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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

  • 11.24.15 / Amanda Lear: 70s disco diva, fashion model, TV star and Salvador Dali’s transsexual muse
  • 11.23.15 / America’s worst nightmare: Donald Trump in the White House, acted out by marionettes
  • 11.23.15 / Kenneth Anger launches official ‘Lucifer Rising’ baseball jacket in time for the holidays
  • 11.20.15 / U2’s amazing ‘lost’ early single: ‘A Celebration’
  • 11.20.15 / ‘Horror Express’: Extraterrestrial ‘spirit of pure evil’ wreaks havoc in campy cult classic
  • 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

  • 11.24.15 / Donald Trump urinal
  • 11.23.15 / Tchotchke porcelain figurines altered with insect heads
  • 11.23.15 / The ultimate granny panties: Yep, there’s a 4 pack of ‘Golden Girls’ underwear
  • 11.19.15 / Stay warm with Talking Heads, Zappa, Bootsy Collins, Nina Hagen & Peter Sellers throw blankets!
  • 11.18.15 / Ouija board coffee table and rug
  • 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

  • 11.27.15 / Sly And The Family Stone’s High Priestess Of Funk Cynthia Robinson R.I.P.
  • 11.26.15 / William Burroughs’ ‘Thanksgiving Prayer’—now more than ever!
  • 11.25.15 / The two most pointless people in California demand strip clubs and the McDonald’s McRib sandwich
  • 11.24.15 / Jimi Hendrix’s Excalibur and the Secret Teachings of Heavy Metal
  • 11.13.15 / The Nigerien remake of ‘Purple Rain’ is cinematic magic
  • 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

  • 11.25.15 / Cthulhu fhtagn: 2016’s ‘Lovecraftiana Calendar’ makes an eldritch Christmas gift
  • 11.24.15 / Cool T-shirts featuring Ken Russell, Klaus Nomi, John Waters, Sylvia Plath & more
  • 11.20.15 / Behind the scenes of ‘Taxi Driver’
  • 11.18.15 / In the Flesh: June Yong Lee’s ‘Torso’ photographs (NSFW)
  • 11.17.15 / Thrill to the covers of Boris Karloff’s ‘Tales of Mystery’ comic
  • 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

  • 11.17.15 / Remembering Detroit’s legendary cult-zine, The Orbit
  • 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’
  • 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

  • 11.04.15 / Comedians on Acid: Hippie madness at the end of the 60s
  • 10.29.15 / The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels, and the History of American Comedy
  • 10.21.15 / Is that a weird bug on the wall? Yes, yes it is.
  • 10.20.15 / Christian Nightmares: Indie supergroup covers bizarro End-Times song
  • 10.19.15 / Curious depictions of syphilis, measles, gonorrhea & other diseases from 19th-century Japan
  • 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
  • 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

  • 11.02.15 / Unbelievable! Holy grail footage of The Shaggs from 1972 FOUND!
  • 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?
  • 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

  • 11.20.15 / William S. Burroughs in ‘Energy and How to Get It’
  • 11.19.15 / Hip-hop legend Prince Paul’s unreleased concept album, ‘It Takes A Nation Of Suckers To Let Us In’
  • 11.13.15 / Take a trip to ‘Beatles Hell’ with members of Negativland and the Church of the Subgenius
  • 11.12.15 / Patti Smith and Ray Manzarek’s 1974 tribute to Jim Morrison
  • 11.06.15 / Wild Man Fischer and DEVO’s Mark Mothersbaugh interpret ‘The Way We Were’
  • 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

  • 11.26.15 / ‘It’s not cranberry sauce!’: Thanksgiving-themed ‘80s slasher film is gory good fun
  • 10.16.15 / Lou Reed peels off wild guitar solos during first Velvet Underground gig without John Cale, 1968
  • 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
  • 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

  • 11.24.15 / Candid photos of Johnny Thunders, Siouxsie Sioux and The Clash from the mid-1970s
  • 11.23.15 / Scientists name ‘muscular’ fossil fireworm after Henry Rollins
  • 11.20.15 / ‘Don’t f*cking Jimmie me, Jules!’ Foul-mouthed talking ‘Pulp Fiction’ action figures!
  • 11.19.15 / 20th Century Boy: Photos of a nearly unrecognizable ‘mod’ Marc Bolan from the early 60s
  • 11.18.15 / Punk rock icons get the comic book treatment in ‘Visions of Rock,’ 1981
  • 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

  • 11.30.15 / The lost ‘Fast Times At Ridgemont High’ TV series that was actually totally awesome
  • 11.25.15 / Punish your Fox News-watching relatives this Thanksgiving with 2 hours of Barry Manilow’s ‘Mandy’
  • 11.24.15 / Meet Bobbie McGee AKA ‘Gladys Glitter’: Glam rock’s ‘lost’ none-hit-wonder
  • 11.23.15 / Got $4000 Germs-burning a hole in your pocket? Buy signed (pitiful) royalty checks of Germs members!
  • 11.20.15 / Florida cop fired for singing anti-Christian song at a death metal show, was gonna quit anyway