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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

  • 03.26.15 / Frank Zappa & the Monkees: ‘No, YOU’RE the popular musician, I’M dirty gross and ugly’
  • 03.25.15 / This is your brain on ‘shrooms: Why magic mushrooms make you trip
  • 03.24.15 / RE/Search’s Vale and JG Ballard on William Burroughs
  • 03.23.15 / Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Foxy Lady’ revealed
  • 03.20.15 / The world will never run out of ‘newly uncovered’ David Bowie videos
  • 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

  • 03.27.15 / Indonesian police burn 3.3 tons of weed; get entire town high
  • 03.27.15 / ‘Silencing Slider’: Cheeseburger ball gag
  • 03.25.15 / Shitty toupée could land man in jail
  • 03.25.15 / Dainty teacups filled with Cthulhu and other eldritch creatures
  • 03.25.15 / You can have your very own doorknob from ‘Alice in Wonderland’
  • 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

  • 03.27.15 / A handy guide to sex in the Middle Ages: The original ‘Just Say No’ campaign
  • 03.27.15 / When The Hound from ‘Game of Thrones’ sold breakfast cereal
  • 03.26.15 / Man has 100 maggots in his nose
  • 03.26.15 / Inside the Warsaw Ghetto: Summer 1941
  • 03.24.15 / Can you spot the weird ninja guy lurking under the bridge?
  • 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

  • 03.27.15 / John Waters eulogizes Dead Boy Stiv Bators in heartfelt video tribute
  • 03.26.15 / Wendy O. Williams, The Misfits, Black Flag—collect ‘em all with these vintage punk trading cards!
  • 03.25.15 / ‘Window-Shopping through the Iron Curtain’: Stark images of scarcity under communism
  • 03.24.15 / Vietnamese Buddhists decide ‘crazy’ Allen Ginsberg must be a government spy
  • 03.23.15 / ‘The Simpsons Tattoo’ collects the very best Springfield-inspired body art
  • 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

  • 03.27.15 / Say WHAT? Deputy sheriffs force prison inmates to fight like gladiators—and bet on the result
  • 03.26.15 / Lose all your money to an Ellen DeGeneres-themed slot machine
  • 03.26.15 / Watch The Fall break up into a million shards, live at Brownie’s in NYC, 1998
  • 03.25.15 / Astonishing matte paintings from ‘Ghostbusters’
  • 03.24.15 / Taco Bell’s weird-ass Orwell ripoff, complete with totalitarian clowns (yes, you read that right)
  • 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

  • 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
  • 03.18.15 / ‘Skateboard Kings’: Early Dogtown skate doc with Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta, Shogo Kubo and more
  • 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

  • 03.27.15 / Waste your time with this Joy Division/Teletubbies mashup. SERIOUSLY.
  • 03.27.15 / Awesome Ramones T-shirts, drawn by the author of ‘My Friend Dahmer’
  • 03.26.15 / ¡Películas muy locos, ay caramba! The awesomely lurid art of Mexican B-movie lobby cards
  • 03.25.15 / ‘The Game is Over’: Previously unreleased Ministry song from 1983
  • 03.24.15 / Are you a musician? Here’s how your art is killing you
  • 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

  • 03.27.15 / Pushin’ Too Hard: The Seeds guest star on a goofy 1968 sitcom
  • 03.26.15 / When Joni Mitchell recorded with Cheech & Chong…
  • 03.20.15 / ‘Tutti Frutti,’ Little Richard’s graphic ode to butt sex?
  • 03.19.15 / ‘Wild Angel,’ the 1976 album Lou Reed produced for his college roommate
  • 03.13.15 / ‘Pukebox’: The 50 most sickening songs
  • 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

  • 03.27.15 / Dead Kennedys edition: The world will never run out of ‘newly uncovered’ (insert name here) videos
  • 03.26.15 / ‘Pattern Behavior’: The funniest site you’ll see on the Internet today
  • 03.25.15 / The Wrecks: Raging early 80’s proto-riot-grrl hardcore band’s demo, gloriously resurrected for you
  • 03.24.15 / ‘The Decline of Western Civilization’ trilogy FINALLY gets a DVD/Blu-ray release!
  • 03.23.15 / ‘Social Justice Warriors’: Video game simulates arguing with assholes on the internet