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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

  • 10.22.14 / Rightwinger wants South to form conservative nation with no gays or Hispanics and call it ‘Reagan’!
  • 10.21.14 / American Grotesque: William Mortensen, Photographer as ‘Antichrist’
  • 10.21.14 / Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll
  • 10.17.14 / ‘All life is a blur of Republicans and meat!’: Zippy the Pinhead… live?
  • 10.16.14 / The Fleshtones rock out in ‘Soul City’ (co-written by a young Lou Reed)
  • 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

  • 10.23.14 / Horrifying masks give you EXTREME plastic surgery look
  • 10.22.14 / Idiot foodies pranked into lovin’ McDonald’s
  • 10.22.14 / Florida man claims he bit into a ‘snaggletoothed’ rat’s head at popular chain restaurant
  • 10.21.14 / Amazing vinyl toys of Bill Murray, Mighty Boosh, IT Crowd, The Shining & Christopher Walken
  • 10.20.14 / Big dude gets a moth AND a tick buried in his ear
  • 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

  • 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
  • 03.19.14 / High flying Byrd: Long overdue documentary on Gene Clark is essential viewing
  • 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

  • 10.23.14 / John Butler: Changing the world one animation at a time
  • 10.23.14 / In My Time of Buying: Pricey Led Zeppelin scarves designed by Paul Smith
  • 10.22.14 / The ordinary faces of evil: Mugshots of female Nazi concentration camp guards
  • 10.21.14 / Odd woman makes fellow train passengers very uncomfortable
  • 10.21.14 / Never Mind The Sex Pistols: Here’s Vivienne Westwood’s Bollocks
  • 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

  • 10.10.14 / ‘Graduation Day’: New Wave Slasher, 80s Style
  • 09.24.14 / They’re only movies: Moral panic, censorship & ‘video nasties’
  • 09.19.14 / Lucifer, Wozards & Music for Plants: The Electronic World of Mort Garson
  • 07.21.14 / ‘Sugar Cookies’: The Discreet Charm of the Swinging, Decadent Bourgeoisie
  • 07.08.14 / ‘Massacre at Central High’: ‘Lord of the Flies’ 70s style
  • 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
  • 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

  • 10.23.14 / ‘Ernest & Bertram’: Banned short on the Sesame Street love that dare not speak its name
  • 10.23.14 / I’d kill for that dress: Gorgeously gothy mourning attire from 1815-1915
  • 10.22.14 / Potty-mouthed Princesses: Which is more offensive: Sexism or little girls saying ‘f*ck’?
  • 10.21.14 / Can you spot all of the Star Wars icons discreetly tucked away in these photographs?
  • 10.20.14 / This photographer went to a Biblical theme park in Florida, so you don’t have to
  • 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

  • 10.23.14 / Ridonkulous ‘Beat Club’ showcase featuring Captain Beefheart, MC5, Alice Cooper, NY Dolls and more!
  • 10.22.14 / Oops—Hitler’s face finds its way onto Swiss coffee creamer lids
  • 10.22.14 / The roots of San Francisco punk: The Deaf Club, 1978-1980
  • 10.21.14 / T-shirt honors NYC mayor’s boneheaded ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ tabloid headline
  • 10.21.14 / The year Dizzy Gillespie ran for president—spoiler alert, he didn’t win
  • 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

  • 10.23.14 / The amazing old Paramount Records ads that inspired R. Crumb
  • 10.14.14 / Never before seen photos of Sleater-Kinney
  • 10.10.14 / ‘Hide from the Sun’: The new video from Sweden’s psychedelic shamans GOAT
  • 10.07.14 / ‘Burnt Offering’: New music from the Budos Band, a DM exclusive premiere
  • 10.03.14 / Hüsker Dü on ‘Live in London,’ 1985
  • 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

  • 10.21.14 / Q: Are We Not Men? The origins of DEVO’s theory of De-Evolution!
  • 10.14.14 / Three DVD box set pays tribute to Lou Reed, Velvets, Iggy, Bowie and punk
  • 10.06.14 / Wild Sex! Gore! Monsters! It’s the twisted, sick and nasty ‘Blood Island Trilogy’!
  • 08.06.14 / (B)Lou’s on first? Dangerous Minds sparks clash between Blue Man Group and Lou Man Group!
  • 07.30.14 / Wild Gospel frenzy takes down the Playboy Mansion!
  • 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

  • 10.23.14 / Gidget Goes to Hell: Meet enigmatic punk/New Wave legends Suburban Lawns
  • 10.21.14 / Hail Satan: Venom at City Gardens, Black Flag roadie’s legendary tape
  • 10.20.14 / ‘Saturn Drive’: When Alan Vega met Ministry, 1983
  • 10.17.14 / Slayer’s public health warning
  • 10.16.14 / ‘Oh Mummy! Oh Daddy!’ The Residents’ first show as The Residents, 1976
  • 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

  • 10.23.14 / ‘Like Punk Never Happened’: Remembering Smash Hits, the ‘totally 80s’ pop magazine
  • 10.23.14 / The surreal teapots of Richard T. Notkin
  • 10.22.14 / The kid from the ‘Balloon Boy’ hoax made a metal video. And, surprise! (not really) it’s awful
  • 10.22.14 / Troma classics ‘Surf Nazis Must Die’ and ‘Street Trash’ soundtracks released on vinyl
  • 10.22.14 / Sexy M*therf*cker: The ‘Pulp Fiction’ makeup collection