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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

  • 12.19.14 / The Dangerous Minds last-minute shopping guide for rock snobs, audiophiles & culture vultures
  • 12.18.14 / Just a week after Pirate Bay raid, Tribler makes shutting down BitTorrent impossible
  • 12.17.14 / Higher Revolutionary Mutation with the Jefferson Airplane, 1970
  • 12.16.14 / Hey Vegans: ‘Mushroom is Murder’!
  • 12.16.14 / Psychotic Reaction: The *third* best live footage of The Cramps you’ll ever see!
  • 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

  • 12.18.14 / There’s a Dr. Dreidel for Hanukkah
  • 12.17.14 / The scream of a thousand corpses: Horrifying sounds of the Aztec death whistle
  • 12.15.14 / ‘Hardcore will never die!!!!!’ proclaims overly-enthusiastic music fan
  • 12.12.14 / Shitty ‘winter wonderland’ forced to close doors after a single day
  • 12.11.14 / Satan Inside: Slowed down Chipmunks reveal the Devil within
  • 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

  • 11.17.14 / Jeff Buckley: A dream interrupted
  • 09.20.14 / Keanu Reeves wants to blow your face off
  • 09.16.14 / 20,000 Days On Earth: The agony and ecstasy of Nick Cave
  • 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
  • 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

  • 12.19.14 / ‘Lost in Space’: Dr. Zachary Smith screams!
  • 12.18.14 / Charlie Chaplin: Color photographs on set as the Little Tramp, 1917-18
  • 12.17.14 / ‘Pulp Fiction’ underwater
  • 12.16.14 / Anti-propaganda street posters tell the truth about the police
  • 12.15.14 / ‘Most of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear on No Stamp’: Kings and queens of hip-hop
  • 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

  • 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’
  • 10.26.14 / Hawkwind poet Robert Calvert’s prophetic sci-fi noir ‘The Kid From Silicon Gulch’
  • 10.10.14 / ‘Graduation Day’: New Wave Slasher, 80s Style
  • 09.24.14 / They’re only movies: Moral panic, censorship & ‘video nasties’
  • Em

    Occupation: Banker
    Interests: Physics, Cryptography, Religion, Bands, Alternative lifestyles
    Biography: Born into a family of musicians, moved to New York as a small child. Degrees in Physics, Chinese language and electrical engineering. Lived in Shanghai China in the late 80s. Lived in London from 2006 to 2010. 4 US patents (in ultrafast laser optics, multiwavelength optical networks and online transaction systems). After a career in physics/EE, moved into banking in 2002. Currently work for a "too big to fail" bank. Member of UMOUR art and event collective.

    Recent Entries

  • 05.27.14 / HOW did McDonald’s get such a shitty new mascot? (A ‘true enough’ story)
  • 05.02.14 / Want a revolution? Left unchecked, parasitical capitalism WILL produce one
  • 10.02.13 / Codex Seraphinianus: A new edition of the strangest book in the world
  • 08.29.13 / ‘Star Drunk’: Hilarious shit-faced sci-fi film written by and starring DRUNK people
  • 08.16.13 / Real life steampunk: When New York had the original Hyperloop
  • 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.

    Recent Entries

  • 09.04.14 / ‘Dear Gary Numan’: Two old geezers’ hilariously cranky letters to rock stars
  • 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
  • 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

  • 12.19.14 / YES. There’s a mashup of the Notorious B.I.G. and the ‘Serial’ theme song
  • 12.18.14 / ‘Tis the season for a serving of sheep’s head?
  • 12.18.14 / Slint and Will Oldham discuss that famous ‘Spiderland’ album cover
  • 12.17.14 / Nick Cave’s handwritten dictionary
  • 12.16.14 / People who paid six bucks for shit from Cards Against Humanity were startled to receive just that
  • 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

  • 12.19.14 / Punk rock is coming for your children! Arrogant talk show host blows an easy one
  • 12.18.14 / The women of ‘Twin Peaks’ re-imagined as Sailor Jerry style pin-ups
  • 12.17.14 / Butthole Surfers, Wire, The Fall, Pere Ubu and Fugazi on SNUB TV
  • 12.16.14 / Members of Curve and Primal Scream talk My Bloody Valentine’s ‘You Made Me Realise’
  • 12.15.14 / New species of snail is named after Joe Strummer
  • 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

  • 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!
  • 10.28.14 / Graveyard Rock: SICK SOUNDS from Intoxica Radio!
  • 10.25.14 / Bizarre 80’s public access TV gone insane: ‘Unwind With The Sweeties’
  • 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

  • 12.19.14 / Robin Williams’ friendship with the Stranglers
  • 12.18.14 / The man whose stocking expanded: The Fall’s Mark E. Smith reads Lovecraft. For Christmas.
  • 12.17.14 / Mike Kelley fronts Sonic Youth, 1986
  • 12.11.14 / Robert Anton Wilson’s ‘punk’ album: ‘YOU’VE NOTHING TO LOSE BUT YOUR MINDS!!’
  • 12.10.14 / Seeing ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ was one of the greatest experiences of Philip K. Dick’s life
  • 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

  • 10.31.14 / Young, loud, snotty: Famous punks just hanging out
  • 10.30.14 / Vincent Price visits ‘The Dating Game,’ 1972
  • 10.30.14 / Blackout! The mysterious story behind Black Sabbath’s first US gig
  • 10.29.14 / Marquee Buffoon: Japanese fashion line features iconic images of Tom Verlaine and Television
  • 10.28.14 / Nasty notes and other ‘Hate Mail’ by Mr Bingo