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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

  • 10.06.15 / If you love Neutral Milk Hotel (or Marc Bolan), give Raymond Listen & The Licorice Roots a try*
  • 10.05.15 / Gary Lucas meets Captain Beefheart
  • 10.02.15 / ‘Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead’: Growing up with National Lampoon
  • 10.02.15 / ‘All Things Under Heaven’: Listen to the blistering evil of the new album from The Icarus Line
  • 10.01.15 / Dangerous Finds: EVERYTHING recorded by Dylan in 1965 & 1966; Jeb sucks; Ready for a New New Deal?
  • 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

  • 10.05.15 / Butt lamps turn on when you slap ‘em!
  • 10.02.15 / ‘The Maxipad Bandit’: Man robs auto-parts store; wears maxi pads as a disguise
  • 09.30.15 / Woman ends up in ER after mixing up hair mousse with builders’ foam
  • 09.29.15 / Andy Kaufman, Crispin Glover, John Belushi, Henry Rollins (and more) prayer candles
  • 09.28.15 / ‘My Dick’: 90’s sign language VHS hilariously re-edited into penis jokes (NSFW)
  • 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

  • 10.06.15 / New York City 1977 is a living, breathing thing in Chantal Akerman’s ‘News from Home’
  • 10.06.15 / Psychedelic sex kicks of Times Square grindhouses
  • 10.05.15 / Punks battle skinheads in the brilliantly demented ‘Green Room’
  • 09.14.15 / Slasher sweaters: The perfect gift for the psychopath in your life
  • 09.12.15 / Pioneer of New York City underground TV: Efrom Allen R.I.P
  • 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

  • 10.06.15 / ‘It’s Called Anarchy Arsehole’: The art of the punk black leather jacket
  • 10.05.15 / Jack Kerouac talks ‘Dharma Bums’ with Hollywood legend Ben Hecht
  • 10.02.15 / Joy Division: The Documentary
  • 10.01.15 / That time Peter Cook plugged Sparks with a hidden message on their singles
  • 06.26.15 / Book designs for beautiful minds
  • 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

  • 09.21.15 / Of Spiders, Pin-up girls and Silent Movie Mad Men: The Legacy of ‘Hollywood Imp’ Jack McDermott
  • 07.21.15 / Terminal City: Revisiting James Chance & The Contortions’ groundbreaking ‘Buy’ album
  • 07.01.15 / ‘Punk Elegies’: Riveting late 70’s punk memoir set in the City of Angel Dust
  • 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
  • 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

  • 09.30.15 / Steve Albini e-mail about hating dance music is now a billboard advertising dance music
  • 09.29.15 / 50 Shades of Purple: Stunning paintings of roller derby butts and their bruises!
  • 09.28.15 / Sacrilegious glory: See Fellini’s Vatican fashion show, including what was censored by the church!
  • 09.24.15 / ‘The Richard Pryor Show’: All four episodes of the short-lived series are online
  • 09.22.15 / What a dick: The porniest grave in Paris’s Père Lachaise cemetery
  • 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

  • 10.06.15 / Website offers Kim Davis $500k to do interracial lesbian porn scene
  • 10.06.15 / Bizarre paintings of mecha robots attacking East European peasants of the early 20th century
  • 10.05.15 / Weegee’s photos from the set of ‘Dr. Strangelove’
  • 10.05.15 / Cuddly and gross knitted dissection specimens
  • 10.02.15 / Keith Haring tequila bottles
  • 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

  • 05.05.15 / Shit Museum opens in Italy
  • 05.04.15 / Behold, the Tittygram: ‘Our boobs. Your message.’
  • 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
  • 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

  • 10.06.15 / Dangerous Finds: Superman’s penis; $100,000,000 Trump bounty; the world ends tomorrow!
  • 10.06.15 / Renoir haters descend on Boston to stop the scourge of Impressionism
  • 10.06.15 / ‘What is Punk?’: Children’s book answers that question with clay figures of Iggy Pop and the Clash
  • 09.28.15 / ‘Berned in D.C.’: Images of Bernie Sanders with hilarious fake punk rock quotes
  • 09.28.15 / Malcolm McLaren demonstrates how to make subversive trousers
  • 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:

    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

  • 10.06.15 / ‘Gila Monster Jamboree’: Sonic Youth, Meat Puppets and Perry Farrell live in the Mojave Desert, 1985
  • 10.02.15 / Watch ‘Slade in Flame,’ ‘the ‘Citizen Kane’ of British pop movies’
  • 10.01.15 / Blixa Bargeld returns to the high school he firebombed as a student, 1991
  • 09.25.15 / Vincent Price teaches the dark arts on his 1969 album ‘An Adventure in Demonology’
  • 09.24.15 / Ike and Tina Turner cover Sly Stone, the Beatles and the Stones with steel-beam-melting intensity
  • Bart Bealmear

    Occupation: Archivist, Librarian, Writer
    Interests: Pop culture archeology and short attention span songwriting.
    Biography: Majordomo for The Blind Doctors (a Detroit rock band).

    Recent Entries

  • 09.21.15 / Meet obscure R&B legend Ironing Board Sam
  • 08.25.15 / ‘Who Do You Want Me To Be?’: New documentary shines light on the many faces of Michael Des Barres
  • 08.06.15 / That time David Bowie mailed a pig fetus to a writer at Rolling Stone
  • 07.22.15 / ‘Soaked in Bleach’: New documentary examines the theory that Kurt Cobain was murdered
  • 07.17.15 / Samuel Beckett and Buster Keaton’s landmark experimental short, ‘Film’
  • 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

  • 10.06.15 / Surprising photos of a young, good-looking André the Giant from the late 60s and early 70s
  • 10.05.15 / This ‘Batman’ dildo is totally into you
  • 10.02.15 / Sweet old-school pins featuring PiL, DEVO, Iggy Pop (and MORE!) from 70s and 80s
  • 10.01.15 / Cheeky vintage ashtrays featuring nude ladies and racy pinup models
  • 09.30.15 / Vintage photos of female starlets and musical icons chilling with their turntables
  • 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

  • 10.06.15 / A gallery of the paintings from Rod Serling’s ‘Night Gallery’
  • 10.05.15 / Florida Senate candidate admits to sacrificing goat, drinking its blood
  • 10.05.15 / Man with no surviving family says ‘f*ck it,’ purchases tombstone with pre-selected death date
  • 10.02.15 / Sesame Street ‘original 69 monster’ T-shirt fail
  • 10.01.15 / Cool pharmacist fills ‘monster spray’ prescription for frightened child