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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

  • 05.05.16 / ‘Mighty Boosh’ star Julian Barratt returns in the dark new TV comedy ‘Flowers’
  • 05.04.16 / It’s so nice to be a beautiful girl: Meet J-Pop’s avant garde sweetheart Kahimi Karie
  • 05.03.16 / ‘Uptown Top Ranking’: Insanely catchy reggae one-hit wonder by Althea and Donna, 1978
  • 05.02.16 / Meet Wilma Burgess, country music’s first openly lesbian singer
  • 04.29.16 / The single greatest Public Image Ltd. bootleg, ever: The original band, live in New York, 1980
  • 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

  • 05.05.16 / Social Justice Kittens postcard pack
  • 05.05.16 / Klaus Nomi salt & pepper shakers
  • 05.04.16 / There’s a Steve Buscemi bikini
  • 05.04.16 / Indonesian police seize sex doll mistaken for ‘angel’
  • 05.03.16 / Radiohead release new single and video for ‘Burn the Witch’: Watch it here
  • 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

  • 05.02.16 / Free love, free press and lots of nude hippie chicks
  • 04.21.16 / Lewd guitarist: Watch a young Prince on ‘American Bandstand’ and live in New York City, 1980/81
  • 04.20.16 / ‘Green Room’ is the most badass movie of 2016: Exclusive clip and free tickets
  • 03.29.16 / So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star: Photos of the 1960’s Garage Band Explosion
  • 03.28.16 / The return of Khun Narin: More mindblowing psychedelia from Thailand
  • 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

  • 05.05.16 / Just what the doctor ordered: Artist makes nightgown from 2,000 sleeping pill prescriptions
  • 05.04.16 / Murder, Madness and Miss Marple: The Secret Life of Dame Margaret Rutherford
  • 05.03.16 / Fabulous modern illustrations of Witches (and their familiars)
  • 05.02.16 / Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention get caught up in a German student riot, 1968
  • 04.28.16 / An 18th century guide to sex positions
  • 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
  • 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

  • 09.30.15 / Steve Albini e-mail about hating dance music is now a billboard advertising dance music
  • 09.29.15 / 50 Shades of Purple: Stunning paintings of roller derby butts and their bruises!
  • 09.28.15 / Sacrilegious glory: See Fellini’s Vatican fashion show, including what was censored by the church!
  • 09.24.15 / ‘The Richard Pryor Show’: All four episodes of the short-lived series are online
  • 09.22.15 / What a dick: The porniest grave in Paris’s Père Lachaise cemetery
  • 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

  • 05.05.16 / ‘Movin’ On Up’: How the Black Panthers invented ‘The Jeffersons’
  • 05.04.16 / Watch a baby-faced Depeche Mode in early ‘live in concert’ TV appearance, 1981
  • 05.04.16 / ‘Jesus’ arrested for refusing to leave Apple Store
  • 05.04.16 / Cute Jehovah’s Witnesses animation teaches kids how to be homophobic
  • 05.03.16 / Toys for boys: Tech Hifi catalogs of vintage stereo equipment are bizarre fun
  • Jason Schafer

    Occupation: Librarian, 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.

    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'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.

    Recent Entries

  • 04.02.15 / Before he was Hulk Hogan’s manger, Jimmy Hart scored a top five hit with the Gentrys in 1965
  • 03.26.15 / ‘Time to Suck’: Wild 70s South African proto-metal band Suck covers Black Sabbath, King Crimson
  • 03.24.15 / Original Woodstock ads show how much of a slipshod operation the whole thing was
  • 03.23.15 / Hilarious ‘beatnik girl’ makeover from 1963
  • 03.20.15 / Before he wrote ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll McDonalds’ and ‘Kurt Cobain,’ Wesley Willis was a street artist
  • Rusty Blazenhoff

    Occupation: Pop culture activist :: Zinester :: Culture jammer
    Interests: Fluff
    Biography: Described by a friend as "sweet, wholesome, and dangerous."

    Recent Entries

  • 05.05.15 / Shit Museum opens in Italy
  • 05.04.15 / Behold, the Tittygram: ‘Our boobs. Your message.’
  • 03.24.15 / Gay sweater is SO gay that it’s knit out of gay human hair
  • 03.11.15 / Giant squid blunt: We didn’t learn about this creature in science class
  • 03.11.15 / ‘F’ is for feline: Cat shirt reveals a dirty little secret
  • 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

  • 04.20.16 / Never before seen live footage of the Pop Group in 1980
  • 04.14.16 / Pere Ubu announces North American tour dates
  • 04.13.16 / Fela Kuti’s jazzy, pre-Afrobeat party music
  • 04.07.16 / IT’S ALL DEVO! New video from devolution’s mutant mastermind Gerald Casale—a DM premiere
  • 04.01.16 / ‘The Devil’s Reign’: Demonic art exhibit curated by Church of Satan’s High Priest
  • 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:

    Recent Entries

  • 04.26.16 / ‘Anarchy!’ Malcolm McLaren, punk rock’s Molotov cocktail
  • 03.18.16 / A strange tale of Frank Sinatra Jr., monster beach parties, Jan & Dean and a bungled kidnapping!
  • 03.03.16 / Lobotomy: LA’s greatest unknown punk rock fanzine, 1978
  • 01.30.16 / ‘The Rusty James Show’: The idiot bastard son of Woody Allen and Firesign Theatre, starring Elvis?
  • 01.12.16 / The Bowie, Elvis, Warhol ‘Black Star’ connection: Popism eats itself
  • 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

  • 05.05.16 / For mommy’s little Frank Booth: It’s the ‘Blue Velvet’ play set!
  • 04.29.16 / Watch DEVO’s first-ever live performance at Kent State University, 1973
  • 04.28.16 / Roots Strikers: ‘Socialism Is Love’ and other left-wing 70s reggae anthems
  • 04.22.16 / Does Your Mama Know About Me: Diana Ross sings Tommy Chong’s Motown hit about interracial love, 1968
  • 04.21.16 / Uncle John’s ham: The Grateful Dead’s all-meat diet
  • 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

  • 05.05.16 / Motörhead, The Cure, The Jam (+ a bizarre Adam Ant comic) from the pages of cool 80s mag Flexipop!
  • 05.04.16 / 1970s glam rockers Cuddly Toys cover ‘Madman’ a song written by David Bowie & Marc Bolan
  • 05.03.16 / Satanic strippers: Vintage burlesque performers dance with the devil
  • 05.02.16 / ‘20th Century Toy’: Behold the glam-rock glory of this customized ‘Marc Bolan’ Lambretta scooter
  • 04.29.16 / Feed your fictional cosmic entity fetish with these leather ‘Cthulhu’ masks
  • 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

  • 05.03.16 / ‘Scanners’ head-explosion ‘magic-motion’ lenticular postcards!
  • 05.02.16 / ‘Bernie Sanders’ and his ‘f*cked-up noise band’
  • 04.29.16 / ‘F*cked Up Donald’: Punk legends, D.O.A. eviscerate Trump
  • 04.26.16 / ‘When Doves Scream’: Hear Prince do a ‘punk’ version of his hit during 1985 rehearsal
  • 04.26.16 / The theme music from Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’... PLAYED WITH KNIVES