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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

  • 07.30.15 / The Rolling Stones at their worst is still better than most bands at their best (but not always)
  • 07.30.15 / RIP Twinkle: Nearly forgotten 60s teen pop star, 1948-2015
  • 07.29.15 / Dangerous Finds: Bill Cosby mean to teen Janis Ian; Michael Moore doc; Christian snake handler dies
  • 07.29.15 / Attention, smart people: Over 100,000 have RSVP’d for tonight’s Bernie Sanders mega-event
  • 07.28.15 / Dangerous Finds: ‘Scott Walker smells his own poop’; Trump/Palin 2016; Neighbors From Hell
  • 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

  • 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
  • 05.18.15 / The Slits, Clash, Sex Pistols, Siouxsie, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag in ‘Punk Attitude’
  • 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

  • 07.31.15 / NBC explains KISS to old people, 1977
  • 07.30.15 / Disney tried to adapt Kevin Smith’s ‘Clerks’ into a PG sitcom (and it was soooooo bad)
  • 07.29.15 / ‘Hype!’: The 1996 documentary that captured grunge’s explosive rise (and immediate co-optation)
  • 07.28.15 / Ultimate Americana: Portraits of sleazy 70’s motels
  • 07.27.15 / The pornographic propaganda that was used against Marie Antoinette
  • 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

  • 07.31.15 / Excerpts from the secret ‘autobiography’ David Bowie gave Cameron Crowe in the mid-‘70s: EXCLUSIVE
  • 07.30.15 / The Great DEVO Cat Listening Party of 2010
  • 07.29.15 / Behold the ‘Star Wars’ rice paddy
  • 07.28.15 / Recently unearthed ‘Dr. Strangelove’ promo reel with alternate takes—narrated by Kubrick himself
  • 07.28.15 / Funky glasses give you psychedelic visual effects without LSD
  • 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

  • 07.31.15 / Honey, I Shrunk the Autobahn: Rick Moranis sings Kraftwerk
  • 07.30.15 / You know, this is—excuse me—a damn fine cover! The Joy Formidable revamps the ‘Twin Peaks’ theme
  • 07.30.15 / Two rare Joy Division tracks were just re-released, and you can hear them here
  • 07.28.15 / Ministry’s Al Jourgensen guests on the new single by ONO: A DM premiere
  • 07.27.15 / The Pogues are launching their own brand of Irish whiskey because of course they are
  • 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

  • 07.31.15 / Watch the insane 1970 satire ‘Mister Freedom,’ featuring Serge Gainsbourg
  • 07.30.15 / ‘Robot Monster,’ Lux Interior’s favorite B movie, a bad movie for bad people
  • 07.24.15 / ‘Big Eyed Beans from Venus’: Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band destroy minds on French TV, 1980
  • 07.23.15 / ‘The Sound of Progress’: Coil, Current 93, Foetus and Test Dept star in Dutch TV documentary
  • 07.17.15 / ‘Riot on Sunset Strip’: Watch the Standells and Chocolate Watchband in this exploitation classic
  • 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

  • 07.31.15 / ‘Sexism,’ a disturbingly accurate board game from 1971
  • 07.30.15 / Baby Charles Bukowski, André the Giant, Frank Sinatra and other rebels hanging at the beach
  • 07.29.15 / Kardashian human centipede shirt
  • 07.29.15 / Cover versions: Debbie Harry stars in pulp romance novels based on Blondie songs
  • 07.28.15 / Kinky dollhouse furniture for your own tiny BDSM dungeon
  • 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

  • 07.31.15 / Mark Hamill will gladly f*ck up your Star Wars card if you let him
  • 07.30.15 / What if that Human League song were only ‘you were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar’?
  • 07.30.15 / Hear the Dead Kennedys as a five-piece with KEYBOARDS, play a Rolling Stones cover
  • 07.29.15 / ‘Nightmare Feddy,’ ‘Anna Montana’ and other Chinese import toy knock-off fails
  • 07.28.15 / Genius/bizarre/insane methods of beating the summer sun—Vietnam style