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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

  • 05.31.16 / Avant garde composer Annette Peacock belongs to a world that’s destroying itself
  • 05.24.16 / That time the Clash appeared in Martin Scorsese’s ‘The King of Comedy’
  • 05.24.16 / The Adventures of Schoolly D: A Gangster’s Story
  • 05.23.16 / ‘The Essential Paul Laffoley’ is the most mind-boggling coffee table art book of 2016 (or any year)
  • 05.23.16 / Of punk rockers, Bad Brains, CBGB & ‘Quincy’: Charming local news segment on hardcore, 1982
  • 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

  • 05.31.16 / Amusing police video of a drunk dude trying to fool a breathalyzer
  • 05.31.16 / Giant inflatable pizza pool float
  • 05.26.16 / Awesome collectible action figure of Alfred Hitchcock
  • 05.25.16 / ‘Game of Thrones’ Hodor door stoppers
  • 05.23.16 / Freakishly cool body paintings by 16-year-old artist
  • 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

  • 05.02.16 / Free love, free press and lots of nude hippie chicks
  • 04.21.16 / Lewd guitarist: Watch a young Prince on ‘American Bandstand’ and live in New York City, 1980/81
  • 04.20.16 / ‘Green Room’ is the most badass movie of 2016: Exclusive clip and free tickets
  • 03.29.16 / So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star: Photos of the 1960’s Garage Band Explosion
  • 03.28.16 / The return of Khun Narin: More mindblowing psychedelia from Thailand
  • Paul Gallagher

    Occupation: Writer, blogger, friendly, neighborhood word-slinger.
    Interests: Books, art, film, theater, friends in low places, tea and symphonies.
    Biography: Born in East Kilbride. Raised in Edinburgh. Lives in Glasgow. Dog-walker, former TV producer and director.

    Recent Entries

  • 05.31.16 / Led Zeppelin perform their first live set on TV, 1969
  • 05.27.16 / Peep Shows, Pimps and Prostitutes: A Walk on the Wild Side of New York in the 1970s
  • 05.26.16 / ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘A Scanner Darkly’ reconstructed with an autoencoder
  • 05.25.16 / ‘An experiment waiting to happen’: A brief history of ‘Two Tone Britain’
  • 05.24.16 / Kicking Against the Pricks: How Pauline Boty’s pioneering Pop art bucked the art world’s boy’s club
  • 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

  • 04.05.16 / Muzak to get Mutated to: E-Z Listening with DEVO
  • 02.12.16 / Moor, Moor, Moor: Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’ goes 70s rock musical in cult classic ‘Catch My Soul’
  • 01.04.16 / Suburban Lawns: Lost Pioneers of Post-Punk
  • 12.15.15 / ‘Punk Rock’: Porno and New York City punk collide in this gritty 1977 X-rated crime drama
  • 11.17.15 / Remembering Detroit’s legendary cult-zine, The Orbit
  • 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

  • 05.31.16 / Why does music give some people ‘skin-gasms’?
  • 05.31.16 / ‘The Armageddon Rag,’ George R.R. Martin’s rock-and-roll occult fantasy novel
  • 05.27.16 / Must-see footage from Samla Mammas Manna, Sweden’s prog-rock fusion jazz rascals
  • 05.27.16 / Post-mortem photographic portraits from the Victorian era unite the living and the dead
  • 05.27.16 / That time Ian McCulloch dressed up as Dorothy from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ for a photo shoot
  • 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

  • 05.31.16 / The new Blue Orchids LP, featuring founding Fall member Martin Bramah, streaming exclusively on DM
  • 05.26.16 / Please Respect Our Decadence: The arch minimalism of Algebra Suicide
  • 05.25.16 / Slayer, Maiden, Metallica and more in an amazing trove of ‘80s heavy metal shirts
  • 05.24.16 / Lee Ving of Fear—now in bobblehead form
  • 05.20.16 / Own Elvis’ personal Quaalude bottle
  • 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

  • 04.26.16 / ‘Anarchy!’ Malcolm McLaren, punk rock’s Molotov cocktail
  • 03.18.16 / A strange tale of Frank Sinatra Jr., monster beach parties, Jan & Dean and a bungled kidnapping!
  • 03.03.16 / Lobotomy: LA’s greatest unknown punk rock fanzine, 1978
  • 01.30.16 / ‘The Rusty James Show’: The idiot bastard son of Woody Allen and Firesign Theatre, starring Elvis?
  • 01.12.16 / The Bowie, Elvis, Warhol ‘Black Star’ connection: Popism eats itself
  • 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

  • 05.27.16 / Cooking with the Butthole Surfers: Gibby Haynes’ dessert and drink recipes
  • 05.26.16 / Gulf War kitsch: Some red-white-and-blue numbnuts reads his ‘Letter to Saddam Hussein,’ 1991
  • 05.20.16 / ‘Hoodoo,’ John Fogerty’s lost, occult-tinged disco rock album
  • 05.19.16 / The Stranglers’ 1979 cricket match against the UK music press, featuring Lemmy and a bag of drugs
  • 05.13.16 / Sun Ra invokes the Egyptian sun god at the Pyramids
  • 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

  • 05.31.16 / ‘Labyrinth’ becomes a board game, complete with ‘Goblin King Jareth’ figure!
  • 05.31.16 / The drag adventures of Superman’s pal Jimmy Olsen: Solving crime decked out in a dress back in 1966
  • 05.27.16 / Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight: Watch Sha Na Na totally kill it live on German TV in 1973
  • 05.26.16 / ‘Technology/Transformation’: Funky ‘Wonder Woman’ mashup from 1978
  • 05.25.16 / Unsettling paintings capture a grim, post-apocalyptic future
  • 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

  • 05.31.16 / Infamous serial killers do portraits of Charles Manson
  • 05.27.16 / Walter Molino’s lush illustrations of people in peril
  • 05.24.16 / KISS, with the vocals half a step out of key, sound like drunk frat boys at a karaoke bar
  • 05.23.16 / Imaginary pinball machines of Hawkwind, The Stooges, Jim Jones, and more
  • 05.20.16 / Man posts ‘I sell weed’ ad to Craigslist, is promptly arrested