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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

  • 10.29.14 / Leigh Bowery TV commercials
  • 10.29.14 / Bible prophet: ‘Danny DeVito is the Antichrist’
  • 10.27.14 / Future Feminism: Antony and the Johnsons’ stunning new concert film, ‘TURNING’
  • 10.26.14 / Warm Leatherette: Suzi Quatro, ‘The Girl From Detroit City’
  • 10.25.14 / ‘Dog Day Afternoon’: The true story
  • 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

  • 10.30.14 / Why DID Bad Brains frontman H.R. duct-tape himself to a chair?
  • 10.28.14 / Party People: Vintage sixties home movie of grandma and grandpa getting *shitfaced*
  • 10.24.14 / Never look bored—or unconscious—even if you are: Tips for the single woman, 1938
  • 10.23.14 / Horrifying masks give you EXTREME plastic surgery look
  • 10.22.14 / Idiot foodies pranked into lovin’ McDonald’s
  • 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

  • 10.30.14 / Working Women: Portraits of WWII’s female factory workers
  • 10.29.14 / The psychedelic madness of Louis Wain’s cats
  • 10.29.14 / Handy tips from the 1970s on how to survive a nuclear attack
  • 10.27.14 / The Russian Revolution in color
  • 10.27.14 / ‘Cathy’: Kate Bush as a young girl
  • 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

  • 10.26.14 / Hawkwind poet Robert Calvert’s prophetic sci-fi noir ‘The Kid From Silicon Gulch’
  • 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
  • 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

  • 10.29.14 / Watch the hilarious operatic tale of one man’s relapse into his teen goth self
  • 10.29.14 / Roots of ‘The Evil Dead’ franchise: Watch Sam Raimi’s 1978 short film, ‘Clockwork’
  • 10.28.14 / Hey baby: Woman walks around NYC for 10 hours, is harassed 100 times, the supercut
  • 10.28.14 / Breathtaking photos of Elizabeth Taylor’s 1976 trip to Iran
  • 10.27.14 / Portraits of the injured and maimed soldiers who survived the Civil War
  • 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

  • 10.30.14 / ‘Time of the Assassins’: William S. Burroughs’ cut-up version of Time Magazine, 1965
  • 10.29.14 / Thomas Pynchon pranks the 1974 National Book Awards ceremony
  • 10.28.14 / Talking Heads: Max Headroom interviews Sting and David Byrne
  • 10.28.14 / KISS rocks out on ‘The Paul Lynde Halloween Special,’ 1976
  • 10.27.14 / Prankster in Chief: LBJ liked to fool people with his amphibious car
  • 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

  • 10.30.14 / Hugs for nugs: Dress your baby as a pot leaf for Halloween!
  • 10.29.14 / Less with the raw, still with the power: James Williamson resurrects lost Iggy & the Stooges songs
  • 10.27.14 / Nick Cave and the Cavemen, live in 1984
  • 10.27.14 / How Sam Cooke Invented the Afro
  • 10.25.14 / R.I.P. Jack Bruce of Cream
  • 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

  • 10.28.14 / Graveyard Rock: SICK SOUNDS from Intoxica Radio!
  • 10.25.14 / Bizarre 80’s public access TV gone insane: ‘Unwind With The Sweeties’
  • 10.25.14 / Long live the Ramones: Incredible unseen early Ramones news story!
  • 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
  • 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

  • 10.28.14 / ‘Charles Bukowski, Jeff Spicoli & Lester Bangs on PCP’: Origins of ‘The Derek Tape’ revealed!
  • 10.24.14 / JJ Burnel: Stranglers bassist, karate master
  • 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
  • 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

  • 10.30.14 / Blackout! The mysterious story behind Black Sabbath’s first US gig
  • 10.29.14 / Marquee Buffoon: Japanese fashion line features iconic images of Tom Verlaine and Television
  • 10.28.14 / Nasty notes and other ‘Hate Mail’ by Mr Bingo
  • 10.27.14 / Smashing Pumpkins: Impeccably sculpted Halloween creatures
  • 10.24.14 / Mingus, Monk and more: Portraits of jazz greats painted on drum skins