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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

  • 08.17.17 / The Orchid Garden: Diabolical & supernatural imagery from history’s very first fantasy magazine
  • 08.16.17 / When a superfan crosses the line, things will never be the same again (short film with Sean Young)
  • 08.14.17 / Click, Clack: Art of Captain Beefheart on display in new gallery show
  • 08.09.17 / Space-rock legend Fumio Miyashita does something amazing on Los Angeles cable access, 1979
  • 07.31.17 / The Ladybirds: The world’s first all-girl topless rock band(s)
  • 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

  • 08.18.17 / Head of Chucky bath bomb and other horror-themed bath bombs
  • 08.17.17 / Yep! At long last there’s a Flying Spaghetti Monster colander!
  • 08.15.17 / Bikini butt charms are a thing
  • 08.14.17 / Fantastical Hieronymus Bosch piñatas by Roberto Benavidez
  • 08.09.17 / Apparently Trypophobia (a fear of tiny clusters of holes) isn’t a phobia but an instinct
  • 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

  • 03.14.17 / ‘Kodoku Meatball Machine’: Nipple guns, four tons of blood and a shitload of gore and mayhem
  • 01.19.17 / Abattoir Blues: In ‘Blood of the Beasts’ death has a cruel beauty
  • 01.17.17 / Trust us, you’ve never seen ANYTHING like ‘We Are The Flesh’
  • 01.06.17 / Welcome to the broken pyramid of your brain: The wild, weird & beautiful art of René Brantonne
  • 01.04.17 / All you need is war: The Beatles vs. Hitler in the most fucked-up movie ever made
  • 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

  • 08.18.17 / In Dreams: Grete Stern’s powerful feminist surrealism
  • 08.17.17 / Beautiful hand-colored photographs of Japanese women in the late 19th-century
  • 08.16.17 / ‘Flesh Gordon,’ the ‘Space Age Sex Spoof’ of the Seventies that’s ‘out of this world’
  • 08.15.17 / Objects of Desire: Vintage erotic pocket watches (NSFW)
  • 08.14.17 / Meet Anita Berber: The ‘Priestess of Debauchery’ who scandalized Weimar Berlin
  • 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
  • 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

  • 08.18.17 / Jodie Foster’s very, very brief pop music career
  • 08.17.17 / Super ‘wide-angle’ Italian lobby cards for ‘Easy Rider’
  • 08.16.17 / Fruitopia commercials scored by Kate Bush and the Cocteau Twins
  • 08.15.17 / Charming animation about Giorgio Moroder’s lean years before he became the king of disco
  • 08.14.17 / Gloriously pointless trading cards for the awful ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ movie
  • 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

  • 08.15.17 / ‘Starry Night’: Music from the wonderful (and criminally overlooked) Chican@ punk band The Brat
  • 08.03.17 / Cindy Sherman’s newly public Instagram feed is full of amazingly creepy new work
  • 07.31.17 / Graham Nash is auctioning his R. Crumb originals, including a cover for the long-lost Zap Comix #1
  • 07.27.17 / How Trump is using LGBTQ people as pawns in a numbers game to consolidate power
  • 07.26.17 / Sweet Apple’s new video, filmed in a haunted train car
  • 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

  • 08.04.17 / Breaking news: EVERYONE can own Glenn Danzig’s house
  • 07.14.17 / Ghost Rider still alive after Suicide: ‘IT’ is the HEAVY Alan Vega release from beyond the grave!
  • 04.20.17 / Steven Spielberg predicts the psycho-delic future of today in 1971’s ‘Los Angeles: A.D. 2017’!
  • 03.14.17 / Banana: After 50 years the ultimate Warhol Velvet Underground mystery is finally (almost) solved!!
  • 02.21.17 / Joan of Arc video recreates Phil Collins’ ‘In The Air Tonight’ clip with stop motion animation
  • 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

  • 08.18.17 / ‘Jack Johnson,’ 1970 documentary about the first black heavyweight champion, scored by Miles Davis
  • 08.17.17 / ‘Dark Avenger’: The brief heavy metal career of Orson Welles
  • 08.11.17 / Elvis Presley’s adventures in yoga and Eastern mysticism
  • 08.10.17 / ‘English Boys’: Debbie Harry and Chris Stein visit the BBC children’s show ‘Swap Shop,’ 1979
  • 08.04.17 / Etched in Acid: TV news reports from Summer of Love-era SF show how gross the hippies could be
  • 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

  • 08.16.17 / Welcome to Hell: The fantastic faceless figurative art of Vlada Mirković
  • 08.16.17 / Sexy shoes and surrealist foot fetish: The provocative photography of Guy Bourdin
  • 08.15.17 / Mysterious photos of Ozzy Osbourne in the nude performing with a naked hippie band back in 1969
  • 08.15.17 / Amusing vintage outsider art of Debbie Harry done by a teen fan
  • 08.14.17 / Mega-post full of rare vinyl picture discs from Russ Meyer, Blondie, Divine, AC/DC & more
  • 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

  • 08.18.17 / Here’s the Klaus Nomi karaoke you’ll be needing for your Eclipse Party
  • 08.11.17 / We have a new contender for best / worst screamingly funny BAD cover version of a classic rock song!
  • 08.04.17 / DEVO’s Jerry Casale interviews DEVO’s Gerald V. Casale
  • 07.28.17 / Sexuality and politics signaled through ‘coded clothing’
  • 07.21.17 / Electric Mayhem: Muppet band retro concert posters
  • Izzi Krombholz

    Occupation: Musician, Writer, Student
    Interests: Women in Rock, Rock n' Roll Biographies, Cats, Cemeteries
    Biography: I'm hoping that my rock n' roll biography collection will get me into the Guinness World Records rather than on an episode of Hoarders.

    Recent Entries

  • 09.26.16 / Punks, headbangers & homeless kids: Penelope Spheeris on ‘The Decline of Western Civilization’
  • 09.19.16 / Castration Squad: The unsung heroines of Alice Bag and Dinah Cancer’s early deathrock band
  • 09.16.16 / Her Little Red Books: Cult figure Bebe Buell plans ahead
  • 08.23.16 / Riot Grrrl: Allison Wolfe of Bratmobile talks about zines, feminism and her new band, Sex Stains
  • 08.17.16 / ‘Girls Bite Back’: An early nod to women in rock with the Slits, Nina Hagen, Siouxsie and Girlschool
  • Doug Jones

    Occupation: Blogger, DJ, video artist, comedian
    Interests: AKA Dante Fontana (www.dantefontana.com)
    Biography: Born in Canada, raised in Los Angeles. Took over the airwaves of 88.9FM KXLU in the early 2000's with his late night radio show Les Yper Sound. Writer on the nationally syndicated and XM Satellite Radio comedy program The Phil Hendrie Show in the mid-2000's. Joined the video blogging empire Everything Is Terrible! in 2011 whom he tours with regularly. Inebriated narrator on Comedy Central's Emmy award winning series Drunk History (seasons 4 & 5).

    Recent Entries

  • 05.26.17 / Unhappy meal: McDonald’s ‘Free Razor with Breakfast’ 1978 promotional campaign
  • 05.25.17 / 50 ultra stylish lobby cards from the hip world of 1960s American cinema
  • 05.18.17 / Disneyland’s mega-discotheque Videopolis was the ultimate 1980s dance party experience
  • 04.27.17 / Cracking the P.Y.T. code: New technology reveals hidden lyrics in Michael Jackson’s 1983 hit single
  • 04.26.17 / Meet Eggstone, the ‘Godfathers of Swedish pop’
  • Michael Simmons

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