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.
08.29.14 / ‘Superstars In Concert’: Jimi, Cream, Rolling Stones, Ike & Tina Turner & more in obscure classic
08.28.14 / ‘Lose your mind and play’ Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd ‘live’ on TOTP, 1967
08.27.14 / ‘The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill’: Watch the new BBC documentary
08.26.14 / Anarchy in Paris: Métal Urbain, classic French punk rock group
08.25.14 / Satan’s Stomp: The Flesh Eaters’ ‘A Minute To Pray, A Second to Die’
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".
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
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
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.
08.28.14 / ‘The Balcony’: Peter Falk, Leonard Nimoy & Shelley Winters frolic in Jean Genet’s twisted whorehouse
08.28.14 / Lee Marvin, Steve McQueen, Warren Oates and John Boorman at the ‘Point Blank’ wrap party
08.28.14 / Miniature marvels: Welcome to the fabulous world of Subatomic Tourism
08.27.14 / Germaine Greer vs. Diane Arbus: ‘If she had been a man, I’d have kicked her in the balls’
08.26.14 / The ‘Fawlty Towers’ hotel meticulously recreated in LEGO
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.
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
07.22.14 / ‘Our Father, who art in Mordor…’: Hilarious reviews of Tolkien-themed prayer ring
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.
08.29.14 / Incredible music billboards from the Sunset Strip
08.28.14 / ‘Brickjest,’ the LEGO version of ‘Infinite Jest’ by David Foster Wallace
08.28.14 / Fantastic footage documenting the Tower Records shopping experience of 1971
08.27.14 / ‘Tase me, bro!’: Portraits of people getting tased—but by a loved one
08.27.14 / ‘Breaking Bad,’ the Opera
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