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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

  • 08.27.15 / Dangerous Finds: Burning Man will be ‘a police state’; Ashley Madison’s other secret; Why NOT Trump?
  • 08.27.15 / Genesis Breyer P-Orridge on Caitlyn Jenner: ‘She hasn’t got a clue!’
  • 08.27.15 / Kenny Rogers: Before there was roasted chicken, there was LSD
  • 08.26.15 / Dangerous Finds: A peek inside Mr. Robot’s toolkit; Weaponized drones for cops; Republicans like pot
  • 08.25.15 / What if your naked eye could see wifi signals?
  • 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

  • 08.28.15 / Terrifyingly hilarious design flaw with the Minion 3-in-1 Body Wash for kids
  • 08.27.15 / Artist carves pearls into teeny-tiny skull jewelry
  • 08.27.15 / Lovely and intimate photos of a young Audrey Hepburn long before she was a household name
  • 08.24.15 / Police investigate ‘Gingers smel of piss’ graffiti
  • 08.21.15 / The Sad Truth: Nauseatingly profound illustrations of what the world is turning into
  • 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

  • 08.28.15 / The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead
  • 06.16.15 / 50 years ago today Bob Dylan totally blew our minds with ‘Like a Rolling Stone’
  • 05.20.15 / Banished from the airwaves: The absolute shittiest band to ever play the Letterman show
  • 05.19.15 / Dennis Hopper, drunk and stoned with six sticks of dynamite—what could possibly go wrong?
  • 05.18.15 / Rock and roll’s turd in the punchbowl: An interview with John Lydon
  • 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

  • 06.26.15 / Book designs for beautiful minds
  • 06.25.15 / Feminist psychodrama ‘Felt’ examines sexism, gender and violence
  • 06.24.15 / The Demon Dog: Filming with James Ellroy in L.A., 1994
  • 06.23.15 / Can you identify these pixelated versions of famous works of art?
  • 06.22.15 / Harlan Ellison is revolting: Speculative Fiction and the revolution of the mind
  • 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

  • 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
  • 01.05.15 / World’s Greatest Sinner on public access: Cult actor Timothy Carey on ‘Art Fein’s Poker Party’
  • 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

  • 08.28.15 / Because nothing quite goes with tennis like grunge, watch John McEnroe cover Nirvana!
  • 08.27.15 / Are you cucumber or a carrot? Wrap your meat in fruit and veg for the optimum fitting condom!
  • 08.26.15 / Check out David Cronenberg’s 1967 anti-war comedy-horror student film, ‘From the Drain’
  • 08.25.15 / The erotic horror art of Toshio Saeki
  • 08.24.15 / Decorate with drugs: Massive ecstasy pills make for ultra-cool pop art
  • 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

  • 08.28.15 / ‘Lunchtime’: 1970s street portraits capture the eccentric everyperson
  • 08.26.15 / Andy Warhol, children’s book illustrator
  • 08.25.15 / Vintage Godzilla posters from around the world are indescribably awesome!
  • 08.25.15 / ‘You’ve been acting like a shit’: The Godard-Truffaut blow-up of 1973
  • 08.21.15 / New app makes HD iPhone video look just like crappy 1980s camcorder footage
  • 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

  • 08.28.15 / Fireballs of FREEDUMB! Your own personal flamethrower is within reach (and completely legal!)
  • 08.26.15 / ‘Decline of Western Civilization’ director Penelope Spheeris: ‘I sold out, let’s face it’
  • 08.26.15 / Listen to the great ‘lost’ psych-folk of Scott Fagan
  • 08.21.15 / This Ramones vs Marvin Gaye mashup is pretty awesome
  • 08.21.15 / The twisted cowboy death-rock of Country Bob and the BloodFarmers
  • 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

  • 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

  • 08.28.15 / Brian Eno’s ‘short tribute film to Can’
  • 08.27.15 / Julian Cope interviewed by a computer on ‘Star Test,’ 1989
  • 08.21.15 / Watch P-Orridge, Moog, Moroder, Can and many more in the electronic music documentary ‘Modulations’
  • 08.20.15 / ‘Pesterminator,’ the shit video game that advertised Western Exterminator
  • 08.14.15 / Rod McKuen’s noise album, ‘Music to Freak Your Friends and Break Your Lease’
  • 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

  • 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’
  • 07.13.15 / Meet David Weinstein, the 18-year-old kid who opened Live Aid
  • 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

  • 08.27.15 / Bring me the head of Bob Dylan: Creative and cool looking die cut records
  • 08.26.15 / Hypnotic video of a turntable playing disco music underwater
  • 08.25.15 / Orchestral version of Motörhead’s ‘Ace of Spades’ will blow your mind
  • 08.25.15 / Male ‘manikins’ so realistic you might not need a ‘real’ man again
  • 08.24.15 / PLEASE DON’T pass the Dutchie: Behold the human centipede pipe!
  • 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

  • 08.28.15 / Estonian choral punk song festival: Either the most unpunk OR punkest thing on the planet
  • 08.27.15 / The MTV music video that’s still giving people nightmares over 30 years later
  • 08.26.15 / Cradle yourself in retro-futurist comfort: Eero Aarnio’s Ball Chair
  • 08.25.15 / 2015: The year the Internet decided it was over Banksy
  • 08.24.15 / They didn’t write that?: Hits you (probably) didn’t realize were cover songs (Part One)