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.
07.30.14 / Cameron: Songs for the Witch Woman
07.29.14 / Klovn: Watch one of the funniest—and most outrageous—TV shows in the entire world. Ever
07.28.14 / ‘The 10th Victim’: Violent, campy 1965 battle of the sexes satirizes reality TV decades in advance
07.28.14 / ‘Evil’: Aliens, synchronicity and world peace, the world catches up to the outsider sounds of Konrad
07.25.14 / ‘My World Fell Down’: The oddest song The Beach Boys never recorded
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".
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
01.01.14 / Remembering my friend, Klaus Nomi
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.
07.31.14 / ‘The Mind Benders’: The true story behind the cult classic psychological thriller
07.30.14 / United States of Jedi: Liam Lynch vs. ‘Star Wars’
07.29.14 / Going Underground: Inside Melbourne’s storm drains
07.28.14 / Homeless street kid is ‘math genius of Dapitan’
07.28.14 / Watch a cheeseburger dissolve in hydrochloric acid
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.
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
07.21.14 / ‘IN EVENT OF MOON DISASTER’: The speech Nixon would have given if lunar landing had failed
07.15.14 / Original DJ playlists from Manchester’s Haçienda glory days
07.14.14 / Serge Gainsbourg’s reggae version of ‘La Marseillaise’ that earned him death threats
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.
08.01.14 / ‘48% Bug-eyed, unblinking, creepy staring’: Werner Herzog movies in chart form
07.31.14 / ‘Rumpole’ novelist John Mortimer defends Sex Pistols in ‘Bollocks’ trial, 1977
07.30.14 / Behold Apple’s hilariously AWFUL fashion line of 1986
07.29.14 / Buy your own DEVO Booji Boy mask
07.29.14 / President Lyndon B. Johnson informs his tailor that his new pants must respect his ‘bunghole’
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