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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

  • 04.24.15 / ‘The Thorn’: Intense orchestral Siouxsie and the Banshees rarity
  • 04.21.15 / ‘Mind your own business!’: Socialist post-punk funksters Delta 5
  • 04.21.15 / Groucho Marx roasts Johnny Carson, 1968
  • 04.20.15 / John Belushi, Christopher Guest & Chevy Chase parody Woodstock in National Lampoon’s ‘Lemmings’
  • 04.18.15 / ‘The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight’
  • 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

  • 03.13.15 / John and Yoko shine on in these rarely seen photographs from 1980
  • 03.12.15 / We got the shit!: 41 movies in which people snort coke, shoot dope and smoke weed
  • 03.09.15 / Dennis Hopper on ‘The Johnny Cash Show,’ The LSD-25 remix
  • 03.09.15 / Eye-popping Bad Brains and Ramones’ cartoons that will rock your world
  • 03.08.15 / Monkee see Monkee do: Micky Dolenz’s glam rock disaster
  • 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

  • 04.24.15 / John Lennon becomes the first Beatle to admit to taking drugs, in 1965: A DM exclusive
  • 04.23.15 / The Rolling Stones take over ‘Ready, Steady, Go!’ 1965-66
  • 04.22.15 / ‘Blackstar Warrior’ the truth behind the riddle of the myth of TV’s legendary black sci-fi hero
  • 04.21.15 / ‘Grandma’s Disco’: Adorable vintage high school battle of the bands footage, 1967
  • 04.20.15 / ‘The Dead Lands’: The first kick-ass Maori martial arts movie
  • 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

  • 03.05.15 / Pee-wee’s Death Haus: 1970’s kiddie host horror, ‘The Psychopath’
  • 02.09.15 / ‘Sin in the Suburbs’ & other cinematic delights: Joe Sarno’s life in dirty movies
  • 01.05.15 / World’s Greatest Sinner on public access: Cult actor Timothy Carey on ‘Art Fein’s Poker Party’
  • 11.24.14 / Sparks, Christian girls, drugs & lemon meringue pie: Meet obscure new wavers Gleaming Spires
  • 11.24.14 / The Count goes hardcore in ‘Dracula Sucks’
  • 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

  • 04.24.15 / Hoarders: Photographer recreates grim scenes from his childhood
  • 04.23.15 / Douchebag denim company sells $298 jacket and $348 jeans with fake heavy metal patches on them
  • 04.22.15 / Joey Ramone and his proud mom on ‘Geraldo’
  • 04.22.15 / Oh look, it’s the most offensive, childish piece of anti-woman propaganda ever
  • 04.21.15 / Watch what happened the day Malcolm X was assassinated in Ken Jacobs’ ‘Perfect Film’
  • 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

  • 04.24.15 / Square people gawk at Haight-Ashbury hippies from the safety of a tour bus, 1967
  • 04.23.15 / ‘The Twilight Zone’ meets M.C. Escher meets Dali in the philosophical comic strip ‘the bus’
  • 04.22.15 / Cheeky 19th-century ‘pickup line’ calling cards
  • 04.22.15 / ‘Fear on Film’: Three masters of horror—Landis, Cronenberg, Carpenter all in the same interview
  • 04.22.15 / Ray Davies stars in ‘The Long Distance Piano Player,’ 1970
  • 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

  • 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
  • 03.11.15 / Cards for Convicts: When you care enough to send an inmate the very best
  • 03.11.15 / Too poor for apartments, Japanese temp workers live in Internet cafes
  • 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

  • 04.24.15 / Everything ever recorded of Bill Hicks—EVER—to be released in 2015
  • 04.23.15 / SATAN! Amazing trove of outsider art found in Detroit
  • 04.23.15 / The Cramps’ long-lost video for ‘Human Fly’ FOUND!!!
  • 04.17.15 / Someone rammed ‘Night Court’ up Daredevil’s ass
  • 04.17.15 / EVERYONE at Guitar Center, ‘Live at Guitar Center’
  • 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

  • 12.25.14 / Intoxica Radio Xmas Show! Wild Unknown Rock-n-Roll, Soul, R & B!
  • 12.24.14 / Garage Rock Madness with The Muppets first Ed Sullivan appearance, 1966
  • 11.27.14 / Blood Freak! The ultimate Thanksgiving gore film (and a true Golden Turkey!)
  • 11.25.14 / ‘How To Blow Your Mind And Have A Freak Out Party’: The stupidest record of the 1960s?
  • 11.21.14 / ‘Bight of the Twin’: Update on Genesis Breyer P-Orridge’s Amazing African Adventures!
  • 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

  • 04.24.15 / Just imagine how STRANGE this Residents’ radio special from 1977 sounded in 1977
  • 04.23.15 / Fried chicken à la DEVO: Mark Mothersbaugh’s recipe for ‘Chocolava Stump Logs’
  • 04.17.15 / Hear Monty Python strangle John Denver
  • 04.16.15 / Kryst the Conqueror: When The Misfits went all Christian metal
  • 04.10.15 / Allen Ginsberg and Bob Dylan’s song for the gay liberation movement
  • 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

  • 04.25.15 / John Hinckley Jr. is starting a band! These are the top 5 Hinckley-inspired songs!
  • 04.23.15 / Here’s an incredible unreleased 1982 studio session from Flipper!
  • 04.22.15 / What Mother doesn’t want a Danzig card on her special day?
  • 04.21.15 / The worst ‘Star Wars’ novelty song EVER: ‘Chewie the Rookie Wookie’ (sic) & other galactic junk
  • 04.20.15 / Sex, Sadism & Swastikas: Psycho ‘70s Nazi sexploitation cinema cycle