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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

  • 07.25.16 / The psychedelic optical illusions of Victor Vasarely
  • 07.22.16 / See Frank Zappa on ‘The Monkees’ for the first time in HD!
  • 07.21.16 / Pimpin ain’t easy: Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson tears the roof off the sucker, 1977
  • 07.19.16 / David Bowie: Rare footage of the ‘Diamond Dogs’ tour, 1974
  • 07.19.16 / Shit happens: Future Fox News anchor Shep Smith reports on the time GG Allin came to Florida
  • 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

  • 07.28.16 / Pokémon Go-inspired dildos are finally here!
  • 07.27.16 / TSA says A-OK to mummified heads as carry-on luggage
  • 07.26.16 / Woman transforms herself into Ron ‘F*cking’ Swanson
  • 07.26.16 / Man named Hemingway wins Florida Hemingway look-alike contest
  • 07.25.16 / A collection of wonderful vintage portable record players
  • 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

  • 07.26.16 / Lord of the Strings: Guitar wizard Harvey Thomas and his Infernal Music Machines
  • 07.19.16 / Trump’s house band—led by guitar buffoon G.E. Smith—trash David Bowie tune
  • 07.17.16 / ‘Ghost Rider’: Amazing new video surfaces of Suicide, live in 1980
  • 07.11.16 / Ralph Bakshi’s animated assault on racism in America is still an uncompromising gut punch
  • 07.01.16 / The secret teachings of rock ‘n’ roll: Ancient Debbie Harry calendar proves time is an illusion!
  • 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

  • 07.29.16 / Meet the original Dairy Queen: Work by America’s first known butter sculptor
  • 07.28.16 / Meet CreepyFig: Nightmarish LEGO-inspired cosplay
  • 07.27.16 / The voyeuristic photography of Miroslav Tichý
  • 07.26.16 / A Covers Album: Front covers of New York Rocker, 1976-1982
  • 07.25.16 / ‘Please Don’t Hit Me’: Provocative work by ex-KLF art terrorist Jimmy Cauty for sale on eBay
  • 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

  • 07.28.16 / Motor City is burning: A gorgeous look at the thriving queer vogueing scene in Detroit
  • 07.22.16 / Dreamy sci-fi paintings show the world after an alien invasion
  • 07.21.16 / Sculptor creates a mutant ‘concept human’ to survive car crashes (and he’s horrifying)
  • 07.15.16 / Cooking with blood: Food porn NOT for the faint of heart
  • 07.14.16 / The Razor’s Edge: 1970s underground fetish zine about bald women and shaving
  • 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

  • 07.28.16 / Neil Gaiman’s ‘American Gods’ gets vintage cover from pulp master Robert E. McGinnis
  • 07.28.16 / Gruesome and bloody Chinese torture methods from the distant past
  • 07.27.16 / Can’s mind-boggling 1972 ‘Free Concert’
  • 07.27.16 / Marxism: Highlights from Groucho’s FBI file
  • 07.26.16 / A whole bunch of Dischord albums are now available on Bandcamp
  • 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

  • 07.28.16 / ‘You Are What You Eat’: Bonkers hippie-era relic featuring Tiny Tim
  • 07.27.16 / Massive trove of over 300 boomboxes for sale—only $14,000
  • 07.26.16 / Sucking on a ding-dong (for twelve minutes): The blowjob edit of ‘Sister Ray’
  • 07.21.16 / ‘Locust House’: Members of The Locust collaborate with folksinger Adam Gnade
  • 07.20.16 / Wonderfully lurid and macabre posters from the Grand Guignol
  • 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

  • 07.08.16 / ‘Pass The Dust, I Think I’m Bowie!’: True tales of Black Randy, first wave Los Angeles punk icon
  • 06.26.16 / Incredible NEWLY UNCOVERED 1977 footage of UK punk bands: Damned! Generation X! Adverts! Rich Kids!
  • 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
  • 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

  • 07.29.16 / Unseen video of the Micronotz, Kansas punk comrades of William S. Burroughs, a DM premiere
  • 07.28.16 / That time Ween opened for Fugazi at City Gardens
  • 07.22.16 / David Tibet of Current 93 and Killing Joke’s Youth debut their new duo, Hypnopazūzu
  • 07.21.16 / Sinead O’Connor will illustrate your text
  • 07.15.16 / ‘Hundred Dollar Week-end,’ 1965’s idea of soft core porn
  • 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

  • 07.28.16 / Sculptures of post-apocalyptic people in disturbing situations
  • 07.27.16 / ‘I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll’: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts killing it live back in 1981
  • 07.26.16 / Take the money and run: Photos of the real life Bonnie & Clyde
  • 07.25.16 / King of Gonzo: Portraits of Hunter S. Thompson by Ralph Steadman
  • 07.25.16 / ‘The Wall’: Stunning behind-the-scenes images from Pink Floyd’s harrowing cinematic acid trip
  • 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

  • 07.25.16 / They Say the Wind Made Them Crazy: This is the album of the year
  • 07.21.16 / Rare pix of Anton LaVey performing Satanic rites, cavorting with Jayne Mansfield and Forry Ackerman
  • 07.18.16 / Hip hop pioneer Egyptian Lover offers up hand-drawn 12-inch covers
  • 07.13.16 / ‘Disney presents Cannibal Holocaust on VHS’ and other killer fan-art mashups
  • 07.12.16 / Jerry Seinfeld tries to get his head around Genesis P-Orridge’s Pandrogeny Project