17 / Grace Slick says ‘f*ck’ on American TV for the very first time, 1969
  • 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

  • 01.24.17 / ‘Twin Peaks’ vinyl figures to be released in March
  • 01.23.17 / Sign of the times: This candle perfectly sums up how we all feel today
  • 01.20.17 / Salvador Dalí figurines
  • 01.19.17 / Finally! ‘Vampire Repelling Garlic and Holy Water’ soap!
  • 01.18.17 / Kid posts hilarious tweets asking ‘Does anyone know who this is’?
  • 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

  • 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
  • 12.24.16 / Holiday weirdness: Santa Claus battles the Devil to a psyche-rock soundtrack
  • 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

  • 01.24.17 / When Sparks formed a band with Franz Ferdinand: The best of FFS live
  • 01.23.17 / Thrill to ‘The Occult Files of Doctor Spektor,’ forgotten comic book hero
  • 01.23.17 / ‘The Ballroom Blitz’: The teenage rampage that inspired Sweet’s greatest hit
  • 01.20.17 / Early photos of Boy George, Steve Strange & more at the club that launched the New Romantics
  • 01.19.17 / Lucifer, Satan & other Devils: The Occult art of Rosaleen Norton, the Witch of Kings Cross
  • 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

  • 01.06.17 / Extended footage of David Bowie as ‘The Elephant Man’
  • 01.05.17 / The Vanguard: Powerful photographs of the Black Panthers
  • 01.05.17 / The sexy ladies of Yugoslavian computer magazines
  • 01.04.17 / Sub Pop really nailed the retro packaging of Sleater-Kinney’s new ‘Live in Paris’ cassette
  • 01.03.17 / New human organ discovered by scientists
  • 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

  • 01.24.17 / There’s a Tumblr full of Nazis getting punched because that will always be awesome
  • 01.19.17 / Moe Tucker hates ‘Heroin’: VU drummer talks about recording ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico’
  • 01.18.17 / Chairman of the Bored: Flaming Lips, GVSB, Jawbox and more cover Frank Sinatra
  • 01.12.17 / Groovy vintage ads for classic guitars
  • 01.11.17 / ‘Sex Around the Clock’: The darkly sleazetastic pulp art of R.A. Maguire
  • 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

  • 01.16.17 / This incredible fetish photo history book will have you tied up for months!
  • 01.03.17 / ‘What’s The Matter With Helen?’ (or remembering Debbie Reynolds the DM way!)
  • 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
  • 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

  • 01.20.17 / ‘Look Look,’ the XTC home video companion
  • 01.19.17 / Fun Boy Three cover the Doors, burn the American flag on TV, 1983
  • 01.13.17 / ‘Probes’: Chris Cutler’s podcast is a free course in contemporary music
  • 01.12.17 / Japanese noise musicians take over Italian TV to spread disease and confusion, 1997
  • 01.06.17 / Touch of Basil: Orson Welles’ spicy salad recipe
  • 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

  • 01.24.17 / ‘The Giggler’: The horrific serial killer from Boston whose calling card was ‘laughter’
  • 01.23.17 / The photographs of pioneering Japanese surrealist Kansuke Yamamoto
  • 01.23.17 / Some of the best (trust me, they are tremendous) protest signs from the Women’s March
  • 01.19.17 / Modern love: Valentines featuring Grace Jones, Robert Smith, David Bowie & other pop-culture icons!
  • 01.18.17 / A treasure trove of rare Monty Python memorabilia is up for grabs!
  • 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

  • 01.20.17 / ‘It’s fun to smoke dust!’ Satanic panic preacher gets mashed-up with Queen
  • 01.13.17 / Here’s a dirty little song to play while you get that $13 tattoo today
  • 01.06.17 / The five horror movies you should have seen in 2016
  • 12.27.16 / Own your own vintage Irish whiskey vending machine
  • 11.28.16 / A slow-motion, underwater fart
  • 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

  • 01.11.17 / KISS, Sparks, & rock ‘n’ roller coasters: The legendary ‘Magic Mountain’ theme park of the 1970’s
  • 01.04.17 / ‘Kool Thing’: Kim Gordon’s 1989 interview with LL Cool J that inspired the Sonic Youth song
  • 12.30.16 / Spend New Year’s Eve 1968 with The Who, Small Faces, Françoise Hardy & Pink Floyd
  • 12.20.16 / Super-sexy-mini-flower-pop: The surreal & futuristic Afri-Cola ads of the late ‘60s
  • 12.14.16 / I was a 15-year-old Billy Corgan impersonator